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8 Common Cooking Myths (Slideshow)

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3. Myth: Liquid and Dry Measuring Cups are Interchangeable.

Reality: This may seem obvious, but I see so many home cooks using dry measuring cups for liquid and vise versa that it needs to be said. When you’re measuring ingredients, especially for baking, accuracy is key. Measure liquid in a dry measuring cup and you’re bound to either spill it or under fill it — and not get an accurate amount of the ingredient in the process. Measure a dry ingredient in a liquid measuring cup, and it will similarly be difficult to get an accurate amount, because you’re just eyeballing the line. If you’d really like to be accurate, you can always copy the professionals, and measure your ingredients by weight instead of volume.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:16AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Thanks for the info.

7:47AM PDT on Aug 13, 2013

Thanks useful information.

8:16AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

thanks

4:37AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Oh come on! This could have been presented on at most two pages! Why must these things force us to read one item then open a new page? I refuse!

9:40PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Good tips, but wish there were listed on one or two pages.

9:21PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

good tips and reminders

6:27PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thanks for the info



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10:33AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

page 3: "vice versa" :)

3:56AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:41AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

This will be useful the day i learn how to cook. For now, it was just fun to read!

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