Home Cooking with our homesteading Tennessee friends, the West Ladies, is a beautiful 218 page book with over 150 tasty and unique recipes.  Amongst the pages you will find original art work by Vicki, essays on country living by all the ladies, countless home cooking tips, many beautiful full-color photos of life on the farm and even the sheet music to their hit song, “Green Beans in the Garden!”

Focusing on wholesome, healthful foods, the introduction is packed with information on healthy substitutions for harmful ingredients such as white sugar, hydrogenated oils and pre-packaged foods.  However, there is no substitution to great taste!  So, country favorites like, Cecilia’s Cornbread Dressing or Jasmine’s Chicken Pot Pie are sure to please hearty appetites.  Unique, wild harvest recipes such as Violet Jelly and Wild Sumac Lemonade will get you out in the woods discovering these gems.

So, heat up the cast iron and join the West Ladies in their homestead kitchen for some cooking fun.  It’s such a blessin’!



:: Resources ::

Homestead Blessings DVD Series

Farther Along CD by the West Ladies

Farmer’s Daughter CD by the West Ladies


  1. Lin says:

    Are you all still vegetarian?? Ordered this delightful book and own all their videos though I am a high raw vegan. You and the Wests are very inspiring!! Blessings to you!!

    • Anais Dervaes says:

      For the time being… we do eat cheese, butter and yogurt so we aren’t VEGAN and occasionally eat fish. Bright blessings to you too!

  2. Heather says:

    Ooh, the West ladies have a cookbook!

    I adore them! Their DVDs are wonderful and so helpful for a newbie homemaker. I can’t wait to see their cookbook!

  3. Linda Martin says:

    I have enjoyed all the DVDs by the West ladies. What a happy surprise to find them “here” with you! I hadn’t heard about the new cookbook so thank you for featuring it here as I’m sure that it will give them a wider audience. We appreciate that they are family-friendly, modest and creative.

  4. Terri says:

    Love the West Ladies!!! A friend sent me DVDs of them canning which led me to finally diving into all things “canned”!!!!!

    Love your site too! I could spend the day wandering around it! You’ve inspired me to creep our garden into all the nooks and crevices of our property!

    Be Blessed!!!

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