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:

Blueberry Coffee Cake: Nostalgia Foods (August 2007)
There's an sincere joy in eating childhood foods as an adult. Somehow, it unlocks just a little bit of that childlike happiness that we tend to lose as we get older. Here's one of my favorite childhood recipes, straight from my mother's kitchen.

Navy Bean and Kielbasa Soup (August 2008)
Right in the middle of the most humble cookbook I own was the most simple and delicious soup ever. This easy-to-make recipe costs a laughable 77c a serving.

How to Make Creole-Style Coffee (August 2009)
Use the rich, smoky sweetness of a secret ingredient to turn your regular cup of morning java into something truly special.

Let That Other Guy Pay! Saving Money in Two-Sided Markets (August 2009)
The "two-sided market" is a peculiar feature of the modern consumer-driven economy, and it offers unexpected opportunities for savvy consumers to save boatloads of money. Read this post to see what I mean. (And speaking of two-sided, that pretty much described readers' reactions to this post too: some though it was too eggheaded, others found it fascinating. You just can't please 'em all.)

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