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What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

That may be the same thing, I don't know. I've seen others writing about Egg Cremes on here and they do sound good...here in the Midwest I only knew of them as chocolate sodas. They weren't like a shake, a malt, or a float; very unique taste. If I had known they were going to disappear I would have asked for the recipe way back when!

Mar 12, 2012
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What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm going to give it a shot! I truly miss those things...

Mar 10, 2012
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What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

The chocolate sodas at the drug store soda fountain 50 years ago. I don't know how they were made or why no one makes them like that anymore...sigh.

Mar 10, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Haha, I can relate...I had forgotten the awful heat; back then air conditioning was about as accessible as a trip to the moon. Not even in school; we had to keep those huge old windows open and the wasps would constantly dive-bomb us. But we still played outdoors all day in 100 degree heat and then came in to a hot house to eat a hot meal and sleep in a hot bed. On the hottest nights Mom would let us pitch a make-shift tent in the front yard and sleep out there. Back then, fresh lemonade and limeade tasted like nectar from the gods. We are a nation of big panty-waists now, I fear ;-)

Feb 27, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Aaah, the porcupine meatballs! I always loved them as a kid, I guess the name enticed me too (did I think I was eating REAL porcupines??). But I brought that recipe into my own family and smiled when my 39 year old son asked me for the recipe last year. We use tomato soup with a little Worcestershire, minced onions, and serve them on buttery smashed potatoes...yum!! Comfort food with carbs galore...

Feb 25, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Actually she shucked the corn and used the roaster on TOP of the stove with boiling water, a little salt and sugar. And I think she covered it to keep the water temp hot, it was such a big pan! No wonder we had no sides...the corn took up all the room! But she would never waste anything and when my grandfather gave us an abundance of corn, she gave away what she could and we feasted on the rest. We didn't mind at all!

Feb 25, 2012
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Family foods I thought was normal

I think it was Armour (the same people who still make canned chili). It was good stuff; I miss it.

Feb 05, 2012
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What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

The clam chowder at Georgie's Restaurant on the Oregon Coast. I think you can get it shipped but they can't include the ocean view.

Jan 31, 2012
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Popular flavors that you don't care for

Reese's Pieces. No thank you.

Jan 31, 2012
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Food that Most People Love and You Don't...

Unfortunately my list is pretty short. I also dislike sushi. And...coleslaw, coffee, beer, sweet&sour sauce, beets, liver, pate, caviar, and raw cabbage. I like cooked cabbage and raw carrots but hate raw cabbage and cooked carrots. Oh, and don't EVER mix my peanut butter and my chocolate in any form!

Jan 31, 2012
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What's The One Thing You Can't Eat, even for money.

I used to work at a deli counter in a grocery store...souse (ugh!). I don't know what it's made of but every time I had to slice it for customers (usually senior citizens) I would get ill. Even the name is gross. Souse.

Jan 31, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

OH I HAD FORGOTTEN pizzas made with the kit!!! And add extra cheese and meat, that was pre-Pizza Hut so it was a big deal back then!

Jan 30, 2012
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Peanut Butter -- how do you eat it (and on what kinds of different foods)?

If I was stranded on a desert island and had to choose one food to live on for the rest of my life, it would be peanut butter. Just don't get chocolate in my peanut butter...ew. Both perfectly good foods...separately. Sorry, Reese's fans...

Jan 30, 2012
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Family foods I thought was normal

You're lucky...being raised in the Midwest I've never seen anything BUT canned oysters. Not the same, I'm sure. And yes, we did the oyster dressing too...It's making my mouth water thinking of all the fresh seafood you must get. YUM! Clam chowder! And lobster! And shrimp!

Jan 30, 2012
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Family foods I thought was normal

They stay the same color as when they come out of the can, dark grayish blackish greenish, but very easy to spot in the yellow corn. Not a big favorite of most kids...wish I knew where this recipe originally came from. I've never heard of anyone else doing it.

Jan 30, 2012
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Family foods I thought was normal

I haven't seen mine on here yet...every Thanksgiving my mom would make scalloped corn...with oysters. I thought it was perfectly normal until I started having people over for Thanksgiving when I grew up. I saw the horrified looks as they noticed the black blobs in the corn. My weird family (German descent) still likes it so nowadays I make one scalloped corn with oysters and one without. It's good, really!!!

Jan 29, 2012
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Did Your Mom Repeatedly Cook a Dish You Despised?

My mom was a wonderful cook but there were a few things we used to butt heads on...beets (ugh), coleslaw (ugh), and she would fix liver and onions for herself at times but never made the rest of us eat that. I don't know why she gave us a reprieve on that, but made us eat other stuff...it always smelled so yucky. But the tuna casserole I'm OK with, although I burned my husband out on it the first year we were married. I was 17 and it's all I knew how to cook!

Jan 27, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Haha, yes I remember some nights mom would cook the corn in a giant turkey roaster and that's all we had for supper that night, but oh, so good! I won't go into the physical effects the next day, but hey, we were young and made a quick recovery ;-)

Jan 27, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

I remember summers especially...my grandfather was a farmer so we had unlimited quantities of sweet corn, BLT's, and watermelon (much better than you get in the grocery store). I also remember the rice pudding and bread pudding; I've never been able to make it like my mom did. And also 10 cents a can Shasta cola, any flavor you could wish for. My favorites were creme soda and black cherry.

Jan 27, 2012
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