Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Jell-O Rhymes America's Most Famous Dessert


The front cover features an illustration of ducks with a blue background. The front cover reads, "JELL-O Rhymes, America's Most Famous Dessert" written in red, blue, and black lettering. The back cover has a blue background with a JELL-O bag and box of Strawberry JELL-O. "This perfect package brings JELL-O to you as fresh as when it is packed at the factory" is written towards the bottom in black and pink lettering. The front end page has an article by Caroline B. King on the Many Reasons for Jell-O. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that utilize a flavor of JELL-O in them. The recipes are split into different categories including New Recipes, For Special Occasions, JELL-O Recipes for The Children, JELL-O For Convalescents, Suggestions For Luncheons, and Dinner Suggestions. Pages 10-11 are a color centerfold with the nursery rhyme "Mary Mary, quite contrary" and Jell-O as the garden flowers. Includes an insert for JELL-O Ice Cream Powder. There is a machine punched hole in the upper left with a string to hold the insert in place. Illustrations throughout the pamphlet are done by Lucile Patterson Marsh.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: King, Caroline B.

Brand Name: Jell-O

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

1923 (ca.)

19 p.

15.6 x 10.8 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


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

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