I really love this time of year! The sights, the sounds….and most importantly…the scents! There’s nothing better than the smell of pumpkin bread or apple pie baking in the oven! But since I don’t have time to bake nearly as often as I would like, that doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy the aromas of fall! It’s actually quite simple to make your house smell like you’ve been baking all day….without even having to turn on the oven!
You only need a few simple ingredients……….
Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
Add an apple cut into quarters, a few cinnamon sticks, a handful of whole cloves, and here’s the “secret”….a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Boil the ingredients together for a few minutes, then turn the heat down to simmer. Add water as needed, usually every 30 minutes or so.
I like to use a “designated” saucepan I picked up at the thrift store for my stove top potpourri. That way I can keep it on the stove and just keep adding water and replenishing the spices as needed.
Now you know the “secret” to making your home smell like fall without turning on the oven….just be prepared to disappoint those who come into the kitchen expecting to find something delicious they can actually EAT. 🙂
***This wonderful post was written by Jill at One Good Thing by Jillee
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