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:

How to Get More Mileage Out of Your Cookbooks (March 2008)
Most of us cook a tiny fraction of the recipes we have on hand in our cookbooks. So why waste money on new cookbooks when you can extract so much more value out of the cookbooks you already own?

Crockpot Beef Stew (March 2008)
A hearty, healthy and delicious beef stew recipe you can make in your crockpot. Takes just a bare few minutes of prep time. A favorite heavy rotation recipe here at CK.

27 Themes and Ideas for Wine Tasting Club Meetings (March 2009)
The most popular and most-widely read post from my 2009 series on enjoying wines on a budget.

What to Eat When You're Sick as a Dog (March 2009)
When you're really sick, knowing you need to eat and actually bringing yourself to eat can be two entirely different things. Here's how to get much-needed fuel into your body with a minimum of preparation, a minimum of nausea, and a minimum of effort.

How to Resist Temptation and Increase Your Power Over Food (March 2010)
Wherein I delve into the psychological aspects of food temptation, thanks to some key insights from David Kessler's exceptional book The End of Overeating. I promise: this post will change forever how you think about tempting and unhealthy food.

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NMPatricia said...

Thanks for the post. I usually go back and read at least one old post. Easy way to read the archives.

I have been working on using my cookbooks instead of thinking I need new ones. However, QUESTION, do cookbooks go out of date? Because a old recipe is based on ingredients that might be much different now or way of preparing recipes is different, will the results be much different? Any opinion?

Cynthia said...

I am totally sympathetic to being "sick as dog". Double pneumonia plus allergic responses to the medication for it.
6 saltine crackers smeared with real butter and about 2-3 tablespoons of hot water poured over the crackers to make them mushy. Tastes good going down and like nothing coming back up. And I mean nothing, for some reason it killed the empty stomach taste.
I sincerely hope that I and you are never that sick again!

bashtree said...

You know what I like about these retro links? I like looking back and seeing whether I remember the first time around on these. The cookbooks post was one of the first ones I read actually might have been what brought me here! I was newly married with a shelf of cookbooks I had no idea how to use in March 2008. Ah, memories!