Kitchen Tips: It’s the Time of the Season

It’s the Time of the Season The summer is fabulous time to enjoy the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables from your booming local farmer’s markets. But as the seasons begin to change and autumn starts to roll in, we also have to start welcoming the changing produce. Knowing what’s in season during the colder months is… Continue reading Kitchen Tips: It’s the Time of the Season

Dishing Out Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Pecans

Pumpkin Pie Pecans These scrumptious pecans are wonderful to have during the holidays. You can sprinkle them on top of the whipped cream on your holiday pies and sweet potato casseroles or simply as a delicious treat to pair alongside a smooth glass of wine or champagne. Put them in a bag with a pretty… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Pecans

Dishing Out Recipes: Pumpkin Soup with Sage

Pumpkin Soup with Sage You can always substitute butternut squash instead of fresh pumpkins for this recipe. They are equally delicious when roasted and then pureed in the soup! Ingredients 3 pounds fresh pumpkin flesh (2 small pumpkins) 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided for roasting pumpkins 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Pumpkin Soup with Sage

Dishing Out Recipes: Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage Nothing says its autumn quite like warm and delicious comfort food. This seasonal gnocchi dish is such a treat and it is the perfect dish for your holiday events. It is fabulous on its own or as a side dish to your favorite meat. YUM! Ingredients 1 head of… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Dishing Out Recipe: Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread I like to bake these in mini loaf pans or Bundt cakes as well! The bread is a holiday party favorite and the mini loaves make great holiday gifts for family and friends. Add chocolate chips to the batter for a little something extra. YUM! Ingredients  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipe: Pumpkin Bread

What’s New: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall This was a heated summer for Lajollacooks4u. Not only did we welcome new and wonderful faces, but we worked day-in and day-out to compile a cookbook worthy of our fans.  And now as summer comes to a close and autumn begins to greet us, we can’t wait to announce that our cookbook is making… Continue reading What’s New: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Dishing Out Recipes: Dutch Apple Cake

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 is such a crowd pleaser…and it works perfectly for both end-of-summer gatherings and those upcoming holiday parties. Filling 2 pounds tart apples, Granny Smith, diced 1 medium-sized lemon,… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Dutch Apple Cake