All About Pam

My name is Pam Anderson, and I love to cook. I also love to write. This blog gives me a way to combine two things I love, and share some really good recipes with y'all. Over the years I have collected so many yum-e recipes from so many great people. I thought it would be fun to share the recipes and tell you a little bit about the people who shared them with me.

I live in a little house that I love with a not too fancy kitchen that I love to spend time in. There's a country song that has great lyrics that fit our home and family well:

Love grows best in little houses,
with fewer walls to separate.
Where we eat and sleep so close together,
you can't help but communicate.
And if we had more room between us,
think of all we'd miss.
Love grows best in houses just like this.

Way back in 1982 I married my very best friend who I have known since we were nine years old. If you give him the chance, he will lie to you and tell you that I stalked him all through elementary, middle and high school, but the exact opposite is true. Maybe the truth lies somewhere in the middle but all these years later, it hardly matters. The hubby has been a private investigator for over 25 years and recently went to work for Uncle Sam as a Federal Agent, which is why in this blog I refer to him as The Spy Who Loves Me. And I’m glad he does!

We’re blessed with three slash four children. The slash four was added last July when our dessert eating daughter from San Diego married a meat eating boy from Chicago. At least that’s how they describe it. They are living the newlywed college life in Provo, Utah and they are about as cute a newlywed couple as you’d ever be able to find. We are also madly in love with our two teenagers, one girl and one boy. The girl dances, sings, performs and hangs out with friends more than should be legal. The teen boy camps, golfs, is learning to drive (pray for me people) and drives the teen girl crazy! Totally and absolutely crazy!

The kitchen is most definitely the heart of our home. My husband often sits on a stool on the other side of the counter and talks with me while I try a new recipe or whip out an old favorite. My kids help out, too, sometimes more willingly than others. I believe that cooking and meals bring families together, or at least they should. Most nights we sit at the dining room table and talk about our day and make fun of each other. We Andersons are a silly bunch. We love to make fun of each other! It's what we do best!

So now you know more about me than you probably ever cared to. What’s my hope and dream for this little blog, you ask? Well, here’s how I see this play out. This little blog becomes enormously famous and is stalked by gazillions of people all over the globe. Paula Deen hears about it and invites me on her show so we can cook together. As we begin to cook, Paula tells me, her newest BFF, that she has a surprise for me. At that very moment, out walks Tim McGraw. Yes he does. He comes into the kitchen with us and together, we start stirring it up. You might as well know right here and now, I love Tim McGraw! I am convinced that I am his biggest fan! And someday he and I will stir it up…yes we will!

I’m just a girl who loves baking and sharing goodies with others. Food makes people happy, and making people happy makes me happy! I hope this blog helps bring your family together in the kitchen. Food, friends and family, it just doesn't get better than that!