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Photo by: Lara Robby/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2012

Lara Robby/Studio D, Hearst Communications Inc., 2012

Hot Tips From Food Network Kitchens’ Katherine Alford:

You don't need your measuring spoons every time a recipe calls for a specific amount of salt or pepper. Just count how many turns of your pepper mill make ¼ or ½ teaspoon and use that as your guide whenever you're cooking. Do the same for salt: Count how many of your own pinches add up to each measurement. None of this has to be exact — you can always season to taste at the end.

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