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Simmer for Scent

On foodnetwork.com they have several recipes to make your house smell wonderful while entertaining this holiday season.  I'm going to try this Mulled Cider to drink and perfume my house.



  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole allspice berries
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced


Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer on the grates of the grill or over a burner. Divide among individual mugs and serve hot.