Some of my greatest memories of the holidays growing up are actually the smells of Christmas.   My Mom always used to make potpourri on the stove top and I can distinctly remember that sweet smell that filled our house.  I created my own Christmas scent that fills our house during the holiday season.  Below is my recipe.  These also make great hostess or party favor gifts!

Potpourri Recipe

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Cup Fresh Cranberries
  • 2-3 Sprigs of Pine or Rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon Cloves
  • 2-4 Cinnamon Sticks

*Slice orange and place in a medium saucepan with cranberries, pine, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and 2 cups of water

*Simmer mixture and turn heat to low.  Your house will then smell amazing!