I Remember Christmas

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I  Remember Christmas By Bryan Strain   I remember Christmas when I was just a boy. I remember putting plates of goodies on porches in secret ploys. I remember searching high and low when Mom and Dad weren’t home. I remember making sure our family and friends were never left alone. I remember Mommy teaching me to make the candy … Read More

My Flag

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My Flag

My Flag By Bryan Strain Old Glory how I love you. Your stars give certain light Your pure white stripes burn in my heart And in this crazy world despite The blood that still flows in stripes of red To defend your heaven blue field Some who live under your gaze Don’t understand the power that you wield   Some … Read More

Fancy Melon Basket

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Fancy Melon Basket

A few years ago I bought a set of carving razor blades at Hobby Lobby.  I use them to carve melons and pumpkins.  This image is a melon basket I did for my niece-in-law Kamie’s high school graduation. Ingredients Watermelon Cantaloupe Honey Dew Melon Grapes Thai Basil The hardest part is carving the designs into the melon.  I used a … Read More

Strawberry Cheese Cake Trifle

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Strawberry Creme Cheese Trifle

I made Vonda a Strawberry Cheese Cake Trifle for her birthday a few years back.  Trifles are relatively easy to make.  Usually you layer some fruit with whipped creme and chunks of Angel Food Cake.  However, I have fallen in love with using Philadelphia Cheese Cake filling that comes in a container like Cool Whip.  It turns a regular trifle … Read More