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Today on Home & Family Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


Jennie Garth
Jennie Garth admits to finding it challenging writing her first book. While going through this self-exploration, she discovered patterns she wants to leave behind or change. Jennie also discusses the impact her dad's illness had on her. Plus, she shares exciting details about running a detective agency in her new crime-solving sitcom with Tori Spelling called "Mystery Girls."
"Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde" is available now wherever books are sold. You can follow her on Twitter @JennieGarth.

"Mystery Girls" premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC Family.


DIY Plasti-Dip Appliances with Jessie Jane

Take a dip with Jessie Jane! She covers utensil handles with colorful rubber coating.

For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com and Facebook.


Kimberly Snyder

Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder scoured the globe to study approaches to beauty and health worldwide. Back from her trip, she fills us in on her book "The Beauty Detox Foods: Discover the Top 50 Beauty Food That Will Transform Your Body and Reveal a More Beautiful You." In it, Kimberly teaches the basic principles of eating foods that will give you glowing skin and thicker hair. For more information on Kimberly Snyder, go to our Facebook page at Facebook.com/HomeAndFamilyShow. Don't forget to pick up her book, "The Beauty Detox Foods" at amazon.com. Also, visit kimberlysnyder.net.


Dressing for Your Body Type with Debbie Matenopoulos

Debbie Matenopoulos presents stylish outfits for women of all shapes and sizes. She is all for playing up your assets and camoflauging your trouble zones. Today, Debbie gives examples of the four basic body types- triangle, pear, petite, and hourglass. Follow TV host and personality Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @IAmDebbieM. Her first cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me" will be available in stores on April 28.

Georgetown Cupcake's Irish Cream Chocolate Cupcake

From Georgetown Cupcake, owners Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne bake Irish cream chocolate cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day with a swirl of vanilla Irish cream cheese frosting on top.

Georgetown Cupcake's Irish Cream Chocolate Cupcake
Georgetown Cupcake owners Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne tell us the inspiration behind their bakery. The sisters demonstrate how to properly mix batter and suggest splurging on the best butter. Today, they make Irish cream chocolate cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day with their signature swirl of vanilla Irish cream cheese frosting on top.
Get the cupcake and frosting recipes>>

For more information and to order their delicious cupcakes go to www.georgetowncupcake.com.

Mark's DIY Irish Pub Sign

Mark teaches us how to make a DIY Irish Pub Sign for St. Patty's Day.

Mark's DIY Irish Pub Sign
Cheers! To celebrate St. Paddy's Day, Mark gets in the spirit with this rustic-looking Irish pub sign. He demonstrates how to carve the design and create the Celtic lettering.
Find the instructions here>>

All materials are available at Michaels.

Cristina Cooks Reuben Braids

This "Taste of Home" recipe puts a creative twist on the reuben sandwich.

Cristina Cooks Reuben Braids
"Taste of Home" editor in chief Catherine Cassidy Skypes in to chat with Cristina about a recipe perfect for a St. Patrick's Day celebration. This braided reuben sandwich was submitted by Kellie Mulleavy of Lambertville, MI.
Find the recipe here>>

"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.


The Hotel Effect with Jennifer Adams

Interior designer Jennifer Adams is here to help give your guestroom a hotel feel. The author of "Bedrooms That Inspire Rest, Relaxation, & Romance" suggests giving your company the 5-star experience with a bench at the foot of the bed, a basket of toiletries, water on the night table, a lamp, a hypoallergenic plant, and an alarm clock that doesn't glow. Plus, she shares tips for making the bed look inviting. And, Jennifer recommends adding a luggage rack and a sitting area complete with magazines and a folder full of local menus and attractions. To get a copy of Jennifer's book, go to her website jenniferadams.com. For another tip on "The Hotel Effect," check out our Facebook page at Facebook.com/HomeAndFamilyShow.

Emerald Isle Tabletop Garden with Shirley Bovshow

Shirley Bovshow creates an enchanting Emerald Isle tabletop garden.

Emerald Isle Tabletop Garden with Shirley Bovshow
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City with Shirley Bovshow. Today, she makes beautiful and lush tabletop gardens using a wide variety of mosses.
Complete instructions are available here>>

We'd like to thank mossacres.com.

Check out Shirley Bovshow's garden designing expertise at edenmakers.com and follow her on Twitter @EdenMaker.

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