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Carolyn Hax: Wedding excludes kids

Make non-invitation an chance for kids to see how adults handle touchy situations.

July 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
This week on TV

This week on TV

A week of fireworks, zombies and things British on television.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 8: June does this to my inbox

Dear Carolyn: I would like to invite one of my good college friends to be in my wedding party. He and I live relatively far apart but have, over the years, traveled together and gotten together whenever we've been in the same city. We last saw each other about nine months ago, but alumni gro…

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A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Hispanic bakery that changed my understanding of what a delicious pudding could be.

April 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so many other Turkey Day dilemmas, we tend to just cobble together a what-have-you assortment of…

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A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

The clean yet rich flavors of tembleque made it a perfect finish to an Easter dinner.

March 28, 2014 8:41 amLoading…
Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

This March 10, 2014 photo shows butter-spiced skillet peas in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

March 27, 2014 10:43 amLoading…

Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 7

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

March 07, 2014 11:30 amLoading…

Boyfriend won't stop contact with unstable ex

Is it controlling of me to want, but not insist, that my boyfriend of one year cease contact with his ex?

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Valentine's meal that's sweet even before dessert

Why wait for dessert to give your Valentine’s Day dinner a sweet touch? We’ve created a delicious savory dinner that has a sweet side thanks to a touch of honey.

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For Super Bowl party, a seriously intense meatball

Supposedly, we all have our dirty little food secrets, those crazy things we’re embarrassed to admit we love. But the truth is, I don’t consider any of my loves to be secrets. If I love something, I am proud to eat it, no matter how trashy or elegant it is. If I was ashamed to eat it, I woul…

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 19

Hi, Carolyn:When I was married four years ago, a shocking number of people did not understand the etiquette of being invited to a formal event. Now I am planning a smaller party to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary, and I need a way to communicate information — such as "only the person…

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Dear Abby for Dec. 20

Dear Abby for Dec. 20

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my wife for a year and a half, and we have an infant child. I work while my wife stays home. My problem is she doesn’t like me playing sports and hanging out with friends.

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Dear Abby for Dec. 19

Dear Abby for Dec. 19

DEAR ABBY: I married “Larry” five years ago, and he is good to me. I have two beautiful grandchildren who are my daughter’s. If I don’t see them once a week I miss them. (They are 2½ and 16 months old.) Larry doesn’t miss the babies or want to see them once a week. Sometimes when they come t…

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Easy eats for fuss-free holiday entertaining

Fantasizing about throwing a big holiday bash but fearful you’ll spend the whole party — or worse, the whole week — in the kitchen prepping? We’ve got you covered.

December 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The secrets to preparing perfect mashed potatoes

The secrets to preparing perfect mashed potatoes

Homemade mashed potatoes get even more important at this time of year because of both colder weather and the approach of Christmas.

December 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Dear Abby for Dec. 17

Dear Abby for Dec. 17

DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law sent my 7-year-old son a gift and a card for his birthday. They arrived about a week early. A few days before his birthday, she called and asked if he had received them. He said he had, but before he could explain that he hadn’t opened them, she started talking ab…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Dec. 15

My best friend, who is also my roommate, sometimes makes comments to me such as, "You act so different around X group of friends," even though there have been hardly a handful of times when we have all been in one room.

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Dear Abby for Dec. 14

Dear Abby for Dec. 14

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know…

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Dear Abby for Dec. 13

Dear Abby for Dec. 13

DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Er…

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