*official* June Release Party Contest

This month has been full of food related projects and images.  That got me to thinking about how some of my favorite foods & recipes ARE my favorites because of a happy memory associated with them.  Do you have any memories associated with a particular dish or recipe that you still eat today?

As always, we are giving away the June "I Want It All" prize package to one lucky winner tonight (a $176 retail value!!!).  All you have to do to have a chance to win is answer the following question…

"What's your favorite memory associated with a favorite food?"

Contest closes at 11:30pm EST.  The winner will be randomly chosen and posted here shortly before midnight.  Please play nice, only one entry per person.

Good luck to everyone!

THIS CONTEST IN NOW CLOSED

June-winner 

Congrats, Jodi!  Please contact customer service with your shipping information so we can get your prize package out to you.  And thanks to everyone else for playing!  So many fun answers to read through.  I truly enjoy getting to know each of you a bit more on a personal level like that! 

Have a wonderful week!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Loretta weltzin says:

    I haven’t really got one Thanks for the chance!

  • 2
    Aimee says:

    A food question! My beloved grandfather, who died a few years ago, was king of the grill. He had a massive brick pit he built in his backyard, and we always had the best barbecues. I think this is why I love picnics and outdoor meals so much, I always think of him. Thanks for a wonderful June release. I want it all this month!

  • 3
    JenMarie says:

    You know, I don’t know that I have one…
    I do remember when I was younger my Aunt making the BEST chocolate pies!! YUMMY!

  • 4

    I always think about my grandma when I have peach cobbler. Hers was the best (and still is) and I make it every summer…just to enjoy it and remember her.

  • 5
    Amy Nemeth says:

    My favorite food memory is being in the kitchen tearing basil leaves off tremendously large stalks and making pesto with my mom…. I think of her every late summer that I make it 🙂

  • 6
    Etha says:

    One favorite memory would be of winter cold and the smell of potato pancakes, mom sweating in the kitchen, dad and I eating lots 😉
    It stuck to my memory as something special! Still love them, with apple sauce!

  • 7
    Christy B.. says:

    I will always love crepes – it was a weekend tradition to make them when I was growing up. We didn’t always eat together during the week, but we definitely ate together when we made crepes! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 8
    Nancy Roberta says:

    My favorite memory is watching The Wizard of Oz when we were little in eating grilled cheese sandwiches on tv trays!!! (and we did this every time it was on!)

  • 9
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    Shortly after meeting my husband, it was time to celebrate my birthday. He wanted to take me out for a special dinner. I wanted to eat sushi. He was scared to death to try it. Well, he did. And, now he is addicted. Sushi is our favorite meal.

  • 10
    Andrea says:

    Turkey with stuffing – smelling it cooking Christmas morning and having all the family together to enjoy it. I can’t smell turkey and not think of Christmas and all the warmth surrounding it. Fabulous previews – so excited for release!!!

  • 11
    Carissa C. says:

    My favorite memory associated with food has to be my son’s 3rd birthday. I was incredibly proud of making these very fun monster cupcakes. I LOVE cupcakes, I LOVE my son, I LOVED how they turned out, and not to forget: I LOOOVED how they tasted!!

  • 12
    sylvia says:

    French onion soup and sweet , quiet lunches at Mimi’s , in a corner booth with my daughter.

  • 13
    Dorothy says:

    This is hard! I think that one of my favorite memories is of my mom’s homemade stuffing, served on Thanksgiving and Christmas. She would make it in a glass baking dish after a couple days of letting the bread stale, and we all loved it. No one can make it taste the same, but that brings back lots of memories of holidays with my 9 brothers and sisters and all the extended family.

  • 14
    Kathy Jackson says:

    My favorite moment is being at my grandmother’s house and eating wheat toast with her homemade apple grape jelly!! I’ll never forget our talks during that time. Those memories are priceless!!! What a great release!!! Every month I don’t think they can get any better, but you amaze me monthly!!!

  • 15
    TinaH says:

    My favorite memory is that when times are challenging or we don’t feel “just right”, Mom & I both reach for “our Spaghetti” – plain pasta – has to be angel hair – with melted butter and a can of tomato sauce. We’ve had many good times over a bowl of “our favorite!”

  • 16
    Kristina says:

    It’s weird, I know, but it’s definitely scrambled eggs. My grandmother makes the most AMAZING scrambled eggs EVER! When I was growing up, whenever I would stay over at her house, I would always beg for her to make scrambled eggs.

  • 17
    Ilina says:

    Hmmm..my first valentine’s day with my husband (at that time fiance), he made my favorite food…lasagnas.

  • 18
    Kathy Hering says:

    To many memories of food… maybe the memories of making my own chinese food…

  • 19
    Lee Cockrum says:

    My favorite food is paella. There was a restaurant that I loved going to as a child with my family, and we went there to celebrate my graduation from college. It was so wonderful to be there with all my family, and eat so wonderful food!

  • 20
    Emily W says:

    When I was little and would go to my grandmother’s before daycare, she would cut up apples and cubes of velveeta cheese that she’d skewer on toothpicks. It was just a treat since we didn’t get velveeta at home.

  • 21
    karen q says:

    My favorite memory would be the the dinner my husband and I had at the MGM in Las Vegas for our 30th wedding anniversary. It was a special night and the best meal we have ever had.

  • 22
    Lisa says:

    When I was a little girl I would eat peanut butter and jelly on Ritz crackers with my grandfather! it was our special time!

  • 23
    Diana says:

    My favorite food related memory is of my Oma (German Grandmother) making me cucumber salad when I would visit her. It was so cool and refreshing and the only way I would ever eat cucumbers!

  • 24
    Barbara Hale says:

    This is ;a little long – I make Mac’N’Cheese from scratch using a Kitchen Aid MIxer with a grater attachment. My granddaughter had watched me making this on many occasions and one year I got her mom – my daughter – the grater attachment for Christmas. When my daughter opened the package and my granddaughter, age 5 at the time, she said in a very excited voice, “Mac and Cheese”! We all laughed and it is a wonderful memory.

  • 25
    Jennifer Newmeyer says:

    My favorite food memory is of eating Jinger food(finger food), that’s what I called corn on the cob when I was little. Southern MD silver queen can not be beat.

  • 26
    Kim says:

    My Mom makes these AWESOME apple oatmeal cookies. When I was little she literally made the cookies the size of a dessert plate. My brother and I each got one. We thought we had died and gone to heaven.

  • 27
    Serendipity says:

    Spaghetti and meatballs made by my Mom. Nothing complicated or fancy – she makes the sauce from the dried packets of Lawrey’s found in any grocery store isle. But when my son came home for his mid-tour leave during his second tour of Iraq, that is all he wanted was her spaghetti and meatballs! It’s a main-stay in our house and my two older brothers make it as well. There is just something so comforting about it! Thanks!

  • 28
    Meredith says:

    I grew up in Massachusetts. Every October we’d go apple picking for courtland apples, and enjoy fresh cider and cider donuts while we were at the orchard. Then we’d come home and bake fresh apple pies. Sigh, good memories…

    Thanks for the chance to win such a TERRIFIC prize package!

    ~Meredith

  • 29
    Bridget says:

    My favorite food of all time is mashed potatoes..love them!!! Well, every St. Patrick’s Day my mom would make green mashed potatoes especially for me..Now, every St. Patrick’s Day I make them for my own kids..they love it!!

  • 30
    Amanda says:

    I remember only eating oatmeal when my (Grand)Ma made it. She added just the right mix of oatmeal, milk, sugar, and butter. Still today, I nor anyone else can make it like her. I sure could go for a nice hot bowl of it now too!

  • 31
    Maureen W. says:

    My maternal grandmother was famous for her red velvet cake and she would always make it for birthdays so I associate it with her and parties and happiness!

  • 32
    Jill H says:

    I loved picking tomatos out of my grandmother’s garden and eating them right away when they were still warm from the sun!

  • 33
    jdwelch says:

    Eating homemade ice cream full of fresh peaches on a hot summer day.

  • 34
    Crystal N says:

    My mom made the most wonderful sweet potato cake every Christmas. It was my favorite thing every year. Thanks for the chance to win. Crystal N

  • 35
    Becs says:

    So many food related memories…what to pick! I remember from childhood always having our favourite meal cooked for us on our birthdays – mine was lasagne ‘cos my Mum made the best lasagne in the world! And we got our favourite pudding too…Mum’s chocolate sponge roll of course! It’s making me hungry just thinking about this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 36
    Ally V. says:

    For me it’s not one particular memory associated with food, but rather the wonderful family gatherings we would have for all the special holidays. No Christmas or Easter could pass without a huge dinner at my grandma’s that always including all the traditional Ukrainian dishes, so yummy!!

  • 37
    Anna Wasierski says:

    I have so many memories of food from my childhood but int he spirit of the season of all of the new releases, some of my fondest memories have to do with picnics. I remember my Mom packing up all kinds of yummy picnic foods into the cooler and off we went. I loved homemade fried chicken and of course no picnic was complete without homemade brownies! Can’t wait for the release!

  • 38
    Andrea C. says:

    My mom’s strawberry bread. Mmmmm, she makes it at Christmas and it is something I look forward to every year.

  • 39
    Marie says:

    It may not be exciting, but I miss real German Bratwurst in a crunchy fresh baked bun, eaten in Germany. It just makes my mouth water thinking about it and real german potato salad to go with it. Those are the summer party foods when I grew up.

  • 40
    Lea Ann H. says:

    Growing up, my parents owned an A&W Drive-In. I always loved the root beer and drank it every chance I got! Dad used to make it fresh every morning, in huge vats inside a walk-in cooler. When I was about 10 years old, Dad taught me how to make the root beer too. Boy, did I feel special, being trusted to make the drink that was at the core of that business. It was hard work, but after all that stirring, the root beer somehow tasted even better!

  • 41
    Pattie Brown says:

    Favorite food is anything my father cooks. He a very good cook. The memories of the family together when he does his famous fish fry on the river is the best!

  • 42
    Cathy says:

    One of my favourite foods is chocolate chip cookies (homemade of course). My mother used to make them all the time. When I was little I didn’t really appreciate them though. I always thought I was getting the short end of the stick because I didn’t have store bought cookies in my lunch.

  • 43
    luv2talk says:

    I just love sharing elephant ears with my kids when the fair comes around!

  • 44

    Okay, I hope this isn’t too corny.
    I’ve always loved Rice Krispies treats. I remember the old commercials with the mom whipping them out, and then sprinkling flour on her face like she’d been hard at work in the kitchen all day making the treats. My favorite memory associated with these was the first time I ever had them. It was in kindergarten, and my teacher made them in the classroom. She melted the butter in an electric skillet (microwaves weren’t quite the norm then like they are now.)
    Every time I eat one it reminds me of the smell of the melted butter in that electric skillet.

  • 45
    Donna says:

    My grandma made the most delicious molasses cookies sprinkled with sugar. When she would take care of us overnight, Mom would put us to bed before she and Dad went out. As soon as they were gone Grandma would let us get up and have hot chocolate and warm custard to dip our cookies in.

    I want to be a grandma like that!

  • 46
    Jamie Nania says:

    For our birthdays we used to get to choose our favorite meal, mine was always chicken and dumplings. Such a comforting food at anytime.

  • 47
    Mary H says:

    It’s not fancy, but whenever I have hot oatmeal, I think of my Mom making it for my siblings and me on cold winter mornings before we went to school. It warms my heart AND my stomach! Looking forward to seeing the whole release this month.

  • 48
    Jennifer Rhome says:

    Mac & cheese always reminds me of my childhood and all the neighborhood kids cooming over. Now I feed it to my children and their friends.

  • 49
    Alisa says:

    Sunday morning my Dad would go to the bakery and get hard rolls and jelly donuts….mmmm so yummy and such a sweet memory!!

  • 50

    I remember being a very little girl catching my father sneaking some saltine crackers and marshmallow fluff out of the cupboard. Of course, then he had to share some with me. This is a special memory because my dad left when I was five years old, so I don’t have that many memories of him living with us. We both have a serious sweet tooth and share a love of good food! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 51
    Alissa H says:

    Favorite memories of making my own special recipes

  • 52
    Linda w says:

    I was just thinking about my grandfather today. He would take me fishing in a row boat and we would catch a million perch. I had to remove all the scales and he would do the rest, then he would fry them up. Oh so many bones though, but we had such fun fishing. I still love perch today.

    thanks much

  • 53
    Ann Lind says:

    My favorite recipe from growing up is Ginger Snaps, the recipe I got from a friend after This recipe has been a family favorite for almost 50 years. Can’t wait to see all of the sets in their entirety as usual this has been an exciting reveal. TFS Ann Lind

  • 54
    Nichole says:

    my all time favorite food/memory is the delicious dumplings my mom made for her soups and stews. They were big and fluffy and so tender. I’ve tried recreating them and they just don’t compare to my mom’s.

  • 55
    Leslie Caponey says:

    My favorite memory is making apple pie with my grandmother. Her open-faced pie was the best!

  • 56
    Elaine says:

    My favorite memory food is English Pancakes. My mom would make them only on Shrove Tuesday. They are a thin crepe rolled up with lemon and sugar. The absolute best.

  • 57
    Linda M. says:

    My favorite food memory is going out to eat pizza with my parents when I got a good report card. It was very special and I even continued it with my children.

  • 58
    misse336 says:

    My favorite memory associated with food is picking strawberries with my family while growing up. After picking the strawberries we would come home and my mom would make one of my favorite deserts; strawberry-banana pie. Plus we would have fresh strawberries on top of ice cream and homemade strawberry jelly.

  • 59
    Jessica V says:

    For my brothers birthday, my mom would always cook his favorite meal, which is enchiladas. And she literally did everything from scratch, and man its sooo delicious!! I love his birthday! and its coming up soon too! 🙂

  • 60
    Penny P says:

    Not a fancy recipe but my mom always made fudge from marshmallow creme every year for Christmas. So, every time I make it or eat it when someone else makes it it reminds me of Christmas growing up.

  • 61
    Jodie says:

    This is a tough question…but I would have to say I love Japanese food. And every year for my birthday we go to Benihana. I have lots of memories of being with family and celebrating my birthday.

  • 62
    Mel says:

    My favorite is a recipie called eskimo cookies that my sister and I used to make together when I was a kid….she’s 13 years older and used to babysit me when my parents worked, and I have great memories of making and eating those cookies on many an afternoon!

  • 63
    Barbra L. says:

    My Dad, who is now very ill, used to only make one dish, salami and eggs. I have wonderful memories of us cooking his one and only dish for me and my two sisters! Also, my Mom would always make us “Very Fine” chocolate pudding and all three girls would fight over who could scrap out the bits from the pot!

  • 64
    Erin says:

    My dad’s crab cakes. They are still my favorite thing EVER. He makes them for me all the time- and on every birthday!

  • 65

    One of my favorites has to do with a drink – every summer my dad would make homemade iced tea. He would always make the first batch too sweet, which is just the way I like it. Iced tea made on the stove with lots of sugar reminds me of summers with my dad.

  • 66
    kara says:

    My mom’s peas and macaroni is my all time favorite food. She’d always make it for me on special occasions. When I went away to college and I’d come home to visit, I always knew she would make it for me. My husband is the cook in my family, but he often travels for business. I can always count on Mom to invite me over for peas and macaroni:)
    Kara

  • 67
    Latisha says:

    My grandmother (now passed) always had the most wonderful garden. In the summer we would pick some fresh veggies, sit outside and eat them. My Grandmother always ate her tomatos with salt, watermelon too now that I think about it. There is nothing tastier than freshly picked fruits/veggies. I think of her all the time, but miss her most in the summer, especially when my kids and I are sitting outside eating watermelon.

  • 68
    Kristi Lewis says:

    One of my favorite “food ” memories is when I was in grade school. I would go over to my great gandpa’s house and he would make me his famous sugar sweet toast and we would snack on it and watch tv together. Now I make it for my kids for an after school snack-so yummy!!

  • 69
    veronica says:

    my mom used to make choc pie(her mother’s recipe) on her wedding anniversary every year. i always loved that tradition, she would get out her china, and candles, and always made it special! it was a rich choc silk pie. around year 14, dad finally told mom that he liked his mothers choc pie better(a choc pudding pie). he has never lived that down. i still like the silk pie better.

  • 70
    Lori says:

    my mom was an excellent baker and cook. every christmas our dining room table would be filled to overflowing with christmas goodies. she would start a few weeks before christmas, bake everyday and my brother and i would sneak into the dining room to sample all the goodies before she could catch us!!

    lori

  • 71
    Crystal Malay says:

    My mother’s Peach Pie with Vanilla Ice-Cream!
    She still bakes one for me every summer. Not that I can’t, I just won’t because it’s something special between us.

  • 72
    Gail Genrich says:

    My grandma teaching me how to make homemade egg noodles! I can still remember the taste of them in her Chicken soup. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome release!

  • 73
    Jeanne says:

    My favorite memory is taking my children strawberry picking…the youngest one was in a backpack. When we got home, I made several batches of strawberry jam! I always think the freshest berries make the best jam. What fun to pick up a jar months later and relive the fun family times!

  • 74
    Charlie B says:

    My Mom made the best potatoe rolls – I’d start eating them as soon as they came out of the oven. Love the new stamp sets.

  • 75
    Becky C says:

    My favorite memory of food is birthday-related. Growing up, we never went out to eat, but instead got to pick anything we wanted to eat for our birthday dinner. I think of all the meals I chose, usually lasagna, every time I have another birthday!

  • 76
    Kathy McDonald says:

    My grandparents were egg farmers, and Grandma was a wonderful cook. EVERY special dinner at their house included Grandma’s special chocolate layer cake. My cousins and I have carried on the tradition, but I must admit that ours just don’t taste as good as hers did.

  • 77
    Katie says:

    Well, I don’t know if you would call it a food… but I remember my Dad and I going to the “dump” when I was little and we would always stop at a mini mart on the way and I would get to choose a candy bar to eat. I didn’t have a favorite because I like all chocolate 🙂

  • 78
    Sue says:

    My dad used to come home from work sometimes and surprise my brother and I with a box of Smarties. It was a special treat and we never knew when we’d get it, which was so fun. I’d actually forgotten about this until I thought about your question!

  • 79
    Ashli Dardenne says:

    As a kid, everytime we ate pork chops my Dad would ask where the applesauce was. It never failed, my Mom wouldn’t have it on the table (she doesn’t believe you need applesauce as a side with pork chops), my Dad would ask for it…and I would have to get up from the table and get it.

  • 80

    My grandmother made the best poundcake! And during the holidays she always had a table in the back room (it was a nice and cool room) that was full of fresh baked breads, cookies and homemade candies. I would go to that room and sneak slices of poundcake.

    I still make her recipe and it’s my husband’s favorite!

  • 81
    Karen Wegner says:

    At holiday times, my grandma would always serve cranberry relish in a glass bowl with pink elephants all over it. After she passed away, I was the one who received this bowl. It now graces our table on Thanksgiving and Christmas and reminds us all of grandma’s love that she poured into all her holiday cooking. Thanks for all the sneak peeks this week and I’m looking forward to seeing the releases SOON!

  • 82
    ER says:

    has to be that my grandfather would have a box of chocolates on the coffee table whenever we visited. I would always eat, well, let’s say more than one, and my mother would tell me to stop. My grandfather would interject that no one could yell at his granddaughter, and I could have as many as I want! Now, my mother does that with my daughter, and I have to suck it up!

  • 83
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    I used to ask for spaghetti eeee-very year for my birthday! My Mom, or her best friend Dot, would make the sauce. Dot still uses that big white pot (with not a stain on it!) and she said that one day it will be mine! How lucky I will be to inherit it! Hope my sauce will taste as good, and the pot will stay that clean!

  • 84
    Sharon Romine says:

    My favorite food memory is making Christmas candy with my mom and sister, especially fondant. Loved mixing the butter and powdered sugar with my hands.

  • 85
    Angie Cortes says:

    Hmm… I would have to say when I was 5 and ate an entire bowl of strawberries and found out I was allergic (not severely) I broke out in hives everywhere. I still LOVE strawberries and will still eat them even though I know I will break out!!!

