Let's Make Popcorn Garlands!

Christmas tress originated in Germany in the 1500s. When German families immigrated to the United States, they brought the Christmas tree tradition with them. Like many "American" traditions, the Christmas tree started somewhere else and was eventually blended into popular culture. It wasn’t popular to have a Christmas tree in the United States until the mid-1800s when Queen Victoria of England was pictured in a US newspaper with Prince Albert and their children decorating a royal tree. Queen Victoria inspired an entire cultural revolution (the Victorian era) during her reign, including the adoption of the Christmas tree! Trees were originally decorated with homemade ornaments and candles, including popcorn garlands.
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Easy Homemade Popcorn Treats – Fun for the Whole Family

We all know and love those sweet crispy rice squares made out of cereal and marshmallows. They’re chewy, slightly crunchy, and oh so fun to make and eat. Did you know you can make similar treats with popcorn? By substituting popcorn for the rice cereal (you know, the one with the sound effects) you can create gooey, sweet, and crunchy treats that are perfect for any occasion!
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Try Popcorn as a Healthy Snack!

When you think of healthy snacks, what usually comes to mind? Is it celery sticks and rice cakes? Believe it or not, popcorn can also be included on your healthy snack list. Here are a few reasons why you should consider having popcorn as a healthier snack alternative to other crunchy snacks like crackers, potato chips, and pretzels.
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The Origins of Caramel Corn

Caramel popcorn, or caramel corn as it is commonly known, is a confectionery treat enjoyed by millions every year. Caramel corn is popcorn that is coated with a sweet, caramel candy coating which gives the snack its signature crunch. Americans definitely have a love affair with sweet and crunchy caramel corn and the treat can be found in gourmet popcorn stores, on grocery market shelves, and is easily made at home! So how exactly did America get hooked on caramel popcorn? We can actually trace caramel corn’s history back to the 1800s. 
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