From Summer To Fall In Just 5 Minutes

August 28, 2018
From Summer To Fall In Just 5 Minutes

After a long and hot summer, fall cannot come soon enough. Even with the school year routine and busyness starting up, there’s just something about those warm colors, cool winds and approaching holidays that gets us excited. While the weather here in Texas might not follow suit, we’ve got a trick to help you transition from summer to fall, no matter the temperature outside.

Smell is proven to affect our mind and mood, with it being our most memorable sense. Can you guess what we’re suggesting? And no, it’s not spending all day making homemade pies…

Here are a few of our favorite recipes for stovetop scents that are sure to bring all your favorite fall memories to the front of your mind. For each of these, start with 2-3 cups of water in a small saucepan. Once all the desired ingredients (depenidng on your recipe selection) are added, bring to a boil then reduce to low heat. Add more water as necessary.

Citrus:

1 Orange, Sliced
1 Lemon, Sliced
Cranberry Bliss
1 orange
½ lemon
1 cup cranberries
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon cloves

Rich Spice:

2 Cinnamon Sticks
½ tablespoon Whole Cloves
1 Whole Nutmeg
Lemon Rosemary
1 Lemon Sliced
3 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
1 Cinnamon Stick

Apple Pie:

2 Apples, sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 lemon slice
dash of vanilla extract
Vanilla Spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick
4 cloves