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Snack Time (part 1)

on March 9, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe the weather out there? Every time I walk outside, I can’t help but smile. Light sweaters and capri weather is on it’s way!

Welcome to my first installment of Snack Time! In these posts, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite recipes with you. While I promised to post the Mexican Lasagna Recipe, I’m still working on how to word it. Maybe I’ll get it down on paper (intelligibly) very soon! For now, it’s time for a yummy snack I like to call, Wonka Corn.

Wonka Corn:

I have to admit, I’m very partial to the plain ol’ salt & butter deal, but sometimes it gets a little boring. About a year or so ago, my family did a mini cook-off competition with a popcorn theme, and I decided to go desserty. I’m glad I did. This was super tasty!

First off, if you’re not sure how to make pop corn, Aarti explains it beautifully here. BUT instead of adding Indian spices, add the following ingredients.

What you’ll need:

2 tablespoons of ginger pulp – I got mine from a glass jar, but if you’re up to it and want a more pungent flavor, blend it up yourself!

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Half a stick of butter (my advice, don’t eat this every day, rather, every other.)

1/4 cup of orange juice – or if you want to use orange extract, use it sparingly. A little extract goes a long way!

1 tablespoon of honey

Add everything together in a pot with the heat at medium low. Blend everything quickly because if you cook it for too long, your popcorn topping might get super sticky and hard! (Note: These are all loose measurements. Really, it’s up to you how you measure things out. It’s all about taste!)

Once you’re ready, pour your creation on top of your popcorn and let it sit for about five minutes. Grate a small amount of zest (prefferably orange) on top, and then you’re ready to eat! It’s delish!

So, try it, and tell me what you think! What are some of your favorite homemade foods? 🙂

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11 responses to “Snack Time (part 1)

  1. Dew says:

    We just started getting into making our own popcorn. This topping sounds so strange, but awesome!

  2. granbee says:

    Excellent snack–and not really fattening! The honey did it for me!

  3. csroth3 says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, nice to meet you!

  4. Julie Catherine says:

    Oh, favorite home made treat – mini pita pizzas! YUM! 🙂

  5. Julie Catherine says:

    This sounds so yummy! I’m a diabetic, so I don’t think I could have it (I have mine plain, nadda on it – boring, but I love popcorn!) – do you think you might have a cool recipe for something I could have? 🙂

  6. Barbara says:

    I love popcorn too! Yours sounds really good, especially with the orange zest on top. My favorite homemade food is a simple almond butter and banana sandwich. Yum-O. 🙂

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