  • 86
    Audrey T says:

    What a cute question! I love strawberry milkshakes, and I remember one time, when I was a little girl, I was staying are my Nana’s house. I asked her if we could make milkshakes in the blender, and she said yes. We got all of the ingredients in the blender, and in all of the excitement, she forgot to put the lid on the blender. There was strawberry milkshake EVERYWHERE, including the ceiling, where is stayed for years until we repainted. LOL! 🙂

  • 87
    Betty says:

    Growing up my family would always have cook outs. I remember bbq chicken on the grill the most. All the family and cousins would come. It was fun times!!!

  • 88
    naomi says:

    In the Philippines no matter the occasion was we had HUGE roasted pig or “Lechon”. When I was young i was so amazed at the size of it. I absolutely loved it and miss it so much especially now since I live in Florida. That’s my most favorite food memory!!

  • 89
    Kellie B says:

    Definitely seeing the joy in my mom’s face when my daughters run up to her asking her if she will “Please make our favorite noodle salad”. Macaroni salad 🙂

  • 90
    Sherry says:

    I think it would have to be my Grandma’s hot fudge sauce. It takes forever to make but it is soooo worth it. It was always a special treat when I was little.

  • 91
    Sue D says:

    My favorite food memory is picking blackberries at my grandma’s farm and helping her make pies. We just bought property that has blackberries so now I can continue this tradition with my granddaughter.

  • 92
    kprakken says:

    German Chocolate Cake. My grandmother always baked one for my birthdays. It was and still is my favorite cake, but hers was the best.

  • 93
    shari walker says:

    I would say my Grandmas assorted German desserts on Xmas eve, plum pudding, strudel, assorted cookies…

  • 94
    Amy says:

    I used to look forward to going to my grandma’s house because she would always have two of my favorite things: Her homemade chicken -n- pastry and her homemade strawberry freezer jam (not necessarily in the same meal!). Grandmas are the best cooks!

  • 95
    Daisy L says:

    My favorite memory is helping my mother and grandmother making krum kakes. The smell when they were cooking was heavenly!

  • 96
    Sandy Kay says:

    One that I can remember is when I used to make raisin pie for my father-in-law. He was always so thrilled to get them and claimed they were the best he ever had!

  • 97

    Oh man…my grandmother would always make us our favorites on our birthdays…so every birthday I got this huge delectable flan…and a stack of tortas de papa (potato patties with cheese in them and deep fried). When she died, so did all her cooking….she never wrote recipes – knew it all by heart….wonderful – so many food-related memories related to my Yaya {sigh}.

  • 98
    Tasha says:

    Mine would be a memory with my Grandmother. When I would stay with her, not matter what time of night, if I said I was hungry she would fix me something. My request was always macaroni and cheese and little green peas. Real homemade mac and cheese, and green garden peas. YUM!

  • 99
    Tricia Dee says:

    My grandmother always baked wonderful food for us when I was growing up. Some of my favorite foods come from her recipes and I love to bake just like she did.

  • 100
    Michelle says:

    Every time I eat or make fried chicken, I think of my grandmother. I asked her to teach me to make it when I was about 12 years old. I can still remember standing in her kitchen, with her over my shoulder, as I dredged the pieces in flour and buttermilk.

  • 101
    Terri E. says:

    I have many fun memories with food, LOL! My most recent is my Grandmother’s Bran muffins. I have always loved them and wouldn’t you know my little 2 1/2 year old is the same. She has her Great Grandma wrapped around her finger, so there is alway a steady supply of muffins now LOL!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 102
    Lisa H. says:

    My favorite food memory was a wonderful meal my husband and I shared on our honeymoon in Jamaica 29 years ago. We ate a meal outside on the patio at a restaurant. It was a simple chicken dish, but the exotic setting made it magical!

  • 103
    Gwen L says:

    Most of my comfort foods are all comforting to me because I associate them with growing up… mac & cheese, mashed potatoes or this killer chocolate cake with fudge icing that’s become a family tradition. I’m not sure mac & cheese would taste half as good if it didn’t have such happy memories to go with it. My mom still makes it for me if I happen to be home for my birthday 🙂

  • 104
    Lynn Brown says:

    So many good food memories. One of my favorite foods is chocolate cake, and one of my favorite memories is my wedding reception. I know I had 2 pieces of cake that night…just because I could, and I know that I enjoyed every bit of it.

  • 105
    Kim says:

    I guess my favorite memory is learning how to make the family secret peanut brittle with my Mom and Grandma. “Our” peanut brittle tastes different than any other and we only make it for the holidays. Everyone looks forward to receiving it . . . and we make it every Thanksgiving weekend. Even though my Grandma doesn’t help much with it these days, it’s great to have her there supervising to make sure the rest of us do it right! I cherish that time with my family and am thankful for the opportunity to participate year after year.

  • 106
    LizzieD says:

    My favorite memory is visiting my grandparent’s house where they had what seemed to be a never-ending supply of candy available to all the grandchildren!

  • 107
    carmen brown says:

    Watching my mom make her special Christmas cookies and begging for (and receiving)some of the raw cookie dough.
    To this day no one make those cookies like she does.

  • 108
    Siobhan says:

    My favorite food memory has to do with no recipe at all. When I was little I always thought my grandma made the best apple pie and she always made one when I came to visit, turns out t was a frozen pe she heated up! I was so dissapointed and we had a good laugh, when I asked for the recipe and she told me her secret!

  • 109
    Debra B. says:

    It would have to be the Angel Food birthday cakes with the cooked 7 minute frosting my Grandmother made for me. I have the cake plate she used and use it for my own children’s cakes.

  • 110
    Cindy S says:

    Christmas is my all-time favorite time of the year. One of the many reasons is that I fondly remember being at home over Christmas break, listening to Christmas carols and making fudge with my mom. Fudge=Christmas in my book. 🙂

  • 111
    kerry davis says:

    When my siblings and I were little, my parents would get crabs in the summer and I loved how we all sat at the picnic table (covered w/ newspapers) eating crabs! I miss those days…

  • 112
    Leora Henkin says:

    My grandmother made these special cookies, which we called “Yummy Cookies”. They were a kind of chocolate chip cookie bar with meringue on top. It wasn’t til I was making them as an adult that it occured to me that Yummy Cookies, was probably not their official name. Nevertheless, that is what is written on my recipe card and I think of my grandmother whenever I make them.

    Good luck to all! Leora

  • 113
    amber says:

    one of my fav recipes is chicken & dumplings…my great grandma and i used to make them together! 🙂 now that she’s passed away, iv’e tried to make them, but the never turn out just right! i’ll keep trying! 🙂

  • 114
    Julia Aston says:

    In the summertime – butter and sugar corn on the cob is a favorite – when we were little our summers were spent camping at a lake in Maine and we often had fresh corn – boiled on the Coleman stove in the aluminum camping pot – served on the vinyl covered picnic table – dripping in melted butter and eaten out in the fresh air – Yum!!!

  • 115
    Laura says:

    My favorite memory would be when my husband stopped at Baskin Robbins to get my favorite ice cream when I was feeling blue 🙂 It reminds me of how much he actually pays attention to the little things I say 🙂

  • 116
    julie coit says:

    dried beef gravy, when i was expecting our 1st child i craved it cuz my mom used to make it all the time,i would eat in about 3 times aweek my husband was not happy and my daughter to this day also loves dried beef gravy! Crazy!

  • 117
    Kari D says:

    My favorite food memory is making Christmas Cookies with my Mom! Every holiday I have to call my Mom as I am baking so that even though we are far apart we still “bake together.”

  • 118
    Tammy says:

    A happy childhood memory of mine is roasting marshmallows over the camfire at family camp-outs. YUM!

  • 119
    Dell says:

    Homemade ice cream instantly reminds me of a fun family reunion I attended when I was a kid. GoOd MeMoRieS.

  • 120
    Karie B says:

    Scones were such a treat growing up. The fried kind – not the English variety. When I was young mom made her own dough, rolled it out and cut it into strips to fry. Nowadays we just use Rhodes dough, but the scones are still heavenly. Anything you only get to eat a few times a year is sure to leave a lasting impression.

  • 121
    Cat Darling says:

    My favorite memory would be making sugar cookies with my daughters. The buttercream icing that I use was my mother’s recipe. It isn’t a special holiday without sugar cookies!

  • 122
    C Burke says:

    Eating homemade peach ice cream with my grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins in North Carolina when I was a little girl. Yum! Those are fond memories.

  • 123
    Jean Jackson says:

    My daughters mother-in-law made sweet and sour chicken for my son-in-law and daughters wedding luncheon. It was a very special day and every time if fix it, I think of that day. Families are forever!

  • 124
    Kris A says:

    Favorite summer food memory would be picking strawberries and raspberries and helping mom make jam. Nothing like homemade jam!!

  • 125
    Jeannie Marie says:

    My favorite memory is Thanksgiving and my favorite food is turkey. My family is spread all over the continent and we cannot all get together except for Thanksgiving. Surrounded by family, wonderful food and especially the love we have for each other makes the foods associated with Thanksgiving my favorites. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Hugs

  • 126
    Vicky Sitterly says:

    Dad worked two jobs, Mom stayed home and took care of us kids and made a VERY happy home. Every Friday nite we went to Melroy’s for our fish dinner. I think about that everytime I eat fish…….
    Thanks Nicole, for bringing back a favorite memory!!
    Congrats on another great release!!
    Vicky S~~

  • 127
    Laura J says:

    Favorite food memory would be smelling and eating my grandmother’s fried chicken!

  • 128
    Harley says:

    I love the memories I have of cooking for my grandmother. She is known for her poundcake, and I love that I’ve been able to make it alongside her 🙂

  • 129

    White Chili. Ohhhh. A friend introduced it to me a few years ago. I have always been picky so, of course, I was not gonna try it. It was WHITE and soupy. Even the beans were white. And CHICKEN, are you kidding me, that is not chili. But I am too old now to be this picky so tried it. OMGoodness, I loved it. I still love it 4 years later. I make it for anyone that visits, I hand out recipe cards and rave over it. We even won a CHILI COOKOFF with the recipe. WHITE CHILI, how’da thunk.

    Thanks for this fabulous release. Hope I win, I plan to share with all my PTI stamp loving gal pals!

  • 130
    Fayrai says:

    I remember eating oreo cookies and dumping them in milk while I read the dictionary sitting in the opened back door of my family’s small mobile home. I still see that image and me eating each cookie.
    Fayrai

  • 131
    Dianne says:

    I think of my mom every time I make her recipe for homemade macaroni & cheese. It is so amazing just like she was!

  • 132
    Lynn P says:

    One that comes to mind – stawberry preserves. Yum! Picking the strawberries on my Grandpa’s farm in WV and getting them ready for the perserves. I have an uncle that still makes them and everytime I open a jar I remember picking the berries on the farm. Sweet memories of carefree days gone by – love it!

  • 133
    Katarina M says:

    Helping my grandmother pick ripe tomatoes from her garden, and eating them while still warm from the sun. Mmmmmmm….

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    Eileen M says:

    I can recall a time that I picked a bunch of wild blueberries, and decided to make jam. It was my first time on my own, and I cooked the dickens out of those berries, so that the jam was rock hard. I brought it to my Mom’s house ( I was terribly amused by handing someone a jar of it, and seeing their face when the spoon hit a solid surface!) Well my very smart Mon decided to melt it down, and made some yummy lollipops from that ruined jam. They were the best lollipops ever!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 135
    Tricia T. says:

    One of my favorite memories is Mom making a big Sunday dinner – roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, 7 layer jello, and dessert. We usually had guests to dinner and I always got to help serve. Mom still makes a dinner – though now she’s 80 – and still has company most Sunday’s. It’s still one of my favorite meals because it reminds me of her.

  • 136
    Deanna says:

    My mom making lemon meringue pies, I love lemon anything!

  • 137

    This is probably going to sound gross, but my brother and I eat ice cream in our Co Co Wheats. At some point in our childhood, we talked my grandma into letting us do that so that we could have ice cream in the morning! My brother was just saying the other day that he can’t find any Co Co Wheats in Texas so my mom sent him a box to have with his ice cream!

  • 138
    Shirley Ann says:

    My favorite memory is with a family favorite recipe of my mother’s. She made these slow oven baked BBQ ribs where the meat fell off the bones. She always served them with mashed potatoes and french style green beans… on her best china. She passed her china on to me to make more family dinner memories!

  • 139
    pltaylor says:

    Yellow cake with caramel icing – one of my favorites that my mom always made for us.

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    peggysue says:

    My grandmother’s cheesecake. It isn’t American style at all, she was German so it would seem dry to many who are used to the cream cheese variety of cheesecake, but to me it was absolutely delicious and a rare treat because we would only see her once a year.

  • 141
    Rhonda M. says:

    This is an easy one! When I was a kid, we would go to my Grandma Kay’s house on Sunday. When we got there we immediately begged to look in the cookie drawer! She always had Archway Molasses Cookies in that drawer. When I eat one of those cookies it always makes me think of my Grandma Kay! Yummy!

  • 142
    Gina Sisco says:

    My grandma’s mashed potatoes, every holiday my cousins and I would talk about it before we got there!! Grandma has passed, but the mashed potatoe memories are still there!!

  • 143
    Antoinette says:

    Great question! Growing up every Sunday my dad would always prepare a great breakfast with omelettes, fresh fruit sliced up and arranged beautifully, fresh juice, the works. Then later, our friends and family would come over and they’d grill and dance and talk and laugh. Beloved memories of more Sundays than I can count!

  • 144
    Martha says:

    My favorite food memory is learning to bake pies with my great aunt. She was the Dean of Home Economics at Purdue and a wonderful cook. I loved spending the afternoon with her learning how to make a pie crust from scratch and then using fresh blueberries for the filing. She gave me recipe cards, not just with the standard instruction, but step by step helpful tips. I still have them 20 years later.

  • 145
    Julie Batta says:

    My favorite food memory isn’t about a specific food, but about my mom and how she would always make our favorite foods when we would come home from college for the weekend or just for a visit. She had six kids and did this for all of us and she would also throw in some favorites of the spouses. I sure miss my mom and I am thankful for the wonderful memories.

  • 146
    Samantha Stobbe says:

    My great aunt would make a lamb cake every Easter and it sat up. It was covered with coconut to look like fleece. When we tried with the new Wilton lamb pan, the head was too heavy and fell off! Thanks Aunt Sissy!

  • 147
    Judy S says:

    My favorite food memory …. picking fresh strawberries with my grandma when I was little. We would add cream and then eat them for breakfast! Yum!

  • 148
    Connie G says:

    My favorite food memories have to be our lobster bakes in MAINE!! I know you will be able to relate Nichole!! They are so much fun and we gather lots of family, boil the lobsters in our outside cooker, add corn on the cob, salad and butter and lemon and it is just DELICIOUS!!!

  • 149
    calliezant says:

    Everything cooked by my grandmother in her cast iron skillets…forget desserts!

  • 150
    Kathy W says:

    Homemade chocolate pudding reminds me of big family gatherings at my grandmother’s house. We would all crowd around the table in her tiny kitchen and share a meal topped off by this heavenly pudding. The peanuts and whipped cream were passed around to put on the warm pudding. It is still my favorite dessert decades later. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 151
    Michele Swanberg says:

    When I was a kid my grandma would always make my favorite meal for my birthday. I loved her roast beef and mushroom gravy with mashed potatoes! She also made the best peach cobbler and banana cake! Yum! Yum!

  • 152
    Lisa Ragano says:

    This is going to sound strange, but my favorite memory is of eating my mom’s homemade potato salad while sitting in the bathtub. — I had just come home from a weekend at girl-scout camp and couldn’t decide what to do first – eat or take a bath – so I did both!

  • 153
    verna says:

    My favorite memory has to be picking blackberries with my husband while he told stories about his childhood and filling his little red wagon with berries. I loved to make jam!

  • 154
    pegg says:

    The best food memories are of my Grandmothers – they are both amazing cooks, but we didn’t see them too much when I was young since they live around the world. My sister and I would just eat SO well everytime they visit. Homecooking is so good – you are reminded of childhood, of where you come from … My Grandmother would just sit and watch us eat – it gave them so much pleasure to see us enjoying the food that they made from scratch.

  • 155
    Katie W. says:

    This is a tough one…I have so many! I think for right now I’m going to have to go with my Mom’s homemade vegetable beef soup and homemade wheat bread. When I’d come home from school and could smell homemade vegetable beef soup on the stove, I knew we’d be having homemade bread too. I LOVED my mom’s bread and it was a special treat. Looking back, I know that it was yet another way my mom showed her love for her family.

  • 156
    jaime aldridge says:

    my favorite (family gathering) food is my gram’s chili dip. she made it for every family get together for as far back as i can remember. she passed away 4 years ago. now, whoever hosts the party will make it. that chili dip is a tradition now and who ever makes it always thinks about her.

  • 157
    Marge says:

    Mine is the rhubarb from my Grandparents’ MN home that we subsequently grew on the farm in IA where I grew up. I always loved it. My Mom “suprise” visited me in CA shortly after we’d moved there & carted a bag of it through 2 airports! My hubby & she’d planned the whole surprise & I was as surprised that she’d brought the rhubarb as I was that she was suddenly on my doorstep! A lovely double surprise I’ll never forget!!!

  • 158
    Jerri K says:

    One of my favorite foods is chicken fried steak which we usually requested as our birthday dinner.

  • 159
    spellsong1977 says:

    Growing up, every Thursday during the summer, my sisters and I would eat dinner at my grandparents’ house. For dessert, it would be a great treat when my grandmother prepared homemade angel foodcake for strawberry shortcake. And then we’d get to help her make real whipped cream. Yummy! Thanks for the chance to win. Can’t wait to get those Fruit stamps!

  • 160
    Angela Knopf says:

    My favorite things to eat are my mother’s homemade enchiladas. YUMMY! I mostly love them because the kitchen truly is the heart of her home. So I associate them with hanging out with my family, learning all the gossip, sharing laughs and making new memories together. The smell of the chile and the melted cheese take me right back to the kitchen. Ahhhhh.

  • 161
    MakiJ says:

    My favorite food is always there when I get together with my Japanese friends. We all love and cherish Japanese food and deserts.
    Yes, we eat and talk, then eat and talk again, lol.

  • 162
    cindyb says:

    My favorite food memory is pound cake! My grandmother made pound cake everytime we came for a visit…so it has some very good memorys associated with it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 163
    JeanFB says:

    My husband and I had the most delicious wedding cake… double chocolate with espresso filling and buttercream icing (yum). Our wedding was in my hometown, but we had moved several states away for school, jobs, and raising a family. A few years ago, we were in my hometown again, for a family reunion of sorts. My birthday just happened to fall over that long weekend. To my great surprise, my husband tracked down the original bakery, and ordered the very same cake for my birthday that we had had on our wedding day. How sweet is that? Thanks for a chance to walk down memory lane, and for the chance to win some wonderful (yummy!) stamps!

  • 164
    Regan says:

    When my grandma would make chicken and dumplings… yum!

  • 165
    Janis says:

    My favorite food memory is my 5 year old granddaughter helping me make home made biscuits for dinner. We had just finished cutting them and placed them on the pan while waiting for the oven to heat. I turned my back and Lauren took one and began eating it raw. Said they were delicious. Of course both us started laughing.

  • 166
    Karli says:

    My favorite food memory was coming home from winter break my first year of college and smelling my grandma’s tamales as I walked in the door. It was like a huge, warm hug to welcome me home. But I guess that’s what grandma’s cooking is all about!

  • 167

    Mine would have to be watermelon. I’ve always LOVED watermelon, but I can’t think about watermelon without remembering family picnics growing up. Besides getting together with extended family, the best part of the picnics for me was when they cut the watermelon! LOL

  • 168
    Jaime Seiter says:

    You know, I think I just figured out why I am such a fatty…There are a TON of delicious foods that I associate with good memories! There are of course all of the family and holiday staples, birthday cupcakes, mom’s scalloped potatoes, oooh and my mom’s homemade chocolate fudge. Gee thanks for stirring up all the cravings, Nicole!

  • 169
    Marge Sexton says:

    Mmmmmm….I loved my Mom’s Lemon Meringue Pies, she always made them on special occasions…and of course Easter Sunday we always had a Lemon Meringue Pie! I make them now for my family, but it’s just not the same. Thanks for the memories, and thanks for the opportunity to win the best prizes around!

