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Chopped Asparagus with Pancetta & Garlic
I got a lost on the way to meet a couple friends for lunch yesterday ( long story ), so by the time I finally arrived, the appetizers were already being placed on the table. This restaurant offers up a variety of vegetable appetizers , and they selected a f...
A quick asparagus side dish recipe with pancetta, garlic and chilies.
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Crispy Salty Roasted Baby Artichokes
I confess that as much as I love to eat artichokes, I've never really been entirely convinced that they're worth the fussy prep. I love to cook, but I'm admittedly kind of lazy in the kitchen, usually going for the easiest (but still from-scratch) option. B...
Recipe for crispy roasted baby artichokes with lemon juice, chile flakes, and salt.
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Avocado & Red Onion Salad
I do this really dumb thing every single time we order sushi. I think to myself that I'd like some kind of light and fresh salad to go with the sushi, so I go through the options and pick out an avocado salad . I don't know why I do this. It's always overpr...
An easy avocado salad recipe with red onions and fresh lime juice.
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Chocolate Honey Layer Cake with Salted Honey Flour Buttercream & Raw Cocoa Nibs
My husband Eugene is in a cake club at work. He and a group of other guys in his office pool together money that they then spend on monthly birthday cakes celebrating the guys in the group. The bakery options near his office are kind of limited, so they usu...
Recipe for dark chocolate layer cake with honey buttercream made using a flour-thickened stovetop method.
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Roasted Carrots with Ras el Hanout
Last winter I shared with you a recipe for popcorn with dark chocolate, almonds, and ras el hanout --a North African spice blend that is one of my firm favorites. In that post, I actually talked about how I fell in love with it when I used it on some roaste...
Easy vegetable side dish recipe for roasted carrots with Moroccan spices.
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How to Make Labneh
Because I'm Puerto Rican, people often assume that Latin food is my favorite. It's definitely very high up there, and I do tend to cook with those kinds of flavors and ingredients often, but the truth is that given the choice, I'm more likely to pick Middle...
Learn how to easily make Middle Eastern-style labneh using yogurt, lemon juice, and salt.
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Savory Ramp & Cheddar Muffins
For the past two mornings, Eugene has forgotten to bring his savory breakfast muffin to work. I baked him a batch on Monday, wrapped them up individually, and then put them in the fridge for him to grab-and-go. Except that he's just being go-ing, without gr...
An easy savory cheddar muffin recipe with ramps.
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Café con Leche Waffles + a $50 Visa Giveaway!
Can I tell you about one of my most favorite ingredients in the whole world? It's instant coffee. I seriously love this stuff so much. It's my go-to for adding amazing bold coffee flavor to cakes, cookies, frosting, ice cream, and even smoothies. Even just ...
An easy recipe for coffee-flavored buttermilk waffles topped with freshly whipped cream.
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Orange Cocoa Chip Coconut Macaroon Cookies
Growing up, classic coconut macaroons were a favorite in our house. We called them besitos de coco (coconut kisses), and enjoyed the chewy treats as often as possible. I've made several versions of them over the years, but these Orange Cocoa Chip Coconut Ma...
An easy coconut macaroon cookie recipe made with condensed milk, orange zest, and raw cocoa nibs.
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Spicy Chorizo Clam Chowder
Last weekend, Eugene and I met my brother for brunch at a restaurant here in the city. It was kind of late in the day, and freezing outside, so as soon as I spotted clam chowder on the menu, I was sold. It was listed under the lunch entrees for $13, so I fi...
Recipe for a spicy and brothy chorizo clam chowder with milk, cream, bacon, and plenty of diced vegetables.
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French Almond Paste Cake
I'm not sure if this is true for everybody, but my cake cravings tend to increase dramatically during the winter. It's like all I want are warm mugs filled with tea and a slice of something sweet and simple. I'm not talking about elaborate layer cakes with ...
Recipe for buttery french-style almond cake made with almond paste.
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Yum! Take a look at the Bostock I just tried too. It reminds me of this. http://bit.ly/1FHENOq
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Nigella's Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake
In an interview a few days ago, the reporter asked me if I think of my blog as being more savory or sweet. Because of the name, people always assume it's a dessert blog, but it is not! It's everything. It's savory and sweet and parties and occasionally I'll...
Recipe for Nigella Lawson's Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake made with whole oranges, almonds, and cocoa.
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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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