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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!

The Thankful Trend

14 Nov

‘Tis the season to be thankful! 

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie

Did you know that gratitude is a learned behavior? This season, we’re helping families express their gratitude & encouraging children to be thankful for all things in life.

So, how are we going to do this? With help from our new favorite product:

Turkey on the Table is a book & activity that allows the whole family to show their thankfulness every day. The goal is to turn thankfulness into a daily routine.

The Turkey on the Table kit includes an adorable knit turkey, customizable feathers with marker, and a heartwarming book. Here’s how it works:


Aside from thankfulsmall-feeding-americaness, Turkey on the Table encourages giving back through their partnership with Feeding America.

With each Turkey on the Table sold, 10 meals will be provided to someone in need. To date, over 102,000 meals have been donated.

More Thankful Traditions!

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward

There are so many other ways to express gratitude this year! One of our favorite thankful activities is the Thankful Tree.


Thankful Trees are both a way to express thanks & a fun activity for the whole family! All you need is a few tree branches, construction paper, scissors, glue & markers to write with.

Fashion a tree from the branches. Next, cut the paper into leaves. Have everyone write what they are thankful for on the leaves & hang them on the tree. Display your Thankful Tree so everyone can see! Each time you see it, you will be reminded of the many things there are to be thankful for!

Tablecloth of Thanks


Another Thankful activity we love is a Tablecloth of Thanks! Create a new Thanksgiving tradition by having everyone at dinner sign the tablecloth with their name and something they are thankful for. Keep the same table cloth and have family members add something new each year! It’s a great way to remember old memories, start new ones & express gratitude.

Enjoy this holiday season, but never forget the reason we have it!

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

– 1 Thessalonians 5:18

images from: http://turkeyonthetable.com ; http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/thankful-tree/ ; http://www.sharingshine.com/2014/11/13/keeping-thanks-thanksgiving/