  • 170
    Shari Fritz says:

    My favorite food memory is not so much about the food as about memories of my great grandmother. When I was a little girl, my mom and I would visit my grandmother for afternoon tea, German pastries, and a game or two of chinese checkers. I always loved these afternoons with my great grandmother. And she was a mean chinese checker player too! 🙂

  • 171
    Isabel Z says:

    My favorite food memory is from the summers that we spent in Spain with my grandmother. She would give us some pesetas and send us off to the bakery where we would buy a heavenly warm loaf of bread. When we returned with it she would slice it open and insert a chocolate bar in the middle. The warm bread would melt the chocolate slightly and that would be our special snack for the afternoon–a little slice of heaven.

  • 172
    Margaret Peltier says:

    Favorite food memory would have to be – meatball brunch at my Grandmothers – it was a Sunday tradition she started more than 30 yrs ago – we would all gather at her house on Sunday morning for brunch – although she died 3 yrs ago – my Mom still continues the tradition, although we all miss Nana’s cooking! Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win.

  • 173
    Melissa says:

    I think that my favorite memory associated with a favorite food would be the yummy homemade cinnamon rolls in the shape of a Xmas tree that my mom would make every Christmas morning. We’d wake up to that delicious scent in the air and run to open presents!

  • 174
    Maureen P says:

    I have many food memories, but one that is dear to my heart is angel food cake with “GREEN” icing for my birthday…I’m a St. Patrick’s Day baby and mom would always make me an angel food cake (from scratch). I remember how she had this old milk bottle she would use and flip the cake pan and let it perch on the bottle to help it come out of the pan 🙂

  • 175
    Susan McRae says:

    Family birthdays would always mean my moms homemade birthday cake. It was made with 7 thin white layers of cake with a light chocolate frosting. Delicious!

  • 176
    Sarah Hamilton says:

    My favorite memory of food is making strawberry jam with my mother and my daughter-it was so wonderful to have all of us in the kitchen laughing and talking. (And later eating the jam on fresh homemade bread!)

  • 177
    Shellie Hartsock says:

    My grandma and grandpa used to make big Sunday dinners. We always had a bowl of fried mushrooms. Mushrooms are still one of my favorite foods.

  • 178
    Sue Plote says:

    I love root beer floats! When I was little, our parents would give all of us a bath and then pile us in the car to go to the Dog’n’Suds for rootbeer floats. The waitresses would come outside and put the tray on the window of the car. I can so clearly remember the smell of the Dog’n’Suds and us, clean in our PJ’s! Thanks for the memories! I think I’m going to have a root beer float now!

  • 179
    Mary B says:

    One of my favorite memories is from a couple of years ago when my husband made a fudge pie for my birthday. The filling was dense and, well, fudgy. Something was wrong, however. I thought for a second, then asked him if he had baked the crust. You see, the recipe was handwritten on a card from his grandmother’s friend. She had evidently assumed that anyone making a meringue pie would know to prebake the crust. Since the recipe didn’t specify, the pie was only in the oven long enough to brown the meringue, and the crust was still quite raw. It was still a good pie, and has made for many laughs in our family. My husband is a sweetie! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 180
    Colleen K says:

    My favorite food memory was when my mom baked Christmas cookies every year. Dozens of recipes, hundreds of cookies. Mmmmmmmmmm
    Soooo good.

  • 181
    Julie says:

    hmmm Favorite food. I have too many!!! I do love our family’s traditions of thankgiving recipes and when I go somewhere else for thanksgiving it’s just not the same!!! the whipped mashed potatoes, candied yams (butter, salt and brown sugar ONLY) and Grandma’s stuffing recipe, cooked by itself so it’s nice and crunchy not soggy in the bird!

  • 182
    Holly Field says:

    My memory is of my grandma’s sweet cinnamon rolls that she made into Xmas trees and wreaths….it wasn’t Christmas without them!

    Thanks for the opporunity to win.

  • 183
    Susan says:

    my grandmother always made chicken and dumplings for special occasions. I have her recipe, but I can never make them like hers.

  • 184
    Tonya Dirk says:

    My mom and I used to have “girls” days and we would always end the day with our favorite cookies…chocolate fudge topped with marshmallow cream and chocolate frosting. Decadent. Sadly that store doesn’t exist any more!

  • 185
    Allison Lee says:

    My favorite memory associated with food… I just love spending a cozy night with my family making smores in the fireplace. We usually read books or play board games. We even do this in the summer sometimes… just crank up the air and break out the marshmallows!
    Thanks for the great chance!

  • 186
    Janin Huerter says:

    My favorite memory with food would be Thanksgiving morning. My dad would get up and start making homemade stuffing. The smell of onions,celery and sage being cooked with a stick of butter always said Thanksgiving morning has arrived.

  • 187
    Lori Y says:

    Most of my favorite food memories are ones my Grandma had a part in. She used to make green pears for Thanksgiving and it always seemed magical to me. Of course, she just used green food coloring and peppermint flavoring! 🙂 She also used to make the BEST homemade rolls and apple pie with lattice crust. YUM!

  • 188
    Linda W says:

    There are so many, but the best has to be when our sons cooked for us. They both are graduates of Culinary schools and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. But after they flambed every course, we were just glad to have a kitchen left. And the meal was delish!!

  • 189
    Wendalyn says:

    My favorite food is Mexican which everytime I eat it I think of when me and my husband spent our honeymoon in Mexico.

  • 190
    Emmy says:

    Childhood memories of eating homemade cresant rolls at holiday dinners with my family. Now I make the rolls and love to see how quickly they are devoured.

  • 191
    Karen says:

    For as long as I can remember making Christmas cookies was one of the best times in the kitchen. My mother made a fabulous selection of Christmas cookies. She died when I was just 20 years old, but it is the one tradition I have carried on every year; making her time-tested recipes and adding ones of my own. Now my daughter has started the same tradition in her home. Two of my favorite photographs: one of my brother and me in the kitchen licking spoons at perhaps 2 and 5, and one of my daughter at 2 helping me with the same task.

  • 192
    mudmaven says:

    My grandmother used to make buttermilk donuts – light fluffy donuts fried in lard – totally yummy! My favorite part was standing on a chair watching and getting to have the holes when the donuts were all done! Would love, love, love to with this! ~chris

  • 193
    Diana says:

    My Grandma’s homemade raviolis were my favorite when I was young. I remember her making them as a side dish whenever we visited her. This time of year, she would even make them for picnics and potlucks…I was just thinking of the fun times we had at those meals and how tasty those raviolis would be right now!

  • 194

    My favorite food memory is tuna fish sandwiches that my mom used to make during the summer. She would cut them into triangles and put them all on one plate. My sisters and brother and I would all gather round and share the sandwiches.

  • 195
    Melissa Hicks says:

    My favorite recipe is baked macaroni and cheese (with sugar), yes with sugar. My husband’s family served it at my first meal with them over 23 years ago and it is still my favorite but not just mine, it is both my daughters favorite also. It’s served at every family gathering still to this day. If anyone wants the recipe just let me know.Be ready cause it is addicting.Can’t wait for the new sets!!

  • 196
    karla says:

    My mom always let us choose what she made for our birthday dinners. Every year I chose her beef stroganoff filled with fresh mushrooms and garlic, with fried eggplant as a side dish. So good!! I still have this special meal every year on my birthday! Thanks, mom!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 197
    Maria L. says:

    Fun question – My favorite food memory is eating hot chestnuts with my mom as a kid in the winter time. Don’t know why it sticks with me, but it always has. No one in my family (dh and kids) like chestnuts, so to this day, the only person I eat chestnuts with is my mom. Thanks for a the chance to win. The June release looks AMAZING. Congrats! 🙂

  • 198
    Linda O says:

    My favorite memory of food would be making Tamales, my sister, our mom and aunts would get together and make them the day before, we’d stay up all night talking! fun times!!

  • 199
    Cheryl O says:

    My family loved it when I made homemade tacos, and a favorite memory for me is when my middle son, who is now deceased, would always come up behind me, hug me, and ask “Make some extra for leftovers for me, Mom”. My husband is now gone, so I rarely make them just for myself, but when I do, I can still hear Michael’s voice and his familiar request and it brings a sweet, but sad smile to my face……..

  • 200
    Kathy Pennington says:

    My moms favorite dessert was angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream. I never serve it but what I remember eating it as a child and how she loved to make it.

  • 201
    Angela Lemmons says:

    My grandmother and I always made a cake when my parents who go out when I was a child. I would never crack the eggs, so she would have to do that part. She passed away 2 years ago and that’s a sweet memory I have of her.

  • 202
    Elizabeth V. says:

    My mom loved to make her oatmeal cake with carmelized coconut frosting as birthday cakes. I loved having her bake that cake for me and wish she was still here to bake it for me for my upcoming birthday. When I make the cake for my family, it is a warm and sweet memory of a wonderful woman. Thanks for offering the fun prize!

  • 203
    Kimberly O. says:

    My favorite memory is coming home from Kindergarten and eating a Banquet turkey pot with my mom for lunch. 🙂 She always listened to the Paul Harvey show on the radio during this time. “And now for the rest of the story…” 🙂

  • 204
    Charmaine says:

    My mom has this great recipe for key lime pie…as I got older she would make it for me for my birthday. I think she still “owes” me a few IOU pies 🙂

    Charmaine

  • 205
    Sarah W. says:

    I have several memories of my Mum making chocolate cake on my Birthdays growing up. Now my hubby has taken over buying me the most chocolatey (is that a word?!) cake that he can find for my Birthday!

  • 206
    Amanda S says:

    Picnics at “the river” (my grandparents farm was on a river), eating my mom’s potato salad. A tradition!

  • 207
    Natalie Wilson says:

    My favorite food memory is Lemonade Ice Box pie that my grandmother used to make every summmer when we would visit. The fruit stamp set reminded me of this summer time treat the first time I saw the lemon slice stamp.

  • 208
    astaylor says:

    A new family Christmas dinner tradition – pork tenderloin. It’s a favorite!

  • 209
    Carol R says:

    When my husband makes banana stuffed pancakes, we always talk and reminisce about our very first trip to Disney World. It was a wonderful time with lots of good memories for our family.

  • 210
    Maggie says:

    This is an easy one. My dad and I totally loved eating devil’s food cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. My mouth waters just thinking of them….mmmmmmm!

  • 211
    angela says:

    When my husband and I traveled to Italy one of our favorite memories was all the great food we had. We traveled all over the country and almost each city is remembered with a special meal we had there.

  • 212
    Anna says:

    I love eating sloppy joes because it reminds me of the family parties when I was little – my dad would make sloppy joes and simmer the meat for hours. It was so good I would always go back for a second helping!! I’ve never been able to get them to taste quite the same. 😉

  • 213
    Donna says:

    After being outside on a cold fall or winter afternoon, I love coming inside to find someone is making a yummy smelling dinner. After being cold and tired it is so yummy and comforting!

  • 214
    Jess says:

    Hmmm…you’re right, there are a lot of food related projects this month. No wonder this is one of my favorite releases yet!

    Like I’m sure many of us do, I make so many recipes the same way my mom did – chicken cacciatore, chicken piccata, beef stroganoff, etc. So whenever I make one of those, I feel like I’m back home having mom cook up my favorites!

  • 215
    Andrea McCulley says:

    Eating strawberry pie for lunch with my friends when in college.

  • 216
    Deb Zaremba says:

    My favorite memory is eating fried green tomatoes with my husband tonight celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary!
    Deb

  • 217

    I don’t like pie at all, but some of my favorite memories are sitting around the table with my Grandma and making them! Thanks for the chance to win, Nichole!

  • 218
    Lee Anne says:

    I have so many memories associated with food. Both of my grandmothers were great cooks and passed recipes down to me. Each time I make one of their dishes it makes me feel close to them again. Most recently I enjoyed Mema’s chicken noodles. Yum!! Love all the new sets!

  • 219
    amber says:

    When my brother and I were little, anytime my dad would get a raise or promotion we would get crab legs for dinner. It was a real treat! I still love crab legs and we eat them all the time! (My kids all love them too. =D )

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    Debbie says:

    I think finding out that my kids, even when they were teeny, would eat sushi and olives was great. Now every time we have those it brings their little faces back for me 🙂

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    sunghee says:

    Raw fish =)
    My husband and I went to a Japanese restaurant on our very first date. I ordered a sushi platter, and kept offering him to eat it, but he didn’t. I felt bad eating all the yummy sushies by myself and wanted to share. I thought he was being nice to let me eat all the fish. Turned out, he did not like the raw fish.

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    Marcia Truslow says:

    Creamed onions at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mom made the best! Although she’s still going strong at 102-1/2, she no longer cooks, so now I make them.

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    Michele Huey says:

    I can’t wait for the official release to see all of the great products and stamps! My favorite memory is of my grandmother and her great tollhouse chocolate chip cookies! She always made them and are my faves!

    Thanks..michele h..

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    When my husband and I brought home our son from the hospital, we realized we had nothing in the house as our little one was born 3 weeks early. My hubby made us peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and bowls of canned stew for dinner that night while holding the baby and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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    laura j says:

    My mom made the best apple pies! With the leftover crusts and apples she would make little turnovers for my sister and I!

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    Linda says:

    Special Sunday nights at the Italian Club with my favorite Aunt and Uncle.

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    Deana Beck says:

    I remember my grandmother’s poppy seed strudel. Every time we would go to visit her there were at least two strudels ready for us. My grandmother was Austrian and boy could she bake the strudels!

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    Karen C. says:

    a super funny food memory that my mom and dad love to tell everyone about me is….i am a huge fan of cucumbers and cantelopes. i used to go outside, i was 3 yrs old, strip out of my clothes and have a cucumber and cantelope under each arm and walk over to my uncles house and ask him to peel them for me and we would sit and eat cucumbers and cantelope together. i did this so many times that my mom made sure to have extra clothes at his house. it is something that we all laugh about to this day.

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    Ms. Aaron B says:

    Oh…. PB & J. My mom used to make them for us when we were kids and then we would watch the Mickey Mouse Club. You know, before Britney was naughty.

  • 230
    Kendra says:

    So many memories are associated with food, it is hard to pick just one….

    Growing up my aunt made the most delicious Cheesecake ever. The family always anticipated her arrival with the cake. One year someone finally asked her what her secret recipe was “Jello Cheesecake” was her answer. The next year she passed away a few days before Christmas 🙁 We are so happy to know her “secret” recipe. I just made Maggie’s Cheesecake yesterday and think of her each time I do.

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    Janie C says:

    We just started this recently, but the women of my family get together once every other month to make a family dish – usually, a new recipe that we all want to try. It feels good to have the family all gathered together, prepping the food, and enjoying each other’s company. Last time we gathered we made enchiladas in which we experimented with various kinds.

  • 232
    Aimee says:

    My favorite food is not really a dish but a type of chip… My grandmother would always have funyuns around at any of our family picnic gatherings and to this day I love to get a bag and always think of her…

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    Banu H says:

    My Favourite memory associated with food is a spicy Indian (asian indian) version of fruit salad. We would make a lot of this when we were young and growing up, just put all the fruits like Watermelon, canteloupe, pear, peach, apple, banana and what not.. and then garnish it with cilantro, salt, pepper and Chaat Masala. It was just amazing

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    Jeanette Rodriguez-DeLeon says:

    my favorite is chicken steak and mashed potatoes. my dad makes the best box mashed potatoes and my mom (RIP) made the best chicken steak. together, it was a meal to die for and it’s also the last meal I shared with both my parents days before my mother died. every time i make, i think back to that day and it gives a chance to reminisce ….

    love papertrey and i’m looking forward to finally making a purchase!! keep up the good work!

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    MeShellaBella (aka Michelle) says:

    Ahhhh….grilled cheese and tomato soup! For SOME reason, that was “rainy day” food @ our house…so as kids we were always REALLY excited when it was raining because we knew we’d get that crispy grilled cheese (Kraft Singles, baby!) sandwich to dip into the hot, creamy Campbell’s tomato soup! YUMMY! Makes me want some right now! I make sure that I ALWAYS have tomato soup and grilled cheese fixin’s on hand!

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    Sandy says:

    Home made pizza. My Dad made it all the time when we were little. He hadn’t made it for years, until my 20th B-Day. I was sad because my bff was living in France. I came home from school, and he had made home made pizza for me!! I remember that every time I make it for my kids.

  • 237
    Jamie Greene says:

    One of my favorite meals is breakfast! I used to stay with my grandma every summer for a couple weeks, and every day she would make us a cooked breakfast (at home we had cereal). Grits and bacon was my absolute favorite and I think of her everytime I make them for my family.

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    I love the smell of cooking marmalade! My grandma had a big garden and made marmalade of all the berries and the peaches and it smelled delicious! I stayed with her while my parents were working and I learned so much while watching her as a child! That is definitely my favourite food memory and I can`t wait to cook some marmalade myself again!

  • 239
    Tori Wild says:

    Sweet Corn and Watermelon for every meal in the summer growing up… Mmmmm… I still could eat both every day!

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    AnneSATX says:

    When I was fairly young, my mom was talking on the phone to my grandma who still spoke with a Danish accent and asked her what she had eaten for supper the night before. Grandma said she’d had “a piece of pie” and my mom was horrified. She told Grandma that she needed to eat something nutritious and Grandma said she had. So Mom asked her what kind of pie she’d had that was so nutritious and Grandma told her it was a pepperoni “piece of pie”! Yes, “pizza pie” is one of my favorite foods!

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    ChrisTea says:

    Puzzle toast from my grandpa!!!

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    Justine M says:

    When I was younger, we had skirt steak about once a week. We always had it with a baked potato. It was a favorite for a long time.

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    Donna Garvin says:

    One of my fondest memories is of my sister in laws pound cake. My husband and I have been married 29 years.On my first trip to meet his brother and his wife she made home made pound cake with a strawberry filling. She always fixed this when we visited. Rhonda is no longer with us but I do have many memories of her in the kitchen canning things from her garden so this months releases remind me of her. Can’t wait to see the entire release.

  • 244
    Elizabeth S. says:

    I would have to say when our kids were at home and we would go for rides and then stop and have a picnic and just enjoy the being together.

  • 245

    Every time I eat Pistachio icecream I remember the time in childhood when I lived in Denmark with my mother and stepfather. Long time ago, very good memories.

  • 246
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    Strawberry Shortcake! Our oldest son, now 25 y.o.,when he was a little baby I remember him crawling to his dad for a bite of strawberry shourtcake. He would get his bite from dad then he would crawl over to me for a bite. He continued to crawl back and forth until we both had empty bowls.

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    Linda says:

    My favorite food is anything with artichoke.
    Stuffed artichoke, artichoke casserole, steamed artichoke…My memory is making the stuffing for the artichoke to stuff with my mother, that’s the easy part…stuffing the leaves is very time consuming.

  • 248
    Kim Ross says:

    Strawberry pie was always a special treat at our house growing up. It was my Dad’s favorite, and now that Mom’s gone I’m the one who makes it for him. I’ll be making one on Saturday for Father’s Day.

  • 249

    My favorite is my Grandma Lilly’s Chocolate pies…ummm, I try to make them now, with her recipe, but they are just not hers…ya know?

  • 250
    Kristy says:

    My favorite memory associated with food is eating watermelon at my grandpa’s house. We had seed spitting contests and everyone participated. My grandpa’s birthday was on July 4th too so we’d always celebrate and have our seed spitting contests on his birthday.

  • 251
    liz says:

    Deviled eggs…my aunt makes the BEST ones and everyone always knows to get in line ahead of me if they want one!

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    April Z says:

    I love seafood and rarely get a chance to eat really good fresh seafood. My husband and I went to Clearwater Beach for part of our honeymoon and I have great memories of dining on fresh lobster, crab, scallops, etc. while staring out into the ocean.

  • 253
    Sue Taylor says:

    My favorite food memory is my mom’s spaghetti sauce no one made it better and we had many family dinners and memories to remember

  • 254
    Deb C says:

    My great-aunt who lived next door when I was really small used to give me honey on bread. To this day, every time I taste honey I think of my Aunt Mary. She’s been gone for many years, but she’ll never be forgotten.

    Thanks for the reminder of her and the chance to win.

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    Kim says:

    I remember making sugar cookies with my grandma around christmas time. We would have such a wonderful time icing and decorating them. Now when I make them with my children it brings me right back there again!!!!

