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Today on Home & Family Friday, July 26th, 2013

Brandon Phillips

All-Star Cincinnati Reds second baseman


Brandon Phillips
All-Star second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, Brandon Phillips joins the family today! Brandon talks about the positive influence his parents had on his baseball career; a trait he plans on passing on to his newborn son. Brandon also talks about the importance of giving back to the community and why he is so thankful for the opportunities he's received in Cincinnati. Plus, Brandon gets to meet his biggest fan, Home & Family Executive Producer Woody Frasier!

For more information on Brandon Phillips, visit his website datdudebp.com or follow him on twitter @DatDudeBP.

The Fosters

From the hit ABC Family drama "The Fosters

From "The Fosters," Teri Polo & Sherri Saum
From the hit ABC Family series " The Fosters," actresses Teri Polo & Sherri Saum are on the show today! Produced by pop diva Jennifer Lopez, "The Fosters" is the critically acclaimed drama series about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Today Teri and Sherri talk about the show and how they as actors strive to make the modern image of an American family relevant to a new generation.

You can watch "The Fosters," Mondays at 9/8c on ABC Family!

Cristina Cooks - Steak Tacos With Chimichurri Sauc

Today Cristina shares her recipe for Steak Tacos With Chimichurri Sauce And Mexican Street Corn.

Cristina Cooks - Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce
Teri Polo and Sherri Saum join Cristina in the kitchen to make a great recipe for the entire family! Today Cristina shares a simple recipe for Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce served with a cob of Mexican Street Corn! Cristina's steak tacos are simple to make and can be made to suit your own spice palate. And, as Cristina demonstrates, you can whip this recipe up in no time!

Get more great crafts and recipes from "Home & Family" on Pinterest at pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.

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Ask the Experts: Back to School Couponing Roundtable

Summer is winding down and, for many parents, it's the most wonderful time of the year, back to school time! Today Mark & Cristina welcome couponing experts Joy Benedict, Jill Simonian, and Jeanette Pavini with tips on saving the most when buying back to school supplies. From buying online to buying in bulk, our experts give you the inside tips so your kids will have all the gear they need for the coming school year!

Get more from our Couponing Experts:
Joy Benedict, (Consumer Reporter, @JoyBenedict)

Jeanette Pavini, (Savings Expert, coupons.com)

Jill Simonian, (Consumer Reporter, Founder, thefabmom.com


Dr. Courtney Campbell

From the Animal Medical Center of Southern California, Dr. Courtney Campbell stops by with some important information on keeping you and your pets healthy. Today Dr. Campbell explains how we can become susceptible to a whole host of infections through normal interactions with our pets. While not advising us to avoid our animals, Dr. Campbell offers some simple and common sense tips to keep your entire family safe!

Visit Dr. Courtney Campbell at www.animalmedcenter.com.


Family Tracking Apps with Joy Benedict

For any parent who wants to combine a child's freedom with your own personal peace of mind, Consumer Reporter Joy Benedict shares some great new apps that may be perfect for you. Today Joy demonstrates some of the most popular family monitoring and GPS apps on the market. From monitoring your child's movements to keeping track of their social media usage, Joy offers some of the latest and most affordable apps to help parents feel safe.

Follow Consumer Reporter Joy Benedict on twitter @JoyBenedict.


"1 Pound a Day" with Roni DeLuz

New York Times Best Selling Author, Roni DeLuz chats with Mark & Cristina about her new approach to lowering your body's toxic load. In her new book, "1 Pound a Day," Roni lays out her practical and effective diet detox program that helps you lose weight and feel great. Roni's program focuses on unleashing the power of the health-boosting clean foods that cleans your body and nourish your from the inside out!

Learn more about Roni DeLuz "1 Pound a Day" detox system at mvdietdetox.com.