Stove Top Popcorn

Did you know that home-made stove top popcorn is just as convenient if not more than the microwave bagged popcorn??  In an attempt to reduce the crap and unknown ingredients in our food, I decided to try the old fashioned way of making pop corn several months ago and we’ve not gone back!  The kids love it and say it tastes way better than microwave plus you get to control the ingredients!

To make stove top popcorn, just put a little bit of oil in the bottom of a pot.  You need just enough to cover the bottom.  Get 1/3 to 1/4 cup of kernels ready depending on how much you want to make.  Put a few popcorn kernels in the pan and turn the heat on to medium.  Wait until one of the kernels pop and you then know the oil is hot and ready.  Pour the popcorn kernels in and put a lid on!

Gently shake the pan occasionally as the kernels pop.  You know it’s done when the popping stops to about once every 2 seconds.  That’s it!  Just top with what ever toppings you like.  A tad bit of salt and some melted butter is our kid’s favorites!  Total time to make is about 4 minutes!

Gluten free bbq ribs

So I have been working to make ribs at home. After my third attempt I think I have it down pretty well. All you need is a few hours and three ingredients.

  • Pork ribs
  • Emeril’s Rib rub
  • Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce

Preheat oven to 300. You need about 1 tbs of rib rub per pound of ribs. Put aluminum foil shiny side down on a cookie sheet and place ribs on top. Put the rub on both sides using about one tbs per pound of ribs. Seal up with the aluminum foil using more for on top of necessary. Bake meaty side down for 2.5 to 3 hours or until the rib meat is fork tender and rib meat is shrinking away from the bones.

Preheat to high grill or broiler. Drain off rendered juices. Brush on BBQ sauce on both sides and broil or grill for about 2 to 4 minutes per side or until BBQ sauce is baked on. We have found finishing them off on the grill is the best way as they get nice and smokey that way.