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Today on Home & Family Friday, March 21st, 2014


Jack Wagner
Proud to be the newest cast member to star on the Hallmark Channel Original Series "When Calls the Heart," Jack Wagner tells us about his love of period pieces. He'll make his series debut this Saturday as a forensic investigator. When he trots into town to investigate a mining explosion, Jack's character can't help but fall for the lovely Lori Loughlin. Then, Jack tells us all about the single "Driving Miss Daisy" from his new album, "On the Porch."
Watch Jack Wagner on the Hallmark Channel Original Series "When Calls the Heart" on Saturday, March 22 at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel. Get more information on "On the Porch" at jackwagnermusic.com and follow Jack on Twitter @jackwagnerhpk.

Fabio Viviani Cooks Seared Ribeye Steak with Olive Jus

Fabio Viviani tells us what to look for in a great steak at the butcher shop and then cooks a ribeye steak with olive jus.

Fabio Viviani Cooks Seared Ribeye Steak with Olive Jus
The newly engaged Fabio Viviani compares choosing the right steak to finding the perfect mate. As he cooks ribeye steak with olive jus, Fabio explains what to look for when selecting meat at the butcher; the right amount of marbling and leaner versus fattier chops. Plus, Fabio discusses the ideal temperature to grill steak and how its thickness determines cooking duration.

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.


Relationship Reality Check

"America's Marriage Coach" Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario is here to rescue couples before it's too late. She stresses the importance of early intervention to settle marital rifts. There's nothing to be ashamed about. All relationships need regular tune-ups, just like a car. Dr. Del Rosario explains her tactics for assessing relationships and keeping couples on track to resolve recurring issues once and for all. She also discusses how to maintain marital bliss after children are added to the equation. For more on "The Relationship Reality Check," follow Dr. Del Rosario's on Twitter @askdrjacquie and go to drjacquie.com.

Gina Torres

Actress Gina Torres dishes on her character's fashionable wardrobe on "Suits."

Gina Torres
Actress Gina Torres gets suited up to discuss everything about her character's persona on "Suits," from the way she dresses to her personality to her business sense and more. She also chats about the talented wardrobe designer responsible for her beautiful on screen outfits. Additionally, Gina gushes about how great it is to have her six-year-old daughter on the Toronto set with her.
"Suits" airs Thursdays at 9/8c on USA Network.


Ken Wingard

Ken Wingard builds an oversized vintage ruler to track your kids' growth over time on your wall. He measures out the inches on a large plank of wood and uses black adhesive numbers and letters to mark each increment. The plus side of this ruler is you can easily move it from one house to another without taking the entire door frame with you! Get the long & short of the instructions here>>

Visit Ken Wingard at KennethWingard.com and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.

Cristina Cooks Meyer Lemon Sponge Kisses

Cristina bakes a sweet recipe for Meyer lemon sponge kisses.

Cristina Cooks Meyer Lemon Sponge Kisses
Take a bite out of the sweeter side of life with Cristina's Meyer lemon sponge kisses. First, she explains what makes Meyer lemons distinct from traditional lemons. Then, Cristina bakes these spongy goodies. She completes the kisses by smashing filling between two cookies and rolling it in nuts.
Pucker up for the recipes for lemon sponge kisses & filling here>>

Click here to get your copy of Cristina's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.


Poison Proof Your Home for Your Pet with Laura Nativo

As far as pets are concerned, your house can be a danger zone, particularly the kitchen, laundry room, and garage. Many of your cabinets and cleaning supplies should have a skull with an X to indicate just how poisonous they are if eaten. Laura Nativo is here to teach pet owners how to poison proof their homes by taking preventative measures similar to child proofing. Plus, learn straight from expert how to teach your curious pup to "leave it" when something spills on the floor. Get your paw on the complete details>>

In the event of an emergency, please call the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-800-213-6680. To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Please visit "The Fairy Dogmother" Laura Nativo at: www.lauranativo.com
Twitter: @LauraNativo
Facebook: Facebook.com/LauraNativo
Instagram: Instagram.com/LauraNativo

Camp Expert Nancy Forman

Camp expert Nancy Forman tells parents what to consider when selecting the best summer camp for their children.

Summer Camp & Your Kids with Nancy Forman
When school lets out in two-three months, many parents ship their brood off to summer camp. Today, camp expert Nancy Forman tells parents about the current camp trends and how to select the best fit for each child. She explains how to assess if your child is ready to be away from home for an extended period of time and the valuable skills they develop. Nancy also discusses how to deal with children suffering from homesickness and how parents can cope with having an empty nest during the summer.
Learn more about Nancy's 100% free service at campexperts.com.

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