About Kelly

My name is Kelly Branscomb. When I started my blog in March of 2011 it was because I had been posting pictures and recipes of the food I make on Facebook; friends often comment about how much they love them, but they follow it up with “You make that for just yourself?” I am a single gal with a passion for good food and I love to cook. I wanted to share my passion for good food with other singles (and everyone else) because being single doesn't mean you have to eat those dreaded boxed meals or only eating takeout and fast foods.

I have always had a passion for cooking and entertaining. My family and friends tell me I should open a restaurant or work on getting my own T.V. show; both take time, money, and the right connections. 
On October 13, 2011 I attended the 2011 Communications Day for the St. Paul Archdiocese.  I was there to learn about social media and how to use the tools when I took the information back to my parish, All Saints Church in Lakeville, MN.  The day was filled with some of the best presenters I have ever heard.  The final speaker of the day was Lou Carbone, President and CEO of Experience Engineering.  He started his presentation stating he came to Minnesota to work on the global branding of 3M and Target; this was after he worked with Disney.  This is the type of speaker I would expect at a business seminar, not at a Catholic Archdiocese seminar; I was immediately intrigued.  It was at the end of his presentation that I heard the words that fit what I was trying to do with my life, "I try to make a difference in people's lives in small ways." It was if God was speaking to me saying this is really why you were here today.  This was the point where I realized I could change Small Serving from a food blog about cooking for singles, to a page that encompasses the talent God gave whether it is food, event planning, tips, reviews or other creative ideas. 

In addition to my food, people look to me for other ideas, tips, and information.  I have been helping family and friends planning events, fundraising or coming up with creative ideas for as long as I can remember.  I am not formally trained as an event planner, fundraiser, designer or marketer, it is just the talent God gave me.

Artist rendering of David's pre-school work.
Early in life my parents realized my creative vision when I was about 7 years old.  My youngest brother, David, was in trouble at pre-school because he was supposed to make a witch out of some pre-cut shapes and Easter grass; instead he glued the shapes and grass randomly on the page. A bit distraught at their youngest child's lack of ability to follow directions, my parents brought the project home and set it on the counter as they pondered what to do with David.  I walked by it and said, "What a neat witch!" It was then that they realized the talents of two of their children.  From that moment David and I had a bond to understand each others creative process.  I know at that moment I did not realize that one day I would be taking people's events or projects that feel like a pre-school art project gone arye, looking at it in new prospective and turning them into a masterpiece.

I give the people I work with personal one on one service to ensure their event or project not only meets, but exceeds their needs.  I am proud to say I have been able to successfully execute projects for people on what I like to call a "Little or No Budget" and make it is the event they dreamed it would be.  I am able to work with a large, diverse group of resources and am willing to find just the right thing to make my clients event special.

This blog is who I am and what I can do for others.  I will continue to post recipes for the foods I enjoy; reviews and recommendations of products I use, places I go and people I know.  I will continue to talk about and promote events and people I work with as well.   

I will make a difference in people's lives in small ways!