Chef Virginia Willis weight loss success story

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.

Each post has easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints. It’s a mix of indulgent and healthy recipes — food that I eat and make in my own kitchen (and sometimes on TV.)

Here, you’ll find chef-driven recipes for home cooks yet still made with real-life ingredients. Let me tell you what you won’t find. An over-obsession with WW points or restrictive dieting. I believe you’ve got to mix it up. Sometimes you need to eat the ding dang cake. Who wants to eat sad food? Who wants deprivation? Nobody. 

Hopefully, you’ll feel like I am by your side!  I promise my recipes are rigorously tested and are essential, foolproof dishes you actually want to make and eat. 

Because of my own journey with health gain and weight loss, 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!

Virginia Willis

 
Small Batch Pecan Macaroon
Sweet Treats and Desserts
Virginia Willis

Pecan Macaroons

These cookies are crispy, chewy, and buttery, yet made with only four ingredients. They’re gluten-free and dairy-free if you need it, and so good you

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Irish Brown Bread
Bread and Quickbreads
Virginia Willis

Irish Brown Bread

Irish Brown Bread? Really? Isn’t this supposed to be a WW-friendly blog? Well, yes, it is. Bread can be a wholesome, healthy part of a

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Lemon-Chia Seed Cake
Sweet Treats and Desserts
Virginia Willis

Lemon-Chia Seed Yogurt Cake

  Lemon Cakes come in all shapes and sizes, all manners of baking. There are lemon-scented tender yellow cakes topped with rich lemon buttercream, dense

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