Friday, September 23, 2011

The First Day Of Fall...I Smell Apples and Cinnamon

Happy first day of Fall! However, here in southern New England it's raining, sticky and humid. Last week it was cool, in the low 60's and felt like autumn...not so much for the next week or so here.

Well, the temperature may not be fall, but I'm going to make it smell like autumn in my house. I posted this idea before, but wanted to share it again.

When I think of Fall, I think apples and cinnamon. Use your crock pot to slowly simmer apples, cinnamon, and a few whole cloves to fill your home with the greatest smell ever!!

For this batch, I saved the cores and peels from a recipe I had made earlier. I think you could probably freeze them until you need them.

Add a little water and simmer away.

A wonderful smell from something you were going to throw away.

You could also use the apple part and find a great recipe for apple sauce and then at the end, you'll have a yummy treat to eat too along with filling up your home with the smell of autumn.

Don't forget to look in on all the great ideas on this week's Sew Darn Crafty and you still have time to add a link of your own. Click here to go take a peek!

Happy Fall,


  1. That's a wonderful idea. I usually buy chipped cinnamon, cloves, allspice, etc in bulk and keep them in a glass jar by the stove. In the fall and winter I simmer a couple of tablespoons in water on the stove and love the smell when the house is closed up. I really like the idea of the apple in there too and using the crockpot.

  2. I never would have thought of doing this - thanks for the tip!

  3. I just go for a big batch of applebutter. Love the stuff. Been known to use commercial applesauce.

  4. good idea and I just inherited a free and brand new crockpot! you, I've got awful weather. It's SO humid that even my walls and quilts feel damp - yuck and today so much rain. I'm kind of over the rain this season. This has not been the mid-Atlantic autumn I know and love. Today I'm putting together a bunch of fall themed crafts to pretend that it's crisp and cool outside.

  5. I love the smell of apples and cinnamon! I will definitely be trying this out soon!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing! I've often thought about trying this, but I didn't know exactly what to do. Nothing smells better!

  7. Neat idea Karen! Thank you for all your wonderful tips.


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