I almost skipped writing today. I actually don't have any old or special favorites. The thing is, I never baked cookies with my grandmother, and I don't recall any foods being front and center as special foods. The only ethnic foods I remember are matzo crackers (yuk) and Blinzies, which I honestly have no idea how to make. So if I had to pick one "food" I suppose that would have to be a Pina Colada.
I guess I've simply taken on scented candles as my substitute. When I want to feel relaxed and special, I enjoy the smell of a Pina Colada with an Ocean breeze, It's much cheaper than flying off to Mexico every weekend, fewer calories, and no sunburn. Win-win