Make your house smell like fall Simply cut an apple (any variety) into quarters. Put the apple pieces in a small pan. Fill the pan with water, then add some cinnamon sticks and whole cloves. Sprinkle in a little ground cinnamon if you want. Now here's the secret: Add a teaspoon or more of vanilla extract. Simmer on the stovetop, being careful not to let the water boil away.
How to make your house smell like FALL: Add cinnamon sticks, some orange peel, whole cloves, and a few bay leaves to a pot of simmering water on the stove. Let it simmer all day, adding more water as needed and your house will smell amazing.
I love this easy recipe for slow cooker potpourri - it smells just like Christmas! I can leave it out all day long and don't have to worry about burning down the house, OR it can be adapted for stove top potpourri too. Plus there's ideas to turning homemade potpourri into an easy homemade Christmas gift! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com