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Desperately seeking Seventeen recipe:

13 Aug



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.

People, you are helping to create a monster and we just can’t stop.

Who has the January 1985 page for manicotti:

Now You’re Cooking A midwinter’s day dinner: Steaming hot stuffed manicotti is a real chillbuster

Seventeen’s London Broil

11 Aug

A huge thank you to Jill for her kindness in sharing this London Broil recipe page from Seventeen. And thanks to her Mom who located this treasure for her!

Fun to compare a dark and fuzzy photocopy from another Seventeen London Broil recipe we captured from a library bound copy back in the day (at bottom).

More requests are here for anyone who can help!

Not sure what year this other Seventeen London Broil recipe is from. I don’t know which is more horrifying: the thought bubbles (Him: I can tell she’s impressed with my first stab at chef-ing. I hope she likes her London broil rare. Her: This is a such a rare treat I don’t have the heart to tell him I like my meat well done) or the recipe’s call for canned potato sticks!

Seventeen’s Chicken Piccata

7 Aug

Thanks Trena P for this Chicken Piccata recipe page from Seventeen’s Now You’re Cooking November 1979.

Do you have a page you’re searching for or one you’d like to share? Check requests here.



4 boned and skinned chicken breast halves
2 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cube or 2 Tbs chicken bouillon
1/4 cup boiling water
2-4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp butter
4 lemon slices (optional)

Pound chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap until thin. In large skillet, melt butter and oil over medium heat. Dip chicken in flour and add to pan, 2 at a time, and saute until golden. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm in oven.
Dissolve bouillon in boiling water and add to pan with lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until pan is deglazed. Add butter and stir until melted
Return chicken to pan and turn to cover with the sauce. Serve with rice to soak up all the good sauce.


Seventeen’s Stuffed Shell Casserole

6 Aug

Well thank you Michelle W! Folks, here is her beloved Now You’re Cooking page from May 1978.

In return, can anyone help her find a recipe she is seeking?

“Searching for vintage seventeen mag recipe for a vegetarian Mexican casserole recipe. Ingredients included corn tortillas, cottage cheese & green chile, canned tomatoes and kidney beans and corn. Sounds weird, I know, but it was delicious. It was the 1st recipe I ever made for my family who requested it many times. Unfortunately, I lost the recipe years ago. Any help in locating it would be fantastic.”

And now, back to the vintage Seventeen Now You’re Cooking page:

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1 package 12 oz jumbo shell
1/2 lb Italian sweet sausage
1 jar spaghetti sauce
2 packages frozen spinach (10 oz each)
2 eggs
1 lb ricotta
1/2 lb mozzarella cheese grated
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoon parmesan cheese

Cook shells, drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
Brown crumbled sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently. Drain fat.  Add sauce and cover pan, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Make filling: drain spinach and squeeze out excess water. Add slightly beaten eggs, ricotta, mozzarella cheese and spices. Mix.
Preheat oven to 350. Put 1/2 cup of sauce on the bottom of 3qt casserole dish
Stuff each shell with 2 rounded tbsp of cheese mix and layer in pan. Pour remaining sauce over shells and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes

Seventeen Beef Roulade

4 Aug

Thanks to Tammy R, we present Seventeen’s December 1981 Now You’re Cooking:


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’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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Seventeen January 1973 Navajo tacos

17 Jul