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You can always tell it's October when you are at the Farmer's Market. Pumpkins line the vendor stalls along with bouquets of red, yellow and orange leaves. There are so many things I love about October - warm autumn days followed by brisk and cool nights (here in California), Halloween where the inner child in me comes out and I get to be anyone I want, and pumpkin-themed everything. In that spirit, I created my Pumpkin Bread Mix a few years ago. I love the taste and texture of my pumpkin bread and wanted to think of a way to turn it into a delicious morning treat to go with my hot cup of coffee. What about pumpkin combined with coffee cake? YUM! And so it was born - Pumpkin Coffee Cake - coffee cake with delicious streusel filling and the extra flavor of pumpkin, topped with pecans and toasted pumpkin seeds. Made with either my Pumpkin Bread Mix or Baking & Pancake Mix, these are recipes that anyone can follow to make delicious eats for everyone to enjoy. So easy, so pumpkiny, and so October!
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Miguel – A Tribute from Pamela
On September 10th, we lost a dear friend. His name was Miguel Ramirez, and he was my Head Baker for over 25 years. Most of my career has been with him by my side. It was with Miguel who I worked with so closely to create the cookies and bars you now eat. The year was around 1990 when I first met him at 4:30 one early morning. The bakery was large and dark with the fluorescent lights casting a strange eerie glow over the large metal machinery as Miguel stood there in his bakers' whites ready for my first recipe. He was not used to owners getting up in the middle of the night to run a recipe and was surprised to see me. We started our long and comfortable relationship that very day.

We learned to appreciate each other's approach to making delicious foods– me telling Miguel what I wanted, and Miguel trying something completely different because he thought it would work. We would sit together, going back and forth tasting cookies and questioning if there was too much salt or not enough? Need more chocolate or sugar? What else can we try? Bake it more? Bake it less? I never realized how much I would miss talking to him in that strange language we developed, both of us seat-of-the-pants bakers. With a wink, I would always ask him if he knew what he was doing? He always did, he always came through, he was always there by my side.

The last time Miguel came to visit us at the bakery, he couldn't wait to go out and touch his machines, his babies. He spent so much time loving and coaxing and adjusting and caring for those machines. They were a part of his life and he was so much a part of ours and mine. He was the man we all looked up to, who always cared that we would be making more cookies tomorrow, who would be there until you made him go home.

Miguel was a family man who loved his wife, loved his family, loved his friends. And, he was loved by an entire company. He was always there to give, to help, calm and gentle, and caring. My dear friend, Miguel, you will be tremendously missed by us all.
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Baking with Pamela: Sour Cream Coffee Cake
This month's Baking with Pamela featured recipe is Sour Cream Coffee Cake! You can also use this step-by-step technique to make a seasonal Pumpkin Coffee Cake.

Share your creations with us by uploading photos using the hashtag: #BakingWithPamela on your social media accounts. Photos will be featured on our website, and one will be selected as the winner of a Pamela's baking package.
Macaroon New Products

