Chef Virginia Willis

22 Flips | 8 Magazines | @ChefVirginia | French-trained Southern Chef and Cookbook Author

Holiday Entertaining Tips: Smoky Cheese Straws

<b>Holiday Entertaining Tips</b>Holiday Entertaining should be relaxed, comfortable, and enjoyable for both the hosts and the guests – and that comes with …

Christmas Cookies

Secrets of the Southern Table

Skillet Suppers<p>During a busy week sometimes a “Skillet Supper” is the way to go. Toss some ingredients in the skillet, pop it in the oven, and dinner …

What’s in Season: Five Spice Pork Chops with Ginger Plum BBQ Sauce

What’s in Season?Plums, peaches, and apricots are starting to appear at farmer’s markets and grocery stores. Peaches are undoubtedly one of my …

BBQ

Quick and Easy Drop Biscuits

Drop BiscuitsThere’s been basket after basket of biscuits in my life of late. I shared my thoughts on “Love and Biscuits” with SouthernKitchen.com in …

What’s in Season: Cooking with Citrus

Cooking with CitrusWinter is citrus season and the produce departments are overflowing. There are the<b></b> diminutive Tangerines, Clementines, Tangelos, …

Chicken Wings for the Dirty Birds

<b></b> Rise Up!Other than the recent reports concerning Georgia’s Fifth District, the big deal right now in The ATL is that the Falcons are playing the …

Recipes

Ground Corn 101: Cornmeal and Grits

CornThe importance of corn in the Southern diet cannot be overstated. Corn was eaten fresh in the summer, and dried and ground into meal for boiling …

Recipes

How to Make Biscuits

How to Make Biscuits – and MORE!Want to learn how to make biscuits? How about crispy fried chicken, tender whole grain cornbread, and chef-quality …

Celebrate Summer with Sustainable Seafood

Celebrate SummerThe Fourth of July means fireworks, fun, flags, and of course food. It’s time to celebrate summer! Nearly 80% of Americans will be …

Fall Vegetable Recipes and a Dip into Poole’s Diner

It’s Fall, Y’all!Yep, well someone forgot to tell Mother Nature because it hit 90° yesterday in Atlanta. Fall officially starts today and yes, it is …

Carrots

Classic Egg Recipes and a Crack at Big Bad Breakfast

BreakfastBreakfast is the most important meal of the day — and the one we have the least time to prepare for and the shortest time to eat. Studies …

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Soup’s On!

Soups On!Snow, sleet, freezing rain means that soup’s on in my kitchen. There’s nothing like a steaming hot bowl of soup in in the winter to take off …

Recipes

Turkey 101: All You Need to Know

Turkey 101The first time I ever brined a turkey was over 10 years ago. I had read about it in <i>Cook’s Illustrated</i> and was pretty curious, so we thought …

BBQ

Salmon Recipes for Weeknight Cooking

Salmon RecipesShrimp, salmon, and tuna are the big three when it comes to seafood consumed in the US. The term “Salmon Recipes” consistently ranks in …

Potato Salad Recipes for Labor Day

Picnic Side DishesAh, potato salad. The absolute wonders of potato salad. So many choices, so many styles! Different kinds of potatoes. Different …

Barbecue Ribs: Five Great Recipes

Barbecue RibsBarbecue ribs are one of the great recipes of summer. I cook them on the gas grill, the Big Green Egg, and I even roast them in the oven …