A Lil’ Bit of Me

“Bless the food before us, the family beside us and the love between us.”

ON ME: Hi there, lovelies! My name is Jessica (or Jess); I’m 23 years old and was born and raised in North Georgia. Southern girl through and through.

I’m a PK (for those who don’t know that stands for “preacher’s kid”), my father is an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church in the North Georgia conference. His name is Eddie and yes, I am a big daddy’s girl.

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As is my older sister, Jordan. As we’ve grown older she has become my very best friend and a constant role model for me.

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My mother’s name is GiGi and she is the most loving, sassy and hard-working woman I know. She works for the United Methodist Children’s Home as a recruiter of foster parents. She’s also been my mentor in the kitchen since I was a little girl.


Currently, I am a Communication major at Kennesaw State University and have absolutely loved my time at KSU. I’ve met some of my best friends while at college and was lucky enough to also find my soul mate, Bradley is the most kind-hearted, caring, and supportive man I have ever met and I thank God for him every day.


ON THIS BLOG: Bless the Food is my personal journey to connect the world through food and hospitality. Throughout my entire life, food and family have been the center of all my memories. My goal is to learn more about the world and those who live around me through food and discipleship.

Virginia Woolf, once wrote, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” Food is a universal staple no matter your race, gender, income, etc., and is important for every other aspect of our lives as well, so why not use that as a tool to gather around.

Join me on my journey to learn delicious recipes, family history and discover why food can be a unifying factor in the dividing world we live in.

ON THE NAME: “Bless the Food” is taken from a DIY project I made for my mom as a Christmas present last year. She wanted a piece to hang on the wall in her dining room so crafted this sign for her. This has become a prayer we say while gathered around the table and totally exemplifies what this blog is all about.