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!
  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?
    I find the hardest recipe to find is a easy, non-complex hot cocoa recipe. Look online. There are billions of recipes, but how do you find the right one!? The other day, I was going through some hot cocoa recipes on Pinterest, and I saw this recipe. It looked so easy, and there was no strange ingredients that you have never heard of, or even powdered milk (which I have never had, but it smells bad, so why try it?)! Besides, who wants to fuss around with ingredients with only a slight chance of it working out? This is the comfort food for everyone. Here is the recipe, and and the link to the site. Have a very merry belated (or early) Christmas! http://onecharmingparty.com/page/9/
  •  1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
    How to:
Mix the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium sized saucepan. Pour in water, and boil at medium heat. Let boil for 2 minutes, but don't let it burn. Stir in milk and stir until warm, but don't let it boil. Take the pan off the stove and stir in vanilla. Serve warm, with or without toppings.

    Suggested toppings:
  •  Whipped cream
  • Cocoa powder
  • Candy cane
  • Marshmallow
  • Chocolate chips
  • Any other thing you can think of!
    Please try it and tell me what you think of it! If you can think of any more toppings that you think the world would enjoy, please comment! I will try to put it on when I have time! Thank you!

    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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