Today on Home & Family Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Actor Cameron Mathison will melt your heart with his on-screen chemistry alongside Kellie Martin in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "The Christmas Ornament." He may give off the macho man vibe, but Cameron doesn't shy away from projecting his sensitive side too. He also shares his family's favorite Christmas traditions and explains how his loved ones help him connect with his characters.
Hallmark Channel Original Movie "The Christmas Ornament" premieres Saturday, November 16 at 8/7c.
Kym Douglas Reveals Celebrity Beauty Secrets
Kym Douglas rolls out the red carpet for camera-ready beauty secrets of A-list stars. To fight bloating like America's sweetheart Julia Roberts, drink dandelion tea. For long and strong natural hair like Jennifer Garner, massage crushed prenatal vitamins into your scalp prior to showering. Cher keeps her youthful look by zapping her face with an electric current. Naomi Watts uses organic makeup that is pure enough to ingest. Sarah Jessica Parker flushes oily skin down the drain by blotting her T-zone with toilet seat covers.
You can purchase Nvey Eco Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation at www.ulta.com.
Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com.
Cristina Cooks Southern Sweet Potato Pie
This recipe for southern sweet potato pie from 1994 never goes out of style. Catherine Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief of "Taste of Home," joins us again via Skype to tell us a little about the woman who submitted this recipe from Mississippi nearly two decades ago. Then, Cristina gets baking, using agave in place of sugar. Satisfied after indulging in their slices of pie, the family members play a round of "Who Wants to Be a Pilgrim-heir," hosted by Debbie Matenopoulos. The teams win the Hunger Task Force a grand total of $2,000.
"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.
To help a family in need this Thanksgiving, you can visit Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee at www.hungertaskforce.com.
You can follow TV host and personality Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
Dr. Ordon Talks Skincare
From "The Doctors," co-host Dr. Ordon teaches you how to be your own dermatologist. He shares simple at-home cures to treat four of the most common skin problems.
1. Use honey to smooth out dry, rough elbows.
2. Coconut oil can be used to soothe eczema. 3. Papaya helps lighten age spots. 4. Use the pulp of the papaya as a face mask. 5. Apple cider vinegar can be used as a toner to help with acne. 6. Use the treatments 3-5 times a week to see results. " The Doctors" airs weekdays. Check your local listings. And, be sure to follow Dr. Ordon on Twitter @DrAndrewOrdon.
"Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" judge Rachelle Rak brings her jazz hands to "Home & Family" today. She discusses stage moms and the approach she takes in delivering constructive criticism to the young competitors. Rachelle also shares the trajectory of her Broadway career and performs a sassy routine. Later, Rachelle teaches Cristina, Kym, and Debbie to sas it up on The Great White Way in a special "Home & Family" chorus line.
The finale of "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" airs November 19 at 9/8c on Lifetime.
Heather Rash's DIY Thanksgiving Kids Table
Professional nanny Heather Rash demonstrates two projects to gobble up children's attention during your Thanksgiving gathering. First, she fills a bowl with gratitude conversation starters written on feathers. Second, Heather crafts nametags on corncobs.
For more information, please head on over to westsidenannies.com.
No need to camp out overnight for Black Friday sales. Kick your holiday shopping into high gear with Sandie Newton's latest installment of Hollywood Steals. Today, Sandie showcases a tablet for under $100 and a wireless speaker at 75% off. For a savings peaking at 66%, she displays three styles of vegan evening bags. Choose from an assortment of patterned tree skirts with matching throw pillows to get your home in the holiday spirit, slashed by 73-78%. Jingle all the way to the phone or computer before we run out!
To take advantage of these Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.
Visit our new Facebook page at facebook.com/hollywoodsteals for contests and giveaways!
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Ten percent of the proceeds from Hollywood Steals goes to benefit Lucky Puppy Rescue & Retail.
Jessie Jane's DIY Marquee with Cardboard
Give me a J. Give me an O. Give me a Y. What does that spell? JOY! Light up your home with Jessie Jane's DIY marquee. Using cardboard letters from the craft store, Jessie spells out holiday greetings with bright bulbs.
For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com.
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