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Elderflower Berry Vodka Punch
I'm not sure what it's like where you live, but in New York City, the 4th of July is usually HOT. The sun shines brightly and summer heat hugs you all heavy and damp. Personally, I love it. I'll take thick, hot summer over icy winter any day of the year. Bu...
Try this sparkling elderflower and fresh berry vodka punch for the 4th of July.
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How to Make a Layered 4th of July Cocktail
We're just a few days away from the 4th of July, so I thought I'd teach you an important cocktail trick that you can use to impress your guests at your fourth of July parties: how to make a layered cocktail ! One of the most fun things about Independence Da...
How to make an easy layered red, white & blue cocktail for the 4th of July or Memorial Day.
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Strawberry Lemon Vodka Punch
June marks the start of the real summer season. A time for coming
together with friends and family to celebrate occasions and—more
importantly!—each other. June is also Pride month, the weeks set aside
each year for honoring and supporting the LGBT commu...
A perfect party punch recipe made with fresh strawberries, whole lemons, and vodka.
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Saffron Aioli
I made this homemade saffron aioli for the first time last month while helping out a chef friend with prep for a dinner he was cooking. "Do you know how to make aioli?" he asked. "Can you do one with saffron?" "I do!" I said, and gathered the ingredients--a...
Recipe for saffron aioli from-scratch. Perfect for serving with french fries or roasted vegetables.
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Potato Chip Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo
Breakfast in Spain tends to be a simple affair of coffee with maybe some toast and a slice of ham or a pastry. It's a small, low-key kind of thing that can be a bit frustrating for the American tourist used to starting his day with a hearty feast of eggs or...
Spanish-inspired recipe for scrambled eggs with potato chips and chorizo.
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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Granita
I used to eat fruity ice pops for breakfast. At the time, I was living in the former swamp known as Washington, DC, where the summers are thickly humid and impossibly hot. My office was about an 8-minute walk from my apartment, which doesn't sound too bad, ...
Make strawberry granita in an instant with this fun shortcut recipe that uses storebought strawberry ice pops and mini chocolate chips.
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Penne with Zucchini and Yogurt Cream Sauce
After a long weekend away, we came back home to an empty fridge and (on my part) not much motivation to cook. Summer weekends tend to do that--a couple days of waking up with the sun on the beach and going from one restaurant or cafe to another zaps me of a...
Try this easy yogurt cream sauce recipe on your favorite pasta.
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Rainbow Veggie Dippers
I'm obsessed with summer colors. There are few things more inspiring to me than the rainbow of fruits and vegetables that fill the market shelves and produce stands this time of year. If a vegetable is sold in a color that it's not typically sold in (read: ...
A colorful vegetable and dip appetizer idea for parties.
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Chipotle Strawberry Cobbler
When summer rolls around, I basically just lose all control when it comes to grocery shopping. Lately it's the strawberries that are seducing me, and I've been buying pound and pounds of them, filling up the fridge and using them in all things sweet and sav...
A sweet strawberry cobbler dessert with hints of spicy chipotle.
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Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Pico de Gallo
The first few days of summer weather were the inspiration behind these spicy Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Pico de Gallo .  Quick and easy shrimp tacos are go-to meal on those glorious long days when all you want to do is lounge around or be outside as much ...
Try out this quick and easy recipe for spicy shrimp tacos with fresh watermelon salsa.
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Pop Bark! (Corn Nut & Popping Sugar Chocolate Bark)
Have you ever tried quicos? They're toasted and popped dried corn kernels that are served salted as a bar or party snack. Commercially, they're sold as "Corn Nuts," though the good ones are the kind you can buy at gourmet markets or in the cheese section at...
Salty sweet chocolate bark recipe with toasted corn (quicos) and popping sugar.
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Flourless Fennel Almond Cake
I've been hanging onto this Flourless Fennel Almond Cake recipe for a couple months. I first was inspired to make it a couple months ago, when all my best college friends and I gathered in Cincinnati for our friend's wedding. We all live scattered around th...
A gluten-free flourless cake made with fresh fennel and almond flour. Light sweet with just a hint of anise flavor.
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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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