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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.

Pork Chops, the Cast Iron Skillet Way

I’m still new to the whole cast iron skillet thing. I like how versatile it is. This isn’t much of a recipe more than a procedure.


  • 2-4 Pork Chops, bone or no bone, roughly 1-inch thick
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

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Fried Rice

i love making fried rice for the week… it’s super easy and cheap


  • 5 cups cooked white rice
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 package bacon, chopped into squares
  • 1 bag frozen vegetables
  • 4 eggs
  • reduced sodium soy sauce
  • salt & pepper

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