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Mexican on the Menu

20 Aug

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Kirsten asks:
“I still make a taco dip that was in the July or August 1985 issue of Seventeen. I know the recipe by heart but would love to see the pages again. They featured a Mexican meal of chimichongas, taco dip, and non-alcoholic sangria. I made the meal with my grandma and it’s a fond memory with her. Does anyone happen to have these pages available to scan? Thank you!”

Yes, we do! From August 1985. We are slightly horrified to recall that we had a similar baggy sweater and wore it. Ugh.

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Those carb crazy ’80s…

19 Aug

$_57Retro Seventeen magazine had a crush on time-consuming baked goods. Exhibit A, February 1982, above.

Also here:

tumblr_mf7j9lXomW1rp9p7do1_500And waaaay back here (this doesn’t look like a Seventeen page, but the Pinterest pinner refers to it as a Seventeen recipe)


We are still searching for Tobi’s request:

“I remember it as a wreath-shaped stollen – although I’m not sure it was technically a stollen. I remember lots of different kinds of dried and candied fruit, rolled up in a pastry dough, shaped into a wreath, and then we added leaves and berries shaped out of dough to the top. It was beautiful and delicious. I made it with my mom at the time – and was so sure we clipped and saved it, but we cannot locate it anywhere in my mom’s recipe file or mine. I contacted Seventeen magazine but never got a reply.Any chance you have this recipe, or can locate it for me? I’d love to recreate it for my mom (and my own kids). Many thanks! And Happy Holidays!”


UPDATE: Thanks to Brenda, Bubble Tree Bread recipe page is here! We found a forum reference to a Seventeen recipe for a “Christmas bread cinnamon roll shaped into balls then shaped like a Christmas tree.  It had icing for garland and candied cherries as ornaments.  It was really pretty.”

Snack Pack circa 1986

10 Aug

Does anyone remember this or have the recipe page from Seventeen July 1986?
We’d like the pasta primavera recipes, but for some reason never saved it!
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Salad Days of Summer

24 Jul

It’s too hot to cook. Enter the cool, crisp days of the summer salad.

Inspired by the cult-like status of the Kardashian klan’s ever-present take out order (hello Mango Iced Greentini), this is what lunch is looking like these days.


The California salad craze is nothing new.

Whether it’s a sophisticated Chez Panisse baked Goat Cheese Salad with rounds of chèvre marinated in olive oil and herbs, coated in bread crumbs, and baked, served with lightly dressed mesclun (David Lebovitz here) or a healthy hippie garden bowl with the classic iceberg, avocado, sprouts, cuke, tomatoes, sunflower seeds and Jack cheese, these salads are perfect for summer.

We’ve seen this 1970s concept as a salad, a sandwich, or as a salad sandwich. On a bagel, it was our junior high bagged lunch fave:

Health bagels

1 bagel, cut in half horizontally


1 small avocado, peeled and sliced

2 tbsp/30 mL alfalfa sprouts

1/2 cup/125 mL shredded Monterey Jack cheese

sprinkling of sesame seeds

Spread bagel halves with mayonnaise. Place avocado slices, then alfalfa sprouts on each half. Put 1/4 cup/50 mL cheese on each and top with sesame seeds. Makes 2 halves.


Enter the 1980s Seventeen magazine recipe, complete with tarragon-powered cream dressing:

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Making a cookie wreath

8 Dec

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Here’s some seasonal 1980s Seventeen nostalgia for you: A cookie wreath.

We don’t know what year this is from, but judging from the tell-tale collage cutout on the page, we’re guessing 1983.

Do you have any ’80s Seventeen recipe pages to share? Let us know!
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Seventeen chocolate chip cookie recipe

4 Dec

Just to get you in the December cookie baking mood…80s seventeen magazine recipe

Jennifer asks:

“I’ve been dreaming of a chocolate chip cookie recipe from Seventeen sometime in the mid 1980s. I made them all the time as a teen. They were fluffy and perfect. I lost the recipe years ago and have never been able to find one I like as much. If anyone happens to have one from the 1980s out of Seventeen I would be eternally grateful!”

We looked, and we only have one chocolate chip cookie recipe page. Hope it’s the right one.

Candlelight and Cupid

14 Feb

Almost forgot this one from Seventeen, circa 1986: