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New cook learning exercise? Answered

What do you think about this learning exercise? As you measure herbs and spices, dump the measured amount into the palm of your hand and really look at it before adding to a mixture or bowl. As you continue to cook more, you will have the experience to look at an amount in your hand and estimate amounts without having to actually use measuring spoons for every Tablespoon/teaspoon of salt, onion powder, thyme, etc. Baking requires more precision, so start with savory dishes.

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That is definitely something I've done over the years! It really does give you a better idea of what you're looking at.

Thanks for the tip - I'm sure lots of new cooks will find it helpful! :)