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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 […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

March 15, 2019

Chef Jodi Set to Appear on Second KUSI San Diego News Segment

It is National Nutrition Month, and the San Diego Food Bank invited Chef Jodi to appear on KUSI San Diego earlier this week to speak about […]
March 7, 2019

Chef Jodi Set to Appear on San Diego’s KUSI News

Our very own Chef Jodi will be featured on San Diego’s KUSI News this month!  On March 11, 18, and 24, at 8:40am, she will appear […]

Kitchen Tips

September 22, 2016

Fall-Friendly Tips

It’s almost October, and it’s time to get into that autumn state-of-mind!  Get your kitchen ready for fall with these helpful tips and tricks: Warm up […]
September 11, 2016

Grilling 101: Tips for your Summer BBQ

Summer is finally here, and there’s no better way to enjoy these warm summer evenings than out by the grill with your family and friends!  Here’s […]
May 17, 2018

Watermelon Pizza

This is the coolest recipe on the planet!  Inspired by fellow food blogger Brandon Matzek from Kitchen Konfidence, this dish is not only fun to make, […]
May 8, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: ICPACE

Here at Lajollacooks4u, we not only host groups from around the country, but those internationally, as well! This week, we greeted 18 members of the International […]
May 8, 2018

Chef Jodi Attends Chefs Cork and Craft Gala Benefiting the San Diego Food Bank

Earlier this month, Chef Jodi attended the Chefs Cork and Craft Gala, an annual event benefiting the San Diego Food Bank.  This was the second year […]
May 8, 2018

Fresh Dill Pesto

This pesto is so fresh and delicious, and enhances any fish, chicken or pasta. What You’ll Need: 2 cups fresh dill 1 cup flat leaf parsley […]
May 7, 2018

Blueberry Lemon Cake

This cake is so moist and delicious and serves as a great cake base! Feel free to mix it up and be creative: you can use […]
May 6, 2018

Fresh Asparagus, Snap Peas and Sundried Tomatoes

This is a healthy and delicious dish.  Try making when asparagus is in-season (in spring) and recently harvested to make it extra flavorful! What You’ll Need: […]
May 3, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: Lajollacooks4u

Chef Jodi Abel didn’t know what to expect when her company, Lajollacooks4u, opened its doors in 2008. “We had no marketing budget, so the first couple […]
May 2, 2018

Halibut Veracruz

For this dish, feel free to use any fish you like — snapper, sea bass or salmon. You decide, it’s so easy and delicious! What You’ll […]
May 1, 2018

Lajollacooks4u: Your One-Stop Shop For Mother’s Day!

Need gift ideas for Mom?  Mother’s Day is a week and a half away, and Lajollacooks4u has everything you need to give the mother in your […]