Today on Home & Family Friday, July 4th, 2014
Actor, author, and producer Steve Schirripa tells us how he improved upon his mom's authentic recipes to create healthy, organic, and gluten-free jarred pasta sauces, available in three flavors - marinara, arrabbiata, and tomato basil. Plus, he shares memories of his friendship with the late James Gandolfini and talks about all the Italian food on the set of "Sopranos." Then, as creator and host of "Karma's a B*tch!," Steve explains the premise of the show about revenge.
"Karma's a B*tch!" airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Investigation Discovery.
Chef CJ Jacobson Cooks 4th of July Grilled Pork Tenderloin
"Girasol" restaurant owner Chef CJ Jacobson gives details about the concept of "Top Chef Duels." Then, he salts a pork tenderloin and grills a lettuce vinaigrette to drizzle on top of the meat.
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What We Love About America
The family gathers in the living room to share the top reasons they're proud to be American. Newly sworn in American citizen, Sophie Uliano pledges her allegiance to the land of the free and the home of the brace. Tanya Memme shares her joy about receiving her Green Card after immigrating from our neighbor to the North. Meanwhile, Laura Nativo remarks on living the American Dream in California. Mark and Cristina comment on the melting pot of ethnicities and faiths thriving in the USA. And, we also take a moment to show our appreciation for the troops protecting our great nation. Later, the family heads outside for a greased watermelon relay. Follow TV personality and style expert Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @IAmDebbieM. Her first cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me," is available in stores now and at amazon.com.
The Satin Dollz members Monique, Ava, Melody, Delilah, Ivy, and Lily tell us about entertaining active duty troops on USO tours, as well as their love of performing for veterans. Speaking highly of their sisterhood, this song and dance troupe are excited to be approaching their 10 year anniversary. Go back in time and enjoy their musical number.
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DIY Fourth of July Tablescape with Sophie Uliano & Tanya Memme
Sophie Uliano and Tanya Memme walk us through the assembly of a rustic Fourth of July tablescape. They use layers of fabric, denim, and cloth to decorate. From bandanas as chair covers to a bunted table skirt with denim bows to mason jars to a patriotic burlap table runner, this is a great way to celebrate the U.S. of A! Plus, they also cut out jeans pockets to hold utensils at each place setting. For more from natural lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano go to: Website: www.gorgeouslygreen.com
Retro 4th of July Fashions with Kym Douglas
Call the bugle boy! Kym Douglas is here to lead a fashion show featuring our lovely female family members modeling retro and pin-up style 4th of July fashions. Va va boom! These figure flattering dresses celebrate women's curves and are all under $80. All styles are available at voodoovixen.com:
The Bella- $69.74
The Arabella Blouse- $42.52 The Bonnie- $76.48 The Tilda- $69 The Margot- $77 The Faith- $63 The Maybelle- $69 The Debbie- $64 Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.
Toffee Bar Beer Float with Flannery & Katherine Good
Flannery and Katherine Good, authors of "Candy Cocktails," share some sweet candy and liquor infused concoctions. For all you chocoholics out there, they teach us to mix together a toffee bar beer float that will send you to chocolate heaven. Then, they get things popping and rocking with a 4th of July pop rock martini. And, don't forget to try a neapolitan coconut sundae shot with layers of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Plus, take a sip of a cherry Jolly Rancher infused vodka.
For more delicious recipes, pick up "Candy Cocktails: Fun and Flirty Drinks with a Sugar-Kissed Twist."
4th of July Food Safety with Dr. JJ Levenstein
Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP tells us how to prevent food poisoning while indulging at a 4th of July bbq. Hosts and hostesses should be mindful of expiration dates and avoid cross-contamination of meats. The bbq master needs to make sure everything is cooked throughly and to check the internal temperature. Plus, learn a trick to keep food chilled in the sun without spoiling. Dr. Levenstein also recommends buying fruit whole to wash and slice yourself.
Take parenting classes instructed by Dr. Levenstein online by visiting www.momassembly.com. To learn more about parents' concerns with kids go to her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMDMoms. Also, find helpful parenting products at the website Dr. Levenstein co-founded and serves as president of, www.mdmoms.com.
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