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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

kitchen basics: cutting a recipe in half

i share a lot of recipes here on the blog, and i thought it might be helpful to also share a few tips/tricks in the kitchen.  so, i decided to start a new series called kitchen basics.  to kick things off, let's take a look at cutting a recipe in half . . .

sometimes a recipe yields entirely too much.  i often find myself cutting recipes in half so that i don't have so many leftovers.  sure, it's easy to cut a recipe in half when there are measurements like 1 cup or 1/2 teaspoon, but it's a bit more confusing when there are measurements like 1/3 cup.  if you're cutting a recipe in half, how do you measure 1/6 of a cup?  well, i came up with this little chart that breaks it down for you.  hope you find it helpful!

are there any kitchen tips/tricks that you would like to learn?  leave a comment or send me an email to let me know what you would like to see next in the kitchen basics series.

happy cooking!
love, laurie


ma pa camlet said...

That is a very good idea. I should start cutting dessert recipes in half, so I don't eat too much.

Anonymous said...

I halve recipes all the time - especially cakes. They're just so big for only two people. When I halve them, I feel a little less guilty that it's gone in only a couple of days ;)