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    Christine says:

    My favorite food memory is when I would go to my Great Grandmother’s house to go swimming and she would come out with Limeade and frozen chocolate pops. Doesn’t sound good together, but to this day I still go there and get it with my kids. We have 5 generations alive and I feel very blessed that my kids have such a great, great great Grandmother.

  • 257

    Most of my favorite food memories involve my grandmother. She was a great cook and always had something yummy (and usually sweet) to snack on when I was at her house. One of my favorites were her homemade rolls, especially right out of the oven! Mmmm…butter melting on those hot fresh rolls…how I wish mine tasted that good!

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    Judith Novak says:

    Strawberries.. as a little girl sitting in the middle of my grandparents strawberry patch in the late spring eating all I could pluck within arms reach.
    My grandpa hoeing rows of corn in another part of the garden and my grandma in the house baking bread.

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    Patty D. says:

    I was allergic to chocolate as a child (one bite would make me get the hives), so my favorite memory is the Easter that I snuck a snack size snicker bar and did not break out in the hives! I slowly tested how much chocolate I ate over the next few months and now I can eat chocolate whenever I want!

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    Michele from Lone Tree says:

    I’m going comfort food here…Frucky Fried Chicken! That’s what my little brother and I called Kentucky Fried Chicken when we were little, now known simply as KFC. Its not necessarily my favorite food, but its the one I have tons of happy memories associated with from sitting on the front lawn in summertime, to drive-in movie night dinners (remember those??) to camping at the river…so many good times!

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    christinem says:

    My favorite food memory is eating black olives with my grandpa. I would go to my grandparents house for summer vacation every summer. My grandpa and I would put the olives on our fingers and eat the whole can. My daughter and I do this now.

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    Cara says:

    We always have Swedish Hotcakes (crepes) when we visit my Great-Aunt Darlene. That is my favorite part of the stay. I sometimes make them at home, but they are always better when someone else makes them.

  • 263
    Melissa D. says:

    The first thing that popped into my head is s’mores around the camp fire. There is nothing more refreshing and wonderful than spending time with family and friends around the campfire enjoying a tasty, toasted snack.

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    Cam says:

    When I was little, I would tell my great-aunt she made the best chocolate pie, and the next day when I would get home from school, there would be a chocolate pie waiting for me. Whenever, I have chocolate cream pie, I think of my Aunt Jessie.

  • 265
    Terri Moore says:

    My favorite food memory is probably making my grandmas honey cake I even have the pan she baked it in.

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    Marcy says:

    Wow,tough question. I would have to say right now it would be brownies and ice cream with lots of toppings. I have grown kids now and we seldom get together. When we do it is great to laugh over our brownie dessert.

  • 267
    Catherine says:

    I love making black olives, surround them in cream cheese, then roll in chopped pecans. Cut them in half and they are wonderful. We only make them at Thanksgiving, and my Dad loved them. Everytime I make them I have the best memories of him!

  • 268
    SSR says:

    Whenever I eat “tembleque” (type of coconut custard) childhood memories of Christmas and “parrandas” (latin version of christmas caroling)come back.

  • 269

    I’m not overly fond of Turkey any other time of the year, but when it comes to Thanksgiving, I love turkey and all the trimmings – and I think the reason is because the meal is always done when the whole family has gathered. I love being together and really enjoying each other. It is rare when we are all together and I always look forward to those occasions when we are.

  • 270
    Sara Spencer says:

    My favorite food would have to the merengue-strawberry-ice cream cake I used to have for my birthday growing up. Great memories of fun birthday celebrations! And, I love strawberries. =)

  • 271
    Tracy Durcan says:

    oh gosh, it must be Fried Dough at the fairs… yum 🙂

  • 272
    Amy W. says:

    My favorite food memory involves my Grandma Cora, a cucumber and a salt shaker. She would peel a whole cumber and split it in half with me as a child. Then she showed me how to lightly salt each bite I took. I absolutely loved it. A few years ago I tried it again and couldn’t see what all the fuss was about…but cucumbers will always remind me of her!

  • 273

    I have wonderful memories of my mother, grandmother and great grandmother making homemade jellies and jams the old-fashioned way…..you know, the kind where you pour the melted parafin wax on top! Boy, now that was “good eats”! Nowadays, I make freezer jam and it’s good, but it’s just not the same thing! Thanks for all the wonderful stamps you have created!

  • 274
    CarolLynn says:

    My favorite food memory is the smell of Coffee Cake baking in the oven and then eating the cake while it is still warm. I have tried many times to bake the coffee cake in my home but it’s just not the same.

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    Kathy L says:

    My favorite food is BBQ corn on the cob and I remember many family gatherings in the summer just waiting for that corn to be ready.

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    Jayne says:

    When I was a kid, we had a Saturday night ritual: steak on the grill, baked potatoes and salad. This meal reminds me so much of my dad and my sister, both now long gone from us. No steak I can find today is as good as those steaks on the charcoal grill!

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    bl says:

    My favorite memory is making Strawberry Jam with my Mom.

  • 278
    Kristy says:

    One of my favorite memories of food is when i was little my Mom making the best BBQ spareribs! I used to call them ‘greasy pork chops’.

  • 279

    My favorite food memory would be chocolate chip cookies. My mom makes the best cookies and she always let us help her and now I am teaching my son to bake them too!

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    Mary says:

    My favorite food that I associate with good memories is my grandma’s chicken goulash (or paprikas). My mom never made it and we always had the whole family together when we had it for a meal so it was always a good time. My grandma is now gone but I use her recipe and make this delicious meal for my family often!

  • 281
    Joyce says:

    My mother’s chocolate cake. There was never a “written down” recipe, it was all in her head. After she died, my sister & I realized there was no recipe card!!! Oh no! She always made the cake for our birthdays. I can still smell it in my memory!
    Love the picnic set-it’s so Mish!

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    Avril Tanner says:

    Just this weekend I was reminded of one of my favorite memories where food is concerned! My grandfather who is now passed away used to drink his tea every day in a China cup – we were served fruit recently in one at a bed and breakfast… He used to take a spoonful of sugar and for a minute or so stir his sugar into the tea and knocked his spoon along the side the whole time make a noise… everytime I see a china cup or hear that sound I think of him!

  • 283
    Marisa says:

    My favorite recipe is for Lemon Ginger cookies!! They are so delicious! I have to bake them every Christmas or I get in trouble. 🙂

  • 284
    Miki says:

    I lived with my Great Grandma for a while when I was 9 and we would cook & bake together all the time….such wonderful memories with her! I still think about her anytime I’m baking, especially her Wheaties cookies. They were always my favorite!

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    Carol says:

    My favorite food as a child was my Mom’s lasagna – my sister and I could eat 2/3rds of a pan between us. We would still be talking about it as we lay in bed at night – there was no such thing as too much lasagna. (Strawberry shortcake came is a close second)

  • 286
    Janis says:

    My grandma made the absolute best pies. One of her specialties was raisin pie. Sounds disgusting, but she made it with juicy, homemade raisins and it was absolutely delicious!

  • 287
    Jodi Herchold says:

    One of my favorite food memories is when my grandma used to make me cinnamon toast! She made the best-white bread, lots of butter, and the perfect amount of cinnamon and sugar! Then we would just sit and chat-how wonderful.

  • 288
    Lori H says:

    One of my favorite memories is helping my Mom make homemade chicken & noodles with mashers. Nothing says lovin like homemade noodles!

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    Robin M. says:

    My favorite memory is of my grandmother and her Chocolate Oatmeal cookies. I remember staying with her when I was 5 years old and she would always make me some when I stayed with her. I always loved her Chocolate Oatmeal cookies and I still love them to this day. When I make them, I always think of her!!!!!

  • 290
    Nancy says:

    My fondest food memories were with my Grandma and often at the cottage–strawberry and rhubarb or pecan sticky buns in the morning. Grandma is gone but we still enjoy these favourites and think of her.

  • 291
    Melissa Sibert says:

    My favorite food memories revolve around dessert. Maybe that is one reason I am a pastry chef. I remember fondly being in the kitchen with my mom and baking cookies and cakes. I remember the yummy coconut cake my grandmother made me: she even used fresh coconut.
    I also have fun memories of picking strawberries from a farm and going home to make homemade jelly. It was a whole family affair with my mom, dad and I. Special memories and traditions I am trying to carry on with my children.

  • 292
    Susan W says:

    I remember picking blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries with my aunt in Maine when I was a child. Although I don’t have it often, strawberry rhubarb pie is my favorite because of those times!

  • 293

    My favorite memory of eating is the AMAZING fondue meals I shared with my In-Laws while we were visiting them in Switzerland! I miss them terribly…and the yummy fondue! 🙂

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    elaine says:

    I had to really think but I’ve decided my favorite is a Sweet Potato Bake from my friend in NC. Many years ago we went there for Thanksgiving and she made this bake. It was out of this world. I copped the recipe and started fixing it as my “bring a dish” whenever we went somewhere. Now – its a standard that I bring it. And that special Thanksgiving was the last we spent with one of those friends. He passed suddenly that next year. But I know he’s about everytime I eat that special Bake! May GOD bless and keep him!

  • 295
    Donna says:

    My favorite food memory is spending a week in Ocean City, MD with my sister and her two daughters. We had a basket of fresh crabs and talked and laughed late into the night. It was a time I will cherish forever!

  • 296
    Diane McCaffrey says:

    I have two favorite food memories. My number one favorite food memory revolves around my favorite holiday…..Thanksgiving. I just love this holiday and having the family together to enjoy a great meal of Turkey and all the fixings. It’s the most relaxing holiday..no gifts, no baskets, no stress…just family and food.

    My other food memory is more like a tradition. We go to Cape Cod every summer and our first stop when we arrive (after a 4 1/2 hour drive) is at Hearth and Kettle Restaurant for some Clam Chowder to start off our vacation. The delicious clam chowder is our signal that the vacation has begun (silly I know).

    diane

  • 297
    Yvette West says:

    One of our favorite treats (at Christmas especially) is Scotcheroos. This is a favorite recipe that comes from my husband’s side of the family. One Christmas when we were still a young married couple we took this to MY family’s Christmas Day gathering, and my hubby made it (it was a family favorite from HIS family after all…). Well, when it came time for treats/desserts, etc. and he went to cut them into squares–he bent the knife, LOL! They were ROCK hard. He was sooo emabarrassed!! I still tease him about those Scotcheroos! But…I have to say that he has since made them successfully–under my direction of course.

  • 298
    Gina says:

    One of my favorite foods is grape ice cream from Handel’s, and my favorite memories of eating grape ice cream involve my Great Aunt Lil. I used to stay with her in the summers and we would walk to go shopping and get ice cream together. She was one of the smartest people I’ve ever known, and the memory of her intelligence is one of the things that makes me want to get my PhD, which I’ll be starting on this fall.

  • 299
    Kelly B says:

    My favorite memory is halibut every Christmas Eve, prepared by my Grammy. We only had it that one special evening, and she prepared it with love for all of us!

  • 300
    Lori McAree says:

    Nichole this is such a fun question!!! My favorite memory is when I was little and used to go up north with my grandparents for 2 weeks every year, along the way we would stop and get Kentucky Fried chicken to eat when we got there!!! I have always loved chicken!!!
    Thanks for the chance!!!

  • 301

    I absolutely love chocolate chip cookies. I remember making them every week as a family. We still all really love them and have shared many times together just eating and chatting away!

  • 302
    Maria says:

    My mom always use to make me Chocolate Malt o Meal when I was sick. It’s still my favorite comfort food on a cold night or a sick day. I even make it for my kids 🙂

  • 303
    Ava Bellon says:

    My favorite memory is linked to my weakness … bread! I remember the days that I would get home from elementary school, open the back door and the fragrance would hit me – fresh home-baked bread! I knew there would be a loaf, right out of the oven, just set out to cool so that I could have a fresh slice soon as I got home. That was a great welcome, and I still can’t resist the aroma of fresh-baked bread!
    Thanks for the chance to win a great bonanza of prizes :O)

  • 304
    marycstamps says:

    My favorite food is my Mom’s Devil’s Food Cake. Unfortunately, it was her special recipe that was never written down. Ever since she passed away, I’ve been in search of a Devil’s Food Cake recipe that matches hers. Still searching…

  • 305
    Joan E. says:

    A mother-daughter trip to Chicago eating a melt in your mouth steak was so great. Every time I have steak, I think of that meal and nothing has been comparable. Can’t wait to go back and eat there again.

  • 306
    Jeni Barbas says:

    My favorite food memory is of coconut cake. When I was a child we would go to this fancy Polynesian restaurant for my birthday. I loved the show with the hawaiian dancers. And they would bring out your coconut birthday cake with sparklers on it!

  • 307

    I have so many memories associated with foods it’s ridiculous! One that I’d like to share is my first visit to a Japanese steakhouse in DC. I was in the third grade and went with my class. We had to remove our shoes and sit on the floor. It really captured the culture of our Japanese unit we were learning. So much fun and great food. I’ve loved all kinds of Asian cuisine ever since that visit!

  • 308
    Merrily Smeenk says:

    My dear mom making spaghetti for Sunday dinner. Rolling the spaghetti noodles onto my fork……..hmmmm……dripping sauce down my chin.

  • 309
    Gay Ferland says:

    My favorite memory associated with a favorite food is oatmeal! It makes me laugh everytime I think of my sister eating it because she wore it instead on top of her head…bowl and all!! Thanks for a chance to win it all! Bless you for a generous offer!

  • 310

    My husbands Grandma makes an amazing apple pie for us every year. She’s had a stroke and only has use of one arm and she will spend hours peeling apples to make him this pie. It’s so sweet of her and nobody can make them any better than her 🙂

  • 311
    Heather P. says:

    My favorite food memory is tied to vanilla cupcakes with chocolate chips. I had my daughter via c-section, and when she was 10 days old, my incision burst. My mom and my brother came over to my house every day for two weeks to give me some time to myself. My brother knows I’m a total cupcake-aholic and he brought me a dozen homemade cupcakes just about every other day they came up. Very sweet!

  • 312
    Chris L says:

    My favorite memory of one of my favorite foods is with my Grandpa. We both loved watermelon, and in the summertime when I was little it was our favorite dessert. We used to race back to the kitchen to see who would get the last piece! Thanks for the great opportunity to win!

  • 313
    Verda says:

    Whenever I see blackberries in the store or made into a cobbler I always think of my in-laws farm and all the great berries we would pick each morning whenever we visited.

  • 314
    Sharon D says:

    My father always used to make us homemade pizzas–yum! And I love the signature dishes my mother-in-law would make to go with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. She made a special cranberry jello and a cheesy broccoli casserole to go with the turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes.

  • 315
    Debra Silsbee says:

    Hard question! But, one of my favorites is remembering my grandmother making homemade chop suey during the summer at their camp in Maine. I can hear the fire crackling in the camp stove and the waves lapping on the rocks outside. And, I can smell the onions, celery, beef,pork, and beans sprouts filling the entire 2 story cottage.

  • 316
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    When I was a kid I remember eating grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. When we had this it was a “TV tray” night and we got to eat watching TV in the living room. To this day it is one of my favorite combinations, especially on crisp evenings.

  • 317
    Laura B says:

    I started making homemade cinnamon rolls as a kid and now love to make the same recipe with my own kids.

  • 318

    My favorite cake is a “Juicy Cake”. It was one of my granmother’s favorite as well and I was always told it was a ‘secret’ recipe. My grandmother use to cut the layers in half to make even more layers of the cake. I love the story of how my grandfather and great-uncle would come in and lift off the top layers with a large butcher knife and scoop out the bottom layer; hoping not to get caught by grandma for getting into her cake before it was served.

  • 319
    Edee G says:

    My favorite memory of food is going out for pizza on my first date with my husband – 47 years ago.

  • 320
    Debbie Kim says:

    Cotton candy reminds me of childhood, especially all those times I shared with my brother. It was a special treat to get any and it was fun watching the pieces dissolve on each others tongues 🙂

  • 321
    Ginny Schleich says:

    When I was a teenager in high school, my Step Mom used to make me “toad in the hole” every morning before going to school. It’s an egg fried in the middle of a piece of bread. But the yolk could not be broken so that I could dip the piece that made the hole into the yolk. I still have them every now and then, but they are not like when I was a kid.

  • 322
    ljurecek says:

    Not sure how this qualifies as a favorite food memory, but it is certainly a strong food memory. My mother made this wonderful chocolate sheet cake. It had cooled ever so slightly before she put the icing over it and served it out. I remember how absolutely delicious that warm, moist chocolate cake was, and I remember how I was up all night with severe stomache cramps and vomiting. Usually, that kind of reaction makes people no longer like that particular food, but not me! I love warm chocolate sheet cake to this day!

  • 323
    Kelly Braund says:

    Definately making Christmas cookies with my grandma when I was little, or basically every time we were in her kitchen together!

  • 324
    Robyn W. says:

    My Mom would always make her Chicken and Rice dish for us and it was always my fav. Whenever I would sit by my Dad, he would comment that I was ‘purrrrrrring’ like a cat while I was eating it…it must of been good! LOL! I still laugh about that and think of those times around the dinner table whenever I make that dish. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  • 325
    Karen Giron says:

    What a fun question! My favorite food has to be my dad’s mac & cheese. He used to make it from scratch and we’d help him grate the cheese and make the sauce and sprinkle the bread crumbs on top – he always used the shell noodles, which always tasted better than elbow mac, haha! Now I make it for my kiddos (and I still love it!)

  • 326
    Emma S. says:

    My first memory of eating Italian food, my favorite, was after we went to see my still all-time favorite movie, The Sound of Music. After the movie, We celebrated my 8th birthday at a famous Italian restaurant in downtown Phila.

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    Gail Elizabeth says:

    My favorite memory is the Christmas candy my Aunt Mary would make and send us each year when I was little. We were always excited to have the postman deliver her package and would wait with anticipation for Christmas Eve when my father would unwrap the small foil package and we each would get one piece. My sisters and I to this day make “Aunt Mary’s Candy” at Christmas, wrap it in foil and wait until Christmas Eve to share it with our loved ones.

  • 328

    Growing up we had popcorn and Root Beer floats for supper on special Sunday nights when we (5 kids and my parents) would watch the Sunday Disney movie on television. I loved that.

  • 329
    Sandye Curry says:

    Every year for his birthday, my mother enrolled my husband in her “pie of the month” club. On the 13th of every month, he got to tell her what kind of homemade pie he wanted her to make. I loved his birthday present because I shared it with him. Her cherry, peach, chocolate, coconut cream, banana cream, pecan–the choices were all wonderful! She also made the best crust in the world.

  • 330
    annheidel says:

    Making cookies with my mom – I still make those same recipes with my kids. 🙂 There’s just something warm and comforting about homemade cookies.

  • 331
    Jennifer H. says:

    My favorite food related memory would be the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers cooking on the grill for 4th of July. The whole family gets together at our lake and camps out and swims. It is my favorite holiday of the year!

  • 332
    Jeneen Lloyd says:

    My Mom was a single mom to 7 kids. I still don’t know how she did it. One of my favorite meals when I was little was called “Salmon Wiggle” just salmon, a white sauce and peas served over saltines. We had this when money was real tight but I was always so happy when we had it. My husband and kids don’t like it so I make it for myself every so often. It reminds me that my Mom worked very hard to raise us by herself, she always made the best of what she had. She was the best. I miss you Mom!

  • 333
    Katie M says:

    This is a hard question since in our family ALL our best memories revolve around food. I think my favorite memory is when my son became a chef and he and I cooked a family dinner together. It was such a fabulous experience and then we got to share all the accolades.

    Katie
    http://tarjteachr-papermusings.blogspot.com

  • 334
    Patty J says:

    I don’t remember my grandmother well; she died when I was five. But I remember having orange slice candy at her house and I smile whenever I see them now.

  • 335
    Hannah says:

    My mom makes these awesome sausages every year for Christmas. Little sausages wrapped up in bacon. Delish! She always has to hide them before dinner because we always ‘just take one’ as we walk by. By the time dinner arrives, the plate is empty! She can never make enough of those…Yum!
    Another? Pinapple Delight that my grandma makes. With her living over seas, I can’t recreate it over here in the U.S. I always request it the few times we have been over there and I remember her making me a batch in a tupperware box to take home with me on the plane.
    Well, now that we are all hungry…off to the pantry for a raid!

