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Remember yesterday?  Evening twilight falling like a fuzzy blanket with
satin trim, fireflies floating above fresh cut grass, cricket's songs, and
games like "tag-your-it" in full swing.

Vintage popcorn recipes discovered in old recipe boxes, handwritten on
papers, and other cool places from the cookin 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

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 mapleine.
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 inches.
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 mircrowave
popcorn, you did it yourself.

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 curnels made when hitting bottom.
As soon as the first kernal 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 fleamarkets, estate
auctions, and the like.  I will give credit when I can.  Each is written
exactly at the card or letter states.
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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 here now.  I'll
bet one thing, popcorn
was never turned down
by these two summer luv
birds!  This is one of my
favorite photos.