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Christmas Open House Recipes

30 Nov

If you joined us for Christmas Open House at Wrapsody then I am sure you got an opportunity to try some of our favorite recipes! Our favorite thing about these recipes is they are absolutely delicious, but also so simple. Whip them up for your upcoming holiday party, post-season tailgate or for a delicious snack! You won’t be able to get enough!

Apple Cider Mimosa




Simply mix together and enjoy! Serve chilled.

Captain Rodney’s Cheesebake



  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Captain Rodney’s glaze ($16)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 6 Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon


  1. In a bowl, combine mayo, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and onions.
  2. Pour into a greased quiche pan.
  3. Top with crackers.
  4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  5. While still hot, top with crumbled bacon and Captain Rodney’s glaze.
  6. Serve with your favorite cracker!

Spicy Cranberry Meatballs



  • 2 14-ounce packages of frozen meatballs (if using homemade meatballs, use 55-60 small)
  • 1 14-ounce can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 17-ounce bottle spicy barbecue sauce


  1. Combine sauces over medium heat in a large deep skillet and cook until bubbly.
  2. Add meatballs in a single layer and stir to coat completely.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until meatballs are heated through; about 15 minutes for frozen.
  4. Remove cover and continue to cook for several minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced and completely coating the meatballs.
  5. Serve on their own as an appetizer, or as a main dish over rice.
  6. For slow cooker method, place meatballs in the slow cooker and pour sauces over. Stir ingredients together and cook on low for a few hours or until ready to serve.
  7. Stir again just before serving.

Pecan Pie in a Jar (prepared with San Saba Pecan Pie in-a-Jar)


Yields: two 9″ pies



  1. Remove jar lid. Microwave for 1 minute allowing the filling to be removed easily.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat 4 eggs with a fork until the yolk and white are well mixed.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of melted margarine or butter.
  4. Stir filling into eggs, blend with a fork until well mixed.
  5. Pour into the pie shells.
  6. Bake at 300 degrees for 50 minutes.
  7. Shake the pie slightly to check for doneness. Center should move like set gelatin.
  8. Carefully level the nuts on your pie as it begins to “fall.”
  9. Cool pie overnight, or at least 4 hours until set.

Serving Suggestion: Microwave each slice slightly for 10 seconds and top with vanilla ice cream.

BONUS: Our favorite snack! Ever tried Funky Chunky? It is a Wrapsody favorite! Try all three flavors we have available online!


Funky Chunky – Chocolate Pretzels Large Bag, ($8) Funky Chunky – Caramel Latte Popcorn Large Bag, ($8) Funky Chunky – Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn Large Bag, ($8)

Turkey Time!

15 Nov

Everyone knows we love holidays here at Wrapsody and Thanksgiving is no different. Once the weather starts getting colder and I get to bundle up in my sweaters my mind immediately goes to that amazing Thanksgiving meal at the end of November. Thankfully, here at Wrapsody, we have all the tools you need to prepare a perfect Thanksgiving meal.

First, we better start off with what you’re making. No, not to eat. Let’s start with what you’re making to drink. We have a very simple answer for you: CIDER SPICES. All you need is the Aspen Mulling Spice Mix and a gallon of CranApple juice. It is our Wrapsody trade secret. Trust us, everyone will be begging to know how you did it.


Aspen Mulling Cider Spices ($4.50)

In our opinion, it’s about time you spiced up your same old Thanksgiving recipes. Why not try a new appetizer, side dish, or dessert alongside your classics? We have a few ideas for you courtesy of Captain Rodney’s Glaze and two of our favorite cookbooks, “Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes” by Anita Musgrove and “Crisps, Cobblers, Custards & Creams” by Jean Anderson!




  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup any flavor Captain Rodney’s glaze
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 6 Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon


  1. In a bowl, combine mayo, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and onions.
  2. Pour into a greased quiche pan.
  3. Top with crackers.
  4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  5. While still hot, top with crumbled bacon and Captain Rodney’s glaze.
  6. Serve with crackers, corn chips, or crostini.


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Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook, $18.95


(Serves 4)


  • 1 (7-ounce) package of elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (12- or 16-ounce) paige of thick-sliced bacon, cooked crispy


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan melt butter over medium-low heat.
  3. Add flour, salt and pepper; stir until smooth.
  4. Gradually add milk.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Cook and stir until thickened (2 to 4 minutes).
  7. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.
  8. Break bacon into bite-sized pieces.
  9. When pasta is done, drain well.
  10. Add cheese mixture and bacon; toss to coat.


