What We’re Loving: Popcorn

by Rachel Wilson on January 24, 2014

in Appetizers, Breakfast, Entertaining, Featured, Other, What We’re Loving

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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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Rachel Wilson

Rachel developed an appreciation for eating locally while growing up on a ranch in Oregon, and today frequents both farms and farmers' markets in search of fresh food treasures. An environmental consultant by day, she spends her evenings cooking and baking, much to the delight of her husband's coworkers. In addition, Rachel enjoys hiking, traveling, coffee shops, artisan chocolate, and books. As a new mom to baby Annabel, one of Rachel's future hobbies will be training her daughter to have an adventurous palate!

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  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I freaking love popcorn too. SO good.

    • http://www.eatboutique.com Maggie

      Merci lady. Love seeing your comments here. :)

  • Kate H. Knapp

    Loving the combination of spirits and popcorn. Definitely have to try the Dark and Stormy. And that cake is stunning!

  • elita w.

    1. Popcorn is a big hit in this family (for humans & canines). 2. I missed you at AltSummit. Saw you (Maggie) once, but you were surrounded…and I didn’t want to go all fan girl on you. :) Hope you had a great time. And, looking forward to a chance to chat.

    • http://www.eatboutique.com Maggie

      Oh Elita! You should have totally found me. I felt like such an odd duck at Alt so friendly face would have rocked. Next time! Really, anytime you’re near Boston please say hello. Alt was a whirlwind but I’m so glad to be home. Did you enjoy?! xox

      • elita w.

        I totally feel you on the odd duck front. I had an amazing time at Alt, when I wasn’t overwhelmed or in sheer awe of what was going on. :) Will definitely give you a shout on my next trip north!

  • Caroline Hurley

    I’m a popcorn junkie too! Thanks for including my version…they all sound amazing! I may spend the next few days trying each and every one of them out! ;)

    • http://www.eatboutique.com Maggie

      Caroline, yours is so gorgeous. :) Happy weekend! xox

  • Jen

    Need a Popcorn Donut pronto!

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