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Recipe Review-Mellie’s Mexican Chili

Posted by pamspantry on February 2, 2010

Are the cold days of winter dragging you down. Having trouble coming up with new twists on old favorites? Pam’s Pantry to the rescue! Here is a unique twist using one of our many dip mixes that can be made in a matter of minutes. Great warmer upper on these cold February nights!

1-1/2 lbs. Hamburger                             
2 cans Tomato Soup (regular size Campbells)
2 cans water (use soup can)
1 can Kidney Beans* (or refried beans)
2 packs Mellie’s Mexi Mix

Brown hamburger in a large pan or dutch oven and drain grease. Return meat to pan and add in tomato soup, water, beans and Mellie’s Mexi Mix packets. Stir and heat to desired temperature. Serve.

*NOTE: We love using the Refried Beans in place of Kidney Beans!

Hope you try this wonderful recipe. It can also be found on our website under the recipes tab. Be sure to write back and leave us your comments to let us know what you thought of the recipe.

As always, if you have a unique way to use Pam’s Pantry dip mixes, send us your recipe. We will try it and if we publish it, you will receive 3 free Dip Mixes of your choice!


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Back from Vacation!

Posted by pamspantry on February 2, 2010

Whew, what a week! Took the kids and grandson to the UP for a visit. Stayed with our daughter in law Tasha’s family, had a wonderful time. Visited some of the old snowmobile haunts and my favorite is always Tahquamenon Falls. It was freezing cold, but, I’m telling you, if you haven’t seen the falls in the winter, your missing out! It is simply breathtaking. Well worth the walk back. Celebrated the hubbies birthday at the Casinos at Brimley, left some money with them. The son got lucky and won several hundred dollars, WOO HOO!

Back to the grind, facing down piles of paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. Show schedules are coming together nicely and we are itching to get back on the road. Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

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Looking Forward to 2010

Posted by pamspantry on January 19, 2010

I’m sitting here this evening reflecting back on the fabulous times we had in 2009 and I am so looking forward to what great adventures we will have in 2010.

We were so excited to kick off the new year by announcing 8 fabulous new dip mix flavors: Banana Cream Pie, Linda’s Loaded Potato, Snickerdoodle, Pepperjack, Chili Cheese, Jalapeno Dip, Russ’ Ragin Cajun Garlic and Beef Jerky. I’m having a hard time picking a favorite here. Everyone keeps asking and it is just to hard to choose! If you haven’t had a chance to give them a try, be sure to place your order soon. We are running a special on the web site for the month of January and for every 6 dip mixes that you order, you will receive one free. Simply check out the order page at the Pam’s Pantry web site, select any combination of your 6 favorite Pam’s Pantry gourmet mixes and write the name of your 7th free mix in the note section. Shipping is Free on all orders over $20. We will get your dip mix selections packaged and on their way to you!

We have many other exciting things in the works. Currently we are working on the show schedule for 2010 and will be publishing Feb and March shows soon. We are looking forward to getting on the road and getting out a seeing everyone.

Lots of fundraisers are off and running. If you have need, or know of anyone in need of a fundraiser, we can help. 50% Profit to host organization.

Looking forward to doing a recipe feature to showcase some of the fantastic recipe ideas that we have collected using our dip mixes.  Just a quick reminder, if you have a recipe to share, using one of our mixes and we try it and like it, you receive 3 free dip mixes of your choice.

Lots more to come in 2010, keep checking back!

Happy New Year from Pam’s Pantry!

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Facebook Friends. . .Join our group!

Posted by pamspantry on March 5, 2009

So, at the urging of a close friend, I finally set up a page on facebook. I was feeling pretty challenged with this, I think I am feeling my age with all these new tech gadgets and things.

In any case, I finally got my info listed and was even braver, we started a group. . .Pam’s Pantry Dip Lovers! I’m really having quite a bit of fun with this and have connected with lots of old friends. I’m moving right along with this new fangled thing now(at least new for me), and I am not even friendless, I actually have some friends out there! WOW!

I’d like to invite any of you on facebook to join our group. Simply browse on Pam’s Pantry Dip Lovers and we should pop up! Once you’ve joined us, please invite all your friends to join, we’re going to see how many people we can get!

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Pam’s Pantry Grandbaby is Getting Big!

Posted by pamspantry on March 5, 2009

Since I’ve had a couple of requests for updates on our little guy, thought I would try to post and upload a new picture for ya all! He is growing, growing, growing, just turned 7 months and is a whopping 23 lbs. Here are a couple of new pictures. . .we are having a ball with him!

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Back to Work!

Posted by pamspantry on March 5, 2009

Ok, so our break is over! Shows are starting and we are all excited to get back on the road! Our show list for March has been posted and thanks to those of you who have called and said we will see you! We are all very excited and looking forward to 2009 and to seeing all of you out there in the various places we travel to. I hope everyone has had a great winter and is looking forward to the warm weather as much as we are!

Lots of new things happening here at Pam’s Pantry!


We are wrapping up our new fundraising forms and will be looking for anyone needing help to raise funds! While we usually work with children’s groups and health orgs like Cancer drives and such, please don’t hesitate to contact us. My son Khory is heading up this department and is eager to talk to all who need some help!


Keep em coming! For every recipe that is submitted that we test and post to the site, you receive 3 free mixes! These are great and we love getting and trying them!

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Looking Forward to the New Year

Posted by pamspantry on January 19, 2009

Just checking in to say hello! I sure hope everyone had some great times over the holidays! We sure did, spent lots of time with family and friends and enjoyed our few days off. Our grandson is growing, he is 6 months old today and we are sure enjoying him.

We are looking forward to a great new year! Ready to get going, working on show schedules now and have a couple of new products in the mix (no pun intended!).

We hope to make this blog fun and exciting and hope lots of you will join us here with comments and stories!

Something new that we came across that we found quite interesting was a new service called Mile High Swap. If you are a saver of those airline miles, this might be a great site for you to visit. You can not only sell items, like on ebay for miles, or trade items for miles, you can trade miles, check it out, might come in handy! Their website is Registration is free, nothing to lose, give it a try!

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What do you think about the New Pam’s Pantry Web Site?

Posted by pamspantry on December 23, 2008

Wow! Like we said in the email, we can’t believe it’s finally done, up and running. What a project!

We’d love to hear your thoughts …good, bad, or otherwise. Our goal is to have the best Darn Dip Web Site our there and we need your help to do it. If you see something that needs tweaking or a link that doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, please let us know.

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Pam’s Pantry: Same Great Taste … Fresh New Look

Posted by pamspantry on December 11, 2008

Our new site is coming soon!

I can’t wait until we roll out the new site. I think you’ll really enjoy it’s fresh, new look.

Be sure to stop back and let us know what you think. 🙂

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Hi Everybody!

Posted by pamspantry on December 11, 2008


Welcome to Pam’s Pantry new blog.

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