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Easy Homemade Kettle Corn

homemade kettle corn
Okay who doesn’t like sweet and salty kettle corn?
One of my favorite things to get at the fair or ball game is kettle corn. But having to wait for a special event for this tasty treat just didn’t seem right anymore. ‘Enough of the waiting let’s do this at home!’

Well 5 minutes later and we’ve got Kettle Corn! Seriously this is my new favorite treat to make in my kitchen.

Easy Homemade Kettle Corn

I mean easy, 5 ingredients, 5 minutes, and just a little elbow grease. If you’re like me you hate exercising, just throw all of these in the pot and shake shake shake for a few minutes, burn a few calories and get rewarded with a perfectly sweet and salty treat. It’s a win win :) -or at least it is in my book.

Easy Homemade Kettle Corn
 
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Sweet and salty popcorn your kids will love! Seriously, I had 5 little ones devour this.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves/Makes: 6

Ingredients
  • 2 Tbs Peanut Oil (or Sunflower Oil, or Canola Oil)
  • 1 Tbs Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ⅓ Cup Sugar
  • ⅓ Cup Popping Kernels

Directions
  1. Throw all ingredients into a large 8 QT thick bottomed pot with secure lid. Turn heat to high and cover.
  2. Put on oven mitts to protect your hands and begin to shake pot continuously holding the lid on tight (about 3 minutes). Shaking keeps the sugar from burning and heat to distribute evenly.
  3. Once kernels begin to pop shake pot vigorously until popping slows down. (only about a minute of popping).
  4. Remove from heat immediately, leave lid on for a few more seconds for the last couple of pops, then pour into a large bowl.
  5. Add more salt to taste.

Corn Recipes

As we begin a new month and new season here at Cookin’ Food we want to expand our horizons. So we’ll be hosting a link party every Thursday to feature your creations. Our hope is to inspire Good Times in every home, by sharing your gifts and talents with others. Please join in the fun, tell your friends, visit the other blogs, and let the Good Times roll!

Easy Kettle Corn

homemade kettle corn

Perfectly Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn in 5 minutes!

To kick off the party we’ll share some of our recipes this week, but in the weeks to come we’ll feature some of our favorites that you link up.

Corn Recipes from Popcorn to Cornbread

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Easy Homemade Popcorn

Ghosts Almond Bark Popcorn

Spooky Almond Bark Popcorn Ghosts

Festive Popcorn

Fall Popcorn for Parties

CaramelCornCandybar

Homemade Caramel Popcorn

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The Best Cornbread

Mexican Sweet Corn Cake

Mexican Sweet Corn Cake

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Simple Old Fashioned Homemade Popcorn Recipe

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The smell of popcorn instantly transports me to memories of the drive-in theatre that we’d go to when we were kids. Mom and Dad would bundle us up in our pj’s because they knew we would fall asleep. We’d always bring dinner like fried chicken. And Mom would make popcorn on the stove and throw it in a paper bag to bring with us.

Well a couple years ago I was just sick of the microwave fake popcorn. I mean, have you ever cut one of those bags open? Some fake congealed yellow butter-flavored oily substance coats a small handful of kernels that have been sitting in that yellow mush for months until you finally throw it in the microwave. Not something I want to put in my mouth. Remember, I’m all about eating REAL food. So I set out to make Real Homemade Popcorn like Mom used to, with my own spin of course.

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Easy Homemade Popcorn

The perfect after school, sleep over, movie, or game night treat. Stovetop popcorn is super easy, and ready in just a couple of minutes -just as fast, better for you, and better tasting than the microwave!

Simple Old Fashioned Homemade Popcorn Recipe
 
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Homemade Old Fashioned Popcorn like Mom used to make it! Simple and real ingredients!
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients
  • 2T Butter, or a bit more.
  • 2T Canola Oil (I’ve also heard Sunflower Oil works well)
  • ⅓-1/2 Cup Popping Corn, I let the measuring cup fill over
  • Salt or Season Salt – our recipe here!
  • 1 Large Clean Paper Bag or a couple paper lunch bags

Directions
  1. Place all but the salt in a thick bottom 8 qt sauce pot with a good fitting lid covering it.
  2. Put heat on high, yup high. Now gently shake back and forth. In a few minutes you will hear it begin to pop (about 2minutes). I suggest wearing oven mitts to keep your hands comfortable during this.
  3. Shake a bit more vigorously while kernels pop and keep contents moving well.
  4. Then when popping starts to really slow down – believe me you will be able to hear it (about 1 minute of popping). Take it off the heat and quickly pour into paper bag or large bowl, salt to taste and shimy shake the bag for a moment or two.
  5. DONE! Pop in a flic, get a cold beverage, and enjoy!

