Truffled Popcorn & a Baby Shower! Print Recipe Print Recipe

These day’s, when your friend’s find out they’re pregnant and they’re hundreds or thousands of miles away, you can still throw them a baby shower.

It also helps when your mutual friends are also hundreds or thousands of miles away and happen to be bloggers. . .

With that said, today Marla and I are hosting a virtual baby shower for Maria & Josh’s [from Two Peas and Their Pod] and invited a close group of friends who all brought lots of treats ~ S U R P R I S E!!

When I first met Maria and Josh, let’s see, it was about, hmmm. . . 9 months ago! I have no idea how they contained their excitement, especially after finding out just 24 hours before we were together, enjoying homemade chili and watching football.


Maria has become a dear friend of mine and I feel incredibly fortunate to have spent quality time with her and her husband, Josh – both very loving and incredibly generous.

After spending a long weekend together, we realized we both enjoy a lot, if not most of the same foods. One night her and I  sat on the couch, ate our individual bowls of popcorn and talked until our eyes burned.

With that said, I thought it would be fun to serve individual cones filled with popcorn, but rather than traditional butter, I decided to spice it up with a little white truffle oil and freshly ground pepper. Baby shower or not, who doesn’t love popcorn??

Miss Maria – it was either this, beans or a big bowl of watermelon. I figured I couldn’t go wrong with any of those, but that the popcorn would be the more fun [*wink wink*]

Maria and Josh [soon-to-be mom and dad], I wish you two the very best as you welcome your son into this world. You’re going to be amazing parents and can’t wait to see that precious little face in the fall! Sending my love ~ xo

Truffled Popcorn Recipe

[adapted by Food & Wine]

PRINT Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon white truffle oil
  • 4 tablespoons olive [or canola] oil
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • salt + freshly ground pepper

Directions

In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Add truffle oil and salt – keep over low heat until ready to pour over the popcorn.

If you have a air popper,  add the popcorn kernels and start popping. If not, you can pop the kernels [with olive or canola oil] in a large pot over the stove – cover and cook over medium heat until they start popping. be sure to shake the pot continuously, until the popping has stopped.

Remove the popcorn into a large bowl and drizzle the truffled butter, toss well. Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

*Gluten-free

[Created/Photographed by Lisa Thiele | With Style and Grace]

Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas & Their Pod

Drinks

Simple Bites – Lemon Balm infused Lemonade

Ingredients, Inc. – Healthy Fruit Punch

Food for My Family – Lemongrass Soda

Heather’s Dish – Mixed Fruit Punch

She Wears Many Hats – Mini Pistachio Smoothies

Georgia Pellegrini – Watermelon Agua Fresca & a New Pea

 

Appetizers/Savory Bites

With Style and Grace – Truffle Popcorn

Family Fresh Cooking – Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata

Barbara Bakes – Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit

Aggie’s Kitchen – Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

Reluctant Entertainer – Nutella Berry Bruschetta

 

Dessert

Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart

TidyMom – Blue and Chocolate Cake Balls

i am baker – Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake

Brown Eyed Baker – Pavlova

Picky Palate – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich

What’s Gaby Cooking – Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Cookin’ Canuck – Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies

Kevin and Amanda – Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups

Sweetopia – Decorated Sugar Cookies

Mountain Mama Cooks – Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Sweetapolita – Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops

Bake at 350 – Petit Fours with fondant pea pods

RecipeGirl – Baby Button Cookies

RecipeBoy – Mud Cups with Gummy Worms

Add a Pinch – Blackberry Tartlets

Dine and Dish – Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples

Vintage Mixer – Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots

 

Crafts

Wenderly – Handmade Sweet Pea Cards

Our Best Bites – How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece


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  • http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I LOVE POPCORN!!!!

    I mean, I eat it all the time and have a bowl next to me as I type this.

    Great recipe and congrats to Maria & Josh!

  • http://addapinch.com Robyn | Add a Pinch

    Thank you so much for hosting such a beautiful shower for Maria and Josh! They are absolutely some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. And this popcorn looks de-licious!!!

  • http://www.wenderly.com Wenderly

    So sweet and sounds delicious! Thank you for organizing this fantastic shower for Maria!!

  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Who wouldn’t love this snack! What a great thing to serve at a virtual baby shower :-)

  • http://www.sweetopia.net Marian (Sweetopia)

    Lisa, this popcorn looks so delicious! Thank you for organizing this lovely virtual baby shower and for the invite!

  • http://reluctantentertainer.com Sandy @ RE

    I can’t wait to try this fabulous recipe. Thank you for being such a generous, beautiful hostess! Maria is a wonderful friend and I hope she is really blessed today! xo

  • http://www.heathersdish.com Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    i’m so glad you and marla did so much to help put this together…such a fun shower! not to mention my hubby will now be begging for this fabulous popcorn :)

  • http://barbarabakes.com/ Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    A perfect snack for Maria. I’ve never made the cones before. Great idea for a party.

