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Remember how it was?  Twilight, a fuzzy blanket with satin
falling on your shoulders, fireflies fluttering, fresh cut
grass, cricket's songs, and
playing tag-your-it .

Vintage popcorn recipes discovered in old recipe boxes,
handwritten on papers, and other cool places from the
cooking days of the 40's 50's and 60's.  So, if I didn't find
the recipe in one of the above aforementioned places, then
the recipe isn't added to my site.  Simple as that.

FYI -  I find popcorn and clowns very scary.
Caramel Popcorn by Lucille Teilmann

Use 6 quarts of freshly popped corn.  Caramel - Melt
in heavy skillet 1 cube margarine or butter and 2 1/2
cups of sugar until light brown in color, Add 1/3 tsp.
Soda and pour at once over pepped corn, Mix well.  

Maple Syrup
1 cup white sugar                     1 cup Karo
1 cup brown sugar                    1 cup water

Boil 3 mins. Remove from fire, Add small teaspoon of
I will add more recipes as I find them.
Popcorn Wreaths by unknown Lady.  Her recipe box was filled with the
most interesting recipes.  Some newspaper recipes in the box were dated
1973.  That gives you an idea of the time frame.

For each wreath, make a quart of popcorn or enough to fill a ring mold to
the depth of 2 inches.  Prepare the syrup by combining 1 cup light corn
syrup, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1 tsp. Vinegar in a sauce pan.

Add several drops food coloring.  Cook over medium heat stirring only until
sugar dissolves.  Continue cooking syrup until candy thermometer
registers 260 degrees.  Hard ball stage.

Stir in 2 tbsp. Butter and 1 tsp. Vanilla.  Set aside 1/4 cup syrup for
topping.  Pour remaining syrup over popcorn, in a large bowl.

Stir mixture quickly so that all popcorn pieces are coated with syrup.  Pour
mixture into a well greased ring mold.

Let set a few minutes until syrup adheres, but is still sticky.  Remove
wreath from mold and place on sheet of plastic wrap.

Decorate - Warm the reserved glaze and pour over wreath to secure
decoration.  Let wreath set until firm.
Quick Popcorn Balls
1/4 cup Mazola Corn Oil
1/2 cup popcorn
1/2 cup Karo Syrup, Blue
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
Heat Mazola in a 4 quart kettle over medium heat
for 3 minutes.  Add popcorn.  Cover, leaving
small air space at edge of cover.  Shake
frequently over medium heat until popping
stops.  Meanwhile mix together Karo syrup,
sugar, and sat.  Add to popped corn in kettle
and stir and toss constantly over medium heat 3
to 50 minutes. Or until sugar is dissolved and
corn is evenly and completely coated with
mixture.  Remove and form into balls.  Use
butter on hands.  Makes 6 balls about 2 1/2
Vintage Pop Corn
Pop Corn Recipes
Pop Corn Wreath Recipe
Caramel Pop Corn
This recipe come from Floyd Cydrus.  The index card is
dated January 10th, 1973.
This was his recipe I found in my cousins recipe box.

Popcorn Balls
2 Cups sugar
2/3 Cup Karo
2/3 Cup Water
1/2 Cube Butter
Cook at 270 degrees
Take off stove.
Add vanilla, then add popped popcorn, shape into balls
and put on wax paper to cool.
Careful or you will burn your hands.
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Right about then, that old wooden screen door would swing open with mom
calling you in.  It was Friday night and that meant TV.

Mom would let us help make scrumptious treats.  We would laugh and talk
while fixing snacks. Homemade pizzas and popcorns were my favorite.  See
back then there were no pizza deliveries, no microwave popcorn, you did it

Mom would pull out the biggest pan she had, pour in Crisco oil till the bottom
was covered, then in went popcorn from a bag!  A bag!  I still remember the
"pat-a-pat" sound little kernels made when hitting bottom.
As soon as the first kernel popped, we each got a turn, shaking the pan back
and forth over the stove's burner.

I would like to share popcorn recipes with you from those evenings long ago.  
Maybe you can create a few memories with your family.  As usual, these
recipes were found in recipe boxes found at flea markets, estate auctions, and
the like.  I will give credit when I can.  Each is written exactly at the card or
letter states.
Read, "The Story of the Missing
Cookie Jar" by PenVampyre.  A
delightful little Christmas story with
mouthwatering warm tasty recipes
for the most wonderful time of the

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key",
plus recipes for your holidays.  A
story by PenVampyre

Read "Easter and Where NOT to
Hide Eggs"  
Memories of Easters
past and a few vintage recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -
original story won first place in
sixth-eighth grade division of
Southeastern Middle School, 2005
by Logan Lyon.

Food and Genealogy.  A story By
Robin L. Wallace.  
Our lives, our
families, our very history's are
defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
Memories of my father and his
version of Kickapoojoyjuice.
Summer time recipes.
A lost photo has finally
found a home.  Who
were they? Where did
they live?  No matter,
they live
?  I'll bet one
thing, t
hese two never
turned down pop corn.

This is one of my favorite