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Farmer Steve's Organic Microwave Popcorn

Once you pop organic, you'll never want anything else. Credit: Amwell Valley Organic Grains
In 2007, there was a big push for microwave popcorn manufacturers to stop using diacetyl, an ingredient in artificial...
A friend recently turned us on to Farmer Steve's Popcorn, and our microwave has been popping with excitement ever since.

Healthy Snack for Kids: Popcorn

This perennial favourite, whole grain treat is something that all family members love to snack on. Happily, it's quite nutritious, if you choose your popcorn wisely. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of white air popped...

Do you trust homemade trick or treats?

Yesterday I found myself watching a cooking show wherein the host was making homemade Halloween treats for impending trick or treaters. She was making some sort of popcorn ball treats, and they looked both tasty and creative. Making treats can also...

The best (unscary) Halloween movies for kids

When it comes to Halloween, television and film are no exception to trying to up the ante every year in terms of providing us with entertainment and thrills. Most of the time, this involves yet another installation of the Saw franchise, which is...

Burnt popcorn prompts student evacuation

If you have ever burnt a batch of popcorn, then you know the smell can be pretty intense. To me, it smells a little worse than burnt milk, but not quite as bad as scorched beans. To the kids staying in a University of Texas dorm, burnt popcorn...

Plan to pay more for popcorn at your favorite summer movie

When you absolutely have to get out of the heat and humidity this summer, a cool, dark movie theater is a tempting choice for a much needed time out, especially with this summer's line up of fun-loving movies. But if you go, you might want to make...

But, is it worth getting a babysitter?

On Friday night my husband and I hired a babysitter so we could go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. (Check out our review here.) We joined some other friends of ours who also have a baby and used the same sitter. In addition,...

Doctor warns of lung disease from microwave butter popcorn

A pulmonary specialist at Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center thinks exposure to the fumes from microwave butter popcorn might be the cause of lung disease in one of her patients. She sent a letter to several federal agencies...

Recipes and gadgets for dorm-room cooking

It's not just the little kids heading back to school next month, but college students as well. And after a summer spent chowing on mom's home cooking, many will find their school cafeteria's offerings to be somewhat lacking - not to mention...

Boy stomps show snake at festival

I am not a fan of snakes or other slithery things. It not so much that I hate them, it's more like I am afraid of them. Had I been at the St. Bernadette fair when Scott Braunstein was putting on his reptile show, I would have just kept on walking....

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