Today on Home & Family Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Fabio Viviani Cooks Spaghetti Romesco
Fabio Viviani takes our taste buds on a trip to Spain with his homemade romesco sauce. Made out of cooked pepper, Spaniards eat it with fish and meat, but the Italians have adapted it as a pasta sauce. Later, Fabio answers questions submitted by "Home & Family" Facebook fans. Find out why he immigrated to the U.S., what he misses about his homeland of Italy, his favorite American food, favorite ingredient to cook with, and where he's at with his wedding and honeymoon plans.
Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at www.amazon.com. For more information on the chef and to subscribe to his newsletter, "Fabio's Kitchen Academy," go to www.fabioviviani.com.
For more information on Fabio's Comfort Mats by Smart Step Home, go to smartstephome.com. All "Home & Family" viewers can receive $20 off their Comfort Mat purchase with the coupon code HOMEANDFAMILY. Offer valid through May 9th.
Actress Molly Ephraim is making her TV talk show debut, granting "Home & Family" her first-ever interview! She tells us what to expect in the upcoming season finale of "Last Man Standing," hinting at a love triangle. Who will her character Mandy take to prom? Her boyfriend or an admirer? Plus, find out what it's like working with Tim Allen and Nancy Travis. Molly also talks about earning a degree in religion from Princeton University. The season finale of "Last Man Standing" airs Friday at 8/7c on ABC.
DIY Chanel Bags with Jessie Jane
In 1929, Coco Chanel started the trend of hanging purses on our shoulders to free up women's hands. Authentic Chanel pocketbooks can cost in the thousands of dollars. Jessie Jane shows us how to make the line's signature chain-link strap on a budget by weaving leather cording through a chain.
Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers is responsible for many tracks associated with major motion pictures, including "Time of My Life" from "Dirty Dancing," ""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" from "Top Gun," and "Unchained Melody" from "Ghost." He tells us how The Righteous Brothers was formed and the misconception that the members are real brothers. Then, with the accompaniment of guitarist Jamie Browning, Bill sings "Rock Me Baby" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'."
Bill's CD "Your Heart to Mine" and memoir "The Time of My Life" are out in stores now. Follow him on Twitter @billmedleymusic.
Sandie Newton is here with this week's installment of Hollywood Steals. Wear the same shades as the celebs to protect your eyes from the UV rays. These trendy aviator glasses come in an assortment of 12 colored lenses to choose from for $45. Genuine snakeskin stackable and adjustable bracelets are also offered in a wide array of colors for only $15. Get a three-in-one power pack to charge all your electronics when you travel for $24. Plus, this $26 tool kit has all the essentials to be a Mr. or Mrs. Fix-it. And, perk up as your own barrista by brewing a cup with this individual coffee or tea maker for $16.50. To take advantage of these Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL (1-855-655-7832) or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.
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Meredith Alexander & Max Greenfield
"New Girl" star Max Greenfield joins Milk + Bookies founder Meredith Alexander to discuss their joint mission to teach children the importance of community service at a young age. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the national non-profit organization encourages families, scout troops, and more to host book raisers to collect books that are then distributed to kids in need. This helps promote literacy amongst children of all income brackets. "New Girl" airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on FOX.
For more information on Milk + Bookies and to find out how you can throw your own party, visit milkandbookies.org. The Bookie Box is available for purchase there as well.
Cristina Cooks Southern Shrimp & Grits
Cristina cooks a great brunch item, especially perfect for Mother's Day. This recipe is compliments of Mandy Rivers of Lexington, SC, who submitted her shrimp and grits dish to the Southern Favorites special edition of "Taste of Home." The publication's managing editor Mark Hagen Skypes with Cristina to tell us all about the issue and how recipes are first rated online before making the final cut for the magazine.
"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.
Mother's Day Gift Picks with Anya Sarre
Style and trend expert Anya Sarre is completely enamored by her super cute son Sawyer, so Mother's Day is extra special for her. She suggests some great gift ideas to spoil your mom and the women in your life. This versatile piece of fabric can be styled a total of 30 different ways, including a tunic, top, dress, shrug or scarf. The material is very forgiving for moms whose weight fluctuates. Anya also showcases a tote with little feet on the bottom to keep the bag off the ground when you place it down. Next, brand-new on the market, Pasta Chips make their national TV debut right here on "Home & Family." Then, let me take a Selfie! Anya demonstrates how to use a button that attaches to your smartphone to allow the photographer to also pose with family and friends in the picture. Later, instead of carrying a wallet full of photos, Anya suggests getting a custom bag with your kid's portrait printed on it.
Wish List: 1. For the mom who needs a fashion boost: Get one garmet that can be worn 30 different ways at hipknoties.com.
2. For the new mom or any mom on the go: "Satchel Tote" is available at foxyvida.com. Get 20% off with the discount code HOMEANDFAMILY.
3. Get 20% off Pasta Chips with the code HOMEANDFAMILY at pastachips.com.
4. For the mom who's always taking the family photos: #TheSelfie from Gabba Goods is only $19.99 at gabbagoods.com.
5. Get 25% off the Kylie Necklace with the promo code HOMEANDFAMILY at dabbyreid.com.
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