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Vintage Seventeen recipe searchers

16 Oct


Lonely, old, unanswered requests for lost Seventeen magazine recipes tug at our heartstrings. We know the feeling…

For the past few years, when we obsess google looking for 1980s-era clippings, we keep stumbling across old forums with pleas for the same recipes.

Lots of google searches for old Seventeen magazine recipes are popping up here.

We have dozens of their “Now You’re Cooking” recipe clippings perfectly preserved and we’re happy to share. Just search “Seventeen” and you’ll find them here.

If you can help by sharing some pages, please do!


Do you have any fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s recipe pages? Share if you can!

Especially an October 1983 page for Oktoberfest feast? Or October 1980 Turkey Normandy?

  • From Brenda: “I ran across your website while ISO a mid-1970’s Seventeen Magazine recipe for Short Ribs. I think they featured a teenage cook named “Barb” in it. Also, I recall there was an Easter Cake recipe in it so I’m thinking a March or April edition? It was the first time I had cooked dinner for my family and both recipes were outstanding. Any chance we can find both recipes? (BTW, I’m kicking myself for letting my mother throw out my copies of Seventeen!”
  • Does anyone have the Glazed Corned Beef, Red Flannel Hash, Irish Coffee and Irish Soda Bread. From March 1983 issue.
  • Japanese Tempura shrimp and vegetable tempura, Japanese noodles, gingered ice cream and hot tea from May 1983 Now You’re Cooking.


Vintage Seventeen recipe scores!

19 Sep

When it rains, it pours. Thanks to some wonderful readers, we have new Seventeen Now You’re Cooking pages of vintage recipes to share. Many thanks to Michelle W. and Tammy R.  for their kind effort scanning, photographing and sharing these great pages!

Do you remember cooking any of these?

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These pages are filled with nostalgia. We couldn’t resist asking Michelle to share her teenhood memories:

I remember being 15, taking over the kitchen and cooking a meal all by myself – the stuffed shell recipe. And how my family loved it!  Requested it the following week! It felt wonderful – my way of paying back/honoring my parents, in a way, for all their wonderful parenting. Also, this was the 1st thing I cooked for my husband. He loved it too. Made this for many years – even my girls loved it whenever I made it. Now they make for their family.

Also, made the meatless enchilada dish-1st recipe I cooked all by myself. My brothers, especially loved it. I’ve adapted this recipe over the years-instead of the cottage cheese, I substituted Mexican cheese. When I lost the recipe, I was frantic. But as you know, it miraculously was found again, thanks to my friends stash of old seventeen mags.

I hadn’t made the spaghetti carbonara in years, until I found it on your fabulous web page. Oh the memories came flooding back. I remember it was fantastic. When I made it this past winter, my husband ate it for lunch, snack and dinner the next day. Quite a success! These were great recipes.

Well said. Do you have a 1980s Seventeen recipe to request or share? Check out our inventory here.

Desperately seeking Seventeen recipe:

13 Aug

Now filed under FOUND!


UPDATE: Michelle W., is a rock star! Lo and behold, she has answered the call to track down and share the manicotti pages!


We have had some great recent success tracking down vintage 1980s Seventeen magazine Now You’re Cooking recipes! See requests and found recipe links here.



’80s Seventeen recipe, where are you?

31 Jul

UPDATE: Thank you Joyce for sharing your pages!

  • We’ve had a few requests for the May 1981 Seventeen Magazine recipe page, Now You’re Cooking: Enchilada Stack. This is way before our time but now we’re getting curious. Can anyone help share the recipe page? Or do you have any Now You’re Cooking pages recipe collectors are requesting here?


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Vintage Seventeen recipes

27 Nov

Attention Seveteen magazine recipe searchers: big things are happening. We are getting ready to post some of our 1980s pages, in all their big haired, scrunchy wearing glory.

We’ve already been gifted (many thanks!) with a long-sought after page from February 1987:

One From the Heart: chicken parmesan, sausage-stuffed mushrooms, green beans vinaigrette, Italian bread and sweetheart ice cream dessert.

