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Puerto Rican Style Roast Chicken
I grew up with a Puerto Rican mom who firmly believed that all meat should be marinated before cooking. At least for a few hours, preferably overnight, and sometimes even longer. It produced dishes that were always richly flavorful with juicy, well-seasoned...
Try this easy Puerto Rican-style roast chicken recipe is bursting with Latin citrus flavors and plenty of herbs and spices. Prep it a day in advance then it takes just about an hour to cook.
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Spicy Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Mayo
The first time I tried fish tacos was on my honeymoon in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Vieques is a small, mostly virgin and unsettled island located about a 2-hour ferry ride (or 15-minute flight) away from the main island.  We spent two weeks of our honeymoon the...
This quick fish taco recipe can be made with your favorite white fish. The easy chili lime mayo sauce and crunchy red cabbage slaw are the perfect toppings! Perfect for dinners, parties, and weekend meals. Kids love this one!
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The Chorizo Negroni
Well, I finally figured out a way to drink chorizo! A few months ago I was checking out restaurant menus while making weekend plans, when I noticed a bacon-infused cocktail featured on one of them. It's not the first time I'd seen bacon cocktails, but it wa...
Try this Chorizo Negroni Cocktail recipe. A simple trick for making homemade chorizo-infused gin is the first step to these awesome easy smoky cocktails.
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Simple Summer Cake
Everyone needs a simple summer cake recipe in their baking repertoire. This lovely cake is mine. (And maybe it'll become yours, too?) I LOVE cakes like this. Fragrant, not too sweet, totally covered in gorgeous fruit. It's as pretty as it is delicious, but ...
This simple summer cake recipe will be your new go-to. Top it off with whatever fruit is ripe and you'll have the perfect easy summer dessert.
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Unpacking the groceries
The doorbell buzzed just after 7AM on Saturday morning. It was Fresh Direct with the groceries I'd ordered the night before. I always choose the 6-8AM delivery time slot because it forces me out of bed early. "I'll do more!" I think. I don't always follow t...
On summer produce, dirty fridges, and weekend mornings.
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Malbec Wine-Poached Cherries
Cherries and red wine makes sense together. Both red, lush, equal parts sexy and intoxicating. Together, they're magic and an easy dessert on its own or served atop slices of cake, scoops of ice cream, your morning yogurt, a stack of pancakes--really anythi...
Malbec-Poached Cherries made from fresh summer cherries simmered in red wine and spices are amazing for summer desserts and easy dinner parties.
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Guacamole Chickpea Salad with Cilantro-Avocado Dressing
Fair warning: If you're one of those people who thinks that cilantro tastes like soap, you're probably going to want to skip this one. But for this rest of you? Step right up! This whole thing came about because I wanted a way to eat guacamole by the spoonf...
Try this Guacamole Chickpea Salad with Cilantro-Avocado Dressing. It's a perfect vegetarian lunch dish or an easy side to pair with grilled chicken, fish or shrimp. Creamy, spicy, and perfect for the guacamole dip lovers!
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Hotels I've Loved: The Garland, Los Angeles
I was back in LA this month to speak at a conference and meet with a few clients. Since most of my work was downtown, I opted to rent an AirBnB in that neighborhood for most of the trip. But for the last day, I switched over to a cute hotel in North Hollywo...
Stay at this cute and affordable retro-style hotel resort near Universal Studios, Los Angeles. Perfect for families and dog-friendly, too!
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Spicy Chorizo Shakshuka
Ahh shakshuka! An amazing Middle Eastern breakfast dish that is as fun to say as it is delicious to eat. At its most basic, shakshuka is a dish of eggs baked in a savory tomato and pepper sauce spiced with paprika and cumin. But honestly, that's just the be...
Spicy Chorizo Shakshuka is an easy and crowd-pleasing dish of baked eggs in savory tomato sauce that's just as good for breakfast as it is for dinner.
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Grilled Peach Caprese with Pickled Onions
I felt like painting today. Not with paint, but with peaches. (And fresh mozzarella. And basil. And pretty pink pickled onions.) I love dishes like this that are simple, but gorgeous. Just a few perfect ingredients brought together on the plate. This is a p...
Try this recipe for Grilled Peach Caprese with Pickled Onions. Warm grilled peaches and tangy lime juice pickled onions are a perfect summery twist to this classic salad recipe.
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Salted Sweet Corn Ice Cream
A quick note: I originally shared this post and recipe for Salted Sweet Corn Ice Cream back in 2011 on Real Simple magazine's website, but after a redesign a few years ago, the article and recipe were deleted. With summer sweet corn season around the corner...
Try this Salted Sweet Corn Ice Cream recipe made with fresh summer sweet corn and thickened with corn starch. No eggs needed for this easy recipe!
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Orange and Smoked Paprika-Marinated Pork Loin Roast
Most of my favorite recipes start in the blender. I throw things in, puree until smooth, and then cook. It's the best way of getting maximum flavor with minimum effort. That's how this easy roast pork loin recipe works. You start off by making a super simpl...
This simple pork loin roast is marinated overnight in smoked paprika and orange for maximum flavor. Perfect for family dinners or smaller parties.
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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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