Today on Home & Family Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael Bolton joins the family! Michael opens up today on his new book, "The Soul of It All." In the memoir, Michael recounts his difficult path to becoming a successful musician, including his unique relationship to Paula Abdul! And later, Michael gives a taste of his soulful voice, performing a song from his new album, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough - A Tribute to Hitsville USA."
Get Michael Bolton's tour dates, music, and more at www.michaelbolton.com.
Chef Chris Brugler
One of Philly's finest, Chef Chris Brugler, is back today! Since moving west to Los Angeles, Chef Brugler has created one of Los Angeles' premier catering companies, Chris Brugler Catering. Today, Chris brings his amazing culinary prowess to the "Home & Family" kitchen, creating a succulent Mint & Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce. Plus, Chef Brugler's recipe also gives Cristina the perfect opportunity to grab some fresh herbs from the new herb garden.
From "Wizards of Waverly Place," Maria Canals-Barrera
For three years, " Wizards of Waverly Place" was one of cable TV's top rated programs, winning three Emmy Awards and garnering over 11 million viewers for the series finale. That's why we are so thrilled to have star of the show and Emmy Award-winning actress, Maria Canals-Barrera! Today, Maria gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the success of " Wizards of Waverly Place." Maria also talks about being a mom on and off set and shares why marrying a terrific spouse makes being a working mom easy(er).
Celtic Knot Bracelets with Tamara Berg
Craft expert and host of "The Tamara Twist" Tamara Berg is helping to commemorate St Patrick's Day with an Irish themed craft. Today, Tamara is creating a macramé bracelet using a popular form of Celtic knot. Also called a Double Coin in Chinese knotting and a Josephine knot in other macramé, traditional Celtic knots are an unending symbol of everlasting love and devotion.
Get more great craft tips and ideas from Tamara Berg at www.tamaracentral.com.
"Home & Family" Pregnancy Series
Dr. Lauren Hyman and expecting mom Ruzan Graham return to the show to discuss the importance of breastfeeding. Today, Dr. Hyman explains some of the important health benefits nursing offers for both baby and mother. And later, the co-founder of the Pump Station, Corky Harvey joins the conversation to explain some common complications associated with nursing. Corky and Dr. Hyman also offer useful pain remedies and support information for women who nurse.
Get more information from Dr. Lauren Hyman at www.partnershipforwomen.com.
Traditional St. Patrick's Day fare is not always the best for our bodies, but nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos is here with some healthy holiday themed options. Today, Peggy uses her secret ingredient, avocado, to create some healthy and tasty green dishes. And don't worry if you're not an avocado fan, Peggy shows how to incorporate it into a number of unique recipes, creating a tasty and healthy flavor palate.
Get more guilt free recipes from Peggy Kotsopoulos at www.peggyk.com.
Stretching Canvas with Mark
Framing artwork can be very costly, but today Mark is going to share some simple and affordable tips to stretching a canvas print. Whether it's your own art or a print you picked up, Mark takes you step by step through creating a beautiful mounted piece. Plus, Mark has some great advice on finding affordable printing services online!
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