Welcome to Cooking with Virginia!
Need inspo for healthy recipes? Cooking with Virginia is packed with real-life tips, cooking techniques, and good and good-for-you recipes.
Who wants sad food? No one. Recipes have to taste good!
Here you’ll find a mix of indulgent and healthy recipes — food that I eat and make in my own kitchen (and sometimes on TV.)
As a result of my own wellness journey, I am an enthusiastic cheerleader for others seeking to make lifestyle changes in the interest of feeling healthier and happier, too.
Bon Appétit, Y’all!
Loaded Creole Shrimp Nachos
Nachos are quick and easy, a great supper when you’re feeling lazy on the weekend or just want fun finger food. The trouble is they’re
Carrot Snack Cake
Astonishing how many carrot cake fans I’ve met through my Lower Fat Layer Carrot Cake and weight loss journey being featured in AARP magazine!
Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
Buffalo Meatballs are a glorious marriage of two of America’s favorite football foods — meatballs and wings. What’s not to love? Finger food, bite-size nibbles,
AARP: The Best Weight Loss Goal is No Weight Loss Goal
Chef Virginia Willis Talks Life Guardrails, Health, and Wellness in AARP Magazine (ATLANTA, GA) Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno rule
Staying Motivated: Real Life Self-Care and Weight Loss
Self Care and Weight Loss are at the top of the trends in January. It’s a new year and lots of folks are looking for
The Beginner’s Guide to Caramel Cake
Caramel Cakes are an epic endeavor, there’s no doubt. This is a cake you only make for people you love. I love to bake
Easy Appetizer: Zucchini Roll-Ups
Eat cheese, lose weight. Wait, what? YES! Ok, it’s not carte blanche to eat as much as you want or can. However, Feta PDO is
Better for You Baking: Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Muffins
Easy one bowl, dairy-free, oil-free, egg-free, reduced sugar blueberry flaxseed muffins. Wait, what? How can that possibly taste good?! Y’all. They are so good, you
Six Simple Summer Sides
Hot temps call for chill sides. Not necessarily “chill,” as in temperature, but most certainly “chill” as in effort required! Puns aside, keeping the heat
Are Blueberries Healthy?
Blueberries are more than healthy — they are a superfood! They are also joyful, conjuring thoughts of summer desserts like bubbling cobblers, purple-stained crusty pies,