9 Recipes to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Clueless

If you haven't seen Clueless, watch it. It's 97 minutes of California gold filled with lots of plaid, knee socks, and mansions. But, more importantly, Clueless is rife with catchphrases. From "Ugh! As if!" to "Whatever!" (best done with a "W" hand gesture for added emphasis), we've all drawn from this "valley girl" speak at one point or another. Clueless gives great food advice, too, like to always have cookies baking when company's coming over. Or do as Cher does and just throw a whole roll of cookie dough in the oven. Watch the movie, make these 9 perfectly Clueless recipes, do whatever. We're Audi. 

Cinnamon Rolls by  erinmcdowell

"OK, from now on we're alternating Cindy Crawford's 'Aerobicise' and 'Buns of Steel,' and reading one non-school book a week."

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Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich by pipsplate

"I would like to thank my parents for never giving me a ride to school, the LA city bus driver who took a chance on an unknown kid and last but not least, the wonderful crew from McDonald's who spend hours making those Egg McMuffins without which I might never be tardy."


Coffee Pudding by Kendra Vaculin

"Do you drink coffee?" "Not from this cafeteria. But yes, under normal circumstances."


Concord Grape and Lemon Soda by Merrill Stubbs

"We don’t have any tea, but we have Coke and stuff."


Cheeto-Crusted Jalapeño Poppers With Bacon by molly yeh

"Is my son there, cleaning out your refrigerator?" 


Sweet Potato Pancakes with Caviar and Crème Fraîche by Alexandra Stafford

"You didn't like that red caviar, did you?"


Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken by foxeslovelemons

"Hey, you know what would be so dope? If we got some really delicious take-out."


Homemade Black Licorice by DessertForTwo

"I feel like such a heifer. I had two bowls of Special K, 3 pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of popcorn, 5 peanut butter M&M's and like 3 pieces of licorice."


Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies by drbabs

"When a boy comes over, you should always have something baking." 

Have a favorite 'Clueless' moment—food or otherwise? Tell us in the comments below!

Photos by James Ransom, Mark Weinberg, Molly Yeh, Alexandra Stafford, and Christina Lane 

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I fall in love with every sandwich I ever meet.


Christine T. July 20, 2015
love everything about this post and the comments!
I don't get it. Did I stumble into some bad lighting?
Christina N. July 18, 2015
"Oops, my bad, should I leave a note???"
Kerry July 17, 2015
"She's a full-on Monet."
Erin July 17, 2015
"My plastic surgeon doesn't want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose."
"There goes her weekend."
HalfPint July 17, 2015
Just watched it the other day on Netflix. Still really good. If only Sixteen Candles was on instant streaming.
Allyn July 17, 2015
I can't count how many times I've seen this movie. It just gets better. Also, as an adult I catch WAY more jokes that went straight over my head the first 10 times I saw it.
I say "Way harsh, Tai" regularly.
"Would you look at that body language? Legs crossed towards each other. That is an unequivocal sex invite"
"Surfing the crimson wave."
Basically… the entire movie is quotable.
Erin J. July 17, 2015
"You're a virgin who can't drive."

"...way harsh, Ty."
Riddley G. July 17, 2015
Nicole P. July 17, 2015