5 Simmer Pot Recipes To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

5 Simmer Pot Recipes To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

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Cambria Bold
Oct 18, 2011
The season of scented candles has begun! While Pumpkin Spice Latte and Vanilla Bean Frosting might sound scrumptious and inviting, the truth is that many scented candles are made of petroleum-based paraffin with dubious artificial scents. A better and safer alternative is to do what your grandmother did: simmer a pot of spices on your stove! Ingredients like cinnamon sticks, apple peels, orange rinds, cloves, apple juice, vanilla, anise, and nutmeg will soon make your home smell like you've been baking all day. Be Prepared: Get into the habit of saving (rather than composting) your orange peels, lemon and lime peels, and apple and pear skins skins. Instructions: Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the ingredients from your favorite recipe, continue to boil for a few minutes, then turn the heat down to simmer. Add water as needed, usually every 30 minutes or so. Recipe #1 Cinnamon sticks Apple peels Orange rinds Whole cloves Recipe #2 Peel from 1 lemon Peel from 1 orange 2 bay leaves 3 cinnamon sticks 2 Tablespoons whole cloves Recipe #3 A few drops vanilla Orange peels Recipe #4 1 cup dried lavender 1 tsp anise 1 Tablespoon nutmeg 1 Tablespoon whole cloves 1 Cinnamon stick Recipe #5 5 bay leaves 1 Tablespoon whole cloves 2 sticks cinnamon Do you have a favorite simmer pot recipe? Tell us below! Recipes via TipNut (Image: Flickr member D Sharon Pruitt licensed for use under Creative Commons. Originally published 2010-10-18)
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