Vintage Trophy Wine Stoppers

Vintage Trophy Wine Stoppers

We spotted these sporty toppers at out Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio — then persuaded vendor Shannon Vance, of Stash Style, to share how she and pal Robin Sweeney created them.

First, use a drill to make a 1/8-inch-wide hole halfway down into a new cork ($3.99 for 30; Next, twist off the top of a vintage trophy (typically a few bucks each at thrift shops and garage sales). Apply superglue to the underside of the trophy top's base and the screw that extends from it. Insert the screw into the cork and twist the pieces together until flush and a tight bond forms. Allow one hour of drying time before using your prize design.

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Impossible Coconut Pie

Impossible Coconut Pie
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Bisquick
4 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut
In a medium bowl, blend all the ingredients together by hand or on low speed for 30 seconds. Pour into a 10-inch pie plate that has been buttered or sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake at 350F. for 50 minutes, or until golden and set.

 Homemade Bisquick: blend 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup butter. (You could cut it back to 1/4 cup butter for a lower-fat version.) Pulsing the lot in a food processor will blend it completely, like the real thing – you can then store it in a Ziploc bag in the freezer until you need some. If you don’t have a food processor, you can do it by hand with a pastry cutter or whisk.


Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (aka: Crack Bread)
Courtesy of Plain Chicken
1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread
8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
3 oz  Real Bacon bits
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix
Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions. Do not cut through the bottom crust. Place slices of cheese in between cuts. Sprinkle bacon bits on bread, making sure to get in between cuts. Mix together butter and Ranch dressing mix. Pour over bread. Wrap in foil the entire loaf in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

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