Cooking Terms: How To Deglaze

So are you starting to feel more adventurous in your kitchens yet? My “cooking terms” series for the Personal Chef Approach YouTube channel is there to empower all you novice cooks out there. No more excuses about not knowing how to cook. If you can read,...
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Keep It Simple – Keep It Real (Food)

The number one New Years Resolution is to eat healthier, and with good reason after all that decadent holiday food. The easiest way to achieve your goal is to stick to unadulterated whole food and keep your preparations on the simple side. You know the… Keep Reading »

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Cooking Terms: How To Sauté

I’m determined to make it easier for all you novice cooks out there to ROCK your kitchens, so here’s the next in my “cooking terms” series for the Personal Chef Approach YouTube channel. Now you know how to dredge, it’s time to move onto sautéing!

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Why Do You PCA?

The good news? There are big plans in store for the Personal Chef Approach in 2015! Starting with a move to a new membership program that will allow members more control over their profiles, an upgrade in our merchant payment system to allow you to… Keep Reading »


Cooking Terms: How To Dredge

If you didn’t grow up with a stay at home mom who taught you how to cook (and you’re not one of the millions of viewers fascinated with food TV), chances are you are not very comfortable in the kitchen. You know the only way… Keep Reading »


Party Girl

You know by now I can be quite the workaholic, but never fear – the party girl within me is still alive and well. I had so much fun this past holiday season! Parties, parties, parties – the season began with usual round of fun… Keep Reading »


Cooking With Jewels: Halibut Piccata

Have you ever had a failure or two in the kitchen and convinced yourself you can’t cook? Maybe the kitchen is simply unfamiliar territory for you, so you’re overwhelmed by the thought of cooking before you even try? Let this New Year be the year… Keep Reading »

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New Years Resolutions & Fad Dieting

Many of you have started your New Years Resolutions, and the number one resolution is to lose those excess holiday pounds or simply eat healthier. Problem is, many of us tend to go from one extreme of over-indulging to the other end of the spectrum… Keep Reading »


Dusting off the Holidays, Pearl Dusting That Is

Occasionally, I can be a very bad influence. I know you’re all starting your “get back to eating healthy New Year’s resolutions, so this post is a little on the wicked side of indulgence for this time of year, but I’ve had this pearl dust… Keep Reading »

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2014 in Review & Looking Forward to 2015

I’ll be honest with you – I’ve certainly had some fun times, but 2014 has been more of a nose to the grindstone kind of year for me than most, and I am looking forward to watching the growth of the Personal Chef Approach continue… Keep Reading »

Tatjana and Julie Anne Rhodes

Happy New Year!

It is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, and I’m certainly in a party mood this year! I’ll be running some oldies but goodies while I take a break to relax and enjoy the rest of the holiday season, then see you back here… Keep Reading »

Recreating the magic for your own little tyke

Christmas Spirit

Since Tatjana and Aaron are not coming home this year (when your kids grow up you not only have to share them with the ex, you have to share them with their boyfriend’s family too – of course the upside is you get two kids… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne and Tatjana Rhodes

Holiday Greetings & A Gift For You

The holidays are a time of gathering and celebrating with friends and family, but they can also be fraught with extra demands on your time. The Personal Chef Approach is all about helping you organize your meals in advance, so you can still serve fabulous… Keep Reading »