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Crisps, Cobblers, Custards & Creams Cookbook, $30



  • 1 quart (4 cups) stale 1/2-inch bread cubes
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 quart (4 cups) thinly sliced peeled and cored apples (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • Optional topping: 1 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks, or 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees. Butter 2-quart casserole or spritz with nonstick-cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place bread cubes and melted butter in large mixing bowl and toss until cubes are nicely buttered.
  3. Place apples and the next eight ingredients (brown sugar through salt) in second large bowl and toss well to combine.
  4. Layer bread cubes and apple mixture in casserole, beginning and ending with bread cubes. Drizzle apple juice evenly all over and cover casserole with lid or foil.
  5. Slide onto middle oven shelf and bake 45 minutes. Remove cover and continue baking until bubbling and nicely browned – 10 to 15 minutes longer.
  6. Serve hot, accompanying, if you like with softly whipped cream or scoops of ice cream.


Now that we have helped make your Thanksgiving close to perfect we have one final suggestion for you to really bring it all home. The answer is simple: Golden Rabbit.



Golden Rabbit is the most amazing enamel cookware that can go from oven to table to dishwasher and back again. And they look stylish and sophisticated! It will make your Thanksgiving clean up a breeze so you can get back to watching football and spending time with your family!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Hello, September 🏈

29 Aug

As August comes to an end, we welcome September with open arms. September brings all of the joy & changes that come with the end of summer and the beginning of a new fall (the most wonderful time of year!). Bathing suits, oversized floaties, days on the lake and 100 degree weather are traded for booties, tailgate tents, Saturdays in the stadium and 90 degree weather (some things take longer to change…).

As the most loyal fans in the world, we have a special responsibility come September: make this football season even better than the last! A seemingly difficult task because every football season tops the last, but we love the challenge – don’t we? Well, we’ve decided to put together a little something to help with the exciting task of making your tailgate the best tailgate ever. Because let’s face it, haven’t you always wanted to be the hostess with the mostest during your favorite time of the year, at your favorite place, amongst a sea of other Game Day hosting aficionados?

Well, good thing Wrapsody is here to help.

Let’s start with the essentials:

  1. ClearWare Stadium Bags: be prepared on Game Day, don’t forget your clear bag! Don’t get caught off guard by the new regulations! These options are perfect for keeping all of your belongings safe for game time! 

    Collegiate ClearWare Bags ($80), HOBO “Danette” Wallet in Cardinal ($118), Sunglasses ($14), HOBO “Flash” Wallet in Persimmon ($68), Teleties large hairband ($10)

  2. Game Day Outfits – For some of you, this is your favorite part of Game Day… picking out what to wear! We have so many options, we could write a whole post for just that! But we picked some of our favorites from our boutique to share with y’all: 

    Alabama & Auburn Stated Tanks ($40), Auburn & Alabama ClearWare Large Bags ($80), White V-Neck Tee ($38), Denim Skirt ($40), Grey Dress ($32)


    Navy Romper ($40), Diba True “New Look” Wedges ($110), Orange Tassel Earrings ($30), Black Top ($28), Red Tie Necklace ($12), Blowfish Black “Drum” Sandals ($40), Diba True “Line Drive” Slip-On Heels ($130), Grey Knit Dress ($45), HOBO “Muse” in Cardinal ($178), Navy Floral Romper ($40), Navy Off the Shoulder Dress ($42), Neutral/Sparkle Beaded Necklace ($48), Large Collegiate ClearWare Bags ($80)


    UAB “BHM” Grey T-Shirt ($36), White Angry Rabbit Jeans ($84)

  3. Scout Coolers & Storage Bins – lugging around 

    “Chalk the Line” Pleasure Chest ($30), “Crocotile” Hang-10 Bin ($28), Rump Roost Medium ($60), Large ($65)

  4. Drinkware – New & improved designs: the Stemless & 12oz Tumbler from Corkcicle, and the new 50oz Bottle & multiple new colors of our favorite 9oz tumbler – including Crimson and Navy! 


    Corkcicle: Stemless ($22), 12oz Tumbler ($22). Swig: 9oz Tumbler ($22), 50oz Bottle ($48)

You could stop here, but then you wouldn’t be completing your task – right? So let’s keep going. Here are some of our favorite new items to help make your tailgate go from “fun” to “AMAZING!”

