Virginia Willis Blog

Recipes: Soups and Stews

Southern Saturdays with Virginia: Seafood Gumbo

It’s so cold in much of the country. This winter has been astonishing! It’s snowed twice in Atlanta, Georgia and we were shut down for a week. Last week I was in Birmingham, Alabama for Food Blog South and it was freezing! Even though it was cold, I had a great time listening and learning… Read more »

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Edible Communities & Corn: Taking Care of Mama

Funny how things work out in life. For those not aware I am in on deadline for my next cookbook, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Recipes and Recollections of a Southern Culinary Journey. I am in the final stretch so I am enlisting the assistance of friends and sharing recipes from books and people that I… Read more »

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Guest Cook: Slow Cooker Beef Stew on pauladeen.com

Hi there – Hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We had a very nice time. It was very bittersweet because this was our last holiday at the family home. I’ve been taking lots of pictures. I think I will miss the pond the most. It is truly, truly one of my favorite places… Read more »

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Spring Fever: Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables

  It’s raining today, not real rain – just the drizzle that makes the sofa look so very inviting. And, it’s just cool enough that a stew is the perfect Sunday supper. Here’s a wonderful recipe for Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables. I like to use the shoulder because the meat is flavorful with just… Read more »

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