Today on Home & Family Monday, May 26th, 2014
Freddy Rodriguez & Eoin Macken
Actors Freddy Rodriguez and Eoin Macken give us a preview of their new medical drama, "The Late Shift." Set during the graveyard shift in an Army hospital, the series takes a somewhat comedic approach to blend elements of "ER" and "M*A*S*H." They explain how their characters butt heads and how fun it is for the off screen friends to battle one another in fight sequences. Plus, native Irishman Eoin tells us about developing his American accent for the role.
"The Night Shift" airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC.
"Taste of Home" Barbecued Burgers
"Taste of Home" contributor Hannah Williams steps into our kitchen to share a recipe from the magazine's "Ultimate Guide to Grilling" edition. This original barbecue burger recipe is compliments of Rhoda Troyer of Glenford, OH, who submitted it to the publication. Hannah first makes a barbecue sauce that puts all store bought sauces to shame! Perfect for burgers, ribs, chicken, and more, this condiment contains sugar, molasses, and honey, plus mustard for tang. Then, she massages wildcard ingredient liquid smoke into the meat, along with salt and pepper, oats to soak up moisture, and eggs to bind the patty.
Read Hannah Williams' blog at mealsandmeltdowns.com.
"Taste of Home" is the #1 food and entertaining magazine in the world, with 3.2 million readers. Each year, "Taste of Home" receives more than 11,000 ideas and recipe submissions from real home cooks across the country. Just under 2,000 recipes are tested and then featured in "Taste of Home" magazines, cookbooks, and on tasteofhome.com.
U.S. soccer icon and broadcast analyst Cobi Jones discusses being a pioneer in establishing professional soccer in the United States. We take a look at highlights from his career on the field and talk about his decision to retire at age 37. Now, he balances fatherhood and a busy career analyzing games. Cobi interprets the Team USA coach's decision to leave Landon Donovan off the roster for the FIFA World Cup next month. He also explains why the U.S. in considered to be in the "group of death" in the bracket and why Brazil and Germany are pegged as favorites to win the trophy. Then, Cristina blows the whistle for a fun game of Dizzy Bat Soccer.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts June 12 in Brazil.
DIY Solar Lanterns with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme makes DIY solar lights to illuminate her backyard campsite. The laterns charge during the day in the sun and stay bright for several hours after dark. Tanya teaches us how to assemble the outdoor solar lights in a mason jar. She shares home video of adding glitter and candy to the project with her daughter.
Sixteen-year-old actress Kira Kosarin delights us today with all her achievements at such a young age. About to graduate high school as valedictorian two years ahead of schedule, Kira tells us how she landed her dream job as a Nickelodeon star. She hashes out the premise of her series, "The Thundermans," which chronicles a family of retired superheroes trying to give her and her twin brother a normal upbringing. Kira also shares her talent of rapping and talking very quickly. Later, she returns to perform her original song "Replay." "The Thundermans" airs Saturdays on Nickelodeon.
Shirley Bovshow Plants Sunflowers in Pumpkin Patch
Shirley Bovshow educates us on the symbiotic relationship between pumpkins and sunflowers. The two plants make great neighbors in the garden because they both require a lot of sun exposure and don't compete for the same nutrients. Plus, all the pests are attracted to the pretty sunflowers, thus leaving the pumpkin patch alone to thrive. The honey bees will also help to pollinate the pumpkins too. Shirley then explains the difference between sunflower seeds that you eat versus plant and teaches us the anatomy of sunflowers. She walks us through the planting process and discusses the growth rate and upkeep. We should expect to see sunflowers blooming in just 5-6 days!
Learn more about how to "grow food with style" at Shirley Bovshow's FoodieGardener.com and on Twitter @FoodieGardeners.
Makeover recipient Bridget Donnelley is about to graduate high school and head off to college to study linguistics and astro physics. Older sister Catherine Donnelley tells us that the baby of the family has been all natural, that is until now. Our glam squad dolls Bridget up with makeup and sunkissed hair to give this collegian an Elle Woods moment when she steps foot on campus. When she looks at her reflection for the first time, she doesn't even recognize her new polished, adult self! We'd like to thank jtv.com for gifting Bridget with three strands of freshwater pearls on sterling silver and a three carat pink rose gold cuff.
Meet the beauty squad:
Becca Weber, makeup artist, @beccaweber_hmu
Ade Samuel, fashion stylist, @adetsamuel
Lionel Renard, owner of Lionel Renard Salan, lionelrenard.com, healthier hair care line
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.
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