Today on Home & Family Monday, September 16th, 2013
After spending the day on the race track prepping for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Grand Prix of Long Beach, Mark is back and he's brought along a friend. Dakota Meyer is a former US Marine and the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor in 42 years! Today, Dakota shares the heroic story of the 2009 attack in Afghanistan for which he earned the medal of honor. And later, Dakota lets us know about his transition out of active duty and gives us an update on how his life is going now.
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Cristina Cooks Homemade Pop Tarts
As Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer shared, one of the foods he most craved after returning from Afghanistan were Pop Tarts. So, in honor of Dakota, Cristina shares her recipe for homemade Pop Tarts. The recipe is super simple and, as Cristina shows, you can even choose your favorite filling.
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Get more great recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.
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Ask the Moving Experts
As part of a new and ongoing series at "Home & Family," Mark and Cristina are welcoming a series of experts to provide insider information to you and your family. Today, Mark & Cristina welcome Aaron Steed, Rade Radakovich, and Bill Saleebey, Ph.D. to share their expert advice to help you make a smart, safe and successful move. Aaron, Rade, and Bill offer some great tips on hiring a moving company, packing valuables, and moving your belongings.
Visit our moving experts at:
Aaron B. Steed (CEO, Meathead Movers): www.meatheadmovers.com
Rade Radakovich (Founder, Greystone Relocation Concierge): www.greystonerelocation.com
Bill Saleebey, Ph.D. (Regional Manager, American Relocation & Logistics):
Hot Flash Sales (Previously Recorded)
Sandie Newton is back with more great items offered at deep discounts exclusively for viewers of "Home & Family." This week, Sandie has top of the line pajamas at a price you'll have to see to believe. And, don't forget to like us on Facebook for exclusive deals at www.facebook.com/HotFlashSales.
All of this week's purchases helped a local pet charity, the Southern California Pomeranian Rescue: www.southerncaliforniapomeranianrescue.org.
Check back next Thursday for more of Sandie's great sales!
Dr. Lawrence Piro
Dr. Lawrence Piro is back with some of the latest updates in medical news. First, Dr. Piro shares information on a new study showing how the reduction of salt intake is saving lives. Plus, Dr. Piro shares interesting findings on eye drops and their possible positive effects on blindness.
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MaryJoanna Grisso & Addison Reid Coe
Get on your dancing shoes and break out the jazz hands as Mark & Cristina welcome Addison Reid Coe (Tony) and MaryJoanna Grisso (Maria) from the beloved musical " West Side Story." MaryJoanna and Addison talk about being cast in the latest rendition of the Broadway classic. Plus, they give us a special performance of the signature musical number, "Tonight."
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thinkThin with Lizanne Falesetto
Lizanne Falsetto, CEO and Founder of thinkThin, is in the kitchen today with recipes for delicious and nutritious health bars. First, Lizanne shares how she went from being a fashion model in Japan to the CEO of a multi-million dollar health food company! And later, Lizanne shares a recipe for health bars that will make your kids feel like they're having dessert for breakfast!
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Cristina Crafts a DIY Herb Drying Frame
Now that the "Home & Family" herb garden is in full bloom, Cristina shows how to make those garden herbs recipe-ready! Today, Cristina crafts a DIY herb drying rack that will help you dry any overflowing herbs and keep them ready for use in your favorite recipes. This craft is not just functional, but is also a beautiful way to display your own dried herbs.
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