Today on Home & Family Friday, October 4th, 2013
Chef Fabio Viviani Cooks Drunken Spaghetti & Bruschetta with Eggplant, Beans, and Pancetta
Don't let good red wine go to waste. Chef Fabio Viviani and Mark empty the bottle into a boiling pot of pasta to add color and flavor to the noodles. Kenny Rogers and Cristina even pitch in to help make bruschetta with egglant, beans, and pancetta.
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.
Country music legend Kenny Rogers tells us all about how his longtime friendship with Dolly Parton inspired their new duet, "You Can't Make Old Friends." The singer explains how he was given complete creative freedom on his latest album and he discusses his upcoming induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Plus, Kenny evokes memories and breaks down the lyrics behind some of his greatest hits. Superfan Debbie Matenopoulos can barely contain her excitement as she meets her musical idol!
For more with Kenny, visit kennyrogers.com and pick up a copy of his album, "You Can't Make Old Friends," on October 8.
Upgrades that Devalue Your Home
Debbie Matenopoulos warns homeowners about certain upgrades that may decrease the resale value of their house. She explains why certain color schemes and water features, such as pools and ponds, can deter potential buyers. Also, make sure to get permits and don't attempt to do it yourself. The Carey Bros. weigh in with their expert opinions as well.
1. Bright colors: A turn off
2. Water features are expensive 3. Hire a professional 4. Curb appeal is key 5. Be ready to convert back 6. NEVER remove a bathroom You can follow Debbie on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
Larry Miller and Gail O'Grady
We're headed out to the high seas with Larry Miller and Gail O'Grady from the Hallmark Movie Channel Original "The Mystery Cruise," who discuss what it is like working together. Gail also shares the interesting history of the yacht they filmed on for three weeks.
The Hallmark Movie Channel Original "The Mystery Cruise" premieres on Saturday, October 5 at 9/8c on Hallmark Movie Channel.
"Home & Family" Bathroom Makeover with the Carey Bros.
The Carey Bros. will be with us all season long to completely renovate the "Home & Family" bathroom. Today, Mark and Cristina negotiate on the features they'd like and the dynamic duo of contractors reveal blueprints. They discuss planning, hiring a contractor, budgeting, and the permitting process. The Carey Bros. are also excited to announce a lucky "Home & Family" viewer will win a dream bathroom makeover! Stay tuned for contest entry details.
Check out James and Morris Carey's radio show, "On The House with The Carey Brothers," at www.onthehouse.com.
Todd Tucker's Halloween Face Makeup
Things are getting spooky at "Home & Family!" Celebrity special effects makeup artist Todd Tucker takes face painting to a whole new level. He talks about characters he's created for film and TV. Plus, he shows us simple face paint techniques you can do at home this Halloween to create a ventriloquist puppet, third eye, Frankenstein monster, and more.
Todd's step-by-step process>> For more with Todd, Illusion Industries President, visit www.illusionindustries.com.
Helpful Mommy Apps for Back to School with Jill SimonianConsumer reporter and the FabMom Jill Simonian proves there really is an app for just about everything. Cozi.com features a free shared family calendar that all members can access from any smart phone or computer. Plus, check things off your to-do list while you're on the go. And, keep tabs on everyone in your inner circle with a GPS tracking system from life360.com, complete with a panic alert in the event of an emergency.
Ombre Pumpkins with Jessie JaneLast season, we brought you hairstyles and manicures showcasing the ombre effect. Now, Jessie Jane is here with the dark-to-light color gradation trend on pumpkins. She shows us how to spray paint and glitterize pumpkins, perfect for displaying on your porch or windowsill this Halloween.
For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com.
Cristina's Favorite CookbookCristina will tickle your sweet tooth with her favorite recipes from " The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden." These enhanced basic, simple desserts are top-notch. Cristina explains how she associates warm childhood memories with the smell of baking.
Cristina shares a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake>> Get additional recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.
And, you can get more great recipes and crafts by visiting us on pinterest at pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.