Today on Home & Family Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Actor Will Estes tells us about living out his fantasy playing a cop on "Blue Bloods" and residing in NYC. Plus, find out what it's like working with the uber-busy Donnie Wahlberg. Will also shares the premise of an independent film he's starring in called "Automotive" and the concept of shooting the entire movie inside a car. Then, Will opens up about his eco-conscious lifestyle and converting his house into an eco-friendly home, much like Ed Begley Jr.
"Blue Bloods" airs Fridays at 10/9c on CBS.
Eric Greenspan Cooks Grilled Cheese
Executive chef and owner of Greenspan's Grilled Cheese Eric Greenspan enters our kitchen with some pretty impressive credentials. Not only has he trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but he also once beat an Iron Chef in a cooking contest. To appeal to his restaurant clientele, Eric explains how he turned a plate of fancy cheese into a grilled cheese sandwich. Today, he shares his recipe for an apricot caper puree to spread on the cheesy sandwich with short ribs. Plus, learn the three key rules to the perfect grilled cheese.
More information can be found at greenspansgrilledcheese.com. "Eric Greenspan is Hungry" airs in November on Nat Geo.
Baby Products with Kym Douglas
One of the biggest challenges of parenthood is undoubtedly multitasking. Kym Douglas introduces us to some state-of-the-art products to engage toddlers while potty training, keep your hands free, and get crawlers involved in mopping the floor. Products:
iPotty, $18.38, amazon.com
The Baby Keeper Basic, $24.99, mommysentials.com
Baby Mop Onesie, $40, betterthanpants.com
Landscape designer, host, and author Jamie Durie is passionate about connecting people with plants and nature through gardening. He shows us how to mix edible plants, such as veggies and herbs, with flowers. Jamie plants a vertical garden up a fence in pockets on a blanket. The sky's the limit with how high you can grow! The vertical garden system is available at jamiedurie.com for $60-160.
From the latest installment of the blockbuster film franchise, "The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" actor Jocko Sims dishes about the plot. As one of the final surviving humans, he's on a mission to find other humans before they're all extinct. Jocko shares behind-the-scenes video of how motion capture technology is used to create the life-like apes on screen. Plus, he shares fond memories of the late, great Dennis Hopper and previews his new show "The Last Ship."
"The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is in theaters July 11.
DIY Kiddie Car Wash with Tanya Memme
Even if your kiddos don't have a pool to splash around in this summer, Tanya Memme has a great project for DIY water fun. Using PVC pipes, pool noodles, and sponges, the crafty mom constructs a kiddie car wash for her daughter to get soaked as she scoots through!
Former CIA Operative, writer, and commentator Emily Brandwin explains her unlikely career path from improv comedienne to CIA agent to travel expert. Then, she shares must-know information for Americans planning on vacationing abroad. Emily offers advice on choosing a safe destination, how to blend in without looking like an obvious tourist, how to protect your identity from being stolen, and an expedited way to get a lost passport replaced.
Earlier this year, "Home & Family" talent booker Jolie Ancel nominated her dear friend to receive a makeover. Today, her BFF is paying it forward and returning the favor. Jolie's full, curly hairdo is given a chemical-free hair straightening treatment to tame the mane. Plus, this LBLD, little black lace dress, is giving her a whole new level of confidence. And, check out her JLo tan-spired glow. Meet the Beauty Squad:
Daniel Musto, celebrity stylist
Troy Jensen, celebrity makeup artist, troyjensen.com, Twitter: @itstroyjensen, Instagram: @itstroyjensen
Jesse Montana, haircutter/stylist, @thejessemontana
Adriana Pinto, hair colorist, @mechesalon
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.
We'd like to thank Elizabeth Arden & Jouer Cosmetics for the product. Jolie is also going home with a gift certificate from Meche Salon to keep up with her new hairstyle and earrings generously provided by jtv.com.
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