Honey and a PAM Giveaway

Things are buzzing around here like crazy in this fabulous new year. And this spring they’ll really be buzzing, literally. My husband surprised me with a bee hive for Christmas. So, come April I’ll have my very own little busy friends churning out the sweet stuff, delicious honey.
Other than my husband using a little in his tea daily, and me in the occasional recipe, I don’t use a ton of honey on a regular basis. But from what I hear, that needs to change. Those bees really do get busy. One hive can produce up to 20-30 pounds of extra honey for us to use. And we’re planning on having two hives. That’s a lot of honey.

Guess what everyone will be getting for Christmas next year?

And Valentines Day.

You can bet I’ll be bookmarking recipes using honey left and right over the next few months.

It’s good to know with all of that cooking with honey I can grab a can of PAM Cooking Spray to help make the measuring and pouring of the honey go a lot smoother. As many of you already know, it’s so helpful when measuring sticky liquids, like corn syrup and honey. Just spray the measuring cup before measuring and the syrup or honey will glide right out. Nifty. PAM Cooking Spray is good for lots of things.

 ***Winners have be chosen – see below***

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Cooking!

Congratulations to these winners of the PAM Cooking spray variety 4-pack!

#4 Dandy from spontaneousclapping.com who said… “Your very own hive?! Thats so cool, I looooooove honey”

#14 Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen from savvykitchen.blogspot.com who said… “I love the baking and high heat PAM varieties. My boyfriend couldn’t live without the grilling one, though. All three are staples in my house!”

#16 Tracy from sugarcrafter.net who said… “I’m so jealous of your honey bees, hehe! I can’t wait to see all of your lovely honey recipes. And, I do love my PAM. Olive oil is my favorite!”

#19 Katrina from etsy.com/shop/ButterflyBlues who said… “I like to use the PAM olive oil spray, it’s awesome!”

#21 Trina Robertson, MS, RD from mealsmatter.org who said… “Love Pam and honey. Here is a fish recipe with honey that I like: Honey Lime Tilapa” (you’ll find the yummy recipe in the comment section)

#27 Wenderly from wenderly.com who said… “My fav is olive oil, but of course! (and My Yanni’s too)”

#43 Terri who said… “I use Butter and original.”

#45 Erin Stackhouse who said… “I love the original Pam. It’s great for just about everything!”

#50 christina mccarthy from allthingsmom-christina.blogspot.com/ who said… “These are REALLY yummy! Melomakarona (Greek Honey Biscuits)” (you’ll find the yummy recipe in the comment section)

#51 Jen O who said… “I like using just the PAM original. Also, a good way to use up honey are to make honey cookies. The kids like them or just top your pancakes with honey instead of syrup.”

Congratulations again! I’ll be contacting the winners about their prize.

And a big thanks to everyone for stopping by! Can’t wait to check out those yummy honey recipes!

(PAM Cooking Spray will be compensating be for this post to help promote PAM’s Top Tips Contest. I use PAM all the time anyway, so any opinions are my own. PAM Cooking Spray will also be supplying winners with their prizes. I was also given complimentary PAM products and other promotional materials from ConAgra.)

Comments

  1. 5

    says

    I love the original for baking and the olive oil for cooking. And my dog loves it too. Ha! She gets all happy when she sees me reach for it in the pantry, then licks all the stray drops off the floor!

  2. 11

    says

    i can’t wait to read about your bee adventures Amy!! knowing you, there’ll be LOTS of stories that will make tears roll! We use Pam Organic Olive Oil, have used high-heat for the grill and have also used the canola oil – great product and always, ALWAYS have at least one can in my pantry!

  3. 13

    Deborah says

    I use original, butter and grilling. I spray just about everything I cook even recipes in a crockpot. I don’t have any good recipes using honey but I love fresh honey on homemade biscuits. Yum!

  4. 15

    says

    My favorite recipe with honey is Struffoli. This is an Italian dessert and my grandmother always used to make it when we’d go up to NY to visit. So delicous! I took a crack at it this past Thanksgiving and it turned out great!

  5. 16

    says

    I’m so jealous of your honey bees, hehe! I can’t wait to see all of your lovely honey recipes. And, I do love my PAM. Olive oil is my favorite!

  6. 17

    says

    The butter one is my favorite go to spray! I also love the Olive Oil spray – use them both all the time!
    Can’t wait to see your new bee friends!

