Today on Home & Family: Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Actor, comedian, and musician Sinbad tells us when he first knew he was destined to become a famous comedian and what it was like being raised by a reverand. Find out what life is like for Sinbad at age 58 and why he wanted to learn drums and guitar. Now, Sinbad is a member of Memphis Red and the Stank Nasty Band. He also fills us in on his daughter's music career.
Follow Sinbad on Twitter @sinbadbad. An extended version of Sinbad's latest comedy special "Make Me Wanna Holla" is available now on DVD or download.
Chef Marcel Vigneron Cooks Plant Based Spring Roll
Chef Marcel Vigneron uses only plant-based ingredients in his delicious and nutritious vegan recipe. He takes a scientific approach to food. Today, he makes a spring roll wiht a coconut wrapper that will leave you full and satisfied.
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DIY Blessing Bags with Kym Douglas
Don't have spare change, but still want to help out someone in need? Get inspired to put together a "blessing bag." Kym Douglas fills Ziplock bags with items such as handwarmers, quarters for laundry, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb, deodorant, clean socks, and food to distribute to those who are less fortunate.
Fixing Your Man's Closet with Lawrence Zarian
Author and lifestyle expert Lawrence Zarian has tips to drop hints that your guy needs to up his fashion game without outright insulting him. Find out what wardrobe staples are essential in every man's closet. Then, Lawrence's twin brother Gregory is a surprise guest to model how to dress up a simple T-shirt and jeans by adding a navy blazer. Later, Lawrence returns to answer viewer questions about mixing prints, color blocking, wearing white after Labor Day, and footwear.
DIY Teddy Bear Frames with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme has a great way to display stuffed animals. You can sit them on decorative shelves or frame them like a piece of art.
TruTV's "Fake Off" host Rob Hoffman describes his hosting style and the unique concept of the talent show. "Fake Off" challenges 10 teams to combine technology with dance to choreograph routines to an assigned theme. Rob was inspired to dance by Michael Jackson and he even teaches Mark Steines how to lean.
Follow Rob on Twitter @hoffmanrobert.
Newborn's Medicine Cabinet with Dr. JJ Levenstein
Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP tells us what all new parents should keep in the medicine cabinet for newborns. Q-tips and cotton balls are needed for routine cleaning and care. Quilted paper towels come in handy too. Learn how the Nosefrida Snot Sucker creates suction to clear a baby's nose. If breastfeeding, a Vitamin D supplement is wise to have. Prevent and treat diaper rash with a cream. When a baby gets sick, use an oral rehydration solution and take temperature with a rectal thermometer. It may sound like a lot, but all these items fit on only one shelf!
Nosefrida Snot Sucker retails for $17.79 on diapers.com.
Take parenting classes instructed by Dr. Levenstein online by visiting www.momassembly.com. To learn more about parents' concerns with kids go to her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMDMoms. Also, find helpful parenting products at the website Dr. Levenstein co-founded and serves as president of, www.mdmoms.com.
Palm Frond Succulent Planters with Shirley Bovshow
Shirley Bovshow is here with a living DIY project. She's making palm frond succulent planters using palm frongs she found at the side of the road. To prepare the planter, use outdoor paint, shellac, and a copper scrubber to clean it. Plant the succulents in spagnum moss held together by plastic chicken wire. The upkeep is very simple. Simply water with a spray bottle. These fronds can last for years.
Succulents courtesy of savvysucculents.com.
Ask the Family
Viewer questions keep pouring in for our family members. Cristina Ferrare tells us how to cook fluffy rice. Mark Steines shares tips on snapping flattering photos of nonphotogenic subjects, how to reduce glare in photos taken in sunlight, and cropping techniques. Tanya Memme revisits her giant ornaments DIY with a waterproofing solution. Kym Douglas explains how to keep makeup intact from morning till night and how to treat puffiness under your eyes. And, Shirley Bovshow confirms that herbs such as basil and cilantro can be grown in a hydroponic planter and has an idea for repurposing a leaky pitcher.
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