• view all showtimes

Today on Home & Family Thursday, April 3rd, 2014


Dolvett Quince

Author and " The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince shares his philosophy on effectively dieting and the four facets of health. By following his 3-1-2-1 plan and eating cleanly, he accounts for cheat days while still working towards your goal. Dolvett tells us about his personal training approach with clients and contestants as well. Plus, he demonstrates some exercises involving a chair. He also touches on his story of adoption and what inspired him to get certified as a trainer at the age of 22.

For more on Dolvett, please visit our Twitter page @homeandfamilytv and follow him @dolvett. Be sure to check out his new book, "The 3-1-2-1 Diet."


Megan Meany

Lifestyle expert Megan Meany encourages parents to assign chores to children to instill responsibility from an early age. Instead of offering money as an incentive, Megan suggests setting up a reward system in which the kids earn points. Learn more about the benefits of chores>>

For more information on Megan Meany, log on to our Facebook page facebook.com/homeandfamilyshow and check out megansmusthaves.com.


Easter Tablescape with Ken Wingard

Ken Wingard begins the two-part process of designing a tablescape for Easter. He focuses his attention first on building a base and structure on which to place items at various levels. Then, he sands down painted terra cotta pots to give them more of a rustic feel. Next, he covers books in muslin and labels the spine with Easter-y titles. Ken will return tomorrow to complete this tablescape.

Visit Ken Wingard at KennethWingard.com and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.


Brian Unger

Brian Unger gets us pumped up for the new show he's hosting called "Showdown of the Unbeatables." The #1 show in Japan is about to make its American debut. Brian explains how global technologies go head-to-head in battle. Then, Matt Rogers and Mark are put to the test, competing side-by-side to see who can pitch a tent the quickest. Watch the series premiere of "Showdown of the Unbeatables" on Friday, April 4 at 9/8c on National Geographic Channel.

Follow Brian on Twitter @iambrianunger. Check out TV personality and country singer Matt Rogers at mattrogersusa.com.

Lucky in Love Actress Deidre Hall

From the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Lucky in Love," actress Deidre Hall tells us about her role in the film and hobbies off screen.

Deidre Hall
Actress Deidre Hall dedicates time to many passions such as acting, art, sign language, and knitting, just to name a few. Today, Deidre is here primarily to discuss her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Lucky in Love." She explains her character's powerful premise and the lessons and love story the film portrays. Deidre explains why she has a special place in her heart for our wounded veterans and how she raises money through selling her watercolor greeting cards. Later, Deidre teaches us a basic knitting stitch she uses to make sweaters for her future grandchildren.
The Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Lucky in Love" premieres Saturday, April 5 at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel. " Days of Our Lives" airs weekdays on NBC. Don't miss a thing on "Days of Our Lives" on Twitter @daysofourlives.

Find Deidre's "Soldier Cards" on deidrehall.com and follow her on Twitter @deidrehall. Learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Cristina Cooks Pasta Primavera

Cristina cooks the original pasta primavera from the menu of Le Cirque restaurant in New York.

Cristina Cooks Pasta Primavera
The original pasta primavera is a dish that hails from Le Cirque in New York. Cristina makes the famed restaurant's popular menu item, but adds her own personal twist. Instead of using heavy cream, she subs in a blend of nonfat cottage cheese and olive oil with blanched garlic. Then, she adds a bunch of other blanched veggies of your choosing to the pan. Cristina also discusses an appropriate portion size for the meal.
Get the recipe for this springtime specialty>>

Find Le Cirque's entire menu and make a reservation at www.lecirque.com.

Decoding Food Freshness Dates

Sophie Uliano reveals the food industry secret that will save you from wasting perfectly eatable food. She explains the true meaning of "best by" and "use by."

Decoding Food Freshness Dates with Sophie Uliano
Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert! No, Sophie's not giving away any TV show plot secrets. Instead, she is decoding the meaning of foods labeled with "best by," "sell by," or "enjoy by" dates. Believe it or not, food doesn't always spoil on the labeled date and may be safe to eat long after. Sophie tells us the life expectancy of popular items in our fridges and pantries, so we can stop letting perfectly good food go to waste. She even teaches us a special float test to determine the freshness of eggs and reveals that Twinkies never really expire.
Frequently asked questions>>

For more from natural lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano go to: Facebook: Facebook.com/GorgeouslyGreen
Twitter: @sophieuliano
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/sophieuliano166/


Hollywood Steals

Sandie Newton is pushing the envelope on mega sale prices today in this edition of Hollywood Steals. First up, she shares the touching story behind My Mother's Buttons jewelry with necklaces and bracelets priced to sell at 50-60% off. Slashed by 61%, keep your 130 favorite photos at your disposal with a clip-on digital photo frame that also functions as a clock and calendar for $15. At a savings of 58%, a plush baby blanket and toy rolled into one makes an excellent snuggly gift for a newborn coming into your life. Plus, spring colored vegan bags are expected to fly off the shelves for only $19. To take advantage of these Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL (1-855-655-7832) or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.

Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/hollywoodsteals for contests and giveaways!

To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Read more about pets up for adoption and check out www.theflashsalesgirls.com and bestfriends.org/la.

Topiary Easter Bunny with Shirley Bovshow

Shirley Bovshow bends a tomato cage into the shape of the Easter bunny to build a lush topiary for the holiday.

Topiary Easter Bunny with Shirley Bovshow
Hop on down the bunny trail to learn to make Shirley Bovshow's Easter bunny topiary. She demonstrates how to use the wires of a tomato cage to form the animal's shape and structure, including its floppy ears.
Follow these instructions>>

Check out Shirley Bovshow's garden designing expertise at edenmakers.com and follow her on Twitter @EdenMaker.

Get more great recipes and crafts by visiting us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/homeandfamilytv and follow "Home & Family" on Twitter @homeandfamilytv and Facebook. Plus, check out our YouTube channel for backstage videos.