DESSERT MAGIC Vintage JELL-O Recipe Booklet ©1944
DESSERT MAGIC is a softcover vintage recipe booklet published by General Foods Corporation in 1944. The recipe booklet is a great example of mid-century American retail advertising when store, food products, and new appliance promotions included branded cookbooks, recipe pamphlets and booklets as give-aways.
The recipe booklet features dessert recipes made with Jello-O and Jello-O Puddings and is designed for simple lesson use. Recipes include St. Valentine's Hearts, Jell-O Jack-O'-Lanterns, Frosty Lime Whip, Fruit Fluff, Raspberry Charlotte, Cherry Bavarian Pie, Jell-O Plum Pudding and Hostess Salad. There are sections on making layers and designs in molds, how-to whip Jell-O, garnishing suggestions and party ideas. Final pages provide facts on the products--how they are made and nutritional information.
The 28-page booklet is filled with black/white illustrations and photographs. It measures 8 ¼” high by 5 ½” wide and is very good condition with no tears and appears to be unused. The initials JM are written on the cover's top left corner.
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