Thursday, November 19, 2009

Recipe Conversions Made Easy

I have this handy little list hanging on my refrigerator and it gets used all the time.

There are so many home-made - "from scratch" recipes that I use that call for oddball measurements.

Or maybe that is me making some oddball recipes.

Hmmm... not sure!

Anyways with this little cheat sheet I can easily adapt any recipe ingredients to fit our needs.

1 cup = 8 oz. OR 16 tbsp. OR 48 tsp.

3/4 cup = 6 oz. OR 12 tbsp. OR 36 tsp.

2/3 cup = 5 oz. OR 11 tbsp. OR 32 tsp.

1/2 cup = 4 oz. OR 8 tbsp. OR 24 tsp.

1/3 cup = 3 oz. OR 5 tbsp. OR 16 tsp.

1/4 cup = 2 oz. OR 4 tbsp. OR 12 tsp.

1/8 cup = 1 oz. OR 2 tbsp. OR 6 tsp.

1/16 cup = .5 oz. OR 1 tbsp. OR 3 tsp.

I know that most cookbooks have these listed inside but if you are like me then you don't want to have to go searching for them while you are in the middle of cooking. That is why I keep them on the refrigerator. You could also print them out and then hang them on the inside of a cabinet door so that they are out of sight yet at your fingertips when needed.

Hope you all have a great day!


Sandra said...

The 1/8 of a cup always throws me! But I'm simple minded so that may be the reason. This is a handy thing to have.

Carmen C. said...

Very handy indeed! I'll have to copy that, thanks for sharing it:) Hope you are enjoying the day!

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Great idea! Thanks Jessica!

Nancy M. said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Growing Up A Country Girl said...

I have a list inside my cupboard door also - it makes it very handy! Have a nice weekend....