How much and How many . . .

Butter and Chocolate:

  • 2 tablespoons butter = 1 ounce
  • 1 stick or 1/4 pound butter = 1/2 cup
  • 1 square chocolate = 1 ounce

Crumbs: 

  • 28 saltine cracker = 1 cup fine crumbs
  • 14 square graham crackers = 1  cup fine crumbs
  • 22 vanilla wafers = 1 cup fine crumbs
  • 1 1/2 slices bread = 1 cup soft crumbs
  • 1 slice bread = 1/4 cup fine dry crumbs

Pasta & Rice

  • 4 ounces macaroni (1 1 /14 cups) = 2 1/2 cups cooked 
  • 4 ounces noodles (1 1/2 –  cups) = 2 cups cooked
  • 7 ounces spaghetti = 4 cups cooked
  • 1 cup packaged precooked rice = 2 cups cooked

Fruits & Veggies:

  • Juice of 1 lemon = 3 tablespoons 
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon = 1 teaspoon
  • Juice of 1 orange = about 1/3 cup
  • Grated peel of 1 orange = about 2 teaspoons 
  • 1 medium apple, chopped = about 1 cup
  • 1 mashed banana = about 1 cup 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped = 1/2 cup

Cream, Cheese & Eggs:

  • 1 cup whipping cream = 2 cups whipped
  • 1 pound American cheese, shredded = 4 cups
  • 1/4 cup pound blue or feta cheese, crumbled = 1 cup
  • 12 to 14 egg yolks = 1 cup
  • 8 to 10 egg whites = 1 cup

Nuts:

  • 1 pound walnuts in shell = 1 1/2 to 1 1/4 cups shelled 
  • 1 pound almonds in shell = 3/4 to 1 cup shelled
  • and if my aunt had nuts, she’d be my uncle . . . 😛
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