Popcorn time!

One of the birthday gifts I received from my parents this year was a Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper.  I’ve heard of several people raving about their Whirley Pop and wanted to give it a whirl.  (Aren’t I so clever?)  I honestly made my first batch of non-microwave popcorn last fall when I made this amazing caramel corn recipe.  I am hoping to make it a lot more often now with my new birthday gift!

One of my favorite children’s book while I was growing up was called Popcorn.  It looks like it is now out of print (Mom- I hope you kept this one!)  I found this adorable website though where the author reads the book: Popcorn (By Frank Asch).  It’s about a bear who makes way too much popcorn for his Halloween party and has to clean it all up before his parents come home.  I am definitely going to show it to Baby T when he wakes up from his nap.  Unfortunately, I will probably hold off on sharing my popcorn with him so he doesn’t choke on a kernel!

Here are a round-up of some amazing looking popcorn recipes I found on the web:

-Chili Lime Tequila Popcorn
-Chocolate Almond Popcorn
-Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn
-Curry Popcorn
-Flavored Popcorn (Cajun, Curry, Italian, or Southwestern)
-Herbed Garlic-Parmesan Popcorn
-Kale Dusted Popcorn
-Popcorn with Brown Butter, Rosemary, and Lemon
-Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn with Black Pepper
-Salted Caramel Popcorn
-Spicy Caramel Popcorn
-Spicy Southwestern Popcorn
-Stove Top Kettle Corn
-Truffle Oil Popcorn

For my first attempt at the Whirley Pop, I decided to keep my recipe easy…just some nice extra virgin olive oil and kosher salt as a topping.  I used canola oil to pop the popcorn, but I want to pick up some coconut oil which is supposed to be a healthy alternative.

I used 1/2 cup of popcorn and 2 tablespoons of canola oil to pop the popcorn in the Whirley Pop.  After I poured it in a serving bowl, I drizzled on extra virgin olive oil and a dash of kosher salt.  I have to admit, I had a very difficult time typing the rest of this post as I could not stop eating the popcorn!

I need to line up some Oscar-winner movies to watch this weekend so I can make more popcorn!  What are some of your favorite popcorn toppings?

 

 

 

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  • http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com Amie @ Pinkapotamus

    Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks! These recipes all look A-mazing.. I think I am going to have to try the salted caramel first! Thanks for sharing!

    • 2sisters2cities

      Thanks for stopping by Amie- keep us posted on how it turns out if you make it!

  • http://ofmiceandramen.blogspot.com veronica lee

    Yummy!! I love popcorn!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

    • 2sisters2cities

      Thanks for stopping by Veronica!

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  • http://findingravity.com Carley

    Love your site! This is how I prefer to make popcorn too! It’s a much healthier alternative to popcorn bags.

    • 2sisters2cities

      I just found coconut oil at a store the other day…I have yet to try it out though.

  • http://www.cookwhatyouvegot.com christi flaherty

    Hi new friends. I was looking for Kale recipes on your site for my Meatless monday roundup and found the Whirly Pop blog. I love my WP!! Just curious if you’ve tried it without oil? I’ve thought about it since I’m actively pursuing bikini season and love popcorn with parmesan. I’ll let you know what I find out, but if you’ve tried it first, let me know. Will try the caramel, too!!

    Christi

    • 2sisters2cities

      Hi Christi- I’ve been obsessed with my Whirley Pop since I got it for my birthday…I make popcorn 3-4 times a week for a snack! I haven’t tried it without oil, but I usually make it with a small amount (about a teaspoon) of coconut oil. It’s apparently a much healthier alternative than vegetable oil. My mom also gave me some popcorn from this site: http://shop.justpoppin.com/. The movie theater popcorn is really good. I haven’t made the mushroom popcorn yet, but it’s supposed to be perfect for caramel corn.

      Thanks for the additional popcorn recipe as well!

      -m

      • http://www.cookwhatyouvegot.com christi flaherty

        Oh, good to know on the small amount of coconut oil. That’s the kind we’ve been using but way more than that. I’ll give it a shot. Thanks so much.

        Christi

  • http://www.cookwhatyouvegot.com christi flaherty

    Also, I posted a quickie recipe for Olive Oil Popcorn with Brown Butter & Sage here… http://cookwhatyouvegot.blogspot.com/2011/09/foodbuzz-24×24-cook-what-youve-got.html

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