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Added: Monday, July 7, 2008




3 tsp = 1 tbsp
16 tbsp = 1 cup (4 tbsp = 1/4 c.; 8 tbsp = 1/2 c.)
2 tbsp = 1 oz.
4 oz. = 1/4 lb.
1 c. = 8 fluid oz. (16 oz. = 1 lb.)
2 c. = 16 fluid oz.
2 c. = 1 pint
2 pint = 1 quart
1 quart = 4 c.
4 quart = 1 gallon

One pound equivalents:

2 c. butter
4 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. granulated sugar
3 1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar
2 c. milk
9 medium eggs
2 2/3 c. oatmeal
2 1/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/8 c. rice
2 1/3 c. dry beans
2 c. ground packed meat


Powdered sugar - combine 1 c. granulated sugar and 2 to 3 tbsp cornstarch and put in blender for 45 seconds.

Brown sugar - combine 1 c.granulated sugar and 1 to 2 tbsp molasses and mix well.


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