Welcome to One Sweet Appetite! I’m Jesseca the author, creator, photographer, baker, and cook here. That is quite the job title, huh? I also happen to be the mom of a rambunctious seven year old boy as well as our fluffy pup and the wife to an amazing man that eats all of my recipe creations (even the not-so-great ones). We currently live in East Texas and are loving every second of this southern living.
My love for food started when I attempted to wow my husband (then boyfriend) with some simple cookies. I was so confident in my skills that I just started tossing ingredients into a bowl and ended up with a giant batch of tasteless rocks. Watching him take that first bite was bad but it was in that moment that I knew there was an art to cooking/baking that I wanted to dive deeper into.
Fast forward a few years and One Sweet Appetite was born. Things started small with me sharing some wacky recipes (like pineapple flowers) and have slowly developed into the family favorite meals you see today. Of course I also have some sweet treats thrown in because you can’t have a title like One Sweet Appetite without desserts, am I right?
Creating meals has become my full time job and I couldn’t be happier. I currently have one cookbook that is available online and in stores with another set to be released April 2017 which is almost surreal and have been featured in multiple radio and TV segments (you can maybe even see me in commercials if you are Jazz basketball fans!). Being published kicks ass but I couldn’t have reached any of those goals without you, my readers! I have grown to love and care for each and every one of you and appreciate you taking the time to learn a little more about me.
What is your favorite recipe from the site?
Guys, you would never believe how hard it is for me to pick just ONE recipe that is my all time favorite… So I picked three!
All three have been made repeatedly and remain the most used in our home. You just can’t go wrong with any of these options.
What is the most popular recipe on your site?
Camping by far is in the top 10 90% of the time but there is one recipe that always out beats the cheesy bacon potatoes. My Brownies are top of the list and worth making if you haven’t!
Where does your recipe inspiration come from?
Family, friends, eating out… Sometimes in the middle of a conversation with my husband I will pause and scribble notes with ideas that just pop into my head. It’s become a bit of an obsession to try to decide what the next “it” thing will be.
I substituted >every single ingredient< in this recipe and it tasted bad! What went wrong??
I couldn’t tell you. I used the ingredients I used because they work. I have no control or idea what goes wrong once you start experimenting. However, I love when your experiments go right! Leave a comment so I can test out your changes.
I saw that a post was sponsored. What does that mean?
That’s how I make money to keep my site going. Brands approach me with products they want me to use and I create a unique recipe using that product. I promise all sponsored posts are genuine and honest. I will never promote a product that doesn’t live up to my standards.
What camera equipment do you use?
I use a Canon Rebel T2i and a 50mm lens. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done.
Take a look around and browse through all of my recipes. If you have any requests or questions shoot me an email at: