Foods That Remind You of Your Childhood

We asked Parents readers on our Facebook page to tell us what foods remind them of their childhood. Here are some of their responses.

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Grapefruit Goodness

Grapefruit Goodness

"When I was young, every morning I watched my grandpa eat a grapefruit. To this day the scent takes me back to my childhood." -- Mindy

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Square Meals

Stephanie Rausser

Square Meals

"My mom always used to make cube steaks for me; they're cheap and the recipe is really easy. My husband thinks I'm crazy!" -- Stacie

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Cheese Please!

Blaine Moats

Cheese Please!

"I used to eat Velveeta Shells and Cheese every day for lunch as a kid, while I watched David the Gnome." -- Angie

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Right from the Pot

Right from the Pot

"When I was young I used to take a spoon and the big red Peter Pan peanut butter canisters and I'd pretend I was Winnie the Pooh eating out of a 'hunny' pot." -- Liz

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Instant Bond

Kritsada Panichgul

Instant Bond

"When my youngest sister was born I sat on my mom's hospital bed with the two of them eating hospital mashed potatoes and cheese. Nowadays, whenever I need to be cheered up I go straight for peas and instant mashed potatoes." -- Jeana

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Grandma's Kitchen

Rita Maas

Grandma's Kitchen

"Every time I went to visit my grandmother she gave us spreads of crackers and cheese, vanilla ice cream, and homemade pie." -- Ashley

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Cinnamon Sweet Tooth

Jason Donnelly

Cinnamon Sweet Tooth

"When I was growing up my mom was a stay-at-home mom and she had treats for us every day. My favorite was cinnamon bread. It's no wonder I have such a sweet tooth." -- Kristen

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Play Dough

Scott Little

Play Dough

"Whenever my mom would make her homemade biscuits she would save me some dough to play with when I was little. Now that I'm a mom I do the same with my kids and they love it!" -- Rebecca

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Super Sweet-Tea

Blaine Moats

Super Sweet-Tea

"My grandmother was from Ireland, and she used to give me Lipton tea almost every hour; she always let me put in as much sugar as I wanted. To this day, if I have tea it has to be sweet -- 10 sugars sweet." - Erin

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Constant Cravings

Alexandra Grablewski

Constant Cravings

"I'm almost 35 weeks pregnant and all I crave is grilled cheese sandwiches and PB & J, my favorite childhood meals. Every time my husband and I go out to eat he laughs at me for ordering a kid's meal." -- Amanda

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Ice Breaker

Kim Cornelison

Ice Breaker

"My family used to eat tomato soup with almost every meal when I was growing up, and with each meal my mom gave us ice cubes to cool the soup down. My brothers and I would always compare how big of an explosion came from the bowls of soup whenever the ice would crack." -- Sera

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School Lunch

Levi Brown

School Lunch

"Hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes with green beans and a dinner roll was served so often as my school lunch that the image is implanted in my brain." -- Mallory

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Grandma's Secret Soup

Scott Little

Grandma's Secret Soup

"Every time we'd visit my grandmother, she would have a pot of her dumpling soup ready. I'm still trying to get her recipe right so I can share it with my kids." -- Joanna

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What Am I? Chicken Liver!

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What Am I? Chicken Liver!

"My Mam-Maw always made me chicken livers and mashed potatoes. I was the only grandkid that liked it." - Jenny

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Too Cool for School

Jay Wilde

Too Cool for School

"As a kid, I always drank Kool-Aid during the summertime." -- Laura

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Two-in-One

Kritsada Panichgul

Two-in-One

"My family used to have homemade breadsticks and fried dough with pizza sauce for dinner, and fried dough with cinnamon and sugar for dessert." -- Sara

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Super Sweet Trick or Treat

Helen Norman

Super Sweet Trick or Treat

"My mom made candy apples every year for trick-or-treaters; they were my favorite!" -- Cindy

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Rise and Shine

Peter Ardito

Rise and Shine

"Potatoes and eggs was my all-time favorite. On the weekends, when I was younger, I'd wake up to the smell of them on the stove. The aroma was amazing and would always get me right out of bed." -- Charlene

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Sweet Treat

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Sweet Treat

"When I was very young my parents never allowed junk food, except for Sunday mornings. My dad would go to the gas station and fill the gas tank for the week; then he would buy a newspaper, doughnuts, and a gallon of milk. We would have doughnuts and milk for breakfast while reading the comics together." -- Brenda

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Smells like Home

Peter Ardito

Smells like Home

"The smell of homemade chili reminds me of my parents' house during the fall." -- Sarah

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Breakfast Heritage

Scott Little

Breakfast Heritage

"My dad ate the same thing for breakfast since I can remember: scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes, or Huevos ? la Mexicana. I almost never eat them now, but whenever someone cooks them, I think of him." -- Sylvia

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Tomatoes Top the List!

Andy Lyons

Tomatoes Top the List!

"I used to not eat anything unless I had a tomato first. It's no wonder my daughter loves them too." -- Rebecca

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Berry Picking

Jason Donnelly

Berry Picking

"Raspberries grew wild on the side of the road at my grandparents' home in Northern Idaho. One bite and I'm there again!" -- Deanne

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Exquisite Taste

Peter Krumhardt

Exquisite Taste

"My mom used to put caviar on our baked potatoes to get us to try something new. It was actually delicious. Every time I have it, I remember that first time." -- Bree

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