Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

It's So Simple, Jell-O America's Most Famous Dessert


The front cover features a Norman Rockwell drawing of a Grandmother making JELL-O by pouring hot water into a cup with a little boy in paper hat and a young girl standing on a chair to watch. The phrase "It's So Simple" is written in black lettering below the illustration. The back cover includes another drawing by Norman Rockwell. It contains a little girl taking the JELL-O out of the mold for her doll that's sitting on a green chair at a red table. Below are an open box of JELL-O with safety bag. The front end page is made up of a typed letter signed by Alicia Bradley who is the principal at Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. The inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that utilize different flavors of JELL-O in them. All recipes are split under the categories of JELL-O Desserts, Delicious Whips, and JELL-O Salads. Some of the recipes listed are Mint JELL-O, Frozen Punch, Snow Pudding, Pear Whip, and California Special. All recipes include step-by-step directions on how to prepare the dish written in black lettering. Throughout the inside pages there are "Lessons" with colored illustrations depicting how to prepare different types of JELL-O. Also includes an insert for JELL-O Ice Cream Powders. Insert features illustrations of a brick of Strawberry Ice Cream, bowls, serving utensils, parrot figurine, and a vase filled with daisies and lilies. The back cover of the insert is a drawing of the box of Strawberry JELL-O Ice Cream Powder. The phrase "Jell-O Ice Cream Powder makes fine puddings as well as ice cream and ices" is written at the bottom in green, blue, and black lettering. The insert size is 4 1/8" x 6" and has 2 pages.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Jell-O

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


14 p.

15.6 x 10.8 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: It's So Simple, Jell-O 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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