Preparation time less than 30 mins
Cooking time 10 to 30 mins
For the dressing:
Some recipes use additional instructions that require a specific amount of the ingredient. For example, a recipe might request "1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed", or "2 heaping cups flour".
Dash or PinchGenerally considered to be less than 1/8 teaspoon.
Firmly PackedWith a spatula, a spoon or your hand, tightly press the ingredient into the measuring cup. You should measure as much of the ingredient as you can fit into the measure.
Lightly PackedPress the ingredient into the measuring cup lightly. Make sure there are no air pockets, but do not compress it too much either.
Even / LevelMeasure the amount precisely, discarding the entire ingredient that rises above the rim of the measuring cup. The back of a straight knife works well for this.
RoundedDo not flatten out the ingredient to the top of the measuring cup. Instead allow it to pile up above the rim naturally, into a soft, rounded shape.
Heaping / HeapedPile as much of the ingredient on top of the measure as it can hold.
SiftedSift with a strainer or sifter before measuring to ensure ingredient is not compacted and there is no other foreign substance in it.