One of my pet peeves when cooking was always forgetting simple substitutions and measurements. How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? Ounces in 2/3 cup? What can I substitute for butter? So a year ago I created a chart of the measurements and substitutions that I needed to always remember in my culinary adventures. Tonight I thought I’d share this with you as a time saving tool if your memory is in the same boat as mine.
I made this chart to fit INSIDE the cabinet door of my spice shelf, the go-to door when I’m cooking. Since I taped it on the inside it’s like my secret, nobody knows it’s in there. <maniacal laughter ensues>
I’m providing you the master Power Point file so you can customize the slide to fit YOUR cabinet if you want one too. Mine is approximately 24.5″ high and 14″ wide. Your cabinets might have different dimensions. Because this is an editable master file, you can remove or replace substitutions, such as my substitutions for dairy, eggs and wheat.
Unless you are blessed with your own wide media poster printer, there should be a retailer in your town that can print the chart for you. Mine is printed on semi gloss poster paper (so thicker like card stock).
The inside of your cabinet door quietly announces it’s unused potential each time you open it. Consider blackboard paint, for a clever place to write your grocery list; or some sheet metal to hang magnetic spice holders. Be creative – it’s your kitchen!
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