Cooking Hint of the Day - Charts to Convert Heirloom Recipes

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Here are 2 tables which will show you how to convert those old heirloom recipes into today's standard recipes.

HEIRLOOM RECIPE CONVERSION CHART
1 pinch or dash what can be picked up between thumb and first two fingers; less than 1/8 teaspoon
1/2 pinch what can be picked up between thumb and one finger
1 coffeecup a scant cup
1 teacup a scant 3/4 cup
1 tumbler 1 cup
1 saltspoon 1/4 teaspoon
1 kitchen spoon 1 teaspoon
1 dessert spoon 2 teaspoons or 1 soup spoon
1 spoonful 1 Tablespoon more or less
1 saucer 1 heaping cup (about)
1 jigger 1.5 fluid ounces
1 wineglass 1/4 cup

HEIRLOOM OVEN CONVERSION CHART
Very slow oven Below 300
Slow oven 300
Moderately slow oven 325
Moderate oven 350
Moderately hot oven 375
Quick oven 375 to 400
Hot oven 400 to 425
Very hot oven 450 to 475
Extremely hot oven 500 or more



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