Today on Home & Family Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have actress Lisa Whelchel! She tells us about reuniting with "Facts of Life" co-star Kim Fields in the new Hallmark Channel Original Movie "For Better or For Worse." Lisa also discusses her decision to return to Hollywood after her kids were grown and her long marriage ended in divorce. Plus, learn all the scoop on Lisa's stint on "Survivor" and her experience dipping her toes back into the dating pool.
The Hallmark Channel Original Movie "For Better or For Worse" premieres Saturday, July 19 at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel.
Fighting Childhood Obesity with Devin Alexander & The American Heart Association
Chef and author Devin Alexander is joined by seventh graders Teresa Castro and Kenya Ochoa in partnership with The American Heart Association to discuss how to instill healthy eating choices at a young age. Once 200 pounds herself, Devin explains how she reversed her weight gain. Plus, learn why parents should encourage children to cook and "eat the rainbow." Other ways to combat childhood obesity, stay active and eat at home more often.
DIY Beeswax Candles with Sophie Uliano
Don't worry, bee happy! Sophie Uliano's DIY beeswax candles make bee-utiful wedding favors, in addition to being simple and inexpensive. She explains how beeswax burns cleaner than other types of waxes and is fantastic for allergy sufferers. Also, learn the origin of the wax from honeycomb and watch Sophie's demonstration on how to insert a wick into the jarred candle.
Beeswax for candles is available at naturesgardencandles.com.
President of the California Beekeepers Association Bill Lewis is buzzing about town today with information on how to save honey bees and why we as humans are so dependent on them for our food supply. The bees not only pollinate the plant-based foods we eat, but also pollinate the foods animals eat, which in turn provides us with meat, dairy, and more. It's all about preserving the food chain. Learn more about how parasites, drought, and pesticides impact the bee population and how we can help by planting flowers. Plus, find out how to raise a honey bee colony in your very own backyard. Contact Bill Lewis:
Owner/Beekeeper, Bill's Bees, Inc.
President, CSBA 818-312-1691 "California State Beekeepers Association - Organized in 1889 to Serve the Commercial Beekeeping Industry of California"
Actress Paula Malcomson talks about playing Abby Donovan on "Ray Donovan" opposite co-stars Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. Find out what attracted her to the script initially and why the show has such great audience appeal. Paula also discusses her role in the blockbuster "Hunger Games" franchise. "Ray Donovan" airs Sundays at 9/8c on Showtime.
DIY Lace Shirts with Jessie Jane
Move over Prada, the Devil is now wearing lace. A recent "Vogue" article claims that lace is "in" for tanks and T-shirts. Jessie Jane is here with a DIY method to make this trend for under $20, much cheaper than the $150 version on store racks. So, c'mon and get your glue on. Later, learn how to patch up ripped jeans with lace.
DIY Water Balloon Water Slide with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme's going slippin' and a slidin' and popping water balloons along the way! She takes the average slip n' slide to the extreme with yet another way to make use of pool noodles.
Chef and nutritionist Christine Avanti takes us on a journey through proper diet in each decade of life. She begins with nutrition in our 30s, when we should load up on beef, poultry, and pumpkin seeds as sources of iron and rely on red wine, dark chocolate, and coffee for phytonutrients. Moving on to our 40s, calcium and fiber should be added to our intake as our estrogen levels decrease and metabolism slows. Christine recommends the over 50 crowd swallow a daily multivitamin. Her recipes are available at christineavanti.com:
Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots- http://www.christineavanti.com/recipe/dark-chocolate-dipped-apricots/
Peach Raspberry Parfait- http://www.christineavanti.com/recipe/peach-raspberry-parfait/
Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Acai Icelandic Yogurt Dip- http://www.christineavanti.com/recipe/1108/
Steel Cut Oats with Fresh Cherries, Blueberries, and Walnuts- http://www.christineavanti.com/recipe/steel-cut-oats-with-fresh-cherries-blueberries-and-walnuts/
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