Kitchen-Reference Guide

You're about to unlock your inner chef with this handy reference for kitchen terms, substitutions, and more.

Liquid Measurements:

• 8 fluid ounces = 1 cup | 1/2 pint | 237 milliliters | 16 tablespoons
• 16 fluid ounces = 2 cups | 1 pint |473 milliliters
• 32 fluid ounces = 4 cups | 2 pints | 1 quart | 946 milliliters
• 128 fluid ounces = 4 quarts | 1 gallon | 3.784 liters
• 8 quarts = one peck
• 4 pecks = one bushel

Dry Measurements:

• 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup | 1 fluid ounce | 28.3 grams
• 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup |2 fluid ounces | 56.7 grams
• 5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup | 2.6 fluid ounces | 75.6 grams
• 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup | 4 ounces | 113.4 grams | 1 stick butter
• 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup | 6 ounces | .375 pound | 170 grams
• 32 tablespoons = 2 cups | 16 ounces | 1 pound | 453.6 grams
• 64 tablespoons = 4 cups | 32 ounces | 2 pounds | 907 grams

IMPORTANT: When subbing baking pans watch the baking time because the change of pan dimensions might change the time of cooking. Keep an eye on the oven.

Square Pans:
8×2 inch square (20 x 5 cm) = 8 cups (1.9 liters) the same as a 9×2 inch round pan
9×2 inch square (23 x 5 cm) = 10 cups (2.4 liters) the same as an 11×7 rectangular pan
10×2 inch square = (25 x 5 cm) = 12 cups (2.8 liters) the same as a 10x 2.5 inch springform pan or 9×3 inch tube pan or 12×17 inch jelly roll pan.

Round Pans:
6×2 inches (15 x 5cm) = 4 cups (960ml) the same as the 8×4 inch loaf pan
8×2 inches (20 x 5cm) = 6 cups (1.4 liters) the same as a 8x2inch round pan
9×2 inches (23 x 5cm) = 8 cups (1.9 liters) the same as an 8×2 inch square pan or 9×5 inch loaf pan

Rectangular Pans – 2 inch (5 cm) tall
11×7 inches (28 x 18 cm) = 10 cups (2.4 liters) the same as an 8×2 inch square pan or 9×2.5 inch springform pan or bundt pan or 10×15 inch jelly roll pan
13×9 inches (33 x 23 cm) = 14 cups (3.3 liters)

Springform Pans:
9x 2.5 inches (23 x 6 cm) = 10 cups (2.4 liters) the same as an 9×2 inch square pan or 11×7 inch pan or bundt pan or 10×15 inch jelly roll pan
10x 2.5 inches (25 x 6 cm) = 12 cups (2.8 liters) the same as a 10×2 inch square pan or 9×3 inch tube pan or bundt pan or 12×15 jelly roll pan.

Tube Pan:
9×3 inches (23 x 8 cm) =  12 cups (2.8 liters) the dame as a 10×2 inch square pan or 10×2.5 inch springform pan or bundt pan or 12×17 inch jelly roll pan.

Bundt Pan – designs are different so the volume might vary.
10×3 inch (25 x 8 cm) = 10-12 cups (2.8 liters) the same as an 9×2 inch square pan or 11×7 inch rectangular pan or 9×2.5 inch springform pan or 10×15 inch jelly roll pan.

Loaf Pans – about 3 inches (8 cm) tall
8×4 inch (20 x 10 cm) = 4 cups (960 ml) the same as a 6×2 inch round pan
9×5  inch (23 x 13 cm) = 8 cups (1.9 liters) the same as a 8×2 inch square pan or 9×2 inch round pan or 9×5 inch loaf pan.

Jelly Roll Pans – 1 inch (2.5 cm) tall
10×15 inches (27 x 39 cm) = 10 cups (2.4 liters) the same as a 9×2 inch square pan or a 11×7 inch rectangular pan or 9×2.5 inch springform pan or bundt pan.
12×17 inches (32 x 44 cm) = 12 cups (2.8 liters) the same as a 10×2 inch square pan or 10×2.5 inch springform pan or 9×3 inch tube pan or bundt pan.

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For the Novice Cook Who Isn't Sure Where to Get StartedWe have answers for you!

→ Check out the Kitchen-Reference guide to learn the definitions of various kitchen terms (like what the heck is folding?), what pan to use if you don’t have the one you need, and even how many tablespoons in a cup…etc.
→ Check out In NellieBellie’s Cupboard for my list of essential kitchen supplies and the quick link to my favorites!
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→ And for SURE don’t miss the 5 Ingredients or Less Section. Those recipes are guaranteed to help you gain confidence in the kitchen fast!

No way! We believe that home cooks of all levels should feel confident and supported in their cooking journey.” — that includes you! We just ask that you follow the directions, have fun, and watch for the tips and tutorials that we’ve included for novice cooks. I think our Short-Cut Cooking recipes are the perfect place for you to start looking for new recipes. And don’t miss the Learn to Cook section as the perfect starting place for learning new skills!

A large mixing bowl, whisk, chef’s knife, baking sheet, and skillet should get you started on most recipes. As you do more cooking & baking you’ll find yourself building on the basic supplies you need to. In fact, check out my essential supplies list for a tiny kitchen. This list was created when we were renting and I had to condense my supplies down a TON. This list will give you a great place to start as well as tell you how you can multi-purpose several tools, if needed.

To learn more about the tools and supplies I keep on hand in my own current kitchen, check out what’s In the NellieBellie Cupboard for links and info.

You’ll want to keep some basic baking and cooking ingredients on hand. Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, oil, salt, pepper, bouillon, pasta or rice, and canned beans are some items most people find useful. As you start using recipes you’ll learn more of what ingredients would be helpful to keep in your pantry.

If you want to learn more now, check out what I keep stocked In the NellieBellie Cupboard.

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