The nights are getting cooler, the stores shelves are showing hints of black and orange, and school is in session, it can only mean one thing, FALL IS ON IT'S WAY! Autumn has to be one of my most favorite times of the year, the colors, the scents, the flavors, the impending holidays, it's all intoxicating to my senses. The other day while browsing Dollar Tree ( My FAVORITE Store) I came across a bag of about 8-12 cinnamon sticks, I HAD to have them, though at the time I didn't know what I would do with them, but the scent was alluring. The next day as I finished tidying up the house I seen my cinnamon sticks on the counter, and opened the bag, just to smell them. Why couldn't I make my whole house smell like fall? I jumped on my computer to see how I could use these wonderful sticks of autumn memories, and found a plethora of recipes, which all called for an apple or apples to but cut up and placed in a pot of water along with your cinnamon. This won't do! I don't know about you, but in my house we don't just waste food, and then it hit me! The apple core that I had just thrown in the trash! Instead of a whole apple, I used the cores to the apples my son and I had eaten with our lunch! Into the pot it went, and within minutes, the water was boiling and my house was being permeated with the scent of apple pie!
1 Stick Whole Cinnamon
2-3 Apple Cores
2 Cups Water
Bring to a boil and let steam turn down to low and let simmer.
Be sure to check on your pot often so you don't run out of water.