Today on Home & Family Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Order in the court! James Brolin puts on a judge's robe in the season finale of Hallmark Channel's original series "When Calls the Heart." The actor adjourns proceedings in the courtroom today to tell us how he developed the personality of his character. He also tells us a little bit about another film he recently wrapped depicting the rescue of the Chilean miners and how he's made it a point to reinvent his career over time. Plus, James and Cristina reminisce about their long friendship and reveal Cristina's secret nickname. Later, James helps out in the kitchen and dishes all about his wife Barbra Streisand's cooking skills.
The season finale of "When Calls the Heart" airs Saturday at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel.
Fabio Viviani Cooks Honey Brisket Sloppy Joes with Herb Kentucky Lime Salad
Fabio Viviani takes the sloppy out of sloppy Joes. Today, the chef teaches us a cleaned-up version of the traditionally messy sandwich. To avoid dripping, grill the bread to absorb extra moisture. Fabio also mixes together a salad with roasted corn, butter lettuce, and lime juice.
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.
Klamping with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas puts her personal touch on camping in style, something she refers to as "klamping." First, she zips herself up in a wearable sleeping bag. Then, Kym heads on over to the picnic table to share one of Oprah's Favorite Things! A frozen corkcicle stick keeps beverages refreshingly cold for 6-12 hours. Gather around a Biolite wood burning camp stove to roast marshmallows for s'mores.
After blending in with the masses at an audition in Chicago with his Second City troupe, Colin Mochrie learned to stand out from the crowd upon his arrival in LA. Originally planning to pursue marine biology, the comedian's aspirations changed when he fell in love with the stage during a school play. The "Whose Line is it Anyway?" funnyman admits that sometimes it is hard to keep a straight face while filming. He also discusses the difference in censorship boundaries on the U.S. versus British versions of the show. Later, Colin and the entire family play a fun game with props.
"Whose Line is it Anyway?" airs on Fridays at 8/7c on The CW.
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Michael Green, executive director of the Center for Environmental Health, educates us on the toxic and hazardous chemicals in baby products. Flame retardants found in furniture and nap mats are particularly harmful to health. The released vapors can interrupt hormones, lead to cancer, cause obesity, and so much more. Michael explains how the tobacco industry influenced the furniture industry decades ago and what California is doing to reverse this legislation. Plus, he also informs parents on the best pajamas for kids. Find a wide array of safe products at naturepedic.com. Learn more at ceh.org.
De-mystifying Teas with Sophie Uliano
It's tea time! Sophie Uliano schools us on everything there is to know about tea. She explains how all varieties of tea originate from the same plant. From herbal tea to green tea and so much more, Sophie discusses the oxidation process and how to brew a potent tea by boiling a pot of filtered water at a particular temperature. Later, Sophie demonstrates how to make a tea bag.
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To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Learn more about pets up for adoption and check out www.theflashsalesgirls.com.
Former NFL player Eddie George opens up about the challenges he faced once retiring from football. He found it difficult to adjust to life off the football field. The athlete decided to enroll in school to earn his MBA. He's used the degree to grow his landscape architecture firm. It's this skill that secured him a spot as a judge on "American Dream Builders," a new home renovation show. "American Dream Builders" airs Sundays at 8/7c on NBC.
Get information on The Nashville Shakespeare Festival at nashvilleshakes.org.
You ask and you shall receive. Cristina is full of answers today to viewer submitted questions. Find out the proper way to clean a cast iron skillet. Getting char marks while grilling indoors is just like clockwork. Learn how to make crispy kale chips. Understand the science behind soft chocolate chip cookies. 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.