Nothing says “fall” quite like the scent of your favorite homecooked meal, wafting out from the kitchen. It welcomes you home, puts you at ease, and sets the perfect atmosphere.
One of the best ways to ensure that your home is always filled with those familiar aromas (and the good food that follows)? Throw your ingredients into a slow cooker, then let the machine work its magic!
To add some warmth and coziness to your Kargar home this fall, we’re taking a look at five easy slow cooker ideas to try. Just keep reading to find your new favorite.
Create your own Halloween goodies
Halloween is, of course, all about the candy… for kids and adults alike! Even if you’re not going trick or treating, you can enjoy scrumptiously sweet flavors courtesy of your own kitchen slow cooker. One of our favorites? S’mores in a slow cooker… simply heat up a layer of marshmallows over a layer of chocolate, then use graham crackers to dip into that gooey goodness.
Whip up a frothy hot cocoa
Nothing beats thick, frothy hot cocoa on a cool night. For fall get-togethers or spur-the-moment movie nights, a slow cooker hot cocoa works best. You can find your favorite recipe online, but most involve a mixture of milk (condensed and regular), heavy cream, and—of course—lots of chocolate pieces for that sweet, rich flavor.
Serve a crowd with a hearty stew
Fall is a busy time for families, especially those who spend the evenings dashing back and forth between work, afterschool pickup, football practice and other extracurriculars. Slow it down and indulge in a warm, hearty stew that you can start making before you even head to work.
Welcome in sweet scents
Your slow cooker isn’t just for delicious dinners and decadent desserts. It can also serve as an easy alternative to fall candles! Simple heat water with apple peels, orange rinds, cinnamon, and nutmeg at a low temperature. Soon enough, you’ll have a warm, cozy, aromatic scent wafting through the home.
Indulge in an autumnal classic
Finally, we can’t forget about the classic autumnal treat: caramel apples! Warm up your kitchen and your spirits by melting your favorite caramel candles on low heat. Once they’re all melted down, you can add your apples-on-a-stick and enjoy!
The perfect complement to your fall décor scheme? Some warmth (and delicious aromas) to go with it! We hope that these ideas help you usher in the season with ease.