 Conversions: Recipe Measures, Metric Conversions + Equivalents

## Conversions

### Measures

 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 4 tablespoons = One-quarter cup 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon = One-third cup 8 tablespoons = One-half cup 10 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons = Two-thirds cup 12 tablespoons = Three-quarters cup 16 tablespoons = 1 cup 2 tablespoons = 1 liquid ounce 1 cup = One-half pint 2 cups = 1 pint 4 cups = 1 quart 4 quarts = 1 gallon

### Equivalents

 1 pound sifted all-purpose Flour = 4 cups 1 pound White sugar = 2 1/4-2 1/2 cups 1 pound Brown sugar, firmly packed = 2 1/8- 2 1/4 cups 1 lb. Powdered sugar, sifted = 4 1/2 - 5 cups 1 medium Lemon rind, grated = 1 tablespoon 1 medium Lemon, juiced = 3 tablespoons 1 medium Orange, juiced = One-quarter cup Juice 4 ounces firm Cheese (Cheddar, jack, Swiss) = 1 cup shredded, lightly packed 3 ounces hard cheese (Parmesan, Romano) = One-half cup grated 4 ounce Almonds or Walnut meats = 1 cup chopped 28 squares Saltine (soda) crackers = One-quarter cup crumbs 16 squares Graham crackers = 1 cup crumbs 24 two-inch Vanilla wafers = 1 cup crumbs 18 two-inch Chocolate wafers = 1 cup crumbs 1 package dry Yeast = 1 tablespoon

### Metric Conversions

To convert U.S. measurements to metric—or the other way around—get out the calculator!

 Ounces to grams: multiply ounces by 28.3 for number of grams Grams to ounces: multiply grams by .0353 for number of ounces Ounces to milliliters: multiply ounces by 30 for number of milliliters Pounds to grams: multiply pounds by 453.59 for number of grams Pounds to kilograms: multiply pounds by 0.45 for number of kilograms Cups to liters: multiply cups by 0.24 for number of liters Fahrenheit to Celsius: subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit degrees, multiply by 5, then divide by 9 to get degrees in Celsius Celsius to Fahrenheit: multiply Celsius degrees by 9, divide by 5, then add 32 to get degrees in Fahrenheit Inches to centimeters: multiply inches by 2.54 for number of centimeters Centimeters to inches: multiply centimeters by 0.39 to get number of inches