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Today on Home & Family: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson
From season 19 of "Dancing With the Stars," Alfonso Ribeiro and his professional dance partner Witney Carson talk about whether they feel pressure to stay atop the leaderboard and their strategy to take it week by week. Signing up for the show to learn traditional ballroom and Latin styles, Alfonso finally caved and gave fans what they'd been waiting for, the "Carlton dance." Today, Mark even gives it a try! Now, both Alfonso and Witney are tending to some injuries. Find out how their ailments are impacting rehearsals.


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"Dancing With the Stars" airs Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.


Follow Alfonso on Twitter @alfonso_ribeiro and Witney @witneycarson.


Cristina Ferrare Rescues Shawnee Penkacik's Dry Meatloaf Recipe
"Home & Family" viewer Shawnee Penkacik sent Cristina Ferrare a SOS to save her dry meatloaf. From her book "Big Bowl of Love," Cristina teaches us how to make a juicy and moist meatloaf. Her secret, milk to retain the juices of the meat. Plus, she adds ketchup for flavor and tang and demonstrates how to make a water bath.


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Click here to get your copy of Cristina's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.



DIY LOVE Bookshelf with Paige Hemmis

Paige Hemmis spreads the love and an anti-bullying message with this bookshelf that spells out L-O-V-E. Although you can't really put a price on love, this costs under $50 to build.


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Follow lifestyle design expert Paige Hemmis on Twitter @paigehemmis and check out her site www.paigehemmis.com.



Samantha Harris

TV personality Samantha Harris is happy to report she's now cancer free. Last year, she found a suspicious lump during a self exam soon after going for her first mammogram. Listen to her long journey to the eventual diagnosis of the "C" word and why she opted to undergo surgery. Samantha shares her home video diary that documents her story and explains how she told her two young daughters of the illness. With her health back on track, Samantha's excited about turning lemons into lemonade with the launch of her new website that inspires positivity in the face of adversity and allows users to share personal stories of overcoming life's biggest challenges.


Please visit gottamakelemonade.com.



Anthony "Sully" Sullivan

TV pitchman Anthony "Sully" Sullivan brings along an assortment of "As Seen on TV" products. The family members put them to the test. See demos of a pan with a foldable handle, Oxi Clean stain remover, fingerless compression gloves, a spinning mop head cleaner, and more.


Products:

SlipStonePan.com, $19.99
HurricaneMop.com, 2 payments of $19.99
CopperHands.com, $12.99
Oxiclean.com
Pedegg.com, $10


Follow Sully on Twitter @sullyontv and go to telebrands.com.



Health & Fitness Fads with Haylie Pomroy, Ashley Borden, & Steve Zim

Nutritionist Haylie Pomroy, fitness and lifestyle consultant Ashley Borden, and Hollywood fitness trainer Steve Zim debate weight loss methods. To cleanse or not to cleanse? What are their differing opinions on counting calories?


Check out hayliepomroy.com, ashleyborden.com, and zimfit.com.



Patchwork Clothing with Ken Wingard

Don't be so fast to toss jeans and sweaters with holes. Patches are back on trend. Ken Wingard demonstrates how to patch from the inside of the garment with decorative stitches.


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Visit Ken Wingard at www.KennethWingard.com and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.



Danielle Walker Cooks Grain-Free Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

Danielle Walker cured ailments stemming from an autoimmune disease by eliminating certain foods from her diet. Today, she follows the Paleo diet and shares her recipe for grain-free pepperoni pizza pasta made from yellow squash noodles. Find out how to turn any vegetable of your choice into spaghetti. Plus, she hands out gluten free and nut free chocolate chip cookies for the family to snack on.


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"Against All Grain" is available at againstallgrain.com. Follow Danielle on Twitter @againstallgrain.



Hollywood Steals

On this week's Hollywood Steals, Sandie Newton brings back an item by popular demand. If you missed out on the iPhone 5 cross-body wallet case, you're in luck because it's not too late. Wrap inspirational messages around your wrist with a bracelet for $19.99. Perfect for picnics, get a magnetic artisan cheese set made of bamboo for $24. Snuggle up on the plane in this fleece blanket for $25.95-$39.95. And, for $45, order this carry-on bag set.


To take advantage of Hollywood Steals and more, visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.


Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/hollywoodsteals for contests and giveaways!


Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with Hallmark Channel! This kicks off our "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month." Every day for the month of October we'll be having a furry friend here on set that is up for adoption.


Visit our gallery of dogs available for adoption today, courtesy of Best Friends!


To donate, adopt one of our shelter dogs of the day, or for more information on adoptable animals in your local communities, visit bestfriends.org/hallmarkchannel or contact Best Friends Animal Society at (818) 643-3989. We also invite you to visit bfla.bestfriends.org and bestfriends.org.


To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.


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