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:
Thai Pasta Salad (July 2007)
One of CK's all-time best summer salad recipes. This dish is unusual, easy to make, and it contains a balanced mix of protein, carbs and veggies. One of the most popular of my 25 Best Laughably Cheap Recipes of Casual Kitchen.
All-Time Least Popular Posts of Casual Kitchen (July 2008)
The five posts at CK with the highest bounce rates, lowest time-on-page metrics and least pageviews. Good comedy value for readers accustomed to my more recent (and much better) writing.
Beef and Beer Stew (July 2008)
An exceptional stew recipe that's easy and surprisingly inexpensive. Inspired by the Wall Street Journal, of all places.
If It's So Cheap to Cook at Home, Then Why is My Grocery Bill So Huge? (July 2009)
When people spend a lot more than they planned to at the grocery store, it makes cooking at home seem much more expensive than it really is. But take heart: grocery store cost overruns can be easily avoided with a bit of awareness and a couple of good habits. Read this post to see how.
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