Retro Sundays

The purpose of the Retro Sundays series is 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)
The idealized dinner party--where guests wear matching sweater sets and mingle in the kitchen while you “whip up” dinner--is not reality. These are the key steps I follow to host a real mistake-free meal.

How to Make Burritos (January 2008)
Every few months we'll whip up a large-scale batch of 30 of these guys and freeze them up en masse. Presto: we've got lunches (or even emergency dinners) conveniently pre-made for weeks. This brief post explains how.

41 Ways You Can Help the Environment From Your Kitchen (January 2009)
Read this post for a great collection of painless and relatively easy ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your kitchen and home. One of my first efforts at tackling environmental issues here at CK.

Pasta with Tuna, Olives and Roasted Red Peppers (January 2009)
A scalable and laughably cheap recipe that you can make out of common pantry items. Best of all, this nutritious and healthy meal can be made in under 20 minutes!

How to Resist Irresistible Food (January 2010)
When we're in the presence of hyperpalatable foods, our higher brains can be as useless as our lower brains--causing us to eat more than we want and then dramatically underestimate what we've just consumed. Here's how to fight back and resist these irresistible foods once and for all.

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