Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

"My First Jelly! Isn't It Wonderful?"


The front panel features a colored illustration of a young woman showing an older woman her canned jelly jars. At the top, the title "My First jelly! Isn't It Wonderful" is written in red and brown lettering. At the bottom, there is a a couple lines stating that anyone can make jams and jellies. The back panel begins at the top with mint jelly on a green dish and continues with a recipe for mint jelly. The recipe entails a list of all the ingredients needed plus directions on how to prepare the dish. Below, the company name and address are listed in black lettering. The inside panels are dedicated to various recipes for different jellies and jams. Some of the recipes listed includes Dried Apricot Jam, Dried Prune Jame, Banana Butter, Spiced Cranberry Jam, Grape Jelly from Bottled Juice, Canned Pineapple Jam, and Orange Jelly. Along the right side of the inside panels, there are colored illustrations of different foods that utilize jelly or jams in them.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Certo Pectin

Publisher: Certo Corp. (Rochester, N.Y.)

1928 (ca.)

10.8 x 8.3 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: "My First Jelly! Isn't It Wonderful?". The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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