Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Better Meals By The Minute!


The front cover features a drawing of a pressure cooker and a sketch of a woman pointing to it. At the top, the title "Better meals by the Minute" is written in red lettering. At the bottom, phrase "Minute Pressure Cooker Savor with the safe-t-seal cover" is written in blue lettering. The back cover begins at the top with the phrase "Your Universal Minute-Savor Pressure Cooker Is Guaranteed" written in blue lettering. Underneath, there are a couple of paragraphs describing the pressure cookers followed by the red Universal trademark. The front end page is dedicated to the "3 Seals To Safety" written in red and blue lettering. The inside pages are split into four separate sections including instructions for use, general directions, time charts, and recipes. The two time charts stated are for frozen vegetables and fresh vegetables. All recipes entail a list of all the ingredients needed plus detailed directions on how to prepare the dish written in blue lettering. The back end page contains the index for this pamphlet. There is a page laid in donated by Susan Wineberg. The front of the page features a drawing of a woman pointing to a large clock. To the right of her, the red Universal trademark is listed plus the phrase "Minute-Timer counts off the minutes for pressure-cooking time" written in red and black lettering. At the bottom, the company name and address are stated.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Universal Housewares and Hardware

Publisher: Landers, Frary & Clark (New Britain, Conn.)


33 p.

16.8 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: Better Meals By The Minute!. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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