Conversions

Measures

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons = One-quarter cup
5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon = One-third cup
8 tablespoons = One-half cup
10 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons = Two-thirds cup
12 tablespoons = Three-quarters cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
2 tablespoons = 1 liquid ounce
1 cup = One-half pint
2 cups = 1 pint
4 cups = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon

 

Equivalents

1 pound sifted all-purpose Flour = 4 cups
1 pound White sugar = 2 1/4-2 1/2 cups
1 pound Brown sugar, firmly packed = 2 1/8- 2 1/4 cups
1 lb. Powdered sugar, sifted = 4 1/2 - 5 cups
1 medium Lemon rind, grated = 1 tablespoon
1 medium Lemon, juiced = 3 tablespoons
1 medium Orange, juiced = One-quarter cup Juice
4 ounces firm Cheese (Cheddar, jack, Swiss) = 1 cup shredded, lightly packed
3 ounces hard cheese (Parmesan, Romano) = One-half cup grated
4 ounce Almonds or Walnut meats = 1 cup chopped
28 squares Saltine (soda) crackers = One-quarter cup crumbs
16 squares Graham crackers = 1 cup crumbs
24 two-inch Vanilla wafers = 1 cup crumbs
18 two-inch Chocolate wafers = 1 cup crumbs
1 package dry Yeast = 1 tablespoon

 

Metric Conversions

To convert U.S. measurements to metric—or the other way around—get out the calculator!

Ounces to grams: multiply ounces by 28.3 for number of grams
Grams to ounces: multiply grams by .0353 for number of ounces
Ounces to milliliters: multiply ounces by 30 for number of milliliters
Pounds to grams: multiply pounds by 453.59 for number of grams
Pounds to kilograms: multiply pounds by 0.45 for number of kilograms
Cups to liters: multiply cups by 0.24 for number of liters
Fahrenheit to Celsius: subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit degrees, multiply by 5, then divide by 9 to get degrees in Celsius
Celsius to Fahrenheit: multiply Celsius degrees by 9, divide by 5, then add 32 to get degrees in Fahrenheit
Inches to centimeters: multiply inches by 2.54 for number of centimeters
Centimeters to inches: multiply centimeters by 0.39 to get number of inches