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Here's charts with common cooking and baking measurements, equivilents and substitutions for recipes. There's also links to more kitchen and recipe help, to a dictionary of cooking terms, and to sites with information about specific foods.

Equivilent Measures

    3 teaspoons (tsp.)    1 Tablespoon (T)
   4 Tablespoons1/4 cup
   16 Tablespoons    1 cup (C)
   2 cups    1 pint (pt)
   4 cups    1 quart (qt)
   2 pints    1 quart
   2 quarts    1/2 gallon
   4 quarts    1 gallon (gal)
   8 quarts    1 peck (pk)
   4 pecks    1 bushel (bu)

Liquid Measure

   1 oz. liquid    2 Tablespoons
   2oz.liquid    1/4 cup
   4 oz. liquid    1/2 cup
   8 oz. liquid    1 cup
   32 oz. liquid    1 quart
   64 oz. liquid    2 quarts
   16 oz.    1 pound (lb)

Measurements and Amounts

   1 stick butter or margarine   1/2 cup
   2 cups butter, margerine or shortening   1 pound
   1 cup flour   1/4 pound
   4 cups flour   1 pound
   2 cups granulated sugar    1 pound
   3-1/2 cups Confectioners' sugar   1 pound
   2-1/2 cups brown sugar   1 pound
   4 cups ground cocoa   1 pound
   1 cup finely chopped nuts   1/4 pound
   1 cup grated cheese   1/4 pound
   2-2/3 cups cubed cheese    1 pound
   about 23 saltines    1 cup crumbs
   2 T. lemon juice   juice of 1 lemon
   4 or 5 whole eggs
   or 8 egg whites,
   or 12 egg yolks
   1 cup eggs
   2 T. egg substitute   1 egg

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More Measurements & Equivilents

Weights & Measures for Recipes
Home Cooking at BellaOnline has additional conversion tables plus English to Metric conversions, including an easy to use interactive online Fahrenheit/Celsius converter.

Cooking Measures and Conversion Tables
A conversion calculator plus an even more extensive list of equivilents.

Food & Cooking Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

A Dictionary of Cooking Terms for the Home Cook
If you're not exactly sure what "searing" the meat or "parboiling" a vegetable means, see this page.

The Cook's Thesaurus
Suggests substitutions for thousands of cooking ingredients, including low-calorie and low-fat alternatives for dieters, inexpensive substitutes for gourmets on a budget, and innovative replacements for hard-to-find ethnic ingredients.

Advice, How-To's & Cooking Tips

Successful Home Canning
Here's all the basics plus links to many more sites with home canning and freezing information.

On the Safe Side
From Culinary Net - Links to excellent sources of food safety tips and nutritional information.

How Much? How Many?
How many crackers in the crust? How many bananas in the cake? Will one box of brown sugar be enough? Check this chart for answers to questions like these.

Cutting Board Safety
Tips to keep your cutting board clean & safe to use.

Guide to Herbs & Spices for the Home Cook
An herb and spice chart from Home Cooking at BellaOnline.

Pasta Chart
This illustrated chart shows pasta shapes and tells you how each one is best used.

Cheese Guide
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has a Cheesecyclopedia. Select the name of a cheese from the pull down menu to learn everything there is to know about that cheese... appearance, description, taste, texture, use, serving suggestions and more.

Apple Varieties
Go to Washington Apple's website for a nice chart of apple varieties and the best uses for each kind.

Gorton's Seafood offers these guides for help in the kitchen....

How To Prepare and Eat Crab Legs

Preparing and Eating Live Maine Lobster

Cleaning and Preparing Clams

Preparing and Eating Shrimp

Gorton's Fresh Seafood -- Click to learn more!