Friday Food Tips: Fresh Corn on the Cob

While I’m still away sipping my virgin pina colada on the beach – I thought you might like reminding that it’s also corn season! Originally posted exactly two years ago…
Gone fishing (sipping virgin pina coladas on the beach)
For me, biting into an ear of corn… Keep Reading »

Can You Have It All? Top 10 Reasons to PCA

Can you really rock being a parent, homemaker, spouse, and have a flourishing career? Then add into that equation dutiful daughter/sister, supportive friend, caring member of the community etc. We have so many demands on our time. Most of us grow up believing not only… Keep Reading »

Clean Plates: 5 Tips to Wasting Less Food

How often did your mother used to say “there are hungry children in Africa” when you didn’t clean your plate? I know I just wanted to shout “they can have my vegetables!” I guess mom is always right, because eventually I learned to eat my vegetables,… Keep Reading »

Fight Obesity: Cook At Home More Often!

It was on the news last night that Californians spend over 40% of their food budget eating dinner out at least four nights a week. We are also fatter than ever with the adult obesity rate over 60%, and children already at 30% in the… Keep Reading »

Oh, Am I boring you?

Tracy Morgan ( who I find infinitely hilarious) tweeted this yesterday, “What r you guys doing for labor day? I might want to stop by.” My reply? “I’m laboring. Are you any good at biz plans?” I’m not holding my breath for that visit. I don’t… Keep Reading »

A Back to School Special for Everyone

As a back to school special, I’m giving you all a sneak peek at the helping hand you could be getting each week from the menu plan that comes along with many other valuable membership benefits when you upgrade to the Premium Membership here at To sweeten the deal for existing members,… Keep Reading »

Sicilian Halibut

#1 On the Wish List for Working Moms

I saw a market researcher ask entrepreneurial women today, what the one thing would be, that would make their lives more manageable on the home front? Almost all of them answered “I wish I had a personal chef.”

The Roving Stove: Affording you the luxury of time

What… Keep Reading »

Spaghetti and Vienna sausage jelly fish

The Grocery Rescue Challenge

As many of you brought to my attention when I asked you to use the Personal Chef Approach™ (PCA™) to “Feed Your Family and Theirs” in support of the Children’s Hunger Crisis in East Africa last year, food instability is a growing concern right here… Keep Reading »

Fashion Rocks

Fashion & Food That Rocks

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE my career in food, and wouldn’t swap it for love nor money (not today anyway). However, the rock and roll meets fashion diva within thrives on. I still need an occasional fashion fix.
Julie Anne Rhodes: Fashion Rocks
Lucky for me,… Keep Reading »

Jewels Turkey-Jasmine Burger by Julie Anne Rhodes

Personal Chef Milestones & A Free Gift

I’m coming up on two major milestones this year. The Roving Stove personal chef service will be celebrating 10 successful years in business, and this Thursday my membership site will be celebrating it’s first anniversary. Some thought I was crazy! Why would a multi… Keep Reading »

Gratuitous Dinner Porn

Since many of you love your food porn, I thought I’d let you have a sneak peak at this week’s Premium Members Weekly Menu Plan, so you can see what you’ve been missing out on. Don’t let the presentation fool you – all are simple… Keep Reading »

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

I can remember precisely the time and date of my last cigarette. It was 11:39PM on December 31st, 1999. My New Year’s resolution to quit after 27 years of heavy smoking, and I haven’t had a single one this century.
New Year’s resolutions
Two years before that… Keep Reading »

Homecooked Meals for the Holidays

Jewels: Santa has elves, and you could have the Personal Chef Approach (PCA™) to help save your sanity through the holidays and all year round! Don’t just take my word for the PCA™’s incredible value and virtues, my very first premium member and frequent guest… Keep Reading »