9 Recipes That Will Make Your Home Smell Amazing!

Some of the best things about winter are the scents that accompany the season. Pine needles, warm cookies, and roasts baking are just a few of our favorites from the winter months. And although you may be able to find these aromas in candle form, nothing beats the real thing! 

Let the heavenly smells of a savory stew, hearty sauce, or sweet treat turn your home into a holiday wonderland. You’ll have everyone who walks in asking what you’re cooking – and when they get to eat it!

Beef and Butternut Stew with Mustard Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips

Just getting a whiff of this stew will warm your whole body. A delicious combination of root vegetables mixed with sage, thyme and onion create an aroma that smells just like home.

Dutch Cocoa Walnut Cookies

Toasted walnuts and rich chocolate are mixed together to create a delicious, tasty dessert bite that everyone will love. And who doesn’t like the smell of freshly baked cookies?

Cacciatore (Hunter-Style Chicken)

Photo by Frances Janisch

Earthy, smoky, sweet – cacciatore checks off any and all scents you may be pining for. Your home will be smelling like an Italian bistro by the time you’re done with this dish from Rachael’s latest cookbook, Everyone is Italian on Sunday!

Baked Ziti

When sauce meets cheese, you truly hit the jackpot of home-cooked scents. The unmistakable smell of garlic and tomato are only made better with the mild, but rich, smells of ricotta and mozzarella for a sure stomach growler.

French Onion Soup with Roasted Garlic Croutons

Soft, caramelized onions give French onion soup a deliciously sweet flavor and scent. Topped with crisp garlic croutons, the soup is sure to have neighbors knocking on your door.

Hungarian Paprika Chicken

Let the smoky aroma of paprika fill your home with this chicken that’s slow-roasted in a Dutch oven. With sweet and spicy accents, your nose will be thanking you.

Roast Meatballs and Tomato-Tarragon Sauce

Can you beat the smell of meatballs? We think not.

Hot & Sweet Sausage, Pepper and Onion Hoagies

Fresh, roasted peppers mixed with sweet onions and sausage create a sandwich that not only tastes amazing but smells amazing too!

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