LASR Anniversary: Victoria Pitts Caine

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This post is part of Long and Short Review’s 9th Anniversary Celebration. Enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post for a chance to win a $100 gift card or other prizes.

Peanut Butter Popcorn

At Christmas time I usually bake over 58 dozen cookies and then the candy making begins! I enjoy baking more than cooking and during 100 plus days, the oven only adds to the indoor temperature. My family enjoys this easy stovetop treat. My daughter gave me this recipe and she puts it in a large bowl with a scoop to fill individual servings. I have also tied it up in cellophane wrap and given an entire batch as a gift. This tasty treat reminds me of walking down the beach boardwalk and buying caramel corn from a cart. Hope you enjoy it, too, and it becomes one of your favorites.


• No-Stick Cooking Spray
• 2 (2.8 to 3.0 oz.) bags microwave popcorn, popped or 8 to 12 cups popped popcorn
• 1 cup Peanut Butter
• 1 cup light corn syrup
• 1 cup sugar
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract


PLACE popped popcorn in a very large bowl or Dutch oven. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
COMBINE peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir to combine.
POUR warm peanut butter mixture over popcorn, stirring gently to combine. When all popcorn appears evenly coated with peanut butter mixture, spread evenly on greased baking sheet or wax paper.
The popcorn may be stored in airtight container for up to one week – but it won’t last that long!.

AlvaradoGold_wrp467_150As the hot, oppressive Texas heat takes the breath from her lungs, Addie Brown stands at her grandfather’s grave. Deep within her, she senses her anchor to family is gone. She looks across the freshly dug chasm at three of her four cousins. Nothing more than smiling faces on Christmas cards and vacation photos, she remembers once when they were close but something happened.

Snapping her back to reality, the minister reads, To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. She wonders when will be my time? But Addie has bargained with God and lost and she feels she can never share her secret with anyone. But through an unusual turn of events, she realizes there is a truth and meaning to the passage from Ecclesiastes that begins to drive her life.

About the Author:Victoria Pitts Caine is a native Californian and lives in the central portion of the state. Her varied interests include genealogy and exotic gemstone collecting both of which she’s incorporated into her novels.

The author has received recognition in both fiction and nonfiction from: Enduring Romance top 10 picks for 2008, William Saroyan Writing Conference, Byline Magazine, Writer’s Journal Magazine and The Southern California Genealogical Society. Her first novel published in 2007.

Victoria is a former staff technician in air pollution control. She is the mother of two daughters. Victoria and her husband enjoy travel, cooking, and are self-appointed “foodies”.

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  1. James Robert says:

    Happy Anniversary and the recipe really looks like one my kids would enjoy. Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

  2. Faye Gates says:

    I love that recipe, but I really did enjoy reading Victoria’s bio. Air Pollution is a big deal. What a job that must have been.

  3. The recipe is amazing.

  4. I don’t like peanut butter but I have a husband that will love this. Thank you!

  5. This sounds like a great story. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome receipe

  6. That sounds like such a yummy recipe, thanks for sharing it

  7. James Robert says:

    Thanks again for the chance to win and have a great weekend!

  8. James Robert says:

    Have a Super Sunday and thank you for the giveaway!

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