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:
Turning a Bad Recipe Into a Good One: Lime and Chipotle Shrimp (August 2007)
Some recipes look great on paper, but suck in reality. Here are tips on how we took a recipe flop from Simply Recipes, made a few key modifications, and turned it into an amazing addition to our recipe collection.
Countdown: Top Ten Low Alcohol Drinks (August 2008)
These beverages generally have 1/2 to 1/3 of the alcohol in a typical standard drink, so you can keep your head about you during a night on the town. Just like my Top Ten Alcoholic Drinks of Summer, and my Top Ten No-Alcohol Drinks, this post captures a ton of search traffic. Also, see the debate raging in the comments about the exact components of a Shandy.
The Food Spending Poll: Results and Conclusions (August 2009)
I decided to do an informal poll of Casual Kitchen readers to see how much of our disposable income we spend on food. The results were, quite frankly, a shock.
Southern Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Collards (August 2009)
I share tons of inexpensive yet healthy recipes here at Casual Kitchen, and I even coined a term, laughably cheap, to describe recipes that are so wholesome and cost so little that you can't help but laugh out loud. This recipe is one of the greatest examples of "laughably cheap" ever: a healthy, hearty stew that weighs in at a preposterous 45c-65c a serving.
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