Pam Lolley headshot
Pam Lolley headshot

Pam Lolley

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

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.

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This dark chocolate vegan mug cake is a brownie in a flash! It's moist and rich and made extra decadent with vegan chocolate chips melted on top.
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Tomato Jam
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This tomato jam has a pleasant hit of heat from crushed red pepper and warm undertones from cloves and cinnamon. The brown sugar and lime juice balance out the flavor. Serve this easy tomato jam with cheese or use it as a spread in a wrap or sandwich.
Orange Creamsicle Nice Cream
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This light and creamy orange creamsicle nice cream uses coconut cream instead of milk or heavy cream to achieve its silky texture. The subtle coconut flavor blends well with the bright acidity from fresh orange juice.
Tomato Galette
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The filling in this tomato galette celebrates fresh ripe tomatoes at their best. The flaky, buttery crust gets a slight bite from cornmeal. Goat cheese and pesto give it rich, savory flavor, while fresh basil sprinkled on at the end gives it a fresh, summery finish.
Vegan Peach Cobbler
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This vegan peach cobbler has a spiced peach filling topped with a crunchy biscuit topping. Almond milk stands in for dairy, and whole-wheat flour adds a subtle nuttiness that vegans and non-vegans alike will enjoy.
Peach Crisp
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Sweet summer peaches star in this easy peach crisp. The crunchy topping adds nutty flavor and texture to juicy peach filling.
Easy Poached Pears
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These easy poached pears are tender and lightly spiced with cinnamon and vanilla. The sauce adds just the right amount of sweetness, with the yogurt topping adding a creamy finish. If you prefer, you can skip the wine and use all apple cider with a squeeze of lemon juice in its place.
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Baked Pears
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These easy baked pears are soft with just a little bite and are perfect with the delicious buttery spiced syrup spooned over the top.
Peaches & Cream
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The better the peaches, the better this simple peaches and cream will be! Honey sweetens the cream just enough, allowing the sweetness of the peaches to shine through.
Easy Poached Pears
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These easy poached pears are tender and lightly spiced with cinnamon and vanilla. The sauce adds just the right amount of sweetness, with the yogurt topping adding a creamy finish. If you prefer, you can skip the wine and use all apple cider with a squeeze of lemon juice in its place.
Baked Pears
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These easy baked pears are soft with just a little bite and are perfect with the delicious buttery spiced syrup spooned over the top.
Peaches & Cream
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The better the peaches, the better this simple peaches and cream will be! Honey sweetens the cream just enough, allowing the sweetness of the peaches to shine through.
Blackberry Cake
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This blackberry cake is tall and tender with fresh juicy blackberries and just a hint of lemon— the perfect combo. This easy cake would be perfect for a special occasion or an easy weeknight dessert.
Blueberry Zucchini Bread
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This moist blueberry zucchini bread is spiked with fresh blueberries and has a subtle tang thanks to lime juice. Enjoy this easy zucchini bread for breakfast or a light dessert.
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Apple-Caramel Pound Cake
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This tender apple-caramel pound cake has tons of flavor from the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. The caramel glaze sends this easy cake over the top with a sweet and buttery finish.
Cherry Cheesecake
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This super-creamy cherry cheesecake is tangy and light, with a sweet cherry topping that makes it special. Fresh in-season cherries are bright and vibrant, but frozen cherries work well too.
Easy Cherry Cobbler
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The topping in this easy cherry cobbler is crunchy and buttery while the filling showcases sweet juicy cherries. This cobbler comes together in a flash and would make the perfect last-minute dessert.
Vegan Red Velvet Cake
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This vegan red velvet cake has tender layers of cake with just a hint of chocolate and a slight tang from the soy "buttermilk." The creamy vegan frosting would fool just about anybody that it's dairy-free. Enjoy this vibrant cake on Valentine's Day or any occasion worthy of a celebration.
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Caprese Pasta Salad
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This light and fresh caprese pasta salad is brought together with a bright and tangy dressing, with fresh mozzarella pearls adding creaminess to every bite.
Pickled Okra
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This pickled okra is crunchy, with just a hint of heat from Fresno chiles. The tender-crisp okra pods have a nice balance of sweet and sour thanks to cider vinegar and just a touch of sugar. Keep a jar on hand for snacks, enjoy as a side or slice them up to top a salad
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This Greek-inspired orzo salad has just the right amount of tartness from red-wine vinegar and just a hint of sweetness. Fresh veggies give it crunch and texture.
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This light but filling crustless spinach-and-asparagus quiche features plenty of spring vegetables baked with richly flavored Gruyère cheese. Enjoy a slice for dinner with a salad on the side or as part of a simple spring brunch.
Chicken Orzo Soup
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This quick chicken orzo soup has warm, comforting flavors from the perfect combination of broth, chicken and vegetables. The orzo makes it filling without weighing it down.
Easy Sautéed Asparagus
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This easy sautéed asparagus comes together in a flash. Tender-crisp asparagus is delicious on its own brightened up with a touch of lemon or jazzed up with a crispy topping, fresh herbs or crumbled cheese with the variations below.
Leftover-Turkey Hand Pies
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These leftover-turkey hand pies are Thanksgiving all wrapped up in flaky pastry. Now you can enjoy all of your Thanksgiving favorites in one bite, using whatever leftovers you have in the fridge.
Chocolate-Coconut Dump Cake
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This rich and chocolaty dump cake has plenty of nutty, sweet coconut flavor. Shredded coconut and pecans give texture to this easy mix-and-bake cake. It's great on its own but adding a whipped topping and toasted coconut are worth the little extra effort.