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Alejandra Ramos
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Baked Spicy Chili Cinnamon Veggie Chips
Healthy snacking. It's what everyone is all about these first few enthusiastic weeks of the year, and I'm happy to jump on board. Today I have a super fun recipe for Baked Spicy Chili Cinnamon Veggie Chips that works as both an easy snack and a cool party r...
Turn healthy root vegetables into crunchy chips with this easy Baked Spicy Chili Cinnamon Veggie Chips recipe.
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3-Ingredient Appetizer & Brunch Recipes (TODAY Show)
I closed out an amazing year with a fun segment on TODAY Show where I showed Carson Daly how to make six different 3-ingredient recipes--3 easy party appetizers and 3 easy brunch recipes. Though the segment was New Year's-focused, these quick and easy dishe...
TODAY Show food and lifestyle expert Alejandra Ramos shows Carson Daly six easy 3-ingredient recipes for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
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Strawberry Shortcake Brie (Straw-Brie Shortcake!)
This babe of a party appetizer recipe has been sitting in my queue for months. Um...a lot of months. (At least six, I think.) I call it Strawberry Shortcake Brie (Straw-Brie Shortcake, for fun!), and it's a play on a classic strawberry shortcake dessert, sw...
Fresh strawberries and brie combine for an easy and gorgeous cheese appetizer that's perfect for parties all year.
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$20 Dinner for 4 (TODAY Show)
I was back on TODAY Show yesterday, competing in a friendly food challenge against Food & Wine Magazine's Justin Chapple. We were both challenge to create a meal for a family of 4 that cost less than $20 using ingredients from a set shopping list. Watch the...
Food and Lifestyle expert Alejandra Ramos shares a recipe for vegetarian tacos on the TODAY Show.
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Spiced Apple Quinoa Salad with Pecans
Quinoa salads are one of my favorite things to serve when entertaining large groups for a number of reasons. The Spiced Apple Quinoa Salad with Pecans can be prepared up to two days in advance which saves a lot of time on the day of the party (and it even t...
This easy spiced quinoa salad with apples and pecans is a perfect side dish for all your Fall and Winter entertaining.
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How to Throw the Ultimate All-Dessert Party
The name of my blog should be a pretty big clue that I never need special excuses or reasons to bring a little sweetness into my life. But upon learning that October is also known as National Dessert Month, I decided an All-Dessert Party for grown-ups defin...
Tips and ideas for hosting your own grown-ups dessert party. Plus a recipe for moscato bundt cake!
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Ritz Cracker Snack Ideas (TODAY Show)
I turned Ritz Crackers into three super easy and fun party appetizer recipes in this TODAY Show segment with Tamron, Dylan, and celebrity guest co-host Harry Connick Jr! (He's so much fun, you guys! And gorgeous.) Click below to watch the video:
TODAY Show Food and lifestyle expert Alejandra Ramos shares recipes for delicious treats using Ritz crackers, including a cracker sandwich with peanut butter frosting and pretzels, as well as a chocolaty, nutty brittle candy.
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5 Things I Learned From Making My Bed (Almost!) Every Morning Last Year
This past year, I set (and kept!) a resolution for the very first time in my life. At some point near the end of 2015, I decided that I wanted to start making my bed . Doesn't really seem like a big deal, but as someone who works from home, my bed was prett...
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DIY Cocoa Spicy Sugar Scrub Hostess Gift Basket + A Giveaway!
Thanks to Coca-Cola for sponsoring this holiday post. All ideas and opinions are my own! We know it shouldn't be this way, but for many of us, the holiday season can often be as crazy as it is joyful. From parties and travel to shopping, decorating, and eve...
Surprise your favorite hostess with this easy DIY Cocoa Spicy Sugar Scrub gift basket.
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Chewy Espresso Cookies
Thank you Domino® Sugar for sponsoring this holiday baking post.   Did you grow up baking Christmas cookies in your family? I know it's a tradition for many, but you might be surprised to learn that it's actually not the case for me. My mom is a great cook,...
These Chewy Espresso Cookies are easy to make and packed with tons of real coffee flavor. The perfect Christmas cookie to give as a gift or enjoy on Christmas day.
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Cranberry Sauce Crostini with Garlic & Herbed Goat Cheese
Here's a super simple idea to serve at your next holiday party: Cranberry Sauce Crostini with Garlic & Herbed Goat Cheese ! I love easy appetizers like this that come together quickly, look gorgeous, and taste amazing. These are great to make in advance and...
An easy holiday appetizer made with cranberry sauce, goat cheese, and garlic-rubbed toasts.
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5 Inspiring Reminders for Women Entrepreneurs #WomenInspired
I wanted to go, but wasn't sure I could make it happen. Fall is the busiest time of year for those of us who work in food, and it's been one of those months where the hours in the day are just never enough. I was in Vermont cooking 12 hours a day while simu...
I wanted to go, but wasn't sure I could make it happen. Fall is the busiest time of year for those of us who work in food, and it's been o...
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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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Food & Lifestyle Writer, Blogger, TV Lifestyle Expert
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  • Alejandra Ramos Culinary & Lifestyle
    Food & Lifestyle Writer, Blogger, TV Lifestyle Expert, 2011 - present
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    International Editions Editor, Cosmopolitan, 2007 - 2011
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