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Dishing Out Recpies

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: […]
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, […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

November 5, 2018

Why Lajollacooks4u Team Building is Unique

Jodi Abel, chef and owner of Lajollacooks4u, has crafted several team building programs combining her passion for food and cooking with a strong focus on creating […]
October 31, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lovely Ladies of Aetna

For the last ten years we’ve offered the most popular cooking classes in all of San Diego, and our latest guests came to experience a customized […]

Kitchen Tips

April 3, 2014

Kitchen Tips: Ingredients and Cooking Toys

Chef Jodi just can't get enough of these ingredients and kitchen toys! Process It All with a KitchenAid Food Processor When it comes to kitchen toys, […]
March 10, 2014

Kitchen Tips: MORE Favorite Things

MORE of Chef Jodi's favorite things... Salt is the 'Spice of Life' Did you know a salt can be prepared many different ways to give it […]
July 2, 2017

Aleppo Pepper Marinated Chicken

Perfect for summer grilling and so delicious! I like to spatchcock a whole chicken and throw this on my smoker for 45 minutes. You can also […]
June 29, 2017

Chicken Curry Burgers

This is a little something different from your normal burgers, but just as delicious! What You’ll Need: 1 pound ground chicken (or turkey, if you prefer) […]
June 28, 2017

Goat Cheese Mousse

This is so fabulous! Serve with fruit crisps, berry parfaits or just by itself.  The possibilities are endless!  What You’ll Need: 8 ounces light cream cheese, […]
June 27, 2017

Lajollacooks4u Welcomes International Consulting Firm Into Its Kitchen

Lajollacooks4u has become the hotspot for teambuilding and corporate cooking challenges in San Diego!  Just last week, we hosted an international consulting firm, who brought several […]
June 22, 2017

Grilled Vegetables

The great thing about this recipe is that you can use any variety of vegetable you want –  eggplant, fennel and carrots are also delicious options! […]
June 20, 2017

Chef Jodi Visits Local Food Bank

Chef Jodi is very passionate about feeding people delicious food, so when it was brought to her attention that so many people in our community go […]
June 14, 2017

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is THIS weekend, and if you’re still wondering what to get Dad, we’ve got some ideas for you. Olive Oil There’s nothing better than […]
June 14, 2017

Herb Olive Oil

This is more like a marinade – store at room temperature and sauté anything and everything in it!  You will absolutely love this recipe!! What You’ll […]
June 14, 2017

BBQ Rub

This can be used on brisket or chicken – simply delicious! What You’ll Need: 2 Tablespoons garlic powder or granulated garlic 2 Tablespoons onion powder 1 […]