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Today on Home & Family Monday, April 14th, 2014


George Newbern
Actor George Newbern describes why his character resonates so well with "Scandal" fans, that he was elevated from a guest star to recurring role. Gladiators just can't seem to get enough of the love triangle entangling Charlie, Quinn, and Huck. The best-kept Washington secret of all is the "Scandal" script itself. George explains how the cast is sworn to secrecy about the juicy plotlines after seeing things unravel at the table read. The father of three is so happy to be on such a successful show, he hopes with each flip of the page that he dodges the bullet of being killed off. Plus, George also takes a look back at the film "Father of the Bride." Check out our Twitter page @homeandfamilytv for a bonus message.

"Scandal" airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.

Chef Susan Feniger Cooks Noodle Kugel

Chef Susan Feniger cooks her delicious Passover recipe for noodle kugel.

Chef Susan Feniger Cooks Noodle Kugel
Chef and restaurateur Susan Feniger makes noodle kugel with Cristina for a Passover seder. At her restaurant Mud Hen Tavern, Susan features Passover traditions from around the world. She also tells us about her efforts to raise money and awareness for the Scleroderma Research Foundation because her college roommate suffered from the condition.

Contribute to the Scleroderma Research Foundation at srfcure.org. Get more information about the Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine fundraiser at www.srfcure.org/get-involved/cool-comedy-hot-cuisine.

Visit Susan Feniger's restaurants Mud Hen Tavern and Border Grill. Follow her on Twitter @susanfeniger.

DIY Heating Pad Socks with Jessie Jane

Jessie Jane teaches us how to make soothing heating pads by filling socks with rice and fragrant essential oils.

DIY Heating Pad Socks with Jessie Jane
To save money, Jessie Jane makes DIY heating pads by filling socks with rice and scented essential oils. This is a great way to relieve your aches and pains. Plus, it's even microwaveable, washable and dryable.
Get complete instructions>>

For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com and Facebook.


DIY Exfoliation with Dr. Schultz

Dermatologist Neal B. Schultz, MD suggests we should exfoliate nightly for the best results, but stresses we use the proper exfoliant to avoid damaging our skin. The "Home & Family" talent coordinator lends us her face to demonstrate how fast and painless it can be to get bright, glowing, soft, and smooth skin with a glycolic exfoliant. By adding this to your bedtime beauty routine, you'll achieve and maintain younger looking skin. For more information on how to take care of your skin, go to Dr. Schultz's website, beautyrx.com.

Jonathan Bennett

Actor Jonathan Bennett of "Mean Girls" fame joins us to discuss his two latest projects

Jonathan Bennett
A decade after "Mean Girls" was released, actor/producer Jonathan Bennett is still recognized by overzealous superfans on a daily basis. He credits the spot-on casting for the film's success and weighs in on how it would be different in today's social media era. Now, Jonathan has two exciting projects coming up. He's bringing music back to MTV as host of "Copycat," a new karaoke show with a $5,000 prize. And, he also speaks about his film "Authors Anonymous," co-starring Kaley Cuoco.
"Authors Anonymous" hits theaters April 18. Find out how to submit audition tapes to "Copycat" at www.facebook.com/MTVCopycatSingingShow. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @j_benntt.

Chipotle Glazed Beef Brisket

Cristina shares a tasty holiday recipe for sweet & sour beef brisket with a side of roasted fingerling potatoes and carrot coins.

Cristina Cooks Chipotle Glazed Beef Brisket
Susan Feniger returns to oversee Cristina as she recreates Susan's recipe for chipotle glazed beef brisket, a popular Passover entree. After trimming off excess fat, Cristina seasons the meat with a lot of paprika, salt, and pepper and then browns it on all sides. Once cooked, Susan instructs her to cut across the grain to keep the meat very tender. Then, she sears the slices until golden brown on both sides and adds glaze. Lastly, she dabbles apple sauce and horseradish on top.
Follow the recipe>>


Sunscreen Clothing with Kym Douglas

Kym Douglas has the solution to protect your skin from the harmful sun rays while you're driving around town or on the sidelines of your kid's soccer game. She suggests slipping on one of these scarves, wraps, or ponchos to create a barrier between the UV rays and your body. Made from the bark of a tree, the cloth keeps you cool as well. Kym also reminds us about the importance of covering our heads with a hood to shield our hair from getting bleached. The following items are all available at sundriven.com:
1. Olivia Hooded Scarf
2. Ella Endless Scarf 3. Lilly Mae Ponco 4. Millie Wrap Enter promo code KYM DOUGLAS 50 at sundriven.com for a 50% discount.

Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.


New Innovative Kitchen Products with Linda Koopersmith

Organization expert Linda Koopersmith has a great assortment of kitchen gadgets. Planit Products offers Pizzamesh ($5.49) to help circulate air for crispy crust. Quickafries ($6.99) promises the same result for French fries. Plus, fat controller boiler pads absorb fat that drips off foods such as bacon (4 for $10). And, get a splatter-free pan with a removeable handle for $89.95. Also, VineyardFresh has come out with a wine preserver to keep opened bottles as good as new (available online now and in stores soon).

Visit Linda Koopersmith at beverlyhillsorganizer.com.


Prom Makeover

Today's edition of Makeover Monday hits very close to home. "Home & Family" producer Milena Monrroy is sad to see her little girl grow up into a beautiful young woman. High school senior Kenna Monrroy is excited for one last hoorah before heading to college in New York. Debbie Matenopoulos and her glam team help Kenna prepare for her special prom night look. Inspired by a photo in "Seventeen" magazine, celebrity hairstylist Robby LaRiviere twists Kenna's hair into an updo featuring three braids. Makeup artist Ermahn Ospina paints on a timeless look using Elizabeth Arden cosmetics. Stylist Ashley Fultz dresses Kenna in a floor-length Gatsby-inspired gown and jazzes things up further with blinged out shoes and purse. As if Kenna's day couldn't get any better, "Mean Girls" actor Jonathan Bennett graciously accepts an invitation to escort her to prom as her date! Meet the beauty squad: Robby LaRiviere, celebrity hairstylist, robbylariviere.com
Ermahn Ospina, makeup artist, @ermahn_ospina
Ashley Fultz, stylist, thestyleeditrix.com
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.

We'd like to thank Jewelry TV, jtv.com, for gifting Kenna with gorgeous earrings. She is also going home with a generous gift basket full of Elizabeth Arden products.

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