Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Velvet Blend Book Milk-Rich Carnation Recipes


The front bright yellow wrap-around cover shows a single carnation above a drawing of a woman with a hand mixer pouring a can of Carnation Milk into a double broiler. Below the drawing, the title is in red and black. The back shows a can of Carnation Evaporated Milk in a circle of words within a centered white block. The back reads, "For Cooking, For Creaming, For Whipping, For Drinking, The World's Largest Selling Brand of Evaporated Milk" in a circle around a can of Carnation Evaporated Milk on a white background. The front end page has "an Invitation from Carnation, signed by Mary Blake, Home Service Department, Carnation Company. "Good Nutrition Is right on Your Pantry Shelf...with 'Velvet Blend' Carnation Milk" tells the advantages to using Carnation Milk, quick tricks with Carnation Milk and a recipe for Dessert Topping. A page on Box Lunches provides ideas for the homemaker to create new combinations and old favorites for her children or husband "with ease and finesse." There are recipes for Beverages, Breads, Candies, Cakes and Cookies, Frozen Desserts, Desserts, Casserole Dishes, Salads, Meats, Fish and Poultry, Pies, Sauces, Soups, Vegetables and Leftovers. The last page is a promo for the Carnation cook Book by Mary Blake which can be sent for by mailing in 20ยข in coins or stamps. There are black-and-white full-page photographs of several recipes. Inserted is a blue order blank for "Deluxe Carnation Cook Book."

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Blake, Mary

Brand Name: Carnation Milk

Publisher: Carnation Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)

1945 (ca.)

30 p.

22.9 x 15.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Blake, Mary. The Velvet Blend Book Milk-Rich Carnation 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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