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Alejandra Ramos
TV Host, Food & Lifestyle Expert. Ditched the 9-5 & now I cook, teach & talk about food for a living. I blog at
TV Host, Food & Lifestyle Expert. Ditched the 9-5 & now I cook, teach & talk about food for a living. I blog at

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DIY Puerto Rican Sofrito
Sofrito is a staple in every Puerto Rican household. Essentially a pureed mix of herbs, spices, and aromatics, it serves as the base of most classic Puerto Rican recipes. It's also an amazing shortcut , saving you tons of time in prep and clean-up throughou...

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DIY Puerto Rican Adobo
Just about every type of cuisine has a signature spice blend they can call their own. For Puerto Ricans, it's adobo-- a balanced mix of herbs and spices like garlic, oregano, and cumin. While store-bought versions are easily found in many well-stocked marke...

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The Everything Summer Salad (Watermelon, Corn & Cucumber Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette)
I call this my Everything Summer Salad , because it's a mix of some of my favorites of the season. Juicy watermelon, crisp cucumber and radishes, sweet corn, and rip avocados. Served with diced cilantro and a handful of fresh cheese, it hits all the perfect...

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6 Amazing Ice Cream Sandwich Ideas You Have to Try
Ice cream sandwiches have come a long way from those plain chocolate cookie and vanilla ice cream treats so many of us enjoyed as kids. Simple cookies have been replaced with everything from salty crackers to baked goods to fresh fruit. And the ice cream op...

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Skillet Braised Pork Chops with Chipotle Berry Sauce
This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Smithfield and DiMe Media. As always, all recipes and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands like Smithfield that make it possible for me to continue to provide you with new recipes and quali...

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Any Berry Cake
My fridge is perpetually full of berries during the summer months. I can't resist buying them, even when I know I already have a few pounds of them waiting at home. Hence the need for a simple berry cake like this one. The easy batter, rich with olive oil, ...

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Celebrating Pork with Sabor Smithfield & Chef Jose Garces
Last week, I got the chance to co-host an amazing pork-themed dinner party by Chef Jose Garces at his restaurant Amada here in New York. The dinner was in celebration of the launch of , a new website featuring an array of pork recipes an...

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Grilled Lime Mojitos
Well it's unofficially summer, which means it's time to throw everything on the grill and never go inside! (Well, on the weekends, at least!) Summer is also prime cocktail season, and I'm excited to share this smoky twist on one of my forever faves-- Grille...

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Rosemary & Fresh Watermelon Margaritas
I used to be obsessed with a cocktail they served at restaurant near my old office (so many many years ago!). That drink was made with a mix of watermelon, rum, and rosemary syrup, and introduced me to the fact that watermelon and rosemary are great friends...

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9 Tips for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
Some people are all about Memorial Day, but for me, Cinco de Mayo has always felt like the true unofficial start of the summer party season. Bold flavors, fun cocktails, bright colors, and the perfect excuse to bring friends together to feast and enjoy—what...
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