Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Better Table


The front cover of the pamphlet features title text reading The Better Table, as part of a tablecloth on a color drawing of a dining table with a bowl of fruit and two candle holders on it. Above the table is a banner with the words Breakfast, Lunch - Dinner, and Supper. The back cover features a color drawing of three product packages: Force Toasted Wheat Flakes; Presto Self Rising Flour; and H-O Hornby's Oats. Inside pages open with a three-page overview, A Trip Through The H-O Kitchens. Recipes follow, organized according to: Biscuits; Bread; Cakes; Cake Fillings; Cake Frostings; Candies; Cookies; Croquette Crumbs; Dumplings; Force Dishes; Fritters; H-O Dishes; Meringue; Muffins; Pies; Pop-Overs; Puddings; Rolls; Short Cake; Tarts; and Waffles. Color illustrations accompany some of the recipes.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: H-O Oatmeal

Publisher: H-O Cereal Co., Inc. (Buffalo, NY)

1925 (ca.)

32 p.

17.1 x 13.0 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The Better Table. 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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