Okay. Here is the deal. You try this milkshake, I do not tell you it's healthy, you love it and get complete enjoyment out of it, and we'll all be happy! HONESTLY. I have three words for you. TRY. THIS. MILKSHAKE. Cake Batter Milkshake.
Yes, I have had this every day, but the day that I didn't have bananas! Torture. When I had it today, I didn't find my milkshake mug (it's HUGE. I also use it for coffee) so I had to use a teapot. Funny, it made it more fun!
A lovely, refreshing summer drink. 
Don't ask my why I'm doing this when peach season is almost over and fall has begun. Just try it.
If you don't like it, I'm sad for you. :( Though this is my first experimental recipe, so it might not be as good as others. Okay, forget I said that!
And, I mean, doesn't that look good? All thick and creamy...
Very Fruity Summer Peach Smoothie. It's a mouthful! (Yes, you guessed it. I love doing lame puns.) Serves 2 people or 1 Hannah.
  • 1/2 to 1 frozen peach
  • 1 banana (could be frozen, but is creamier when it's not)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
Blend in a blender and pour into a large mug. Enjoy!
Question of the week: 
What flavor of smoothies are your favorite? Please comment!
Though I'm not a great photographer, I have to say, these are better than they look. After putting all the work over it, slaving over a hot stove, I'm very much pleased in the results. 
Okay! So I just had to mix the stuff together, melt the butter and chocolate, and refrigerate. Well, the photo shoot was hard!
Fine! I got to eat the piece of pie and drink the tea. Fitting reward. But I still...
Um.. does finding and editing the recipe count? 
Well, I know it isn't pretty, but the first piece never is! Unless you are some Martha Stewart, which I doubt. But it still looks sweet! (Pun intended)
Presenting: tonight's dessert (though you might not be able to wait that long...):
Peanut Butter Choco Pie!
  • 1 2/3 cups finely crushed biscuits (If you want your peanut part a little crunchy, leave in some large pieces)
  • 3- 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar (you might be able to use less)
  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup melted chocolate
Mix the powdered sugar and biscuit crumbs and stir well. Add the butters and stir till creamy. Fit into a pie pan, and pour on the chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set, then serve cold. 
Question of the week:
What is your favorite seasonal food? Please comment!
  One of my favorite seasons is fall, not only because of the cool air and leaves changing color, but because of the smell of apple cider and pumpkin pie. So, with that in mind, I thought it fitting if I post my apple cider recipe. Quick and easy, this is a crowd pleaser. And, if using sugar-free apple juice, 100% sugar-free! Serves two people or one Hannah.
  • Apple juice, a little more than 2 mugs full
  • Whole stick of cinnamon
  • Whole cloves, about ten
Heat apple juice in a small pot, then add the spices. Bring to a bare simmer, then let rest till warm, but not cold. Pour into mugs, making sure to remove cloves and cinnamon, and enjoy!
Note: You have to use whole spices, or it will get an odd texture. 
Yes, I told you I'd have pictures, so here they are!
I like the rich fall flavor and the spices.
I think the apple flavor adds a nice touch, don't you?
I like how rich the colors came out in this picture. 
Question of the week:
What's your favorite comfort drink?

    Hannah Harper

    I have loved doing crafts, cooking, and writing all my life. Ever since I was a little girl, I have had great joy helping make cookies (though I probably was more of a bother than a help!) and I loved putting my heart into drawings that only I could understand.  That is, until I would run off and do something else! Though I do not know you, and probably never will, I hope with all my heart that you will grow in your joy of creating items with your hands and heart.


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