Monday, May 11, 2015

Stressed and Desserts


A few shots from the other day of trying out a new recipe from Ree Drummond's cookbook.  It was called Apple Brown Betty (recipe here!), and it was pretty amazing. Especially topped with custard. It was all eaten up before I could take any decent photos of the finished product.

Life has been so crazy lately, friends. I'm trying to finish school before we leave for America in three weeks. Three weeks. On top of that, this month is pretty busy. I'm stressed out.

I'm so sorry about the lack of blogging - and especially sorry about how long my Q&A vlog is taking. I'm working on it!

How are you all? Have you baked anything scrumptious lately? Have you taken any rings to Mordor? Let me know! Also, please note the fact that "Desserts" is "Stressed" backwards. That's how I justified the randomness of this post.


I will return. Soon. Hopefully in vlog form.

love,
Hannah

34 comments:

  1. HANNAH. THREE WEEKS? I'm so excited for you! Also it's really insane that the end of the semester has come so fast. I'll be praying for you :)

    That dessert looks super delicious. Please send me some.

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    1. ONLY THREE WEEKS. It's gone so fast.

      Thanks, dearie! And oh yes I'll make another batch and send it right over. ;)

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  2. Lovely pictures! That dessert looks delicious :) I've seen it in her cookbook, but have never made it before.

    How fun that you are coming to America! Hope that you are able to complete all that you need to and that you will be able to relax a little :) I know what it feels like to be stressed and it's not fun, but I hope that things calm down soon for you!! I'll be praying for you!

    Hope the rest of your week is lovely! Blessings!!

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    1. Thank you, Libby! I appreciate that so much. Hope your week is lovely too <3

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  3. Oh my. That dessert looks so yummy! I've made some chocolate chip cookies a few days ago. Okay so maybe they were the refrigerated pre-cut kid but those are just..just sooo good. <3
    This month has been extremely busy for me as well. My great grandmother is in the hospital right now so that has been a really anxious and stressful situation.
    I hope you have a great time in America! <3

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    1. Oh, Eve, I'm sorry to hear about that! It must be a difficult time for you and your family - I pray she makes a full and fast recovery! <3 thanks for your sweet message :)

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  4. Gosh, I could go for some custard right now. Urgh, Q&As are super stressful. I hope the editing goes well (that's the tricky part)! Hey, the desserts and stressed idea you have is quite clever! If you're stressed, eat dessert! :P Or if you eat dessert, you won't be stressed!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Thank you for understanding! They are tricky to edit :/

      YES desserts are stress-solvers? Maybe? :D

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  5. That recipe kind of looks like stuffing that you put in a turkey... but sweet! I'm intrigued!

    Good luck on finishing up your school year.

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    1. Haha, it so does! You'll just have to take my word for it that it's really delicious :D

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  6. Wow, that looks delicious! Good luck with your schoolwork!

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  7. Good luck with schoolwork. I hope you have a lovely time in America.

    Also, I have a random request... can YOU make a cookbook? You take such lovely photography of food and decorations. I think a Fictional Feasts cookbook could be really popular!

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    1. Thank you, Susanna :) And hehehe, that sounds crazy fun. Wow, I actually really want to do that now.

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    2. Also, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award. No pressure to keep the tag going, I just wanted to recognize a few of my favorite blogs.

      Keep writing forever,
      Susanna

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  8. This post title perfectly describes my life at the moment. Idk if it's the time of year or what, but I'm trying to keep track of so many things and I AM CRAVING FOOD, LIKE, ALWAYS. Basically I relate really strongly to this whole entire post.

    (also, that looks delicious and now I'm craving Brown Betty, THANKS A LOT.)

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    1. MMMM FOOD. I'm glad you can relate, girlie.

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  9. Mmm...that looks so good!

    Post tile = my life. Basically. It's either stressed or all about that food. Well...maybe not fully, but still...

    I hope you have a awesome time in America! It's pretty great actually.

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  10. That looks delicious! And you are coming to America? YAY!

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    1. Yes I am! I'm practically moving to America - starting college this autumn in Cali :)

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  11. Wow! You are really amazing! No wonder why you're stressed. I haven't been able to do anything besides school these past couple weeks, and I feel stressed from that. I'm not sure how I would hold up if I also had a trip in 3 weeks.
    Thank you also for the recipe. It's always nice to try something new. Sometimes I get stuck in a groove making the same things over and over again because I'm comfortable the recipe. Does that ever happen to you?

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    1. Aw, sorry that you're stressed, too! It's the time of year.
      And yes, I totally get that way, too - so I'm always on the lookout for new and easy recipes.

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  12. YOU'RE COMING TO AMERICA?! That's awesome! I'm so sorry you've been stressed out though:P Just keep on pressing on and know that God is your strength. you got this.
    also those pictures are fantastic. and they make me hungry. lol. nice work!

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    1. I AM. FOR A LONG TIME. I'll talk more about it soon! And thank you so much for the encouragement and great reminder. I need that.

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  13. Mmmm, that dessert looks good! Might have to make it sometime...

    That's so exciting that you're going to America! What part are you going to?

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    1. Oh, all over the place! Arkansas, Illinois, and Iowa are the main places. It's for my family's furlough - which is basically missionary talk for visiting supporters and family back "home". Should be really fun :)

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  14. Umm, that sounds delicious! I'm dessert obsessed XD. Wow! It sounds like you must be insanely busy getting ready to come to America! I'll bet it's exciting though(-: And I can't wait for your next vlog(-:

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    1. It is pretty insane! And exciting. Thanks, Elizabeth!

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  15. That looks SO GOOD. I'm gonna have to make that. =) Wow! 3 weeks until you come to America?! That's crazy!!!

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    1. YOU TOTES SHOULD. And yes, so so crazy!

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  16. I've always wanted to make that dessert! But recently, I paid people to make me a scrumptious strawberry cake with cream cheese buttercream frosting and strawberry filling. Can I saw YUM? And I feel you on the busy May schedule!

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  17. Wow, I'm super stoked for you, Hannah! Three weeks is nothing. I hope you have a stellar time. (: Aaaand this looks scrumptious and I totally would not have got that "desserts" is "stressed" -- THAT IS SO CREATIVE. And just... it's awesome. Try not to let the stress get to you! Everything will be good.

    love,
    beezee

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  18. Gahhh that looks so delicious and I am starving right now xD not helping. Okay, so I am STOKED for your vlog, can't wait to see it! I never realized that "Desserts" is "Stressed" backwards..! That is cool stuff

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