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Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Shenae Grimes-Beech Interview - Home & Family

The actress opens up about her new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, "Sandra Brown's White Hot."

Shenae Grimes Beech Interview

The actress visits Home & Family to talk about her all-new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, “Sandra Brown’s White Hot,” which premieres April 17th at 9/8c. She describes the film as gritty and very exciting. The film was shot in Vancouver and Shenae jokes that it was a very male-heavy cast. Aside from acting, Shenae shares a big passion for hockey with her husband! The couple particularly are fans of the LA Kings and go to as many games as they possibly can, in addition to hosting hockey parties at their house when they aren’t at the games.


Smoked Pepper Turkey Waffle Sandwich - Home & Family

World Champion Pit Master Melissa Cookston is in the backyard making a delicious sandwich.

Chef Melissa Cookston Cooks

World Champion Pit Master, Chef Melissa Cookston is in the yard cooking up a smoked turkey waffle sandwich with sweet potato chips. While she is prepping the turkey, Melissa talks about her experience of being the very first female World Champion Pit Master and breaking into a “boys’ club” of BBQ. When prepping the turkey, make sure you smoke up for three hours. She chooses to smoke the meat over BBQing it because she uses big cuts of meat and smoking it makes it juicer and more tender.

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Beauty Products in the Kitchen

Your eyes are not deceiving you, Kym Douglas is in the kitchen showing you some common beauty products that can also be used as helpful kitchen utensils. This includes using a metal tooth hair pick to help keep your onion in place when slicing it, placing cotton balls in your rubber gloves to keep your fingernails from puncturing them and finally, she uses dental floss to slice soft cheese.

Get more from Kym at KymDouglas.com


DIY Paper Anemone Flower Arrangement - Home & Family

Designer and blogger Lia Griffith is showing you how to make your very own floral arrangement out of crepe paper.

Paper Anemone Flower Arrangement

DYI expert and blogger, Lia Griffith is back making a floral arrangement out of crepe paper. She has even made a dress out of crepe paper in a floral arrangement. Lia’s blog is all about hand-crafted DIYs and lifestyle, from weddings to home decor and she was inspired to launch it after discovering her love for blogging three years ago. She says she has made her own flowers out of felt, crepe and even metallic paper.

Download the Flower Template at LiaGriffith.com

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“Queen of Clean” Interview

Comedian Chonda Pierce is sitting down with Mark and Cristina to talk about her new stand-up comedy DVD, “Laughing in the Dark” available now. Her success spread through faith-based communities and her material is family-friendly. She cites her comedy as a way of coping with her depression and grief, and she hopes that her job can help others going through similar problems. Chonda’s stand-up has taken her to Afghanistan on the USO tour to entertain the troops. Chonda gets serious for a moment and opens up about the loss of both her husband and mother and the estrangement from her daughter. She credits laughter to helping her get through it all.

Get more from Chonda at Chonda.org


Hypnosis to Achieving Goals

Hypnotist Ricky Kalmon is back by popular demand to talk about how people can use the power of attitude, belief and confidence to change the frame of their reality. He assures the audience that reinforcement of a positive mindset can get everybody on the right track. After, he puts his skills to the test by hypnotizing Cristina and one of the show’s producers.

Get more from Ricky at RickyKalmon.com


Sandra Brown Interview - Home & Family

Best selling author Sandra Brown talks about her career including the book, "White Hot."

Sandra Brown Interview

The author of “White Hot,” among other books is opening up to Home & Family about her writing career. Her best-selling book has now become a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie, and Sandra shares that she and her husband even had cameos. For the first time, Sandra also got to act as Executive Producer of “White Hot.” She also talks about how she started her writing career. She credits her husband’s encouragement to inspiring her to write. She says she had a fire in her belly and it took over a year to complete a manuscript and then got feedback from friends. She started doing her research and worked hard on her re-writes. From there, she found an agent and manager and readers.

Follow Sandra on Twitter @SandraBrown_NYT


DIY Front Tie Shirt Dress - Home & Family

Orly Shani is showing you how to turn an old shirt into a trendy dress.

DIY Front Tie Shirt Dress

Orly Shani is giving you an easy DIY that is trending with celebrities today. All you need is a loose dress, a sweater dress (that you can find at a second-hand shop), seam ripper and a sewing machine. She recommends you use a front tie look to match your own unique style, so get creative! This entire DIY will cost you only five dollars, as opposed if you bought it in a retail store for over $100.The best part about this DIY is that is is also very flattering when you wear it.

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Follow Orly on Twitter @OrlyShani


Hollywood Steals

Sandie Newton is back with a whole new list of Hollywood Steals!

Get all these deals at HollywoodSteals.com


Trendy Sunglasses for Less

Debbie Matenopoulos is introducing you to some of the hottest looks in sunglasses fashion. Classic clear frames are very in right now and you can even find a pair for only five dollars. Dusty pink sunglasses are all the rage when it comes to color and Debbie found a pair at Forever 21 for $8! Finally, she says the classic aviators never go out of style, but now they are available in rainbow lenses and you can find them at H&M for just $8!

Follow Debbie on Twitter @IAmDebbieM