  • http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/ Marla

    Gorgeous post my friend!! You are amazing, a great party planner & it has been a wonderful journey planning this event with you. The popcorn looks addictive. Congrats to Maria & Josh! xo

  • http://picky-palate.com Jenny Flake

    I can practically taste this popcorn! Love it!

  • http://www.mountainmamacooks.com kelley

    Beautiful. I love truffle anything. I’ll bet it’s delicious in the popcorn. Thanks for organizing and all you’re hard work!

  • http://www.aggieskitchen.com Aggie

    So funny because I actually photographed a big bowl of watermelon and forgot to post it! :) We know Maria loves her watermelon right now!!

    Loving this popcorn and what an awesome treat for a party!! I love snacking on popcorn…all the time!

    Congrats Maria & Josh!!

  • http://www.ourbestbites.com Sara @ Our Best Bites

    ooh, fancy fancy! I’m a sucker for popcorn mixes and this one looks amazing!

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    Girl, you got me good:) Thank you SO much for planning my baby shower. I am still in shock! And you know me too well. Yay for popcorn and watermelon:) I really wish we lived closer. You are just like a sister to me! Thanks for everything! And come visit us soon-you have to meet the little pea! Hugs and love!

  • http://www.cookincanuck.com Cookin’ Canuck

    Thank you so much for arranging this shower, Lisa. I know we all enjoyed preparing treats for Maria and Josh. Your popcorn looks like the perfect snack to share with a good friend.

  • http://www.kevinandamanda.com Amanda @ Kevin & Amanda

    What a perfect treat for Maria’s shower! Thank you so much for putting this together, I am having a blast reading everyone’s posts :)

  • http://sweetapolita.com/blog Rosie @ Sweetapolita

    Gorgeous, Lisa! The recipe, the photos, your words–all really beautiful. Thanks for all of your efforts to coordinate such a fabulous virtual baby shower for Maria & Josh! xo

  • http://dineanddish.net Kristen

    I can imagine how lovely this tastes! You were so awesome to coordinate all of this. Thank you :)

  • http://bettermebetterworld.blogspot.com/ Dmarie

    what a yummy way to celebrate!!

  • http://www.thevintagemixer.com/ Becky at Vintage Mixer

    I can only imagine that popcorn with truffle oil would be amazing! I’m really wishing this virtual shower was in person now!

  • http://ingredientsinc.net Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    This was so fun! Looks incredibly delicious!

  • http://sweetalchemies.blogspot.com Maia

    A very sweet gesture for your friend. I continue to be astounded at how generous and warm the food blogging community is, and how they use the internet – which can be so cold and empty sometimes – to bring genuine light into people’s lives!

    By the way – I made your cauliflower with capers for dinner last night and ate the whole 12 oz bag. Thank you again for that recipe!

  • http://www.bevcooks.com Bev Weidner

    I’m just loving all these bebe shower posts today! And that popcorn? How can I replace my blood with it?

  • http://fancyfunction.wordpress.com FancyFunction

    Wow – it all looks and sounds great! Truffle popcorn sounds so decadent ;-)

  • http://iambaker.net Amanda

    Just beautiful girl!! You are one of those rare creatures is is gorgeous inside AND out. Thanks for all you do! :)

  • http://www.bakeat350.blogspot.com bridget {bake at 350}

    Oh, yum!!! Looks so good!

  • http://thenovicechefblog.com Jessica

    Wow! This looks so amazing! What a wonderful surprise for Maria!

    P.S. Girl! Your photography is getting better and better! Gorgeous!

  • http://www.foodhuntersguide.com The Food Hunter

    it’s amazing how much you can do wtih popcorn. this sounds yummy

  • http://thejungleprincess.com Abby

    I’m late to the party, but that sounds amazing! If I pop mine on the stove, I sometimes put truffle oil in with the olive oil (and maybe some cayenne pepper!) so it pops right up with the taste.

  • http://www.RecipeGirl.com Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I love truffled anything, so this looks great. I thought of doing something watermelon too, since Maria talked of eating so much of it in her pregnancy! Thanks so much for hosting- so sweet of you two!

  • http://tidymom.net TidyMom

    I’m still getting around to all the links!……thanks to you and Marla for putting this all together Lisa.

    I have some black truffle salt……I think I need to try it on some popcorn!!

  • http://www.ediblepotential.blogspot.com Sandi

    I wouldn’t have thought to make popcorn w/truffle oil…yummy post!

  • http://BakerbyNature.com Ashley@BakerbyNature

    I cannot wait to whip this up for a fancy at home movie night with the boy. Your words are so sweet, and show what a wonderful friend and human you are.

  • Rebecca Dean

    I made this popcorn last night and it was heaven! So good I already want to make it again!

  • WithStyleGrace

    nice!! so happy you liked it!

  • native210

    I made a version of this for a party, although I used microwave popcorn (so I could both make some ahead and keep it coming warm). I also added more truffle oil and sprinkled it with truffle salt. The hardest part was finding a microwave popcorn with no flavoring and very little salt. I found a “natural” one. I had lots of other party foods, but no one could put down the popcorn!