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Pamela's Products 6th Annual Gluten-Free Recipe Contest
Pamela's Products Gluten-Free Recipe Contest

June 1-August 15, 2011

(Ukiah, CA--May 2011) Pamela's Products, an award-winning leader in the gluten-free foods arena is accepting entries for its 6th Annual "Gluten-Free Recipe Contest" beginning on June 1, 2011. This year's contest theme, 'easy & delicious food', focuses on convenience, and invites contestants to create recipes that are short on time, but big on taste using any of the Pamela's Products brand products.

Though many busy parents and college students enjoy a tasty homemade meal or snack, they simply don't have hours to spend in the kitchen. Recipes that offer 'shortcuts' or useful timesaving tips without compromising flavor have become a staple of home chefs. Whether you are making a meal that can be reheated with full flavor and freshness, creating an unbaked/uncooked meal that can be stored and frozen and tossed into the oven later in the week, or a quick and easy snack, there are many possibilities to make fast and easy food delicious and healthful.

Pamela's Products' Gluten-Free Recipe Contest offers home cooks the opportunity to share their recipes with a wider community. Winning entries will have their recipes featured on the Pamela's Products website and in the monthly newsletter. Winners will be chosen by thePamela's Products team on or around September 30, 2011. One Grand Prize winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to a kitchen supply store and First and Second Runners-Up will receive $100 gift certificates.

The 2010 Grand Prize--with the contest theme "Bite Sized Delights"--was awarded to a recipe for BLT Fritters with Pesto Mayonnaise; 2010 Runners-up were awarded to recipes for Fabulous Fruit Tarts and Cutie Cornbread Bacon Bites. 2010 Honorable mentions included recipes for Creamy Lemon Squares, Mini Pecan Sweet Rolls, Mini Apple Fritters, Double Chocolate Gooey Chess Bites, and Chili Cheese Bites. All 2010 winning recipes are available at

Considered a fun and creative way to discover new dishes and reinvent old favorites, Pamela's Products' Annual Gluten-Free Recipe Contest is the perfect opportunity to showcase how Pamela's Products are versatile and simple to use. The company's line of gourmet fast, easy and delicious baking mixes are the ideal ingredients to make any recipe gluten-free and great tasting.

Keeping cooking and baking fun and creative will be a steady theme throughout the month of June as Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, Founder of Pamela's Products, continues the 2011 "Be More" Campaign with the mantra to "Create More". Pamela's Products believes that enjoyment of food is one way that people can make the most of their time together, especially when everyone can eat the same food. The "Be More" campaign features twelve fun and inspiring monthly mantras on how to get more out of the year. Throughout the month of June, Pamela will offer tips and user-friendly gluten-free recipes on how to 'Create More' delicious and decadent food to the fullest with friends and family.

To "Create More" this June through food, try these tips:

  • Expand your recipe repertoire and try out a new appetizer, entrée or dessert. Find and print delicious recipes for free
  • Whip up a quick breakfast or snack with Pamela's Products Single-Serve Pancake or Brownie Mixes. The perfect compliment for morning coffee or afternoon tea. 
  • No time to create from scratch? Grab a Pamela's Cheesecake or frozen Chocolate Cake and add a special touch of your favorite flavor over it (Cinnamon, fresh sliced fruit, or shaved chocolate), or a scoop of ice cream or a whipped topping to make it your own.
  • Sign up for the Gluten-free Challenge in May and start to get bi-monthly tips! ( or
The Recipe Contest will begin on Wednesday, June 1 at 12:01am (PT) and end on Monday, August 15 at 11:59pm (PT). There is no limit to the number of entries each contestant can submit provided that all entries follow contest rules and requirements.

Contestants can submit entries on the Pamela's Products website or mail in their entries. Entry forms will be available on the Pamela's Products website, starting on June 1, 2011. Mailed entries can be sent to Pamela's Products, Recipe Contest, 200 Clara Ave., Ukiah CA 95482.

For more information on Pamela's Products or contest rules and regulations, please visit or email Media inquiries, please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi ( or Julie Du Brow ( at 323-937-5488 or 310-821-2463.

Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, founder of Pamela's Products has appeared on NBC & ABC affiliates nationally, KRON and KTVK. Pamela's Products have been featured on the Today Show, The Doctors, in Gourmet Magazine, Woman's Day, Real Simple and many other outlets.

Recipe Contest Rules
All Gluten-Free Recipe Entries Must:

1. Use a minimum of one Pamela's Products brand product as an ingredient;
2. List all ingredients with exact US measurements in order of use;
3. Include descriptions of any special gluten-free items that may not be readily available, or that require special notice to maintain the recipe as gluten-free;
4. Include complete step-by-step directions for preparation (including pan size, cooking/baking time, and temperature)
5. List size and number of servings produced. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted.

Recipes will be judged based on taste, ease of preparation, incorporation of recipe contest theme, use of Pamela's Products item(s), and actual convenience of the recipe. Winners will be chosen by the Pamela's Products team on or around September 30, 2011. One Grand Prize winner will receive a $200 gift certificate and Two Runners-Up will each receive a $100 gift certificate each to a kitchen supply store.

ABOUT PAMELA'S PRODUCTSPamela's Products ( offers a complete line of Traditional Cookies, Organic Cookies, Biscotti, Simplebites Mini Cookies, Baking Mixes and Ready-to-Eat cakes and snack bars. Award-winning, Pamela's Products can be found in natural food and grocery stores throughout North America and on the web at Setting the standard for great taste since 1988, Pamela's Products continues to create the most delicious wheat-free and gluten-free foods, with their Baking & Pancake Mix and Chocolate Brownie Mix consistently holding the #1 position in the entire Natural Foods category.

Pamela's Products are a tried-and-true staple for Celiacs. Celiac Disease is the world's most common autoimmune disease, with the only treatment today being a strict adherence to a diet devoid of gluten. Gluten is most commonly contained in wheat (durum, semolina, kamut, spelt), rye, barley and triticale. (For more complete information, please visit, "About".) People with autism spectrum disorders, cancer, wheat allergies, alternative diets, and even those adhering to a Kosher diet, also frequently turn to Pamela's Products for satisfying that sweet tooth or simply for making bread or pancakes.

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