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.
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.
Measures and Conversion Tables
calculator plus an even more extensive list of equivilents.
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
Successful Home Canning
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
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.
This illustrated chart shows pasta shapes and tells you how each one is best used.
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.
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