Today on Home & Family Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Brent Morin & Rick Glassman
Actors and comedians Brent Morin and Rick Glassman explain how an innocent game of basketball got them cast on the show "Undateable." Inseparable, the real life best friends and next door neighbors tell us what it's like to work together. Plus, they share some selfies and six second Vine videos with us and spontaneously make up lyrics to a song all about Fabio Viviani. Later, Brent and Morin play a game of "Home & Family Feud: Undateable Edition" with the rest of the family.
Watch "Undateable" tonight at a special time at 8/7c on NBC. They will be playing four episodes!
Fabio Viviani Cooks Homemade Gnocchi
Fabio Viviani tells us that to make the best gnocchi, you first need to find a good baked potato. He explains how the French technique of making gnocchi differs from the Italian version. Then, Fabio teaches us to roll out and cut the dough and boil the gnocchi to perfection. Plus, he also shares his recipe for walnut artichoke pesto.
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.
"Orange is the New Black" actress Alysia Reiner tells us about her experiences getting recognized at the airport and on flights since the show's gained so much popularity amongst the online audience. She credits the series' writers for making the characters so relatable to viewers. Alysia discusses what a blast she's having playing such a mean role. Plus, she sheds light on her involvement with the Women's Prison Association, advocating for inmates and releasees. Alysia's even designed jewelry to contribute 100% of the proceeds to this organization.
The second season of "Orange is the New Black" is now on Netflix.
All About Figs with Shirley Bovshow
Garden designer Shirley Bovshow educates us on how figs are able to adapt to any climate and go dormant during cold weather months. Plus, they're amenable to pruning and come in over 200 varieties with plenty of different flavors and textures to choose from. Since figs need tight roots, they grow best in containers. Shirley shows us how to plant them and tell when they're ripe.
Thank you to Green Thumb Nurseries for the fig trees, SuperGarden.com.
Thank you to Melissa's for our delicious fresh and dry figs, Melissas.com.
BBQ Burger for Doggies with Dr. Janice Elenbaas
Dr. Janice Elenbaas makes a doggie BBQ burger that will leave you begging for a doggie bag from your dog. Using all human-friendly ingredients full of nutrition and vitamins, the burger eliminates the harmful contents found in commercial dog food brands. Plus, she also provides us with a bonus recipe for salmon and quinoa salad.
For more nutritional information, to view their line of ready cooked meals, and to place an order, please visit the website www.luckydogcuisine.com or call 1-800-530-5305. They ship nationwide, direct to your door. Follow Dr. Janice's work with our canine friends at Facebook.com/LuckyDogCuisine.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.
DIY Paper Flower Ball with Jenna DeAngeles
Goodness gracious, great balls of flowers! Artist and DIY expert Jenna DeAngeles demonstrates how to make a giant flower ball by rolling paper into 150 cones and poking them into a spherical piece of foam. This hanging craft will add a brilliant burst of color to your room.
Please visit jennadeangeles.com.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. This week's Hollywood steals are music to the ears! Sandie Newton presents a soothing light projector and sound machine that is a far cry from a traditional alarm clock, available for $19. Get with the latest celeb trend of enameled bands for only $13.50. Now, that's a Hollywood look we all can afford. And, tuck your belongings away at the gym, beach, or pool in a pocket attached to your towel, selling for $19. Also, roll your groceries from the store to your car to your door with a collapsible roller bag for $22. To take advantage of 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!
DIY All Natural Hand Soap with Sophie Uliano
Sophie Uliano bottles up homemade liquid hand soap that is perfect to give as a hostess gift. Containing only three ingredients, this soap will leave your hands feeling silky, smooth, and moisturized. Ingredients:
1. Liquid Castile Soap (Dr. Bronners) is my main ingredient.
2. Aloe Vera Gel and Vegetable Glycerin (optional) for extra hydration. Steps:
1. Mix three ingredients together with a whisk.
2. Add desired essential oils. For a citrusy uplifting blend, use peppermint and lemon. For a flowery, sensual blend, try sandalwood and geranium. 3. Put into glass pump jar. For a 16-Ounce bottle:
16 ounces liquid Castile unscented soap
1tsp aloe vera gel 1tsp vegetable glycerin ¼tsp of both peppermint & lemon essential oil Whisk together ingredients and use a funnel to transfer into a pump dispenser bottle. For more from natural lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano go to: Website: www.gorgeouslygreen.com
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