Today on Home & Family Monday, December 9th, 2013
Teri Diamond & Jaymes Foster
Authors of "Bless This Table," Teri Diamond & Jaymes Foster, tell us how they collected recipes from celebrities such as Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Quincy Jones, "Iron Chef" Cat Cora, and Wolfgang Puck, just to name a few. Each contributor included a personal message to explain why the recipe is so meaningful to their families. Then, Teri Diamond and Cristina head into the kitchen to follow Josh Groban's brunch egg recipe.
"Bless This Table" is available now at blessthistable.com.
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Ken Wingard Makes Christmas Stockings
The "Home & Family" tree has been trimmed and now it's time to hang our stockings from the mantel. Ken Wingard teaches Mark, Cristina, and Tanya Memme to cut and sew felt stockings with personalized themes. Hopefully these will be filled with lots of goodies come Christmas morning!
Dog Adoption with Laura Nativo & Galen Gering's Family
Before wrapping a puppy with a bow as a gift this holiday season, "Fairy Dogmother" Laura Nativo cautions you to carefully consider the time commitment and financial responsibility associated with raising a pet. She also talks about fostering Oliver and is happy to announce that actor Galen Gering, along with wife Jenna and sons Dillon and Jensen, have offered to provide the pup with his "furever" home. Next, the boys make DIY pet ornaments with Laura, using Oliver's pawprint.
Learn more about Blue Buffalo's Home 4 the Holidays campaign adoption drive at home4theholidays.org.
Follow Galen Gering on Twitter @galengering.
Maggie Lawson & Timothy Omundson
Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson are here to get you psyched for "Psych the Musical," in which the entire cast breaks out in song and dance for a special two hour episode. They reveal this musical spectacular has been in the pipeline for eight years, ever since the pilot. Maggie and Timothy explain the significance of the hidden pineapple in every episode of "Psych." The musical duo even treat us to a Christmas carol!
"Psych the Musical" airs December 15 at 9/8c on USA.
Faux Leather Charms with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme walks Mark and Cristina through the steps of creating faux leather charms by molding polymer clay. She teaches them how to transfer imprints to create personalized designs on the charms.
A very deserving young woman, Whittier College student Susy Gomez, is given a head-to-toe makeover thanks to Jenni Luke, CEO of Step Up Women's Network. Susy's mom Isabel Barajas is here to give her daughter a big hug when she debuts her fresh style. Our glam squad also generously presents Susy with a basket overflowing with beauty products. As if that's not enough, Jewelry Television completes the look by gifting her with a pair of earrings. When she returns to class, Susy is sure to turn plenty of heads on campus!
Step Up Women's Network mentors young women and helps them complete high school and get accepted to college. Visit suwn.org for more information.
You can follow TV host and personality Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
Shirley Bovshow's Christmas Tree Buying Tips
Shirley Bovshow shares tips to select the perfect Christmas tree from the lot. Once the tree is filling your home with love, Christmas cheer, and its signature scent, Shirley has important information to preserve its freshness. And, she explains how she built a pipe to easily water the tree without having to crawl underneath.
1. Spray "Wilt-Pruf" on Christmas trees to increase lifespan, wilt-pruf.com.
2. Shake your Christmas tree before you buy it. If the needles fall off, it won't last.
3. Ask store employees to cut an extra inch off the trunk. 4. Keep Christmas trees at least three feet away from fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, and direct sunlight.