For those of you who read this blog, you’ll know that I’m a huge advocate for using a kitchen scale. It’s one of the few pieces of kitchen equipment that I feel will improve most everyone’s results in baking. But I get that not everyone wants to use a scale as the majority of Americans are attached to their measuring cups. In truth, the ONLY compelling argument I’ve heard about using measuring cups comes from Joy the Baker and her post on how to use measuring cups. But for those who insist on using your measuring cups, I offer this little kitchen tip to you. Measure your dry ingredients on a piece of parchment or wax paper before leveling them. That way you can pick up the paper after measuring, fold it up and pour the leftover ingredients back into the container. Because if it’s one thing I hate more than using measuring cups, it’s wasting ingredients!