10 Sophisticated Variations on Your Favorite Childhood Foods

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Have you ever wondered why certain foods taste better when you're a kid? As we age, our tastes become more refined, and the foods that appealed to us as children tend to lose their luster. Even popular foods like pizza and hot dogs are often better in memory than they are in adulthood. However, it's easy to rediscover the simple joys of your favorite childhood meals -- you may just have to tweak the recipes a bit to appeal to your older, more sophisticated palate.

In this article, we're going to show you how to create 10 sophisticated variations on your favorite childhood foods. Soon, you'll be devouring hot dogs and slurping up spaghetti like a child again, regardless of how much your tastes may have changed.

First, we'll learn how to make an adults-only version of a grilled cheese sandwich.