Monday, January 18, 2010


Kassie De Pavia wearing one of her "Happy Hats"

Congratulations to Meryl Streep for winning the Golden Globe for her role in “Julie and Julia.” I could so relate to that movie after creating the cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” and presently compiling the second cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities.”

I received two great recipes for the new Tennessee cookbook last week. One from Kenny Rogers and the other from animal educator Jack Hanna.

Now I promised to do a blog each week about various contributors to the Kentucky cookbook. Before I start, I have two new organizations that are selling the Cookbook as a fundraiser. The Prestonsburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in Prestonsburg, KY and Cathy Carrico from Springfield, KY. Cathy is selling the cookbook as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Event in Springfield.

I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work with these two organizations!


Actor Kassie De Paiva was born and grew up in Morganfield, KY one of four children in a Southern Baptist family (Her father was a minister). She has starred in numerous television roles including Chelsea Reardon on “The Guiding Light”, Melrose Place, & Baywatch. She presently has a leading role as Blair Cramer on “One Life to Live.”

Kassie sent a salad recipe for the cookbook. She is a very caring person, who loves music. She is in a band: Divas of Daytime. They were recently in Franklin, KY doing a benefit concert and she is especially interested in the work and research for hearing loss. She hand makes hats called “Kassie’s Happy Hats”, which you can buy on her website. 100% of the proceeds goes to League of Hard of Hearing. You can go to her website to find out more about her support and interest in this area.

The Morganfield Lion’s Club (where Kassie is from) is presently selling the cookbooks as a fundraiser. If you live in the Morganfield area, show your support for this great organization by purchasing one of the cookbooks "Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities".

Bye for now and God’s blessings until next week.

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