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10 ways to eyeball kitchen measurements that you'll remember forever

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Ditch the measuring spoons, and measure your herbs and spices in your hands

Sometimes we just don't have time to go through every single step required by a recipe. I mean, who has time to actually measure out each ingredient, right?

With a little practice, you can eyeball most food measurements — meaning you'll have a pretty accurate amount of each ingredient with no measuring spoons or cups required.

Now, unless you have as much experience baking as your grandma does (or you're a professional pastry chef), we wouldn't recommend using the "eyeball it" method for baked goods — those recipes are just too touchy for the guessing game. But for the most part, most recipes will do just fine using this easy method.

Sure, you're going to be a little off sometimes. The weight and cut of this herb vs. that spice could certainly have an effect. But in general, those differences will be minor. When in doubt, under-pour. You can always add more if you need to. But we have confidence that this quick primer will have you eyeballing it in no time.

Ditch the measuring spoons, and measure your herbs and spices in your hands
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This post was sponsored by Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dressing.

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