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:

The "How to Modify a Recipe" Series (February 2008)
This three-part series will teach you to adjust and modify any recipe. First, it starts with a basic recipe modification example (using my Waffles recipe); second, we move on to my Six Rules of Recipe Modification; and then finally we go over a more complex modification example. After reading this series you'll be able to bend any recipe to your will!

The Greatest Chocolate Mousse in the World (February 2007)
It is shocking how good this mousse really is. Try it and you'll see what I mean.

How to Make a Versatile Vegetable Stock (February 2008)
Once you start making your own stock, you'll never go back to lame store brand broth or salt-heavy bouillon again.

Smoky Brazilian Black Bean Soup (February 2009)
This black bean soup is easy to make and it has a memorable and interesting spicy kick. It later went on to become one of top favorites of my Best 25 Laughably Cheap Recipes of Casual Kitchen post.

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Melissa said...

Funny, I just looked at my printout of that soup yesterday. I wanted to do a black bean... but my friend Jen's won out for convenience, i.e., what I had in the house. I'll make yours next time!

Daniel said...

You make a good point Melissa, the one element in the Smoky Brazilian Black Bean Soup that complicates it (and also makes it truly delicious at the same time) is the canned chiles. But as they say here in Chile, Vale la pena! (It's worth the pain.)