Dishing Out Recipes

Dishing Out Recpies

August 28, 2019

Sun-dried Tomato Cucumber Roll-ups

              This is another great after-school snack, as well as a nice appetizer during our team-building events, that is simple […]
August 28, 2019

Apple Rounds with Peanut Butter, Shredded Coconut & Raisins

This is a simple and delicious after-school snack for the kids!  Plus, you can use any type of nut butter you like! What You’ll Need: 2 […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

October 9, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: A Special 75th Birthday Celebration

We love celebrating special occasions here at Lajollacooks4u, so we were thrilled when we were asked to host a 75th multi-generation birthday party last week! To […]
October 9, 2019

Chef Jodi Returns to Kitchens for Good as Guest Chef

Chef Jodi is passionate about feeding the hungry in our community, and she has been committed to giving back to those in need over the years.  […]

Kitchen Tips

March 21, 2019

Ingredients to Get You Excited About Spring Cooking

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get excited about fresh foods and crisp flavors!  That’s why we’ve compiled a list of foods that you […]
February 5, 2019

Winter Fruits and Veggies: What’s In-Season Now

  Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to stop eating nutritiously!  This time of the year is actually the prime season for certain types […]

Our Team Events

May 9, 2017

Lajollacooks4u Welcomes Local Law Firm Into Its Kitchen

One of California’s leading firms, Hanna Brophy, stepped away from defending workers’ compensation claims to join Chef Jodi Abel, founder of Lajollacooks4u, for an exciting afternoon […]
March 16, 2017

The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make: Team Building!

According to teambonding.com, the turnover of just one $8/hour employee will cost your company close to $4,000 once you factor in recruiting, interviewing, re-training and loss […]
February 12, 2019

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with a Salted Caramel Glaze

What You’ll Need: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Nonstick cooking spray 2 cups unbleached flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 […]
February 12, 2019

Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Bites

What You’ll Need: 1 14-oz. package of Oreos 1 8-oz. package of cream cheese, softened 1 12-oz. package of chocolate chips, melted What You’ll Need: Crush […]
January 31, 2019

Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

Our friend, Loyce Reuben, inspired us with this delicious recipe! What You’ll Need: 8 large eggs 1/2 cup smoked salmon, finely chopped Dill pickle, finely chopped […]
January 31, 2019

Cherry Tomato Crostini with Homemade Herbed Goat Cheese

What You’ll Need: Herbed Fresh Goat Cheese 2 cups whole goat’s or cow’s milk yogurt 1 generous Tablespoon fresh mixed herbs (be sure to include chives, […]
December 1, 2018

Easy Peasy Potstickers

Potstickers are a definite fan favorite. They are fun to make and even more fun to eat! Bring these out as appetizers for your party guests […]
November 17, 2018

Black-Bottom Banana Cream Pie

This foodandwine.com recipe has always been hit in the Lajollacooks4u kitchen! Try it out this Turkey Day. What You’ll Need: Crust 1 ½ cups fine graham […]
November 17, 2018

Hasselback Butternut Squash

This is one of our favorite dishes for Thanksgiving, courtesy of bonappetit.com.  Guaranteed to wow your guests this holiday! What You’ll Need: 1 large butternut squash […]
November 10, 2018

Herbed Sauteed String Beans

What You’ll Need: 1 pound fresh string beans 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 Tablespoon minced […]
November 7, 2018

Aleppo and Citrus-Spiced Turkey

Want a new and exciting turkey recipe for Thanksgiving? Try this one out this season! What You’ll Need: For Rub: 1 17 – 24 pound turkey […]