Whether your supermarket shoppers are part of the crowd gathered at a major league ballpark or little league stand, sitting hunched over your 5-inch black and white or lounging in front of the plasma TV, baseball is best enjoyed in the company of another All-American—Popcorn!

Like baseball, popcorn is a product of the Americas and has been around for thousands of years. Yet over time, it has remained a simple little kernel of goodness. Wholesome and whole grain, popcorn contains energy-producing  carbohydrates and provides needed fiber to the diet. 

The following recipe from The Popcorn Board features mix bacon and cheese, which pairs perfectly with popcorn for the  ultimate guy food, but gals will love it too.

Bacon and Cheese Popcorn
Makes: 4 quarts, 32 servings 
(1/2 cup each)
Preparation time: 5 minutes

4 quarts popped popcorn
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke seasoning
1/3 cup bacon bits or soy ‘bacon’ bits
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon seasoned salt or kosher salt

Place butter in a small bowl and melt in microwave, about 20 seconds. Stir liquid smoke into butter. Pour butter mixture over popcorn and toss to distribute evenly. Sprinkle bacon bits, Parmesan cheese and salt over popcorn, and toss mixture.