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Zucchini and Ground Turkey Boats

this is a really easy and healthy dinner option! it’s great for lunch the next day too.


  • 4 Zucchini
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds of Ground Turkey
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Marinara Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

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Ridiculously Easy Chicken

This is a super simple recipe for roasted chicken. It’s even better than doing it in the slow cooker since the skin crisps up a little nicer!


  • Chicken leg quarters (I guess you can use any cut of chicken, but I recently discovered quarters and it’s changed my life)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Paprika (seriously, this is the 2014 spice of the year/mvp for me)

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The Most Hipster Strawberry Shortcake Dessert You’ll Ever Eat

this is super simple to make — it consists of 4 ingredients:

  • angel food cake (pre-made and cubed)
  • cool hwip (spelled correctly)
  • sliced strawberries (mixed with strawberry¬†glaze)

grab a mason jar and layer your ingredients in each one: cake, cool hwip, strawberry/glaze mix, cake, cool hwip, strawberry/glaze mix, etc.

looks can be deceiving — the cake and cool whip are practically air so go ahead and stuff the jars — your guests will be very thankful later

Sotanghon Bola-Bola

it’s been warm out… but that doesn’t stop a hernandez from making hot soup! this is one of my favorite dishes that my pops makes. i always use to think it was super tough to make, but it’s really simple. This amount ended up lasting several days (of lunches)


  • 7-8 cups beef stock*
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 head of garlic – minced
  • 1/2 medium onion – sliced
  • 10-15 meatballs*
  • 1 tbsp patis (fish sauce)*
  • 4-5 dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake)
  • 200 gm sotanghon (bean thread) noodles
  • 1 head napa cabbage – roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions – chopped

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Grilling Tri Tip

Grilling a tri tip can be intimidating. It’s varies in thickness so it can be undercooked easily. YOU NEED TO INVEST IN A MEAT THERMOMETER! Seriously, one of the best cooking investments ever.

I found this video and pretty much followed his steps and each time has been amazing.