Today on Home & Family: Monday, September 29th, 2014
"DWTS'" Tony Dovolani & Betsey Johnson
"Dancing With the Stars" pro Tony Dovolani and celeb contestant Betsey Johnson discuss recovering from a disastrous boa mishap in the premiere with a glamorous transformation in week two. At the ripe age of 72, Betsey set aside her 50 years of fashion design experience to allow her partner to give her look a complete overhaul. Still as limber and flexible as ever, Tony is pushing the envelope with choreography. Cue the music to see some of their foxtrot from last week and tune in tonight for a brand new contemporary routine.
Season 19 of "Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.
Cristina & Tony Dovolani Cook Spinach Lasagna Bolognese with Bechamel
From her cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love," Cristina teaches Tony Dovolani to make a three-layered lasagna using spinach lasagna noodles. This is the authentic way lasagna is served in Italy. First, they start off by making bechamel sauce.
Virtual Design with ZOOM interiors, LLC
ZOOM interiors, LLC co-founders Madeline Fraser, Beatrice Fischel-Bock, and Lizzie Grover are excited to announce that one lucky winner will receive a free Zoom Room Makeover! The transformation will be filmed for "Home & Family" and featured in "Reader's Digest." The designers walk us through the virtual design process, beginning with the Get Zoomed Survey that helps the ladies create a Zoom Board based on the client's interests and tastes. Before even stepping foot in your space, Madeline, Beatrice, and Lizzie map out their plans using floorplans and photos of the room. The creative threesome is putting their trust in the hands of "Home & Family" viewers. Head on over to our Facebook page to help decide which of two Zoom Boards will be the inspiration for our media room makeover.
For entry form and full contest rules to the Zoom Room Makeover Sweepstakes and to have the Zoom interiors team come to your home, text "ZOOM" to 51684, visit RD.com/ZoomRoom, or zoominteriors.com/zoomroommakeover. The contest is open from 9/10/14 and contest closes 10/25/14.
"Like" your favorite ZOOMboard design for our media room on facebook.com/homeandfamilyshow.
Bokashi System with Sophie Uliano
Sophie Uliano explains how the Japanese version of composting, known as the bokashi system, turns food scraps into liquid gold to fertilize plants. Collect leftovers in a special bucket and sprinkle in magic powder that prevents bad odor. Seal it airtight, store in a warm room, and allow to ferment for two weeks before burying the remnants in your garden. Also, drain the liquid gold tea from the spigot weekly to use as fertilizer for house plants or as a drain opener.
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"The Good Wife" actor Mike Colter maintains a poker face while keeping the direction his character is going a tightly guarded secret, but welcomes Cristina to offer her best predictions. He also congratulates the series' star Julianna Margulies on another Emmy win! Plus, find out about Mike's new role in "Halo" and how all his facial expressions were recorded via a body scan.
"The Good Wife" airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS.
Mike Colter will star in X-Box's " Halo: Nightfall" digital series, premiering this November.
Author and American Humane Association CEO Robin Ganzert discusses the training that goes in to preparing animals to perform scene-stealing tricks in movies. Star of "Night at the Museum" and 22 feature films total, Crystal joins us for some monkeying around. Listen to Robin tell her incredible story of celebrating Robin Williams' final birthday just two weeks before his death. Also, watch Crystal draw, catch, dance, and more.
"Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors" is available at animalstarsbook.com. Follow Robin on Twitter @robinganzert.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit
Make the Most of What's in Your Medicine Cabinet with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas discovers alternate uses for common items found in everyone's medicine cabinet. Learn how to treat dandruff with Asprin, whiten your nails with toothpaste, cure athlete's foot with mouthwash, and alleviate itchiness by using antacid tablets.
1. Asprin also works to get rid of dandruff. Mix water and crushed Asprin for an effective anti-dandruff spray.
2. Toothpaste also works as a nail whitening scrub. Whitening toothpaste can also help brighten dull, discolored nails. 3. Mouthwash can be used for curing athlete's foot. Dip a cotton ball in mouthwash and rub on feet after showering to help athlete's foot. 4. Antacid tablets can be used for relieving itchy insect bites. Mix crushed antacid tablets, oatmeal, and water to create an effective, fast-working bug bite soother. Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.
DIY Rake Wreath with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard has a way to make use of the rake hanging in your garage or shed that involves no raking at all. Don't worry about pulling out your back or even burning yourself with a hot glue gun. Ken removes the handle to make a wreath using the rake's teeth. He weaves twine, wisteria, and leaves and adds gourds for a festive, fall feel.
Stage four breast cancer survivor Patricia Levy has been nominated for our Makeover Monday by her daughter Melissa Levy. Pink may be the color for best cancer awareness, but red is the new black for this red hot mom with movie star looks.
Meet the glam squad:
Art Conn, celebrity fashion stylist, artconnstyles.com and @artconnstyles
Lucy Baldock, celebrity makeup artist, lucybcosmetics.com and @lucybcosmetics
Sema Conde, colorist, @semacondehair
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.
We'd like to thank:
Dress by ABS, absstyle.com
Shoes by ShoeMint, shoemint.com
Basket full of products from Lucy B.'s Apothecary
Full spa day courtesy of curemedspa.com
The Noreen Fraser Foundation for Stella & Dot Hope Necklace for mother and daughter
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