measurments, tsp., tbs, sizes, cooking, handy chart

Is it 3 or is it 4? Sometimes I get so confused!

Although I have a great memory, I always second guess myself if it’s 3 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon or 4? And then I start to question how many tablespoons in a 1/4 cup – I can’t get it straight!

There are some recipes when a precise measurement will make a difference and is needed for certain ingredients like baking powder or soda. Using wrong measurements can also result in some dishes being too tart, vinegary, spicy, sweet or salty.

I know 1st hand what can happen when you’re off in a measurement. Years ago I made a chili that called for 2 tablespoons of chili powder, among other ingredients. I thought, easy enough and I used a teaspoon as the measure because it was clean and right in my work space. I was certain that 4 teaspoons were equal to 1 tablespoon and I measured out 8 teaspoons of chili powder into the large stock pot. The thing is that I didn’t level the chili powder on the teaspoon and the recipe required 6 teaspoons – not what I used which probably ended up being even more than 3 tablespoons. To say that the chili was a little ‘hot’, would be an understatement!

Be on the lookout for my chili recipe coming soon and you can adjust your degree of hotness for it!

Getting back to today, I used to google all measurements as I was cooking/baking just to be sure and then I found this chart! It’s so easy to print and keep handy near you! I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

Do you need a cheat sheet to keep you in tack as I do?
I’d love to hear from you, so please share your tips in the comments below

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