I know what you’re thinking . . . it’s been a week! A week since my last post!
BUT I do have a good excuse. I promise!
Okay, maybe my only excuse for not posting on Thursday was that I was pretty busy prepping for the weekend. But it was a busy weekend! Not only was my family helping my grandma (who I affectionately call Gma or Grammy- I love you Grammy! if you are reading this) move into her new apartment, but I also got the honor of picking my Uncle B up at the airport on Friday night! He flew all the way from Arizona to take part in all of the festivities . . . uh, work.
Therefore, due to lack of internet access and being completely exhausted, I decided that blogging could wait.
Although I did venture back home briefly to fill some work orders and visit with my friend Lori, I turned right around and jetted back down to Springfield once again for my Gma’s auction a day and a half later. Now THAT was one interesting experience. The auctioneer amazed me with his super speed speech . . . I wonder how long it took him to learn how to speak that fast. And that intermittent mumbling? That is an art form.
All in all, it was a pretty successful night. (And a HOT one at that- 85 degrees in March?!! What’s going on Ohio?) I was surprised by how much people paid for some things. For instance, a pickle jar went for $17.50. That must have been one heck of a pickle jar . . . maybe it was bedazzled. Yet, I would have thought that other items would have sold for more. Hmmm, I guess that is just the way it goes though, eh?
The rest of my time in Springfield was spent making trips to Goodwill, cleaning Gma’s house (HOLY DUST BUNNIES!), and sweating from the crazy heat. However, despite the work, I loved having the time to catch up with Uncle B and Gma. Plus, it felt great being able to help out my parents!
Oh! But before I left for the auction, I made something extra special for my Uncle’s sweet tooth:
If you like regular snickerdoodle cookies, then you will absolutely LOVE these bars! They are so much moister (I think that’s a real word) than the cookies, and absolutely filled with satisfying cinnamon-y goodness! Really, you need to try these. Like right now.
- 2 2/3 Cups AP Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt (I just used what I had on hand)
- 2 Cups packed light brown sugar
- 1 Cup butter, room temp
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9×13 pan.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside,
- In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
- Stir in flour mixture, making sure to blend well!
- Spread evenly into a prepared pan. Since the batter is thick, I found it works best if you put dollops into your pan and spread from there.
- Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and then sprinkle it over the batter. (It won’t look like too awfully much in your bowl, but once you start sprinkling, you will see that there is more than enough to thoroughly cover your batter!)
- Bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a little goo. (Yes, goo. You don’t want crumbs- otherwise you have overcooked!) *I cook mine about 23 minutes, but I know I like my baked goods slightly under done.
- Cool slightly and cut into bars. These are BEST served warm!
Look at that golden cinnamon goodness!!!! MMMMMMMMMM
I brought a batch of these babies into Madre’s work a week ago. They were hot out of the oven! She later told me that they were gone within two hours. See?! They are that good! Now go make some for yourself. Your taste buds can thank me later!
Now off to make dinner!