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Alejandra Ramos
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A Date Night Tapas Party
The last time my husband and I went out to dinner for Valentine's Day, we sat next to a 50-something man on a date with his 20-something mistress. It was AMAZING. We spent much of the meal listening to him say totally inappropriate things to her while casua...
Ideas and recipes for a cozy Tapas Party for 2. Perfect for a date night in!
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Guava Linzer Cookies
There's this cookie that I'm always craving. It's a giant heart-shaped Linzer cookie filled with raspberry jam and topped with big, sparkly sugar crystals. There are a lot of cookies that look like it, but the one that I want--the VERY SPECIFIC one that I w...
Try this classic Linzer cookie recipe filled with guava paste. Perfect for parties, celebrations, or Valentine's Day!
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Chorizo in Red Wine
The absolute first thing I will always order at any tapas restaurant is the chorizo. I love it in everything and served in every way, but my absolute favorite has to be the simply fried chorizo in red wine. Just a handful of ingredients, with tons of flavor...
Fried chorizo in red wine appetizer. Try this easy tapas recipe for your next party.
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10-Minute Broiled Herb Salmon
If getting dinner on the table as quickly as possible is your goal, this easy salmon recipe is probably going to become your new best friend. It's elegant enough to be the sort of thing you'd order out at a fancy restaurant, but is even easier to cook than ...
A few pantry ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need for this quick and easy broiled salmon recipe. Perfect for weeknight dinner!
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Pasta with Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)
Eugene and I recently spent a few days in southern Italy, eating our way around Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Though I lived and studied in Tuscany when I was in my early 20s, this was the first time I’d been back to the country in 10 years, and it made me s...
Try this easy pasta recipe of Spanish-style garlic shrimp with ziti. Perfect for quick weeknight dinners.
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Sticky Toffee Pudding
Ahh... sticky toffee pudding . The name was enough to make me a fan even before I tried it. I was in Edinburgh for my best friend's wedding the first time I ordered it. It was August and when we stepped out of the airport that first morning I realized that ...
Try this recipe for Sticky Toffee Pudding featuring a warm date cake topped with a hot toffee sauce. Made with molasses, brown sugar, and medjool dates.
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A Rustic Winter Baby Shower
Last month, I hosted a winter baby shower for one of my favorite people in the whole world--my best friend Mónica . Moe (as I've always called her) and I have been friends for about 15 years, meeting during my freshman year of college. She was the office ma...
This gender neutral rustic woodland winter baby shower is perfect whether you're expecting a boy, a girl, or are keeping it a surprise! Get party decoration and food ideas.
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Blistered Shishito Peppers
These salty flash-fried shishito peppers are one of my absolute favorite snacks. It's a great dish for sharing with a few friends at a party or over dinner. It only takes a couple minutes to prepare them, so they're especially great if you just want to thro...
It just takes 5 minutes to make this easy fried shishito pepper appetizer. Perfect for tapas parties and snacks!
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"Pig in a Blanket" Party Favors
This past weekend, I brought some of my friends and family together for a big family style dinner to celebrate my 33rd birthday. The menu? A lavish whole pig feast at DBGB, a restaurant here in NYC, that included appetizers, sides, a whole roast stuffed suc...
Learn how to make these cute and easy pig-themed party favors using pig key chains and fabric. Perfect for kids and adults.
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Book Giveaway: The Arrangement
I was offered a review copy of this book recently. It's called The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick, and it's an imagined account of the life of famed food writer MFK Fisher. As one of the first to write about the experience of eating (rather than restaurant c...
Enter to win a copy of The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick--a novel about the life of food writer MFK Fisher.
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Nicaraguan Macúa Cocktail
One of the first things I tried on my trip to Nicaragua this past Fall was a Macúa cocktail . Noted as the national drink of Nicaragua, the fruity tropical cocktail is named after the equally bright and lovely parrot, which is native to Central America (a M...
Try this popular Nicaraguan cocktail made with rum and guava juice.
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Homemade Winter Berry Granola
I love making homemade granola. It's one of those things that's so simple, but which just feels really satisfying for some reason. It feels like there is something super wholesome and substantive and old time-y about it, straight out of a Little House on th...
Winter Berry Granola. Brown sugar, spice, and dried berries come together to create this lovely winter granola recipe.
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Food & Lifestyle Writer, Blogger, TV Lifestyle Expert
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  • Alejandra Ramos Culinary & Lifestyle
    Food & Lifestyle Writer, Blogger, TV Lifestyle Expert, 2011 - present
  • Hearst Corporation
    International Editions Editor, Cosmopolitan, 2007 - 2011
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Food & Lifestyle writer; Blogger; TV Lifestyle Expert. Ditched the 9-5 & now I cook, teach & talk about food for a living. I blog at http://AlwaysOrderDessert.com.
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Alejandra Ramos is the creator of AlwaysOrderDessert.com, an internationally recognized home cooking and entertaining blog featuring original recipes, cooking tips, do-it-yourself crafting tutorials, and ideas for creative and inspired entertaining.

Alejandra's recipes and expert advice have appeared in O Magazine, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, ReadyMade, Saveur, BonAppetit.com, MarthaStewart.com, Oprah.com, The Times of London, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn, AOL Slashfood, YumSugar, and many more.  Always Order Dessert has been called one of the "Best of the Web" by Saveur magazine, and in 2009, the leading new media website Mashable.com named Alejandra one of the top "55 Foodies to Follow on Twitter."

While she considers herself primarily a home cook, Alejandra was professionally trained at Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy. Alejandra and her husband, Eugene, live in New York City.
 
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