As a flipside to a thread I recently started,"Foods from your childhood that seem laughable now", I thought it would be fun to also talk about the foods we liked as kids and still like now. You know, what our parents actually did right, what tastes have stuck with us through the years, well into adulthood, etc.
I, for one, still use the same "old stand-by" Betty Crocker recipes for biscuits and for peach cobbler that we used when I was growing up.
I still love oatmeal- and oatmeal cookies(but I prefer them with cranberries now), beans and cornbread, buckwheat pancakes, homemade cream of broccoli soup, natural peanut butter, pot pie, apple crisp... My Dad made good fried potatoes(you know, with onions, for breakfast). I make those sometimes.
We had Mexican neighbors, ate at the local Mexican restaurants, and usually had some(store-bought, albeit) Mexican food around the house. That has surely been a major influence. It was my Dad that got me hooked on jalapeños en escabeche. (Our favorite brand was the glass jar "La Victoria" but sadly it mysteriously disappeared from the shelves several years back...)
My Mom had a Middle-Eastern cookbook that had a few recipes she'd make from time to time, and I still love M.E. food to this day.
Candy-wise, I still like to eat from time to time: Skor bars, those little cube caramels wrapped in cellophane, butter mints, mint melt-aways, turtles, smarties(mmm...citric acid and sugar) and sour patch kids(more citric acid and sugar!)...
I'll also admit that sometimes I still go back and eat a box of Kraft mac and cheese, just for old time's sake(European hubby just affectionately laughs at me at such times, and lets me have it all to myself!)
And believe it or not, I liked then, and still like now, those baby green lima beans you can buy in the freezer section in US supermarkets!
How about you guys?