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Holiday Cheer Popcorn

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

12 cups popcorn,

Air-popped cooking spray


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In a small bowl, stir together spices, salt and pepper. Spread popped popcorn in an even layer in a large shallow baking pan. Lightly coat popcorn with cooking spray. Sprinkle the spice mixture over popcorn in a very large bowl, toss the popcorn to coat. Serves 12

Popcorn is a great snack to welcome guests with before putting out a full buffet, and for a hungry hostess to munch on while cooking. This whole grain has three times more polyphenols— antioxidants linked to improving heart health — than kidney beans and four times more than cranberries. Just half a teaspoon per day of cinnamon has been found to lower LDL cholesterol.