Comfort Foods

Trends come and go for everything, from clothing to hairstyles to music. Food is no different, as trends change over time, from meat and potatoes to fat-free,-sugar-free, organic and vegan. In today’s culture, kale salads, roasted vegetables, acai, and Buddha bowls reign supreme. Sometimes a glance back to the staples of yesteryear evokes feelings of warmth and comfort, in all their inorganic, and sometimes highly processed splendor. Take a look back at these foods you may not have tasted in a while. They just might conjure up memories of childhood and home.

17. Baked Apples

Baked Apples

This sweet and decadent treat would fill Grandma’s kitchen with the smells of warm fruit, buttery brown sugar, and cinnamon. A variation of this simple dessert involved wrapping crunchy red apples in pastry. Next, Grandma would bake the apples, basting them with a brown sugar sauce to make apple dumplings. Just the thought of hot cinnamon apples brings to mind crisp fall days with colorful leaves, a nip in the air, and the warmth of home.

16. Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch Pudding

Another dessert that may have graced your childhood is smooth, sweet, and creamy butterscotch pudding. This is different from today’s pre-made pudding in a plastic cup. This powdered pudding comes in boxes and is stirred into milk, boiled on the stove, and served warm with a dollop of whipped cream. While the pre-packaged versions still grace children’s lunch boxes today, they can’t compare with the warming, comforting puddings of yesterday.


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