Hello again! I am so glad that you’re back love! I hope that you came hungry because for this blog I’m going to be helping those cooking-challenged people, like me, look like a pro in the kitchen. If you can’t take the heat, stick around.
The first thing that we will go over is substitutes that you can use in the kitchen. Sometimes you find yourself halfway through a recipe then come to realize you don’t have one of the ingredients. Do not panic you can look up a substitution to almost anything on the internet but in case you don’t wanna take the time here are some very handy replacements for some of the most forgettable ingredients.
- Allspice? To replace one teaspoon of Allspice get 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- Buttermilk? For one cup of buttermilk simply mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough regular milk to make 1 cup (allow to stand 5 minutes)
- Unsweetened Chocolate? To make one ounce simply spoon together 3 tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter or regular margarine or vegetable oil
- Baking Powder? For one teaspoons mix up 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 5/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Mayonnaise? Just throw in 1 cup sour cream instead.
The next thing that may help you in the kitchen is a conversion chart incase all of your teaspoons are dirty and you don’t have time to clean or if you simply don’t have one of the measuring tools that you need.
- 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
- 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
- 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
- 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
- 1 cup = 1/2 pint
- 2 cups = 1 pint
- 4 cups (2 pints) = 1 quart
- 4 quarts = 1 gallon
- 16 ounces = 1 pound
- Dash or pinch = less than 1/8 teaspoon
- t = teaspoon
- tsp = teaspoon
- T = tablespoon
- Tbsp = tablespoon
- c = cup
- oz = ounce
- pt = pint
- qt = quart
- gal = gallon
- lb = pound
- # = pound
Lastly lovely people, I would like to share a couple quick, fun tips I found while browsing this wide metropolis called the interweb.
- Put a cookie pan under a bowl or mixer to keep your counter nice and clean.
- Cutting lots of herbs for a yummy recipe? Use a pizza cutter. It is fast and efficient.
- Anytime you want something to boil or cook faster, sprinkle a little salt in there; it’ll help the water to heat faster (remember if you’re cooking something like pasta don’t do too much salt because you will be able to taste it, if you’re cooking something like hard boiled eggs though? Salt away my compadre.)
- Just made a smoothie, don’t get your sponge all nasty pop in some soap and warm water and blend, bam! Clean blender.
- Trying to juice a lemon? Heat it for ten seconds then juice it, it’ll make the juice more ready to flow.
I hope that these simple and easy tips will help you out next time your bakin it up in kitchen, maybe with your boo or girls on Valentine’s day. Have a blast, and don’t be afraid to get creative! If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in my upcoming blogs email me at the address below.
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