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!
Easy Chocolate Cocoa Bombs
Chocolate Cocoa Bombs have well, absolutely exploded this holiday season. I adore the idea, but cannot believe anyone would want to go to the trouble
GF Pear Banana Almond Cakes
When I decided to share this recipe for GF Pear Banana Almond Cakes it was a surprise to me. It would seem like the Banana
Recipe Makeover: Sausage-Pecan Balls
Everyone looks down their nose at sausage balls, pigs in a blanket, and meatballs in BBQ sauce, but the reality is that these popular nibbles
Golden Fruit and Nut Cake (Don’t Call it Fruitcake!)
The word fruitcake immediately conjures images of boozy brown bricks studded with bizarre colored unidentifiable bits of fruit. I am not certain how fruitcake became
Braised Flank Steak with Peppers and Onions
Cool-weather and the current full-time, heightened need for comfort food make me think of braised meats. I love beef stews, braised short ribs, and pot
Covid Thanksgiving and Gratitude
Lordy day, 2020 has been a lot to manage and take in. And, here we are at the holidays. There’s an active call from the
Lighten Up, Y’all! Buffalo Chicken Dip
Football Saturdays can feel like 100 yards of healthy eating pitfalls. Seriously, who wants to eat carrot sticks and celery spears with hummus when everyone
How to Make Homemade Caramel Sauce and Apple Dip
Apples dipped in caramel are one of life’s sweetest treats. It’s simple, nostalgic, and tasty, too. Knowing how to make caramel is a key kitchen
Easy Dark Chocolate Bark
Packed with dried fruit and nuts, dark chocolate bark is full of flavor and fun! Making this bark – simply a sheet of rich,
One Bowl Apple Snack Cake
Apples are one of fall’s most iconic foods. Raw, dried, sauteed, simmered, baked, jammed, jellied, pressed into cider or juice, or cooked down into unctuous