Actress Malin Akerman reveals she nearly passed on the "Trophy Wife" script because she didn't want to associate herself with such a taboo title. Once learning more about her character, she realized just how much substance the role has. Malin tells us about playing a stepmom to three, including two teenagers, and the contageous laughter on set. Off screen, Malin is the proud mom of an almost one-year-old baby boy. Behind the lens, she is also helping with the casting process on projects she's producing.
"Trophy Wife" airs Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.
"Taste of Home" Feta Shrimp Skillet
From sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sonali Ruder brightens our day with her recipe for feta shrimp skillet. She Skypes in with Cristina to share the recipe she submitted to "Taste of Home's" Celebrate Spring issue. The doctor turned to cooking to relieve stress while completing her residency in the ER. She fell in love with the kitchen so much, Sonali enrolled in culinary school and started a food blog. Using her medical background to her advantage, she creates dishes that are both flavorful and healthy. Today, she cooks an easy-to-make feta shrimp meal with garlic and a dash of white wine. Then, Sonali serves it over a bowl of rice, but also suggests orzo or pasta as alternate options.
Read Sonali Ruder's blog at www.thefoodiephysician.com.
"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 Boo Boo Bunnies with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme's boo boo bunnies take the boo boo blues away. Kids inevitably get bumps and bruises that lead to waterworks. But, this adorable bunny can hop along to save the day and wipe the tears away. Tanya shows us how to fold a washcloth into the shape of a rabbit. Then, she adds eyes and a frozen egg in the center to make a cold compress.
Summer Slimming Tips for a Sultry You with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas holds the secret slimming sultry tips for summer. Wave bye-bye to your batwings! This Slimpressions shapewear will hold all your jiggly bits in place without compressing your insides. Show off your gams in shorts, skirts, and dresses without worrying about exposing veins, bruises, freckles, or discoloration with a body coverup that camoflauges all your insecurities. Or, try brushing on the invisible stocking instead of squeezing in tights. And, suck away cellulite with a machine that stimulates bloodflow. Plus, elminate your love handles by slipping on a pair of Yummy Tummy undergarments.
Soap Talk with Melissa Claire Egan
Always a bride, finally a bride. In true soap opera spirit, Melissa Claire Egan has been married nine times on screen. Now, she's finally ready to take the plunge in real life this coming July. The actress tells us how her own wedding and gown will compare to her characters' nuptials. Melissa even shares personal photos from the moment her fiance popped the question. Plus, the soap star discusses her seamless transition from "All My Children" to "The Young and the Restless."
"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS.
Springfree Trampolining with Lisa Druxman
The sky is the limit with this workout! Get your heart-pumping on a Springfree Trampoline, the safest trampoline in the world. National fitness and wellness expert and Fit4Mom founder Lisa Druxman shows us how the entire family can bounce into tip-top shape with sky-high jumping techniques. Jumping on a trampoline for 10 minutes is equivalent to a 20-30 minute jog. Plus, Springfree Trampolines remove 90% of the impact that causes injuries. You can burn an average of 215-315 calories per 20 minute workout. The repetitive action of jumping improves bone mineral content and builds the musculoskeletal system. As an additional safety measure, never allow more than one jumper on the trampoline at a time. Springfree Trampolines' design doesn't include springs and the frame is built under the jumping surface. Learn more about Lisa at her site, fit4mom.com. Get information about Springfree Trampoline at springfreetrampoline.com.
DIY Flea Treatment with Melissa Bacelar
Melissa Bacelar, owner of Wylder's Holistic Pet Center, has an all-natural remedy for fleas. To rid or prevent your dogs and cats from attracting these itchy critters, Melissa shares her DIY treatment using essential oils instead of chemicals. She makes a dog-friendly lavender essential oil and tea oil spray, plus a rosemary essential oil spray for both dogs and cats. The sprays save you up to $22 per month and not only smell great, but are safe for animals and people of all ages.
Learn more about pets up for adoption at wyldersholisticpetcenter.com.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.
"The Dancing Scientist" Jeffrey Vinokur
Jeffrey Vinokur sets out to prove his hypothesis that science can be fun and educational at the same time. As he travels from school-to-school, "The Dancing Scientist" shows students how science and dancing go hand-in-hand. Fascinated with science since his own childhood, Jeffrey is passionate about spreading his knowledge with the younger generation. Today, he does a nifty rainbow experiment, followed by the recipe for slime. With 20 million YouTube views, you're in for a treat as Jeffrey demonstrates a colorful phenomenon all while dancing the robot. Then, he shows Mark and Cristina how to puff smoke through a hoop!
For more information on Jeffrey or to book his "So You Think You Can Do Science" program for your school or event, visit dancingscientist.com. You can also visit our Twitter page for a bonus experiment from Jeffrey.
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