Retro Sundays

I created the Retro Sundays series to help newer readers easily navigate the very best of this blog's enormous back catalog of content. Each Retro Sundays column serves up a selection of the best articles from this week in history here at Casual Kitchen.

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This Week in History at Casual Kitchen:

Seven Rules to Ensure Mistake-Free Cooking (January 2007)
One of my first how-to posts that attracted a decent amount of traffic. Most applicable to beginning or intermediate cooks.

Farfalle with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola Cheese (January 2007)
A laughably easy and delicious recipe that combines common ingredients in an unusual way.

How to Make Burritos (January 2008)
Step-by-step instructions to make burritos in volume, so you can freeze them and have them handy for a quick lunch or dinner in minutes. See also the fifth comment, where reader Jose adds some extremely helpful additional suggestions.

How to Handle Raw Chicken So That You’ll NEVER Get Food Poisoning (January 2008)
In which I channel Jason Bourne to guarantee my readers safety from salmonella and other food-borne illnesses.

41 Ways You Can Help the Environment From Your Kitchen (January 2009)
How many of these tips do you practice in your home? Oh, and let me apologize in advance for the mean-spirited digs on Al Gore's Tennessee mansion.

Pasta with Tuna, Olives and Roasted Red Peppers (January 2009)
One of my all-time favorite recipes. A fully balanced meal at a laughably low cost. This is no low-rent pasta dish!

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Melissa said...

I was reading the seven rules post (which I've actually read before) and noticed the phrase "the polar opposite of al dente" and had to laugh. Kind of mean but laugh I did. Over the holidays, I made spaghetti and meatballs for some of my in-laws. And at the preference of her hub, 1) I cracked the noodles in half before adding them to the boiling water and 2) I boiled them to death. Uuuuuuugh.

Good retro links. I really enjoy these!

Melissa said...

Sorry, I meant to say SIL's hub.

Daniel said...

LOL Melissa! I caught hell from a cousin in Ohio who was deeply offended by an earlier version of that post which used the expression "Ohio-style" pasta. Whoops.