Isn’t it funny how grandmothers around the world seem to rely on pinches?
How much nutmeg do you add to your egg noodles, Grandma? A pinch.
How much pepper should I season the salad dressing with? A smidge.
Should I add sour cream to the potato salad? Add a dollop or two.
How much brown sugar should I add to the oatmeal? Just a handful.
So exactly how much is a pinch, a smidge and a dollop? A pinch is about 1/4 teaspoon and so is a smidge. A dollop is about a heaping Tablespoon. A handful is most likely around 1/3-1/2 cup.