Pam Kemp, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pam Kemp has tested.

Pam Kemp

Pamela Kemp is a full-time IT Project manager, accomplished home cook, and self-proclaimed “foodie,” who has studied worldwide under famous chefs as well as talented home cooks. She has taught cooking classes at a local community college and shared her skills during charity events. She is a trained judge for the Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) and the World Food Championships (WFC).

She started cooking with her grandmothers at an early age, learning family recipes. Her inspiration came from many sources, including Julia Child, whom her Hot Pink charcoal grill is named after.

In 2021, she entered ‘food sport’ by competing in a local SCA event as well as qualifying to compete in the 2021 World Food Championship in Dallas. She has also earned acclaim among her family and friends for her candy, cookie, and pastry creations. Her culinary accomplishments include winning ribbons in multiple county fairs, including Grand Champion ribbons.

Pam grew up in Illinois, USA, and is a lifelong resident there. She is also an avid gardener, floral designer, paper crafter, and cookbook collector.

Two air fryer hasselback potatoes on a white plate with a person squeezing lemon over the top.

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

These Hasselback potatoes are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and conveniently made in the air fryer. Sounds like a perfect potato to us.

A Kentucky butter cake on a white plate with a slice cut from it on a plate in the background

Kentucky Butter Cake

This sweet, buttery Southern pound cake is infused with rum extract and topped with a buttery vanilla sauce. Thankfully, it makes a big cake because it’s nearly impossible to stop after just one slice.

A chocolate stout cake topped with brown butter cream cheese frosting on a green plate with a green mug in the background.

Chocolate Stout Cake

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (or any day) with this Guinness-infused chocolate cake that’s smothered in swirls of browned butter cream cheese frosting.

Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

The holidays incarnate. That’s what these cookies are to us. They’re magnificently and traditionally spiced and are crinkly and chewy. All in the best possible sort of way.

A white oval platter holding a bowl of dill dip with potato chips beside it.

Dill Dip with Potato Chips

This dip is creamy for sure, but it’s really all about the dill. Loads of fresh, green, herby dill. As much as we love potato chips, try it on everything.