Mar 282015

No Fail Friday: Measurement Equivalents


Sometimes, you just can’t put your hands on the right tool. Maybe the dog chewed up your 1/4 cup measuring cup, or the kids have it out in the sandbox. Or maybe your upstairs neighbors still haven’t returned all your measuring cups that they borrowed two weeks ago. Perhaps a recipe calls for a pint of reduced fat milk and you only have a half gallon? How much of that makes a pint? No worries. Here are some ways you can still correctly measure amounts for your cooking and recipes.


1 tablespoon (tbsp)  = 3 teaspoons (tsp)
1/16 cup  = 1 tablespoon
1/8 cup  = 2 tablespoons
1/6 cup  = 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
1/4 cup  = 4 tablespoons
1/3 cup  = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
3/8 cup  = 6 tablespoons
1/2 cup  = 8 tablespoons
2/3 cup  = 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
3/4 cup  = 12 tablespoons
1 cup  = 48 teaspoons
1 cup  = 16 tablespoons
8 fluid ounces (fl oz)  = 1 cup
1 pint (pt)  = 2 cups
1 quart (qt)  = 2 pints
4 cups  = 1 quart
1 gallon (gal)  = 4 quarts
16 ounces (oz)  = 1 pound (lb)
1 milliliter (ml) )  = 1 cubic centimeter (cc
1 inch (in)  = 2.54 centimeters (cm)

Christine

Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

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