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November 22, 2019

Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Toast

This is a fabulous appetizer that is guaranteed to wow your guests this Thanksgiving!  So easy and so delicious! What You'll Need: One loaf of fresh […]
November 22, 2019

Cajun Spiced Turkey

Add some spice to your Thanksgiving turkey with this fabulous Cajun seasoning! What You'll Need: Rub and dry brine 2 1/2 Tablespoons paprika 3 Tablespoons cumin […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

November 26, 2019

Chef Jodi’s Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Delicious food, time spent with family, giving thanks for all we have … It’s almost Thanksgiving, my favorite time of the year.  But even though I […]
November 22, 2019

Chef Jodi’s 2019 Thanksgiving Menu

Need some help with Thanksgiving dish ideas?  We're here to help you out.  Take a look at Chef Jodi's menu for this year to give you […]

Kitchen Tips

August 28, 2019

Back-to-School Snack Ideas

The kids are back in school, and it's time to start thinking about some after-school snacks!  Never fear, though -- we're here to help you out […]
July 31, 2019

How to Select, Store and Cook Stone Fruit

Now that we’re at the peak of the summer season, it’s time to take advantage of stone fruits! What are stone fruits, you ask?  They’re peaches, […]

Our Team Events

June 27, 2018

Culinary Tourism is On The Rise

Culinary tourism, a trend where travelers specifically seek out destinations and activities that offer eating and drinking experiences, has become one of the fastest-growing and most […]
August 3, 2017

The Importance of Laughter in Relationship Building

Want to get closer to your colleagues at work? Apparently, laughter is the key to creating bonds in and outside the workplace, according to an article […]
May 11, 2017

Twelve Essential Kitchen Secrets

We all live busy lives, so who doesn’t appreciate making our time in the kitchen as efficient as possible? Below, we’ve curated a list of kitchen […]
March 8, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips

The weather’s finally heating up, and there’s no better time than now to do a proper spring cleaning.  Giving the kitchen a good scrub-down might not […]
February 14, 2017

Baking with Chocolate

Cooking with chocolate can be challenging, so we’re here to offer you some tips! First, Know Your Chocolate Dark With a cacao content in the 70% […]
February 1, 2017

New Spice Alert: Urfa Chiles and Black Garlic

Urfa chiles and black garlic have recently fell on Chef Jodi’s radar –  and have quickly become her go-to ingredients during her cooking classes and team […]
December 30, 2016

Chef Jodi’s New Year’s Eve Appetizer Menu

Need some food inspiration for your New Year’s Eve party?  Check out Chef Jodi’s NYE appetizer menu to get some ideas of your own! Sauteed Calamari […]
December 20, 2016

Healthy Eating Over the Holidays

More than likely, you’re headed to some kind of holiday party over the next week or so.  Here are five helpful tips to enjoy the party […]
December 15, 2016

Holiday Kitchen Tips

The holiday season is winding to a close, but there’s still a couple holidays to go.  If you plan on entertaining for any of them, not […]
December 13, 2016

Holiday Tablescapes

Nothing is more important than the tablescape when having guests over for some holiday entertaining this month.  Thankfully, we’re here to help you out!  Read on […]
November 16, 2016

Helpful Kitchen Tips for Thanksgiving

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than with some good old quality time with family and friends.  So, […]