My Prairie Cookbook is a must have for Little House watchers and readers alike. I was so excited to see that Melissa Gilbert compiled this. This was one of my favorite television shows growing up. I love looking at the pictures from the show and reliving fond memories. The bloopers and goofs section is hilarious and interesting. The recipes are easy to follow and there are pictures included. One of my favorites is the Cucumber-Dill Salad:
4 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
3 cloves of garlic
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1T freshly squeezed lemon juice
Freshly ground white pepper
3 T Extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 Maui onion, very thinly sliced (optional)
Place the cucumber slices on a flat plate. Salt them lightly, and tilt the plate so that excess water will drain off easily. Let stand 1 hour.
Pass the cloves of garlic through the garlic press- add yogurt, dill, lemon juice, and salt and white pepper to taste. Stir until mixed. Add oil and stir vigorously until blended.
Place the drained cucumber slices in a bowl, add onion, pour dressing over. Toss gently. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve.
There are many more recipes you will love in this one. Reminders of the prairie just make it that much more fun!
In My Prairie Cookbook, Melissa Gilbert, star of Little House on the Prairie, offers fans comforting family recipes and childhood favorites. From prairie breakfasts and picnic lunches to treats inspired by Nellie’s restaurant, the 80 simple and delicious dishes—crispy fried chicken, pot roasts, corn bread, apple pie, and more—present Bonnet Heads (die-hard Little House fans) with the chance to eat like the Ingalls family.
Gilbert’s personal recollections and memorabilia, including behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes, and more than 75 treasured scrapbook images, accompany the recipes. With answers to the most-asked questions from fans—on topics including the biggest bloopers, on-set romances, and what Michael Landon was really like—My Prairie Cookbook is a cherished memento for Little House fans and fans of simple prairie cooking alike.