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From Jamón Rolls To Pizza Quesadillas All The Latino Snacks We “Invented” While Our Parents Were Away

If you were a kid (we’re banking on the fact that you were) you know that one of your proudest moments was “inventing” a new snack you were pretty sure no one had ever tried before. Whether it was mayonnaise nachos, PB&J tacos, or pizza burritos con ketchup, you tried it all. Recently a TikTok user by the name of @belspies shared her own childhood creation when she showed her “Three M&Ms Ball” recipe on TikTok.

Tons of people on TikTok responded with their own special recipes on TikTok but we wanted to hear from you. So we asked you guys what treats you invented as kids.

And boy did you guys deliver!

Classic PBJ with a Twist

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peanut butter burritos so yummy.” –aarahxo@soniaromero03 

Because our parents worked hard as hell.

“Man for real. This made me realize all the stuff we had to come up with because we were hungry, while my son over here can’t repeat the same thing for dinner as he had for lunch. Then again he has the privilege of his mother being home while mine worked, but still.” –avelar227

Tortilla snacks were where it was really at.

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“I used to cut up tortillas in little triangles and sprinkle salt and lemon on them to snack on after school.” – salviscientist

Chocolate chips were where it was at.

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I would add chocolate chips to my cheesy nachos.”- mapauhan

Turns out we were all using ketchup for odd purposes.

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“Pizza” = slice of bread, bologna, cheese ketchup & mayo, place in toaster oven until cheese melts.”- berenice02

“Ritz w/ ketchup, cream cheese tortilla rolls, fry a tortilla then add sugar and cinnamon to make my own buñelos, and Pillsberry dough biscuit to make doughnuts. My kid will never know the real struggle.” – pattybear59

“omg sliced cheese with ketchup 😅😅 I was 5 and I thought I made a masterpiece.” – musical_mary21

Jelly tortillas.

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“Jelly on flour tortillas.” – becky_anible_

The ultimate cereal crunch.

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“Cornflakes and porridge oats (con canela) but it had to be the perfect combo of sweet, hot and cruchy.” – olmos_shnn

Hot dogs fit for the best taqueria.

PB&J on flour tortillas AND hot dogs in corn tortillas. We didn’t really ever have bread around.” – wealthparatodos

Hotdog sandwiches lol, basically sliced grilled weenies with bread, ketchup and mustard.” – eunice_castro

“Grilled Hot dogs rolled in a corn tortilla. Flour tortilla with Peanut Butter & Pancake syrup. Hella good!” – mssassycrabcake

Yes to all of the fresasss.

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PB and fresas on pan bimbo…or elote con sopa de arroz and crema.” – dulcesonrisa_85

“Confleis con platano, fried bologna sandwiches, maruchan con chile y limón.” – liz_laprieta

The ultimate messy toast.

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“Toast with butter and maple syrup – ghetto gourmet.” – mmjohar

“I used to grab a potato chip and topped with pelon pelo rico.. my mom would yield at me that I had lombrises en la pansa.. it was so good.” – yandy_loz

Tortillas with mayonnaise.

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“Warm rolled tortilla with a little salt or flour tortilla with mayonnaise.” – ivet_dub

“Apples soaked in pickle juice with chamoy Lucas.” –dreathunder

“Peanut butter jelly and Doritos (or lays) sandwich.” –allyss_abyss_

“Mix all the Lucas powders for the ultimate Lucas.” – genni_reyes

And people were going crazy with tacos.

“Cheetos and mustard.” – lesliehendersonoajaca

“Warm Tortilla and salted sour cream.” – victoria0r0

“Pickles and nacho cheese!” –lovely_did

“Soda crackers with mayo or ritz crackers with American cheese.” – simpleasamy

But above all, we can’t help but think this spicey rice sandwich was da bomb.

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“Arroz sándwich.” – bellmaryk

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

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Social media is where people can show off just about anything they create. This includes art in any and all media, like pancake art. Claudia, the creator behind Nappan Pancake art, is the latest artist watching their art reach the masses.

