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Making Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

As we enter the holiday season, our homes become filled with the scents of baking and cooking for family celebrations. On those days that you are not cooking for a big family get together, you can still fill your house with lovely scents from your AllSpice rack. Simply boil a pan of water, add spices and perhaps a few fruits, turn it down to a simmer and continue to add water as the water boils out. 

Be creative with the spices and fruits you use! There are lots of options. To get you started, here are a few suggestions (for fun, I even gave them names).

Apple Pie-- Apples, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and cloves

So Fresh and So Clean-- Rosemary, lemon and bay leaves

Old Fashioned Christmas-- Oranges, evergreen needles, bay leaves and cinnamon

Thanksgiving Memories-- Cranberries, Oranges, Cinnamon and star anise

Feel the Warmth-- Cloves, cinnamon and vanilla

It goes without saying, but I will say it anyway-- DO NOT leave the house with a pan boiling, if the water boils dry, you could have a scorched pan, or even a house fire.

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