Today on Home & Family Friday, May 16th, 2014
Actress Marilu Henner gives us a preview of her musical guest starring role in the Hallmark Channel Original Series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." Intrigued by the dead letter office, Marilu is excited to be just one of many phenomenal guest stars on the show's premiere season. She also shares details about her childhood prior to making it big in showbiz. While comparing television versus stage work, Marilu shares an old photograph as a castmember of the traveling stage production of "Grease" and reveals plans to perform live on stage this summer in New York. She also explains why she loves the workflow of sitcoms so much. Plus, she is thrilled with her radio show that continues to expand to new stations.
The Hallmark Channel Original Series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" airs Sundays at 8/7c. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" runs from July 17-August 10 at the Bucks County Playhouse.
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Hottest Lace Trends for Summer with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas is here with the latest runway trend, lace. The term was the most tweeted word at Fashion Week. Beyonce even wore a vavavoom lace illusion gown at the Grammy Awards. Kym shows us how different lace styles can work for a wide variety of body types. Lace has even caught the attention of Oprah with a razor-cut leather bag with a removable pouch. Keep cool in the summer heat with a gorgeous lace fan. And, cover up your bathing suit wearing a lace tunic. Items:
Lace Dress ($55-75) and Tunic, chandeliersandtulips.com
Nude Dress (57.99), modcloth.com
Allure of Nightfall Dress ($57.99), also available in plus size, modcloth.com
Marina Ballerina Flat ($32.99), modcloth.com
Buco Handbags ($85-244), 15% off with promo code 15OFF, bucohandbags.com
Lace Enchantment Fan ($39.99), modcloth.com
Proud grandparent Candy Spelling gushes about all her young grandhcildren. In her book, "Candy at Last," the famous wife of the late Aaron Spelling is proving to readers she is so much more than a missus. Candy shares fond photos of her cherished memories with her husband and candidly speaks about seeking therapy to handle her estrangement from daughter Tori. Now, she's happy to report she and Tori have settled their differences and are very much active in one another's lives. Despite the current marital rift between Tori and Dean, Candy professes she still has love in her heart for her son-in-law. Plus, Candy reacts to Oprah's rave review of the Broadway show she's producing, "After Midnight." "Candy at Last" is now in bookstores. Please visit candyspelling.com. For more with Candy, go to our Twitter page @homeandfamilytv.
Jack Witherspoon Cooks Spaghetti Carbonara
Child chef, cookbook author, and philanthropist Jack Witherspoon comes bearing great news that, after three bouts with leukemia, his illness is currently in remission! Happy to have regained his health, Jack tells us about taking a special girl to a school dance. Then, he teaches us to cook his spaghetti carbonara dish with a primavera feel. He best describes the meal as "Italian bacon and eggs" and explains why he loves the depth of flavor onions and garlic add to any Italian recipe. Jack walks us through the steps of making the cheesy egg sauce and the trick to make it extra creamy. Another key ingredient is pepper, plus it's always best to add a pinch of salt to the water you're cooking pasta in. Jack's final secret is to add a little lemon zest and roasted asparagus atop the complete meal.
Jack's book, "Twist It Up," is available at www.chefjackwitherspoon.com.
"Grey's Anatomy" actress Sarah Drew tells us about the hilarity that ensued on set as a member of an ensemble cast in "Moms' Night Out," also starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, and Trace Adkins. She tells us how she can relate to the soul searching her character does in the film. In real life, Sarah is learning to release her perfectionist tendencies as she embraces motherhood. She also shares details of her regularly scheduled moms' night out tradition with her girlfriends. TriStar Pictures' "Moms' Night Out" is in theaters now.
Eating Organic on a Budget with Sophie Uliano
Sophie Uliano brings evidence that you don't have to spend a fortune to buy organic groceries. She compares prices side-by-side of organic versus non-organic food items. Plus, she explains why the organic version of certain products are much healthier choices and gives tips to get the best bang for your buck. Research sale prices at OrganicDeals.com.
Voice-over artist Nancy Cartwright has provided voices to some of our favorite cartoon characters for 33 years, including Chuckie from "Rugrats" and most famously Bart Simpson. Today, she entertains us with a sampling of her many voices and explains her process of imagining how a character should sound. Nancy also takes us through the nearly year-round production schedule of "The Simpsons." Then, she switches gears a bit to inform us on her philanthropic work with Happy House, an organization that instills important moral lessons for at-risk youth.
Find out more about Nancy's 9th Annual Texas Hold 'Em party at www.happyhouse.org.
Dining Room Makeover with Jennifer Adams
Celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert Jennifer Adams returns to complete the "Home & Family" dining room makeover. After thoroughly shopping our house and barn from top to bottom, Jennifer finds items that match the vision board she previously created with Mark and Cristina.
DIY Fondant with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard describes what fondant is and how you can save money by making your own. The trick is to use a marshmallow base by microwaving it for 30 second increments until it's melted. Once all the ingredients are mixed together, he rolls it out like dough and uses cookie cutters to create shapes, such as daisies. Then, he decorates a cake with the fondant flowers.
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