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Avocado Recipes - Fresh Avocado recipes, tips, how to, and nutritional facts can be found here.


Cooking Beef Instructions - Tips and charts for cooking beef by Eagle Wood Farms.

Beef Spices - Five great spices for grilled beef by Serious Eats.



Martha Stewart's Cake Recipes- Over 300 catagorized cake recipes with images and instructions.

Over 100 cake recipes - Fun and tasty recipes for cakes from Delish.com.


Chicken Cooking Instructions - A nice chart for cooking various chicken parts with times and temperatures by eatchicken.com.


Chinese Meals - This site contains recipes, cooking directions and photos of a wide variety of chinese foods and meals.


Pillsbury cookie recipes - Some different and delicious cookies.

Joy of Baking - has some really nice cookie recipes with wonderful videos to help see how to cook them


Cooking Crab - Instructions on boiling and steaming crab from about.com.

Crab Spices - A nice crab boil spice mix from about.com


Cooking Crawfish - Instructions on proper techniques with video for cleaning cooking and eating crawfish by bourbanandboots.com.

Boiling Crawfish - A juicy and spicy recipe for boiling crawfish by howtoboilcrawfish.com.

Crawfish Boil Recipe - A tasty recipe and directions for a crawfish dish by foodnetwork.com


Fish Cooking Instructions - Methods for cooking different species of fish.

Fish Spices - Herbs fhat enhance the taste of different fish provided by localharvest.org.


German Foods - a nice collection of pictures, information and recipes.


Ham cooking chart from the Department of Health and Human Resources for safe cooking of ham. The chart contains cut, weight per pound and minutes cooking per pound.


Lobster Cooking Instructions - 5 Different methods for cooking lobster tails by wikihow.com.

Lobster Recipes - Lobster Thermidor as well as other lobster recipes from allrecipes.com.


Mexican Recipes - A wonderful site with all kinds of mexican recipes with images.


Oatmeal Cooking Instructions - How to shop for oats and make oatmeal with rolled oats, quick cooking oats and steel cut oats from Better Homes and Gardens.

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal - Recipe for a vanilla flavored oatmeal by the foodnetwork.com


Pasta Cooking Chart for Times - A chart of times for all sorts of types of pasta by ddvculinary.com.

Spaghetti Recipe - Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti Recipe by food.com

Peruvian Food

Dishes from Lima - A food guide with recipes for main menu's, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, deserts, and beverages from Peru.


Pork Cooking Chart for Times - A nice chart showing cooking times for pork and chop depending on thickness or weight by askthemeatman.com.

Pork Recipes - Over 100 pork recipes by McCormick.


Potatoes Information - All about potatoes, buying, usage, storage, types as well as cooking, peeling, mashing, frying, microwaving and baking. Provided by recipetips.com.

Potatoes Recipes - Cambell's Kitchen has a wide variety of potatoe recipes.


Timetable for Rice -
Many different recipes and times for all sorts of different rices by Betty Crocker .

Russian Meals

Russian Cuisine - has a huge assortment of appetizers, meals and dishes from Russia with their needed ingredients and methods to cook them.


Shrimp Cooking Information - What's cooking in America discusses sizes, purchasing,, defrosting, de-veining, cooking, boiling, brining, grilling, freezing, and etiquette for shrimp.

Shrimp Recipes - Tasty meals by foodnetwork.com with shrimp.


Omaha Steaks - has nice charts for cooking with gas, grill or oven broiling.

Thai Food

Thai Recipes - Lots of images for the meals along with recipes, ingredients, directions, reviews and star ratings.


Turkey Roasting Chart - A government table for cooking turkey safely for stuffed and unstuffed turkeys according to their poundage.


Yogurt and Ice cream recipes - Eatingwell has some tasty and healthy ideas for yogurt and ice cream.


Martha Stewart zucchini recipes - 37 different tasty recepes for zucchini.

Chart shows tablespoon and equivalent cup measurements.


