3 Easy Ways to Wrap Wine Bottles

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If you have ever met me, you know that I love wine which is why I am so excited to partner with Mirassou to share with you how wine makes the perfect hostess gift. Although this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #MirassouHoliday

So, I am a total wine lover. If you have ever met me in real life or even talked to me online {maybe stalked my Instagram}, you know that I love to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine. Of course, when I need to take a gift to a hostess for a party or dinner, wine is my go to selection. Not only is it an easy choice but it is something almost anyone can use and enjoy. Mirassou wines are one of my favorites because they are reasonably priced (starting at about $12 per bottle) and pair well with almost any holiday dish. Of course, after selecting the perfect wine, I have to decide how to wrap it for my hostess. Here are 3 easy ways to wrap wine beyond the traditional gift bag.

Three easy ways to wrap wine beyond the boring bag.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

With all of the craziness of Christmas time, it is hard to find time to sit down and relax. It seems I am always running around trying to get that last gift purchased or running to the store for more tape to finish wrapping presents. In the middle of all that, I try to just take a moment and relax so I don’t get too overwhelmed. My favorite way to do that is with a mug of Mexican hot chocolate.

Delicious Mexican hot chocolate has a hint of spice and it topped with cinnamon marshmallows.

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Mint Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies

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As a blogger, I love being able to share my passion for cooking and baking while working with brands that I have been a fan of for years. Thank you to Pompeian for partnering with me to bring you this holiday recipe. #PompeianHoliday

What are your favorite flavors at Christmas time? Mine is hands down the combination of chocolate and peppermint. After I made my chocolate peppermint cake mix cookies, I was totally craving some more sweets with mint flavor. So, I decided that mint chocolate olive oil brownies would make the perfect addition to my holiday treat collection.

The most delicious combination of peppermint and chocolate. These mint chocolate olive oil brownies are my new favorite.

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Chipotle Chocolate Truffles

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If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen my saga of the broken oven. Just when we thought it was a glitch, the oven completely died. Of course, that happened 3 days from our annual holiday party which was totally stressful. I immediately had to rethink all of my holiday party recipes to limit how much of it needed oven time. That meant no cookies, puff pastries or anything like that. Instead, I decided to make the star of the dessert table chipotle chocolate truffles. 

A simple no bake dessert that is full of rich chocolate flavor and the perfect hint of spice!

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Peppermint Mocha Donut Recipe

When Mathlete and I were dating, I was totally addicted to Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks. Almost every date we went on either started or ended with a trip to Starbucks for my beloved drink. I don’t order the Peppermint Mocha as much during my trips to the coffee shop but I still love the flavor as much as I did way back then. I’ve been working on our Christmas menu and decided that I had to incoporate those favorite Christmas flavors in some how. I will definitely be using this Peppermint Mocha donut recipe Christmas morning {and probably at least every week from now until then} because it is thing to make for a yummy Christmas treat!

Peppermint Mocha donuts are the perfect addition to Christmas morning breakfast!
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35 Christmas Treat Recipes

Christmas and sweet treats go together like Santa and Elves. One just isn’t the same without the other. From cookies to fudge to other kinds of treats, you can find it all cooking in someone’s kitchen during Christmastime. In case you want to get in on the action, I’ve got 35 amazing Christmas treat recipes for you to drool over.

35 amazing Christmas treat recipes! I want to try them all.

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Burlap and Plaid Christmas Wreath

So, November totally flew by! It was like I packaged up the Halloween decorations and now I am pulling out my snowmen and Christmas items. This blog started with the making of a wreath {and then a ton of wreathes after that} so I like to be sure and share the newest wreath I make each year for Christmas. This year, I am going for a pretty traditional and rustic feel so my burlap and plaid Christmas wreath fits in perfectly.

A simple burlap and plaid Christmas wreath is so easy to make and looks beautiful.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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For as long as I can remember, cookies and Christmas go hand in hand. My grandmother used to spend day after day making all kinds of delicious Christmas treats. No one came to visit without getting a plate of goodies to take home. As I’ve gotten older, I try to do the same for my family and friends. Mathlete loves oatmeal cookies so it only makes sense to include some version in our holiday baking. My favorite are white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies.

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are perfect for the holidays.

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Paleo Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Every Christmas, I make a breakfast casserole. It is the perfect thing for us to let cook on Christmas morning while we gather around the tree see what Santa has brought. My favorite version is one that I can put together the night before and pop in the oven when I first wake up. As I focus on healthier choices, I find myself swapping out things like potatoes for sweet potatoes and skipping bread all together. Knowing I will be eating plenty of homemade donuts and chocolate fudge on Christmas day, I figure I should also have a healthier option like this paleo overnight breakfast casserole on hand as well.

The perfect overnight breakfast casserole and it is healthy too!

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13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I love to wrap gifts. Each year, I transform our basement into Santa’s workshop and you’ll find paper, ribbon, tape and bows spread every where. Occasionally, I will toss something in a bag because I am in a pinch but I really prefer to stick to DIY gift wrapping ideas. In case you are like me, I’ve put together 13 creative gift wrapping ideas that are perfect for Christmas!

13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas to make your packages gorgeous this Christmas.

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