Vanilla Popcorn

"From an email I received. A sweet and salty popcorn snack..."
Vanilla Popcorn created by Queen Dana
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  • 14 cup corn oil
  • 1 (4 inch) vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 34 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Heat corn oil in a large pot over medium-high or high heat for a minute.
  • Add one kernel of popcorn to the oil. When the kernel pops, pour in the remaining popcorn and the vanilla bean.
  • Place a lid on the pot, and shake gently until the corn starts to pop.
  • Shake vigorously until the popping subsides.
  • Remove from the heat, and pour into a large bowl.
  • Remove the vanilla bean from the corn.
  • Scrape seeds from the vanilla bean, and mix with sugar.
  • Stir sugar, salt and melted butter into the corn until evenly coated, and serve.
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"<p><span><strong>I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful boys; Joshua (8years), Kaiden (5 years), and baby GIRL, Madalynn (19 months)! &nbsp;I also have&nbsp;two fur babies (cats); Kobee, AJ; we had to put our youngest cat Sly down Jan 2014. :(. I am also&nbsp;married to my best friend, Jeff and have been since April 2005.&nbsp; I love cooking, hate cleaning and will do whatever I can to get out of it!&nbsp;&nbsp;I&nbsp;love grilling and baking.&nbsp;&nbsp;I do most of the grilling at my house, and bake for almost a week straight at Christmas time!&nbsp; I can make or will attempt just about anything,&nbsp;though I rarely make&nbsp;brownies, my husband's are the best!&nbsp; Homemade breads are not my friend, so I am always working on bread baking.</strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>As for recipe ideas (besides zaar) Cooking Light Cookbooks are my favorites.&nbsp; I love to make new meals and try new things; it is hard though because my husband is picky when it comes to veggies (and hates seafood); If it were up to him we would have baked-bread crumb chicken and white rice at least one meal a day!&nbsp; Over the past couple years with zaar, I have found tons of new recipes&nbsp;my family&nbsp;normally wouldn&rsquo;t eat&nbsp;but have been happily surprised with new favorites.</strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>I&nbsp;love to join in&nbsp;all of the tag games; I haven't been as present as I would like, but as soon as my Jeff is back from working in Ohio I will be back in full tagging mode! </strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>Cooking is my hobby and passion, I always like to host the family get togethers and volunteer for the potluck dishes.&nbsp; Most of all though&nbsp;are my kids; being home all day with them is fun and challenging, but I wouldn&rsquo;t trade it for any salary!!</strong></span></p>"

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    This was a great sweet salty snack. I went a little heavy on both sugar and salt. Next time I may throw some roasted peanuts in there.
    From an email I received. A sweet and salty popcorn snack...

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