Today on Home & Family Friday, May 24th 2013
" The Mentalist" star Tim Kang teases the next season of the CBS dramedy. After finding success on the hit series, Tim wanted to devote time to charity. When he became a father, he realized his worst nightmare would be for his daughter to be abducted or exploited. This fear inspired him to get involved with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. In fact, May 25 is National Missing Children's Day.
Follow Tim Kang on Twitter @Tim_Kang.
Real-life mentalist Paul Draper credits the popularity of "The Mentalist" for bringing an understanding to the general public about his craft. With a background in cultural anthropology, Paul is able to read people's thoughts by taking note of fine characteristics. In his worldwide travels, Paul has been captivated by individuals with magical powers.
For more information on Paul, check out www.paulwdraper.com and www.mentalmystery.com.
Cristina Cooks BBQ Beans, Ribs, & Chicken
Get out a big wad of napkins for this finger lickin' good BBQ fare for Memorial Day soirees. Cristina's ribs and chicken are so moist and tender, they fall off the bone and can be cut with a butter knife. Her trick for the perfect bean dish is to cook it slowly overnight. Plus, she adds a side of corn on the cob and cole slaw to round out the perfect BBQ feast.
Get more great recipes from Cristina at: www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.
USMC Staff Sergeant
Johnny "Joey" Jones (Ret.)
These boots are made for walking! Retired USMC Staff Sergeant Johnny "Joey" Jones served in Iraq in a unit that specializes in disarming Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). After enduring the loss of both of his legs, he learned to walk again with technologically advanced prosthetic limbs. He's used his injury for the greater good by serving as a Boot Campaign Hero Ambassador. Actress Sarah Jones is just one of many celebrity supporters who promote awareness and attend fundraising events for the cause.
To lend support to the Boot Campaign, go on over to www.bootcampaign.com.
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DIY Paper Wedding Fans
The "Home & Family" wedding will be in the hot California summer sun, so to make the heat more endurable for the guests, lifestyle expert Jessie Jane is here to make paper fans. She demonstrates how to decorate and glue the wedding program onto spray painted popsicle sticks.
To order stationery for all your wedding needs, check out www.weddingpaperdivas.com.
For more with Jessie, take a look at
UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey flips Mark over as she demonstrates her fierce MMA skills! Ronda has quite the resume. She is also the first American to win an Olympic medal in judo.
Watch Ronda on the 17th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" this September on FX.
The Wedding Series: Mother-of-the-Bride and Mother-of-the-Groom Dresses
In this installment of the wedding series, the mothers of our bride Gaby and groom Charlie meet with John Leivas, a stylist from David's Bridal. Proud mamas Denise Kiss and Teri Bontempo want to look beautiful for their daughter and son's special day, so John helps them select beautiful dresses for the occasion.
Visit David's Bridal at
www.davidsbridal.com to see their entire collection of wedding couture.
Baby Simulators with Timm Boettcher
Timm Boetcher, President of Realityworks, challenges some "Home & Family" staffers with the task of caring for a newborn for a few days. He gives single producer Brooke Schley and married couple Jaclyn Larson and Dan Hillaker a baby simulator that will record how they respond to holding, burping, feeding, and dressing the baby. They'll all be back on Tuesday to report the results on how they'd fare as first-time parents. These simulators are often used in high schools to deter teenage pregnancy.
For more information on these baby simulators that mimic real-life infants, visit Realityworks at
Mark's DIY: Reclaimed Window Coffee Table
Mark finds a new purpose for a scrap window found on the side of the road. He makes a coffee table using the pane of glass. In slightly more than two hours, the table is all set to go! You can create a shadowbox effect to display meaningful items through the window.