Pam Lolley Pam Lolley has more than 30 years of experience in the culinary industry. She was the owner and operator of a catering and baking company for eight years prior to joining Southern Living Magazine in their test kitchen in 2003. While at Southern Living, Pam developed nine of the iconic Big White Cakes for the Christmas issue along with several desserts, cakes, and pies that have been featured on Southern Living covers through the years. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.