“Little House on the Prairie” Reunion

Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Matthew Labyorteaux and Rachel Lindsay Greenish all visit Home & Family to talk about their favorite memories from the iconic television show, “Little House on the Prairie.” Rachel shares the story of how she met her husband when the two were both just kids on the set. 30 years later they met again, and would go on to marry under the tree on the set where they first met. The actors all share tender stories of what it was like working with the late and great Michael Landon, as well, who they considered to be a second father. They all also talk about the "Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series Delux Remastered Edition" that is available in stores now.

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Melissa Gilbert Cooks

Melissa Gilbert is with Cristina in the kitchen baking up her famous Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie! The gingersnap is found in the crust and she jokes that butter is everything when it comes to making her pies. Aside from baking, Melissa also talks about her run for Congress and her past as President of the Screen Actors Guild.

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Michael Landon Jr. and Leslie Landon

The son and daughter of the late Michael Landon talk about the legacy of their father. Both Michael and Leslie say that it was very important for their father to do a show about family, especially because he didn’t have the best childhood growing up. They even share photos from life on the set with their dad that include the rest of the cast.

On Location

Alison Arngrim, who played nasty Nellie Oleson on the show, joins the show via video from the set of “Little House on the Prairie.” The background includes the tree where the characters carved their initials, the land where the house was located, and even the location of where the mud fight scene took place between “Nellie” and “Laura.”

DIY Lemon Verbena Fragrance Water

Kym Douglas is in the kitchen showing you how to make Lemon Verbena Fragrance Water. She explains that Lemon Verbena is supposed to have numerous health benefits and a calming scent to help you relax. After Kym’s DYI, the cast are surprised by the appearance of Charlotte Stewart, who played Miss Beadle!

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DIY Christmas Tree Stand

Dean Butler is back and this time he is showing Mark and Cristina how to make their own Christmas tree stand. This project has been a tradition in his family for the last 105 years, and was originally created using a redwood log.

“Little House on the Prairie” Books

Debbie Matenopoulos is joined by Rachel and Melissa to talk about the books that inspired the iconic show, “Little House on the Prairie.” Debbie talks about how the books were about family values and making the most of what they had. In 2014, the South Dakota Historical Society published Laura Ingalls Wilder’s memoir, “Pioneer Girl” which illustrated life during the 1800’s.

Hollywood Steals

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Covered Wagon Tablescape

Tanya Memme and Paige Hemmis team up for a “Little House on the Prairie”- inspired DIY by making a Covered Wagon Tablescape. By taking an old dining room table, PVC pipe, wooden frame, white sheet, paint and wagon wheels, they create a fun project. After the tablescape is created, Tanya adds fun foods for everybody to enjoy!

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