Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Five Minute Recipes


This leaflet is a trapezoidal sheet folded four times to show labels of recipe categories at the bottom of each fold. The front has a drawing on a dark blue background of a woman serving a large piece of strawberry shortcake. The title is at the top in three diagonal blocks with green borders at the bottom and a gold background at the top. Attached to the front panel is a yellow and blue coupon to send in for a free copy of Mary Blake's Cook Book. Recipes include soups, dressing and sauces, as well as desserts. The first inside panel introduces "Time Saving Recipes": "When 'hubby' telephones at the last minute that he is just starting home and is bringing a friend to dinner, the thoughtful housewife refuses to get flustered for she is prepared for just such an emergency." Recipes follow for soups, meats and fish, desserts, vegetables, dressings and sauces, specialties and beverages. This leaflet was also published with a different front panel and was entitled "5 Minute Recipes."

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Carnation Milk

Publisher: Carnation Co. (Oconomowoc, Wis. ; Seattle, Wash.)

1920 (ca.)

13.0 x 8.1 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Five Minute Recipes. 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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