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10 common conversions for everyday cooking

Put away your measuring spoons! We're sharing our top cooking guesstimations, from minced garlic to lemon juice.

Exactitude in the kitchen can be very satisfying, like filling in perfectly dark bubbles on a standardized test — it indulges the Type A rule follower in all of us. However, for the times when you a) don't want to get your teaspoon dirty yet again, b) are throwing exactitude to the wind, or c) just don't feel like measuring, you can often estimate instead.

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