  • 336
    Terri Bills says:

    I have two favorite food memories. The first is going out with my dad, just the two of us to Friendly’s and sharing a banana split. That was so special. I came from a big family and another wonderful memory I have is my mom making us all a huge bowl of buttered popcorn to sit and watch a movie. It was always fun, but me being the youngest, I had to fight to get some..

  • 337
    Susan B says:

    I remember being a sweet corn lover growing up back in Ohio, and at age 11 our neighbor across the street challenged me to a corn eating contest – he was 17,over 6 feet tall and close to 200 lb, while I was about 5 feet tall and less than 90 lb. I beat him & he couldn’t believe it. I still love sweet corn!

  • 338
    Julie E says:

    My Mom’s Sugar cookies – everyone asks for them for every occasion, so there are lots of memories to share! My sister and I grew up helping roll out the dough, cut out the cookies and decorate. I have made the cookies with my own daughter and look forward to including my sons when they are old enough – it’s a family tradition :>)

  • 339

    My favorite memory of food is making pancakes for breakfast for my family when I was a kid. It was the first thing I could do well (sort of) by my self (sort of). I guess that’s why pancakes are my favorite comfort food now, and I treat myself about once a month, even though it’s just for me now.

  • 340
    Lisa Rogers says:

    Sloppy joes & macaroni salad that my mom made! THE best ever!

  • 341
    Beth B says:

    neighborhood cookouts with hamburgers on the grill.

  • 342
    Laura says:

    My favorite food-related memory is baking in the kitchen with my mom. Growing up we’d always make the old classic chocolate chipper cookie recipe together and fresh peach/apple pies with lattice tops. It always involved getting covered from head to toe in flour and lots of laughter.

    Thanks for the chance!
    Laura

  • 343
    Theresa says:

    I have so many favorite food memories but I would have to say my favorite is what my mom always did for my birthday. Every year my mom would ask what kind of cake I would want for my birthday. For me it would never be a birthday without my Mom’s chocolate cake with chocolate homemade frosting! Can you tell I like chocolate 🙂 Thanks for making me remember such happy memories!

  • 344
    karenannj says:

    Every time I have pistachio cake I think of my grandmother. It was her favorite cake and my mom would always make it for her on her birthday. Since she passed away, I like to have it for my birthday.

  • 345
    Marie says:

    I love Peppermint Ice Cream, and remember my Grandpa always making it for us in January. (I grew up in Florida, so ice cream in January isn’t as crazy as it sounds.) He would always get one of those HUGE peppermint sticks for Christmas, and then turn it into ice cream after the holidays.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 346
    Patti Gingrich says:

    I didn’t realize how hard it would be to choose just one. This past year, my daughter did a powerpoint presentation on Norway for school. She and I made homemade Kringal together and it was delightful to share in something that our ancestor’s used to do.

  • 347
    Danisha says:

    My favorite memory is of sitting in the kitchen watching my mom and dad can alot of the veggies that we grew in our huge garden. I was 5 and thought they just like to garden little did I know that we were dirt poor! But what great times!! Thanks for the chance to win, love all of the sets!!!!

  • 348
    Kris says:

    It’s BOUJA for sure! I still have my Grandmother’s recipe for 50 GALLONS that calls for large old hens…they cooked for a crowd back then!

  • 349

    Rice Pudding is one of my favorites and when I was little my grandmother made it, she was from England, and it was always served warm and had this thin golden “skin” from the milk on top. I have tried to make it but it isn’t like hers. Strangely enough it is one of my husband’s favorites too!

    Oh how I would love to win it all!!!

  • 350
    Mary says:

    Well I love food so It’s hard to pick just one food and one memory but I’ll try. When my brother and I were little we would visit my grandparents in Ohio and my Grandma would always make us waffle’s. She had the fanciest waffle maker I’ve ever seen and the most beautiful dishes. It was such a treat because we didn’t have a waffle maker at home. And for a breakfast dessert we would have raspberry’s off the vine in her yard with sugar sprinkled on top. Thanks for chance to win.

  • 351
    Stampin Pam says:

    My favorite food memory is making chocolate chip cookies at my grandma’s beach house and then eating it before we cooked them! It’s a habit I still fall into today! Grandma used to try to tell me not to do it but then she’d join right in with me – Great memory.

  • 352
    Rox-Ann says:

    Awesome question my favorite memory with food is picking blueberries and making Blueberry pancakes, blueberry pie and blueberry buckle!

  • 353
    Pam Wilson says:

    The homemade lasagna that my husband always made. It was great!

  • 354
    Lindsey Micheel-Mays says:

    I still like mac-n-cheese, perhaps because it’s about the only meal I know how to make. When my sister and I were in grade school, we went grocery shopping with our dad every Saturday morning. He always made made mac-n-cheese for lunch when we returned home from the store. We ate as slowly as possible because as soon as lunch was over, the weekend chores began.

  • 355

    I grew up in England and when we would go on a picnic, my mom would always make cucumber sandwiches. Still love them!

  • 356
    Colleen says:

    One of my favorite food memories happens everytime I make chocolate chip cookies. I put them in the freezer just after they have cooled…it keeps them fresher…and eating them frozen is the best thing ever! My aunt Karin introduced me to that and she passed away a little over a year ago. It brings me sweet memories to eat some frozen chocolate chip cookies and think of her.

  • 357
    Paula says:

    My favorite food related memory would be the holiday food preparations with my Mom and sisters. Making and decorating Spritz cookies, making the stuffing for the turkey, making homemade fresh Polish sausage for Easter… Wonderful memories. Thanks for the trip down memory lane and for the chance to win.

  • 358
    GINA says:

    My favorite food memory is Ovaltine chocolate milk!

  • 359
    Vanessa says:

    One of my favorite foods is blueberry pie and my favorite memory is baking pies with my grandmother growing up. She made absolutely the best blueberry pies. I used to love to go to her house, help out and get the first piece after it came out of the oven. Yummy!!

  • 360
    Cindy K. says:

    My favorite food would have to be Thanksgiving turkey. I remember my mom would wake up really early in the morning to start cooking, the aroma would fill the house.

  • 361
    Kara says:

    My grandma always makes a yummy orange jello, cool whip, and cottage cheese salad (yes, I’m from Utah). It’s always in the same bowl. She’s not doing very well right now, so this is an especially special memory right now.

  • 362
    Lesa says:

    My best memory of food was helping my grandmother cook cakes. Back then you creamed the butter and sugar by hand with a big spoon. I am so thankful for my stand mixer now.

  • 363
    Monica says:

    My brother owns a BBQ catering company, so experimenting on the grill is the norm in my family. The one of a kind smell of slow burning mesquite is quite possibly my favorite smell.

  • 364
    John says:

    Hi. I’ve never posted on one of these blogs before, but my wife seems to disappear for hours at a time to make her cards. She’s getting ready for bed, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss is about. I found this up on the computer, so I’ll post something about my favorite food memory. When my son was born, I made my wife a terrible dinner of pb and j and something really bad out of a can. I think of that night a lot. I should probably take my wife out to a nice dinner.

  • 365
    Lou says:

    lol This makes me laugh but my Grandma always use to give us cream sandwiches when we went to her place for dinner – basically a piece of bread covered with cream. I used to LOVE it but haven’t had it for YEARS. lol
    Lou

  • 366
    Kari says:

    My Grandpa turned me on to peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. Sounds gross, I know, but they are so delicious and it’s a special thing that we share.

  • 367
    Kelly Jo says:

    well, I have lot’s of favorite foods so I’ll try and keep this short 🙂

    I enjoy a meal that my husband and I make for special occasions which is when we prefer to eat in rather than fight the crowds….

    we make homemade manicotti and italian green beans. This has been our go-to company meal and everybody raves about it. It’s fun to find meals that we can make together. I am going to make a cookbook with our favorites- we have made some winners!

  • 368
    Linda says:

    My mom would sometimes make a wonderful dish (more of a treat) for dinner called Mautoshin. It essentially was a pastry dough that was filled with a shredded apple and raisin filling (along with yummy spices) that was rolled up and then baked with a sauce made with cream. Like I said, it was more of a treat than anything else. I’m going to have to ask my mom for the recipe so I can make it for my kids.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Linda

  • 369
    Janice Marcham says:

    I guess I’d have to say that my favorite memory associated with food would be Christmas Eve staying up late putting together the egg casserole we always have on Christmas morning. My daughter and I would make it together and have a great time doing it. We’d be a little punchy since we just got done serving Christmas Eve dinner to the whole family and it would be about midnight before we’d get around to putting together the casserole. She just loves that casserole!

  • 370
    Colleen says:

    When I was a young child, my grandparents offered to take me anywhere I wanted for lunch and buy whatever I wanted to eat. My choice was White Castle hamburgers – 4(!) because Mom and Dad never let me have more than 3. I thought that was the biggest treat ever!
    Colleen

  • 371
    Kathleen says:

    I remember whenever we would visit my grandparents in VA in the summer, we’d go out to the blackberry bushes and pick blackberries (and eat as many as we brought back to the kitchen). Then my grandmother would make a fresh blackberry cobbler for dessert that night—such great memories! Our clothes NEVER came clean, but my mom never cared because we were making sweet memories! Blackberry jam would happen the same way! I have TONS of food stories—but I’ll just stop with one! Thanks for the chance—how cool would that be? 🙂

  • 372
    J Jensen says:

    My parents owned a small Chinese restaurant, and my mom made the best homemade almond cookies. She baked them daily as one of the desserts for the restaurant. Customers would come just for the cookies. One of my favorite childhood memories was coming to the restaurant after school and nibbling on those warm, freshly baked almond cookies.

  • 373
    Rosemary D says:

    To be honest, I don’t really have a “favorite” food that that I associate with a favorite memory. But, if I were to have fresh whole wheat raisin bread, it would remind me of my childhood and when my mom would make that kind of bread.

  • 374
    Sammie says:

    Whenever I have homemade ice cream I think of my dad making ice cream in the old hand-crank ice cream maker when we were kids.

  • 375
    Mary says:

    I remember helping my mother make tomato juice and I added an haberno pepper. That one pepper added so much heat we had to keep adding tomatoes.

  • 376
    Barb Kys says:

    Oh my gosh! It has to be my Grandma’s Baked Beans:) They were dark and sweet with molasses. But the best part was how she would say to us with a giggle, “Eat as much as you like, you’ll be OK, I took the snappers off”.

  • 377

    Hmmmm…one of my favorite food memories is of the birthday cakes my mom baked for us when we were little. They always had chocolate frosting and we were always allowed to lick the spoon!

  • 378
    Barb W says:

    One of my favorite food memory is from my grandmother. I can still picture her going out and picking the cherries off the tree and coming in and making the best pudding/cake with the cherries and then making a milk sauce to pour over top. We always knew that as soon as those cherries turned red we would have her cherry pudding/cake! I have the recipe and have tried it myself, but it just isn’t the same when I make it.

  • 379
    Alison says:

    That would have to be frosted cut out Christmas cookies. My grandmother made plates full of these every year.

  • 380
    Nancy E says:

    I was not a kid who liked to eat pie….. until the summer I went to stay with my Aunt and Uncle and cousins for 2 weeks without my family. My aunt persuaded me to try an apple pie and I loved it… warm with a scoop of ice cream. We had apple pie with ice cream every night at the kitchen table, just the two of us.

    My Aunt passed away from breast cancer a year later… and I still miss her today. It’s been more than 25 years since she passed away, but I remember that summer with a smile always… and I love apple pie!

  • 381
    Care-in says:

    My mom would always let us pick our meal and cake when it was our birthday. I remember once she made homemade corn dogs and mac and cheese. I always picked different cakes each year but my brother always requested an angel food cake, split in two layers, with chocolate chip ice cream in between and around the outside like frosting. One year she made him a football shaped helmet and decorated it like the Steelers. We all went to church that night with navy blue tongues from the frosting.

  • 382
    Pat Myers says:

    My Mom was a wonderful cook. One of her many outstanding dishes was her baked macaroni and cheese. There is nothing difficult about making it, but mine just doesn’t taste the same as hers did. I am a person who needs to follow a recipe and there is no recipe. She basically layered the macaroni, cheese, and tomatoes in a casserole dish, added some milk, topped it off with bread crumbs and butter and put it in the oven. It was even better reheated! I’ll keep trying,but in the meantime I have the wonderful memories.

  • 383
    Ann D. says:

    Mashed Potatoes! Yum!!! Thanks for the chance.

  • 384
    Gatormom3 says:

    Last summer my middle son was out of town on my birthday. He not only remembered the date, he had FIVE POUNDS of my favorite candy shipped to me. Enough fruit slices to share and being remembered – awesome! Obviously tonight’s new Fruit set is on the top of my list. Thank you for such great new stamps!

  • 385
    Holly says:

    I will always remember my gramma’s fluffy and yummy mashed potatoes. I don’t know how she always got them so perfect every time, considering she always made them from scratch, but they were wonderful. I do remember she always heated up a cup of milk before adding it to the hot potatoes. Mmmmm…….. these mashed potatoes with her pot roast made the most perfect meal for all of our family gatherings. Mmmmmmmmmmm……

  • 386
    alanna says:

    When I think about food and my favorite memory with it, it would have to be my late grandpa who always traveled with a canister of Tang and a jar of peanut butter. He always had these things with him whenever he traveled.

  • 387
    Karen Bates says:

    My grandmother made a blackberry cobbler from the blackberries that we picked each summer. I remember getting in big trouble at one gathering when I ate all the crust from the cobbler.

  • 388
    Sara says:

    A favorite memory about one of my favorite foods is having my children help me make homemade macaroni and cheese. They love to cook the noodles and help stir the cheese sauce. Of course, there are MANY more favorite foods that I can’t write about, but that’s one of the best!

  • 389
    KimH says:

    Growing up we spent many weekends at my grandparents’ house. Every morning my Grandpa would fix me a bowl of cereal. He always knew just how much sugar to put on them. It was so sweet how much care he took to always do that. Even after I was in college he still wanted to fix my cereal. When he passed away the only memento I wanted was the sugar bowl that we used every weekend. I loved weekends at my grandparents’ house.

  • 390
    Mona says:

    My favorite food memory is my mom making the best dinner rolls ever. Even the grandkids who are adults now, get their fill at the holidays because they know no one can make them like she does and she is 83 years old!

  • 391
    A W says:

    My favourite food memory would have to be my mom’s crepe’s. She calls them crepe’s but i’m pretty sure they aren’t lol but nonetheless, I still love them. She always makes them for breakfast when I don’t want to eat cereal or when i’m hungry lol. Thanks =)

  • 392
    Leslie says:

    Thanksgiving always brings to mind great memories. My favorite is fighting with my dad over who gets the skin off the turkey. I usually win:)

  • 393
    marilyn says:

    my mother-in-law made pierogi all year long…we’ve never been able to find any that are quite as good as hers were.

  • 394
    Lori says:

    I make my grandma’s oreo dessert for every family holiday dinner. It was my grandma’s tradition. She wouldn’t share the recipe with anyone for many years. When she got really sick, she gave the recipe to me. It is a time consuming dessert to make but one I take pride in making each and every time!

  • 395
    Peggy says:

    Favorite food and memories. Has to be the Chocolate Cake my mom makes for me every birthday since I was young. It is devils food with whipped cream between layers and topped with a handmade cooked fudge frosting. Only see that cake once a year unless I make it myself. Makes my birthday all the more special getting it once a year.

  • 396
    Reebs says:

    German Red Cabbage. We had this at every family gathering. Oma made it, then my mom made it and now it is my turn. Nothing says family like red cabbage.

  • 397
    Carrie D says:

    A favorite memory to do with food would be my grandma’s jam jam cookies. It had a spicy aroma that would fill the house when she was baking.

  • 398

    My ultimate food memory is being able to CHOOSE my birthday supper made by my mom. MOST of the time it was lasagna, but other times it was a Julia Childs’ recipe, Chicken Canneloni….. oh the rolled up and floured chicken breast oozing with mozzarella cheese and dijon mustard while being fried in olive oil!! Thanks for the opportunity to remember that, Nichole!

  • 399
    BeckyS says:

    I loved visiting my great grandma in NM every year and making all kinds of goodies with her, the most memorable were apple butter, oatmeal cookies, and pralines.

  • 400

    Definitely coming coming home from school to the smell of fresh-baked cookies! My mom always seemed to know when we needed a special treat :o)

  • 401
    Kristina says:

    I love having spaghetti salad. Wev make it every summer for birthday parties & cook outs. Everyone always asks for it. I have carried on the tradition of making it except the kids & I use the veggies from our garden rather than the supermarket, Summer is my favorite time of year b/c all of our family is together. Both my husband & my parents are snowbirds so we no longer see them on christmas.

  • 402

    Lemon meringue pie with my sweetie…I can smell the sweetness of the sugar baking in the oven right now! (i need to make him one this week before Father’s Day)

  • 403
    Jamie M. says:

    I have so many memories associated with food. I think my favorite memories come from our Summers in Homer Alaska. The first summer we were there McDonalds came out with the McGriddle, I think we ate one at least once a week. Now when ever I have one I remember how beautiful it was there and the great time we had working and fishing on the spit. I miss those days!!

  • 404
    Terri Davis says:

    Mine would have to be baking Christmas cookies of all kinds. My dear MIL and I have had a tradition for years that we get together for a solid week and bake cookies for the family, friends and neighbors. Now my precious daughter(26yrs old) has joined in the tradition. I can’t tell you the wonderful memories we have tucked away each year. Laughing over the complete mess we make in the kitchen, re-hashing the Soaps, solving the worlds ills and just plain being silly and of course sampling the goodies. I wouldn’t trade a second of the time we have spent together over the years. I am so blessed to have a MIL that I consider to be one of my best friends.
    Thanks to everyone at Papertrey Ink. You girls are something else and thanks for the chance to win the goodies tonight! Blessings

  • 405
    Deb Else says:

    Christmas is very important in our family, as it is in most. My mom came up with a wonderful egg casserole, which can be made ahead, so she can enjoy all of the fun of Christmas morning with the rest of us. I used it each year as my girls were growing up & hope that both of my daughters will keep the tradition going when they have families of their own.

  • 406
    Christie M says:

    My favorite memory is of my mom making pancakes for me for my birthday, complete with candles like a cake. I turned 35 last Friday and I don’t think there’s been a single birthday that I haven’t had pancakes. Even if I’ve had to make them for myself at 10:00 at night after a long day at work. I’m gonna fit those pancakes in!

  • 407
    Rita says:

    Family cookouts on the beach at the cabin!

  • 408
    BethieJ says:

    I would say my favorite memory of food is when we go to the beach that I went to growing up with our kiddos.. we always go to the bakery there for do breakfast.. bread, cookies, etc.. etc.. hee hee! Good stuff!!
    and just yesterday I thought I needed a rootbeer float.. took me right back to July 4th when I was little! 🙂
    Happy Release Nite!!!
    I cant WAIT TO SHOP!!! 🙂

  • 409
    Madhvi says:

    I have so many! I love good food and both my grandmas cooked delicious food. My mom’s mom was Burmese and she used to cook the best fried chicken and noodles. I loved going over for any parties they had at their house for her signature noodles. She passed away two years ago and I miss her so much.

  • 410
    Amanda Pedro says:

    one of my favorite memories is my grandmother making home made bread. We visited once a year, so it was really special. It was even more special when against my mother’s wishes, she would let us put molasses and butter on top when it was still hot from the oven.
    The best “lassy bread”in all of Newfoundland!

    can’t wait to see all the new sets. thanks for all you do and your team!

  • 411
    Candyf says:

    Divinty Candy. My grandmother made this every year at Christmas until she died at age 93. I have fond memories of working in the kitchen with her making this wonderful treat.

  • 412
    Skye D. says:

    One of my favorite foods is Lefse, a Norwegian favorite. My grandma makes it best, and we always had it when we would visit. I have the best memories of sitting around her table with our extended family eating Lefse.

  • 413
    Josiane says:

    When I was growing up, my aunt and my mom friend chicken wings without any batter as an entree for dinner. I have made this many times now that I am grown up.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 414
    Janet says:

    My favorite food memory is Thanksgiving dinner at home with my family. My dad always made the best turkey and my mom made tons of sides to go along with it. My mom’s homemade pumpkin pies were great!

