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Understanding Recipes

(Information obtained from Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (PAYA), Handbook for Skill Development, Massachusetts Department of Social Services – click here to visit website)

Some meals you can probably cook without following a recipe. For others, particularly dishes and meals that are new to you, you might want to follow written directions. In order to be able to follow recipes, you will need to be familiar with weights and measurements. Utilize the following exercise to test your knowledge.

Questions (click the gray boxes to reveal the answer)

  1. There are  Four quarts (qts.) in a gallon (gal.).
  2. One pint (pt.) contains  Two cups.
  3. One quart contains  Two pints.
  4. There are  Sixteen tablespoons in one cup.
  5. One tablespoon is equal to  Three teaspoons.
  6. There are  Four cups in one quart.
  7. "Tsp." is an abbreviation for  Teaspoon.
  8. "Tbs." is an abbreviation for  Tablespoon.
  9. One pound (lb.) equals  Sixteen ounces (oz.).
  10. If a soup recipe calls for one-half liter of milk and you have a quart of milk, do you have enough milk to make the soup?  Yes.