Today on Home & Family Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
At just 13 years old, Benjamin Stockham already has three television series under his belt. He has high hopes for his current show, "About a Boy," in which he stars alongside Minnie Driver as his mom. He tells us about overcoming his fear of jumping off the high dive 12 feet above water for a scene. Plus, Benjamin explains what makes his character an easy target for bullies. Then, he shares examples of his illustrations.
"About a Boy" airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.
Cristina Cooks Pigs in a Blanket
Cristina puts a new spin on one of Benjamin's favorite foods, pigs in a blanket. She serves up this popular hors d'oeuvre on a stick! She gives Benjamin the task of cutting the dough into strips, wrapping it around each hotdog, and then brushing it with eggwash for a crispy, golden crust. Then, Cristina makes a buttermilk vinaigrette dip as an alternative to traditional ketchup or mustard.
DIY Light Up Shoes with Tanya Memme
Your sons and daughters will go be the coolest kids on the block by lacing up in Tanya Memme's DIY light up shoes. Using a strip of waterproof LED lights that can create any color on the RGB spectrum, Tanya attaches it around the soles of sneakers. She then uses duct tape to camoflauge the wires and discusses battery life. Jessie gifts a very excited Benjamin with a pair in his size.
De-Bratting Your Children with Betsy Brown Braun
Child development and behavior specialist Betsy Brown Braun is here to discuss the origin of brattiness. She addresses the triggers, how to avoid it, and effective discipline approaches. Although Betsy is first to admit that it's impossible to completely brat-proof kids, you should be aware of lousy local conditions (LLC) and maintain calmness, so children mirror your more civilized reaction. For more information from Betsy on brat-proofing your children, her book "You're Not the Boss of Me" is available wherever books are sold. You can also follow her on Twitter @betsybbraun and visit her at betsybrownbraun.com.
Pasta Bolognese with the Twice Baked Twins
It's double-trouble in the kitchen today with the Twice Baked Twins. Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti may look identical, but they take two very different routes in the kitchen. After undergoing chemo and radiation to treat breast cancer, Judy decided to revamp her family's recipes by adding a healthy twist. Meanwhile, Joy stays true to the traditional recipes. Today, the sisters each prepare pasta bolognese using their two different sets of ingredients. Judy and Joy also tell us all about their cookbook series.
The Twice Baked Twins' book, "Pasta and Olive Oil with a Twist," is available at twicebakedtwins.net.
The Miracle of Apple Cider Vinegar with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas is a miracle worker as she reveals the secret behind Hollywood's most buzzed about beauty product, apple cider vinegar. This inexpensive ingredient serves great multiple uses. Dating back 3,000 years ago to Egyptian times, apple cider vinegar is used today as a toner, cleanser, and so much more. Beauties such as Megan Fox and Cindy Crawford use this to boost their metabolisms for a slimmer figure and to curb cravings. Kym also explains how its high acidity and enzymes can promote hair growth. And, apple cider vinegar can also keep your windows streak-free clean!
Peter Souhleris & Dave Seymour
Peter Souhleris and Dave Seymour are staying Boston Strong with their uber-successful house flipping business. Before becoming friends and business partners, the two met on Craigslist, of all places! The twosome take us through the steps of the flipping process and share before-and-after photos of some of their completed projects. They explain how prospective flippers need to look for potential in a property because absolutely everything is fixable. "Flipping Boston" airs Saturdays at 12/11c on A&E.
Sprinkle Party with Jessie Jane
It's time to get this party started! According to Jessie Jane, the #1 trending birthday party is a sprinkle or confetti celebration! In fact, "sprinkle" is the term used instead of "baby shower" for a woman's second child. Jessie recommends keeping the theme consistent including all the food and decor. Today, she showcases sprinkle-topped cupcakes, cookies, cake, and candy. Plus, Jessie covers cardboard letters and picture frames in rainbow sprinkles.
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