My Name is Jessica. I’m born and raised in Detroit Michigan, and proud of it!! I maybe a Yankee, but I have always known I was destined to live in the south. When I was three I would tell my mom ”I’m gonna wash my Hanes” and “can I have a Cass of Wadter”. Two years ago I visited the cute little city of Charleston and absolutely fell in LOVE. I know you’re thinking me and the other 1 Million brides to be right? haha!​

I’m a business professional currently in an HR role, I own a home and have a 4-year-old Boxer named Lexi, which I adore! I’m always on the move sometimes to a fault. I love doing things out in the community, laughing with friends and family and cooking for the masses (aka friends and family).

My baby Lexi <3
My baby Lexi <3

So what am I doing here? Well about 2 years ago I decided to become a healthier version of myself. I was sick of feeling run down, and just not myself. So with that I made the decision to change, and through-out my journey I have had a few friends tag along too! Don’t worry you will be introduced to them soon enough! Food, and Fun Home projects is what it's all about here at Sassy Southern Yankee. Welcome to the Family!



Yeah, Yeah who really cares right? To me it’s about the little life experiences and the knowledge from them, not the piece of paper from school, but here you go. BA In Business Management, and Administration. Associates in Business, Business Management, Marketing and Technology. Certificates in Loss Prevention, Nutrition, Culinary Arts, and FEMA. Yup I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up and still don’t. Goes back to Just a Little Bit of EVERYthing I guess.

Jessica Schaffner

*most of the recipes on the blog are Gluten Free; however I will provide alternate options for those of you who love Gluten Goodness ;)

Mango Sriracha Potstickers


Gorilla Bread

Irish Egg Rolls

Antipasto Bites

Pizza Nachos


Chili Chocolate Red Wine Bread

Almond Crepes with Fresh Berries