What Foods Did You Hate As A Child But Love To Eat Now?

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What Foods Did You Hate As A Child But Love To Eat Now?



Tomorrow is the biggest eating day of the year, and if you are fortunate and blessed enough to have a warm meal on Thanksgiving, please stop and give thanks to whom it is that you serve and honor for those blessings. 


I don’t know about you, but I still remember the large Thanksgiving meals that we had growing up in New Rochelle, NY.  We lived in a housing project and my aunt lived in the apartment on the same 5th floor so we could run back and forth between kitchens to eat in excess, which most of us did.  




I loved it all….the turkey…the stuffing…the gravy…the ham..the sweet potatoes…the potato salad and of course the collard greens.  However, there was always that one food that I hated and would wrap it in a napkin and throw it out the window when it was added to my plate…SQUASH!


I don’t know what it was about squash that I hated as a kid, but now as an adult – I love it!  I especially love Spaghetti Squash, and here’s the link to a previous recipe which is a very healthy dish.


Yellow Squash



I can’t recall why or even if anyone else had a problem with eating it, but all I know is that I hated yellow squash on my plate – perhaps it was because my grandmother would boil it until it was slimy and I hated the texture.  


My cousins never had a problem with the sliminess, as a matter of fact, my cousin Belinda, God Rest Her Soul would slop up some chitterlings in a heartbeat, something else I would never have eaten then and definitely would not be eating now!!!!!!!!




So when you sit down tomorrow at a table full of family food traditions think back to the foods that you never ate as a child but love to eat today, then leave a comment below and share this post with a family member or friend for them to chime in.





Banana Pudding – My Sister’s Favorite Sweet Treat

My sister’s favorite sweet treat was Banana Pudding.  I remember every Christmas or other special occasions including my Bridal Shower she would be in the kitchen making this sweet and tasty treat.

Using a dozen bananas, 2 boxes of vanilla pudding, milk, and Cool Whip she would prepare her’s and my favorite dessert.

I always looked forward to her making Banana Pudding every holiday and never attempted to make it myself until this year.  You see, my sister was killed in a car accident in 1992 and for the last 24 years, not a day goes by that I don’t think of her with the holidays being the hardest.

However, this year, I felt the need to try and make my sister’s favorite sweet tweet for my own sons and thankfully it tasted just as good as I remembered.  The banana pudding was sweet but the memories of my sis were sweeter.

When it comes to the holidays, most families have a traditional pie, cake or another sweet treat that they like to serve and now my sister’s Banana Pudding Sweet Treat Dessert is going to be mine again.


  • 10 bananas
  • 1 Box Nilla Wafers
  • 2 Boxes Vanilla Pudding
  • 2 Cups of Cold Milk
  • 1 Container of Cool Whip
  • 1 Teaspoon Banana Extract


  • Pour pudding into a medium bowl then add milk stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Fold in Whipped topping using a whisk then add banana extract.
  • Slice bananas
  • Begin layering a bowl or glass cake pan with Nilla Wafers, followed by slices of banana and top with pudding mixture.
  • Continue layering ending with Nilla Wafers
  • Chill uncovered in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving

Let’s Chat: what is your favorite holiday dessert?

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