by Joyce Kohl
Using the correct weights and measurements when preparing recipes can be the difference between success and disaster. For example, it takes 3 teaspoons to equal 1 tablespoon. Another common mistake is that a silverware (a.k.a. kitchen) teaspoon is not the same as a measuring teaspoon. That’s why you should always ask your doctor about prescriptions which instruct you to use dosages of a teaspoon or tablespoon. Is a measuring spoon or a kitchen spoon?