Mulling Spice Recipe

Don't you just love the smells of Fall? 
Pumpkin candles, crisp air, and mulling spices! 
I've got some great ideas for making your home smell great this season as well as a few easy and inexpensive DIY Thanksgiving ideas for your home this year. 

jars of mulling spices

A few years ago I did a little research into how to DIY Mulling spices.

I found an easy recipe which I doctored up a little to make it my own then used my creation in a few different recipes below. 

To make a great dinner relish, I added 1/4 cup of this Mulling Spice recipe to a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, a 14 oz. can of whole cranberry, and 1/2 cup of crushed pecans.

I mixed it all together and believe me it was delicious! 

I can't wait to serve it to my guests on Thanksgiving!

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Next, I decided to use the Mulling spice recipe to make Cranberry Bread!

I cheated a little and used a Krusteaz Fat Free Cranberry Orange box mix as my base. 

You can really add it to almost any muffin or boxed bread mix. 

Instead of just adding the can of cranberry-orange that came with the box, I mixed it with a cup of the homemade cranberry relish recipe above and added it to the bread mix.  

I used the little can it came with as my measurement for the relish.

cranberry bread box

Now the yummy cranberry-orange bread had pecans, pineapple, cranberry, and orange!

baked cranberry orange bread

And since I'm a crafter and not really a cook, I couldn't stop there, I had to add my own touch...

mulling spice jars

I filled several jars with the homemade Mulling Spice recipe, added a cute label, and I'm giving it to my guests at Thanksgiving.

To make DIY Thanksgiving place markers for your guests, take a look at this project. 

mulling spices with labels and ties

And now to make you house smell just as delicious as the bread tastes... 

Mix 1/2 a cup of Mulling Spice and 1 cup of water into 2 cups of red wine, cider or tea. 

Simmer on the stove or add to a small crock pot and you have a delicious room scent for the holidays!

It really makes your house smell great!

And to decorate for Thanksgiving, here is how you can create a simple Thanksgiving banner to hang on the mantel.

Read more inexpensive and easy Thanksgiving ideas.

And to make a really easy butter nut squash soup for your Thanksgiving guests take a look at this easy recipe! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .