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Old Rake Wine Glass Holder

Old Rake Wine Glass Holder

I stumbled across this yard rake wine glass holder today on Pinterest and just loved it. What a great use for an old yard rake. Really simple also.

Step 1. Remove the handle from your old yard rake
Step 2. Paint your rake (optional)
Step 3. Measure the space you need between nails to hang your rake
Step 4. Mark a level line with a pencil
Step 5. Mark off the distance for your nail holes on your level line
Step 6. Hang your rake and Glasses! 

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Blow your guests away with a flavorful twist on a classic appetizer by adding Pork Sausage to your stuffed mushrooms. These are a game day favorite at my house in the winter and are easy to make. Enjoy!


Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

2 pounds large mushrooms, stems removed and reserved
1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Roll Sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed, softened
¾ cup dry Italian bread crumbs, divided
½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

1- Preheat oven to 350°F. Finely chop enough mushroom stems to measure 1 cup; discard any remaining stems. Place mushroom caps, rounded-sides down, in lightly greased shallow baking pans.
2- Cook sausage, chopped stems and garlic in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return to skillet. Add cream cheese, ½ cup breadcrumbs, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and parsley; mix well. Spoon into mushroom caps.
3- Combine remaining breadcrumbs, remaining Parmesan cheese and oil; sprinkle over mushrooms.
4- Bake 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and stuffing is lightly browned.

About 50 servings (1 stuffed mushroom each)

DIY Recycled Wine Bottle Torch Tutorial

Wine bottle torch

I found this clever outdoor DIY idea and just had to share. This sweet DIY project that turns an everyday bottle into a modern backyard tiki torch. I love the way these torches look and am dying to use these. Just follow the tutorial below to get started making your own Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torch.

Materials:

1. Empty Wine Bottle (You can use any bottle you like as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Be clever!)
2. Teflon Tape 1/2”
3. Copper Top Plate Connector (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
4. 1” Split Ring Hanger (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
5. 1/2” x 3/8” Copper Coupling
6. 1/2” Copper Cap
7. Two Hex Nuts (threaded for 3/8”-16 thread rod)
8. Two #10 x 1” Zinc Plated Wood Screws (if your mounting it to wood)
9. 3/8”-16 Zinc Plated Threaded Rod (I bought a 3’ rod and cut it down to 8, 4-1/2” rods with a hacksaw.)
10. Tiki Replacement Wick
11. Torch Fuel (For safety reasons, only use fuel made specifically for outdoor torches. i.e. Tiki brand)


Building Instructions:

The Hanger

1. Decide where you want to mount your Recycled Bottle Torch. Position the Top Plate Connector on your mounting surface and mark the holes for where the screws will go. It’s easier to keep it level if you pre-drill your screws first.
2. Once you have your Top Plate Connector mounted you can screw in the 3/8”-16 Rod until it stops. Channellocks are helpful for this part.
3. Thread the two Hex Nuts on to the Rod and tighten one all the way down at the point where the Rod meets the Top Connector Plate. Leave the other Hex Nut at the front end so it can be used to secure the Split Ring Hanger.
4. Thread on the Split Ring Hanger just enough so that the Rod is flush with the inside of the ring. Turn the 2nd Hex Nut counter-clockwise to snug it up against the Split Ring Hanger.

The Bottle

1. Carefully and tightly wrap the 1/2” end of the Coupling with your Teflon Tape. You’ll want to keep each wrap nice and clean so that it creates a smooth, even surface. Continue building up the tape until it fits very snugly into the opening of your bottle. You obviously don’t want it to fall in.
2. Insert the Wick into the Coupling until it sticks out about 1/4”. The Tiki brand replacement wicks are about 3/8” in diameter so they fit really well. Once they absorb the torch oil they’re even tighter.
3. Unscrew the Split Ring Hanger on one side and position the bottle neck into the ring.
4. Flip the front half of the ring back into place and tighten down the Hanger evenly on both sides. You may need to loosen the other side to make sure both sides are an even tightness. (Don’t over tighten the Hanger. You don’t want to break the glass.)
5. Use a funnel to fill the bottle with your favorite torch oil. (I use Tiki’s BiteFighter because it’s clear and seems to do a good job of keeping the mosquitoes away.)
6. Insert the Coupling & Wick into the top of the bottle and twist it snugly into place. Give the Wick a few minutes to absorb the oil before you try to light it.
7. I typically just blow my torches out. Use the Copper Cap to keep the Wick dry when you’re not using your torch.

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HGTV Dream Home

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