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The Smell of Christmas

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The Smell of Christmas – it is such a wonderful and distinctive aroma.  When your senses catch a whiff … you instantly think of the holidays.  If you don’t use a real tree during the holidays, there is another way to fill your home with this joyful scent.  The Smell of Christmas can be simmered up with just a few ingredients!  It will keep in the refrigerator for several days; just add water as needed.  This is an easy and fun recipe. Soon you will be saying “It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!”

Regarding the Allspice Berries – we found ours at the local Walmart and Publix.

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The Smell of Christmas
Do not let the pot become dry.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 4 slices orange
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons allspice berries
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 4 cups water
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 4 slices orange
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons allspice berries
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 4 cups water
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a pot.
  2. Simmer on low for as long as you need, making sure to add more water as needed.

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