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!
Cornmeal Cake with Strawberries and Vanilla Cream
Cornmeal Cake is somewhere between a cobbler and cake. Unlike a cobbler, the fruit is served on the side. And, unlike most cakes, the batter
Steel Magnolias Armadillo Butt Cupcakes
A couple of weeks ago cohosted the Sunday afternoon matinee of Steel Magnolias! (I also shared a recipe for a shrub I call “The Shelby.”)
Golden Vidalia Onion Cheesy Pull-Apart Biscuits
Who doesn’t love Vidalia onions!? Georgia grown Vidalia onions are America’s favorite and perhaps its most well-known sweet onion. Vidalia onions are my absolute go-to.
Strawberry Shrub aka “The Shelby”
Need an NA alternative? Or, do you need to spritz up your afternoon cocktail? Check out my Strawberry Shrub. A shrub is a tart fruit
Comfort Food: One Pot Pasta
I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. I feel like I have started every email with that sentence for the past
Cooking with Virginia: Crunchy Creole Ranch Salmon
Ranch dressing is as American as apple pie and baseball. Americans love ranch dressing. Everyone loves ranch dressing. Even snooty chefs and foodies that look
Easy Clementine Marmalade
How to Make Marmalade Making marmalade can be a long and tedious process. I love to make jams and jellies, but the bitterness of citrus
Stress Baking: Button Shortbread
My first baking experience was making biscuits with my grandmother, standing on a chair all of three years old. Before the home was air-conditioned an
Stovetop Low Country Boil
Think Spanish moss hanging from live oaks and pluff mud and you’re thinking Low Country. Think benne seeds and Carolina Gold rice and you’re thinking
Skillet Suppers: Pork Chops with Cabbage and Sweet Potatoes
Skillet suppers, one-pot meals, sheet pan suppers — I’m sure you hear these terms all the time. They’re popular not only for their simplicity