THERE is nothing which has done so much to place cookery on an improved basis as the almost universal introduction of accurate methods in measuring. A generation or two ago each household had its favorite cups and spoons of varying sizes which helped as guides in measuring. It was in these days that one often heard the statement, "Cooks are born, not made." Good judgment coupled with experience taught some to measure by sight, which was a step towards good results, but the vast majority needed definite guides. Thus arose the necessity of uniform measuring cups and spoons which are an essential in every kitchen.

Necessary Utensils for Correct Measurements.

Necessary Utensils for Correct Measurements.

Measuring cups (holding one-half pint), divided into quarters or thirds, are made of tin, graniteware, or glass and may be bought of any dealer in kitchen furnishings or at large department stores. Measuring spoons come in two sizes, the smaller of which is called a teaspoon, the larger a tablespoon. Mixing spoons, which are somewhat larger than tablespoons, should not be confounded with them. A case knife, which is used for levelling as well as dividing ingredients, is also necessary to make measuring as accurate as is possible.

All ingredients are measured level.

A cupful is measured level.

A tablespoonful is measured level.

A teaspoonful is measured level.