Pamela’s Mixes are a great resources for families on a schedule. Her mixes yield a wonderful variety of breakfast food, muffins, treats and snacks.

happy v-day

A few goodies to make for your favorite Valentines on this day of splurging. Valentine Bonbons Chocolate Almond Bark Strawberry Banana Cake Melissa’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups     

gluten-free blueberry lemon scones II

I’ve been experimenting with scones and muffins now that the kids are back in school. The ease of pulling these from the freezer the night before for a quick breakfast is a huge help in the morning. These are made … more

maiah’s chocolate zucchini cake

Maiah submitted this as an adaptation from a family recipe. Those of you who have a vegetable garden can testify that there is just so much zucchini you can eat or give to your neighbors! I love that this cake … more

pamela’s chocolate chunk cookies

Another great short cut compliments of Pamela’s. GFCF, but with a bit of soy in the chunks of chocolate, these are my son’s favorite cookies, bar none. Using a mini-ice cream scooper makes beautiful, uniform cookies every time. Prep time: … more

banana strawberry cake

I’m on kind of a berry kick at the moment. Now that spring is firmly here and I can feel the hint of summer here in Southern California, I know perfectly ripe berries are just around the corner. That means … more

berry port cake

I have those moments of rash justification when I tell myself that I HAVE to eat this to make sure it’s ready to share. My accomplice was my 8 year old son, who like a small rodent, took a bite … more

creepy cupcakes

If you’re looking for some fun treats for your child’s class party, these cupcakes offer a bit of whimsy with a slight ick factor. Just use a packaged mix – I like Cherrybrook Kitchen or Pamela’s Chocolate Cake mixes and … more

chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Maybe the best combination of all…chocolate and peanut butter. Prep time: 20 minutes Total time:  45 minutes Yield: 12 cupcakes For cupcakes: 1 bag Pamela’s Chocolate Cake Mix 2 large eggs 1 1/4 c. water 1/2 c. oil For frosting: … more

carrot cake muffins with cream cheese frosting

Remember, this has a tiny amount of milk in it. Delicious with a cup of tea or coffee. Great for a grab and go breakfast on the way to work. Prep time: 20 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Yield: 6 … more

chocolate chip muffins

Using Pamela’s mix makes these muffins a snap. Remember, there’s a small amount of milk in these. Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Yield: 12 muffins 2 1/2 c. Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix 1/2 c. water 1/2 … more

blueberry coffee cake muffins

My husband grabs one of these from the freezer and by the time he gets to work, it’s ready to eat. Using Pamela’s mix makes these muffins a snap to throw together. Remember, there’s a tiny bit of milk in … more

chocolate chip pancakes

These are our Saturday morning ritual. Remember, there’s a small amount of milk in the mix. Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Yield: Serves 2-4 1 c. Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix 1 large egg 3/4 c water … more


I am a big fan of short-cuts and here’s one of my biggest. For those of you who can stand a small amount of milk, I’ve yet to find a mix as good as Pamela’s. My family loves her gluten-free … more