Popcorn is a must-have for family movie night! When it’s time to gather the family around, shake up your favorite snack with some flavored popcorn balls.

Note: If you opt for individual popcorn pieces rather than balls, simply remove the honey 😉

Line a baking pan with Hard Bargain Organic Yellow Popcorn.

Over medium heat, melt the butter and honey together. This will create the “glue” that your popcorn ball will need to hold it together. After the mixture has reached a boiling point, stir in your favorite spices and seasonings.


  • Vanilla Extract & Brown Sugar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Yogurt-Granola
  • Strawberries

Pour the mixture thoroughly over the popcorn and place in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes. In 5 minute intervals, briefly stir the contents.

Let the mixture sit until it’s cool enough to form into balls, and then let stand until solid. For even more fun, get a few batches going for variety.

This week, Farm 2 Counter is featuring 2lbs of organic popcorn in our Delivery Boxes! We also carry this organic popcorn in our store, so come visit us at 2006 N Broadway Ave, Springfield, MO 65803.

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Have you ever noticed that sandwiches are always on the menu? From your small ma & pop diner alllllll the way to the gourmet restaurants? You can make them as simple, or as extravagant as you want.  This week, I decided to explore a couple of those levels!

Cookie Cutter Sandwiches

The day I realized that cookie cutters work on sandwiches was a game-changer for packed lunches! I use cookie cutters for a little extra surprise. It’s a fun, easy and pretty tasty weekend activity as well 😉

LEVEL TWO: Impressive
Tomato & Mozzarella Panini

If you don’t have a panini grill: they’re decently priced, easy to use, and sure do take your culinary skills up a notch! Assemble your sandwich as you normally would—maybe with a little extra mozzarella and spices—and then you use the panini grill to get a nice sear on the bread. For me, the best part about a panini grill is that I can make a restaurant-grade sandwich, but have better control over the ingredients.


LEVEL THREE: Out of My League
Open-Faced BruschettaIdeas Sandwiches with a Balsamic Drizzle 

Let me disclose that someone like me doesn’t have the attention span to turn out something like this without a few extra sear marks. These are the kind of sandwiches to impress your guests at a cocktail party. The seared bruschetta bread is topped with thinly sliced beets, herbs, and produce, that all comes together with a little melted cheese and a balsamic drizzle. Simple, elegant, and very photogenic!

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