Stove-Top Popcorn Perfection

Want to know a secret?  I first feel in love with stove-top popcorn was when I was dating a now ex-boyfriend. His mom made killer popcorn.

Alas, mother’s popcorn does not make a relationship though….  Thank goodness because my current guy is pretty swell.

Want to know another secret? The first time I attempted to make popcorn at home I burnt the shnikees out of the pot I was using…. I didn’t know what on God’s green earth I was doing.  That wouldn’t have been so bad except that the pot wasn’t mine…. oops, sorry Corey! He had to use steel wool to scrape off the burnt on popcorn, and the house pretty much smelled for a week.  Domestic I was not.

I always wanted to attempt to make it again, but the swell guy I previously mentioned… well, let’s just say he didn’t exactly encourage me in that endeavor.  I would say he heckled me to the point of exhaustion.  Yep, that sounds accurate.

Good thing I tried again, huh Josh?!? I rocked your face off with the awesome-ness of my popcorn!  Forgive me. I never claimed maturity would be prevalent here at Sincerely Jill.

Have you ever had homemade popcorn? It’s so good!  And despite my very poor first attempt, it is actually quite easy and pretty quick to make.

What I love most about homemade popcorn is that you have complete control over what you put on it.  I’m a little butter and salt kind of gal… and I mean just a little, teeny tiny, itsy, bi…. I think you get the point, yeah?  Freedom is yours!!!

Can you tell that I’m writing this post very late at night? Don’t judge.

Please make this popcorn.  Mahalo.

Perfectly Awesome Popcorn

recipe from Simply Recipes


  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • butter, to taste
  • salt, to taste
In a 3 quart pot on a medium high heat, warm the canola oil.
Drop three kernels of popcorn in the heating oil.  Once, all three kernels have popped you’re ready to roll.
Pour remaining 1/3 cup of kernels into the pot and remove from heat from 30 seconds.
Place back on the burner (which is on medium high heat still).
Once the kernels begin to pop, begin to shake the pot vigorously over the heat. I use a kitchen towel to hold the lid because it gets quite warm.
Continue to shake the pot until the kernels are done popping.  Once the popping slows to one pop per every few seconds you’re done.
Remove from heat.  I typically pour the popcorn into a different container while I heat the butter in the pot I used to pop the kernels in.  Then add the popcorn back to the pot.  Add a little salt.  Shake like crazy.
Enjoy your awesome popcorn!
  1. homemade popcorn is the best! I love putting a little garlic salt on it- perfection!

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