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Spicy Super Pop Treat

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Tastes similar to kettle corn bought at outdoor vendors booths but not nearly as salty or sugary. Spice can be adjusted to taste. This mixture of spices and sugar can be tossed over air-popped popcorn as well.

Ingredients

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup popcorn kernels (before popping)
1 tablespoon almond, walnut or olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, ginger, cayenne and salt. In a large pot with a lid, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the spice mixture and the popcorn kernels, mix well. Sprinkle the sugar on top, but don't stir. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pot and cook, shaking the pot often, until the popping sound ends. Transfer to a large bowl and serve hot.

Ron Schriefer, Moline



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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