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!
Eat Wild: Elderflower Cordial
Recently, I’ve been studying a couple of foraging books and trying to use more wild food in my kitchen. Serving locally foraged ingredients has become
Frozen Treats: Avocado Popsicles and Coconut Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream and sorbets are some of my favorite summertime sweet desserts. (Peach is undoubtedly my favorite!) I like ice cream, I mean who
Celebrate Summer with Sustainable Seafood
The Fourth of July means fireworks, fun, flags, and of course food. It’s time to celebrate summer! Nearly 80% of Americans will be grilling this weekend, making
Blueberries: Berry, Berry Good
Blueberries are the Doris Day of summer fruit – happy-go-lucky, bright bouncing balls of flavor. Blackberries are moody, musky, and more complex. Watermelon is refreshing,
Old-Fashioned Caramel Cake
Layer cakes are joyful, towering celebrations. Even in these super busy times, bake a layer cake at Christmas. I love Coconut Cake and Hummingbird
Food Photography: Friendship, Inspiration, and Opportunity
I’ve got two big announcements to share: Lighten Up, Y’all is now available for pre-order and will be in stores in March. My dear friend Angie
The World’s Best Salad Dressing
How to Make Salad Dressing Did You Know that Price Per Ounce, Salad Dressing is One of the Most Expensive Items in a Grocery Store?
Fresh, Easy Asparagus Lemon Salad
Can You Eat Raw Asparagus? Yes, You Can! Funny how things work. I never really cared for asparagus, but since I lived for a time
Down-Home Comfort with Red-Eye Gravy and Deadlines
I’ve got a stack of books I’m in love with and can’t wait to share with you – Summerland by Anne Quatrano, Cooking Light’s Global
Atlanta Snow 2014: Heat Things Up with Curried Wings
Atlanta Atlanta got hit with 2-inches of snow and the world stopped. Literally. For 18-hours. It’s been all over the national news and everyone is