This post was written by my foodie sister Robin, who is now sharing all of her favorite recipes and kitchen tips regularly on the new “Make It and Love It – in the KITCHEN” portion of this blog. Try a few of her recipes…your belly will thank you! -Ashley
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Hi guys, it’s Robin!
Sometimes foods have an emotional association. Whether they bring back memories of your boisterous family around the table for Sunday pot roast, to the casual Friday night pizza. Whether we like it or not, it brings emotion. It might be because there are more than one sense being used and stimulated when we eat and create memories. The smells, the textures, the taste, how it looks, and sometimes how it sounds. It’s so interesting when the memories start flooding in!
Today’s recipe is one I have associated with a family member — my grandfather. This one was his favorite. My mother told me this was his all-time favorite dessert and he LOVED it when my grandma would make it. It also makes me remember that he always had a garage full of soda. He was a a soda salesman at one time, so he always had it stocked up in the garage and would let us sneak out to the garage and drink all we wanted. Oh, and his tomato plants. I can’t tell you how many ripe tomatoes we’d eat off the vine! He has since passed away (about 18 years ago), but when I make today’s recipe and taste of its tangy goodness, it also reminds me of those visits we had with him.