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Dishing Out Recpies

March 3, 2019

Herb-Crusted Halibut with Caper Vinaigrette

This is one of our favorite main courses.  You can use it on many varieties of fish.  We often use chicken for this recipe, as well. […]
March 2, 2019

Vermicelli Rice Pilaf

This delicious side dish is featured in our cookbook – pairs well with so many dishes and is simple to make! What You’ll Need: 1 cup […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

April 18, 2019

Spring Tablescapes

Spring is here, so it’s time to refresh your table with some crisp linens, fresh blooms and bright colors.  Need some extra guidance?  Here are four […]
April 16, 2019

Chef Jodi Attends Feeding San Diego’s Pairings with a Purpose Event

Chef Jodi is passionate about feeding the hungry, so last weekend, she attended Feeding San Diego’s fourth annual Pairings with a Purpose, a signature spring fundraising […]

Kitchen Tips

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, […]
November 15, 2016

Tablescaping 101

If you’re one of the many who will be entertaining this Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to worry about is setting the perfect table.   But […]
August 1, 2018

Why Teams Choose Team-Building

At Lajollacooks4u, we specialize in one-of-a-kind culinary team-building events and corporate cooking challenges, and over the past ten years, we’ve hosted companies from around the globe. […]
July 30, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Weekend Culinary Adventure

Lajollacooks4u’s Weekend Culinary Adventure is one of our most popular summertime service offerings, and mother-daughter duo, Teresa and Emily, were the latest to give this package […]
July 19, 2018

Chef Jodi Visits Coastal Roots Farm

Earlier this month, Chef Jodi paid a visit to the Coastal Roots Farm, a nonprofit community farm and education center located in Encinitas. The Farm is […]
July 11, 2018

Cucumber Salad

This is the simplest salad in the world!  So fresh, easy and delicious! What You’ll Need: 4-5 Persian cucumbers, very thinly sliced 1/2 cup rice vinegar […]
July 9, 2018

Fresh Fruit Tart

You can use any fresh stone fruit you like – peaches, nectarines, plums, berries – completely your choice! What You’ll Need: For Crust: 1 cup all-purpose […]
July 3, 2018

Chef Jodi’s 4th of July Menu

It’s time to celebrate Independence Day, and if you’re looking for some menu inspiration, you’ve come to the right place!  Below is the menu Chef Jodi […]
June 28, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Foodies from Kansas City

We offer a variety of cooking experiences at Lajollacook4u, and a popular one is our gourmet cooking classes!  Susan Watson brought two of her fellow foodie […]
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 […]
June 20, 2018

Blueberry Margaritas

This is the perfect cocktail for summer! Fresh, easy-to-make and delicious — courtesy of foodandwine.com.  What You’ll Need: 1/4 cup fresh blueberries 1 ounce (2 Tablespoons) […]