Here you’ll find easy kitchen conversions, food safety, things to buy, my favorite kitchen items, and more!

Kitchen Conversions 

 

2 cups = 1 pint | 480 ml 

2 pints = 1 quart | 1 L 

4 quarts = 1 gallon | 3.8 L 

 

1 cup | 8 oz | 16 tbsp | 48 tsp 

 

¾ cup | 16 oz | 12 tbsp | 36 tsp 

 

⅔ cup | 5 oz | 11 tbsp | 32 tsp 

 

½ cup | 4 oz | 8 tbsp | 24 tsp 

 

⅓ cup | 3 oz | 5 tbsp | 16 tsp

 

¼ cup | 2 oz | 4 tbsp | 12 tsp 

 

4 cups | 1 quart | 950 ml 

 

2 cups | 1 pint | 475 ml 

 

8 oz | 1 cup | 240 ml 

 

4 oz | ½ cup | 120 ml 

 

2 ⅔ oz | ⅓ cup |  80 ml 

 

4 tbsp | ¼ cup | 60 ml 

 

2 tbsp | 1 oz | 130 ml 

 

3 tsp | 1 tbsp | 15 ml 

 

1 ½ tsp | ½ tbsp | 7.5 ml 

 

8 pinches | 1 tsp | 5 ml 

 

16 dashes | 1 tsp | 5 ml 

 

60 drops | 1 tsp | 5 ml 

 

 

Mass

1 gallon | 3.8 L

1 quart | 1 L

1 pint | 480 ml

 

2.2 lbs = 1 Kilogram 

1 lb/16 oz = .45 Kilogram

8 oz = 227 grams

1 oz = 28 grams

 

Temperature

 

212 ˚F | 100 ˚C (boiling point)

 

225 ˚F | 110 ˚C

250 ˚F | 120 ˚C

275 ˚F | 135 ˚C

300 ˚F | 150 ˚C

325 ˚F | 160 ˚C

350 ˚F | 180 ˚C

375 ˚F | 190 ˚C

400 ˚F | 200 ˚C

 

 

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES TO KEEP APART:

 

Some fruits and veggies produce a lot of a gas called ethylene as they ripen. Others are particularly sensitive to ethylene. So keep those away from each other. Or, conversely, put one close to another if you’re attempting to hasten ripening. For example keeping bananas too close to an avocado will ripen the avocado faster.

 

 

Ethylene-producing: (in alphabetical order)

– apples
– apricots
– avocados
– ripened bananas
– cantaloupe
– figs
– honeydew
– kiwi
– mangoes
– nectarines
– papayas
– passion fruit
– peaches
– pears
– persimmons
– plantains
– plums
– prunes
– quince
– tomatoes

 

Ethylene-sensitive:

– unripe bananas
– green beans
– Belgian endive
– broccoli
– Brussels sprouts
– cabbage
– carrots
– cauliflower
– chard
– cucumbers
– eggplant
– leafy greens
– okra
– parsley
– peas
– peppers
– spinach
– squash
– sweet potatoes
– watercress
– watermelon

 

 

Kitchen essentials: 

 

• A good knife set!

 

I LOVE these from William Sonoma!

and these from Target! 

• A good hand mixer or mixer.

You can get both at Target too!

They’re both equally handy and I have both 😉

 

• Cute measuring cups 😉 I love to

get mine from Anthropologie <3

I especially like to get measuring cups and spoons that are ceramic, plastic, or silicone so that I don’t have to worry about them tarnishing! And they’re safe in the dishwasher 🙂

 

 

• Baster! It makes life so much easier,

especially around the holidays! They’re pretty easy to find!

 But my obsession with Target never fails so that’s

where I got mine! 

 

I REALLY love the OXO brand too!

 

• cute and sturdy mixing and prep bowls!

You can never have enough!

Some of my very favorites that I’ve had for years

come from Home Goods, Anthropologie,

Target, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Sur La Table!

 

• Meat Thermometer!!! This is a must to make sure your meat, fish, and poultry is cooked all the way through! Super important especially when you’re cooking chicken and turkey!

I love this one from Crate and Barrel because it’s digital and it’s easy to clean!