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Story of daughter's move back home is altered in the telling

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law quit her job and moved into my in-laws' basement six years ago. I think there may have been an emotional breakdown having to do with her work. Continue reading...

Wife has all the company she needs in her electronic devices

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently. Over the last three years she has become more and more consumed with her phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does nothing without them. Continue reading...

Soup right off the vine

Five versions of tomato soup can the can and use produce fresh from the garden

Subscriber onlyMost of my favorite recipes for tomato soup call for canned tomatoes, which is a good thing in January when I'm in the mood for tomato soup and grilled cheese. But in the summertime when tomatoes are ripe for the picking, reaching for a can of tomatoes feels wrong. Continue reading...

Graham crackers truly take the cake

Subscriber onlyThere are people who believe the world is made up of cake people and pie people. Some of these people firmly believe you can't be both. Continue reading...

Gadgets & Gizmos

Subscriber onlyOnce upon a time, all of the pots, pans and skillets in my kitchen probably had matching -- or at least fitting -- lids. Today, many of those lids are broken or otherwise missing. Continue reading...

Fresh pasta, squash taste like summer

Subscriber onlySummer squash, herbs and fresh pasta ribbons combine for this light dish. Continue reading...

Red curry contributes kick to easy pineapple, beef dish

Subscriber onlyThis curry has only a few ingredients to prep and tastes light, yet its flavors bring warmth. To keep things on schedule kitchenwise, we start with a container of fresh, peeled pineapple pieces, found in the refrigerated produce section. Continue reading...

7day menu planner

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: Gather the family for Herb-Crusted Mediterranean Pork Tenderloin. Continue reading...

Tips for pairing wine with common menu items

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to creating wine and food pairings at home, the key is keeping it simple. But restaurant menus are often more complex. In addition to menu interpretation, there's the time issue as the server awaits your order. Continue reading...

Lemon Fluff recalls good ol' school days

Subscriber only"This recipe for Lemon Fluff sounds a lot like the wonderful dessert served at Oak Grove [in Carroll County] school in the '50s," Lanette Taylor writes. Continue reading...

Horseradish puts bite in shrimp, peach salad

Subscriber onlyPlump juicy peaches, spicy shrimp and vegetables make a colorful, refreshing salad supper. The contrast of hot and sweet flavors and soft and crunchy textures creates a mouthwatering dish that is easy to assemble and serve. Continue reading...

Slurp of frozen drink sweetens up tart tasks

Subscriber onlyTidying up sounds terribly dull. But "Tidying Up" is totally hot. It's a best-seller, written by a rock star of a tidier, who spent her school days sneaking out of recess to organize the mop cupboard. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I think I'll stop taking some of the medicines I'm on, because I think God has maybe healed me. Hasn't He promised to heal us if we just have enough faith? That's what someone I heard once on television said. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: Can you tell me if heating up leftover foods in the microwave in those insulated foam containers is dangerous to one's health? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Billboard No. 1 Singles of 1990

Subscriber only1. "Another Day in ----------": Phil Collins Continue reading...