Filling In Holes: Past & Present

Family for a lot of us is supposed to be about those known to us, those we grow up with and grow old beside. But there are those of us who have massive holes and or questions about where we came from and who we really are. I am one of those people, who has a ton of questions and holes in the family history.

Self Reflection

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius So, I have been thinking a lot about things lately, from family to friends & everything else that falls in between. How our relationships shape and…

Sibling Prank, The Great Cinnamon Roll Disaster.

Brothers and sisters can say things to one another that no one else can.       Gregory E. Lang We all have that one sibling who liked to play pranks on us, for me it was my eldest sister who used to play pranks on me and for my own children it is my youngest who…

The roles in a home

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw We should not look to our past when we are making way for our future, and that includes how we raise our children, what we teach them and how we show them how to be…

Most Amazing Chicken Fingers EVER!

We decided to try and do this recipe one night on a whim, and we were glad we did! These turned out to be the best chicken fingers we have ever had and they are so simple to make. Ever since we started making these, it has been one of the most requested things from…

Fried Pork Loin Steaks and Buttered Zucchini

We made this the other night, I actually modified another recipe to give it a try and see how it would do on a different type of meat. I will post that recipe and link it in the comments below. I will say this was one of the best Pork Loin Steaks I have had…

Beef and Broccoli

This is a quick and easy meal for those who love Chinese food but cannot always afford to pay for takeout. Beef and Broccoli December 12, 2018 by Jess Cuisine Chinese America Category Cooking & Recipes Persons 5 Serving Size 1 Bowl Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour, 30 minutes…

Oh Dear… Life

Ever just have one of those days where nothing goes as planned or seems to go right? Yeah, that seems to be the case for me today or for the last couple of months. Don’t get me wrong, we have had some good points this year, but there have been some really trying ones too. They…

Don’t take your loved one for granted.

Sometimes, we forget the one who is at home, taking care of the house, the kids and animals, does it not because they have to, but because they want to.  They take care of all the little things that make our life functional and complete and it is easy to forget that from time to…

Unconditional Love

  At its very definition unconditional love seems like something out of a fairytale, something that many of us are unsure if we have ever truly encountered in our lifetime. Unconditional love is generally something that we as mothers and fathers give to our children without question, but outside of the parent and child relationship is…