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18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>


7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Ten-Minute Salt Cod with Corn and Littleneck Clams

Instead of using salt cod, a classic Portuguese ingredient that takes days to soak, New York City chef George Mendes of Aldea quick-cures fresh cod …



Whether it's delicious dumplings, comforting stir fry or even fortune cookies, these incredible recipes will help you recreate your favorite Chinese …

Food & Dining

Chinese Poached Chicken Breasts with Star Anise

Chicken breasts poached in a broth flavored with star anise, cinnamon, ginger, scallions, and soy sauce is a Chinese classic. Traditionally you would …

Food & Dining

Coriander-and-Almond-Crusted Chicken Legs

New York City chef Seamus Mullen uses almonds and spices to make a crisp and tasty crust for chicken legs; the coating is also good on lamb chops.</b> …

New York City

Red Wine Brownies

<i>Super ridiculously fudgy and moist Red Wine Brownies for when you can’t decide if you want drinks or dessert. Thank you, brownie gods.</i><p>I can’t believe …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Peanuts and Fish Sauce

Julia Turshen dresses up simple roasted brussels spouts with a combination of olive oil, fish sauce and vinegar. It gives the sprouts great punchy …

Brussels Sprouts

Julia Child's Coq Au Vin Recipe | Fresh Tastes Blog

Julia Child’s 100th birthday is coming up on August 15th and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate and honor such an inspirational woman than …


Asopao with Chicken and Shrimp

<b>Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures</b> In Minnesota, we like to make a lot of what we call "hot dishes" and other casseroles. We have a proud tradition …


Celery Root with Apples, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

This delicious winter salad combines all kinds of flavors and textures: crunchy, juicy, earthy, nutty and toasty. <b>More Salad Recipes</b>

Blue Cheese

The Best Toddler Gifts, 3-Year-Old Edition

When it comes to becoming a grown human, 3 is a big year. “They have real personalities now. They’re real people. Once language comes in, they can …

The Cake Everyone Was Obsessed With the Year You Were Born

Who remembers the Tunnel of Fudge cake from the '60s?<p>No matter how hard of times, people still must do one thing: eat cake. Take a walk down memory lane and check out the cake that was most popular the year you were born.


32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …


31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …


Staff Favorites: The 55 Best Recipes of 2015

All <i>Cooking Light</i> recipes have to meet high standards, but a few each issue are so great they become staff favorites.

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Health Care

Parents, Some Reasonable Age-Appropriate Expectations For Your Young Kids

Recently, I published a blog post <i>Parents, Get Realistic About Your Expectations For Young Kids</i>. I knew I hit a universal nerve when I received a copy that had been translated into German. Many parents wrote that they wanted to learn more about having realistic expectations, but also struggled with …


How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

The Best Way To ‘Discipline Without Damage,’ From Toddlers To Teens

By<p>Oct 21 2016, 10:39 AM<p><i>Crib Notes summarize all the parenting books you’d read if you weren’t too busy parenting. For great advice in chunks so small</i> …

Claire Ptak’s recipe for peanut and coconut tres leches sheet cake

Sheet cakes are the best cakes. A single layer of sponge baked in a rectangular tin and frosted with plenty of icing is simple, unfussy, and democratic. Easily divided into equal parts and shared at family gatherings or brought to a school cake sale, a sheet cake is always a winner. So, this week, …


Chicken Thighs

Star chef Paul Kahan is a big fan of chicken thighs because they have so much flavor and are so inexpensive—the best of both worlds. Here are a …


Shaved Zucchini with Miso Vinaigrette

In addition to salt, Tyler Florence uses miso—the creamy Japanese soybean paste'to season his crisp salad of zucchini ribbons tossed with toasted …


A Classic Chicken Noodle Soup, with a South Asian Twist

Remember in grade school, when you stayed home sick? (With an actual cold, not a Ferris Bueller cold.) On those days, there was nothing more comforting than a bowl of chicken noodle soup. Maybe it was a family recipe, or came from a packet or a styrofoam cup, but it always felt like that bowl of …


Koreans love <i>jajangmyeon</i>, a Chinese-Korean mash-up dish that is served in restaurants and made in homes throughout America.<p>Over and over again, while writing <i>Koreatown: A Cookbook</i> with Deuki Hong, I encountered Korean-American friends (and strangers, too) who pressed us to include a recipe in the …

21 Fiery Recipes to Use Up that Jar of Kimchi in Your Fridge

All the ways to cook with our favorite spicy, fermented condiment.<p><b>Kimchi—our favorite fiery, fermented condiment—</b> is good for so much more than eating straight out of the jar (though you can find us doing that regularly). Here are 21 kimchi-filled recipes that will bring a little heat to everything …