My daughters and I are HUGE Little House on the Prairie fans! We have a sincere love for the Laura Ingalls Wilder books as well as the multi-season television show. This love for Little House on the Prairie has spilled over into our doll play as well as our cooking. We have created dolls to resemble Laura, Mary, Grace, Baby Carrie, and Farmer Boy Almanzo. We were thrilled with Dolly’s Dining Room launched their pioneer food line! DDR initially had calico beans and cornbread, but the line has expanded to include more pioneer food items for your dolls. You can find Dolly’s Dining Room here: http://www.dollysdiningroom.com.
My daughters and I have been working our way through The Little House Cookbook. My daughters quickly noticed that the pioneer food items from Dolly’s Dining Room were very similar to the recipes that we were cooking up! We enjoy setting scenes that match up what is going on in our real kitchen.
Pictured above with the cookbook are DDR’s calico beans. In the Little House Cookbook on page26 it discusses that this dish goes back to beans cooked by Indians with bear grease and maple syrup in earth pits heated by hot stones.
Look how amazing the fried chicken from Dolly’s Dining Room is! Karalee, the owner and food crafter at DDR, had crazy talented skills with clay. In Laura’s book “Happy Golden Years” it discusses that a fried chicken dinner was served with the first peas and new potatoes of July.
DDR does not disappoint on the details! The cornbread and biscuits look straight from the oven. It’s mentioned in the cookbook that cornbread was often flavored with bacon fat and then dipped in molasses; then served with coffee sweetened with brown sugar.
Corn dishes are found throughout The Little House Cookbook. Corn was a very important field crop, feeding not only themselves, but also their livestock. Dolly’s Dining Room cobs of corn look like they were just shucked! Perfect!
Kirsten stopped over with a few Huckleberry Hand Pies. Laura talks about Huckleberry Pies in “Farmer Boy.” “For days Mother and the girls made jellies and jams and preserves, and for every meal there was huckleberry pie or blueberry pudding.”
These little doll sized Huckleberry Pies are so cute I had to get a closer pictures! Love the sprinkled sugar!
Looks like Almanzo worked up an appetite from working the fields!
Laura and Mary Ingalls have a lunch date!
This post just wraps ups so many wonderful things; fond memories of snuggle times watching the Little House on the Prairie shows and reading the books, doll play, and cooking together. My girls and I definitely feel that the pioneer doll food from Dolly’s Dining Room is much needed for any Little House on the Prairie doll scene! Stay tuned for more additions to DDR’s pioneer doll food menu.