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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

May 9, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Birthday Celebration Cooking Challenge

Our signature Cooking Challenges aren’t just made for companies and teams, they are ideal for birthday celebrations, too! Deena Carney wanted to celebrate her birthday in […]
May 1, 2019

Lajollacooks4u Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, so get ready to celebrate!  But did you know the origin of this annual celebration?  Contrary to popular belief, May […]

Kitchen Tips

November 1, 2016

Four Easy Ways to Incorporate Pumpkin Into Your Diet

We’re in the middle of pumpkin season, and it seems everywhere you look a pumpkin is in sight.  But how exactly do we incorporate this seasonal […]
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 […]
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) […]
June 20, 2018

Chef Jodi Visits Olivewood Gardens

Chef Jodi recently visited Olivewood Gardens and met with their program director, Callie Burst, to learn more about the center’s mission and impact on the San […]
June 14, 2018

Chef Jodi’s Father’s Day Menu

It's hard to believe, but Father's Day is right around the corner already -- this Sunday!  If you're wanting to whip up Dad a home-cooked meal, […]
June 13, 2018

Strawberry Napoleons

This is a delightful dessert that will impress any guest! We use strawberries, but feel free to incorporate any berry of your choice. What You’ll Need: […]
June 11, 2018

Pickled Potato Salad

This dish is perfect for summer barbeques and get-togethers!  Enjoy. What You’ll Need: 2 pounds small Yukon Gold potatoes 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 cup pickled […]
May 29, 2018

Lajollacooks4u Awarded TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence

Lajollacooks4u is pleased to announce, for the fourth year in a row, it has been named as one of Trip Advisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence recipients.  […]