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Let's be honest: No matter your age, you're never above a gooey grilled-cheese sandwich or piping-hot bowl of mac and cheese. Here are 11 grown-up versions of your favorite childhood classics, so you can eat like a kid without compromising the air of adulthood. 

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

The only thing better than boxed mac and cheeseThese pillows of pasta coated in cheesy, gooey goodness. Trust us.

Crispy Green Beans

You're an adult, so you can't eat French fries all the time. But you can indulge in these crispy, cheesy baked green bean "fries" for the same satisfying crunch. 

Homemade English Muffins

You used to eat English muffins while you waited for the bus to middle school. Now you can bake these buttery, doughy breakfast treats at home. 

Roasted Mushroom Melts

These sandwiches come with all the same delicious, comforting flavors of old fashioned grilled cheese. But at least you're eating your veggies.

Skillet Pizza

If frozen pizza was a treat you enjoyed as a child, this homemade pizza, baked to perfection in a cast-iron skillet, might rock your world. 

Marscapone Pudding

Remember those pudding cups that jazzed up your lunch box? This homemade mascarpone-cheese pudding is the real deal.

Swanky BLT

We bring you the BLT 2.0: Pancetta, escarole and balsamic-roasted tomatoes layered between sourdough bread.

Frosty Mocha Milkshakes

Even though you're a lady with table manners, this chocolate mocha shake is OK to slurp. 

Tater Tot Nachos

Substitute Tater Tots for tortilla chips, douse them in cheese and sour cream, and you will never see nachos the same way again.

Breakfast Pastries

Flaky dough filled with jam and drenched in sweet icing--these adorable breakfast pastries are definitely not your average Pop-Tarts.

Fancy Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are good. Baked potatoes dressed in creamy mushroom sauce, spicy brussels sprouts or balsamic caramelized onions are better. 

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