Today on Home & Family Friday, April 18th, 2014
Eric Mabius & Kristin Booth
"Ugly Betty" fans will see Eric Mabius in a very different light in the Hallmark Channel Original Series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." He tells us how his new role compares and why it's the most fun job in his portfolio. Co-star Kristin Booth joins in to praise the script writing of Martha Williamson. They also explain how impactful the eventual delivery of lost letters is on recipients. Plus, the duo speaks about the positive energy and genuine kindness guest star Valerie Harper exudes on set. Check out a special video message from Eric and Kristin on our Facebook page.
Since departing "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," designer and entrepreneur Adrienne Maloof has kept plenty busy creating her Beverly Hills Gypsy Collection of jewelry, which she showcases here today. She explains her initial decision to join the reality program and what prompted her to leave. Although it may have been a contributing factor, Adrienne denies that the show caused her high-profile divorce. Thanks to the support of her mom, three sons, and positive thinking, Adrienne jumped right back in to the dating pool and has already found new love. Beverly Hills Gypsy Collection is comprised of beautifully crafted statement earrings and necklaces and is inspired by Adrienne's travels around the world. For more information, go to adriennemaloof.com and justgla.com.
Chef Pascal Lorange Cooks Fig Gorgonzola Tartlet
Chef Pascal Lorange, executive chef of Fig & Olive, has a love of cooking in his genes. The third generation chef splits his time between all his restaurants and prides himself in using olive oil instead of cream or butter in all his recipes. Today, he shares one of his signature dishes, fig gorgonzola tartlet, which is a French pizza.
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Kym Douglas Gets Techy With It
Kym Douglas goes digital today with great tech gift ideas. She showcases a stuffed teddy bear that holds a tablet upright to facilitate better posture in the user. Then, she demonstrated a musical flat iron to sing along as you straighten your hair. And, take this Bluetooth speaker with you wherever you go to listen to music or phone calls. Plus, try on these snazzy glasses whose lenses lights up to the beat of a tune.
Tie Dye Easter Eggs with Monica Potter
Monica Potter's line of Mrs. Potter candles, textiles, and sprays seeks to make a house feel like a home. She had been hard at work making this company a reality, when suddenly their headquarters in Garrettville, OH burned down in a devastating fire. Monica's dream has been reignited, with a new launch date of June 1. Today, she teaches us a creative new way to tie dye Easter eggs using the pattern of a necktie.
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DIY Easter Candy Scrub & Marbelized Nails with Katie Cazorla
Celebrity nail expert Katie Cazorla leads a tutorial in an innovative way to create a marbleized effect on natural nails. She also mixes together a vanilla-scented candy scrub topped with fun sprinkles for Easter.
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Dr. Suzanne Levine
Dr. Suzanne Levine, D.P.M. and author of "My Feet Are Killing Me," shares methods to relieve pain in your feet. She explains foot massage techniques and how to locate pressure points. The podiatrist also fields questions submitted to "Home & Family" on Facebook. She responds to topics concerning injections to treat arthritis, adding cushioning to the soles of your feet, how to treat heel spurs, arch support, and the hereditary component of corns. Plus, Dr. Levine describes how a contrast bath or numbing spray can alleviate pain associated with chemo therapy.
Eating by the Decade with Phil Lempert
The Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert points out the food preferences of each generation. He works his way backwards starting with the kids of today, who are eating healthier and more exotic foods that ever, partially due to stricter regulations in schools. Then there's the millenials, who are on the hunt for a diet rich in variety and adventure. Next comes Generation X, who are finally farther along in their careers to make a decent salary, thus able to afford better food. Finally, the famous Baby Boomers are most concerned with health, indulgence, taste, and convenience.
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