Modernism Week

Mom and Dad have been wintering in Palm Springs again, so we decided to check out the week celebrating Mid Century Modern architecture. What I didn’t bargain for was the traffic during what turned out to be a
Mid Century Modern week in Palm Springs
record breaking number… Keep Reading »

Be Mine Valentine (FREE) Menu Plan

You know the old adage, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?” Well men, I’ll let you in on a little secret – there’s nothing sexier than a man going to the trouble of cooking a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for us… Keep Reading »

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream Pie

This is my rendition of a family favorite since the 1970’s. Peppermint stick ice cream is such a festive treat over the holidays or Valentine’s Day, and pairs so nicely with the crunchy  chocolate cookie crust and soft billowing marshmallow meringue topping. This winter or summertime… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne and Nick Rhodes

The Most Important Meal Goes Romantic

Doing a romantic dinner for two is not the most lucrative, but definitely my favorite service that I offer as a personal chef. For me, it’s the personal chef equivalent to theater vs. film, I preferred the adrenalin rush of feeling live audience reactions as an… Keep Reading »

The Yin & Yang of Glamour vs. Career

The Roving Stove has been all systems go this month – with Super Bowl parties, the Grammy’s today, several Valentines Day dinners booked this week, the Oscar’s yet to come, plus securing new full-time clients for other chefs I’ve begun working with, in addition to… Keep Reading »

Making Truly Creepy Cakes & Best Costume

Harper Collins just sent me a copy of Twisted Cakes, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! While the “iced gravestone” and “can of worms” are great for a kids Halloween party – there are some seriously gruesome cakes in this book for… Keep Reading »

Red Velvet Pancakes & Waffles

The Waldorf Astoria’s Red Velvet cake has been my absolute favorite since I was a very young girl. You can imagine my delight when I saw red velvet pancakes on the menu at the Larchmont Bungalow, and they certainly did NOT disappoint! This is my… Keep Reading »

Ruby Beet Risotto

In my opinion beets are a highly misunderstood, under used ingredient. This unusual risotto makes such a striking first course, or a satisfying main course coupled with a salad tossed in Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette – making it a perfect choice for Valentines Day. The natural… Keep Reading »

Dear Valentine

You know how much I love a fabulous meal out on the town, but to me, there is nothing sexier than a man who can cook an intimate meal at home for me on Valentines Day. It says a lot about how much he cares… Keep Reading »

I Heart You Day

While the rest of the world celebrates Valentines Day as the day for lovers often represented with a heart. For me, it is not as much about intoxicating romance, as it is a very sober day of gratitude about my heart.



A healthy, functioning heart. Just… Keep Reading »

Berry Sweet-Tart Menu for Valentines Day

Julie Anne Rhodes

My Valentine’s Day present for you is that you can now find all of these recipes on the recipe pages of, so you can impress your sweetheart with a heart healthy romantic Valentines Day dinner for two.

Valentines Day Menu

“Cream” of Cauliflower &… Keep Reading »

From My Heart to Yours

Julie Anne Rhodes by Matthew Rolston
My mother always said “never judge a book by it’s cover”… I’m living proof of that. People always tell me how young I look for my age, and I appreciate it, thank you! Most of it is probably down to… Keep Reading »