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 Make an Apple Pie with a Perfect Flaky Crust (September 2008)
Our treasured household recipe for an elegant, simple and stunningly delicious apple pie. Try to ignore the weirdly bitter comment from a reader about the evils of Crisco.
How to Give Away Your Power By Being a Biased Consumer (September 2009)
One of the most controversial posts in Casual Kitchen's history, but also one of the posts I'm most proud of. It truly made readers stop and think about their buying decisions.
Ten Tips to Save Money on Spices and Seasonings (September 2008)
The first step? Run screaming from your standard grocery store spice aisle. My follow-up post to Why Spices Are a Complete Rip-Off and What You Can Do About It.
Understanding the Consumer Products Industry (September 2010)
It's never been fair that consumer products and food companies know so much about us, but we know next to nothing about them. This article (and the series that followed it) was my attempt to level the playing field between consumers and the companies that sell us stuff.
Price Is Just a Number (September 2010)
In the consumer products industry, there is a highly tenuous relationship between price and value. Knowing the tricks and techniques behind companies' pricing decisions can unleash enormous opportunities for consumers.
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