When you’re not cooking with us at TBK and are home enjoying time with your family and friends this winter, it’s a great time to make some of your favorite cold weather treats from our TBK chefs. Try pairing this homemade popcorn recipe with a warm drink such as our hot apple cider or hot chocolate. These goodies are guaranteed to keep you warm this winter!

Chef Shannon’s Stovetop Popcorn

Serves: 2


1 T Coconut oil or grapeseed oil
2 T Whole popcorn kernels
Optional toppings:
Sea salt and Parmesan cheese flakes
Ground cinnamon and ginger
Ground chili powder, black pepper, and a dash of cayenne pepper
Sea salt and candy covered chocolates


Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium heat with 3 popcorn kernels. Cover with lid. Once the 3 kernels have popped, add the rest of the kernels and gently shake the sauce pan to distribute oil. As the kernels begin to pop, continuously shake the pot gently until all kernels have popped. Turn the heat off and crack the lid to make sure there aren’t any kernels surprising you with a pop! Immediately serve in bowls with desired seasonings.

TBK’s Hot Apple Cider

Makes: 12 cups


10 C apple cider
6 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 C orange juice
3 lemons, cut into slices


Heat apple cider. Add cloves, cinnamon stick, orange juice and lemons. Allow the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes, keep on low heat until ready to serve. Strain before serving. Serve this in a mug when the weather outside is frightful!

–Chef Shannon, Nutritionist, TBK Southlake