Monthly Archives: November 2013

GF Peanut Butter Cookies and encouraging Hubby

Good afternoon! Please, come in out of the blustery wind and falling leaves. Have a seat on the sofa. Go ahead and grab a cup of warm goodness while I take the gluten-free (GF) Peanut Butter cookies out of the oven (they’re almost done). You’ll have to try some, as they are one of my favorites.

Peanut butter cookies with only 4 ingredients: 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 tsp. vanilla. Since the measurements are all “1” something, it’s easy to remember. 🙂 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients together, and scoop 12 spoonfuls onto your greased baking sheet. I like to use the back of a fork to press them down and make them look like a more traditional peanut butter cookie (press down on top, then press the tines across those marks in a “+” pattern).  Then put the baking sheet in the oven for 8 min. I like to check the cookies early, at 7 min, as different ovens will bake the cookies at different times depending on the heat/seal/etc. If they aren’t baked enough, put them back in for another minute or two. If they are overdone, check the next sheet a minute earlier.  But keep an eye out- these will slightly golden around the edges when they are done, but it’s easy to cook them too long so they are crunchy (although my mother-in-law loves crunchy cookies, so these might be for you!). I grew up with soft cookies and gooey brownies, which are the kind I will usually post on here. 😉

I apologize for not writing these last weeks. My husband and I had food poisoning (be careful at funeral potlucks, as some of the mayo/dairy salads can sit out too long) the weekend after starting this blog, and then I didn’t have computer access until now. I have never had food poisoning to that extent, but I am so thankful my husband and I went through it together. Not that I wanted him to be sick, but it strengthened us together, and we relied on God and each other in a unique way. I’ve never experienced being sick and hearing encouragement from across the room. I heard him saying “Good job Honey, you’re almost done with it” and “Good job, I’m so proud of how you are handling being sick”. The thing was, he was just as sick that night. Yet he pulled out of his misery to encourage me. When someone does that for you, you reply in like manner. So it ended up being an exhausting, difficult experience, but one full of learning how to lean on each other (even though we physically couldn’t touch, it hurt too much). Sisters in Christ, I encourage you to open your eyes and see how you can encourage your husband when you are both sick, or going through a difficult time in life. It could start a chorus of encouragement that can help you press through together, and you will come out the other side stronger and more united than before.

Hebrews 3:13 “But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,”…

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