We also took home an antique sterilizer cabinet. I can't seem to find any information on it, such as an idea of age, but it was used to sterilize towels at beauty parlors and barber shops. My mother-in-law, who is a beautician, had planned to have her own styling salon a long time ago, and this was part of the furnishings that they purchased for her. It was never used, sadly, and sat in the garage for years, but now we have it and I'd love to turn it into a usable cabinet in our forever home. I'm excited! By the way, if anyone out there can offer information on this cabinet, please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post.
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan (mixture will be somewhat cookiebatter-ish.) Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool slightly. While still warm, cut into bars with a sharp knife.
These are just so good. You can thank me later. We ate them and I never even bothered to take a picture before they disappeared.
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Being able to help others is always fun. I think it contributes to a person's joy in life! When I am able to help, I feel like I've accomplished something. It's even better when the people you help are those you love the most: family. Our ability and willingness to help others is also pleasing to God: "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased" (Hebrews 13:16). It seems like people are less willing to lend a hand to others these days, so I encourage you to take a moment out of your day and look around. If you're at the store, is there someone who needs help loading their groceries? The leaves are falling; could your elderly neighbor use a hand with raking them up? It won't take long to do, and you'll be glad you did!
P.S. I'm starting to add some Christmas items to my shop on Etsy. No, it's not too early to think about Christmas! If you feel like it, check it out! The Sunflower Tree.