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Countdown to Christmas: Just Popping In

Countdown to Christmas: Just Popping In

Microwave Popcorn

Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

Enjoy the fresh, healthy taste of stovetop popcorn with the convenience of the microwave. Made from temperature safe borosilicate glass, the main container can be filled with whole kernel corn and then microwaved without the use of oil. Like a little butter on your popcorn? The silicone lid doubles as a kernel measurer and butter melter–simply put a pat of butter on the lid while the popcorn is popping to enjoy a delicious snack. $14.99

How about these delicious recipes

Herb, Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon dried basil

2/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, more if desired Popcorn kernels

In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, or margarine, and garlic powder. Pour the popcorn kernels into the glass popper and place butter mixture in silicone lid. Microwave for 2 1⁄2 minutes or until popping slows. In a separate bowl, combine thyme, basil and parmesan. Sprinkle cheese and herb mix over cooked popcorn. Toss well to coat.

Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cheddar cheese powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt (or less, to taste)

Popcorn kernels

In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, or margarine, and cheddar cheese powder. Pour the popcorn kernels into the glass popper and place butter mixture in silicone lid. Microwave for 2 1⁄2 minutes or until popcorn slows. In a separate bowl, combine the cayenne and the salt. Sprinkle the salt and cayenne over cooked popcorn. Toss well to coat.

BBQ Popcorn

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1⁄4 tablespoon parsley flakes 1/8 cup grated parmesan Popcorn kernels

In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, or margarine, and garlic powder. Pour popcorn kernels into the glass popper and place butter mixture in silicone lid. Pour the popcorn kernels into the glass popper and place butter mixture in silicone lid. Microwave for 2 1⁄2 minutes or until popcorn slows. In a separate bowl, combine paprika, onion powder, brown sugar and parsley. Sprinkle cooked popcorn with seasoning and grated parmesan. Toss well to coat.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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