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Michael Phelps Opens Up to E! News’ Correspondents About Son Boomer and and Talks Wedding Planning with Nicole

The Rio Games will definitely be something Michael Phelps will never forget. Not only did the Olympic swimmer continue to slaughter world records and become an athlete who’s made history with 28 Olympic medals (!), but the 31-year-old human fish was also rooted on by one very special admirer in the stands—his baby son Boomer. The proud dad’s…

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Pan Seared Scallops with Salad

Lovely and delicate, scallops are a delicious favorite to pair with a light and lively greens. When it comes to creating a salad I look to the local farms and Mother Nature for inspiration. Each season the ingredients change just a bit. To create the base of this salad, use the type of lettuce you…

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What is it with these darn chilies? by Paul Rest

What is it with this craze about chilies? It seems that wherever one turns on a cable channel some food personality is attempting to blow his mouth and brain to kingdom come with some hot chili concoction. Just the other day a “top shelf” margarita was brought to my table with chili flakes in it.…

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Punting For Dinner by Ginger Johnson

Hmmm….what to eat for dinner? Whenever I find myself with that question rolling around in my grey matter, I invariably take stock of, well, my kitchen stocks. What’s in the fridge that needs to be eaten? What’s in the larder to support the fresh goods? What looks appetizing? Who am I feeding? All those, and…

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How I Discovered Wine by Paul Rest

Arriving in California from the Midwest in the late 1960’s, I thought I knew about wine. My wine experiences were, well, here it goes: Rosé wines from Portugal, Lancers and Mateue; inexpensive French wines that were available at the liquor around the corner from the campus that knew what we students would drink (and our…