Archived Index of Posts, Pre-2009

This post contains an index of all Casual Kitchen Posts from 2008 and before. Enjoy!

December 2008
Casual Kitchen's Top Five of the Month
Pasta With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
A Sincere Thank You to Casual Kitchen Readers
Mint Melts: Teaching Kids to Cook With an Easy Cookie Recipe
Pernil: Puerto Rican-Style Roast Pork Shoulder
15 Creative Tips to Avoid Holiday Overeating
Blog Improvement 101 Links
My 2009 Cooking, Food and Diet Goals
Share Your Best Post of 2008!

November 2008
The Acapulco
The Macchinetta: Stovetop Espresso Coffee
On the Road with Casual Kitchen: Belgium a Volonte
How are You Adjusting to the Economic Crisis? A Question for CK Readers
Ten Tips on How to Cut Your Food Budget Using the 80/20 Rule
Cookbook Review: The Cornbread Gospels
How to Make a Simple Frittata

How to Cook Steamed Asparagus--and Add a Little Class to Any Meal

October 2008
50 Delicious Recipes Containing Apples
Curried Pork With Apples
A Recession-Proof Guide to Saving Money on Food
Crispy Tangy Pierogies
Calling All Coffee Addicts: 100% Kona Coffee
Spending to Save: Frugality and Expensive Food
Black Beans and Rice: Laughably Cheap Comfort Food
Why You Should Always Read Ingredient Labels

September 2008
How to Make Chicken Marsala
Catalan Mushroom Soup (Sopa de Bolets)
How to Make the Best Cornbread. Ever.
A List of Corn Bread Recipe Modifications
Why Spices Are a Complete Rip-Off and What You Can Do About It
Ten Tips to Save Money on Spices and Seasonings
How to Make an Apple Pie with a Perfect Flaky Crust
On the Road with Casual Kitchen: Savannah Georgia
On the Road with Casual Kitchen: Asheville, NC and 12 Bones Barbecue

August 2008
Stacked Costs and Second-Order Foods: A New Way to Think About Food Costs
How to Use Leftover Ingredients
What I'm Reading
Celebrating Something Special with Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Doing Your Favorite Thing: How to Spend Exactly the Right Amount of Money For an Important Celebration
Sauteed Penne with Broccoli and Chickpeas
Navy Bean and Kielbasa Soup
Countdown: Top Ten Low Alcohol Drinks

July 2008
How to Make an Arrabbiata Sauce
All-Time Least Popular Posts of Casual Kitchen
Beef and Beer Stew
What's the Most Heavily Used Tool in Our Kitchen? Our Rice Cooker.
Recipe Index
The Rice Cooker: Addendum
Favorite Food Photography Links
A Brief Tutorial on How to Cut Up a Pineapple
Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips

June 2008
On Writing for Casual Kitchen
On Writing for Casual Kitchen, Part 2: Keeping Track
Chickpeas, Pasta and Tomato Salad
The Rice Shortage?
Penne Pasta Salad
How to Create Your Own Original Pasta Salad Recipes Using the Pasta Salad Permutator
Cooking Like the Stars? Don't Waste Your Money
Countdown: The Top Ten Alcoholic Drinks of Summer

May 2008
A Simple Way to Beat Rising Food Prices
Seven Ways to Jazz Up Your Morning Eggs
The Limping Dinner: Spicy Brown Rice
Brown Rice: Dietary Penance

Mexicali Pork Chops
A Rebuttal of "The Last Bite"
Tapas-Style Potato Chips

April 2008
Green Bean Salad: Another Ridiculously Easy Side Dish
Eat Right to See Right: Foods for Better Eye Health

Attention Vegetarians and Vegans! Fresh Corn and Tomato Soup
Bad Vision: The Four Worst Diet Habits for Eye Health
Austrian Cuisine: Viennese Potato Soup (Wiener Kartoffelsuppe)
Applying the 80/20 Rule to Diet, Food and Cooking
Your Heart is Only Good for So Many Beats: Health...

March 2008
How to Be a Satisficer
The Crockpot: A Siren Call for Single People
Crockpot Beef Stew

Cookbook Exploitation: How to Get More Mileage Out of Your Cookbooks
The Dinner Party: 10 Tips to Make Cooking for Company Fun and Easy

February 2008
The Bhut Jolokia Pepper--The World's Hottest Chili
How to Make a Versatile Vegetable Stock
How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Cooking
The Favorite Cookbooks of My Favorite Bloggers
Spicy Eggplant Ratatouille
How to Rewrite a Recipe: Shells with Artichoke Hearts and Shrimp in Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette
The Granola Blogroll: The Ultimate Authority on Great Granola Recipes

January 2008
How to Make Burritos
How to Handle Raw Chicken So That You'll NEVER Get Food Poisoning
Quite Possibly the Easiest Lentil Soup Recipe You’ll Find Anywhere
How to Write an Effective Complaint Letter
Three Easy, Delicious and Inexpensive Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes
How to Make a Mole Sauce: Intense, Exotic and Surprisingly Easy to Make
Antioxidant Alert! Collard Greens with Rice and Kielbasa

