The Little Book of Kitchen Cheats

So…I wrote another book. It is geared toward people of all ages and abilities, and is easily understandable. Even my roommate — with her ninety cookbooks and two versions of the Cooking Bible — uses her copy nearly every time she cooks.

I’ve spent more than 20 years in kitchens around the country: with chefs and homemakers, parents and grandparents, passionate foodies and novice Ramen makers. There has been a consistent need for a resource that has everything basic about the kitchen at your fingertips. Some people wanted a quick conversion chart. Some wanted ingredient suggestions and substitutions. Still more wanted to know how to set the table for informal and formal dinners. I needed a page of conversions from imperial to metric measurements, so I can make my recipes useful to people around the world.

So, I set out to make the ULTIMATE BOOK of kitchen cheat sheets. It’s taken a few months, and dozens of conversations to get you the best book you could ever own for your kitchen. I keep a copy in my recipe box, one on the fridge (so the household can use it), and one by my desk, so I can write my recipes in imperial and metric measurements.

Have you ever started a recipe, and realized you were missing an ingredient? Do you need to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius? Does that favorite recipe from a friend overseas call for milliliters instead of cups or ounces? What part of the animal is the hock, anyway?


Are you seasoned and want a book to pass on to the new cook in your life? You know, your favorite person who is:

  • starting out on their own
  • headed off to college
  • a new parent
  • wants to expand their recipe knowledge
  • a food writer
  • unsure what to do if they’re out of allspice or buttermilk

The Little Book of Kitchen Cheats was written just for you!

This easy to read 32-page e-book, can be printed in 3 sizes:

  • 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 28 cm) — perfect for adding to your favorite recipe binder
  • 8.5 x 5.5 inches (21.6 x 14 cm) — perfect for hanging on your fridge; trimmable to 6.5 x 5 inches (16.5 x 12.7 cm)
  • 4.25 x 5.5 inches (10.7 x 14 cm) — fits in your recipe box; trimmable to 3.5 x 5 inches (7.6 x 12.7 cm)


It also comes in laminated versions of those three sizes, so you can wipe the schmutz off the page, and it withstands spills, steam, minor cuts (just don’t take the scissors to it).

Everything you need is in the Little Book of Kitchen Cheats!

Here’s What You Get:

The Little Book of Kitchen Cheats is perfect for when your mind blanks (I don’t remember all the equations), for teaching people to cook, learning to cook, weight-based recipes, dinner parties, and all things in the kitchen. It’s perfect for keeping within reach, and fits anywhere — even in the tiniest kitchen!

If you have a question about what to do in the kitchen, chances are the answer is right inside!

If you’re not sure how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, I’ve not only done it for you, but also included the conversion equation, so you can learn to do it too! There is a section for special weights and measures. Did you know that 1 cup of sugar in the US is not the same amount of sugar anywhere else in the world? It’s the same for at least 23 common cooking and baking ingredients. What if you don’t have a Bundt pan? Do you know what other pans you can use instead? What if you’re out of buttermilk, and your neighbor isn’t home? Do you know how to make a buttermilk substitute?

This is the most useful book you’ll ever have in your kitchen, and will serve you for years to come!

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Originally published at on August 21, 2016.