Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Happy Times Recipe Book


The front cover is red with four women singing behind a large book. There is two lines of sheet music at the top. The lyrics read, "Happy times are here again/ We'll never bake things queer again/ Let's have cake the men will cheer again/ Happy times - are - here - again!" The back cover is red with a white panel in the center that reads, "Times are more sunny/ Ma has more money/ Eggs still come from a hen / Calumet's itchin'/ to get in your kitchen/ Let's all ear high again!" At the top is a chicken laying eggs, while a container of Calumet in a chef's hat dances at the bottom with a plate of pancakes, a cake, and a basket of muffins.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Calumet Baking Powder

Publisher: General Foods Corp. (Battle Creek, Mich.)


23 p.

14.6 x 10.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: Happy Times Recipe Book. 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


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