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Today on Home & Family Friday, April 25th, 2014


Fabio Viviani Cooks Dessert
Baking may not be chef Fabio Viviani's specialty, but today he mixes together a decadent dessert. He makes banana cake with a scoop of ice cream, chocolate sauce, peanut brittle, and peanut powder sprinkled on top. But, Fabio reveals his all-time favorite American dessert is Mississippi mud pie and is resolute to have this at his wedding.
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Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at www.amazon.com. For more information on the chef and to subscribe to his newsletter, "Fabio's Kitchen Academy," go to www.fabioviviani.com.


Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin

Actress Meagan Good and her husband DeVon Franklin, SVP of Columbia Tristar Pictures, author, and pastor, share their philosophy on the best way to handle the waiting periods in life. The couple speaks about how they rely on faith for guidance and how they find balance between religion and career. DeVon also tells us what it's like to work with Lady O! Get more from this husband and wife duo on our Twitter page @homeandfamilytv.

"Think Like a Man Too" will be in theaters on June 20.

DeVon will be on "Help Desk" on OWN in June. " Super Soul Sundays" airs Sundays at 11a/10c on OWN.

Follow Meagan Good on Twitter @meagangood and DeVon Franklin @devonfranklin.


Bonnie Bernstein

Sportscaster, public health advocate, and VP of "Campus Insiders" Bonnie Bernstein recounts her nearly-fatal diagnosis with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. While jet setting around the country to cover college football, Bonnie began to experience symptoms, such as cramping in her calf and shortness of breath. She rushed home to visit her doctor when it was discovered she had a blood clot that had infiltrated her lungs. Bonnie educates us on who is most likely to suffer from this condition, the key risk factors, and ways to prevent it. Follow Bonnie Bernstein on Twitter @campusinsiders. Learn more about deep vein thrombosis at natfonline.org/patients/what-is-thrombosis/.

DIY Mother/Daughter Flip Flops with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme loves including her daughter in crafts to get those creative juices flowing. Today, Tanya embellishes a pair of plain flip flops. First, she replaces the plastic strap with fabric. Then, she adds a flower, glitter, and whatever her heart desires.
Follow these instructions>>

Tweet craft expert Tanya Memme @Tanya_Memme. Also, visit her on Facebook and check out TanyaMemme.com.

Phil Keoghan
Host of "The Amazing Race" Phil Keoghan makes a pit stop at "Home & Family." He explains why he was encouraged to Americanize his New Zealand accent to land a TV job. Phil also admits to choosing a favorite team and the challenges he enjoys the most. Plus, find out about his hectic travel and shooting schedule, as well as his joy of camera work. He tells us all about pedaling his way through France for a documentary, for which he retraced the route of the 1928 Tour de France. Later, he answers questions submitted by our Facebook fans and fills us in on the casting process for "The Amazing Race."
"The Amazing Race" airs Sundays at 8/7c on CBS.

Cristina Cooks Spring Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon & Feta
Cristina cooks a Moroccan inspired dish of spring chicken tagine with preserved lemon and feta. She shares the history of the tagine and how it functions must like a crockpot to keep the seasoned chicken "joist," juicy and moist. For a rich flavor, Cristina infuses broth with saffron powder to pour over the sauteed chicken. Later, she teaches us how to preserve lemons in a jar with salt for added sweetness.
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Sleep Apnea with Dr. Kevin Barrett

Snoring may be an indication of a much more serious condition. Dr. Kevin Barrett, D.D.S. informs us about the severity of sleep apnea. Patients diagnosed with this suffer from an obstruction of the airway and choking while catching their zzz's. This can cause heart attacks, strokes, and hypertension, so it's important to get it under control. Dr. Barrett shows us some tools to manage sleep apnea, such as a continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) device and an oral appliance. Please visit Dr. Kevin Barrett at lasnoredoc.com.


Planting Corn in Backyard Gardens with Shirley Bovshow

Shirley Bovshow teaches us how to grow corn on the cob in our very own backyard. Once the climate's warmed up enough to ensure there's no danger of impending frost and the soil is consistently 60 degrees, it's prime time to plant corn in a location that receives at least eight hours of direct sunlight daily. It's also important to choose an area that gets breezy to help with pollination. Shirley shows us how to properly prepare the soil with compost and organic nitrogen. Then, she explains her method for spacing the stalks using the square foot method. Later, Shirley educates us on the nutritional benefits of eating the corn's tassels. Learn more about how to "grow food with style" at Shirley Bovshow's FoodieGardener.com and on Twitter @FoodieGardeners.

For more info on the plants in our garden, go to www.bonnieplants.com.

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