Question of the Day: What Is Your Favorite Smell From the Kitchen?

Question of the Day

What is your favorite kitchen smell?

Ok, a slightly weird question, I guess. The other day I was baking brownies. Not the homemade 3 cups of sugar kind but a mix, called Cookie Brownie which mixes cookie dough on top of brownie mix and they are SOOOO good. The smell was wafting into the living room as we watched another episode of Deadwood (what a great series!). The smell of baking chocolate and sugar was irresistible, and Dan kept asking me if they were done, because the smell was so strong.

It got me to thinking about the smells from the kitchen that evoke memories, good ones, of our youth or maybe not our youth. Maybe just our adulthood. Whatever. Smells like apple pie cooking, bacon frying, turkey and stuffing roasting for a Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe pumpkin pie, or Christmas cookies. Maybe a good spaghetti dinner, or the smell of pot roast, or the smell of pulled pork in the slow cooker when you get home from work, or homemade soup simmering on the stove. Even coffee being brewed in the morning.

I was just wondering what smells other people could walk in the door and smell, and be transported to a different time and place. I’d love to hear from you about the smells from a kitchen that make you feel that rich sense of home, and love, and care because something special was underway on the stove or in the oven. Please comment below and we’ll all take an olfactory trip down memory lane.

As ever, love and light to all.

9 responses to “Question of the Day: What Is Your Favorite Smell From the Kitchen?

  1. Just one? As a child, spaghetti or pizza sauce since my mom was half Italian. My mouth is watering now. Today, I love the cinnamon/clove smells and pumpkin pie. It won’t be long now….

  2. To select just one smell is an impossible task, but since we’re talking baking anyway, I”ll go with the smell of cookie spices. I absolutely love that smell, both when it’sin the cookies and they’re baking and out of the packaging.

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