When isn't it a good time for popcorn? You don't need to go to the movies for an excuse to pound back the kernels anymore. Popcorn is super cheap: kernels cost as low as $3 and bags of popcorn just $2. At less than 100 calories per ounce, where could you go wrong?

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If you're into buying big quantities of popcorn or popping a ton of kernels on the stove, you probably find it impossible to keep popcorn fresh for more than a few hours. By putting popcorn in the freezer, it stays good for days at a time, even weeks.

Yes, that's right, keep your popped corn in the freezer. Popcorn never freezes and never turns stale when stored this way. Just put the popcorn into a sealed bag and stick it right in the freezer. When you take it out, you can munch on it right away.

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Andrea Kang

One of my favorite ways to use this hack is to pop a small handful of kernels on the stove (a little goes a long way). I throw the kernels in a large pot and drizzle olive or canola oil on them. Mix the ingredients together, then add a little salt to the mixture.

Turn the stove to medium heat and let it sit. It takes some time before you hear the kernels popping. Once you start hearing the popping begin to fade, hold on to the top, and give the pot a shake. Cut the heat, and let it sit for another minute.

Here's where the fun begins! You can put whatever toppings you want on it. Add oil or melted butter to taste, salt, rosemary, cinnamon, parmesan, or any seasonings you want. Give the pot a few more shakes and start bagging the popcorn.

Keep your popcorn fresh by storing it in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Pop on.