Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Housekeepers Friend

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The brown front cover of the pamphlet features a sketch of multiple designs, one of which appears like a check. The title text reads The Housekeepers Friend, then printed on the check, A Collection Of New And Valuable Recipes, Compiled by Smith, Hanway & Co., Baltimore. Beneath the check is more text, Manufacturers Of Patapsco Baking Powder (and Trade Mark Registered). The back cover features a similar design, including the check, plus a drawing of a Victorian flower pot and a round plate with flowers and fruit on it. Inside pages include recipes, household hints, product advertisements, testimonials and an index. Recipes are categorized according to: Bread; Waffles; Cakes; Puddings; Dumplings; Custards; Pastry; Soups; Salads; plus a Miscellaneous grouping that features mostly main dishes. Also, The Sick Room includes recipes for persons who are ill. The back cover also features additional promotional text, Patapsco Flavoring Extracts Powdered & Liquid, plus a reference to a wholesaler, Crossland & Shirk, Wholesale Grocers, Indianapolis, Ind.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Patapsco Baking Powder

Publisher: Smith, Hanway & Co. (Baltimore, Md.)

1880 (ca.)

64 p.

15.2 x 10.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Housekeepers Friend. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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