Today on Home & Family Monday, January 27th, 2014
Teri Polo displayed an early affinity towards the limelight. "The Fosters" actress began dancing at age six and went on to win a modeling contest. She discusses her decision to leave high school in order to pursue her showbiz career. Plus, Teri shares secrets from the set of her hit TV show and exciting news about the series' renewal. Then, Teri opens up about her parenting style.
"The Fosters" airs Mondays at 9/8c on ABC Family.
Cristina Cooks Big Game Sliders & Carnitas
The Big Game is so much more than football, the halftime show, and commercials. It's also a great excuse to munch on tasty food! Today, Cristina makes juicy sliders on sweet King's Hawaiian Rolls. She also assembles chipotle chili carnitas.
Mothproofing Your Closet with Kym Douglas
Self-certified mothologist Kym Douglas educates us on how to repel moths from our closets with cedar. To further protect our wardrobes from these hole-eating pests, zip outfits up in garment bags. She explains how extreme heat or cold can kill larva before they hatch.
TV personality Leeza Gibbons demonstrates a new way to scrapbook your memories. It's social media meets tangible photo album. Plus, Leeza chats about reaching a landmark 500th episode of her show "America Now."
Fuji Instax Cameras start at $70. Printer apps are available at online app stores. Insta-Scrap Cards are under $10/pack. Visit Leeza at leezagibbons.com.
In her book "Dancing With Max," Emily Colson discusses the challenges she's faced raising of an autistic child, such as public humiliation at a movie theater. The proud mom also talks about the outpouring of support she's received since blogging about this disheartening incident and the underlying lesson she's learned. She shares stories of coming to Max's defense and breaking down barriers separating those with special needs from the rest of the community.
Follow Max's journey on Emily's website, specialneedsparenting.net/darkness-theater/.
Celebrity chef Melissa d'Arabian is calling the shots in the kitchen for the Big Game. The "Ten Dollar Dinners" cookbook author teaches us to prep food on the eve of kickoff. She also makes bacon ranch cream cheese wellington that will appeal to guests of all ages.
Check out Melissa's web series, "The Picky Eaters Project," on foodnetwork.com.
Ken Wingard's DIY Big Game Coasters & Koozies
Take a time out to craft Ken Wingard's Big Game coasters that will defend your tables against drink rings. And, keep your refreshing beverage of choice nice and cool in these DIY astroturf koozies.
1. Instead of a ruler, you can measure dimensions by tracing the edges of a pre-made coaster.
2. If you don't have self-adhesive felt, you can use craft or hot glue. 3. Don't throw away leftover paint! You can add water to make it a "stain." Visit Ken Wingard at KennethWingard.com and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.
The day has come for contest winner Regina Toney, 34, to visit "Home & Family" to redeem her makeover. Celeb hairstylist Mitch Stone explains why this single mom of three deserves to take the prize. When she returns home to Anderson, SC, she'll barely be recognizable. Friend Angel Hunter will be the first to see Regina's updated look.
Meet the beauty squad: Debbie Matenopoulos, @IAmDebbieM
Anya Sarre, style and trend expert, @StylistAnya
Mitch Stone, celeb hairstylist, mitchstonehair.com
Sally Wang, celebrity makeup artist, Facebook, Instagram @sallywangbeauty, and email@example.com
We'd like to extend a special thank you to: Jewelry gift-
Dress- HipKNOTies, www.hipKNOTies.com
Shoes- Nina, www.ninashoes.com
Clutch- Parcel and Journey, Parcelandjourney.com
Necklace- Bijuju, www.bijuju.com
Bracelets- Dabby Reid, www.dabbyreid.com
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