Pam Lolley

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Title: Recipe Tester and Developer

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Education: B.S. in Elementary Education, Teaching and Special Education

Expertise: Recipe testing and development, Southern cuisine, baking, desserts
- Former owner of a baking business and a catering company
- 18+ years of test kitchen experience


Pam Lolley is a recipe tester and developer with Dotdash Meredith test kitchens, where she has been for more than 18 years. During that time, she has tested thousands of recipes for Southern Living magazine. Her work has also appeared in EatingWell, MyRecipes, Real Simple and Cooking Light.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi University for Women in elementary education with a minor in psychology. After graduation she taught for a couple of years but decided to follow her true passion of baking. In time, she began a personal baking business, which led to a catering company.

Pam started developing and testing recipes for the Southern Living magazine test kitchen in 2003. She developed several of the white Christmas cakes that grace the magazine's cover every December, as well as other dessert recipes that have been cover-worthy.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, reading and—no surprise here—baking.

About EatingWell

EatingWell, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, has been publishing award-winning journalism about food, nutrition and sustainability since 1990. Our mission is to share flavor-packed recipes from around the world, celebrating fresh ingredients and the farmers, artisans and chefs who bring them to our table. Through science-backed nutrition advice and smart stories about sustainability, we help readers live their best lives. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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