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favor-“ette”: stovetop citrus potpourri

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Oh January.

Is there a worse month? Literally? Every year it hits me with a loud thud, proclaiming the end of the boisterous, joyous and colorful holiday season. And the start (at least here in New York) of a long, bleak, gray and frigid season ahead.

So a few years ago I forged a game plan to ensure that those winter months would be filled as much as possible with all things fun, happy and indulgent, with minimal effort:

Lots of hot chocolate (made from scratch).

An extra manicure (or two).

A splurge on some super rich body creams and scrubs.

A delicious-smelling candle.

I say “minimal” because that holiday season? It’s also exhausting. January is not the time for complicated, multi-step DIY’s and recipes. I want a quick and easy return on my investment; delayed gratification has no place for me this month.

So I was delighted to partner with Cuties as part of their 100 Days of Sunshine campaign, and expand my “January plan” to include friends and loved ones.

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We anxiously await the return of Cuties every year – and that happy bowl full of colorful fruit on my counter is just the beginning. Sweet, seedless and easy for little hands to unwrap, Cuties are also the perfect snack.

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And the perfect centerpiece for this stovetop citrus potpourri!

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While giving home-baked goods is my signature gift, by January I’ve tired of the marathon sessions in my kitchen. And most people I know are trying to undo all of the damage done by holiday over-indulgence.

But this potpourri will make anyone feel equally indulged, thanks to warm, sunny, citrus-y aromas.

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Noah and I made a list of special people who we wanted to spread some cheer to, and he helped me assemble the jars.

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I added a tag with instructions (click here to print yours) and away we went!

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What’s your favorite way to brighten someone’s day?

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Stovetop Citrus Potpourri

For each jar you will need:
1 pint-sized mason jar
1 Cuties clementine
1 cup cranberries
4 sticks cinnamon
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Place the contents of your potpourri in the jar. If you like, pour the cloves and nutmeg into a small plastic bag (or wrap in a piece of parchment paper and tie with twine).

To use, slice up the clementine and place it – along with the remaining ingredients – into a saucepan. Add 2 – 3 cups of water and bring to a simmer.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

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  1. Laura L on January 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Sorry Sheri, but the real Cutie is Noah! So handsome and growing up so fast!

    • sherisilver on January 11, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      And you’re not biased at all, are you?? 🙂 xo

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