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How many carrots equal 1 cup?

How much do I buy?

1 cup graham cracker crumbs = 14 squares
1 cup chopped carrot = 1 large carrot
1 cup chopped onion = 1 large onion
1 cup chopped sweet pepper = 1 large pepper
1 cup chopped tomato = 1 large tomato
1/2 cup diced celery = 1 large rib
3 Tbs. sliced scallion - 1 large scallion
4 tsp. chopped garlic = 1 large clove
4 cups sliced raw potatoes = 4 medium-size potatoes
3 Tbs. lemon juice -= 1 medium lemon
2 tsp. lemon zest = 1 medium lemon
2 Tbs. lime juice = 1 lime
4 tsp. orange zest = 1 medium orange
1/3 cup orange juice = 1 medium orange
1/2 cup mashed banana = 1 medium banana
2 cups sliced strawberries = 1 pint berries
1 egg white = 2 tsp. powdered egg whites + 2 Tbs. water
4 cups sifted flour = 3 1/2 cups unsifted
1 cup soft bread crumbs = 2 slices fresh bread
1 cup bread cubes = 2 slices fresh bread
2 cups shredded hard cheese = 8 ounces cheese

   
Using honey in baking

Honey for Sugar

To substitute honey for granulated sugar in your baking recipes follow these guidelines.

* Use 2/3 to 3/4 cup of honey in place of each cup of sugar.

* Reduce the liquid by 1/4 cup.

* If the recipe does not contain baking soda, add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used.

* Reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees.

   
Chive substitute

No Chives!

If a recipe calls for chives and you have none on hand, substitute half the amount of the green portion of green onions. Make sure to finely chop them.

   
What can I use instead of sour cream?

No Sour Cream

If you suddenly find that you are out of sour cream you can
substitute any of the following in your recipe.

** 1 cup plain yogurt

** 3/4 cup sour milk, buttermilk or low-fat plain
yogurt plus 1/4 cup melted butter

**1 tablespoon lemon juice plus 1 cup evaporated
whole milk

   
How much sugar substitute do I use?

Nutrasweet vs. Sugar

If you want to use Equal/Nutrasweet instead of sugar if you're baking you'll find this chart helpful.

Equal Packets = Sugar
*********************

1 packet = 2 teaspoon sugar
1.5 packets = 1 tablespoon sugar
6 packets = 1/4 cup sugar
8 packets = 1/3 cup sugar
12 packets = 1/2 cup sugar
24 packets = 1 cup sugar

Equal Measure pouches = Sugar
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1 whole pouch = 1 pound sugar
1/4 teaspoon = 2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon = 1 tablespoon sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons = 1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons = 1/3 cup sugar
7 1/4 teaspoons = 1 cup sugar

Equal Spoonful is spoonful for spoonful, cup for
cup of sugar.

If you have any questions about Equal you can call their
Consumer Center at 1-800-323-5316.

   
How much does 1 cup of dry beans make when cooked?

Bean Yields

Check below to see yields for dry beans to cooked beans.

Large beans (i.e. kidney)
1 cup = 2 to 3 cups cooked
1 lb = 2 cups uncooked = 5 1/2 cups cooked

Small beans (ie navy)
1 cup = 2 to 3 cups cooked
1 lb = 2 1/3 cups uncooked = 5 1/2 cups cooked

Lentils
1 cup = 3 cups cooked

Split peas
1 cup = 2 1/2 cups

   
How many eggs are in a cup?

How Many Eggs?

5 whole large eggs = 1 cup
8 large egg whites = 1 cup
12-14 yolks = 1 cup

   
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