Prince Still Rules My World

Tatjana and I are beyond bereft with the news. We have all have just lost another of the all-time great geniuses, and my personal favorite. 2016 seems to be the year of the grim reaper, but my lord what a jam is happening in heaven… Keep Reading »

Five Tips for Safe Halloween Fun

Halloween is a magical day for children and overgrown kids like myself. It’s also a time when kids get so excited (and filled to the gills with sugar) that they don’t make the best decisions – making it prime time for accidents to happen, and… Keep Reading »

Hat shaped pasta stuffed with ricotta, goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes in a sage butter sauce

Blog Birthdays & Hat Tricks

This blog (click here to see my first ever post), Jewels from The Roving Stove began exactly three years ago today with my taking you “from VIP entrances in Versace to service entrances in my apron.” Well lately it’s been focused mainly on the food… Keep Reading »

Sometimes on Sunday’s I Get a Little Sneaky

Sometimes on Sunday’s I shop. I confess, this Sunday is a little bigger spree than normal.
Tatjana and friend in Thailand, 1994
I am planning (shhhhhhh, don’t tell her – I want it to be a surprise) to book a trip to celebrate Tatjana’s upcoming birthday in… Keep Reading »

A COURSE IN WEIGHT LOSS: What have you got to lose?

I had lunch with my girlfriend, #1 New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson last Sunday, and persuaded her to give me an advance copy of her new book, A COURSE IN WEIGHT LOSS. The book is due to be released this Tuesday, but you… Keep Reading »

The Homecoming

Julie Anne Rhodes with mom in 1968

He smiled as our eyes met, a handsome young air force pilot looking resplendent in his uniform. I know the military look is “in” this year, but I’d never taken particular notice of men in uniform before, except for… Keep Reading »