We all have certain foods from our childhood that are incredibly meaningful, whether it be a frequently-repeated recipe your mom used to make or just a one-time meal at a restaurant. Foods hold meaning to us; they can spark a specific memory or just a general feeling of nostalgia. As a child -- at a time when we cannot produce our own sustenance -- our meals are an incredibly important way in which we connect to our caregivers. Whether we realize it or not, it is one manner where we are quite directly nurtured by them.
Sometimes just the wafting smell of a brisket can bring us back in years, to a fall Sunday evening where you and your family gathered around the table to break bread together. With this in mind, our editors have put together a collection of their favorite childhood family recipes. These recipes are all great weeknight meals -- comforting for the Autumn weather and nutritious enough to serve to your own family (however big or small it might be).
Do you have a favorite childhood recipe? Tell us about it in the comments below.