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Friday, April 17th, 2015

James Denton Inteview

James Denton joins the show to talk about his role as Dr. Sam Radford on Hallmark Channel’s “Good Witch.” He is excited to talk about the show being renewed for a second season as he really enjoys the story and characters. He also talks about his two children who love sports and theater.


Don’t miss the 2-hour season finale of Good Witch on Saturday, April 18th at 8/7c.


Sunny Anderson’s Chicken Chorizo Hash with OJ Gravy

Food Network personality Sunny Anderson joins the show to prepare a savory recipe for the family members. She combines classic comfort foods along with flavors inspired by her travels. She calls this a ‘kitchen sink’ meal which uses leftovers from the week. The recipe uses chorizo and caramelized plantains to create a unique flavor for your hash!


Get Sunny's Chicken Chorizo Hash with OJ Gravy recipe here>>

Get more from Sunny at SunnyAnderson.com

Learn more about the Spamerican! Tour at www.spam.com/tour



Kym Douglas' Fashion for April Showers
Rain is not the enemy! Kym explains how she made dreary weather her friend by finding stylish fashions that are functional in the rain. She shows off the following items:


Isaac Mizrahi Live!  Floral Printed Reversible Coat, $87.58 at QVC.com

Hearts Dog Raincoat, $17 at Muttropolis.com

Hood-to-Go, $25 at HoodToGo.com


Jaclyn Smith Interview
Actress Jaclyn Smith drops by to talk about inner beauty and finding deep happiness. She attributes her true joy to moments with her family. She talks about her skincare line, which her husband created based on her own daily regime. “Jaclyn’s Angels”  is a charity that works with AbilityFirst to help individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. She touches on her hit series “Charlie’s Angels” and an impromptu photo shoot happens with Cristina, Debbie and Kym!


Find out more about Jaclyn’s skincare line at JaclynSmithBeauty.com


Sergeant Joey Jones Interview
U.S. Marine veteran Joey Jones returns to Home & Family to share his story and to talk about “The Boot Campaign.” He stepped on a pressure plate in Afganistan which triggered a massive explosion that resulted in the loss of his legs. He talks about what patriotism means to him, and thinks we all should reflect on how we treat each other and the freedoms that we have as here in the U.S.A. He also feels it is important to appreciate what is exceptional about our country. The Boot Campaign is a charity that was started in 2009. Money raised from buying the boots go to help the warriors of the U.S. military, not the wars.


Boots are available at Bootcampaign.com



Traveling with Baby
Debbie Matenopoulos recently took baby Alexandra on her first flight! She put together a game plan before traveling to help make things go smoothly, and shares some valuable tips for new parents to help make the trip easier. Ideas include having your baby’s ears checked at the doctor before flying and having the baby suck on a pacifier or bottle for takeoff and landing. Try to pick connecting flights in smaller airports where you won’t need to switch terminals. Leave the stroller at home and opt for a portable baby carrier. Finally, pre-pour out formula powder into small zip lock baggies.


You can follow Debbie at @IamDebbieM on Twitter.



Jamie Durie's Vertical Garden
Host of  TV show “Outback Nation” Jamie Durie gets busy in the Home & Family backyard creating an edible vertical garden. He shares a clip from his show which focuses on re-working backyards so that they can be enjoyed by the homeowners. This earth friendly garden utilizes an anti-microbial fabric made from recycled water bottles and has an automated drip irrigation system. Prices range from $60-$160. You can check out “Outback Nation” on the FYI Network on Mondays at 10pm.


You can purchase the complete system (excluding plants and soil) at JamieDurie.com



Cristina Cooks Apple Dumpling Rollups
This Taste of Home recipe was submitted by Jenny Leighty of West Salem, Ohio.
The family members enjoy this sweet treat, while Mark helps Cristina
create the dish from scratch in the kitchen. Sunny appreciates how informal
this recipe is and that you can truly enjoy making it!


Get the "Taste of Home: Apple Dumpling Rollup recipe>>

For more great recipes please visit TasteofHome.com



Wedding Photography Success
Laura Grier, owner of Beautiful Day Photography visits the show to provide lots of great advice on how to get the most out of your wedding photographer! Soon to be newlyweds Paige Hemmis and financee Jason Short are on hand to listen in. Mark shares some of the techniques he used during the engagement photo shoot to really capture the couple. First, this shoot offers the chance to get used to the camera and your photographer before the big wedding day. Don’t pose, tell a story with your photo composition. Bring props and several wardrobe choices to mix it up! Finally Laura advises to look over your contract carefully to avoid hidden fees.


Get lots of great wedding photography advice >>


Check out Laura Grier’s Beautiful Day Photography Portfolio and follow her on Twitter & Instagram: @beautidayphoto.



Caregivers Assistance
Jeanette Pavini wraps up the show with vital information to help families and caregivers. She provides a list of important resources and other information. Nearly 66 million Americans care for an elder or disabled person and there are many support groups available. Jeanette advises finding a support group that is specific to the type of disease you are managing. For all types of help, Jeanette recommends n4a.org fro and caregiver.com for all types of  services. Community and senior centers often have daycare and social hours, and many local transportation companies have free or low cost rides programs for patients.


Get Jeanette’s complete list of resources here >>

You can follow Jeanette on Twitter @JeanettePavini