Your Favorite Childhood Foods With A Twist

Remember when mom used to make you these foods? The classics are wonderful, but here are some ways to kick it up a notch. You’ve got to try them to believe it! Like Pepsi NEXT, you’ve got to taste it to believe it.

1. Mac & Cheese

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Don’t just eat it out of the box. Try making it with fancy cheeses.

Here is a recipe for goat cheese and pesto! Yum.

2. Peanut Butter & Jelly

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Change up the presentation, and you have “Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi Rolls.”

3. Personal Pizza

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Normal pizza? Boring. How about pizza on top of grilled zucchini? Fun!

4. Fried Eggs & Toast

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Why not combine the two with an “Egg In A Nest?”

5. Hot Dogs

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It’s all about the toppings! Add fancy relish like mango chutney and red onion, and you’ve got something all new.

6. Ramen

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This is not your average ramen. This is ramen you aren’t ashamed to eat!

7. Grilled Cheese

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A simple grilled cheese sandwich is fine, but wouldn’t one with jalapenos be more exciting?

8. Tacos

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Making tacos exciting is as easy as adding the right seasonings to your meat or spicing the shell.

9. Pasta Made With Fun Shapes

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Pasta’s not boring when you add ingredients like spicy sausage, garlic, baby spinach, and Parmesan cheese.

10. Chicken Fingers

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Coconut gives this classic finger food a great twist.

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