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!
French Butter Cookies
I posted a picture of these cookies on Facebook and some folks wanted the recipe. It’s from my first book, Bon Appetit, Y’all! I’ve never
A Bucket Full of Blueberry Recipes
See that one lonely ripe blueberry next to all the green ones still on the verge? It’s like the older girl in PE class in
Mother’s Day: Spaghetti with Venison Bolognese
One of my fondest earlier memories is of my mother teaching me to swim. She floated on her back and I held to her ankles
Planting Gardens & Being Thankful: Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes
This week I kicked off chefs cooking at the at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in their awesome outdoor kitchen. It’s a lovely space and Atlanta
Mama Love & Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I am a “mama’s girl.” Mama and I travel quite a bit together. I love to ask her to come with me to book signings
My Day in NYC on 9/11
This picture of my sister was taken in August, just a few weeks before the tragedy in 2001. Last year when I wrote my original post,
Labor Day Appetizers and Summer’s Sweet End
Country Living I grew up in the country. Montezuma, Georgia. The population at the time hovered around 3000. I love the country, living in the
How to Make Biscuits: Baking Secrets and Five Recipes
What’s The Secret to a Perfect Biscuit? I’m asked quite often about biscuits. Folks pull me aside at book-signings. As I am spending the summer
Southern Saturdays with Virginia: Vidalia Onion Quiche
Spring may mean lamb to some, asparagus to others, and perhaps for a lucky few, spring means morel mushrooms. Not for me. Spring for me
Bon Appétit, Y’all in Paris! Fried Chicken, Grits & Greens, and Biscuits
I’m in Paris at the Paris Cookbook Fair — and, that would be Paris, France, not Paris, Texas! It’s been crazy. I’ve been interviewed by