What We’re Loving: Popcorn

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When I was a kid, I used to love the nights when my dad would get out the popcorn maker. He would pop the kernels while my mom melted butter on the stove. The finished product went into a big green plastic bowl, which I kept next to me on the floor while we watched a movie or played a game. Popcorn is a simple snack, and because of this, it often gets overlooked. But I think it deserves a second look. Popcorn is a whole grain (so it’s healthy!), changes based on the flavors that you decide to add, and is satisfyingly crunchy.

First off, Popcorn should not be relegated to snack status. Surprise guests at breakfast or brunch by serving Popcorn Doughnuts! {from Spicyicecream}

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My childhood version was topped with butter and salt, but next time I plan to kick it up a notch with Caroline’s Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn. {from taste love & nourish}

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Not only does the kid in me love popcorn, the grown-up me does as well. I think that all the guests at a Super Bowl party would go home happy, regardless of whether the home team won or lost, if you were to serve them Salted Beer Caramel Corn. {from The Beeroness}

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The cocktail lover can certainly find some rum to spare to make this Dark and Stormy Caramel Corn. {from Lottie & Doof} It would be perfect to sneak into the movie theater for your next date night.

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Finally, finish your day with this gorgeous Buttered Caramel Popcorn Cake.  I think you can pair cake with pretty much anything, but moist cake and crunchy popcorn is an exceptional combination! {from La Peche Fraiche}

Photos courtesy of Caroline, Jackie, Tim, Lisa, and Rachel.

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