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10 Recipes That Prove Anyone Can Make Risotto

I firmly believe any cook, regardless of their skill level, can make an awesome pan of risotto. The creamy rice dish shouldn't just be something you …

Cooking

Ten award-winning Chinese dishes to try in Vancouver

In 2008, when the inaugural Chinese Restaurant Awards (CRA) was launched, a ceremony was held at Edgewater Casino. Drinks were poured, canapés were served, several politicians attended to hand out the plaques – and nobody in the Metro Vancouver Chinese restaurant community gave a hoot.<p>“The …

Food & Dining

My almost-4-year-old is willful and disobedient. How can I regain control?

<i>Q: My almost-4-year-old is incredibly willful and whines all the time. He does exactly what we ask him not to do, and it’s gotten to the point that I don’t want to ask him not to do anything because I know he will do it on purpose. Everything results in a temper tantrum. He managed to hurt himself</i> …

Parenting

The latest research on disciplining kids will make you a better parent—and a better spouse.

shironosov/Getty<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A …

Mental Health

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

13 Surprising Things You Should Never Say Around a Child

If you have kids, babysit kids, or simply spend a lot of time around your friends' kids, then you already know they are little sponges. Children have …

Parenting

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favourite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and …

Cooking

How to Raise Grateful Children

“I urge people to tell their kids their stories of both success and failure, and to express kindness and appreciation daily—it really does go a long …

Parenting

This Mushroom Risotto Is Extra Creamy Thanks to a Secret Ingredient

The idea that homemade risotto is time-consuming and tedious is a common misconception. Sure, it requires some love and attention in the form of …

Country Lifestyle

What is Gentle Discipline?

Gentle discipline is one of the five main types of discipline that is based on mutual respect between parents and kids. The basis for gentle …

Parenting

How to cook a perfect steak using a skillet

Julie Van Rosendaal demonstrates her technique<p>You don't always need a grill to cook a perfect steak.<p>In the above video, Julie Van Rosendaal …

If You Want to Get a Stronger Core, Do This Kettlebell Workout ASAP

Doing the same thing at the gym day-in and day-out can certainly get mundane. One easy way to mix things up in your fitness routine? Reaching for a kettlebell. Sure, they may look a little odd, but the bell-shaped fitness tool can help scorch calories and tone all over. One University of …

Workouts

9 Things Parents Should Never Say When Disciplining a Child

The words you say to your child will have a lasting impact on how your child feels about you, as well as how he feels about himself. When your child …

These 5 Exercises Are the Secret to Kayla Itsines's Insanely Sculpted Abs

Whether you're a gym newbie or a seasoned regular, chances are you've been in the following (somewhat awkward) situation: you make your way to the floor exercises area of your gym, ready to dominate some core work, but then you're suddenly overwhelmed by all of the options. <i>Do I grab a medicine ball</i> …

Workouts

This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape

Having a weak backside can slow your run and lead to injuries. Here’s how to get your butt moving.<p>Want to know one of the top reasons runners end up hurt? Look at your backside. Underutilized gluteal muscles are to blame for a large percentage of injuries, says Nirav Pandya, M.D., assistant …

Workouts

Parents – here’s what to do if your child is choking

Choking: this has got to be one of the biggest fears of most parents. It causes many mums and dads untold anxiety about starting solid foods, makes …

Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control. It helps at home, too.

“More Goldfish!” my 5-year-old demands.<p>I summon all my patience. “Can you try that again?”<p>“I’m hungry!”<p>I take a long blink. “Honey? Can you—”<p>Her face is still beet red, but her body has relaxed. She takes a deep breath, then slowly blows the air through her pursed lips. This is the “birthday cake” …

Parenting

Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder

<i>So hearty, cozy and creamy – perfect for those cold nights! And it’s made right in your pressure cooker so effortlessly! It’s comfort food at it’s</i> …

Cooking

12 Asian Slow-Cooker Meals to Come Home to Dinner Served

Cooking

Six of the best pancake recipes

<b>Ricotta pancakes with sour cherries, clotted cream and honey (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>10-15 mi</b><b>n</b><br>Cook <b>2 min per pancake</b><br>Makes <b>18</b><p><b>100g dried and sweetened sour cherries</b> (or cranberries), whole or roughly chopped<b><br>6 tbsp water</b><b><br>2 tbsp caster sugar</b><b><br>A few knobs of butter</b><b><br>1 large egg</b><b><br>150g self-raising flour</b><b><br>250ml milk</b><b><br>1</b> …

Breakfast

27 Lentil Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

We love lentils here at Kitchn. They are magically easy to cook on the stove, and versatile enough to go into a wide range of cuisines. Plus, they …

Healthy Eating

How to Discipline Your Toddler

First, take a deep breath.<p>By<p>Jan 17 2018, 10:30 AM<p>He throws a plate. She hits her sister. He eats three more cookies than he was supposed to. She ran …

Parenting

How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>By<p>Jan 17 2018, 4:41 PM<p>Parents of strong-willed children …

Parenting

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Pressure Cooker Weeknight Paella with Chicken and Sausage

I love using my Instant Pot pressure cooker to make an easy, weeknight version of paella. It cooks up quickly and evenly, and there’s no need to tend …

Cooking

Ramen Carbonara for a Rough Morning

A good carbonara is a thing of beauty: a tangle of noodles slicked with a creamy cheese-forward sauce, little nuggets of salty pork cheeks. The sauce …

Italian Food

Your Fried Food Has Been Missing One Ingredient

My cornstarch knowledge was until recently pretty basic. I’ve used it to thicken gravies and sauces, bind fruit in pies, and so forth. And I’ve used …

Food & Dining

Science Has Maybe Found A Way To Help Colicky Babies (Please, Fingers Crossed)

For his first week or so on earth, my son was a model baby, slipping easily in and out of sleep and fussing only when he obviously needed to be fed. Then everything changed.<p>For varying stretches — sometimes 20 minutes, sometimes two or more soul-sucking hours — he’d scream and wail, and nothing my …

Parenting

Our 30 Favorite Cooking Tips of 2017

The more you know... the more delicious food you can cook.<p>No matter how skillful you are in the kitchen, there is always, <i>always</i> more to learn. Call them hacks, tips, or tricks of the trade, but what matters is that they'll make cooking easier and more delicious than ever. Some are building blocks …

Cooking

Mini Scalloped Potatoes