First of all, let me just say that you'll need to have everything ready and close at hand before you begin.
a large pot with a lid
popcorn kernels about 1/2 C
salt to taste
cooking oil 2 Tbsp
butter 1/4 C
a large bowl
Once the butter and oil are JUST BARELY starting to boil, pour in enough kernels to cover the bottom of the pot. (The second time, I only put in about 1/2 C of kernels, there was more of the sweet stuff go around!)
Cover the pot with the lid and slide the pot back and forth on the burner continually. Once the kernels smell like popcorn but HAVE NOT started popping yet, sprinkle in the 1/4 C of sugar. ( I stirred it around the second time.) Cover with the lid once again and continue to slide the pot around on the burner. Back and forth, side to side, whatever makes you happy. ( This keeps the popcorn from burning.) You'll want to cover the top of the pot and handles with the dish cloth now.
Once the popcorn has slowed it's popping significantly, remove from stove and pour into your large bowl (which should be close at hand remember) DO THIS QUICKLY!!! Or your popcorn will burn.
There you have it homemade kettle corn! Once again I rewrote this from someone else. (I don't need a lawsuit over Kettle Corn.) Enjoy!