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Dishing Out Recpies

February 15, 2019

Three-Layer Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is inspired and adapted from The Smitten Kitchen - fabulous if you’re looking for a gluten-free dessert! What You’ll Need: Cake layers 12 oz 72% […]
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 […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

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 […]
March 4, 2019

Lajollacooks4u Brings Our Events on the Road

We are proud to announce that we can now accommodate teams of 30 people or more in an off-site venue location.  In fact, we've recently hosted […]

Kitchen Tips

March 2, 2016

Kitchen Tips: How to Boil the Perfect Egg

As the days get longer and warmer, the chickens start to lay more eggs. With the beginning of Spring, March is the month for eggs. I'm sharing […]
February 3, 2016

Kitchen Tips: Keep a Well-Stocked Pantry

The year is finally off and here in La Jolla our schedules are busier than ever. In conjunction with Canned Foods Month this February, I’m sharing […]
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 […]
April 27, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Deloitte

Lajollacooks4u is known for our signature team-building events, and last week we hosted a small group from Deloitte, the industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services […]
April 24, 2018

Mexican Cheeses 101

Who doesn’t love cheese?  With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, we’ve rounded up five excellent Mexican cheeses that you need to start cooking with […]
April 19, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Special Birthday Celebrations

Even though Lajollacooks4u is renowned for its signature team-building events and corporate cooking challenges, we specialize in birthday celebrations and other special occasions, too! Last week, […]
April 17, 2018

Chef Jodi Visits Famed Chez Panisse Restaurant

Earlier this month, Chef Jodi traveled to Berkeley, California, to visit the Chez Panisse Restaurant, owned by one of her biggest inspirations, Alice Waters! Chef, author […]