Today on Home & Family Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Actress Rachel Boston explains why she's in a rush to find Mr. Right before spring rolls along in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "A Ring By Spring." To research for the role, Rachel even went to dinner with an ex-boyfriend to search for a pattern in her own dating history. Plus, she discusses her brave decision to move to the Big Apple all on her own at the age of 17 from Tennessee.
The Hallmark Channel Original Movie "A Ring By Spring" premieres Saturday, March 8 at 7/6c on Hallmark Channel. Follow Rachel on Twitter @RachelBoston.
Getting in Shape at Home with "Metaball"
Spring break and bathing suit season are sneaking up on us. Metaball creator Greg Plitt and Kym Douglas are here to help us shed our extra winter pounds. He explains the philosophy behind the dumbell/kettleball/medicine ball hybrid and how it can be modified to suit all fitness levels. Purchase the metaball at getmetaball.com. Learn more about Greg at gregplitt.com.
Secrets of Supermarket Traps with Phil Lempert
Food industry expert Phil Lempert shares his secrets to be a wise grocery shopper. He reveals the marketing ploy behind endcaps to encourage impulse purchases. Then, Phil uncovers the dirty truth of produce misters. And, he explains why frozen seafood is actually fresher than fish labeled as "fresh" and if there's really a difference in quality between white and brown eggs. Plus, Phil gives tips to avoid overpaying for cheese. Now, you can can leave the supermarket without buyer's remorse.
Mark Peel & Daphne Brogdon Cook Chicken Thighs
Are there too many cooks in the kitchen today? Husband and wife team of award-winning chef Mark Peel and comedic blogger Daphne Brogdon go head-to-head in a chicken thigh-off. Mark takes his time to prepare a fancy gourmet dish, while Daphne whips something together fast to satisfy their children.
For more with Mark Peel, go to chefmarkpeel.com. Read Daphne's blog at coolmom.com.
Fire Alarm Safety
It's that time of year again to spring forward in the wee hours of Sunday morning, which means it's an opportune time to check the functionality of your fire alarms. Allstate agent Braden Palmer joins us with instructions on how to test fire alarms and replace the batteries.
• Test smoke alarms once a month.
• For 9-volt powered alarms, replace battery twice yearly.
• Replace fire alarms every 10 years. For information on the protective device discount, go to allstate.com. Head on over to www.allstate.com/home-insurance.aspx for additional details.
Flower Arranging with Cristina
One of Cristina's weekly chores at "Home & Family" is to scatter flower arrangements throughout the house. Today, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look as she designs all sorts of decorative floral arrangments and explains the DIY process. Cristina also teaches us proper care tips to keep the vibrant flowers alive and healthy all week long.
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Face Reading with Barbara Roberts
A picture is worth a thousand words and apparently so is your face. Face reader Barbara Roberts explains how everyone's face contains at least 20 features that correspond with personality traits. She describes the science behind analyzing bone structure, eye color, earlobes, and more to match compatability between soulmates. "Face Reading: How to Know Anyone at a Glance" is available on amazon.com. Learn more at facereading1.com and follow Barbara on Twitter @Facereading1.
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