Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Jell-O America's Most Famous Dessert At Home Everywhere


The front cover features an illustration of a bear in front of a log cabin with large mountains in the background. The image is framed and entitled "In the Mountains." JELL-O and title are in red, green, and yellow against a dark background. The back cover is contains an image of a grandfather and little boy who has a dish of JELL-O on the steps of the home. The image is titled "In New England." and includes many trees in the Autumn. The lower half of the back cover illustrates the JELL-O Safety Bag and box, "No matter where you live, this perfect package brings JELL-O to you as fresh as when it is packed at the factory." The inside pages are made up of "New Recipes" that utilize a flavor of JELL-O in them. Some of the recipes listed are Pear Whip, Luncheon Salad, Peach Delight, Nut Frappe, Apple Snow JELL-O, Beauty Salad, and Mint JELL-O. All recipes are written in black lettering and entail step-by-step directions on how to prepare the dish. Also Included is an insert for JELL-O Ice Cream Powder with drawings by L. Ball of strawberry ice cream brick with strawberries on and around it. "Makes Ice Cream, Ices, and Puddings." There is a Strawberry Ice Cream box at the bottom of the front cover. The back cover includes a bottom circle with "Jell-O Ice Cream Powder." Recipes for orange and lemon sherbets and a notation to write them for a book of JELL-O Ice Cream Powder Recipes. Insert size is 4 1/8" x 4" and has 2 pages.

View this piece: jpg pdf

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Jell-O

Publisher: Genesee Pure Food Co. (Le Roy, N.Y.)


14 p.

15.6 x 10.5 cm


Language: English

Key Terms:

Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Jell-O America's Most Famous Dessert At Home Everywhere. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


 Advanced Search


Brand Name





Key Terms

Object Type


Contact Info


Report Errors

© 2017 Michigan State University Board of Trustees. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

Privacy Statement