Thursday, October 29, 2009



The Kentucky Living Magazine is doing a story on my Cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” in their December issue. Janet Hoover is doing the story, complete with photos

“The Phoenix,” which is the national publication for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority is also planning to cover the cookbook. However, they have not provided me with a date. More on this at a later date.

If you are looking for a GREAT way to raise funds for your favorite non-profit, consider this cookbook. The Boone County Band Boosters (Florence, KY) just completed their fundraiser. They sold 63 copies and raise $610. for the band. They were thrilled they did not have to compile it themselves.

If you are interested in taking orders or having the cookbook in your gift shop contact Pamela Whinnery 270-5545332

“Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” Cookbook release date: 12/1/2008
Kentucky Author Pamela Whinnery

*** Cookbook is an accepted Publication of the Kentucky Arts & Heritage Cabinet’s Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea***

***Cookbook has been selected by Kentucky Parks Department for State Park Gift Shops.***

*** The cookbook is now an accepted publication of the Jesse Stuart Foundation***

***Author has been selected to participate in the Kentucky Dept. of Libraries 2009
Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort & 2010 Kentucky Crafted Market in Louisville **

It is presently for sale in the following locations:

Bluegrass Railroad Museum, Versailles, KY
Bowling Green Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Bowling Green, KY
Chestnut Tree Gallery, Richmond, KY
Christian Way Farms, Hopkinsville, KY
Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
Grand River Tourism Association, Grand Rivers, KY
Hadley Pottery, Louisville, KY
Highlands Museum, Ashland, KY
Homestead Bed & Breakfast, Bardstown, KY
Ice House Gallery, Mayfield, KY
Izzy’s Boutique, Bardstown, KY
International Bluegrass Museum, Owensboro, KY
Jesse Stewart Foundation, Ashland, KY
Jim Beam Outpost, Clemont, KY
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, KY
Kentucky Dept. of Ag. Kentucky Proud Market, Lexington, KY
Kentucky Dept. of Tourism
Kentucky Dept. of Libraries, KDLA Book Fair
Lost River Cave, Bowling Green, KY
Main Street Market, Newport, KY
McGaffin Co. Historical Society, Salyerville, KY
Museum of Appalachia, Norris, TN
Penn Store, Gravel Switch, KY
Pine Mountain Settlement, Pine Mountain, KY
Purple Toad Winery, Paducah, KY
Quail Hollow Candle Co. Adolphus, KY
Rebecca Ruth Candy, Frankfort, KY
Steve Curtis Chapman Foundation, Nashville, TN
Taste of Kentucky, Frankfort, KY
Turfway Park, Florence, KY
Whistle Stop Café, Glendale, KY
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

It has been used as a fundraiser by the Following Organizations:

Allen County League of Artist and Craftsman: Contact Tee Kuelic
Boone County High School Band Boosters: Contact Eileen Jones
Boston Elementary PTA: Pam Corter
Bowling Green Red Cross at National Corvette Homecoming: Contact Joe Pruitt
Bluegrass Community College Arts Foundation: Contact Teresa Tope
Calhoun Elementary School PTO: Contact Tara Leachman
Concordia Lutheran Church, Louisville, KY: Contact Debbie Blum
EKU’s Kentucky Riverkeepers: Contact Dr. Allen Banks and Pat Banks
Faith Lutheran Church, Louisville, KY: Contact Barbara Anderson
Fort Campbell Armed Services YMCA: Contact Janis Corley
Guide Dogs of America: Contact Sondra Bennett
Hanson, KY Lions Club: Contact Teresa Anthony
Harlan, KY Red Cross: Preston Mclain
Hickman Co. Friends of the Arts: Contact Mary Potter
Just For Kicks (Kids Introduced to Christ): Contact Lanita Boyd
Immanuel Lutheran Church LWML Murray, KY: Contact Donna Holsten
Lowertown Artist Association, Paducah, KY: Contact Judeen Theis
Lyon County Chamber of Commerce: Contact Sandy Davis
McCracken County Homemakers Club: Contact Claudia Stevens
Morganfield, KY Lion’s Club: Contact Debbie Odom
Newport, KY Chamber of Commerce: Contact Kevin Smith
Northern Kentucky Women’s Outpost Ministry: Contact Lanita Boyd
Paducah Cooperative Ministry: Contact Heidi Suhrheinrich
Radcliff Middle School PTO: Laura McGray
St. John’s Parrish, Paducah, KY: Contact Hazel Wurth

