Have you ever baked something just to make the house smell good.

United States
October 21, 2007 1:59pm CST
Well it is a georgouse autumn day here, sunny, warm and the leaves are beautiful. But it seemed something was missing. So I whipped up a spice cake and added some pecans and raisins Yummmmmm. and popped it in the oven just to add to aroma to the house. The smell is driving me nuts. Can't wait for it to finish and cool so I can add some buttercream frosting and dig in.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
22 Oct 07
Yes, I love to cook bread to make the house smell good or to bake cookies. I live in a 1 1/2 story farm house and it just seems to be missing something without those smells. My house is like the house you would go to, to see Grandma. So it really should smell like Grandma has been baking all day. Take care
• United States
22 Oct 07
How awesome. I just love those old houses. Do you feel that most of the newer homes just don't have the same feeling of hominess and security. Wonder why some people prefer that. Thanks for responding
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
22 Oct 07
It feels wonderful. But old houses usually have hidden surprises that cost money, ours did. Just the way it goes sometimes. Take care
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• United States
22 Oct 07
Understand that. We bought one that was built in the 70's but had been vacant for over a year because it had been repossed. The neighbors said that truck would show up and people were hauling out anything the could get. They even pried off the trim around windows and doors. Stole cabinets and even the metal covers on the heating vents. Can you imaginge? We have had to do a lot of repairs. Thank goodness my soldier son is a excellent carpenter. Had his own remodeling business befoe going to Iraq last time but had to close it when he left. He took every spare minute he had and fixed everything. He and Bob had to work for a month to get it in shape for us to move in. But You wouldn't believe the beautiful home we now have. I was worth every cent and minute. Thanks for responding. Talk to you later. BSM
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Oct 07
You make me hungry with your description. If I want to make the house smell nice I bake something with cinnamon in it.....like an apple crisp....or last week I made Oatmeal Scotchies.....they were sooooooooo good.
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• United States
27 Oct 07
Oh yes, cinnamon will fill the house. I love cinnamon things and I also love pecans and they smell good baking to. When it is the middle of winter and I am bored I usually go to the kitchen and bake. It comforts me.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
27 Oct 07
Baking and making soup...cold weather activities! Comfort food to soothe the soul!
@laurika (4536)
• United States
22 Oct 07
No actually I never bake something for just a smell but for fulling my stomach.I like sweets os much and we have some cake at least one's a week.
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• United States
23 Oct 07
Don't get me wrong. After I bake it I eat it. Hugs, BSM
@laurika (4536)
• United States
23 Oct 07
Yeah i believe that.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
garlic bread is one and brownies too.
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• United States
22 Oct 07
Oh you are so right. Both are great smells, but maybe not at the same time :). Thanks for the imput. BSM
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
yes not at the same time. but more often i do garlic breads than brownies, my children love garlic breads.
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@luckyzj (12)
• China
27 Oct 07
I really want to bake something by myself.I think it is interesting.And the smell is good. But now there isn't an oven in my family.And I don't know how to bake bread or anything.Every time I pass by a bakery, the nice smell will attract me.When I was a child,I wanted to be a baker because I thought I could smelled the smell and ate cakes every day.It was very happy.
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• United States
27 Oct 07
How truly sad that you don't have an oven available. But I will bet that if you ever lay your hands on one you will be an incredible baker. You seem to have the love for it that makes a person really good at it. I will send a prayer to my God that he provide you with an oven. Remember - he works in mysterious ways. Hugs BSM
@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I do during the holidays when guests are coming. Its nice to have something to discuss right away, so there is no moments to just stare at my guests. I enjoy making my guests feel welcome and want to come back again.
• United States
22 Oct 07
I agree and as much as I enjoy it at the holidays and through the winter I don't know why I haven't come up with something to do in the summer months. I do but the little scented wax tarts alot in the summer but it isn't as nice as that home cooking smell. Any ideas on summer scents? Thanks for responding and will talk to you later. BSM
@beaniegdi (1966)
21 Oct 07
That sounds lovely, I want some - pretty please. I know people pop things in the oven when they are selling their house to give it an appealing smell, baking bread and I think coffee beans to give a homely appealing smell.
• United States
22 Oct 07
Wish I could share with you. I used to sell real estate (In another life). and that is the tip we would give sellers. Thanks for responding.