Measurements and Cooking Terms

How much do I put in?

  • 3 teaspoons  =  1 tablespoon
  • 4 tablespoons  =  1/4 cup
  • 1 cup  =  8 oz
  • 2 cups  =  1 pint
  • 4 cups  =  1 quart
  • 4 quarts  =  1 gallon

Cooking terms

Beat – mix ingredients together with a fork or spoon rapidly to add air to the mixture and make it smooth.

Blend – mix two or more ingredients together with a spoon.

Boil – heat liquid in pot until big bubbles form.

Simmer – heat liquid in pot until small bubbles form around edge of pot.

Chop – cut into small rough pieces

Dice or cube – cut in small square pieces.

Mince – chop very finely.

Dissolve  – stir dry ingredient into small amount of  liquid until it disappears.

Drain – pour liquid off from food using a strainer or colander.

Fold  – mix ingredients together gently starting at side of bowl into the center.

Mix – combine ingredients so they are evenly mixed.

Saute – cook quickly in a pan over medium-high heat with small amount of fat or liquid.