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!
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
Makeover Recipe: Easy Lemon Squares
Lemon Squares are often made with gobs of butter and sugar and well, that’s one reason why they are so good. But, they are
Loaded Baked Potato with Shiitake Bacon
Shiitake bacon is not bacon, let’s get that straightened out from the top. Shiitake bacon is not pork. It is not meat. It is not
Nothing says “I Love You” Like Chocolate Pudding
What other dessert brings out the kid in us more than chocolate pudding? Sometimes Mama would make chocolate pudding after school, and my sister and
Zero Point Chicken Chili
When considering this recipe all I could think was does the world really need another chili recipe? Once I made it, tasted it, and punched
Vegetarian Parmesan Broth Collard Greens
Collard greens are as much a cornerstone of Southern cooking as biscuits and gravy. And, the use of the ingredient has evolved like the
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
Chicken and Rice Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy
Growing up, my mother made a meatball dish with Rice a Roni called porcupines. It consisted of ground beef, an egg, and a box of
Spicy Cauli-Mac and Cheese
Do we really need another Macaroni and Cheese recipe? According to Restaurant News, “US consumers were eating 19% more cheese per capita at the end
Southern New Year’s Day Food Traditions
Want to know why Southerners eat peas and greens? The science behind the salt and smoke? What about Vegan options for Southern New Year’s Day