Claudia, the artist behind Nappan Pancake art, got her start because of the pandemic.

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casi ✨1 año✨haciendo #pancakeart 🥞 #parati #foryou #viral #trend #glowup #art #foryoupage

♬ Inox la bggg – ᗰᗩᖇIE ᗰOI ᑎᗩᖇᑌTO

The artist first started to play around with pancake art last spring break when the pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Claudia wanted to get more creative with her kids’ breakfasts since they were now always at home.

“I started experimenting with making Pancake art,” Claudia recalls to mitú. “At first I only used the color of the natural dough and a little cocoa. At first, I just used the ketchup dispensers and little by little I learned.”

Claudia uses her pancake art to honor some truly iconic people.

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Responder a @detodoun_poco233 Cepillín ✨🥞✨ en nuestros ♥️ #parati #fy #HijosAdopTiktoks #adoptiktoks #viral #foryou @cepillintv #pancakeart ncakeart

♬ La Feria de Cepillin – Cepillín

Cepillín recently died and the loss was felt throughout the community. He made our lives joyous and fun with his music, especially his birthday song. Some of the creations are done for fans who request to see their faves turned into delicious pancake art.

The artist loves creating the edible works of art.

The journey of becoming a pancake artist has been a fun adventure for Claudia and her children. The more she has practiced, the more she has been able to do.

“Sometimes I scream with excitement and I go to all the members of my house to see it,” Claudia says about her successes. “Other times it’s just a feeling like “disappointment could be better” other times it just breaks or burns and then I just cry but it usually feels very satisfying.”

You can check out all of her creations on TikTok.

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Responder a @reyna100804santoyo siii🥞✨ díganle que me adopte 🥺 @ederbez #adoptiktoks #hijosadoptiktoks #parati #foryou #viral #fy #art #pancakeart

♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

With 350,000 followers and growing, it won’t be long until more people start to fully enjoy Claudia’s art. Her children can’t get enough of it and she is so excited to share it with the rest of the world.

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

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Texas’s current power crisis from a devastating storm has disrupted power generation and frozen natural gas pipelines. The is historic storm has driven electric demand higher than the state has ever seen, but it’s not just electric energy being overextended as a result. It’s physical and mental human energy as well.

Recently, an image of two exhausted Domino’s Pizza workers went viral for showing the extreme exhaustion workers are experiencing.

In a post shared to News4sanantonio.com’s Chime In page a user by the name of July DeLuna explained “This Dominos in San Antonio. Working during this crisis. They had a weekend worth of food and it was gone within 4 hours. This team helped those that needed help. These are the essential workers that need recognition. They were the only pizza place open. Every pizza place was closed but dominos stayed open to help those in need.”

Little else is known about the exhausted workers in the viral image but it did rack up over 8K comments within hours of being posted.

“Dominoes better pay them for the shifts they’ll miss while they don’t have any ingredients. With this practical free advertising it’s the least they could do. Otherwise these kind people worked themselves out of already bad hourly pay,” one user commented.

“,As someone who works in the food service industry, the thought of selling out of all product in only four hours and how much work goes in to preparing that much food is unfathomable levels of nightmare fuel,” another noted.

In another response to the image, a Reddit user wrote “I cannot express to you how upsetting it is to be the only food source open during hard times, to still be open and show up to do your job with higher than normal levels of orders, and still get yelled at by management for not having orders out within a window of time.”

Images of overworked and stressed is nothing new of course.

Fast-food workers are often burdened by their field’s daily challenges. In 2020, food industry workers are being forced to endure customer abuse at even higher rates. Last year a TikTok video of a Subway restaurant falling asleep while in the middle of making a sandwich went viral.

“This is actually really sad. I can’t imagine how underslept she is. Not to mention the wage people get paid at Subway… She deserves better,” one TikTok user by the name of Monique Emilia commented at the time. The skincare influencer Hyram also commented writing “Poor thing… Can’t imagine how underslept she is, we’re too hard on service workers.”

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