Equivalent Measure

1 Tablespoon

3 Teaspoons

2 Tablespoon
1/8 Cup

4 Tablespoons

1/4 Cup

5 1/3 Tablespoons

1/3 Cup

8 Tablespoons

1/2 Cup

10 2/3 Tablespoons

2/3 Cup

12 Tablespoons

3/4 Cup

16 Tablespoons

1 Cup

32 Tablespoons

2 Cups


Measurements for cups, pints and ounces for cooking food.


Equivalent Measurements


1 Tablespoon

½ Fluid Ounce

1 Cup

½ Pint

8 Fluid Ounces

2 Cups

1 Pint

16 Fluid Ounces

4 Cups (2 Pints)

2 Pints (1 Quart)

32 Fluid Ounces

4 Quarts (16 Cups)

1 Gallon

128 Fluid Ounces


Metric Conversion Chart for Cooking with Liquid Measurements

Liquid Measurements Ounces
Liquid Measuremets Metric
8 Fluid Ounces
237 ml
16 Fluid Ounces
474 ml
32 Fluid Ounces
946 ml
128 Fluid Ounces
3.784 liters


Metric Conversion Chart for Cooking with Dry Measurements

Tablespoon Dry Measurents
Cup Dry Measurements
Metric Dry Measurements

1 Tablespoon

3 Teaspoons

14.3 grams
2 Tablespoon
1/8 Cup
28.3 grams

4 Tablespoons

1/4 Cup

56.7 grams

5 1/3 Tablespoons

1/3 Cup

75.6 grams

8 Tablespoons

1/2 Cup

113.4 grams

10 2/3 Tablespoons

2/3 Cup

152.5 grams

12 Tablespoons

3/4 Cup

170 grams

16 Tablespoons

1 Cup

228.8 grams

32 Tablespoons

2 Cups

453.6 grams


Cooking measurements for pounds and cut foods.


Beginning size or amount

Yield and cut


1 medium

1 cup sliced or 2/ 3 cup chopped


1 pound

2 ½ cups sliced


1 pound

2 to 2 ½ cups 1 - inch pieces


1 medium

1/ 3 cup mashed or ¾ cup sliced

Beans, dry

(See Beans Chart)

Beans, green

1 pound

3 to 3 ½ cups 1 – inch pieces


1 pound

3 cups


1 pound

4 cups florets


1 medium head (1 ½ pounds)

7 to 10 cup shredded or 6 cups coarsely chopped


1 medium

½ cup sliced, chopped, julienned, or finely shredded


1 medium head (1 ½ pounds)

6 cups florets


1 stalk

½ cup sliced or chopped


1 pound

3 cups whole or 2 ½ cups halved

Chocolate chips

6 ounces

1 cup


4 cups

Cream, whipping

1 cup unwhipped

2 cups whipped



1 clove

½ teaspoon minced



1 pound

2 ½ cups



1 medium

1/ 3 cups sliced


1 medium

2 teaspoons finely shredded peel

3 tablespoons juice


(See Greens Chart)


1 medium

1 ½ teaspoons finely shredded peel

2 tablespoons juice


1 medium

1 cup sliced



1 medium (2 ½ pounds)

6 cup cubed or 5 ½ cup balls


1 medium (2 ½ pounds)

6 cup cubed or 5 ½ cup balls


8 ounces

3 cups sliced or chopped


1 medium

1 cup sliced or ¾ cup chopped


1 medium

½ cup chopped

Onion, green

1 medium

2 tablespoon sliced


1 medium

1 tablespoon finely shredded peel

1/ 3 cup juice or 1/ 3 cup sections


1 medium (1 pound)

1 ¼ cups sliced


1 medium

¾ to 1 cup sliced or chopped


1 medium

1 cu sliced or ¾ cup chopped


1 medium

1 cup sliced or chopped

Pepper, sweet

1 medium

1 cup strips or ¾ cup chopped


1 pound

3 cups cubed (unpeeled) or 2 ¾ cups cubed (peeled)


1 medium (4 pounds)

4 ½ cups peeled and cubed


1 pound

4 cups

Rice, long grain

1 cup uncooked

3 cups cooked


1 pound

4 cups sliced


1 medium

2 tablespoon finely chopped


Summer(zucchini, yellow)

1 medium

1 ¼ cups sliced

Winter (acorn, butternut)

2 pounds

4 cups chopped or 2 cups mashed


1 pint (about 1 pound)

3 cups whole or 2 ½ cups sliced


1 medium

½ cup peeled, seeded and chopped


Food substitutes that can be used when you are out of some items to be used when cooking.

