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My grandma's macaroni and cheese. She used shells (conchiglie), instead of that pipe macaroni crap. It held in all the cheese. She also used half a package of cheese and melted it into a boiling pan and added milk to it. It was SO creamy and delicious! Sometimes, eggs would be added to it as well, and it'd be this gorgeous yellowish-white color when ready. You could easily gain 5 pounds from eating it non-stop. I can't understand why all mac and cheese isn't made this way; it's superior than that boxed BS.0
Tamales. My family would make them every Christmas and I would always stay up at night to be able to have the first one. And now when my family makes them they warm my heart and I think of my grandma.0
New York steak, mac n cheese, pbjs, sour dough bread, and apple juice. I don't eat this food anymore regularly but those are some seriously nostalgic foods.0
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Hamburger Helper and Tuna Helper (specifically Cheeseburger Macaroni, Chili Tomato, Romanoff, Stroganoff, and Cheesy Tuna Helper)! We had it a lot growing up!10
chicken and broccoli casserole always brings me back. it was the first time my mother made something that wasn't the same.
my mom knows 4 recipes by heart and that's what she will make. she never gets tired of them. my father is a little more experimental but he still cooks the same stuff.
so when my mom cracks open the recipe book and makes it for special occasions it's nice0
It's that fried chicken/pork chop I use to buy at a local food stand beside our school when I was elementary and high school.
It's simple but there's something unique about it's marinade and it has lots of onions too lol. That wasn't even a specialty. I can't find anything like it tho.0
Pancakes my dad used to make them on Sunday and we'd soak them in maple syrup XD
Or Spaetzle it's a common dish in Switzerland but my dad made hungarian style ones a few times. We just had self made Spaetzle yesterday and I had to think of that.0
My grandmother's corn. They didn't get it from the store, but instead from someone who grew it in the area they lived at in Arkansas. It's the best corn I've ever had in my life and rarely whenever corn tastes like it, it brings me back.0
Lamb I lived on a sheep station growing up so we ate it once a day as that was the easiest food to get.
I rarely eat it and if I do my stomach is like bruh I can't digest this again and I feel full for hours.0
Cotton candy because of festivals I would visit as a kid. Also, margarine with plum jam on white bread because my grandma used to make it for my breakfast when I was a kid.0
Belarusians call them Draniki.
My mom from Romania call them "toci"0
Salt roast chicken.
Only two people ever made it right, and both have passed away. One was my grandmother and the other a scouts councillor. Not even I can make it quite like they did.0
My mums nachos, south African Malva pudding, braai, biltong,... many south African food takes me back.0
My mom used to make me what she called a "scooby-doo sandwich", it was a regular sandwich but my mom had to make me eat it somehow =)))0
Tomato and basil soup
Those are the firsts that come to mind.0
Biryani and some bengali cuisine ( Hilsa, Macher jhol , bhetki , sorsebata ilish mach, katla macher tel jhal). Only fellow bengalis can relate to this0
Flower polls, hard to get these days and expensive as fck
A spoon full has the same protein as 100g steak... but you feel like a horse caused by the taste
I still like it0
Unfortunately, no one can make it like my mom did.0
Spaghetti and meat sauce
Roast and all the fixings0
Ramen because I burnt myself making it for the first time. I love ramen 🍜🤤0
Coca Wheats, OJ and a Flinstone Vitamin. xx0
Space food sticks, they discontinued them in the 70s but we used to eat the chocolate ones on road trips as a snack, it was like a brownie tootsie roll0
I make good chili. I make it like my mother.
She added pasta noodles. I dont.
The secret ingredient: sugar.
It brings all of it together.
So, yes Chili does being back childhood memories.0
I started to answer this question with the thought that's this is way too easy. But I realised that I don't have any particular food that brought back memories it was in the lines of what things lead to me to the point where/when I was having the said food. So I'll answer that. This now became much easier.
I'm a pure mama's boy. So basically any food that involved me helping my mom prepare was my favourite essentially
It was chicken the first time I found eggs in it while we were prepping the same. I was so fascinated by the concept of life at the time.
It was chapatis (Indian flat bread) I was determined to roll/flatten them into a perfect circle before cooking them over the flame. They came out more square shaped than round and that made my mom giggle.
It was the butt loads of sweets we would prepare during Christmas time. I was in charge of dumping the milk condensor into this massive pot we used to prepare our sweets in. My sister was in charge of the fact that the milk condensor indeed went into the pot and not into my tummy!
Every dinner lunch ever! I was in charge of setting the water down for everyone and doing the dishes at night. I didn't like how rough my mom's hands were getting with the detergent.
Sadly these are the few that come to mind.