4 pieces skinned, boned and split chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
3/4 tsp dry basil
1/4 tsp dry oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
olive oil
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
1/2 package (8 oz) mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

1. Spread a chicken cutlet out flat between two pieces of waxed paper. Using a mallet or rolling pin, pound cutlet until it’s 1/4 inch thick. Do the same with the remaining cutlets.
2. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Place beaten egg in another shallow bowl.
Dip each cultlet in beaten egg, turning to coat lightly, set aside.
3. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add cultlets and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden. Add more oil, one tablespoon at a time, as needed.
Remove from skillet, and set aside.
Preheat ove to 350 F. Pour 1 cup spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Arrange cutlets in dish one layer deep. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over cutlets. Top with mozzarella slices, and sprinkle on parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Serves two.

Seventeen magazine Bubble Bread Tree!

10 Nov

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An early Christmas present has arrived, courtesy of Brenda. A long lost Seventeen recipe page for Christmas tree-shaped sweet buns!

We’ve seen a request for this recipe (other Seventeen holiday breads here), which is from a December 1975 issue. Before our time, but perfect for Brenda! She writes:

“Since I’ve found your blog, I’ve been searching out Seventeen Magazine issues on EBay and other places. This is the first issue that I actually purchased (it was the cheapest I could find) and it came today. Imagine how surprised I was that it had a recipe in it that someone on your site had been looking for. I was thrilled to be a part of it and share. You’re right, this would be perfect for the upcoming holidays.”

If you have any ’70s or ’80s Seventeen magazine recipe pages stashed away, please send them our way. We are happy to post and share with our growing legion of fellow retro recipe hoarders! 🙂

Brenda was kind enough to scan and send the rest of the issue’s pages for fellow Seventeen recipe searchers. Enjoy!


Looking for more 1980s Seventeen magazine recipe pages? Click here.

The birth of Now You’re Cooking

19 Aug

39dd4af95aed67b548b16c17f0a9fb17We are quite astonished that our wee recipe blog has attracted so many 1980s Seventeen Magazine recipe searchers.

We love that our most popular post, Vintage Recipe Searchers, continues generating public requests and creating a community of retro recipe sharers.

So we are keen to share another fun discovery we made while idly googling for lost recipes: Now You’re Cooking first appeared in the February 1978 issue! We have yet to find the page (that was more than a few years before we started reading).

“Now You’re Cooking! How to fix a great dinner: a new show and tell feature.”

UPDATE: could it be this Chicken cacciatore page?

Chicken cacciatore

The issue’s description doesn’t shed any light:


If you have a copy, please share a scan with us!

Seventeen cookie cone

14 Dec

Christmas is coming and cookies are all around: cinnamon and nutmeg are in the air!

Do you have any 1980s Seventeen magazine Christmas cookie or goodie recipe pages to share? See other requests here.

But a recent request for a vintage Seventeen magazine waffle cone recipe came in and we are transported back to summer and sunshine. Jill writes:

I have been looking for a waffle cone recipe from Seventeen Magazine for a long time! I found this post, but didn’t find the recipe. I’m hoping you wouldn’t mind sharing it again! It’s been a blast from the past finding these old recipes. Thank You!!

I’m not sure this is the recipe, as it is a cookie and not waffle recipe. Jill if you have any more details about the date or recipe, let us know.

Enjoy this cut and scotch-taped page: I am howling at my teenhood collage tactics to edit it to one page.


Seventeen Jambalaya 1982

8 Sep

The best we could do for readers in search of jambalaya from Seventeen’s retro Now You’re Cooking was our 1987 version:


But now, dear readers, we can all thank Tammy R for sharing the 1982 pages you loved:


Do you have a 1980s Seventeen recipe to request or share? Check out our inventory here.

Seventeen Tuna Creole

2 Sep

This might be from Seventeen’s September 1980 Now You’re Cooking.

An online recipe poster writes: “My younger sister discovered this recipe when she was a teenager reading teen magazines, such as Seventeen or Young Miss. I think she first made it served over a lemony buttered rice.”

The version of tuna creole calls for sauteing two yellow onions, sliced. When soft add a can of diced or crushed tomatoes, black pepper, garlic salt, and two bay leaves. Simmer for 15 minutes and taste to see if it needs a pinch of sugar. Add 1/4 cup manilla olives and a large can of tuna. Cover and simmer for another five minutes.

Do you have a 1980s Seventeen recipe to request or share? Check out our inventory here.