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!

Dishing Out Recipes: Cucumber Martini

If you’re looking for a martini that’s slightly different, give this recipe a try!  Cucumber adds a hint of light flavor, as well as a bit of texture to a basic martini.  What better way to kick-off the weekend? What You’ll Need: 1 1/2 oz. citrus flavored vodka 1 seedless cucumber, sliced 1/2 oz. fresh… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Cucumber Martini

Grilled Fresh Salsa for the Holiday Weekend!

Who says the grill is just for meat?  Spice up your Memorial Day weekend with some fresh and delicious grilled salsa!  This recipe is straight from Huerta los Tamarindos Organic Farm and Restaurant in Cabo San Jose! What You’ll Need: 2 pounds fresh tomato 2 cloves of garlic 4 Jalapeno pepper 1 Red Onion (Medium-sized)… Continue reading Grilled Fresh Salsa for the Holiday Weekend!

Summer Fun at Lajollacooks4u! Team Building, Family Gatherings and BBQ Kick-offs!

Looking for an innovative way to bond with your colleagues?  Want a fun activity to do with your family?  Well, look no further than Lajollacooks4u! We have everything you need when it comes to fun this summer, we’ve been uniting teams and families through hands-on cooking since 2008.  With new recipes, new competitions and new… Continue reading Summer Fun at Lajollacooks4u! Team Building, Family Gatherings and BBQ Kick-offs!

Dishing Out Recipes: Shakshuka

An aficionado of the global food scene, Chef Jodi has picked up many delicious recipes from her travels across the world. One of the greatest recipes she acquired is this Israeli breakfast/brunch recipe. This unique dish features eggs, a classic breakfast staple, while also incorporating a delicious Middle Eastern spice, Za’atar. To make the dish authentic, Chef Jodi… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Shakshuka

Dishing Out Recipes: Pear, Fig and Blue Cheese Flatbread

Pear, Fig and Blue Cheese Flatbread With the holiday seasons quickly approaching, we know you’ve got a lot of party planning and entertaining coming your way. So why not make lighten the load by checking searching for an appetizer recipe off of your list! This flatbread is amazing. It’s savory and sweet all in one. Treat… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Pear, Fig and Blue Cheese Flatbread

Dishing Out Recipes: Wild Mushroom and Leek Stuffing

Wild Mushroom and Leek Stuffing This isn’t your boring old box stuffing. No way! This mouthwatering stuffing is packed full of rich garden flavors that really complement your trusty Thanksgiving bird. Wow your guests during the holiday season with this excellent gourmet stuffing! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups hot water 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms* 1 cup… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Wild Mushroom and Leek Stuffing