Sunday, May 23, 2010



Actress Reagan Payne and Actor Ben Curtis sent me e-mails about exciting events!

Writer & actress Reagan Payne was born & raised in Murray, KY. Having graduated cum laude from Sewanee, she has performed in Theatre, film, & television, including co-staring in “Charmed” & “The Closer.” Reagan sent a recipe for Homemade Honey Granola for my Kentucky Cookbook.

Reagan Payne vowed to complete 50 charity activities in one year, blogging every inspiring and surprising step of the way and Readers Digest did a story on it! If you want to know more about it go to:

American actor and former spokesman for
Dell Computers , Ben Curtis will be the featured actor in The OBIE and Lucille Lortel award-winning PECCADILLO THEATER COMPANY’S first revival in decades of LILLIAN HELLMAN’S “ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST” at THEATRE AT ST. CLEMENT’S 423 W. 46th St. (bet. 9th & 10th Aves) NY, NY

Ben, who is from Chattanooga, was kind enough to send his grandmother’s recipe for the Tennessee cookbook, which I am working on.


Friday, May 7, 2010



May and June are traditionally the months when the American Cancer Society conducts Relay For Life Events across Kentucky.

This year we have had an opportunity to be a small part of this program. This is special to me as my father Wilson Allcock had cancer and passed away in 2001. I think he knows that I am helping with this and is pleased!

Several teams are using the cookbook as a fundraiser. If you want copies of “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” and want to help the American Cancer Society, PLEASE contact one of these teams.

Benton, KY: Stilley House: Contact Gina Wallace

Paducah, KY: Jackson Oaks Apartments: Contact Denise Rupp

Shepherdsville, KY: Bullit Co. Homemakers: Contact Joyce Crigler

Springfield, KY: Bank Relay For Life Team: Contact: Cathy Carrico

Lancaster, KY: Whitaker Bank: Contact Wilma Floyd

Danville, KY: Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center: Contact Melissa McCraw

Special Note: We did a Mother’s Day Book Signing last Wednesday and Thursday at Lourdes Hospital here in Paducah as a fundraiser for their Auxiliary. Nina Woods the Director for the Auxiliary has invited me to come back to do another book signing June 8. I guess that is for Father’s Day Dad’s that like to cook!