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12 Foods That Always Taste Like Home

No matter how hard we try, we still can't cook as well as Mom and Dad. But that's probably because their secret ingredient is always love — especially in our KRAFT Mac & Cheese.

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7. Toad-in-the-Hole

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Pops always explains it like this: You're our little tadpole, so when you came along in our life, Mom and I cut out a place for you in the life we share, then raised you under intense heat. And fed you to a giant.

9. Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Fundamentally, this is just three ingredients that are sort of OK on their own. But whenever we slap the three together, it always tastes like childhood, rainbows, and happiness.

10. Grilled Cheese


Pops grills these things up whenever our stomach rumbling has outpaced our abilities to quickly whip up a meal. And it's back to the drawing board if the cheese isn't gooey enough.

11. Chicken Noodle Soup

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Mom's universal response to whatever might ail you. Wintertime blues? Chicken noodle soup. Intense cold? Chicken noodle soup. Broken heart? Chicken noodle soup. Empty cup? Chicken noodle soup.

12. Fish Sticks

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That almost unnatural crunch. A hint of the sea. The inability to resist making a dinner fort. It's a delicious family tradition you wouldn't dare share with anyone outside your family.