Jan 19, 2012

Happy National Popcorn Day and Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag

By now, you all know I have a slight obsession with cookbooks. While perusing Amazon the other day, I came across this book and threw it in my cart! Since today is National Popcorn Day (according to some sources), I thought today would be the perfect day to share this great find. Hannah Miles shows how popcorn can be dressed up in a myriad of fabulous flavors from sweet to savory! Sweet popcorn recipes include a classic Butter Toffee, Banana Maple, and indulgent Raspberry & White Chocolate, while savory recipes include Thai-Spiced, Chili, and  Pumpkin Seed. These fun recipes will change the way you look at your favorite movie treat. The book also shows readers how to turn popcorn into cookies, cupcakes and sundaes. Fun!

Good news….Ryland Peters & Small will be giving away one copy of this book to one of our lucky Facebook fans. Please note, this book does not come out until March so even though the winner will be picked next week, the winner will not receive their copy until then. To win, you must like us on Facebook and simply tells us in the comments below what your favorite popcorn combination is.


One winner will be chosen from the comments/entries on this post. Giveaway ends on Monday January 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be contacted via email and will need to respond with requested information within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be chosen.  Get on popping!

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  • Amy Murphy

    We love popcorn at our house, with a long time favorite being dad’s caramel corn that he makes from scratch. Speaking of which, I think it is time for dad to get cooking…

  • Melissa

    My favorite way to eat popcorn is dropping a whole box of snow caps into it. I Love the salty and sweet taste all at the same time!

  • lol I will freely admit that my all time favorite popcorn combo may seem strange (and gross to a few people I have met), but I LOVE my popcorn with a dash of hot sauce and diced up dill pickles. I only add enough hot sauce to add a little kick to the popcorn and it tastes so darn yummy with the tartness of the pickles. Every now and then I will toss in a few mini m&m’s to the spicy/sour mix and I am in heaven. My more traditional favorite would be caramel corn 🙂

    • Liz

      I’m completely obsessed with popcorn! All Flavors!! I actually ended up opening my own popcorn shop! It’s so cool that all these people love popcorn as much as I do!! Promise I’m not giving a shameless plug. I just thought if you liked the spicy with the dill pickle I would share this because that’s my favorite too and it’s one of my best sellers! http://www.LePopcornAndCandy.com 🙂 Our Buffalo is amazing too!!! Just thought I’d share because I saw your favorite flavor! please don’t feel like you have to look or anything.. Just thought it’s cool you like my favorite!!! 🙂

  • Popcorn is our fave afterschool snack, my 10 year-old is the man in charge, we now do organic low butter for everyone.

  • Air popped popcorn is the best! My favorite is for it to have butter, salt and grated parmesan. Yummy!

  • Natalie

    popcorn and carmel and also popcorn and cream cheese!

  • My favorite way is to pop at home the old fashion way and and extra melted butter:)

  • My favorite popcorn is – Buncha Pop – Hot popcorn at the movie theater with buncha crunch candy mixed in! yummmmm

  • Jane Smith

    We love popcorn as a late evening snack….the small single serve bags are awesome. You can have a great snack and work it into your diet.

  • Mary Riedel

    Love caramel popcorn with nuts, like Cracker Jacks ! 🙂

  • Brandy

    My favorite popcorn as a child was when my grandma poured Chili powder over it. I was never a fan of chili (as a child), but when it came to popcorn and chili, I would eat the entire bowl.

    Also, my mother used to make popcorn balls for all of my slumber party’s. Popcorn that was salted with melted butter, would then pour melted caramel and little chocolate chips. She would let it cool slightly and then roll into little balls and placed on a tray. It was perfect for my 5 year old fingers and we were able to run around without having to sit with a plate. She would also make them into little shapes like Mickey Mouse and would put sticks in them. Fun. (of course that was before she had all 4 girls) 🙂

  • April DelliFranci

    I love caramel popcorn with cashews!

  • Mmmmmm… LOVE good old “Kettle Corn”… lightly sweet and salty!

  • I have to say…I am loving these responses!!!! Keep em coming! Lisa

  • Monica P

    I love popcorn with just a little salt and some parmesan cheese. Yummy!

  • Robin

    Hot Extra Buttery Popcorn is the favorite at our house. We enjoy a variety of recipes especially for football games, parties, etc. but so far extra butter is still the #1 popcorn!

  • Becky L

    I love white chocolate popcorn!

