August 21st, 2020

Who is Rockin’ Chef?

Chef Adrianna is a culinary school graduate who started her own business as a personal chef in 2004. She’s worked in Southern California restaurants; has done professional food-writing and currently teaches cooking classes to food enthusiasts in Orange County, California.

What inspires me?
When I think about it—it’s really all about the food…

Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall.  Music. Movies with a good food scene. New recipes.  Conversations with experienced chefs.  Tasting menus from upcoming chefs. Meeting someone who wants to learn. Visiting wonderful places with my family: Whidbey Island–California Coast– Manhattan…all these things make me imagine foods that I really like.  They compel me to write about things that I want to share with everyone. 

Welcome to Rockin’ Chef!

Chef Adrianna

Wonton Soup

August 2nd, 2012
I love serving this flavorful soup as a light evening meal.  This recipe is versatile--you can use the wonton recipe to make fried wontons or the fill... [read full post]

Beef Stroganoff

May 15th, 2012
This is not your parents' Beef Stroganoff. No offense, Mom or Dad. Beef tenderloin is the star of this dish, along with the sauce, of course. Mmm. Melt-in-your-mouth deli... [read full post]

Thanksgiving Stuffing

November 23rd, 2011
Nothing beats the aroma and taste of homemade stuffing. Yum!   Old-Fashioned Dressing for Stuffing Yield: stuffs a 15-20 lb. turkey 1½ cups finely chopped celery 1 cu... [read full post]

Creamed Corn

November 22nd, 2011
Before you turn up your nose, let me just say, I was not originally a creamed corn fan. But every time I make this version, it goes fast and people are asking for more.  It's... [read full post]

Mashed Potatoes

November 22nd, 2011
Here is an easy, flavorful mashed potato recipe. The key is to salt the potatoes during the cooking process to help bring out their flavor. Creamy Herb Mashed Potatoes ... [read full post]

Turkey Gravy

November 22nd, 2011
Here's an easy recipe for Thanksgiving gravy. It's made by thickening the pan juices from the roast turkey. Turkey Gravy Yield: 1½ pints 3 cups pan juices from roast t... [read full post]