Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Torch

Have you ever finished a bottle of alcohol and wondered what to do with the nice looking bottle. Some alcohol bottles are so cool looking I hate to throw them out. We decided to make a Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Torch. I figure we paid enough for the bottle we needed to find something to do with them. We brought this Cabo Wabo Tequila back from Cabo San Lucas thinking it would be cheaper to buy it from the source than buy it here locally.  It was a bit cheaper to buy it in Mexico but the fear of having it implode in our suitcases might have been more than the few dollars we saved. The odd shape of these bottles made it so they wouldn’t fit in a bottle bag. Thank goodness for tons of ziploc bags and a few prayers.

The Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Torches are super easy to make and look great when lit.

Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Lamp Lit

These Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Torches are super easy to make. We just had to run to the hardware store to pick up a couple of things and we were ready to go…. 

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Make Your Own…. Peppermint Lip Balm

Make Your Own… Peppermint Lip Balm

You will need

1 tablespoon cocoa butter
1 tablespoon beeswax
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
5 drops peppermint oil

Directions
1. melt the cocoa butter and beeswax in a small continer in the microwave for 10 seconds

2.  stir in the oils

3. Pour into a small container and let cool

Found in Readers Digest – Instant Money Savers book

Have you run out of brown sugar? Make your own!

Have you run out of brown sugar? Make your own brown sugar!

I seem to always run out of brown sugar right when I need it for a recipe. It is super easy to make your own brown sugar when you run out or want to try something new.

Ingredients
1 cup white granulated sugar
2 tablespoons molasses

Directions
Using a fork, combine sugar and molasses until blended completely.

Dark Brown sugar – Blackstrap Molasses
Light brown sugar  – Light molasses

 

Make Your Own…Gravy

Make your own…Gravy

Save money this holiday season by making your own gravy!

What you will need

4 tablespoons unsalted Butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups turkey, chicken or beef broth
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the flour, whisking until a smooth paste is formed

2. Continue cooking until the mixture browns to a light toasty color
reduce the heat to low and slowly add the broth
Turn the heat back to medium and bring to a slow boil until thickened

3. taste and adjust for seasoning

found in Readers Digest Instant Money Saver book