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“Not that we are throwing big holiday shindigs like the Before-times, but we do enjoy the company of friends when we can do it safely. Throughout the Pandemic, we’ve had more nibbles on the porch than dinners at the table with our friends. And it has felt safest to make two sets of bites, one for our guests and one for us. All of these easy recipes are perfect for putting in little bowls on a tray for your guests to enjoy from a safe distance. And if you make a double batch, it’a easy enough to repeat later on in the week for your second tier friends!” —LaLa
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Since the last episode was all about tomatoes, we’re continuing our adventure with a trip to the farmer’s market! Learn about heirloom, brandy wine, and hybrid tomatoes, and even tips and tricks to growing your own! Finish off with a lesson on how to make your own fresh canned tomatoes, perfect for getting “a litle bit of summer in your mouth” in stews and soups in the winter when it’s more difficult to get these warm, natural flavors.
Then…Apple and caramel and brown butter! Oh my!
The second half of this episode is dedicated to LaLa’s fresh apple cake (a special secret recipe straight from her family cookbook, so shhhh! Don’t tell!). It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious. As as added bonus, LaLa makes blistered Shishito Peppers to eat while the cake is baking.
What’s the best part? Watching LaLa’s 77-year-old dog, Roscoe, enjoying cake batter.
Episode 11 of Cooking Ala LaLa is all about tomatoes!
Learn how to make Panzanella salad, Gazpacho, THREE different salsas, and Adobo Sauce! LaLa is all about convenient cooking so enjoy these recipes you can make with easy ingredients plucked straight from your garden (or your refrigerator).
This week’s episode of Cooking Ala LaLa is the personification of class, perfect for a date night in or an impressive dinner array for guests.
Learn the recipes for Blueberry Shrub, Spatchcock Chicken, Bruscetta, Creamed Swiss Chard, and more! To celebrate our tenth episode, we’re packing this session full of recipes which are even more full of flavor and fun!
LaLa’s video this week is perfect for preparing your Fourth of July celebration! Need a last-minute recipe for your backyard barbeque? Enjoy these classic summer cookout recipes including Baby Back Ribs, Squash Casserole, a Summer Slaw with Kale, and rounding out with a fruity dessert, Blancmange.
A new episode of LaLa’s cooking show premieres every Saturday morning on our Facebook and YouTube channels as well as our website. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook and/ or YouTube so you get a notification when we go live.
Episode 8 of Cooking Ala LaLa is all about cucumbers! We’ll start off with an Agua Fresca, “the best drink you’ll ever have in your life! P.S. It’s good as a cocktail too.
You’ll also learn how to make refrigerator pickles, a chilled cucumber soup, a cucumber salad made of everyday ingredients LaLa chose from her fridge, and a recipe inspired by one of LaLa’s favorite restaurants!
If you happen to have 21 cucumbers lying around, this is the perfect video for you.
This episode of Cooking Ala LaLa takes inspiration from India! Enjoy these recipes for Saag Paneer, Fish Tikka, Indian Spiced potatoes, and Raita.
Head to the deep south with LaLa’s new episode featuring cornbread, classic southern turnip greens, slutty mac n’ cheese, chicken wings!
This week’s episode takes us on a journey from picking turnips in LaLa’s garden to the Spotted Trotter (LaLa’s favorite butcher shop) for some “good fatty pork”, and back to the kitchen to cook it all up!
This week, LaLa’s digging deep with new recipes using Shiitake mushrooms, including mushroom crostini and mushroom risotto. Not enough? She’s also mixing up arugula pesto with ingredients straight from her own garden.
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Learn LaLa’s healthy homemade recipes for Green Goddess Dressing, lemon posset, salad, vinaigrettes, and soup. Another exciting episode of Cooking Ala LaLa.
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This week, we’re back in the garden for turnips and greens, then into the kitchen cooking beef short ribs and using the garden produce to whip up potato/ turnip mash and sauteed greens.
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Episode 2 starts with a tour of Lala’s large urban garden where she shares some gardening tips. Then we go back into the kitchen to cook with freshly picked radishes – a yummy new recipes for radish and chive compound butter and Gougères (which is the most delicious cheesy pastry you’ll ever taste). Then she uses her fresh chicken stock from Episode 1 to make her own mouth-watering version of chicken and dumplings.
Download Episode 1 Recipes [PDF file]!
Welcome to the first episode of Cooking À La LaLa!
You may have seen her spreading the laughter and fun in our annual production of Waffle Palace and Waffle Palace Christmas, but now Atlanta actress and home chef LaLa Cochran is cooking up something entirely new!
Instead of heading to the store every time you need chicken stock, learn to whip it up from ingredients in your home. LaLa’s making chicken stock, polenta, and congee.