Hi Everyone! I’m Sarah from Cooker Girl. I write about my adventures in cooking, baking and candy-making. I share lots of great recipes so I hope you’ll stop over and check it out.
Becca and I met last year through the Ohio Blogging Association. OBA hosts events each month for bloggers and blog supporters. It’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends. And I think we all know how difficult that can be as an adult! If you want to be involved with this group, just contact OBA on their Facebook page.
This month the OBA event is a state-wide blog swap. Becca and I were paired up so I’m guest posting here, and she’s taking over Cooker Girl for the day. To check out a list of all the participants, head over to Poise in Parma today.
Today I’m sharing a way to make microwave popcorn without the store bought chemicals in a bag. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, and I’ve actually got a popcorn popper, but I know a lot of people don’t. It’s a unitasker that I would love to transition out of my house, but I love popcorn too much! For whatever reason, I was never willing to stand at the stove shaking a pan of kernels.
Well, there’s a solution for all of us! I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest and had to give it a try. It makes microwave popcorn without the bag and without the chemicals. All you need is a small casserole dish with a lid (which is pretty common in most kitchens), popcorn kernels and oil. That’s it! Making microwave popcorn couldn’t be any easier. This popcorn is more crisp and less “squeaky” if you know what I mean. And with the limitless possibilities for flavorings and toppings, it’s a great wonder that I don’t eat popcorn everyday.
Cook’s Note: This recipe specifies about 5 minutes for the cooking time. My popcorn took almost 10 minutes, so keep your eye on it. Everyone’s microwave is different so start it at 5 minutes and keep adding more time if necessary.
Adapted from a post on Craftster (found through Pinterest)
1.5-2 quart microwave-safe glass dish with a lid (I used my Pyrex)
3 Tbsp raw popcorn kernels
1 tsp cooking oil (I used canola)
Add the oil and the kernels to the casserole dish and mix the kernels to coat with oil. Put the lid on. Turn the microwave on for 5 minutes, and watch closely. Add more time if needed. Using protection on your hands, dump the popcorn out of the glass bowl (be careful, it’s hot!) into another bowl and add your favorite toppings.