Easy Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

My dislike for chocolate is balanced out in my love for peanut butter, probably due to making these delicious cookies often from the time I was around 7 years old. My mama taught me this simple recipe years ago and it has never failed to please a crowd. Can’t go wrong with peanut butter and sugar, right? 

EASY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Ingredients:
3 eggs
3 cups peanut butter
3 cups sugar
3 tsp vanilla 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375. Blend all ingredients together until evenly mixed. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, creating a crisscross pattern. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Enjoy!

**This last time I made these cookies, I added Reese’s Pieces to make them even better.

Father’s Day 2015

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Dad Crisp and all his kids
This Father’s Day was well spent in Cincinnati with one of my amazing dads. We had Chicago style hotdogs and root beer floats and the weather was perfect after a long week of rain. 
Thanks to Loren, we got some great pictures (aka no phone pics)! 
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Dad Doughman and his kids
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Dessert on the patio
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Little soccer stud in training
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Grateful he raised such a wonderful son who is a lot like him 🙂
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This adorable chocolate face 🙂
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She thought it was hilarious to lick my cheek
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Joanna and Grandma Joan
I am so grateful for both of my fathers. Dad Crisp for raising a wonderful son whom I had the privilege of marrying and truly accepting me as one of his own, and my Papa for raising me to fear the Lord and teaching me so many practical life lessons. 
Love you both so much!

Spring/Summer Life Lately

I have woefully neglected this little blog of mine, due to random summer activities and limited computer access. In light of this, here is a long overdue update with an overload of picture highlights of the past several weeks. 
We’ve celebrated a few weddings in several different States:
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May 9: Caleb and Chelsea in OH
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May 15: Blake and Savannah in IN (sadly, we did not take a picture with them!)
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June 13: Jeremy and Stephanie in NC
Memorial Day Weekend:
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Friday night outdoor concert with the Wildes to hear the Indy Opera and Symphony
My brother and his new wife were here for a visit from Germany over Memorial Day weekend, and we had a cookout and a few get togethers with all the siblings in the area (OH is included in this area):
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The Grill Masters
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Love this little face!
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Getting creative with our bocce ball throwing
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Bubble time with the cousins
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The happy newly weds 🙂
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Dawn and her boys
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So good to have everyone together!
Visited Jungle Jim’s for the first time and found the best aisle, obviously:
Celebrated my birthday:
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Getting sun AND nephew time
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Traditional birthday photobooth shoot
And that’s about it. Lots of traveling, visiting family, school, work and hopefully soon we’ll be getting some bike rides and other adventures in!

What have you been up to so far this summer?