  • 415
    Tracey McNeely says:

    As a child my Mom made a Tuna Casserole that I was the only one of five kids who liked it. I still make it today for my family and I am still the only one in my house who likes it. It is my all time favourite comfort food.

  • 416
    Jamie says:

    Homemade hot cocoa on winter mornings! My grandmother watched us before and after school and she’d always make us yummy hot chocolate before she walked us to school 🙂 The warm cocoa made those chilly days seem a lot less chilly.

  • 417

    It has to be my Grandpa’s homeade biscuits. No one can make them like he ever did. We miss him and his cooking.

  • 418
    Trina says:

    One of my favorite memories is when visiting grandma & grandpa, grandma would make the best cinnamon rolls and grandpa would make his best pot of tea!

  • 419
    Karen says:

    I think my favorite memory around food is growing up and eating together as a family, whether it was dinner almost every night at the kitchen dinner table, Friday nights with popcorn and a movie as a family, or holidays with a big meal that was cooked all day and again, sitting down together, as a family. I am happy that my husband and I have continued that tradition with our kidlets and maybe later in life, they might have a similiar memory to cherish! :>

  • 420
    Trish says:

    My favorite food is fresh, sweet corn on the cob. It reminds me of my grandparents house, where my family would travel to every summer for 2 weeks. The girls always had the job of schucking the corn in the cool basement. I would always seem to get one with a worm and then scream (I was little)! All my aunts, uncles and cousins (there are lots of them), would come over for steamed crabs, corn on the cob, and lots of other great things. I really do miss my grandparents, still have the memory, and cherish it, but it really isn’t the same.
    Trish

  • 421
    Rachel Bosworth says:

    My favorite memory is making sugar cookies with my mother right before Christmas & Easter. We only made sugar cookies for those two holidays so it was very special. My mom, sister, and I still carry on the tradition, only now with my neices and nephews as helpers!

  • 422
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    The Lemon Meringue Pie my mom used to make when we fed farmers lunch and supper! We would be baling hay or straw and it would take a couple of days and we always fed the men to thank them for their help!

  • 423
    Karen McCutchen says:

    My favorite food memory was dinner at my grandparent’s, and the homemade Parker House rolls my grandma made. The warm yeasty smell when you walked in the door made my mouth water for those rolls with real butter!

  • 424
    Maureen L says:

    My aunts pumpkin pie … we only got it at Thanksgiving and she made it in a sheet pan and cut square pieces.

  • 425
    Ingrid says:

    Looking at the new fruitful set reminds me of summer at my grandmother’s farm, where we would can phenomenal quantities of vegetables and jams. I loved the fresh rhubarb in early spring and often ate it until it made me sick! She still sends me some in a care package every spring.

  • 426
    Lisa Henke says:

    it has to be no-bake cookies. My mom used to make these all the time (you know, the chocolate, oatmeal, coconut, sugar ones. You just mix the cocoa and sugar in a pan till it’s all melty, then add in the oats and coconut). Once I was old enough to do it myself, my bff and I used to make them all the time. Now I share these easy, quick cookies with my children. yummm!

  • 427
    Annette S says:

    Homemade ice cream at family reunions and special holidays.

  • 428

    My favorite memory… I can’t just pick one… it is either baking colorful Christmas cookies at my Grandma’s house or smelling her blackberry cobbler baking in the summer time, both are up there and bring back wonderful memories of her:)

  • 429
    Reynna says:

    My favorite food memory is making homemade noodles for our homemade chicken noodle soup with my family.

  • 430
    Mary Dawn says:

    my mammaw always made me a coconut cream pie for my birthday, and she always made cherry delight for my brother and my boy cousins…i still kind of think of cherry delight as a boy pie and coconut cream as a girl pie

  • 431
    Lisa Kind says:

    This made me think of my deceased dad. He loved popcorn and made it regularly (in those electric poppers where the top became the bowl when you turned it over…remember those?). Our beagle, Snoopy, loved popcorn too, and Dad would share it with him. One day, Dad said Snoopy was not getting any. Well, when he turned the bowl over, it slipped and the entire bowl of popcorn fell right into Snoopy’s bed! Guess who got the last laugh? Thanks for bringing that memory back!

  • 432
    Rikka D says:

    My Mom’s apple pies were fantastic!! I have since learned all of her tricks and do my best to recreate them each fall with fresh apples. YUM!

  • 433
    Erin says:

    One of my avorite food memories is of my mom who HATED the combination of peanut butter and chocolate together. Whenever we would get a treat at the local convenience store, I could always pick out a Reeses candy bar or something similar and my mom would always turn her nose up at it. Weird, I know, but I really remember it because it is one of my very favorite combinations!

  • 434
    cas says:

    We did a lot of camping with the kids when they were little and those simple, camp stove meals always tasted so yummy sitting on beach chairs around the fire ring or at a red wood picnic table….if we had had them at home, they would not have been so delicious!

  • 435
    Alison says:

    When I was in college, I would drive home for vacations (10 hours away!) and my mom would always have scrambled eggs and an English muffin waiting for me. Yum! such comfort food…even today it makes me feel cozy and feel like I am home. If I had had a vintage picnic basket, I would have put some in it to take back to college!

  • 436
    Carol Hinton says:

    I’ve always loved making homemade bread. Most of the bread I make are my mother’s recipes. She makes fantastic rolls, cheese bread and french bread. As a young child, I remember coming home from school on cold winter days and smelling the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread.

  • 437
    Kim M says:

    My favorite memory is going to my grandma’s house after church every Sunday, we would make homemade biscuits together.

  • 438
    Maria M. says:

    My favorite food memory is making cookies for holiday gift giving. My boys would shout out their favorites they like to eat so I would definitely make those. Then they would want to try too! It was really fun when they were little.

  • 439
    Heather B. says:

    I have a strange but happy memory…whenever I eat an omlette, I think back to when I was in the hospital having my son. I was there for 4 days and I would eat a veggie loaded omlette every morning. Almost 5 years later I still smile when I eat an omlette because it reminds me of such a happy, exciting and new part of my life! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Heather B.

  • 440
    Natasha says:

    Making sugar cookies every Christmas with my family. It’s not even about the taste, we try to make the most outrageously decorated cookies. I always end up laughing so hard I cry.

  • 441
    Sheryl says:

    My favorite food memory is Sunday nights! Before my parents divorced we had a great family tradition! EVERY Sunday night our family made homemade popcorn drank Dr. Pepper while watching Wild Kingdoma and Walt Disney – on a black and white t.v.

    As my children say, that was back in the black and white 🙂

  • 442
    Kelley says:

    My favorite food memory is my mom’s cinnamon rolls on Christmas Day. She still makes them today and they are still just as yum!

  • 443

    Cinnamon rolls make me think of my mom. She only made them on special occasions and boy were they delicious. Now she begs ME to make them! LOL

  • 444
    Vicki Doyle says:

    My favorite food memory is coming home from school and smelling the spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove – yum! My Italian-American mother was the best cook! Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s has robbed her of that skill and we all miss the meals we used to share at her table. I make my nieces, nephew and my children all family recipe scrapbooks last Christmas and the first recipe that went in was Grandma’s sauce – the second was her meatballs. I miss her so very much. Although I make her sauce all the time, it never tastes like it did when I was sitting at her table.

  • 445
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Having potato chips & chip dip while watching big movies on TV — like the Wizard of Oz.
    With 10 kids, junk food was a real treat.

  • 446
    Linda C. says:

    Fried okra! My grandma & aunt always made the best fried okra during the summer w/fresh homegrown tomatoes on the side….my mouth is watering!

  • 447
    Janet B says:

    My favorite memory of food was afternoon tea with my grandparents in Scotland. Yummy tiny dollar pancakes with butter and Cornish ice cream. Just thinking about it brings back all those good feelings.

  • 448
    katie says:

    Ilove chocolate cake with peanut butter..always wanted (still do!) for my birthday cake! HOpe I win!!

  • 449
    Gerri K says:

    My favorite memory is my Mom’s Chicken Soup. Whenever I got ill with a cold or bronchitis, my Mom would always make me some of her homemade chicken soup. Even after I was out on my own, she would send my father over with a big dish of it. It always makes me smile to remember how she looked after me.

  • 450
    Maryanne Degiorgio says:

    My favourite food memory is my mum making deep fried bananas when I was growing up.

  • 451
    Krystie Lee says:

    My Grandmother made the most delicious chicken noodles. She used thick homemade egg noodles…it was the ultimate comfort food!

  • 452
    Jennifer Boucher says:

    My favorite food memory is going on picnics with my great-grandparents. Anything my Nana packed in the picnic basket was scrumptious!!! I can still taste her homemade pickles…YUM :] Five of my six children enjoyed these picnics, too, before my Nana passed away a few weeks after her 100th birthday. Picnics and Nana….priceless!

  • 453

    My favorite food memory would have to be my grandmother’s apple crisp. She never wrote the recipe down as she said it was all in her memory. She passed away last weekend from Alzheimer’s and I was never able to get that recipe…I will ALWAYS have the memory though of how it smelled and tasted and her in the kitchen!!

  • 454
    Ketha says:

    My favorite memory was my mother’s homemade Banana Cake….to me that meant my brother was coming home. He is 14 years older than me and was in the military. She always made that for him when he came home….now I make it when he comes to visit….

  • 455
    Peg says:

    My mom was a wonderful cook. We always had a meat and potatoes meal and then it would be topped off with a homemade pie, her specialty was lemon meringue. No one can top her pies.

    Love you Mom!

  • 456
    Deepa M. says:

    My favorite food is applesauce cake, made by a small bakery in Berkeley CA. That cake has been our special birthday cake since I was born, and since we don’t live in California it’s even more special. My dad usually finds a way to fly one to each of us kids sometime around our birthday, so we can have fresh cake.

  • 457
    Kimberly S says:

    Growing up, my family often went camping together during the summer. We’d have 4 or 5 different campsites and each one would be responsible for hosting a dinner during the week. My aunt’s signature dish was spaghetti and meatballs. To this day, it means camping and summer to me.

  • 458

    My grandmother made the most delicious birthday cakes. She’d make a moist two-layer cake but instead of buttercream frosting, she made fudge…real fudge. She’d pour it over the cake, let it harden, then pour more into the resulting cracks. The cake was lumpy and misshapen, but it was pure heaven to eat. Everyone fought over who got the pieces that had the fudge-filled cracks!

  • 459
    Andra Sterzik says:

    For our ten year wedding anniversary we went to Hawaii and had seafood on the beaches of Maui. The best coconut shrimp I have ever been blessed enough to eat.

  • 460
    Lizzie Jones says:

    There are a few foods I remember from my childhood that only my Great Aunt used to make. Of all of them the palacinky (an Eastern European crepe) stands out in my mind the most. Aunt Gina’s palacinky was different from most traditional Slavic recipes. She would leave hers a little thicker and make them more like American pancakes by pan frying them and serving them with cinnamon and powdered sugars. She even had a special little sugar shaker. It was a yellow bear with a red cap. I remember those breakfasts with such great fondness. Thank you so much for reminding me of those wonderful times.

  • 461
    Brenda says:

    Noodles with butter. One of my aunts would make this for me whenever we went to visit their house. Not sure why it was different, but no one else made them like her.

  • 462
    Beth Bo. says:

    Growing up I went to boarding school and every Sunday morning we had these scrumptiously yummy cinnamon buns. There wasn’t a kid in the place that didn’t look forward to Sunday morning!

  • 463
    Kathy says:

    My dad makes the best sauce for chicken. I remember when we were little we would sit around while he was cooking it on the outdoor grill and pick pieces of it while it was cooking!! We would fight over who would like the spoon when he was finished!! I tell my girls that story when I make it!!

  • 464
    Crisanne Durrant says:

    One of my favorite food memories is from when I was just a little kid. My mother always insisted that we eat a healthy breakfast, at the kitchen table as a family. It was a wonderful way to spend time together as a family. Of course, we would rebel against it as much as possible! When we would go to my Grandparents, Grandma would spoil us by allowing us to eat cold cereal on breakfast trays in front of Saturday morning cartoons!

  • 465

    my mom baking my birthday cakes every year are my favorite memories. one time she made a twinkie cake! yum!

  • 466
    Gail says:

    I love the memories of the smells and watching my grandmother making donuts when I was little.

  • 467
    Daphne says:

    My daddy grew grape tomatoes in his garden. I would sneak out there with a salt shaker and pick a pocketful (or two). Then, I’d go stand by the water spicket, wash my tomatoes, salt them, and pop them in my mouth. Beneath that water spicket, my father had a bunch of mint growing and the scent always wafted up as I was eating my tomatoes. To this day, when I eat garden-fresh tomatoes, I smell mint….

  • 468
    danni says:

    My favorite food memory is when I was in high school & finished playing a basketball tournament, I asked my parents if we could PLEASE go to the steakhouse for dinner, I was famished, all I wanted were RIBS. We went to a steakhouse & they were actually having ALL YOU COULD EAT ribs, oh the luck. I sent the waitress back 7 times. The funny part about that, other than the “7 times” was that I ONLY eat salad, always have. I have a very sensitive stomach so I have always eaten salad with chicken for protein. My parents sat there in utter disbelief & I haven’t eaten “ALL YOU CAN EAT” ribs since….giggle, but boy did I get my “FILL” that night.

  • 469
    Elizabeth Beasterfield says:

    making sopapillas with my sisters and mom and my dad would come grab some before we could finish the next batch! Lol

  • 470
    Nancy B says:

    So many recipes are associated w/ good memories. This is not a recipe, but after seeing the beautiful peach stamp, it reminded me of eating a peach right off the tree at my cousins house when I was a young girl. I guess my mom had always peeled them and I was so shocked to eat the fuzzy skin. Of course after that I never thought it was so weird, but I still prefer peaches to be peeled before eating. Love the new stamp sets.

  • 471
    Mary says:

    You know, I don’t know about a favorite memory from *my* childhood, but I am making a point to spend time in the kitchen with my children — while they are still interested in doing so! Hopefully they will have fond memories as they grow up! Thanks for the chance!

  • 472
    Myrna Holstrom says:

    Eating fish tacos wrapped in newspaper on the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico.

  • 473
    Tasha says:

    I think we makes lots of memories with food we eat. Homeade strawberry ice cream always makes me think of my birthday. My dad always made this for my birthday every year. I guess having a July birthday made it a perfect time to bring out the old fashioned ice cream maker!

  • 474
    Laura Z. says:

    making cookies with my daughter when she was young is among my favorite memories related to food!

  • 475
    Anthonette says:

    As a kid I loved my mom’s grilled cheese sandwiches and Campbell’s Tomato Soup. The sandwich was cut on a diagonal, so I could dip it into my soup easy. While I still like grilled cheese (and it’s my son’s favorite), I don’t Campbell’s Tomato Soup anymore. Did the soup recipe change? Or is it me?

    Thanks for a chance to win! This is my first PTI release party.

  • 476
    Julie Rae says:

    Anything my sweet, thoughtful DH of 25 years cooks on the grill. He thinks he’s Bobby Flay and since we almost lost him last summer to a heart attack, we totally agree. May the grillmeister continue turning out our favorites!

  • 477
    Kylie Zito says:

    My favorite food memory is associated with Christmas. My mother has always baked several different kinds of cookies at this special time of year. I am one of five and each one of us has his/her favorite. We only get to eat them once a year and when we do we remember all of the Christmases spent together. Our children now get to help their Mimi bake these cookies and each one has his/her favorite.

  • 478

    My favorite memory? It would have to be my trips to Germany as a young girl. I can remember the smell of the food there, the milk, the breads, the PASTRIES!!! My grandmother would make these BEAUTIFUL fruit dressed pound cakes from scratch. The smells would saturate the house. I want to leave those same types of memories for my children.

    Happy PTI Release Night!!!

  • 479
    Sarah Fisher says:

    My favorite memory involving food is when I’d spend a week each summer as a kid with my grandparents on their farm. I loved baking homemade cookies with my grandma. My favorite was always chocolate chip.

  • 480

    Hmmm. I have memories of eating fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob in the summers as a kid. Still love them both today. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 481
    Laurie W. says:

    I love mexican food! It’s my fav! I always remembe when I was little going to Casa Bonita in Colorado every time my uncle came to town!

  • 482
    Kathi says:

    My favorite memory would be fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy that my aunt made anytime she came to visit. She has been gone for many years now but I always think of her when I have fried chicken. Now I settle for KY Fried!.

  • 483
    Jillian Winters says:

    Licking the beaters after mom made a cake!!! That is stil to this day one of my all time favorite things to do, just for a brief moment I’m a messy little kid again! 🙂

  • 484
    Alice Roushia says:

    My favorite memory is sitting with my Mother when she made the best chicken salad, and I got to help, then I got to sample it to make sure it was just right. Alice R.

  • 485
    Sharron Gregory says:

    Cornbread stuffing on the holidays made by my grandmother! I still think it is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner and never could develop a taste for any type of bread stuffing. It always reminds my of my grandmother and those many special meals!

  • 486
    Zoe Pittman says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful new releases Nichole 🙂 I am from London, but live in Florida now, and my best food memories are of full on Sunday Roast dinners in England with my family, heavenly yorkshire pudding and roast beef and gravy with crispy roast potato’s, fluffy on the inside…I am making myself homesick and hungry just thinking about it….mmm 🙂 Zoe

  • 487
    Oralia says:

    When my boyfriend (now husband) and I began dating after a 3 year separation, we ate at a great Chinese place on our ‘first’ date, but we were so nervous, after a few bites, we couldn’t eat any more!! Thanks for a chance to win such an awesome package!!!

  • 488
    Wendy F. says:

    My favorite food-related memory is the sandwich combinations that my grandfather used to come up with (egg salad & baloney for one!). He really enjoyed those crazy sandwiches!

  • 489
    BarbW says:

    I’m so excited!!! It’s finally Release Day and I can buy those yummy stamp sets I want and I WANT IT ALL!!! LOL!

    My favorite food memory would have to be gumbo. My grandmother made THE best gumbo and now when I make it, my house smells just like hers did. Smelling that delicious soup always takes me right back to her kitchen, with me standing on the step stool, stiring the pot.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this AWESOME AWESOME prize package.

  • 490
    Alyssa says:

    I love Kerner’s Apricot Juice b/c my Grandmother always used to bring it out to us next to the pool. She always dressed it up in some fancy glass and made us out to be movie stars or VIPs (she lived in Vegas). She also used to make tuna fish sandwiches and cut them up into finger sandwiches just for fun – always made it special! Thanks for bringing back the memories! :o)

  • 491
    Ann says:

    Everytime my birthday comes around I will always think of a grandmother back home in the Philippines who owned a bakery and she would always have cake for me and my brother everytime we celebrate our birthdays. Memories that really lasts a lifetime!

  • 492
    Ange Kelly says:

    I used to eat tomato sauce sandwiches, and now my son does too!

  • 493
    Sandy Thelen says:

    Fried Chicken and potato salad alwasy make me think of my Nanny. She was THE BEST cook!

  • 494
    Julie L says:

    I don’t know if I really have a favorite food, but when I was growing up, we had two apple trees, a cherry tree and a plum tree and a huge strawberry patch in our backyard. We had lots of fruit at our fingertips! Our dog, we found out, liked strawberries. He came in one day with a red nose!

  • 495
    Debbie Winter says:

    This is such a fun question! I had such a great childhood with many awesome memories. One of those memories would have to be that of going over to my friend’s house after school and having her mom make Black Bottom Cups. Yum Yum! I still have the original handwritten receipe after 30+ years! This is a receipe that I often make for my family now.

  • 496
    Gina Jenkins says:

    We always made buttermilk hotcakes at my Nana’s house. We would have to make the batter the night before, and she always kept a little starter in the fridge. I was always shocked as a child to know that Nana enjoyed drinking a glass of buttermilk as she made the batter. She may have moved away from the farm, but it was always part of her!

  • 497

    I would have to say peanut butter and banana sandwiches. My mom used to make them for us. I still like them to this day, and they always remind me of my childhood.

  • 498
    Vina says:

    One of my favorite memories associated with food is eating banana shave ice (snow cone) at the beach. I grew up in Hawaii & shave ice, along with freshly picked green mangoes dipped in shoyu (soy sauce) were among my favorites. ok, I just made myself a little homesick..better call home to talk to family.

