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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 […]
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 […]
June 14, 2017

Blackened Seasoning Rub

Tastes great on white fish for grilled fish tacos, but you can use this on almost any type of fish or chicken, as well. What You’ll […]
June 9, 2017

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: A Special Birthday Celebration

There’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than being around the ones you love, and that’s exactly what one of our guests did last month! […]
June 7, 2017

Urfa Chilies and Black Garlic Rub

This amazing new rub is packed with delicious and unusual flavors.  It can be used on all types of proteins and vegetables to grill, roast or […]
May 31, 2017

Chef Jodi Visits Local Organic Farm

Last month, Chef Jodi paid a visit to Suzie’s Farm, a 70-acre USDA-certified organic farm located thirteen miles south of downtown San Diego.  Established in 2004, […]
May 25, 2017

Peruvian Grilled (or Roasted) Chicken

What You’ll Need: 1 4-lb. whole chicken (grill or roast or just use chicken parts) 5 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped 1/3 cup vegetable oil […]
May 18, 2017

Five Tips for Better Team Work

Successful teamwork is the foundation for creating functioning, collaborative teams.  However, it doesn’t come easy.  Attaining this level of teamwork takes work, especially since each team […]