Twitter friends to tell us which recipes they love to smell cooking. There were some nearly universal favorites — fresh bread, beef stew, cinnamon rolls, anything with onions. Here's a look at 15 of these favorites from our own archives — these are comfort foods for winter that will make your house feel and smell homey and cozy.
GOOD THINGS FROM THE OVEN• 1 Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon-Sugar Streak The cinnamon in this ultra-easy and quick cake puts it in another zone — it smells intoxicating. • 2 IKEA-Inspired Cinnamon Rolls If anyone has the art of enticing aroma nailed, it's IKEA, drawing us through their stores with the promise of cinnamon buns. Recreate that irresistible scent yourself! • 3 How To Make No-Knead Bread Is there anything more delicious than the smell of hot, fresh, homemade bread? Make it the easy way with this no-knead recipe. • 4 How To Make Basic Banana Bread Banana bread has it's own special sweetness in its fragrance as it bakes — so good. • 5 How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies (Without a Mixer) But we think that chocolate chip cookies may still win out over the rest of these baked goods for sheer irrestible aroma. Resistance is futile! • 6 Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal This morning dish bakes in the oven and fills your house with the smell of pumpkin and spices. • 7 Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie: A Corn Syrup-Free Recipe Nutty, sweet, and browned — this pie smells like you just walked into an awesome bakery.
GOOD THINGS FROM THE STOVETOP• 8 How To Make French Onion Soup at Home Onions caramelizing in butter may be the most powerfully delicious scent you can introduce to your kitchen. This soup uses a huge mess of caramelized onions, steeped in rich broth. • 9 Sausage and Fennel Ragu Building up a good ragu from scratch, cooking onions and garlic and sausage all together, will make your house smell amazing for days. • 10 Beef and Barley Stew with Mushrooms The quintessential smell of winter comfort food. • 11 Friday Night Slow-Cooked Brisket and Onions Your slow cooker can make your house smell awesome too — all night long! This slow-cooked brisket is a good make-ahead meal that you can freeze for later. • 12 How to Make (and Freeze!) Individual Chicken Pot Pies Chicken pot pie was mentioned by some Twitter friends; how can you resist that aroma of buttery crust and creamy chicken filling? • 13 Potato and Cauliflower Curry Any curry will smell amazing as you build flavor with ginger, garlic, and onion — and this vegetarian curry is a great weeknight meal. • 14 Coconut Milk Chicken This coconut milk braised chicken has a lot of good flavors to make your kitchen smell delicious: Lemongrass, cilantro, garlic, and ginger. • 15 Easy Sausage and Peppers Sausage and peppers, a homey, delicious classic! What are your favorite dishes to make your house smell delicious? Related: 10 Things that Will Make Your House Smell Amazing (Images: See linked recipes for full image credits)