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!
New Year’s Day Luck and Money: Peas & Greens
The peas are simmering on the stove top fogging up the windows with ham-scented steam. It’s cold out and rather than face the snow, I’m
Make Ahead: Make it Easy for the Holidays
I’m smiling here, teaching at Stonewall Kitchen. What’s not to smile about? Really, nice people, an incredible kitchen, and I adore Maine. It’s a
My Day in NYC on 9/11
This picture of my sister was taken a in August, just a few weeks before the tragedy. I’ve never written a word about 9-11, a
My Feisty Sister, Green Beans, and The Best Birthday, Ever.
It’s my younger sister’s birthday this weekend and I am going home to see her and mama. Some of y’all may remember about mama moving
Happy Mother’s Day: Mama’s Poundcake
Anyone that speaks to me more than a couple of paragraphs essentially knows I love my Mama. I am a Mama’s girl through and through.
Anne Willan & The LaVarenne Way
Anne Willan Thinking about my career, Nathalie Dupree took me out of my mama’s kitchen. She exposed me to things I had never heard
Sweet Georgia Peaches: Pork Chops with Peach BBQ Sauce
Peach Country Central and South Georgia are well known for their peach crops in the summer and pecan harvests in the fall. I grew up
Fried Chicken: A Love Story
Virginia and Meme – photo credit Terry Allen I’ve been cooking as a professional for a little over 15 years, but my passion actually started