By Khalil Hymore for TheNest.comRead More »from How to Make Perfect Popcorn (With Step-by-Step Photos!)
As a kid, whenever my family went to the movies, my mother used to pop up a great big pot of popcorn and portion it into little brown paper bags for us. She would then smuggle it into the theater in a giant tote bag along with pouches of Capri Sun. Yes, we were THAT family. And although I remember being mortified at the time, I now know better. I thought she was just being cheap, and maybe she was (popcorn costs pennies to make at home), but she was also being health conscious. (We were also a soda- and sugary cereal-free house.) As an adult and now parent myself, I can respect that.
Cut $50 from your grocery budget
Homemade popcorn is cheaper and healthier-and it's infinitely tastier. It's also a lot of fun to make. You only need two ingredients (three if you count salt, but that's a topping). My daughter loves it when I pop corn on the stove. She runs to the kitchen to listen to the popping and gets super excited when it stops. It's adorable, I just