Welcome to Two-Minute Tuesday, where I share quick tips, tidbits, and ideas.
I had put out some "feelers" a while back to see if there was any interest in a series on cooking for the beginner. I received positive feedback, so I've decided to present some quick cooking tips through Two-Minute Tuesdays. I'm calling the series Cooking 101, and today is the first installment.
Of course, you can't do a series on beginning cooking without going back to the very basics, which is what I'm doing today, with an explanation of cooking abbreviations and a table of measurement conversions. I've created a printable for handy reference.
Right-click the image below and select "download" to save the image to your computer and print it.
The chart is pretty self-explanatory, but I wanted to point out one thing that new cooks often have difficulty with: teaspoons and tablespoons. Beginning cooks often get confused between these two when reading a recipe, especially if the abbreviations t or T are used. Here's a little trick to help you remember: a lower-case t always refers to a teaspoon, while a capital T always refers to a tablespoon. Or, as I like to tell new cooks, big T stands for the bigger spoon; little t stands for the littler spoon.
So there's your tidbit for Tuesday! Enjoy the printable reference chart and stay tuned for upcoming cooking tips!