Today on Home & Family Monday, June 24th, 2013
Host of "Wipeout" Jill Wagner
Host of the hysterical game show " Wipeout," Jill Wagner joins the family today! Jill reveals some of the behind the scenes secrets of the show and offers some tips on conquering the " Wipeout" obstacle course. And later, Mark & Cristina help Jill tick off an item from her "bucket list" when they don inflatable suits for some Yokozuna style sumo wrestling!
Thank you to Inflatable Adventures for providing our sumo wrestling gear! Make sure you visit them at inflatableadventures.com.
Actress Garcelle Beauvais
Actress Garcelle Beauvais stops by to chat about her new movie, " White House Down!" Garcelle reveals what it was like working alongside Hollywood hunks Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum. Plus, Garcelle chats about her new children's book, " I Am Mixed," a book that explores what it's like to be a child of mixed ancestry.
Garcelle’s children’s book, "I Am Mixed" is available for purchase on amazon.com.
Garcelle’s new movie, " White House Down" is in theaters June 28th!
Heart Health with Jonny Bowden Ph.D, C.N.S
In the wake of actor James Gandolfini's fatal heart attack, board certified nutritionist Jonny Bowden PhD, offers some important information on fighting heart disease. Jonny explains how heart disease can still persist, even if your cholesterol is in control. Jonny also explains how lifestyle and diet play a crucial role in overall heart health.
At 17 Jesse Billauer was on the verge of becoming a professional surfer, then a tragic injury left him quadriplegic. After leaving the hospital, Jesse was determined not only to surf again, but to help inspire others to follow their passions. Today Jesse shares his amazing story and talks about his foundation, " Life Rolls On," which uses action sports as a platform to inspire and improve the quality of life for people affected by spinal cord injuries.
Learn more about Jesse at his website www.jessebillauer.com.
Learn more about the upcoming "They Will Surf Again" events at www.liferollson.org.
You can donate to the "Life Rolls On" Foundation at www.liferollson.org.
Learn more about upcoming "Shoe City Open" events at www.shoecityopen.com.
And make sure you watch Jesse's film about his life at www.jessebillauer.com.
Cristina Cooks Grilled Gruyere & Zucchini Sandwiches
With fresh zucchini from the Home & Family garden, today Cristina shares a recipe for for grilled zucchini sandwiches. Served with grilled gruyere, Cristina's zucchini sandwich also incorporates a unique pesto recipe.
Teaching your Dog to Swim with Laura Nativo
With summer now in full swing, many of us will be taking our dogs with us on vacation. So today, "Fairy Dogmother" Laura Nativo is back to teach proper water safety techniques for your dog. Today Laura covers the basics of getting your dog acclimated to the water and teaching them how to participate in your favorite water activities!
Get more great pet tips from Laura Nativo at lauranativo.com.
For more information on the rescue dogs featured in the segment go to www.marleysmutts.com.
Last Minute Summer Family Vacations with Joy Benedict
Consumer reporter Joy Benedict shares her tips on getting great deals on last minute summer family vacation deals. Joy shows some great websites for booking last minute travel deals and also gives some great tips on when to plan your last minute summer break!
And make sure you follow Joy Benedict on Twitter @joybenedict.
Custom Cupcake Artwork
Doing a demonstration on custom cupcake artwork is the owner of Baked by Melissa, Melissa Ben-Ishay. Today Melissa shares she turned her love of baking cupcakes into a multi-million dollar business. And, Melissa shows off a few of her signature creations, including a brand new Home & Family themed masterpiece!
Order Baked By Melissa Cupcakes online at bakedbymelissa.com.