The From Scratch Cookery community is all about sharing and growing. So I've gathered some of my favorite books, go-to websites, kitchen tools, simple recipes and binge worthy podcasts to share. I'm always on the hunt for great resources so come back often to see what's new! And, if you run across something amazing, let me know so I can check it out, too!


- Wendy


Cream of Chicken Soup

Another long time favorite from Don't Waste the Crumbs. With this recipe, you'll never buy a can of cream of soup again.

Apricot Bars

If you're looking for a quick and easy dessert these bars from Pioneer Woman are it! I've made these with many types of jam and they are always good.

Old Fashioned Dutch Baby

A very simple recipe  from Taste of the South. I let this dish intimidate me for years but now it's a quick and easy favorite, especially if we have guests!

Pizza Dough

My absolute favorite! I've used this Don't Waste the Crumbs recipe for many years. I typically add a half teaspoon of garlic and two tablespoons of olive oil.

Enchilada Sauce

Another winner from Don't Waste the Crumbs! The secret is the cinnamon. It's so good, I could eat this straight off the spoon.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

From The Prairie Homestead, this is literally the easiest recipe you'll ever make and it's perfectly delicious.

Easy Artisan Sourdough Bread

From Farmhouse on Boone.
The sourdough recipe I use most. Oven times & temps vary, I cook this at 50 degrees less than Lisa recommends.

Baking Substitutions

A GREAT resource from Melissa K. Norris to have on hand in case you run out of something.

One of my first and standing favorites for real food recipes. Tiffany's journey began out of need to tighten the budget without sacrificing real whole foods. Her man bread, pizza dough, carnitas  and enchilada sauce are perfection! 

A long time favorite of mine, Jill Winger shares homestead life, self sufficiency, and wonderful simple recipes. I have two of her books and absolutely love  her cookbook. I also subscribe to her podcast, Old Fashioned on Purpose.

My go to resource for sourdough recipes, and Lisa has a number of other great recipes, too. I listen to her podcast called Simple Farmhouse Life, occasionally where she discusses, cooking, home decor, farm life and motherhood.

A wealth of information on real food and how it affects our bodies. There is a LOT of information on this site and it can be a bit overwhelming but it's an incredible resource to have in your tool belt along with their book, Nourishing Traditions.


We are huge advocates for personal finance, especially in marriage. Taking Financial Peace University as newlyweds was definitely one of THE best decisions we ever made.

Delicious and easy from scratch recipes made with pantry staples. This is the only type of cookbook I have on my shelves. Every single one of Jill's recipes is a winner!

One of the books that sparked my real food journey.  Intellectual and humorous, it's is an eye opener into how broken food system is and what normal looks like. 

Comprehensive, detailed information on proper nutrition, foods to avoid and why, foods to consume and why, things to consider and  a ton of recipes, too.