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Taste it Tuesday: Homemade Chili-Cheese Popcorn

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Homemade Chili-Cheese Popcorn. As you have seen from many posts, we LOVE popcorn in our house and are always up to trying new recipes, and this one was definitely a different one!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 7 minutes
• Would I do it again? I really liked it, but I love all things spicy! Hayden even said she did, sweet thing, but I know she really likes it when we do some sort of sweet popcorn!
• What I would do differently: Nothing! I really like the heat in this popcorn!
• Items used: recipe from: http://forthemommas.com/cooking/chili-cheese-popcorn-recipe

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Pin it, do it, done; a week of pinterest inspired fun: Marshmallow popcorn, Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread, Teacher appreciation, Mother’s Day/birthday

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Marshmallow popcorn

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: Marshmallow popcorn!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3,
  • Would I do it again?  typically I like popcorn to be a bit easier than this, but the girls liked it!
  • What I would do differently: not sure if I would do it again for myself 😉
  • Items used: “3 bags popcorn (pop and take out extra kernels) 2 sticks of butter 16 oz bag of marshmallows 1 cup brown sugar Microwave butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar for 2 1/2 min. Take out and stir. Microwave again for 1 min. Repeat until thin sauce. When done pour over popcorn and mix.”

Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project:  Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (I have to give Adam the credit for this one. Thanks babe)
  • Would I do it again? oh yes. I cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter, let alone ocmbined into a banana bread!
  • What I would do differently: try not to eat it all!
  • Items used: see amazing recipe at: http://cookiesandcups.com/reeses-peanut-butter-banana-bread/

Teacher appreciation 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: teacher appreciation printable cards and gift tags
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was really simple and turned out cute!
  • What I would do differently: nada
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from:  eighteen25.blogspot.com and  giverslog.com


Mother’s Day! 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: tipjunkie.com via Karie on Pinterest

  • Project: mother’s day (or adorable ideas for birthday’s or father’s day)
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, just a bit time consuming
  • Would I do it again? yes! They were all a big hit and looked too cute!
  • What I would do differently: I loved the adjective banner. I would definitely do it again for another birthday or father’s day.
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from: tipjunkie.com , thecraftingchicks.com , ourbestbites.com

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Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?

I hope you were inspired as much as I was!

Until ipinterest again!

Karie J 🙂

day 144: cooking it up/ diy healthier microwave popcorn, in a paper bag!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: squawkfox.com via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: day 144: cooking it up/ diy healthier microwave popcorn, in a paper bag!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! This is a much healthier way to do popcorn versus store-bought microwave popcorn and it is super easy! We never buy store-bought any more, and usually always use our stove top to do it, which we love, but this microwave version is much faster!
  • What I would do differently: we added your typical salt, pepper, and butter, but it would be great with many other popcorn toppings!
  • Items used: paper bag, 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels, and recipe from: http://www.squawkfox.com/2010/07/27/popcorn-recipe-gourmet-popcorn/

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 79: cooking it up/ super sweet yummy popcorn/ girls movie night!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: chickabug.com via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 79: cooking it up/ super sweet yummy popcorn/ girls movie night!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
• Would I do it again? yes, Hayden really loved it (too bad Morgan fell asleep so she couldn’t enjoy the girls movie night with us!)
• What I would do differently: nothing! Maybe change the colors of the M&M’s for different holidays (St. Patrick’s Day, easter, fourth of july…)
• Items used:
popping corn recipe for homemade popcorn: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_popcorn/

Perfect Popcorn Recipe

  • Cook time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp canola, peanut or grapeseed oil (high smoke point oil)
  • 1/3 cup of high quality popcorn kernels
  • 1 3-quart covered saucepan
  • 2 Tbsp or more (to taste) of butter
  • Salt to taste

METHOD

1 Heat the oil in a 3-quart saucepan on medium high heat.

2 Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan.

3 When the kernels pop, add the rest of the 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and count 30 seconds. (Count out loud; it’s fun to do with kids.) This method first heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop at about the same time.

4 Return the pan to the heat. The popcorn should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping starts in earnest, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner. Try to keep the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release (the popcorn will be drier and crisper). Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid, and dump the popcorn immediately into a wide bowl.

With this technique, nearly all of the kernels pop (I counted 4 unpopped kernels in my last batch), and nothing burns.

5 If you are adding butter, you can easily melt it by placing the butter in the now empty, but hot pan.

6 Salt to taste.

Super weet popcorn recipe from: http://www.simpleanddelicious.com/find-recipes/recipeDetails.jsp?action=recipe&recipeid=4347&view=view

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (3.3 oz each) Orville Redenbacher’s® Gourmet® Butter Microwave Popcorn
  • 1 cup M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
  • 1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1/2 cup = 1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Directions
  1. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Spread popped corn evenly in 15×10-inch nonstick shallow baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies; set aside.
  2. Place sugar, butter, corn syrup and vanilla in medium heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly with wooden spoon. Add peanuts. Cook an additional 2 minutes or to the hard-crack stage, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add baking soda and mix well.
  3. Immediately pour caramel mixture evenly over popped corn and candy until coated. Do not stir. Let stand 30 minutes or until caramel has cooled and hardened.
  4. Break into pieces. Store in tightly sealed container.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 37: fashionable momma/ winter casual date night outfit, turned into popcorn night in (cooking it up)!

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MY TAKE:

FROM PINTEREST (a combination of the 2 outfits below):

Source: polyvore.com via Karie on Pinterest

Source: polyvore.com via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 37: fashionable momma/ winter casual date night outfit, turned into popcorn night in(cooking it up)! After a day at work, going out just sounded like to much work! A night in sometimes is the best thing to do, this fashionable momma, was a tired momma!

• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again?outfit: yes, it was cute, comfy and casual; plus I really love that color green! popcorn: no, I thought it was a weird combination of lemon an parmesan, didn’t quite work for us!
• What I would do differently: outfit: well, if I had those awesome Tory Burch boots, I would definitely be wearing those! popcorn: leave out the lemon and parmesan, and make Kettle Korn, my favorite! 😉
• Items used: outfit: Brass Plum green cardigan (Nordstrom’s), black James Jeans (Nordstrom’s), Ugg brown leather boots (Nordstrom’s), white ceramic Michael Kors watch (Nordstrom’s), Gorjana gold hoop earrings, Gap leopard print scarf (I just love scarfs in the winter!). Popcorn: Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet popping corn, Lawrey’s Lemon Pepper, Messana Grated Parmesan
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