If there's one thing I like to credit my father for passing down to me, it's my palette for food.

I wasn't always a foodie with a love for all things culinary, there was once when I would only eat chicken nuggets and cucumbers. Fussy was my middle name and you couldn't pay me a tripled allowance to try new things. If it tasted, smelled, or even looked weird, I was utterly turned off by it.

One of the things was my father's favorite snack: a banana and peanut butter sandwich on toast.

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The thought of fruit and peanut butter was disgusting (at the time), but I was nothing less than ignorant when it came to food. Fast-forward to today, and it's recently been a quick go-to meal of mine. The riper the banana, the sweeter the sandwich which pairs perfectly with the saltiness of the peanut butter.

Life is funny with age. There have been so many oddball foods that I would never even consider, yet the older I get, the more enticed I am by something I was once turned off by. Coleslaw, venison, corned beef and cabbage, and the latest- banana and peanut butter sandwiches.

Again, I have my dad to thank for this. He would tell me stories of how it was his favorite food growing up and still to this day will toast up a tasty snack whenever he got a hankering for something sweet and salty. My only regret is that I tried it sooner.

What favorite snacks, foods, or dishes have your parents passed down to you? Join in on the conversation and email me at Gazelle@Fun107.com and I'd be happy to chat with you.

Be right back, my stomach is growling after writing this and there's a bunch of ripe bananas calling my name from the kitchen. Bon Appétit!

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