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:

Chickpeas, Pasta and Tomato Salad (June 2008)
A perfect, light and mild summertime pasta salad. You'll get a balanced meal of protein, veggies, carbs, fiber and antioxidants in an easy recipe that costs less than $1.50 per serving.

Defeat the Diderot Effect in Your Kitchen and Home (June 2009)
The Diderot Effect is one of the most subversive, dangerous and expensive traps you'll face when upgrading or renovating anything in your home. Read this post to learn why.

Why Do Products Go On Sale? (June 2010)
Discounting is part of the natural rhythm of retail. Here's how to take maximum advantage of aggressive discounting wherever you shop.

The Ick Factor: Balancing Cost with Time and Effort in Your Kitchen and Home (June 2010)
Inspired by a reader who would rather eat her own eyeballs than de-bone a chicken breast. What tasks do you refuse to do in your kitchen, regardless of the costs savings? Where do you draw the line on tasks that you just flat-out refuse to do yourself?

Banana Bread (June 2010)
An inexpensive and laughably easy quickbread recipe that you can pop into the oven in under 20 minutes. This bread is simply delicious: it's sweet but not too sweet, it's filling yet not too filling, and it goes perfectly with breakfast, lunch, snacktime, dinner or dessert.

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