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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

Nonprofit United We Dream Is Crowdsourcing Immigrant Recipes For A Fundraising Cookbook

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Nonprofit United We Dream Is Crowdsourcing Immigrant Recipes For A Fundraising Cookbook

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During the COVID-19 lockdowns, people have spent a lot of time in their kitchens cooking food to bring them comfort. One unique thing about the self-isolation is that people are having to figure out how to make things stretch or substitute some of your usual ingredients. United We Dream wants to make sure they can do something good with all of the recipes we have created.

United We Dream wants to use your recipes to create some good.

According to an Instagram post, United We Dream is putting together an undocumented cookbook. In the spirit of sharing recipes and cultural moments, United We Dream is asking for people to submit their recipes.

“At United We Dream we believe in the power of art and culture to change hearts and minds and June is the perfect time to tap into our cultural creativity,” reads the United We Dream website. “On Immigrant Heritage Month, we want to celebrate our community through a joyous art form that every household does: cooking!”

The money is going to be used to help the undocumented and immigrant communities.

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According to Remezcla, 100 percent of profits from the book will go to the organization’s National UndocuFunds. United We Dream launched the National UndocuFund to deliver financial assistance to undocumented people struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is likely that the fund will need to do some extra lifting to help communities recovering from recent looting and rioting that has rocked the U.S. in recent days.

“We know that nothing brings people together quite like food,” reads the United We Dream website. “The dishes that immigrants create, no matter how simple or complex, allow people to experience cultures other than one’s own and all the joys and pleasures that come with it.”

The cookbook is already getting people excited.

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There is something to be said about people getting creative in the kitchen during this pandemic. Outings are limited because we are all staying home to slow the spread. There are also people who are still not at work. That is why we have had to get creative to make our food last.

“Today, times are tough because of COVID-19, but many working-class and poor households are embracing their creativity to create meals that both sustain their households and bring a moment of peace and comfort,” reads the United We Dream website. “We want to create a cookbook that reflects our diverse community and inspires memories of joy, comfort and togetherness!”

United We Dream understands the power of food.

Food is a unifier. Everyone eats and food is one way to connect with your culture. It is also a wonderful way to share your culture with other people. Sharing your food and culture with people is a special way to let your friends into your life.

The organization is still taking recipe suggestions. If you want a chance to give more people a look into who you are and your culture through food, click here to share a recipe.

READ: Colorado Organization Raises Money To Offer Relief Checks To Undocumented People In The State

Get Ready To Loosen Your Belt– KFC Is Launching A New Chicken Sandwich

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Get Ready To Loosen Your Belt– KFC Is Launching A New Chicken Sandwich

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We’ll just come out and say it. Chick-fil-A just isn’t worth it.

Known for sparking a fried chicken sandwich craze and Sunday closures, Chick-fil-A should be better known for its long history of contributions to charities with anti-LGBTQ stances. It also has ties to a 2019 decision by a Ugandan government minister to announce his intention to make homosexuality punishable by death in the country. The National Christian Foundation has ties to the promotion of the bill to make homosexuality punishable by death. The foundation has funded projects that opposed LGBT rights in Uganda. The WinShape Foundation, which has ties to Chick-fil-A, has funded the National Christian Foundation.

Now some chicken sandwiches are worth the regret, but when a wimpy bun with teeny tiny pickles comes with a side of homophobic murders… we’ll take a hard pass.

All of this is to say that when it comes to eating good fried chicken sandwiches there are other and better options. And it turns out we’re coming into a bit more luck because KFC is launching a new one!

Kentuck Fried Chicken’s New Sandwich

It turns out “KFC Chicken Sandwich,” KFC is testing an extra crispy chicken that might just cause another series of riots like Popeyes did a year ago. Set on a buttered brioche bun, topped with pickles and spicy mayonnaise. This one is definitely one to try when it comes out.

Price: $3.99

Popeyes

Popeyes sparked riots of all kinds when it launched its now-beloved fried chicken sandwich made with brioche bun, a substantial cut of buttermilk battered chicken, pickles, and mayonnaise. Many have argued that its the best chicken sandwich in the fast-food realm for quite some time and we have to agree it’s pretty flawless.

Price: $3.99

Wendy’s

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Toasted bun, chicken breast, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise you got it! The chain with a head of red hair and pigtails laid down the gauntlet a while back when it claimed on Twitter that it has the best fried chicken sandwich and that its competitors were simply “fighting for second best.” And truth be told, it’s not bad.
Price: $5.79

Burger King

Made with a potato bun, white meat chicken filet, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise, Burger King lends a Crispy Chicken Sandwich that lives up to its claims of royalty.

Price: $5.99

Jack in the Box

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Greasy, fried, and delicious chicken sandwich is a value-menu item that comes at a pretty cheap price.

Price: $1.89

Arby’s

Arby’s offers up a solid sandwich in the name of the chicken sandwich wars with a star cut bun, buttermilk breaded chicken, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and mayonnaise.

Price: $4.99