Tag Archives: old seventeen magazine recipes

Eat or Be Eaten

29 Oct

Jack’o’lantern sirloin cheeseburger patties!


What began as an ’80s Seventeen magazine lark has become a tradition.

Easter Birdies

3 Apr

Here’s a little earlier Easter treat from 1984’s Seventeen magazine.

We have made these lil’ darlings a few times, and they are easier than they look.

Spa Splurge

26 Jan

Courtesy Seventeen magazine circa 1980-something:

Stew Pour Vous

7 Dec

More from the 1980s Seventeen recipe obsession:

From Seventeen magazine, December 1987. The oversized sweaters. The scrunchy. Sigh.

Also from this issue: Season’s Eating’s Christmas treats from your kitchen.

Dec 1982.jpg

Vintage Valentine’s

11 Feb


More vintage Seventeen magazine, circa 1985, I think…

just.the.2.of us.2


8 Feb

Secret shame No. 38: We used to have a lil’ cookie cutter addiction. Vintage metal and copper ones are classics, but we also fell under the spell of colourful Hallmark cutters in the mid-1980s.

They’re sturdy and substanial, not flimsy. The lips one, above, is circa 1984, the heart with the arrow through it is ’85.

We are hankering for some old-fashioned sugar cookies. Seventeen magazine circa 1980-something.

We are thinking of making chocolate cinnamon Xs and vanilla Os with strawberry icing.
This icing features strawberry Kool-Aid.

Frosting [strawberry]
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 T strawberry drink mix
1/8 teas salt
3 cups powdered sugar
3-5 T milk

And this vintage Seventeen jello cookie sounds… not at all good.

Seventeen Magazine

3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 small box strawberry Jell-O
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar

In large bowl, cream shortening and 1/2 cup sugar together with electric mixer. Add eggs, vanilla extract and Jell-O; mix well. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on greased cooking sheet and flatten with bottom of glass dipped in (1 cup) sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

Wok This Way

3 Feb

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