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Old 10-12-2016, 10:30 AM   #41
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Coconut oil?

I thought tropical oils are EXTREMELY heart and artery unhealthy.


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Old 10-12-2016, 10:46 AM   #42
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I prefer my popcorn to be GMO, slathered with Roundup, then popped in hydrogenated oil... 😬

I'm still working my way through a giant box of microwave popcorn, bought from the Boy Scouts panhandling in front of Lowe's.

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Old 10-12-2016, 10:58 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Marita40 View Post
Janet H.--I have the same odd microwave popper!
Haven't used it in years and didn't even know it still exists. Do you buy the little filter covers for the bottom? I'm out of those and will need to purchase more to use the thing.

Cheapest source for those "little paper filter covers" aka concentrators:

Popcorn recipes from the Presto site:
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:26 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by pb4uski View Post
+1 please post details on how to do it in the microwave in a bag as I'd like to try that. We love popcorn.. DW is dismayed that I always have it at the movies.
Paper Bag Popcorn Method:
Step One: Measure 1/4 cup popcorn kernels into a lunchbox-sized paper bag.
Step Two: Loosely fold just the very top of the bag over so the kernels don't spill out.
Step Three: Microwave until there are more than 3 seconds between popping sounds. ...
Step Four: Carefully remove bag and enjoy!

We don't use tape or staples... just a couple folds at the top.

We also have a contraption similar to what Janet posted... but much older. DH brought it to the marriage. I prefer when DS uses the paper bag method because no washing up after.

As far as coconut oil and the health risks... I guess it depends on your cholesterol levels. Like butter it's a saturated fat... so it should be used in moderation. But it also has something in it that boosts the good HDL.
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I'm still working my way through a giant box of microwave popcorn, bought from the Boy Scouts panhandling in front of Lowe's.
Just talking about microwave popcorn, the Boy Scout stuff is the best we've ever had. I'm a sucker for them every year.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:26 PM   #46
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I use Orville Redenbacher's Original, air popped, with spray butter and popcorn salt (fine grained).

I got a set of Fireworks Popcorn samplers as a gift last year. Cool looking "heirloom popcorn" but mostly pops up pure white and pretty small. Taste is good, but I'm not that much of a connoisseur to really notice much difference.

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