Wednesday, October 21, 2009



We took a brief break from doing the blog as we had family visiting from Louisville. My husband’s sister and family came for a visit. We really enjoyed their visit. My niece came with them. She has become such a beautiful young woman. It is so nice to have a young person in our family who treats us with so much love and respect yet ask nothing in return. Like a breath of fresh air. I know their parents are so proud of their children. They are truly a blessing to our family.

Now enough about family! Cookbook update! The cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities,” which I compiled has been included in the items that will be sold by the Jesse Stuart Foundation. I am humbled by this honor.

The Jesse Stuart Foundation is devoted to preserving the human and literary legacy of Jesse Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers. The Foundation also promotes a number of cultural and educational programs. We encourage the study of Jesse Stuart's works, and of related material, especially the history, culture, and literature of Kentucky and Appalachia.

Dr. Keith R. Kappes Chairman of the Foundation states, “We are proud that Jesse Stuart's books are a guideline to the solid values of America's past. With good humor and brilliant storytelling, Stuart praises the Appalachian people whose quiet lives were captured forever in his wonderful novels and stories. In Jesse's books, readers will find people who value hard work, who love their families, their land, and their country, who believe in education, honesty, thrift, and compassion--people who play by the rules. Today, we are so caught up in teaching children to read that the process has obscured its higher purpose. Children require more than literacy. They need to learn, from reading, the unalterable principles of right and wrong. That is why Stuart's books are so important. They allow educators and parents to make reading fun for children while teaching solid values at the same time. In a world that is rapidly losing perspective, we at the JSF believe we must help educate tomorrow's adults for responsible citizenship.”

It is an honor to be a small part of this organization and to have an opportunity to help support these goals.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Paducah Author to Conduct Two Book Signings Saturday October 10th

Did you ever wonder what those gorgeous supermodels and movie stars (wearing size 2 dresses) choose as their favorite food? You would be surprised!

Actress and supermodel Mollie Sims, from Boaz, KY loves her mom’s Spinach Quiche. Jeri Ryan a graduate of Lone Oak High School and a regular on Star Trek, prefers a lamb dish prepared by her husband, French Chef Christophe Eme.

If you ask Louisville native Erin Hill, the harpist for musician Kayne West and who performs as Annie Blake on the daytime television show “Another World,” she will tell you in an instant it is the fourth generation family recipe for Fried Pumpkin Blossoms.

Reagan Payne, born and raised in Murray, KY and a regular on the television series “The Closer,” loves homemade honey granola.

If you want the detailed recipes, you will need to attend one of two book signings of the cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” this weekend by Paducah native and author Pam Whinnery.

The first will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. October 10, at the Grand River’s Harvest Moon Festival. The Grand River’s Chamber of Commerce / Western Waterlands Tourism organization is hosting the book signing as a fundraiser for tourism projects.

The second book signing is in conjunction with the Lowertown’s Second Saturday events this Saturday. Pam will be at Judeen Theis Art Gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Lowertown Artist Association.

The cookbook is also available locally at Ice House Gallery in Mayfield, Purple Toad Winery (as a fundraiser for St. Mary’s High School), St. John’s Catholic Church (there is a recipe from professional baseball player Phil Roof), Immanuel Lutheran Church, Murray, and the Yeiser Art Center here in Paducah.

If you have any questions or would like to use the cookbook as a fundraiser contact Pam Whinnery at 270-554-5332 or e-mail her at