  • 499
    Mollie says:

    When I was a little girl, I had my own peach tree. The tree would produce the most incredible peaches…huge, juicy, and sweet. My dad would go out and pick fresh peaches to make me peaches and cream. It was the best treat (and often times breakfast) ever!

  • 500
    varney says:

    Homemade peach ice cream made by my grandmother while we were at my uncle’s house on the river. I remember the wonderful smoked BBQ and homemade peach ice cream for dessert. Wonderful memories of carefree days on the river.

  • 501
    Tanya says:

    I always remember baking, almost everything. I loved baking cookies, pies and cobblers andything my mom woould let us.

  • 502
    Mint says:

    When I was very pregnant with our first daughter, I was told that lasagna would bring on labor. My husband made me some from scratch and the next day, I went into labor. Best lasagna ever!

  • 503

    My favorite memory would have to be sitting at a picnic table in my grandparent’s back yard watching my Grandpa cook blueberry pancakes with the plump blueberries we picked. Hard work as a kid never tasted so good :O)

  • 504

    Mississippi Mud Pie. My great aunt would make that almost everytime we would visither at the cabin. She would change up the icecream shoulds so we would each get our fabs in their at least once.

  • 505
    KathyN says:

    My favorite food memory is strawberries, of my mom fixing strawberry shortcake and my dad that loved strawberries!

  • 506
    Barb L. says:

    My favorite “food” memory is of my Grandma making homemade bread. She was so sweet and such a warm person. She took care of me when I was little and she would make the best homemade bread and she would always give me the first slice with real butter on it while it was still warm. To this day it is my favorite, however I have never found any that tastes as good as Grandma’s did. I’ve come to the conclusion that it must have been the love that she put into it!!!

  • 507
    Vicki Sopcak says:

    My favorite memory would be eating stuffed artichokes that my Aunt Sadie made for the family. She was an Excellent cook and the only one that knew how to make stuffed artichokes. She is no longer with us and I miss her dearly.

  • 508
    Mindy Eggen says:

    My favorite food memory is horseradish. NOT one of my favorite foods – actually I won’t touch it but at holidays we always had to have it for my dad. He was the only one who could handle it. Its not the normal horseradish either – home-made polish horseradish. The smell of it makes the eyes water. My dad passed away a year ago but we still put it on the table in memory.

  • 509

    My favorite memory with food involves my grandmother who was a phenominal baker. I remember sitting under the long tables as she stretched out the filo pastry for making strudle. The tables would be 3feet wide and 10 feet long, and she would stretch the dough over the backs of her hands. She would next lay out the sugar, cherries and walnuts. We would always be given the spare dough to make our own strudle, and we would always be sneaking cherries off the stretched dough when her back was turned. To this day whenever I smell lemon zest and flour, I think of my grandmother cooking. She died 2 months ago, but her deserts are still in my freezer, along with the memories.

  • 510
    cynthia says:

    Too many to remember. I love to cook and I love to eat. My mom is a great cook and I learned so much from her. We always cooked together when I was growing up and we still do now when she visits. I have always loved my Mom’s baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravey and coleslaw. She made her coleslaw for me this weekend!!!

  • 511
    Christine McMullin says:

    I loved picking strawberries when I was a child…for every berry that went in the bucket, one went in the mouth. When we were done, we’d take them back to grandma’s house and prepare them for jam. It was great spending all that time with her.

  • 512
    LeAnne says:

    My first taste of mint chocolate chip ice cream at the Wildwood boardwalk on my birthday….maybe age 11 or 12! Still one of my favorites after alllllllll these years!
    LeAnne

  • 513
    Kacey says:

    I too have a lot of memories associated with food – two in particular are the deviled eggs my aunt used to make for all the family picnics (reminds me of all the fun summer memories we had growing up), and the other is the smell of coffee when I enter someone else’s home always reminds me of the lunch dates I would have as a teenager with my grandfather (he’s since passed on, but I remember our lunches fondly).

  • 514
    Babies- Beth says:

    Oh, this one is easy! I grew up on a farm, and there is nothing better than fruits and vegetables fresh from the field! 2 favorites- tomatoes right off of the plant- they are really sweet! But the best is fresh, soft peaches picked and eaten while sitting in the tree! Oh so soft and juicy! There is nothing better!

  • 515
    Lisa says:

    It would have to be the strawberry rhubarb sauce that my Grandma always used to make. Nobody else that I knew made it and it was just wonderful. And a wonderful memory too. I can just see her at the stove stirring. 🙂

  • 516
    Shiloh says:

    I guess its not one specific memory, but anytime I eat something grilled on the bbq I think of my dad making dinner for us. I love chicken, steak, hamburgers, etc. and I loved getting to have dinner with my family so I have lots of good memories!

  • 517
    Maria says:

    sharing everything on my plate with my boys

  • 518
    Karen Rose says:

    I guess one of mine would be eating waffles with friends and family … I love baking waffles and quite often invite guests over for brunch and because it’s an early meal together, we have a lot of hours to have fun together following the meal. Thanks for the great release and the fun contests!

    Karen

  • 519
    Wendy Beck says:

    My Mom makes wonderful homemade cinnamon rolls and dinner rolls. Every time I have them I think of her.

  • 520
    Renee S. says:

    Baking smells – you know, when the entire house smells like cupcakes!

  • 521
    Jackie Pedro says:

    I had never had homemade jam until I met my husband. His Mom makes jam every year and several years ago she asked me if I wanted to come over and learn with her. Not only do we make delicious jam every year, but we have become great friends!!

  • 522
    Cori Bravo says:

    hmmm, mine would have to be making banana bread with my grandma. Now I make it with my son, but we add our own special ingredients…yogurt (plain) to make it moist, and chocolate chips to make it awesome!

  • 523
    Tina Buckman says:

    When I was eleven years old, my bff Maree and I would have mac and cheese and these really yummy cinnamon crunch buns almost every day over the summer break. The bakery in NY doesn’t make the crunch buns any longer, and my bff has passed on, but the cherished memories live on!

  • 524
    Beth Lindsay says:

    My sister and I have our favorite refreshments for our “Family Fatty Fat Film Festivals”, we watch our favorite movies and eat english muffin pizzas, twizzlers, circus peanuts and cream soda! We eat and laugh at the dumbest things until we feel sick to our stomachs!

  • 525
    Janice says:

    My mom used to make the best pies, I especially loved her apple pie. Being born in October I always asked for an apple pie instead of a birthday cake! I wish I had some of mom’s recipe’s, especially her apple pie.

  • 526

    Great question. Mine is candy bar pie. Growing up g’ma would make us our favorite cake or dessert for our birthdays. Some would get cinnamon rolls, burnt sugar cake, etc. But mine was always candy bar pie. G’ma passed away a couple of years ago and my oldest son (16) makes it for me for my birthday.

  • 527
    holly fowler says:

    Mexican food at El Vaquero…My first date with my hubby. We still love to eat there!

  • 528
    Mara says:

    The smell of my mom making strawberry jam in the kitchen. When I was old enough, I got to help stir the pot. Until i’m old and grey, the smell of strawberry jam will always remind me of my mom and growing up!!

  • 529
    daizelsgrandma says:

    My Mom always made homemade noodles when we all got together, it was the one meal that all my brothers-in-law always asked for.

  • 530
    Rebecca J. says:

    When my husband and I were dating, about a week before he proposed, I made him homemade pizza and peach pie. He often jokes that he married me because he wanted me to keep making those for him. And I do!

  • 531
    Susan H says:

    My favorite food memory is from when I was little and we lived in Maryland and used to go camping and crabbing….oh my! Were those crabs good.

  • 532
    EMEM says:

    getting chocolate kisses from my twins

  • 533
    JoAnna says:

    Baking is always a must in the family. It is especially fun when we can all get together and bake.

  • 534
    annie says:

    My favorite food memory is of my grandmother cooking in her summer kitchen and dining alfresco with all the family gathered around.

  • 535
    Dotty says:

    My favorite food memory is eating at the Hot Dog Shoppe in high school. That is where everyone would hang out and have a great time

  • 536

    The first thing that came to mind is my birthday cake. My mom has made me an angel food cake with pink dream whip dressing for the past 38 years. She used to bake coins wrapped in parchment paper in it when I was a kid. Not sure how safe that is but it sure was fun!

  • 537
    Tracey Adams says:

    My favorite food memory is having my grandmother teach me her spanikopeta recipe. Every time I make it, it’s like she’s there with me. 🙂

  • 538
    Christine says:

    My favorite food memory happened when I was younger, about 12. It was a night out with my dad and we went to an all you can eat crab restaurant right on the beach long ago and sat there and ate crab for two hours. It was a memory that I will never forget.

  • 539
    LindaH says:

    My favorite food memory would be the German bratwurst and sauerkraut that my Mom fixes every Christmas Eve…I love Christmas, and this food memory just makes it that much more special.

  • 540
    Chong McAfee says:

    I loved eating cold watermelon on hot summer days. Feels refreshing and cool.

  • 541
    Sandra B. says:

    I think of my mom when I peel apples. When I was younger, I used to watch my mom peel apples for dessert and was always amazed at how she could peel a whole apple in one peel.

  • 542
    Teresa says:

    My favorite memory associated with food would have to be our family’s tradition of cooking Sunday breakfast together. It is so much fun!!!

  • 543
    Jamie says:

    Having tea at Miss Ruby’s tea room with my mom and sister!

  • 544
    Scrappindad says:

    I don’t know that it’s a favorite memory, but it’s certainly a vivid one. When I was 4 or 5, my mom had made me scrambled eggs. I ate them and then asked for more. She told me she didn’t think I would eat them and didn’t want to make them. I begged. She eventually made them for me but told me that if she did, I was going to eat every last egg on my plate. She stuck to her guns and made me eat all of them, even though I said I didn’t want them after only a couple of bites. She deeply regretted it when she was cleaning the egg-vomit off the floor! LOL

  • 545
    kiki comin says:

    i love the thought of any festive and fun 4th of july food along with the fireworks and fun to be had on this holiday!

  • 546
    Brenda says:

    My favorite memory is cooking with my son when he was little. We would get in the kitchen and whip up goodies and a huge mess to, but we always had a ton of fun.

  • 547
    Erica Meier says:

    Well, I would have to say my Mom’s Chocolate chip cookies! They were the best, I got them everyday in my lunch for school and now I do the same for my 4 kids… That’s a lot of cookies every week! But they are sooo goood!!

  • 548
    Cassi says:

    My favorite memories can almost all be associated with birthday cake! Coming from a large family we had a lot of birthday cake and it was always a happy occasion. Maybe that explains my crazy sweet tooth! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 549
    Jessica M L says:

    Mom always makes Cherry Coconut Bars only at Christmas!! We all look forward to them every year!

  • 550
    Tricia says:

    My favorite food memory is making popcorn ball with my grandma when I was little. We would make them different colors by adding food coloring to the syrup.

  • 551
    Michelle says:

    I loved it when my Mom made rice pudding for Sunday night supper! It was only one time, but it made a lasting impression!

    Michelle
    heart2heartstamper@yahoo.com

  • 552
    sarita says:

    i don’t have one food – but i think Thanksgiving pulls a lot of memories from my heart..especially now that so many of my family members are no longer with me..thank you for the chance to win some GREAT PTI stamps.

  • 553
    Lori W says:

    As a kid I looked forward to Saturday mornings when my mom made Dutch Baby. After I gobbled the puffed pancake up, I would continue to sprinkle powdered sugar and lemon (my favorite toppings) on my plate and lick it off my fingers. My three-year-old’s favorite breakfast is Dutch Baby. Now I love that he makes it with me.

  • 554
    Melissa S. says:

    My grandma would make the best creamed corn with every Mashed potato meal. I grew up eathing it every Sunday with Roast and potatoes. :O)

  • 555
    Jennifer S says:

    One of my favorite recipes is Jello pretzel salad. My grandmother used to make for every big family dinner. She was the only one in the family that ever made it. It was the only “dessert” we could eat WITH dinner. I still think of her every time I eat it, even though she’s been gone for 25 years. Grandma’s Jello pretzel salad!!

  • 556
    Darlene says:

    One of my favorite memories is being on camping trips and having my dad make us breakfast of bacon and eggs. He NEVER cooked at home, but there was something about the out of doors and camping and the ol’ Coleman camp stove… Although it was decades (yikes) ago, it’s still a happy, vivid memory for me.

  • 557
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    I’m not sure I have one favorite memory with food, although I could say our wedding cake – it was beautiful, and it tasted so good.

  • 558
    Dianna D says:

    Probably have to say pepperoni pizza with black olives from Round Table Pizza. It was a treat to be able to go out to dinner as a family.

  • 559
    Holly says:

    My Grandma made the best Macaroni and Cheese! Everyone would fight over who got the last helping during holiday meals! It was so good!

  • 560
    MCF says:

    My sister and I always like the diffent parts of vegis
    she would eat the top of the broccoli and I would eat the bottom

  • 561
    Deb H says:

    My Grandma always made big pots of Vegetable Beef soup. Especially during the fair, all the family would stop in for a bowl of it and to visit with each other.

  • 562
    Kathy V. says:

    Making bread with my grandmother. Mine never turned out like hers, but oh what sweet memories.

  • 563
    Robyn says:

    When we visited San Francisco we had to wait until evening to catch the plane on the day we left. So we went down to Fisherman’s wharf to fill in the time. For lunch we had the BEST clam chowder soup and the FRESHEST bread
    rolls in a little restaurant looking out over the bay. It has been my best food memory ever since!! (We don’t really have clam chowder in Oz)Thanks for the chance to win your fantastic prize!!!

  • 564
    Cheri Mosgrove says:

    Every year on our birthday, Mom would make us our favorite meal. Year after year, my request was cheese manicotti and homemade french fries. Not an obvious combination but it was, and still is, a favorite for me! Having my mom make it just because it was my special day is so precious!

  • 565
    Claudine G. says:

    Oh this one is easy! It has to be My grand-ma’s vegetable soup. For as long as i can remember, when we would visit her, she would greet us for lunch with that soup. And Oh my does it ever smell good! Even now, when i go visit her, she makes sure to have some for me. Even if it’s a left over, it’s stil the best soup EVER!

  • 566
    Marsha says:

    One thing I wait for all summer is fried zucchini. I like the larger ones. I slice them medium thickness, coat them in scrambled egg, and then dredge in cornflake crumbs. Saute in pan with butter until crumbs are a beautiful golden brown with salt and pepper. Mmmmm. Can’t wait for August!

  • 567
    KarenY says:

    Driving to my grandmother’s house every Sunday night and bringing sweet treats of chocolate cake, custard pie or my favorite cupcakes! My grandmother has since passed but the memories of learning to cut the cake in even pieces (LOL) has stuck with me.

  • 568
    Tracy says:

    When we were little my Grandma would buy a liter block of ice cream. She would make sure it was super frozen and then cut it up into blocks and wrap it in wax paper. We would each get one and enjoy it down to the last little lick! I love my grandma!

  • 569
    Carrie T says:

    My favorite food memory is of the chinese food that my husband and I ate on our first date. Chinese take out also became a favorite the entire time we dated.

  • 570
    Amber E says:

    My grandmother used to make nachos with doritos every time we visited her so when she passed away in February that week I made them in honor of her. Of course mine were not as good as hers.

  • 571
    M Wake says:

    My favorite food memory is my mom’s Christmas dinner with turkey and stuffing. I’m originally from the North, and it was strictly stuffing, I live in the south now, and it’s dressing… cornbread dressing. The only time I get stuffing is if it’s Stove Top Stuffing! Not quite the same… but I think of mom every time I eat it. Another great release this month!!! Maybe I’ll win!

  • 572
    Anette Eakins says:

    My favorite food memory(or memories) is about my Mom’s cakes. I grew up in Germany, and let me tell you we Germans love our cakes! LOL! My mom used to bake a cake(or two) every Friday evening and we’d have coffee and cake every afternoon about 3 or 4pm. Yum!
    Anette (snowmom13)

  • 573
    Beverly Ray says:

    My Mom is a wonderful cook but her passion was baking…so everyday when my sister and I got home from school we would get to eat some of her latest creation. That may explain why I still get hungry between 4 and 4:30 every afternoon.

  • 574
    buzzy says:

    I will always associate homemade rolls with holiday dinners with my grandparents.

  • 575
    Shelly Kettell says:

    Most of my food memories are of my Grandmother. Her “hot” homemade rolls were the best!!! I can’t duplicate them and I am so sorry. 🙁 Also, her Christmas baking – homemade fudge, pinocche (sp?), were to die for…none of the offspring can duplicate… 🙁 LOVED her Chicken dinner – at least Mom can make this!! 🙂 Oh the memories! especially those with food!

    Thanks for an amazing June release!

  • 576
    Melissa C says:

    One of my favorite memories growing up is having my mom’s homemade Red Velvet cake every Valentine’s Day. I’ve started making it for my own family – although I think my mom’s tastes better! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 577
    ElizabethB says:

    Homemade pasta. My mom, and her mom and her mom… have been making pasta. We have homemade noodles with every holiday dinner and more. I remember my mom teaching me and now have ‘the’ rolling pin and pastry cloth.

  • 578
    Kim P says:

    My mom’s homemade bread! She used a special pan that I loved. I didn’t always love that I had super thick PBJ sandwiches on the slices when I was a kid; but I do appreciate, now that I’m older, that she made so many good things for us from scratch.

  • 579
    Sharon says:

    For our birthdays, my brother and I always got to request a special food or meal. I inherited my dad and granddad’s sweet tooth, and always requested chocolate fondue. Even now when I have that, I think of many childhood birthdays.

  • 580

    Ha! My grandmother was *NOT* a cook. She made the same thing Monday – Friday and then the same thing every Saturday and Sunday. Her Monday-Friday food was chopped hamburger meat pan fried in skillet and served with frozen mixed veggies. I used to call it Alpo. I’m a vegetarian now (and have been since about a year after she died 22 years ago) and I can’t help but to think that Alpo experience played a part!

  • 581
    Lisa says:

    We traveled as a family to visit relatives in New Mexico when we were kids… On this trip, we were served a sausage-egg-and-rice breakfast casserole that has become a family favorite for every holiday (and sometimes in between!) since…

  • 582
    krista says:

    I’ll always remember when I was 8, my mom made me a cake of two angel food cakes that formed an 8. Lots of frosting and sprinkles too.

  • 583
    Jenni Gomez says:

    My favorite memory is get togethers with family – always good food!

  • 584
    Steph says:

    My favourite food memory is from my 16th birthday. It was the middle of summer and my mom made my favourite meal..turkey with all the trimmings.

  • 585
    Jackie says:

    My favorite memory would have to be when my whole family got together and baked cookies for the holidays. Those are always the best times and the cookies are always amazing!

  • 586

    I don’t drink coffee….but whenever I smell fresh brewed coffee I think of my Grandmother. She died when I was 7.

  • 587
    Tamara says:

    I absolutely adore cheesecake, and my husband made me an amazingly delicious marble cheesecake one night when he was cooking dinner. Every time I eat cheesecake now, I am taken back to that night when we cooked supper, cheesecake, and we just had fun being in the kitchen together.

  • 588
    Barb B. says:

    My favorite food memory is the cookie jar my grandmother had when we were children. It was a cookie jar shaped like a cow and she named it Bessie. She always kept Bessie filled with wonderful homemade cookies which my siblings, counsins and I were always sneaking when we were at my grandparent’s house. Bessie still lives…at my sister’s house.

  • 589
    Samantha VanArnhem says:

    Lemon soup – it’s one of the few things my mom can make really well (she’s wonderful in many other ways – cooking just isn’t one of them). It was always good but not quite perfect (there’s some tricky egg white business involved) – until after my grandfather passed away. Now it’s perfect every single time! Thanks Poppie!

  • 590
    lainey says:

    Well, I love cookies. As long as I can remember I’ve been making Christmas cookies, first with my mom and grandmother as a kid and now carrying on the tradition myself. Such great memories and fun!

  • 591
    erica m. says:

    My papaw would buy frozen chocolate cream pie and sometimes let me have a slice for breakfast!

  • 592
    Sherri P eh says:

    Jeanne’s Bakery Cake. It has a cookie bottom, light & fluffy frosting, & is the cake of choice for birthdays. And any other time when we can come up with an excuse to get one. They’re still awesome, after about 40 years or so!

