Today on Home & Family Monday, July 15th, 2013
Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno explains why he decided to hang up his speed skates and forgo adding to his already impressive medal collection in Sochi. The decorated athlete is pursuing new career endeavors, such as sports commentating for NBC and hosting GSN's " Minute to Win It." Later, Apolo brings the gameshow to the "Home & Family" backyard. Cristina and Mark team up against Billy Blanks Jr. and wife Sharon Catherine Blanks for three challenging rounds.
Beverly Hills Brownie Company
Bobbie Greenfield, founder of the Beverly Hills Brownie Company, talks about how her business grew from strictly mail-order to opening up shop in the prestigious 90210 zip code. It took a lot of trial and error, 241 batches to be exact, before her taste-testing daughter approved the recipe. Now having it down to a science, Bobbie shares the trick for making making gourmet brownies with salted caramel. Plus, she promises each and every brownie will have an edge!
Beverly Hills Brownie Company ships nationwide and offers a variety of flavors including red velvet, vanilla, and black & white. Go to www.beverlyhillsbrownie.com to place your order. You can order brioche paper cups to individualize your brownies during the baking process at www.CulinaryDistrict.com.
Cristina Crafts DIY Glowing Flower Basket
Cristina found her latest DIY project on a Pinterest board! For only $10, you can attach two empty flower baskets into a sphere shape. Stringing tangled solar-powered Christmas lights inside, it creates glowing chandeliers to light up your patio at night.
This idea was inspired from club.chicacircle.com.
Jessie Jane Cooks Cauliflower Pizza
Creative expert Jessie Jane makes a crust out of cauliflower to make pizza a healthier option for people with dietary concerns. She encourages you to get creative with seasonings and toppings to completely customize your pie.
For more ideas, check out lilyshop.com.
"The First Family of Fitness" Billy Blanks Jr. and wife Sharon Catherine Blanks get the dance party started as they lead Mark and Cristina in a tribal-themed fitness routine. Their African cardio workout includes moves with names like "sow the seeds," "the scarecrow," and "the rain dance."
Extreme meteorologist and storm chaser Reed Timmer tells us precisely what it's like in the eye of the storm as he goes face-to-face with Mother Nature. He explains the dangers of his profession and what went wrong when some of his colleagues were tragically killed during this strong 2013 tornado season. Reed goes in depth about the specialized vehicle he uses to chase threatening storms. Plus, he offers tips to stay safe if you find yourself in a storm zone.
For more with Reed Timmer, check out the upcoming season of "Tornado Chasers" this fall on TVNweather.com.
Edible garden designer Shirley Bovshow shows you how to grow a micro-vegetable garden with sprouts and wheat grass on your window sill in only 5-7 days. First, she explains what sprouts are and then demonstrates how to prepare seeds to plant in a mason jar.
Mark's DIY Pool Noodle Javelin Toss
Mark and Cristina are once again joined in the backyard by Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno. Mark creates a target by forming circles using foam pool noodles and PVC pipe connectors. Duck for cover as they try to get their javelins through the hoops!
This project was inspired by a post on hoosierhomemade.com/.