Kitchen Conversions


Dry Measurement Equivalents
a pinch = less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons = ¼ cup
5 tbsp, 1 tsp = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = ½ cup
12 tablespoons = ¾ cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup


Liquid Measurement Equivalents
a dash = 2 or 3 drops
1 tablespoon = ½ ounce
2 tablespoons = 1 ounce
¼ cup = 2 ounces
½ cup = 4 ounces
1 cup = 8 ounces
2 cups = 1 pint = 16 ounces             
4 cups = 2 pints = 1 quart = 32 ounces = 1 liter
4 quarts = 1 gallon
1 jigger = 1½ ounces


More Food Equivalents
3 medium apples or bananas = about 1 pound
2 slices bread = about 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 pound brown sugar = 2 1/4 cups packed
4 tablespoons butter = 1/2 stick
8 tablespoons butter = 1 stick
4 sticks butter = 1 pound
6 ounces chocolate chips = about 1 cup
1 pound confectioners’ sugar = about 4 1/2 cups sifted
1 pound granulated sugar = 2 cups
1/2 pound hard cheese = about 2 cups grated
1 cup heavy whipping cream = 2 cups whipped cream
1 medium lemon = 3 tablespoons juice, 2 to 3 teaspoons grated zest
1 pound macaroni = 4 cups raw, 8 cups cooked
4 ounces nuts = about 2/3 cup chopped
1 large onion = about 1 cup chopped
1 cup uncooked rice = 4 cups cooked
1 pint strawberries = about 2 cups sliced
1 large tomato = about 3/4 cup chopped
3 to 4 tomatoes = about 1 pound
1 pound all-purpose flour = about 4 cups sifted