Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Fun With Fruits & Vegetables


The front cover features seven fruits and vegetables painted with eyes and mouths plus legs wearing tennis shoes. The seven fruits and vegetables depicted are grapes, banana, pineapple, orange, lettuce, carrot, and broccoli. The title "Fun With Fruits & Vegetables" is written at the top with blue lettering against a yellow background. Below the title, the phrase Kids Cookbook is listed in black lettering. The back cover contains a large photo of Dole products along with the company name and address located at the bottom. The front end page is titled "Recipes" and includes seven different categories such as breakfast, sandwich, salads and vegetables, soup, main dish, dessert, and beverage. Page one begins with an introduction page signed by Lorelei DiSogra and is followed with "How-To" pages located on pages two and three. The "How-To" pages entail topics such as wash fruits and vegetables, slicing citrus fruits, cutting and slicing peppers, and cutting pineapple. The rest of the inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that are easy for kids to make and healthy. Each recipe includes a list of ingredients, directions, and illustrations to help show how to prepare the dish. Some recipes include fruity breakfast parfait, fruit 'n' juice breakfast shake, raisin buddy banana muffins, banana peanut butter sandwich, carrot & raisin sunshine salad, vegetable pasta italiano, and shimmering tropical fruit. The back end page has all the Dole Products listed. They are divided into four categories including fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, packaged foods, and dried fruits.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Dole

Publisher: Hawaiin Pineapple Co. (Honolulu, Hawaii)


44 p.

22.9 x 15.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Fun With Fruits & Vegetables . The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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