Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Staley's Approved Recipes By Grace Viall Gray


The front cover features a drawn colored illustration of a wide Victorian yellow and olive green frame around a woman wearing a green dress with black piping as she stirs batter in a large mixing bowl. Below the illustration, the title "Staley's Approved Recipes By Grace Viall Gray" is written in light blue and white lettering against a blue background. The back cover has the same frame as the front with the words "Staley's Syrup for Preserving" written in light blue and white lettering against a blue background inside of the frame. At the bottom, there is a light blue box with the for sale by information written in it. The inside pages begin with a black and white photograph of Grace Viall Gray followed by a typed letter written and signed by her. The rest of the inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that fall under the categories of batter, sponges, and doughs, yeast breads, meats, cakes, icings, cookies, pies, desserts, and confections. All recipes entail a listed of the ingredients needed plus directions on how to prepare the dish. The back end page contains information and a table about dripping.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Gray, Grace Viall

Brand Name: Staley's

Publisher: Staley Sales Corp. (Decatur, Ill.)

1925 (ca.)

23 p.

15.9 x 8.6 cm


Language: English

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


Citation: Gray, Grace Viall. Staley's Approved Recipes By Grace Viall Gray. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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