  • wendy

    I love popcorn in all forms and eat it almost everyday. I grew up eating air popped popcorn with just a bit of salt and butter. For a sweet treat I let myself have some kettle corn.

  • We love making our own microwave popcorn. Just as easy as any store bought but tastes so much better! It’s much healthier, less expensive and just as good as air popped. Place a 1/4 cup of kernels into a paper lunch bag. Close the top and fold it down about 1/2 inch, then fold it down again. Stand it up inside the microwave and pop on the popcorn setting. Pour popped corn into a bowl and season however you like, even if it is with hot sauce and pickles. (Mary, I will give it a try!) We love it with a little bit of olive oil and some sea salt! Try it once and you’ll never buy a box of microwave popcorn again! Sorry Mr. Redenbacher.

  • Raquel

    I love chocolate and caramel. Popcorn is delicious anytime day or night !!

  • Margaret

    We like ALL kinds of popcorn in our house! My husband and son like LOTS of butter, while I like Kettle corn. And of course Cheese popcorn and Caramel popcorn! As a kid my Mother always had popcorn balls at Christmas! Nice sweet memories!

  • Mariana Utsumi

    Popcorn and vinager! Or popcorn and condensed milk!!

  • Its a toss-up between kettle corn and chocolate covered popcorn!

  • I love peanut butter caramel popcorn, mom used to make it when I was young–it’s best served on a chilly evening shared with family!

  • Amy

    Nothing beats popcorn on the stove with parmesean cheese!! Ok, except kettle corn…or white cheddar popcorn…oh man, I love popcorn!!

  • alexia


  • I’d love to read this book but if i had to choose one combination only I’d go for the classics: popcorn and tons of butter 🙂

  • I absolutely love my homemade caramel corn recipe. It’s phenomenal. And, I can veganize it by using earth balance butter…hmm…I’m snowed in in Seattle…I wonder what I should do with my day!? 🙂

  • Rena

    I like you on fb and my favorite is white and dark chocolate drizzled popcorn. I also make homemade caramel popcorn all the time, yum!

  • Diane

    Kettle corn is my favorite.

  • Karina

    pop corn with caramel and chocolate

  • Sarah

    For me it’s a 3 way tie…

    -butter and Parmesan is delicious.
    -white cheddar and jalapeño is super super good
    -and oddly popcorn dipped in yellow mustard is so addictive.

    I wish I had all of them right now!

  • Ladytink_534/Jen Tink

    Love chocolate and popcorn!!!

  • There is NOTHING better then the classic butter and salt popcorn, that I make with my Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper. And there is no one in this world that can eat as much popcorn as I can! National Popcorn Day is better then my birthday <3

  • Caroline Porter

    Salty Caramel, Nom Nom !

  • What a cool book! Seems popcorn isn’t simply popcorn anymore.
    My top 3 recipes are:
    – oodles of butter and salt on freshly cooked HOT popcorn
    – a decent sprinkle of pure icing sugar, again on HOT popcorn
    – certainly can’t go past caramel popcorn

    Hmmmm can smell that amazing popcorn popping smell just thinking about it.

  • Laura

    My family loves popcorn.. this is the book for us.

  • Kate

    I love a caramel popcorn that I don’t know the name for – the caramel is made with coconut and almond extracts and you mix the popcorn with slivered almonds. So delicious!

  • Clarissa

    At our house we love doing movie nights and with that come popcorn! My favorite is kettle corn and my husband’s is extra buttery!

  • Cindy Baker

    I like just your basic butter (and it has to be REAL butter!) and salt on my popcorn! It’s my all-time favorite snack! And I already “like” you on facebook!
    Would love to win the popcorn book!

  • My favorite is a tie between my mom’s caramel corn (classic!) and a recipe from a Giada de Laurentiis book I used to have where you pop the popcorn with rosemary-infused olive oil and top it with sea salt and maybe a teensy bit more of the rosemary olive oil. Add a glass of pinot grigio (mostly because that’s the white wine with the name that’s most fun to say), and voila! Yum!

  • I not only have “liked” your FB page, I have been LOVING it. I love making popcorn at home and so far, my favorite combo is the black and white chocolate!

  • Liked! I love caramel corn!

  • Sophisticated Stationery

    We love popcorn in our house and my daughter and her roommate live off it in college! We will have to send her with some caramel corn next time too!

  • I love caramel corn! Caramel anything, really, but it makes popcorn all the more delicious to eat!

  • Glenda

    We like popcorn two ways at my house. Fresh popped corn with hotsauce or Popcorn mixed with chocolate covered peanuts. Yummy!