Pamela's is expanding its grain-free product line to include The Nutty Cookie, an organic and grain-free soft mini cookie with delicious taste and texture. These new cookies combine three premium ingredients – organic coconut, organic almond and organic walnuts flours – to create a satisfying, gluten-free treat. Available in three delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip, Macaroon and Ginger & Spice. Look for The Nutty Cookie coming soon to a store near you.
October is Non-GMO Month
The Non-GMO Project is celebrating its 8th October of educating the public and spotlighting Non-GMO Project Verified choices on shelves. We are proud to be part of the Non-GMO project with 47 verified products and counting. (We are working toward all of our products receiving verification.) For a list of our verified products, click here.
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New Products
Featured Products
This October, Pamela's has a variety of products on sale. Our gluten-free and organic Oat Up Bars make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. Our Graham Crackers are great for after-school snacks, pie crusts and more. And, also on sale is the newest addition to the Pamela's line – organic + gluten-free dried Pasta, a gluten-free pasta that delivers on taste and texture. Look for our Oat Up bars, graham crackers and dried pasta on sale this October at many national and regional stores.
Store Call-Outs
Store Call-Outs!
From time to time, we will share information about stores where you can find our products. Walmart is now carrying two delicious flavors of our popular Whenever Bars – Oat Chocolate Chip Coconut and Oat Blueberry Lemon. Raley's, a northern California and western Nevada grocery chain, has our new organic, vegan, grain-free and caffeinated Ambition Bars, both Cold Brew Chocolate and Salted Caramel Latte flavors at their check stands. (Still can't find our bars? Check our store locator to find specific products in your area.)
Halloween
Happy Halloween from Pamela's!
We love Halloween here at Pamela's!
Halloween Recipes
Halloween Recipes
Halloween brings out the kid in all of us. Whether you are hosting a Halloween party, making snacks for school, or binge-watching scary movies, you can't go wrong with these gluten-free treats.

Use our step-by-step instructions to build a haunted gingerbread house or graham cracker house for Halloween! (Use our Chocolate Grahams and Salted Caramel Frosting for a spookier look.) Decorate your abode with Halloween candy such as candy corn, black licorice, chocolate chips and candy pumpkins.

Get the recipes for more fun and spooky gluten-free fare:
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
Cheesy Witch Fingers
Spiderweb Sugar Cookies
Ghost Cake Pops
Crumb Cakes Mice
Pumpkin Craze
Pumpkin Craze
Pumpkin season is upon us, and if you are like us you have been waiting for it all year! These recipes are guaranteed to fulfill your pumpkin craving and are so easy to make using our versatile Baking & Pancake Mix.

Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecan Syrup
Quick Pumpkin Bread
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Maple Pumpkin Cake
Pumpkin Loaf Cake
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Tip from Pamela – Boiling Pasta
To properly cook pasta, use a pot large enough for the pasta to move around freely. Before adding the pasta, make sure the water is at a rolling boil – not just a few beads at the bottom of the pot. You want your pasta to be moving around, so it cooks evenly.
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Meet Brent!
What do you do at Pamela's Products and how long have you worked here? I have worked at Pamela's for 1 year now. I work in the warehouse loading/unloading trucks, but I also gather all the raw ingredients for each day's baking schedule and ensure the bakers have access to everything they need for their baking day.

What is your favorite aspect of your job here? It may sound clichι, but I love the people! We have a great team here at Pamela's, and I enjoy coming to work. I also like that each day can bring new challenges and it's not always the same routine.

Outside of work, what are your hobbies or interests? I like to relax by playing music, mostly string instruments, such as guitar and even the ukulele. I also enjoy hiking and just getting outdoors whenever I can.

What is your favorite Pamela's product and why? The Cranberry Almond Whenever bars are my favorite item. Quite frankly, they just taste good!

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"I love anything pumpkin and these are really good. I like that the muffins are not too sweet. Sugar could be added for those who like a sweeter muffin. Would definitely buy again." – Stephanie S.

"What a great tasting pumpkin bread! It's absolutely delicious and you can't even tell its gluten free! We will be making more of this and trying some of the other Pamela's products as well. Pumpkin bread is one of my most favorite fall foods and I'm so happy to have found one that we can enjoy without the gluten. It was very easy to make and came out perfectly." – Joi V.

"This mix is AWESOME! The pumpkin bread was moist and delicious and super easy to make. It was delicious!"
– Ellen R.

"This one is a winner. It works well for those on a GF plan or not. It's hard to find GF products that work well for everyone. Pamela's are the best GF foods out there." – B. Hendriks

"I LOVED Pamela's Pumpkin Bread mix. It was so easy to prepare. I was pleasantly surprised with the taste. Very rich and sweet, but such a nice combo of both. I had some warm with vanilla ice cream. To die. This is going to be an annual fall treat for sure." – Jacqueline B.

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