Hello!I can’t believe how much time I spent away from the blog, but don’t worry, I’m alive! I went throughout a particularly sensitive time, an emotional rollercoaster with big joy and happiness, but also some unpleasant moments. So I choosed to keep some distance from the blog, give me time to be confortable again and now … I’m back with new ideas and travels! However, I’m still a bit in a hurry, so as you can see “The Friday Night Recipe” for this week becomes “The Friday Night Snack”… (hoping a snack’ll be enough to bring to Fiesta Friday)
Checking out sites like this gave me a nice (and yummy) idea: to personalize a pop-corn recipe. Let me say first that in Italy we don’t have such a large choice of flavoured pop-corn, if so I think I’ll try all of those! Personally, pop-corn reminds to my childhood afternoon snacks, or to the winter nights when my father made pop-corn before watching a movie. Here in Italy we do have sweet-flavoured pop-corn, but generally we eat the salted ones. I do love the salted version, so I thinked about a personal salty version.

When I’ve some time, I prefere to make them in a frypan with extra-virgin olive oil, not in the microwave. I just love to “shake” lightly the frypan and hear the familiar popping sound, while inspiring the sweet corn scent.
This time I was lucky because Maryam, a dear friend, brought me fabulous iranian pistachios, so I thought about a “mix” of ingredients!


INGREDIENTS: (4 people)

– 3/4 fistful of corn grains;
– extra-virgin olive oil;
– 100 gr pistachios;
– some pinches of sweet paprika
– some pinches of salt


Just prepare pop-corn in a frypan: when the oil is warmed-up, put the corn grains in the frypan and cover it with a pot lid; shake the frypan from time to time and wait till the pop-corn are ready; then chop the pistachios in tiny pieces (I often use a meat mallet), and put them on the pop-corn.

Transfer the pop-corn and the chopped pistachios in a freezer bag, and then add some pinches of paprika. Shake several times the bag and then pop-corn are ready to be served!
This is my combo, but I would like to know what kind of pop-corn do you prefer, salted or not, and flavored with?

See You soon!Cris



  1. Hello, Cris. I have missed you and your blog, too. I pray that you get thru whatever is it you are going through. On the other hand, this popcorn sounds so good! Perfect for this week’s Fiesta Friday party! Stay safe!

    • Hi Jhuls! How are You?? Me too I missed You all, and also cooking recipe to share on Fiesta Friday! I’m fine, so don’t worry, I’ll return to normal posting also on the blog soon. ;D
      Glad that You liked this type of pop-corn…after all, pop-corn for me is also a type of confort-food, so I eat them always with pleasure!
      See You, and Thanks!!! Cris

  2. The addition of paprika is something I really loved in your popcorn 🍿 😍!! wil definitely give a try.. Here in Qatar, all type of popcorn flavors are available.. But my personal favorite is Caramel..
    Thanks for sharing this homemade spicy popcorn with all of us..
    Happy Fiesta Friday 😊

    • Hello, and welcome! πŸ˜‰
      Caramel flavor is also very good when I choose a sweet type of pop-corn!Good choice! But I love after all more salted ones, i think… πŸ™‚

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