Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Mother's Recipes

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The front cover features a drawn color illustration of a little boy in a red shirt with his hands in his pockets outlined in an orange frame. There are green and white plates filled with a knife, fork, and a spoon on each side of the little boy. The title, "Mother's Recipes," is listed in orange and black lettering at the top. At the bottom, the phrase "A few good things Mother used to make. Just as good now and better, because Mother's Oats are used" is written in black lettering followed my the company name and address. The back cover contains a package of Mother's Crushed Oats. The front end page is titled "The picture of the Mother's Boy" and consists a few lines explaining the picture they have lithographed in ten different printings. The following page is a typed letter to a housewife from The Great Western Cereal Co., Akron, Ohio. The rest of the inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that utilize Mother's Oats in them. Some recipes include Mother's Oats Gruel, Swedish Bread, Mother's Oats Porridge, Salad Biscuit, Mother's Oats Cakes, Quick Tomato Soup, Mother's Oats Custard, and Christmas Pudding. The back end page entails the information about The Great Western Cereal Company's free give away every year. No page numbers.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Mother's Oats, Corn Meal, Wheat Hearts, Corn Flakes, Hominy, Grits, Graham Flour

Publisher: Great Western Cereal Co. (Chicago, Ill.)

1920 (ca.)

14.3 x 10.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Mother's Recipes. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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