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:
Shrimp Creole, Paul Prudhomme Style (February 2010)
Possibly the single most time consuming recipe here at Casual Kitchen--which, if you know the hilariously easy recipes I tend to run here, that isn't saying much. But if you like Creole or Cajun cuisine, this recipe is a must-try.
10 Ways to Rethink Water Use in Your Kitchen and Home (February 2010)
Most of us in the developed world take fresh water for granted and presume it will always be readily available. But I think over the coming decades, this may change--perhaps dramatically. Use this post for some surprisingly easy ways to save money and help the environment.
Baking for Beginners: Beer Bread (February 2009)
Warning: this hilariously easy bread recipe requires an entire bottle of beer. Laura was furious when she heard this.
How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Cooking (February 2008)
With just a few slight habit changes, you can unleash enormous improvements in your cooking efficiency and productivity. That means you can eat a lot better, enjoy cooking a lot more, and even save substantial sums of money. Read this post to see exactly what I mean.
The Six Rules of Recipe Modification (February 2007)
Have you ever tried a new recipe and decided it needed just a little something... extra? Read this post and in just a few minutes you'll learn several strategies for adjusting and perfecting any recipe. One of my most important early posts here at Casual Kitchen.
The Greatest Chocolate Mousse in the World (February 2007)
It's a perfect coincidence that this Retro Sundays post begins and ends with a Paul Prudhomme recipe. This is, bar none, the best chocolate mousse recipe ever. Try it, and I guarantee you'll agree with me.
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