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topped with slivered almonds

Triple Berry Cobbler

It’s peak berry season around here so I had to make something good with all of these fresh berries around. I ran to my local farmer’s market last week and got 3 pints of berries for just $8, and food out here is expensive, that was easily more than half off what I could find at the store. You should really check your farmer’s market out if you haven’t already. They’ve got some great stuff, and you can make some amazing deals. I like to run to mine in the last 1/2 hour each week and see what I can pick up with just a few bucks in my pocket. I’ll keep going to the very last dollar. Like last week, I got a couple huge, locally and organically grown zucchini for $1, it was totally worth it.

While trying to decide what to make with these lovely berries I was reminded of a camping trip several years ago. We really wanted to make cobbler but all we had was a can of blueberries and pancake mix. My mom and aunt Tammy went to the little gas station we were camping next to and were able to find sugar, but that was it. So with a dutch oven, berries, and some sweetened pancake mix they made some of the best cobbler I’ve ever tasted. It was so simple and good. So, I thought I’d try to make a slightly healthier version using very ripe fresh berries, some buttermilk, and almond meal. I basically made homemade whole wheat pancakes and poured the batter over the fresh berries. It turned out very good, wholesome, filling, and I didn’t feel guilty about eating it for dessert and breakfast the next day.


…and 30 minutes later…

5.0 from 2 reviews

Triple Berry Cobbler
 
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A fresh, sweet, and satisfying dessert, that brings all the flavors of summer to your table. Use your favorite berries that are in season to create the perfect after dinner, picnic, or camping treat that is perfect for all ages.
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Serves/Makes: 10

Ingredients
  • 1 Pint Blueberries
  • 1 Pint Blackberries
  • ½ Pint Raspberries
  • ¼ Cup Sugar (for Berries)
  • ½ Cup Flour
  • ½ Cup Almond Meal (or whole wheat flour)
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Vanilla

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Rinse fresh berries and place in a bowl with ¼ cup sugar, stir, and set aside.
  3. Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a spoon to create the cobbler topping.
  4. Spray an 8″ pie dish or 8×8″ baking pan with baking spray. Place the prepared berries on the bottom and top with the cobbler batter evenly.
  5. Bake for approx. 30 minutes.

Tips
Almond Meal and Whole Wheat flour can be substituted for eachother in nearly any recipe.

Use fresh and very ripe berries for this dessert for the best flavor.

Enjoy the Cobbler with ice cream or whipped cream for an added treat.

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Quick Dessert or Treat: No Bake ‘Em Cookies


Ever been in the situation where you’re making dinner for some unexpected, but very welcomed guests and your oven is already working overtime? How on earth are you going to throw together a dessert if you can’t bake it? We ALL know dessert is a must, especially in my house! Lucky me, I remembered there was such thing as no bake cookies.

These No Bake ‘Em Cookies aren’t your normal or standard no bake cookies that you may have made before. I made some pretty nifty adjustments because I had run out of cocoa (I think I just swore there!) and because I wanted some ingredients incorporated that I adore! Take a look!

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Quick Dessert: No Bake ‘Em Cookies
 
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A no bake cookie that incorporates chocolate, peanut butter, and other favorite flavors that’s quick to put together for a dinner party or a fast treat!
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Serves/Makes: 12-24

Ingredients
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butterscotch chips
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup coconut plus more for sprinkling
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
  1. In a saucepan bring sugar, butter, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in vanilla, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips until melted. Then stir in chunky peanut butter.
  3. Add quick cooking oats, coconut, mix well.
  4. Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls or tablespoonfuls (depending on the size you’d like your cookies) onto waxed paper. Sprinkle tops with coconut. Press down slightly so coconut sticks.
  5. Allow to cool completely.


See! Not your standard no bake cookie. But OHH EEMMM GEEE! They were a hit! I had cookies missing all over the place on the waxed paper while they were cooling. None of us could wait until they completely set up. Then when they did, they were goners. What can I say? I’ve raised some crazy sweets lovers and turned my hubs into one. And anyone that comes to visit always knows they’re in for a treat…literally :)

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