Holiday Stovetop Simmer: A Perfect Homemade Blend | Get the recipe to make this delicious smelling simmering blend for your holiday festivities in this post.
Hello friends! Welcome as I share our favorite Holiday Stovetop Simmer. It’s a perfect homemade blend for creating a warm and cozy atmosphere during your holiday entertaining. Can you believe we are using words like Holiday and Christmas already? It’s hard to believe it’s that time, but here we are!
I’m honored to be participating in The Handmade Christmas Decor Blog Hop hosted by Rita from Harbour Breeze Home. It’s so exciting to be joining my talented friends as we share with you. Be sure to click the links at the end of this post and visit their blogs to see what they’ve been up to for this hop. :)
Do you love the fragrant smell of citrus, cinnamon, and cloves? I do! This homemade blend is a wonderful smelling combination of just a few ingredients.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Dutch oven (this is similar to mine)
- Navel oranges
- Cinnamon sticks (these are great)
- Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
- Fresh Bay Leaves
- Whole Cloves
As you can see this an all-natural holiday stovetop simmer. The ingredients compliment each other really well and will have your house smelling amazing in no time. You can really add as much or as little of any of the ingredients that you would like. I like this combination because it smells great without making your house smell like you’re actually cooking. I want it to smell nice, but not like I’m cooking an actual Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. ;)
Here are some of my favorites:
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Holiday Stovetop Simmer: A Perfect Homemade Blend
- 1 Navel orange
- 1 Cup Cranberries
- 3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
- 3 Sprigs Rosemary
- 1 Tbsp Cloves Whole
- 6 Cups Water
- Slice orange into thick slices
- Combine orange and remaining ingredients in a dutch oven or large pot
- Bring to a simmer and simmer over low heat as long as desired.
- Be sure to watch the water level as evaporation will occur. Add water as the water level gets low.
Disclaimer: Nutritional values (per serving) are approximates only and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Give this a try and enjoy the aroma in the background as you prepare for the upcoming holidays. And then, make it again to enjoy during the holidays. Your house will smell amazing!
Don’t forget to hop over to my friends’ blogs for a peek at their Handmade Christmas features! :)