Several months ago, we started having issues with the site and the theme that makes it look pretty. I’m at the point where I knew I needed a custom theme and I knew I had to search to find someone to do the work. I love tinkering with it, but an absolute overhaul was out of my realm of expertise. You know what they say, “I know just enough to be dangerous.” Well, I started visiting other blogs (which I don’t do very often) and looking at designs and features and kept coming back to a company called Five J’s Design. Well, I felt an instant connection being that I have a “J” of my own, but after a few emails with Joy, the owner and designer, I knew she was the right one for the job. She was super quick, courteous, and was amazingly patient with my middle-of-the-process changes and knew all the right questions to ask. The result, as you can see for yourself, is nothing short of amazing. She maintained the same general feel of the site, but made it much easier to navigate and much more attractive. And talk about being committed to her work… I had an issue last week where several things stopped working and the site started running incredibly slow. I sent her a quick email to ask a question about hosting companies when she offered to jump right in and look around. Several hours and a bunch of tweaking later, everything was working again and much faster, too! I am forever grateful for her help and expertise. If you’re looking to give your site a facelift, looking for graphic design services, e-book design services, or things like Blogger to WordPress migration, you should really shoot her an email. She’s an amazing artist, knows all of the technical details, and is just fun to chat with. I know you wont be disappointed with her and her work.
In fact, she sent me this recipe for her Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies that her family’s absolute favorite. She said they don’t ever make any other type of cookies now that they know how good these are. She said they often refer to them as “Da Bomb” or even just “Awesome Cookies.” Now I know why. Delicious they are. You might think that phrases like flourless and gluten free mean taste free, trust me when I say these are some of the best cookies I have ever had! They are crisp on the edges, gooey on the inside, and have the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors. If you ask me, those things make up the perfect cookie. They are certainly a new favorite at our house and I bet they will be at yours, too! Y’all enjoy!
- 3 cups peanut butter
- 3 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1½ tablespoons vanilla
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs and mix until smooth.
- In another bowl, toss the oats with the baking soda and salt.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet and then stir in the chocolate chips.
- Place scoops of the dough (about 2 heaping tablespoons) onto a prepared baking sheet or one covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake 10 to 13 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies just begin to brown. Cool on a wire rack and keep in an airtight container.