After making Creamy Garlic Pasta for dinner last night, I took my kids to karate. When we came home, I opened the door and the entire house smelled like garlic. While I do love the taste of garlic, and my family did love dinner last night, I don't love my house smelling like garlic (or most dinners for that matter).
Since it is fall, I decided to go back to a favorite trick of mine that has never failed me when it comes to making my house smell good. It is a great mixture of fall ingredients that I simmer on the stove top. After about 15 minutes my entire house is filled with this lovely fall scent.
3-4 cups of water, plus more as necessary
1 apple, sliced
about 1/4 cup of cloves
1/4-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
about 8 cinnamon sticks
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4-1/2 cup Orange juice, optional
1. Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan, and bring it to a boil.
2. Then reduce the heat to low, and allow it simmer for as long as desired.
~As you can see, my apple wasn't in the greatest condition. It doesn't matter. I actually prefer using an apple we are less likely to eat any way.
~Make sure you don't let your pan boil dry. You can add more water as necessary.
~Just as when you are actually cooking something, do not leave it unattended.
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