Who’s Been in my Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Ladies from SIPES

Earlier this month, we welcomed the lovely ladies from the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES).  They were traveling all the way from Oklahoma and Texas for a convention and thought they’d pay Lajollacooks4u a visit! Our four guests dined on an elegant lunch on the terrace, and enjoyed preparing the summer menu that… Continue reading Who’s Been in my Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Ladies from SIPES

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Bensons and Illumina

July was a busy month for Lajollacooks4u, and we’ve had a blast entertaining guests from all over the country! Most recently, we had the Benson family step into our kitchen.  Kristin, Steve and their daughter, Bailey, came all the way down from Texas to celebrate Bailey’s high-school graduation!  She brought along a friend to join… Continue reading Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Bensons and Illumina

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u hosts the Powells and the Southwest division of Volunteers of America!

Summer has been off to a busy start at Lajollacooks4u, and we’ve had so much fun hosting guests from all over the country! Our first guests were the Powell family, coming all the way from Dallas, Texas.  Debbie, Mickey and their two kids, Collin and Brittany, were on a family vacation, and loved the quality… Continue reading Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u hosts the Powells and the Southwest division of Volunteers of America!

Book Signing and Cooking Event with Chef Jodi at The Spice Way!

Join Chef Jodi Abel as she showcases her bestselling cookbook, Lajollacooks4u:  California Cuisine at Spice Way!  She’ll be signing copies, as well as whipping up all sorts of goodies from her book, such as: Puff Pastry Tart with Pesto Blackened Fish with Chimichurri Sauce Quinoa with Black Beans & Corn Come experience California cuisine that… Continue reading Book Signing and Cooking Event with Chef Jodi at The Spice Way!

European Food Tour 2016 — First Stop: France!

Chef Jodi has finally returned from her four-week culinary adventure from around the world, and she can’t wait to share all the delicious recipes that she picked up along the way! Chef Jodi’s culinary adventure began in the Loire Valley, about an hour outside Paris, where she spent the day learning about food and wine… Continue reading European Food Tour 2016 — First Stop: France!

Dishing Up Recipes: Lemon Creme Brulee Tart with Fresh Raspberries

This fresh dessert is perfect for those long summer nights.  Absolutely scrumptious! What You’ll Need: Crust 1 cup unbleached flour ¼ cup powdered sugar 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes 4 teaspoons whipping cream Pinch of salt Lemon Filling ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar ¾ cup whipping cream 4 large egg… Continue reading Dishing Up Recipes: Lemon Creme Brulee Tart with Fresh Raspberries

Book Signing and Cooking Demonstration at Williams-Sonoma Tomorrow!

Exciting news:  Chef Jodi will be giving a cooking demonstration at Williams-Sonoma’s UTC Grand Opening THIS FRIDAY, July 1!  Be sure to stop by and try her Whipped Goat Cheese Mousse with Fresh Fruit, along with some of her other delicious summer treats! Chef Jodi will also be signing copies of her cookbook, Lajollacooks4u:  California… Continue reading Book Signing and Cooking Demonstration at Williams-Sonoma Tomorrow!