  7. 21

    says

    Love Pam and honey. Here is a fish recipe with honey that I like:

    Honey Lime Tilapa

    Ingredients
    1/4 cup Honey
    3 tablespoons Lime juice
    2 cloves Garlic, minced
    1 pound Tilapia fillets
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1 Butternut squash – peeled, seeded and sliced
    1 bunch Fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and chopped
    Poultry seasoning
    1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

    Preparation
    In a large bowl, mix the honey, lime juice, and garlic. Season tilapia with salt and pepper, place in the bowl, and marinate 1 hour in the refrigerator.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

    Arrange the squash and asparagus in the baking dish. Place tilapia on top of vegetables, and season with poultry seasoning. Discard remaining marinade.

    Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until vegetables are tender and fish is easily flaked. Sprinkle with mozzarella, and continue baking 5 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.

    Nutrition facts are here http://www.mealsmatter.org/recipes-meals/recipe/54001

    Have fun buzzing around the kitchen! Trina

  8. 22

    says

    Marinate/bake boneless skinless chicken breasts in 1/3 c. honey, 1/4 c. lemon juice, & fresh snipped rosemary. Bake uncovered at 350F for 1 hour. Totally yummy! {We’ve also marinated & then grilled — also yummy!}

  9. 28

    says

    My favorite version of Pam is good old original…but hearing about the different varieties, I may need to branch out!! :)

  10. 30

    says

    I spray it on my hands before squishing down (warm)rice crispy treats, so that I can decorate the top by doodling with liquid chocolate! Keeps it from sticking to my hands!

  11. 31

    Tracy says

    Butter, butter, butter, butter, butter! Makes it not seem quite like “dieting” if I can taste butter.

  12. 33

    Donna G says

    I only have the original Pam in my pantry, but I’d be stuck without it (tee hee)! I think I may try the olive oil one, since I use EVOO in cooking and I need to cut down on the fat around here.

  13. 38

    Kim B. says

    I LOVE making homemade granola bars & it actually calls for the use of PAM as well as honey :)
    1/2 c Vegetable Oil
    1/2 c HONEY
    2tsp Vanilla extract
    1 egg
    2c Old Fashioned Oats
    3/4 c all-purpose flour (I use half reg flour & half whole wheat flour)
    1/2 c Packed light brown sugar
    1/2 c sliced almonds (I toast mine)
    1/2 c wheat germ
    1/2 c raisins (I used dried cranberries)
    3/4 tsp salt
    * I also add cut up dark chocolate to taste, some grocery stores do sell dark chocolate chips too
    Pre-Heat oven to 350. Line a 13 x9 baking pan with foil & lightly grease with PAM.
    In a bowl, stir in oil, HONEY, vanilla & egg until mixed thouroughly.
    In a seperate bowl, mix oats, flour, sugar, almonds, wheat germ, raisins (or cranberries), salt & dark chocolate with fork until combined.
    With a rubber spatula, add wet mixture to dry mixture & mix.
    Scrape into prepared pan. Wet hands & pat oat mixture down evenly.
    Bake 30-35 minutes or until pale around the edges. (I bake it 25 minutes as hubs likes it softer) Cool completely, about 1 hour. Lift out foil & transfer to a cutting board. Cut into individual bars & store at room temperature in tightly sealed container up to 2 weeks.
    Enjoy!!

  14. 50

    says

    These are REALLY yummy!

    Melomakarona (Greek Honey Biscuits)

    Dough
    Cookie Dough
    ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
    1½ cups vegetable oil
    6 cups flour
    1½ tsp cinnamon
    ¼ tsp cloves
    2 tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp baking soda
    1 tsp salt

    Syrup
    2cups honey
    2 cups sugar
    2 cups water
    1 tsp cinnamon

    Topping
    ½ cup chopped almonds
    1 Tbsp sugar
    1 tsp cinnamon

    Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add oil and orange juice. Add flour, 2 cups at a time till incorporated. Beat for about 15 minutes (or you can knead if you want).

    Pinch off about 2 tsps of dough and roll onto little football shape. Flatten slightly on a silpat mat.

    Bake @350 for 20-25 minutes.

    Meanwhile, bring the syrup ingredients to a boil for 5 minutes.

    Place slightly cooled cookies in syrup and turn—about a minute

    Transfer cookies to waxed paper and sprinkle with topping. Cool.

    YUM.

  15. 51

    Jen O says

    I like using just the PAM original. Also, a good way to use up honey are to make honey cookies. The kids like them or just top your pancakes with honey instead of syrup.

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