My tip today is something I have done since my boys were very young-- they are now 25, 29 & 31. So I've been doing it a long time, but I thought I would share it just in case some you didn't know you can make your own microwave popcorn--- and it's really easy. When the boys got married Amy & Jamie their wife's had never seen it done before-- so if you haven't either, let me show you how.
First you need a plain brown paper sack-- the kind you put a lunch in works great. And a 1/2 cup of raw popcorn-- open the sack so that it will stand up, and pour the popcorn into the sack. Fold the top down on the sack and put the sack in the microwave standing up straight. Cook for 2 minutes- just like you do the store bought packages.