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I have the measurements for 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup of butter, could someone enlighten me as to how much butter will make 1/3 cup please? thank you  J
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posted at 11/18/2011 6:01 AM EST
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I have the measurements for 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup of butter, could someone enlighten me as to how much butter will make 1/3 cup please? thank you  J

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posted at 11/18/2011 6:32 AM EST
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Check the "stick wrapper".....there should be increments of each tablespoon.....and each cup measurment.  Just chop off what you need.

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posted at 11/18/2011 7:24 AM EST
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5 TBS and 1 tsp = 1/3 cup of butter

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posted at 11/18/2011 7:26 AM EST
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The wrapper is a good place to start.  Also some measuring cups have 1/3  and 2/3 cups measurements on the side in addition to others.  Also there are sets of measuring cups that have an individual cup for 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 cup measurements.

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posted at 11/18/2011 7:49 AM EST
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Check the wrapper and it will give you the measurement you want.

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posted at 11/18/2011 7:58 AM EST
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I use that wrapper for just about all my butter measurements.  I rely on it completely.

hee hee -- when I'm using butter for something that doesn't get measured - like mashed potatoes - I'm still
careful to cut the stick at a measured point so what's left is accurate.

 Jessie - Welcome to VBB.  We're glad you're with us.

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posted at 11/18/2011 8:19 AM EST
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Has anyone noticed that different measuring cups don't measure the same?  I measured out sugar using a stainless 1/4 cup and put it into a glass one to save as I needed the 1/4 cup for something else.  The 1/4 cup ss (x 2) only measured 1/3 cup in the glass instead of 1/2.

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posted at 11/18/2011 10:57 AM EST
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All my sets of measuring cups are different -- the gray plastic ones are smaller than the black plastic. 
The metal are larger than the green and so on and on. 
I wonder why anyone, anyplace is allowed to make something so random and sell it as a
"Measuring Cup"????

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posted at 11/18/2011 4:28 PM EST
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I have often found packages of butter where the wrapper is "goofed up" and the measurements are on half the wrapper and the other half is blank.  I have found a pretty good way to measure a quantity of butter, Crisco, peanut butter or other substance like that is by "displacement"  I will fill a 2 Cup measuring cup minus what I need to measure for the recipe.  I put a spoon full of Crisco, peanut butter or margarine in the cup and keep going until the water mark hits the measurement I need.  Drain out the water and you have your measured ingredient.  Much easier to clean out the cup as well.
Another handy hint...measure out oil in your measuring cup then measure any sticky stuff like molasses or honey.  It will fall right out of the measuring cup.

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posted at 11/18/2011 5:26 PM EST
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Nikki - I use so much peanut butter... I sure need an efficient method of measuring.  Thanks

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posted at 11/18/2011 6:18 PM EST
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Sometimes I don't bother to measure peanut butter because I don't want to clean the measuring cup- The rice krispie squares call for 1/2 cut so I just dip out some with a wooden spoon that looks like 1/2 cup. The squares always come out just fine

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posted at 11/18/2011 6:20 PM EST
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In Response to Re: measyrements:
I have often found packages of butter where the wrapper is "goofed up" and the measurements are on half the wrapper and the other half is blank.  I have found a pretty good way to measure a quantity of butter, Crisco, peanut butter or other substance like that is by "displacement"  I will fill a 2 Cup measuring cup minus what I need to measure for the recipe.  I put a spoon full of Crisco, peanut butter or margarine in the cup and keep going until the water mark hits the measurement I need.  Drain out the water and you have your measured ingredient.  Much easier to clean out the cup as well. Another handy hint...measure out oil in your measuring cup then measure any sticky stuff like molasses or honey.  It will fall right out of the measuring cup.
Posted by nikki p

Nikki, I never think of the displacement method.  I'll have to remember that,  I do use the oil then sticky stuff trick though.

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posted at 11/18/2011 6:48 PM EST
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I've found that my measuring utensils from years ago are pretty much the same.  The ones that they sell now are all "off".  Maybe because most(if not all) of them are made in China?  Pretty sad.

As for the butter, I pretty much use the markings on the package.  Only once, years ago, did I have a brand that had no markings on the wrapper(probably store brand).

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posted at 11/18/2011 7:10 PM EST
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I use the markings on the package

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posted at 11/19/2011 1:26 AM EST
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I've never gone wrong using the measurements on the butter sticks.

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posted at 11/19/2011 2:18 AM EST
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I always use the measurements on the stick of butter. My mom always used
the displacement method for Crisco.

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