Blame it on Seventeen magazine circa 1980s. Amid the legwarmers, scrunchies and plaid suspenders lurked a monthly food feature called Now You’re Cooking. Groan-inducing, goody-goody headers (“Wok With a Friend”) gave way to surprisingly worthy recipes for family dinners or dreamy party plans for the gang. A recipe hoarder was born.
This is really less of a cooking blog and more of an electronic recipe collection. It is helping rid me of an awkward binder stuffed with decaying clippings.
Since I began posting these retro recipe pages, something fun is happening: a little community is sprouting up. Those recipes were made for families and friends decades ago and they hold a lot of nostalgia.
I am always searching for lost Seventeen Magazine recipes from the ’80s, and a lot of you are, too. Feel free to ask and to share if you are a collector as well.