Thanks to PAM Cooking Spray for Sponsoring this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.
Cooking Spray can do more than grease pans! There are so many cooking spray hacks you can try to make your life at home much easier. Grab that can of PAM Cooking Spray from your pantry and start spraying. Here are my 5 favorite ways to use cooking spray in the kitchen – other than greasing pans.
1. Spray Your Cheese Grater
I love to grate my own cheese. I don’t know why but I think it just tastes better than the pre-shredded stuff at the store. To make grating easy, use PAM Cooking Spray to coat the cheese grater. This helps the cheese glide across and grate much easier. This also makes cleaning up a breeze since you don’t have as much cheese residue caked onto the grater.
2. Spray Your Knives
Chopping things like garlic and dried fruit can sometimes be a sticky mess. It sticks to your knife and can be difficult to get off. I like to give my knife a quick spray of PAM Cooking Spray. This helps keep the tackier things off the knife and on your cutting board!
3. Spray Your Measuring Cups
I love making homemade granola bars and gingerbread cookies but measuring honey and molasses can be tricky. You measure the precise amount and then it sticks to the measuring cup and you have to work to get it all into your recipe. PAM Cooking Spray makes it easy. Just spray your measuring cup before you add the honey or molasses. Add your ingredient to the measuring cup and pour. It will slide right into your bowl.
4. Spray Your Hands
If you have trouble handling sticky ingredients, just give your hands a quick spray of PAM Cooking Spray. I love to do this when I’m making hamburger patties. I spray my hands and rub them together and then form the patties like usual. The ground meat doesn’t stick to my hands and the patties form perfectly. I also love to use this little secret when making marshmallow treats. I give my fingers a good spray before pressing the marshmallow mixture into the pan.
5. Spray Your Skewers
One of my favorite ways to use PAM Cooking Spray is when we grill kabobs. I used to put the meat and veggies straight onto the skewer. But I always had a hard time getting some of the pieces off to serve. When you are working with hot kabobs, you burn yourself trying to get it all off onto the serving platter. Then I had the smart idea to use cooking spray! Just give the skewers a generous coat of cooking spray and the pieces just slide right off!
Don’t you just love these ideas!? You’ll definitely want to keep an extra can of cooking spray in your pantry. There are countless other Cooking Spray Hacks. These are just my favorites to use in the kitchen. Feel free to share your favorite uses in the comments!
PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.