  • Traci Severson

    I love dill popcorn! But salt and vinegar has a place in my heart as well!

  • Buttered popcorn and brewers yeast! So good! And really healthy too.

  • my favorite way to eat popcorn is covered with caramel and chocolate. =)

  • I love ‘movie style’ popcorn with extra butter!!!

  • Jerelyn

    I just love popcorn! I make mine with butter, parmesan, and Tapatio sauce. YUM!

  • Jill

    I love kettle corn or theater popcorn with m & m’s tossed in the bag.

  • Jane Andersen

    I love, love, love caramel popcorn balls and am always finding occasions to make them! We like to roll them in mini marshmallows, chocolate candies, etc, before the caramel hardens! Ooo…my mouth just waters thinking about them!

  • Alida Button

    My favourite popcorn: Sprinkled with Buttersalt or candy coated popcorn! 🙂

  • I love salted freshly popped popcorn, sprinkled generously on top of a scoop of strawberry-icecream! 😀

  • I “love” your page already, and I love a lot of these amazing ways to spruce up popcorn, especially salty caramel! I’m a fan of kettle corn, and the regular classic salt & butter. I will have to give way to new popcorn recipes after seeing these ideas!

  • veronica sanchez

    Love caramel popcorn with nuts

  • Caroline Finch

    I love tying new recipes and showing that popcorn can be a gourmet food. Some of my favorite creations so far include ‘Orange-zest and Cinnamon’, ‘Lime-zest and Cilantro’ and ‘Lemon-zest and Basil’. I am always up for new recipes and would love to see the ideas in this book! =)

  • gia

    i love savory popcorns! i love love love cheddar cheese popcorn (and am going to go pop some now!). i would love to try Thai-Spiced~

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Party

    Plain,no butter, just a little bit of salt made in a pressure cooker is my favorite! Of course I got spoiled once I moved to the USA and started to try all different kinds 🙂 Yum!

  • Angela R.

    we love caramel popcorn!!!!!!

  • Laura Megginson

    LOVE KETTLE CORN! But then also love popcorn with chocolate drizzle! Hope I win! I just liked you on fb too.

  • Kettle Corn! (A little dark and white chocolates drizzled on top don’t hurt either!)

  • Not a day goes by that we don’t have movie style popcorn in our home theater! I have such fond memories of popcorn from when I visited my grandparents over the summer. It is my favorite food. I love it so much I incorporated a popcorn bar in my wedding full of caramel corn, texas trio, wasabi ranch, and candy orange. (I was going for fall colors)! It was so spectacular looking the popcorn store I ordered from has the picture on their website at http://reelpopcornaustin.com/

  • I like you on FB already and I love cookies and cream popcorn!

  • Mmm, caramel popcorn — soo good!
    *I like you on FB. 🙂

  • Sar Tann

    I liked you on Facebook and am so excited to have found this site and the book coming out. I love all sorts of popcorn but my favorite at the moment is caramel corn with almonds and white and dark chocolate drizzles. Yummmmmmmmmmmy

  • Jocelyn chilson

    I love air popped popcorn with real butter and a little bit of salt.

  • Stevie

    Of course I “like” you on FB already. My favorite popcorn combo is: popcorn, m&m’s, and pretzels tossed together.

  • Cecily

    I love popcorn. Air popped is my fav. I would love some new recipes for it.

  • Lynn

    White chocolate covered popcorn with caramel for something sweet, but for something salty & spicy, wasabi popcorn is fantastic!!!

  • Dalia

    I’ve always loved sweet and salty popcorn so I make stove-cooked pop corn drizzled with some milk or white chocolate and then I throw in some cashews….HEAVEN!!!

  • Popcorn drizzled with white chocolate and milk chocolate is my favorite!

  • Eli

    Popcorn, popped in bacon fat and served with a maple syrup/bacon mix. The only thing missing is some good dark chocolate and a cholesterol check.

  • Samantha Savva

    I must be living under a rock. I have never tried anything other than traditional butter popcorn! Where have I been all these years???? However I do LOVE my butter popcorn. I think I need to start googling some recipes OR BUY the book. Thanks for the heads up

  • Heidi

    I love my homemade cinnamon kettle corn!

  • We already like you Amy on facebook.
    We love all kinds of popcorn here. Carmel, or chocolate is probally our favorite.

  • It doesn’t matter how much I make, our basic caramel popcorn is devoured evrytime!!

  • I just recently tried popcorn with balsamic vinegar and sea salt it was delicious!