Virginia Willis Blog

Recipes: Desserts

Anne Willan & The LaVarenne Way

Next week I will be in Portland attending a conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals, or IACP. I am speaking on a few subjects, mostly about cookbook writing, what I laughingly call “sharing my mistakes”. I am only teasing, I am incredibly honored to be speaking to my peers, to be counted as… Read more »

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Thanksgiving Morning: Two Great Ways to Start the Day

Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and websites – everywhere you look are recipes or stories about Thanksgiving sides or The Best Turkey. I’m guilty, too having sent out recipes for winter greens and winter vegetable gratin just last week. But, I was talking to some folks this past weekend at Mistletoe Market in Perry, GA and we… Read more »

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Sugah Bear, How ‘Bout Some Brown Sugar Shortcakes?

  The word “sugar” often becomes “sugah” in the South. The dropping of the r, really pretty unnecessary letter it seems to many. Sugah isn’t just sugar, it’s “Sugah Bear” to a loved one. I recently called my sister that and she questioned my sanity. “Sugah, how ’bout some more coffee” from the waitress with… Read more »

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Derby Y’all: French Toast Casserole with Bourbon Crème Anglaise

This week was y’all filled. Seriously y’all filled. I was a guest on Paula Deen’s Best Dishes on Saturday and Monday on Food Network. And, the May issue of her magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen has a feature on me with my recipe for French Toast Casserole. She was really, really nice. We had a… Read more »

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