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:

Don't Pay Up For That Cookbook! How to Spend Next to Nothing on a Great Recipe Collection (July 2010)
It may seem like there's a constant oversupply of heavily marketed, celebrity-endorsed cookbooks in bookstores everywhere, many of which can cost forty, fifty or even eighty bucks a pop. However, after reading this post, you'll think entirely differently about cookbooks--and you will never again be suckered into overpaying for one.

Best Practices to Raise the Level of Discussion on Your Blog (July 2010)
Thought-provoking conversations are a rarity these days, in blogging and everywhere else. If you want to improve the conversation on your blog and get rid of pixel-wasting comments like "MMMMM! Looks delish!"--read this post.

African Peanut Stew (July 2009)
It shouldn't be a surprise to CK readers that this recipe was cheap, easy, healthy and delicious. What was a surprise was how flexible and substitution-friendly this dish was. From one of the best cookbooks of the past few years, Almost Meatless.

Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips (July 2008)
Once you try these, you will never go back to industrially-manufactured Tostitos. I promise.

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dicey1 said...

I will definitely be trying the African Peanut Stew. Looks so yummy.

Daniel said...

Dicey, it is absolutely a keeper. Let me know what you think afterward!