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Untis of Messure and Conversations

A small, and hopefully simple list of messurements and conversations that should help any house wife. I really don't have any mathmatical talent so these lists come in handy for me too. It's nothing to feel bad about, and if it is, I must be the most shamed person ever... I hate messuring in my cooking. I am very pinch/dash/handful oriented. If you feel more mesurements or other amounts should be listed, just sign the guestbook to say so!

Here they are from smallest to largest. Please contact me if I missed one. According to my kitchen calculator there are 6,144 pinches in one gallon.


Dash - A dash is what comes out of the (perferated top) spice container in one quick motion. This is not an accurate unit of messurement. Typically, one pinch is equal to two dashes.

Pinch - A pinch is whatever can be grasped between thumb and forefinger. It's not an accurate unit of messure and varies from person to person. Converting "a pinch" of something into a real unit can be done by 1/8 teaspoons at a time.

Teaspoon - Abreviated tsp. One teaspoon is equal to 1/8th of a fluid ounce. 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon, 48 teaspoons in a cup, 96 teaspoons in a pint.

Tablespoon - abreviated tbsp. 1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons, 16 tablespoons to 1 cup, 32 tablespoons in 1 pint.

Cup - One cup is exactly 8 fluid ounces. However, a dry mesurement doesn't always match up. The average cup of flour (leveled) is 4.5 ounces in weight. A cup of sugar, depending on the kind, could be more or less. There are 2 cups in a pint, 2 cups to 1 liquid pound, 4 cups in 1 quart, 4 1/2 cups in a liter, 16 cups in a gallon (gal).

Pint - One pint is 16 ounces of fluid, which is also 1 fluid pound. There are 2 cups in a pint. 2 pints in a quart, 8 pints in 1 gallon.

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