December 2007
Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (Camarones Ajillo)
Casual Kitchen's First Anniversary!
How to Team Up in the Kitchen
How to Divide and Conquer Your Cooking Labors
Three Strategies to Create Space in Your Kitchen
Capitalize on Your Cooking Core Competencies
Wintry Tomato Vegetable Soup

November 2007
Fresh Herbs Part 2: Solutions to the Waste Problem
Final Update on the Chocolate Mousse Cake
How to Make Your Own Tabasco Sauce
Groundnut Stew: A Classic and Exotic Vegetarian Recipe
When High-Fat Food ... Can Actually Be Healthy For You: Diet and Athletic Training Part 1
The Pros and Cons of a High-Carb/Low-Fat Diet: Diet and Athletic Training Part 2
Thanksgiving Strategies to Stop Mindless Eating
When High-Carb Diets Don't Work: Diet and Athletic Training Part 3
How to Make Your Own Inexpensive Sports Drink

October 2007
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup
The Recipe Filebox
The History of Tabasco
Braised Pork in Guajillo Chile Sauce
The Shandy
Chocolate Mousse Supreme Cake Update
Invigorate Your Cooking with Fresh Herbs: Part 1

September 2007
Antioxidant Alert! Portuguese Kale and Potato Soup
Carolina Barbecue!
Carousel Cakes: Chocolate Mousse Supreme
Boiled Peanuts: Foods You Only Need to Try Once
Grilled Tuna Steaks: Casual Food for the Grill

August 2007
How to Live Forever in Ten Easy Steps
Cajun Meatloaf: A Meatloaf Recipe that would Burn June Cleaver's Tongue Off
Blueberry Coffee Cake: Nostalgia Foods
Antioxidant Alert! How to Cook Swiss Chard
Brazen Recipe Modification: How to Turn a Bad Recipe Into a Good One -- Lime and Chipotle Shrimp

July 2007
The Garlic Press
The Gin and Tonic
Thai Pasta Salad
Five Exceptional Food Sites
Shrimp in Tomato Sauce: Middle Eastern Cuisine

June 2007
Chocoholics Anonymous: Day 31 and the END of the Chocolate Fast!
Conclusions from the Chocolate Fast
Chocoholics Anonymous: Salmonella?
Fattoush! A Middle Eastern Salad Recipe
Pasta Puttanesca

May 2007
The Chocolate Gene
Chocoholics Anonymous
Chocoholics Anonymous: The Chocolate Fast, Day 6
Chocoholics Anonymous: The Chocolate Fast, Day 13
How to Make Pickled Beets
How to Make Pickled Eggs
Garden Gumbo Recipe
Chocoholics Anonymous: The Chocolate Fast, Day 24
How to Make a Tequila Sunrise

April 2007
Wheat and Lime Muffins: In Search of the Perfect Commuter Food
How to Make Risotto
Pasta With Ken's
Our Favorite Coffee Store
The French Press
An Admission of Mindless Eating Guilt

March 2007
Six Secrets to Save You from Cooking Burnout
The Deep Fryer: A Crisis of Conscience
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Goulash Soup, the original version
Goulash Soup!
Cooking, Simplified by Wall Street
How to Make Fried Rice

February 2007
How to Modify a Recipe Part 1: Basics
How to Modify a Recipe Part 2: The Six Rules
Cracked Eggs and False Advertising
How to Modify a Recipe Part 3: Granola Before and After
Mojitos and Miami
The Greatest Chocolate Mousse in the World
Cookbook Review: Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen
The Gimlet
Ten Strategies to Stop Mindless Eating
A Can of Bud
Paul Prudhomme's Barbecued Shrimp: The Most Glorious Meal So Far This Year
How to Make a Great Seafood Stock

January 2007
Red Lentils and Rice: Two Cooking Lessons From A Cheap and Easy Dish
Seven Rules To Ensure Mistake-Free Cooking
Cooking With Love: Farfalle with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola Cheese
How to Tell if a Recipe is Worth Cooking With Five Easy Questions
The Crockpot: How I Admitted I Was Wrong in a Cooking Debate
Crockpot Part Two: Recipes and Cooking Sites
FAQs of Casual Kitchen
How to Make a Perfectly Boiled Egg Every Time
An Ode to Tabasco Sauce
Fake Maple Syrup
Top Ten Most Popular Posts of Casual Kitchen
Ten Rules for the Modern Restaurant-Goer
An Easy Granola Recipe

December 2006
Why I'm a Part-Time Vegetarian
Why You Should NEVER Use "Cooking Wine"
I Learned to Cook from My Mom
Mock Wild Rice: An Insanely Easy To Make Side Dish
Using Salt = Cheating
Seven Ways to Get Faster at Cooking
Mastering Kitchen Setup Costs: The Economics of Cooking, Part 1
Eight Tips to Make Cooking At Home Laughably Cheap: The Economics of Cooking, Part 2
The Cutting Board Debate: Wood or Plastic?

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