summer recipes

Dishing Out Recpies

March 18, 2020

Wild Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms contain a great deal of vitamins and minerals -- such as folate, potassium and magnesium -- making them a superfood ingredient to any recipe.  This […]
March 14, 2020

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Dijon Sauce

  This is such a simple and elegant meal.  Perfect for spring! What You'll Need: 6 chicken breast fillets or chicken thighs Coarse sea salt and […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

March 18, 2020

Safe Grocery Shopping Tips During Coronavirus

Is it safe to go to the grocery store right now?  Given that we’re in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, that’s a question we’re probably […]
March 18, 2020

9 Fruits and Vegetables that Stand the Test of Time

With the news changing minute by minute, nothing is certain anymore.  Which is why it’s so important to stock up on food items that won’t go […]

Kitchen Tips

March 31, 2020

Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

Did you know you can freeze more than just leftovers?  Many of us may be stockpiling each time we go to the grocery store, so here’s […]
March 18, 2020

Inspirational Home Projects

In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus within the U.S., we’ve all been advised to practice social distancing.  But how can we do this […]

Our Team Events

December 27, 2019

Team Building in the New Year

With the new year just beginning, there’s no better time to recognize and celebrate all your team’s accomplishments in 2019.  Here’s why throwing a team-building event […]
December 9, 2019

Creative Ways to Recognize Employees This Holiday Season

Every employee wants to feel appreciated and valued, and the end of the year is a great time to recognize their hard work.  Aside from a […]
July 31, 2019

Nectarine & Blackberry Crostata

This is an absolutely fabulous recipe and a crowd-pleaser in all of our cooking classes! Feel free to use ready-made pie dough to make it even […]
July 31, 2019

Grilled Stone Fruit

This is a delicious summer dish that is extremely popular in our team-building events! What You'll Need: 6 Stone Fruits (Peaches, Nectarine and/or Plums) 2 tablespoons […]
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 […]
January 29, 2018

Garlic Truffle Pomme Frites

These gourmet fries are just to die for -- and are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any event! What You'll Need: 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and […]
August 8, 2017

Tomato and Caper Sauce

This is a lovely pasta sauce and pairs well with grilled chicken or pan-seared fish! So easy and delicious and inspired my friend and chef, Chelsea […]
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! […]
July 2, 2016

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast Chef Jodi usually prefers chuck roast over brisket for these recipes. Chuck roast has more fat and it literally […]
September 2, 2015

Dutch Apple Cake

A "to-die-for" apple cake recipe inspired from a visit to Amsterdam! Dutch Apple Cake is a wonderful dessert to help ease the transition from summer to autumn. This cake […]
August 5, 2015

Nectarine and Blackberry Crostata

This is an absolutely fabulous recipe. Feel free to use ready-made pie dough to make it even easier! What You'll Need: Crust 1 2/3 cup all […]