Sure, you can stick a lumpy little packet into the microwave and punch a few buttons. But once you learn to pop your own corn on the stove, you'll never want the fake-tasting kind again. It might seem like an overly old-timey way to make popcorn, but the results are worth it. You will need 3 tbsp. oil, a large pot with a lid, 1/3-1/2 cup popcorn kernels, salt, butter, and a bowl, as well as any spices or seasonings to taste. Watch this video snack-making tutorial and learn how to cook up stove-top popcorn.