In the Kitchen

Here are some abbreviations to remember when you are reading recipes
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Updated: May 11, 2018

In the Kitchen

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  • Tsp - teaspoon
  • Tbsp - tablespoon
  • Fl oz -fluid ounce
  • Pt - pint
  • Qt - Quart
  • ml - milliliter
  • cc - cubic centimeter
  • cm - centimeter

Here are some food substitutions to remember when you are in the middle of a recipe and don’t have an ingredient.

  • Baking Powder (1 tsp) - 5/8 tsp cream of tartar and 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Buttermilk (1 cup) - 1 tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar and milk to make 1 cup. Stir and let stand about 5 minutes; or use 1 cup yogurt.
  • Cornstarch (1 Tbsp) - 2 Tbsp flour.
  • Cream (1 cup) - 1/3 cup butter or margarine and 3/4 cup of milk or 1 cup evaporated skim milk.
  • Lemon juice (1 tsp) - 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • Milk, skim (1 cup) - 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk and enough water to make 1 cup, stir well.
  • Sugar (1 cup) - 1 cup honey (reduce liquid in recipe by 3 tbsp); or 1 cup molasses (reduce liquid in recipe by 4 tbsp.)
  • Tomato sauce (2 cups) - 3/4 cup tomato paste and 1 cup water.

Source: Healthy and Homemade Calendar, 2007, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

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