  • 593
    Christine says:

    I remember going to my Aunt and Uncle’s farm during summer vacation every year and we would make homemade ice cream with the rock salt and turning the crank forever it seemed. It was such hard work, but oh so well worth it! Thanks for the chance.

  • 594

    I used to bake with my grandmother when I was little. She made the most amazing apple butter! To this day I haven’t found one that tasted as good as hers.

  • 595
    Jan Ledman says:

    I remember going to dinner at my grandma’s every Saturday when I was a little girl. She always made the best ever pot roast. Miss that tradition.

  • 596
    Sonya Appel says:

    My favorite food memory is of chicken and dumplings. It is one of the few things that I learned how to make from my mother before she passed away from breast cancer when I was 13, that was 36 years ago. My kids now enjoy them and it is their “comfort food”!

  • 597
    Monica L L says:

    When my siblings and I were kids, the family went camping. Mom, who had served as a den mother for my brothers’ boy scout troop, took camp recipes from some scout guide and turned them into some of our favorites–like hamburger steak in a foil pouch with potato, onion, and green pepper. Nothing better cooked over the coals after a full day of sun and water!

  • 598
    Belinda says:

    chocolate dipped strawberries on valentine’s day. Just perfect.

  • 599
    Lorie says:

    Ooo…I don’t have one favorite food. I loved my birthday because I always got to choose what my mom was going to make for dinner. Swiss Steak (not the tomato sauce kind though) or Pepper Steak…yum! Thankfully my husband can cook and makes one or the other for my birthday now. Can’t wait to see everything!

  • 600
    JanetS says:

    My Aunt Toot made the best chicken pot pie you ever ate. My grown children talk about how they will never taste chicken pot pie like that ever again since Aunt Toot has gone to live with Jesus. Every year at the family get together she was requested to bring her pot pie. I wonder if anyone will ever associate a certain food with me and have a happy memory!

  • 601
    Ramona says:

    I went through a very hard time when my first kids were young. I got a divorce which was devasting enough, but then my father died. Depression sank in deep! That is, until one evening when I noiced the effect all this was having on my children. Suddenly, I got out the popcorn and started singing and dancing all over the kitchen. The kids came out dancing and the dogs danced. Our lives had taken a change for the better once more. We sat in the living room and fed popcorn to the dogs and ate tons ourselves and watched Chad Everett on Medical Center. It was fanOtasTIC! From that day on, we had many popcorn celebrations!

  • 602
    Linda Davis says:

    Chocolate candy pie is my family favorite!!!

  • 603
    CrazyCurl says:

    I love how my mom always let us choose our favorite food for our birthday dinner. Mine was always “Frito Casserole” (chili & ground beef topped with Fritos and cheese). Yum!

  • 604
    Cari says:

    I have a reputation of being a real snitch when baking…and it hasn’t gotten any better as I get older!

  • 605
    Cynthia says:

    Cooking while on vacation… we always rent a condo and shop in farmers markets, small grocers, etc., and it’s always a special way to experience a place. Just got back from a cottage rented in County Kerry, Ireland, which was no exception. Thanks for the chance, lovely items as always!

  • 606
    Stephanie says:

    Hard question……….I guess my favorite food/meal is Thanksgiving dinner and all of my memories from Thanksgivings past are great memories.

  • 607
    Michelle Caldera says:

    hmmm… I can’t think of one other than how my husband and I have always made each other a fancy birthday cake, from scratch, every year since we met (we were too poor at the start to buy a present) and I look forward to it all year long! I always ask for coconut cake, and one year, he even bought a fresh coconut and spent hours grating the tough flesh! Thanks, I love this month’s release!

  • 608
    heidi quick says:

    I love fish and that is because my Grandparents had a tavern where they served fried chicken and fish. We would meet all the aunts, uncles, cousins there on the weekends for dinner. Good food and family. I also remember him setting up a fryer in our back yard and having a smelt fry. That was the best summer memory.

  • 609

    My favorite food memory took place in my Grandma’s vegetable garden where she showed me how to pull a carrot and then “wash” it in the dewy grass before eating it right there and then. A little dirt never hurt anyone, and those carrots were so sweet.

  • 610
    Linda Gerig says:

    I made sugar cookies and thought of my grandma the whole time. Hers were so much better than mine. Linda Gerig

  • 611
    Michele says:

    My favorite food memory is making jello jigglers. I have never made them again to this day, but always think of them fondly.

  • 612
    glorie says:

    I remember when my Mom baked bread … the smell was so divine … I always love smelling freshly baked bread because of this.

  • 613
    Kim says:

    My favorite food memories are of having “junk” food family movie nights.

  • 614
    Deb Rymer says:

    Going out for frozen chocolate malts as a child!

  • 615
    laurie mom of 3 says:

    The smell of bacon frying always sends my mind to memories of my dad and our famous BLTS. My dad taught me how to garden from the time I was old enough to dig in the dirt. I remember planting our tomatoes and waiting for the first blooms to appear, then the green fruit and finally the prize….a plump red tomato. The first BLT of the summer with homegrown tomatoes.

  • 616
    cheryl says:

    I’m not sure of the spelling but my favorite food was a desert my aunt made… devinity… OMG was it sooooo good. I made myself so sick one Christmas eating it. That’s the Christmas my 2 sisters and I got “The Three Bears”(stuffed animals). They were in sizes so as the big sister I got the biggest bear and on down.Thanks for such a wonderful memory, ms.cheryl

  • 617
    CeeCee says:

    My favorite food memory is eating my Grandmother’s homemade bread that she baked for us when we were little. When were at the cottage, she even baked on an old wood stove outside, in the pouring rain. Ah yes, those were the good days!
    CC

  • 618
    Amy says:

    I think my favorite food memory is really from a picture because I was too young to remember ( I think everyone has this same one though) is my first experience with spaghetti – I had it everywhere!

  • 619
    mary c. says:

    I have so many happy memories that are associated with food! However, I will never forget a special dinner with my husband and in-laws one night in Washington D.C. I am a major steak lover and my in-laws treated us to dinner at Ruth’s-Chris. Dinner was fabulous and it’s a night my husband and I still talk about when remembering my father-in-law.

  • 620
    Jen S says:

    Thanksgiving dinner! It used to be one of the few times I could see my grandparents who lived far away and it has all the best foods! lol Thanks for having such amazing products!

  • 621
    Barbara J says:

    My favorite food memory is with my mother. Dad loved Carmel Cake. Mom would make it from scatch and every year for Dad’s birthday, Mom and I would make it for him. It was so much fun learning how to do it and having those “Mother/Daughter” moments!

  • 622
    Ada Mae says:

    Pasties. I remember watching my mom make them for my father to take for lunch in the mine. Recently my granddaughter found a place one city over that makes them…it was wonderful.

  • 623
    sherry b says:

    One of my favorite cakes is angel food. When I was growing up, my mom would always ask me and my brothers and sisters, what our favorite cake was for our birthday. Every year I selected angel food because it was so light and fluffy. Everytime I eat angel food cake today, I think about my birthdays and how my mom tried to make them special.

  • 624
    Becky P. says:

    My favorite memory of food, is making fudge with my mother and my sister. We always had a big fudge making day in the beginning of December, and it was a time for all of us to relax, laugh and have a good time. We also gave most of the fudge we made away as gifts. One year I licked the spoon, and my sister licked the bowl, and the next year we changed. Now that my sister lives across the county, that is a cherished memory.

  • 625
    Vintage.Ritz says:

    Every year for my birthday, my husband fixes one of my all time favorite childhood dishes: Batter-Up Beef Pie, known in our house as “Stew Bake.” It’s a wonderful casserole of something similar to a butter-laden cheesy biscuit crust with beef stew baked in the center. Not for the diet, I assure you, but we only have it once a year. It’s my perfect celebratory meal.

  • 626
    carmen brown says:

    I used to love watching my mom make her Christmas cookies and begging for and receiving a taste of raw dough. Even now no one can make those cookies the way my mom did

  • 627
    Annie says:

    My favorite food memory is when i stuck my elbow (total accident) into the best man’s soup at my brother’s wedding! We all had such a good laugh and i think most of us wet our pants. 😀

  • 628
    Melissa Lynnes says:

    I don’t even remember when it started, but my dad has been making me a pineapple upside down cake for my birthday every year for many years now. No one else loves that cake like we do and no one makes it like my dad. It’s one of the best things about every birthday.

    p.s. Thank you for one FANTASTIC release, Nichole!!

  • 629
    Jody Morrow says:

    All of my favorite food-related memories come from time spent with my grandmother. She was a sweet person who enjoyed cooking! She would make this yummy cherry dumpling stuff for me and we would sit down together and eat it as soon as she was done cooking it. The same went for her cornbread… and many other treats. I think she is responsible for my sweet tooth. LOL

  • 630
    Karen U says:

    I have several but my favorite is when I was a young girl and I was sick my mom would make me comfort food. My favorite was toast with lettuce, tomato and mayo – no bacon. I know it sounds strange, but I loved that sandwich and I loved that my mom knew it and made it for me.
    Thanks for asking, it was a nice memory to think about for a while!
    Karen U

  • 631
    Sharon Williams says:

    I love root beer floats. In the summer my family would go to an A&W root beer stand and we would get floats in frosted mugs. Delicious.

  • 632
    Melody says:

    I love popcorn! When my brothers and sisters and I were young we would look so forward to Friday nights. My mom would make popcorn, we would spread newspaper on the floor, and eat it in front of the tv.

  • 633
    Angie Hamill says:

    my favorite memory of favorite food, has to be every time I have Homemade creamed corn at my grandmothers. It is the best. watching her make it from scratch is neat too.

  • 634
    Vivian says:

    Staying with my grandmother on the weekends when I was a young girl. She cooked on a coal heater in the winter as she kept the rest of the house closed off…except on Sundays when she made the BEST chicken and dumplings. She also made the best layer cake with jelly between the layers. Sundays at Grandma’s house was so special. Everyone came after church and we ate and the kids played outside afterwards while the adults sat on the porch and talked. Ahhhhhh the good ole days.

  • 635
    Robbin Clements says:

    My favorite memory is of my mother making Gumbo and all the wonderful smells that went with it! I now make Gumbo at Christmas when my family gets together. My children love it and it’s a way of making wonderful memories for them!!

  • 636
    Beryl says:

    Favorite memory with food is waiting under my grandparent’s avocado tree for one to fall. The most perfectly ripe avocado is one that falls naturally off the tree.

  • 637
    Sharon says:

    One of my many favorite food memories is my Mom making what ever flavor cake/frosting we would like for my sister and my birthdays. Even now (I’m 40) she will make my favorite cupcakes for my birthday!

  • 638
    Christine says:

    It has got to be Christmas Dinner in the oven. My grandmother would make the best Turkey dinner ever!

  • 639
    Jody C. says:

    My grandmother made the best sugar cookies with pink icing. She knew all of us grandkids loved them so she used to make a box of them for each of us on birthdays and other special occasions. Now she is in a nursing home and can’t bake for us anymore so I really miss that. Hopefully someday I can make the same cookies for kids and grandkids.

  • 640
    Lisa Rae says:

    Sitting around the bbq grilling hamburgers and corn on the cob to this day still brings back fond memories.

  • 641
    Emma says:

    Baking hot cross buns with my aunty many moons ago, which started my love of baking. I still think about my aunty every time I bake something (which is quite often!!).

  • 642
    Deanna says:

    My favorite food memory was 2 wks during the summer we would travel to see my grandparents, they lived to far away to see them as much as we liked but it was a 2 day trip so the morning we would leave my Mom would cook fried chicken and all the other dishes so that we could stop on the way during the trip to have a picnic. Sure miss those trips.

  • 643
    Suzanne says:

    My favorite memory is of my Memere (Grandmother). She made the most amazing chiffon cakes – chocolate chiffon was my favorite! One summer I was spending the week with my grandparents and wanted to learn how to make this wonderful cake. I soon learned that the best things in life take a lot of time and patience – something I was not keen about when I was 12, but can now appreciate!

  • 644
    Maryann T. says:

    My grandma use to always make lasagna and salad, with her homemade dressing, for the holidays. It always brings back good memories to think of that. =)

  • 645

    I have always loved strawberries. I can remember being 4-5 years old and picking strawberries fresh from my grandparents strawberry patch. They had 2 large ones! My grandmother would make strawberry jam. It was sooo good. One of my grandmothers still calls me her strawberry girl and at 34 i’ll take anyone calling me girl!

  • 646
    Shay says:

    My favorite food memory is eating homemade vanilla ice cream my grandpa made during the summers. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 647
    sandy says:

    My favorite memory is of my Mom’s brownies. It is a very simple recipe and was easy for me to make when I was young. Mom fixed her brownies for all the potlucks. When we visited my brother, his children always wanted her to fix her brownies. Now every time I fix Mom’s brownies, it brings back memories of her and of all the times shared with her, family and friends.

  • 648
    Chrissy L says:

    One of my favorite foods is pizza – my family and I always went to the local pizza place every Wednesday night. Come Wednesday night you never had to ask what was for dinner – it was standard that we would go to Sal’s. It was great – we always saw people we knew and we knew everyone who worked there and they knew us well enough to just bring out our usual! 🙂

  • 649
    Diana D. says:

    A memory of my favorite food has to be of finger jello. I just loved when my mom would make it! The rainbow of colors with the layers of sweetened condensed milk. Yum!!! I remember waiting and waiting for each layer to jell up.

  • 650
    Bev S says:

    I think my favorite is strawberry shortcake with homemade biscuits split in half and covered with fresh strawberries. A little cream drizzled over the top, and it was wonderful!

  • 651
    Jenn says:

    Popcorn! When I was a little, my extended family would get together on Sunday nights at my grandparents house and my grandma would make popcorn from an air popper. We would have the best time eating popcorn, dancing, and laughing. Whenever I smell, popcorn, I think of those fun days 🙂

  • 652
    Susie Moore says:

    I can remember picking raspberries in our back yard….and eating SO many while we picked. It was great fun!

  • 653
    Simone says:

    My favorite food memory involves my grandma’s stuffed artichokes. Whenever she made them there had to be enough for us each to have one…if there was one left we would fight over it! At teh age of about 4 my sister and I had our picture taken eating them and printed in the Staten Island Advance (newspaper) in the kids section. I miss you grandma!!

  • 654

    Going strawberry picking and eating berries all the way home.

  • 655
    Julie Sokolowski says:

    We went to an ice cream social at my elementary school. I was probably 6 or 7. Cherry pie was my ALL time favorite, we went through the line and I thought I was getting cherry but accidentally got blueberry. I was so sad and without batting an eye, my Grandma, who’s favorite was also cherry, switched with me so I could have the cherry pie. Just typing this brings tears to my eyes, the woman was totally selfless.

  • 656
    Brooke says:

    Having a picnic in the backyard when I was 6 years old. The smell of fresh cut grass, the lemon tree, eating yummy sandwiches, drinking juice and finishing it off with Monster Munch snacks!! And of course I was in my favourite outfit that would horrify any fashionista today!!!

  • 657
    kellie says:

    Homemade ice cream at my Grandma & Grandad’s on the 4th of July – what a great day that always was!

  • 658
    sandy says:

    When on vacation as a little girl, we’d go crabbing at the beach and then boil the crabs and pick the meat out to eat. My grandmother loved to do that, and it’s a fond memory I have of that time together.

  • 659
    Jan says:

    My favorite food memory is that of me when
    I was a child walking through my grandmothers blue berry patch and gathering up hundreds of blue berries because I knew
    what was coming next. A home baked Blue
    Berry Pie that my Grandmother had just baked. yumo

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    Marisa G says:

    My favorite food memory is eating “turquoise surprise” sundaes in Colorado on vacation with my family. They had mint chocolate chip ice cream, and were covered with fudge! Yummy…

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    Maya says:

    I always remember the smell and the taste of the first cucumber of the season.

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    Judy Bost says:

    Mom’s cornbread dressing–no matter how hard I try, it just never compares–think maybe she left out a key ingredient on purpose(lol)!

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    Carrie Finn says:

    My grandfather, making blueberry pancakes, at the cabin “Up North” and throwing the last bits to the birds.

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    Carmen says:

    My favorite memory (or at least from a picture) is when I was about 2 and I had spaghetti all over my face… my mom likes to haul that one out!!

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    Mary Ann says:

    I love hot dogs and there’s nothing better than eating a Nathan’s hot dog at Coney Island. Went there lots of times as a kid.

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    Kristina says:

    My favorite memory is picking the rasberries out of my grandma’s garden. She would put a long sleeve shirt on us and tie an ice-cream bucket around our waist and full well that half the rasberries would be eaten before we were done. She instilled in me a love for gardening. :0)

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    cindycherry says:

    I always remember my mom’s gingerbread with whipped cream on top. One of my favorite memories from childhood!

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    datgh says:

    As a kid whenever myself or my siblings were sick, my Mom would always make a pound cake. It never failed to make us feel better. To this day if I’m sick, feeling sorry for myself and have a little energy I will make myself one.

    Ann

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    Sheryl says:

    I really loved my mom’s Macaroni Salad! It wasn’t anything fancy, but it was just plain good. Well, one day when I was in high school, I had been craving that salad as I was sitting in class. When I got home that day, to my delight there was a big bowl of it in the fridge! Mom said she just had an urge to make some that day!!! She was a great mom and a terrific cook and I still miss her 20 years later!

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    Teresa says:

    My favorite memory with food would be the apple I bought for my mom on her birthday. I loved apple back then and I knew that my mom would give it to me. I can still remember how delicious the apple was. This was one of the most memorable moment that I cherished till now.

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    Patti Bishop says:

    Sunday dinners with the family – good food – great conversation and excellent food of all kind!

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    Amy P. says:

    My favorite food memory was my Mom making our favorite birthday dinner. We had 5 children in my family, so it was really special to me. My favorite dish was lasagna of all things! My Mom must have been happy with that one 🙂

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    KeeKee says:

    My favorite memory associated with food is when my grandmother would bake sweet potato pies during the holidays. She used ingredients in her pies that were different than usual and you couldn’t mistake the aroma! Since she passed away in 2007, I decided to carry on the tradition of baking her pies as a way for me to carry her with me.

    Thanks for giving me the prompt to remember a special person and for the chance to win while doing it 🙂

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    Winnie says:

    My favorite food memory is when my husband met me he baked me cream puffs..I LOVED them. He made them for me thru the years and when ever I see them somewhere I remember his yummy treats and how much I love him even though he is passed, the memory of his treats always make me smile.

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    Carly says:

    My favorite memories involving food has to be breakfast at the lake. My mom makes these amazing crepes with strawberries and they are oh so yummy!!!

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    Julie Kohler says:

    My grandmother used to make these molasses cookies that looked so terrible (like piles of p00p really) we called them “the ugly cookies” They were soooo good though. I miss those cookies, and my grandmother.

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    Amanda says:

    wow, thats a good question. i’d have to say eating starbursts with my grandpa… he’d pretend to eat the wrapper unless i stopped him!

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    Nica says:

    One of my favorite memories is just sitting in the kitchen with my mom eating ice cream and chatting up a storm. 😀 Ahh… I love the weather here on the islands because that kind of thing can happen anytime of the year!

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    Linda Anderson (studbo) says:

    I always chuckle about my favorite diet — the seefood diet —- I see food and I eat it!!!!!!!!!

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    Jenn says:

    My grampa used to take me to the gas station to get a hershey’s bar when we visited. Whenever I feel down… I grab a Hershey bar.

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    Susan C. says:

    My mom’s cooking is the best! In the Korean culture, there is a specific soup that you’re supposed to eat on your birthday. Of course you can eat it on any other random day, but it’s tradition!

    I love all these stamp sets! The picnic baskets are super cute!

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    Jennine says:

    Wow favorite food… I would have to say one of my favorite memories attached to food would have to be when my husband cooks his amazing grilled pork tenderloin fajitas with peach or mango salsa (depending on the season). I’m a pretty picky eater and my husband is an amazing cook so he likes to make things that I enjoy and this is one that ALWAYS makes me smile!

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    Jen says:

    Pancakes for dinner the last Friday of each month will always be a favorite childhood memory, and it is now a “tradition” with my family, too! Thank you for the opportunity to win the June release package. ~ Jen

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