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Beef

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

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

 

Cakes

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

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

Cookies

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

Crab

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

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

Crawfish

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

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

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

Ham

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

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.

Oatmeal

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

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


Pork

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

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.


Shrimp

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.

Chart shows tablespoon and equivalent cup measurements.

Tablespoons

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.

Measurement

Equivalent Measurements

Ounces

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.

Food

Beginning size or amount

Yield and cut

Apple

1 medium

1 cup sliced or 2/ 3 cup chopped

Apricots

1 pound

2 ½ cups sliced

Asparagus

1 pound

2 to 2 ½ cups 1 - inch pieces

Banana

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

Blueberries

1 pound

3 cups

Broccoli

1 pound

4 cups florets

Cabbage

1 medium head (1 ½ pounds)

7 to 10 cup shredded or 6 cups coarsely chopped

Carrot

1 medium

½ cup sliced, chopped, julienned, or finely shredded

Cauliflower

1 medium head (1 ½ pounds)

6 cups florets

Celery

1 stalk

½ cup sliced or chopped

Cherries

1 pound

3 cups whole or 2 ½ cups halved

Chocolate chips

6 ounces

1 cup

Cranberries

4 cups

Cream, whipping

1 cup unwhipped

2 cups whipped

Crumbs

Garlic

1 clove

½ teaspoon minced

Grains

Grapes

1 pound

2 ½ cups

Greens

Leek

1 medium

1/ 3 cups sliced

Lemon

1 medium

2 teaspoons finely shredded peel

3 tablespoons juice

Lettuce

(See Greens Chart)

Lime

1 medium

1 ½ teaspoons finely shredded peel

2 tablespoons juice

Mango

1 medium

1 cup sliced

Melon

Cantaloupe

1 medium (2 ½ pounds)

6 cup cubed or 5 ½ cup balls

Honeydew

1 medium (2 ½ pounds)

6 cup cubed or 5 ½ cup balls

Mushrooms

8 ounces

3 cups sliced or chopped

Nectarine

1 medium

1 cup sliced or ¾ cup chopped

Onion

1 medium

½ cup chopped

Onion, green

1 medium

2 tablespoon sliced

Orange

1 medium

1 tablespoon finely shredded peel

1/ 3 cup juice or 1/ 3 cup sections

Papaya

1 medium (1 pound)

1 ¼ cups sliced

Parsnip

1 medium

¾ to 1 cup sliced or chopped

Peach

1 medium

1 cu sliced or ¾ cup chopped

Pear

1 medium

1 cup sliced or chopped

Pepper, sweet

1 medium

1 cup strips or ¾ cup chopped

Potatoes

1 pound

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

Pineapple

1 medium (4 pounds)

4 ½ cups peeled and cubed

Raspberries

1 pound

4 cups

Rice, long grain

1 cup uncooked

3 cups cooked

Rhubarb

1 pound

4 cups sliced

Shallot

1 medium

2 tablespoon finely chopped

Squash

Summer(zucchini, yellow)

1 medium

1 ¼ cups sliced

Winter (acorn, butternut)

2 pounds

4 cups chopped or 2 cups mashed

Strawberries

1 pint (about 1 pound)

3 cups whole or 2 ½ cups sliced

Tomatoes

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:

Substitute:

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

Seasonings:

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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