My new home has a flat top stove, so I can no longer cook popcorn on top of my stove. I have been searching for a way to have popcorn. The boys and I eat it nearly every day. We love it! I read online in several places about popping popcorn in a plain brown lunch bag. I had to try it. It really works!
Here is what you do: You place 1/4 cup popcorn kernels in a plain brown paper lunch bag. Fold over the top twice making sure you have very sharp creases. Tape it (this was the part that I was concerned about, but it does not melt), and microwave it about 3-4 minutes, stopping when the popping sounds are 3-5 seconds apart from each other. It makes enough for two normal people to share, but in my house that is one serving! I hope that you try it, it is so easy that even my 8 year old makes his own popcorn this way!