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Monday, April 4th, 2016

Adina Porter Interview

Adina visits Home & Family to talk about her WGN America series, “Underground,” which airs Wednesdays at 10/9c. Her character Pearly Mae is a woman journeying through the Underground Railroad with her family. Adina admits that this series has made her more aware of what her ancestors went through, especially because they filmed the show on real life plantations. The actress takes a minute to open up about the sudden death of her husband three years ago due to a heart attack and recalls the heartbreaking day she found out.


Edyta Sliwinska Interview

Edyta talks to Mark and Cristina about being a dancer on “Dancing with the Stars” and getting paired with Geraldo Rivera. She said he used to joke around that he is the only Puerto Rican without rhythm. Geraldo surprises Edyta via FaceTime to sing her praises as a dancer and friend. She even opens up about how she balances life as a mother, wife and touring dancer.

Follow Edyta on Instagram @edytasliwinska

Cristina Cooks!

Cristina is back in the kitchen preparing a delicious fresh berry crostata with cinnamon creme fraiche. When mixing the tips, she gives you a tip of putting a little flour into the mix to prevent them from getting gooey. To get your crust shiny, brush some egg wash across it, which will also add a little extra crispiness.

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Submarine Window Wall Art

Tanya Memme has the perfect DIY wall art for your little ones, especially if they love the ocean! To get that submarine feel, use brass-colored spray paint for the frame. If you can’t find a clear dome when shopping, you can use a clear salad bowl for the window. Get as creative as you want when to comes to choosing what wall art you will display inside the dome.

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Check out more fun DIY projects at the Home & Family Pinterest page

Get more from Tanya at TanyaMemme.com

Joel Silverman with Duchess the Dog

Celebrity animal trainer Joel Silverman is in the Home & Family backyard with his Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix, “Duchess,” who Joel rescued from a shelter after she was returned three previous times. Joel talks about his life as an animal trainer and why it is important to learn your dog’s “color” personality. Training should always begin with your dog’s personality and developing a relationship with them based on it. Finally, look for your dog’s natural inclinations to make the training easier.

Follow Joel on Twitter @JoelDogTrainer


Hairstyles for Busy Moms

Debbie Matenopoulos is back to show busy moms how to maintain a cute hairstyle while balancing a busy mommy life. This includes the low bun which is a great way to look polished in a short amount of time. Then she shows you how to make the perfect twisted ponytail, which is actually being sported on the red carpet. Both hairstyles took only 30 seconds!

Follow Debbie on Twitter @IAmDebbieM


Daddy Do’s

Matt Rogers shows you a few life hacks that will save you time and effort with your daily chores. This includes transporting your propane tank in a milk crate to prevent it from rolling around in your truck, and using a PVC to help arrange bungee cords and keep them from gathering.

Get more from Matt at MattRogersUSA.com


DIY Decorative Sea Glass

Paige Hemmis shows you how make your very own decorative sea glass. She purchases her vases at the dollar store, to save money. She also paints them in pretty blues and greens to stick to the ocean theme. You can purchase everything at the craft store or hardware store. This entire DIY will cost you five dollars!

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Check out more fun DIY projects at the Home & Family Pinterest Page

Get more from Paige at PaigeHemmis.com


Table Topics

The family members gather around to talk about various table topics that encourage conversation among the group.