Today on Home & Family: Thursday, November 13th, 2014
At age 21, fashion designer and "Project Runway: Threads" judge Christian Siriano became the youngest winner of "Project Runway." Now, he is critiquing the next generation of designers. Find out how the teens handle criticism and the dynamic with their parents and guardians. Christian also recalls his own teen and college years. Plus, get Christian's take on dressing celebrities of all ages and silhouettes.
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Cristina Ferrare Cooks "Taste of Home" Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella
"Taste of Home" recipe creator Devon Delaney of Westport, CT Skypes in with Cristina Ferrare to share her roasted butternut squash panzanella. She explains what inspired her to use roasted butternut squash in this recipe perfect for the fall harvest. Other ingredients include pumpkin seeds, cranberries, shallots, and zesty horseradish.
"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.
DIY Flower Pedestal Bowls with Ken Wingard
Repurpose materials from your house to create Ken Wingard's DIY flower pedestal bowls. Learn how to spray paint a stone finish to the table leg and bowl. Complete the decorative accent piece with a beautiful floral arrangement placed inside the bowl.
Dr. JJ Levenstein Skypes with Debbie Matenopoulos & Baby
Fresh off her "People" magazine photo shoot, Debbie Matenopoulos' newborn daughter Alexandra Kalliope makes her TV debut today on "Home & Family!" Two weeks post-C-section, Debbie has questions for board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP about recovering and pain management while breastfeeding. The first-time mom also gets answers about safely napping with baby.
Take parenting classes instructed by Dr. Levenstein online by visiting www.momassembly.com. To learn more about parents' concerns with kids go to her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMDMoms. Also, find helpful parenting products at the website Dr. Levenstein co-founded and serves as president of, www.mdmoms.com.
Actor Nelson Franklin recalls visiting his writer and director dad on set as a child and meeting Joe Pesci while filming "The Public Eye." Nelson tells stories of serving as an assistant to celebs and Hollywood big wigs before making it as an actor. He also talks about playing a vegan on his current show "The Millers." Plus, Nelson donates DVD box sets, fleeces, and more to operationgratitude.com to honor veterans such as his 93-year-old grandfather who served in World War II.
Cabbage 101: Grow a Giant Cabbage with Shirley Bovshow
Shirley Bovshow teaches an introductory lesson in the many varieties of cabbages. Learn how to grow a mega-size cabbage in your own garden that can be planted in fall, winter, or spring. Find out how to properly add compost to soil and protect your cabbage from critters.
The Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Northpole" will win the hearts of children this holiday season, so what better than giving a gift based on the film?! Stay in touch with the elves at Santa's Workshop in the North Pole all year long with this microphone. And, follow recipes created by Santa's little helpers.
Northpole Communicator Interactive Microphone, $24.95
Bake Like an Elf with Recipe Cards, $14.95
All these "Northpole" gifts are available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores and hallmark.com.
Home Renovation Updates & Tips with Jennifer Adams
Celebrity interior designer Jennifer Adams updates us on the progress she's made on her client's beachfront condo. We check in as she adds a dividing wall between the living room and master bedroom, installs electrical and plumbing, levels the floor and ceiling, and installs hardwood floors. Find out why grout is so tricky, the benefits of LED lighting, and tips on changing door hardware.
Enter Jennifer Adams Dream Room Giveaway Contest at skymall.com/dreamroom until December 31.
Sandie Newton is back with six new items in this week's Hollywood Steals. Bundle up during the polar vortex in these stylish coats and parkas for $43-49. Keep warm while looking fashionable with a versatile shrug/shawl/scarf combo all in one for $18. Make your hairdo salon quality with this curling iron and flat iron set for $139. Get mesmerized by this lava lamp for $27 and enchanted by these painted aluminum tree sculptures for $49-69. A great stocking stuffer idea, order these holiday charm bracelets for $19.
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Andrea Simone & Betty Easley
Andrea Simone, wife and full time caregiver to veteran Officer Tony Simone, and Betty Easley, wife and full time caregiver to veteran Army Specialist Greg Easley, get candid about assisting their husbands with daily tasks after they returned from war with injuries. Hear about the challenges they face, such as dealing with memory loss issues. Find out about the support system these women rely on from family, friends, and organizations like The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the Easter Seals.
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