If you don’t have:


Bacon, 1 slice, crisp – cooked, crumbled

1 tablespoon cooked bacon pieces

Baking powder, 1 teaspoon

½ teaspoon cream of tartar plus ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon cider vinegar or red wine vinegar plus ½ teaspoon sugar

Bread crumbs, fine dry, ¼ cup

¾ cup soft bread crumbs, or ¼ cup cracker crumbs, or ¼ cup cornflake crumbs

Broth, beef or chicken, 1 cup

1 teaspoon or 1 cube instant beef or chicken bouillon plus 1 cup hot water

Butter, 1 cup

1 cup shortening plus ¼ teaspoon salt, if desired

Buttermilk, 1 cup

1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes before using) or 1 cup plain yogurt

Chocolate, semisweet, 1 ounce

3 tablespoon semisweet chocolate pieces, or 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, or 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder plus 2 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoon shortening

Chocolate, sweet baking, 4 ounces

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1/ 3 cup granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons shortening

Chocolate, unsweetened, 1 ounce

3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon cooking oil or shortening, melted

Cornstarch, 1 tablespoon (for thickening)

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Corn syrup (light), 1 cup

1 cup granulated sugar plus ¼ cup water

Egg, 1 whole

2 eggs whites, or 2 eggs yolks, or ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed

Flour, cake, 1 cup

1 cup minus 2 tablespoons all- purpose flour

Flour, self – rising, 1 cup

1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Garlic, 1 clove

½ teaspoon bottled minced garlic or 1/ 8 teaspoon garlic powder

Ginger, grated fresh, 1 teaspoon

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

Half – and-half or light cream, 1 cup

1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup

Molasses, 1 cup

1 cup honey

Mustard, dry, 1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon prepared (in cooked mixtures)

Mustard, prepared, 1 tablespoon

½ teaspoon dry mustard plus 2 teaspoons vinegar

Onion, chopped, ½ cup

2 tablespoons dried minced onion or ½ teaspoon onion powder

Sour cream, dairy, 1 cup

1 cup plain yogurt

Sugar, granulated, 1 cup

1 cup packed brown sugar or 2 cups sifted powdered sugar

Sugar, brown, 1 cup packed

1 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoon molasses

Tomato juice, 1 cup

½ cup tomato sauce plus ½ cup water

Tomato sauce, 2 cups

¾ cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water

Vanilla bean, 1 whole

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Wine, red, 1 cup

1 cup beef or chicken broth in savory recipes; cranberry juice in desserts

Wine, white, 1 cup

1 cup chicken broth in savory recipes; apple juice or white grape juice in desserts

Yeast, active dry, 1 package

About 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast


Apple pie spice, 1 teaspoon

½ teaspoons ground cinnamon plus ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/ 8 teaspoon ground allspice, and dash ground cloves or ginger

Cajun seasoning, 1 tablespoon

½ teaspoon white pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon ground red pepper, ½ teaspoon paprika, and ½ teaspoon black pepper

Herbs, snipped fresh, 1 tablespoon

½ to 1 teaspoon dried herb, crushed, or ½ teaspoon ground herb

Poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon

¾ teaspoon dried sage, crushed, plus ¼ teaspoon dried thyme or marjoram, crushed

Pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon plus ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground allspice, and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Better Homes and Gardens, New Cook Book, E.T. Meredith, 2003

Conversion Calculator, SouthernFoodAbout.com 2014

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