  1. Tailgate Trays – officially called “Party Pals” & the perfect addition to your next tailgate. They are lightweight, come in red, white, orange, black, silver/grey & navy and have spaces for your drink, utensils & plate! 

    Party Pal ($7), Corkcicle ($22), Fringe Clutch Purses ($45), Red Tie Necklace ($12)

  2. Garden Stakes & Door Hangers – Alabama Pumpkin & Aubie garden stakes! Big Al & Aubie Door Hangers! An easy addition to any outdoor space this football season. 

    Alabama Pumpkin Garden Stake ($22), Aubie Garden Stake ($28.50), Aubie Door Hanger ($44), Big Al Door Hanger ($44)

3. For the Chef – show off your grill skills with this “Grill Master” serving platter & spatula set (a great gift for that proud grill master in your life…), make serving a tad more fun with appetizer forks, and switch out your cans for glasses with Govino 160z Beer Glasses (perfect for outdoor celebrations & durable for the crazier members of your tailgate!).


Grill Master Platter Set ($55), Dipper Appetizer Forks ($10.50), Govino Beer Glass Set ($20)

Now can you see it? Can you really picture it? Your tailgate filled with happy faces, cold refreshments and everything in between!

For anyone NOT satisfied with their tailgate vision, here are a few more favorites that will spice your Saturday up even more:

  1. Dammit Dolls – you know those moments where you think you might punch your tv, or a wall? Well, that’s where these guys come in. Grab one and hit, throw, smash, kick – whatever you desire! And get one for your buddy too because chances are you’re not the only one who will need one… Dammit-dolls-Auburn-Alabama-wrapsody 

    Alabama “Tradition” Dammit Doll & Auburn “Captain” Dammit Doll ($14 each)

  2. Hand Towels & Magnets – because they add a cute touch & we just love them! 

    Hand Towels ($18), Magnets ($8 each)

  3. #GiveBeer 6-pack greeting card – why buy a separate card when you can say Hi with your gift? We love 2-in-1 deals! 

Now you should be very well prepared for the first game of the season! Let us know what you think & tag us in your tailgating pictures @shopwrapsody 🙂

We sincerely hope you enjoy this September & all of the glorious moments it brings to you!

Happy Tailgating!

-The Wrapsody Team





Wrapped in Hope: Monica’s Testimony

1 Oct

In 2012, 40-year-old Monica Chambers skeptically agreed to have her first mammogram after her doctor advised her to. When the mammogram showed an abnormality, Monica went to the East Alabama Medical Center’s radiology department to determine what exactly was wrong. After a few tests, Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer.

A nurse from the EAMC Breast Health Center was the first to meet with Monica about having chemotherapy, but Monica was determined she would not go through treatment. “I’m just going to die with breast cancer,” Monica said. It was her husband who finally convinced her that she had to try and fight the cancer for herself and her young children.

img_1244Finally, Monica listened to reason and started chemotherapy, and she’s happy she decided to do so. “It’s like it became a part of me and I became a part of it,” Monica said about going through treatment. She especially praised everyone at the EAMC Breast Health Center for being so kind and welcoming to her. “The people at the EAMC really helped me a lot,” Monica said.

After she had already been diagnosed with breast cancer and started treatment, Monica’s husband began having health problems and was put on disability. This meant that they were both sick and out of work, leaving them uninsured. “The foundation picked me up,” Monica said. “They made sure I could afford anything I needed.”


Monica said the thing that helped her the most through her fight with cancer was people being there for her. “I had people behind me that I never would have thought. Even people that I didn’t know,” Monica said. She said that she was given food, groceries and kind words that uplifted her. She also said it made her feel better when people would call or let her know they were praying for her.

The main thing Monica said that people who haven’t been through breast cancer should know is to not try to sympathize with the person affected but instead be straight-forward with them. Monica said she would encourage people to not be afraid to ask questions or say whatever is on their mind. Said said if someone wants to help, all they have to do is simply ask, ‘Is there anything I can do?’

Monica has been a breast cancer survivor now for 4 years now. After surviving herself, she hopes she can help others get through as well. “I just want to get my story out to help anyone. Whether it’s someone that’s going through breast cancer or someone that has family members or loved ones going through. I just want to help them feel comfortable.”


Honored to share this story,
Caroline Haney
Wrapsody Intern