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Old 11-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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1/2 pound = how many ounces

I'm trying to make http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008...se-recipe.html

& it calls for 1/2 pound uncooked macaroni... how many cups is that?

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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Re: 1/2 pound = how many ounces

1 cup - 8 oz. 1/2 pound is 8 oz.
2 cups is 16 oz. 1 pound is 16 oz.

Of course, sometimes things like macaroni can be tricky when converting from weight to measure. All the space can throw it off.

does your bag/box have a weight on the front. If it is a pound of macaroni, then use half the bag/box.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: 1/2 pound = how many ounces

just use about 1/2 the 16oz(1 lb) box. it doesnt have to be exact
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I use my postal scale.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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Re: 1/2 pound = how many ounces

1 cup = 8 oz (and it's technically fluid ounces) only works for water, or anything that is the same density (or close enough) as water. 1 cup of feathers doesn't weigh the same as 1 cup of lead - because they have different densities.

I also use my postal scale to measure out 8 oz, but I have eyeballed 1/4 or 1/2 of the box, depending on the size.
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Re: 1/2 pound = how many ounces

8 ounces is 1/2lb, also 1 cup.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:56 PM   #7
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Check out this site!

http://www.onlineconversion.com/
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:44 AM   #8
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Re: 1/2 pound = how many ounces

Here's a site for measuring out pasta.

1/2 lb is 8 ounces. For pasta, 8 ounces would be around 2 cups in volume.

http://www.recipetips.com/print-tips...uch-to-buy.asp
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