Today on Home & Family Friday, October 25th, 2013
Actor Bruce Boxleitner reveals his secret to memorizing legal jargon to play a lawyer in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "The Thanksgiving House." He also discusses working opposite Lindsey Wagner again and having his sons on set as crewmembers. Plus, Bruce chats about Hallmark Channel Original Series "Cedar Cove" getting renewed for a second season.
The Hallmark Channel Original Movie "The Thanksgiving House" premieres on November 2 at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. And, stay tuned for Season 2 of "Cedar Cove" in 2014.
Catherine Cassidy, editor-in-chief of " Taste of Home," makes a detour in LA to stop by "Home & Family" today. She's going on a cross-country trip to collect recipes nationwide for the book "Recipes Across America." Catherine shares a homey mac & cheese creation from a military mom whose son requests this dish whenever he visits home from a tour of duty. Then, Catherine cooks a midwestern huli huli chicken recipe with a side of roasted root vegetables. And, you can wash it down with horchata, a traditional Latin American drink made from raw rice.
For more recipes from "Taste of Home" and to subscribe to the publication, go to www.tasteofhome.com.
Taylor Haugen Foundation
Kathy and Brian Haugen share the devastating story of losing their teenage son due to a high school football injury. In 2008, Taylor Haugen's promising young life was cut short after his liver was crushed as he was tackled in a game. In his memory, the parents talk about creating the Taylor Haugen Foundation to provide middle and high school athletes with state of the art equipment that can protect the abdominal region.
For more information, please visit taylorhaugen.org.
Dr. Lee Pace
Dr. Lee Pace, Director of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, continues the important conversation of sports safety and the effectiveness of protective gear for athletes in contact sports. He talks about the most common sports related injuries and the rarity of Taylor's fatal liver laceration. Family member Matt Rogers, a former college football player, explains several Evoshield products designed for a variety of sports.
To learn more about Dr. Lee Pace, please visit www.chla.org.
Check out TV host and country singer Matt Rogers at mattrogersusa.com.
Celebrity magician Murray Sawchuck has some tricks and treats up his sleeve. First, he uses flames to magically multiply candy corn. Then, Murray bewilders Mark and Cristina with an amazing card trick involving a pumpkin.
First Date Fashion Tips
Style and trend expert Anya Sarre & former "Fashion Police" host Debbie Matenopoulos share tips on how to make a great impression on a first date. Whether you're in your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, or beyond, they have outfits and accessories to flatter your figure if you're ready to mingle. Anya and Debbie also tell you what every woman should carry in her purse. With style like this, you won't be single for long!
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1. Remember the "sit test!" Check how you look in your first date outfit while sitting and standing.
2. Wearing long, layered necklaces makes you look slimmer. 3. Don't buy a new outfit for a first date! Wear something you already know looks great and will hold up throughout the night. 4. You don't need to wear a dress on the first date…the right pair of jeans can suck you in and flaunt your curves. Be sure to visit Anya at anyasarre.com and follow her on Twitter @stylistanya. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
Mark's DIY Moving Eye Portraits
Mark is turning the "Home & Family" house into a haunted museum this Halloween. He's zombified portraits of all the family members and now their eyes are following our every move. Mark shows us how to create this spooky optical illusion.
And, you can get more great recipes and crafts by visiting us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.
Cristina Cooks Pear Streusel Pie
Cristina is tickled pink by the Harry & David Pink Pear Collection that benefits the Noreen Fraser Foundation. She especially loves the crunchy Moose Munch. Today, Cristina bakes her pear streusal pie to go along with the theme.
Harry & David goes pink! Harry & David Pink Pear Collection is benefiting the Noreen Fraser Foundation to find a cure for women's cancers. With 25% of proceeds going towards the worthy cause, the collection is made up of four charitable gourmet gifts, each with a pink twist.
Please visit the Noreen Fraser Foundation at www.noreenfraserfoundation.org.
Don't blink because the 2013 winner of " America's Got Talent" Kenichi Ebina performs an electrifying, bend-over-backwards robotic routine that blends his unique set of talents. No special effects are required for his real life "Matrix"-esque moves. Despite his success, Kenichi remains humble and modest about his jaw-dropping skills.
"AGT" is hitting the road in search of new contestants. The audition tour schedule is below: 10/26 - 10/27 Miami at Miami Beach Convention Center 11/2 - 11/3 Atlanta at AmericasMart Atlanta 11/16 - 11/17 New York at Mercedes Benz of Manhattan 12/7 - 12/8 Denver at Colorado Convention Center 1/18 - 1/19 Houston at Reliant Center 1/25 - 1/26 Indianapolis at Indiana Convention Center 2/8 - 2/9 Los Angeles at LA Biltmore For additional details, go to the official audition website, www.americasgottalentauditions.com.
The Carey Bros.
The Carey Bros. show us how to slash our utility bills with proper insulation materials. In fact, 50-70% of the energy used in your home goes into heating and cooling. Even a small amount of correctly installed insulation can drastically cut your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint.
Traditional pink fiberglass insulation is not the best for the environment, but today there are lots of eco-friendly, cost-effective choices. The Rock Wool and Cellulose insulations are great options and can even be made from ground up old jeans! Air gaps equal huge losses in energy efficiency and you want to use a spray foam insulation to get those little air pockets that are costing you money! All you need is a simple dry wall patch. Just remember to drive the nails in at 6-inch intervals to secure the drywall and to use drywall tape to compensate for the expansion and contraction of the drywall and save your paint job down the road! Stay tuned for details on how you can win your own custom Carey Bros. bathroom renovation. Until next time, be sure to visit www.onthehouse.com for more with The Carey Brothers.