Today on Home & Family Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Since leaving Wisteria Lane behind, former "Desperate Housewives" actor James Denton has moved his family to Minneapolis. He talks about cherishing bonding moments with his 8 and 10-year-old children and the difficulties of adjusting to his offspring becoming more independent. He explains how he can somewhat related to his role in his latest project, "Grace Unplugged," in which he plays a dad struggling to accept that his 18-year-old daughter has moved to Hollywood in pursuit of a career in music.
Pour yourself a cold glass of milk for dunking! In honor of National Homemade Cookie Day, each family member brings along favorite cookie recipes. Cristina shares her recipe for jelly-filled linzer cookies and teaches us their origin. But, the most important ingredient in this heart-shaped recipe is LOVE!
Get baking with the family members' homemade cookie recipes>> Get additional recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.
First-Time Homebuying with Debbie Matenopoulos
Getting the keys in your hand to your first home is like a rite of passage into adulthood. Mark, Sophie, Debbie, Jill, and Matt share photos and reminisce about their first home purchases. They offer wisdom about their homebuying philosophies and share experiences about the responsibilities associated with being a homeowner. Find out about the historic castle Debbie used to call home sweet home!
Tips: 1. Don't get in over your head. 2. Be persistent! Don't give up! 3. Budget! Budget! Budget! 4. Be practical! Make a list! You can follow Debbie on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
Creative Kid Lunches with Jill Simonian
Your child will be the envy of the cafeteria with a lunchbox full of Jill Simonian's creative sandwiches! Using food coloring, Jill paints patterns on the bread and then cuts the sandwiches in shapes, such as stars or animals. She also suggests packing snack items in little boxes for a quick bite.
Personalized lunch boxes with a changeable plate are available at www.erincondren.com/lunch-boxes.
Mark's DIY Tips for Organizing Your CraftroomToday, Mark is in the craftroom to tidy things up. From drilling and hammering to ribbons and painting, Mark has easy solutions for everday organizational dilemmas.
Sophie Uliano - Hand-Wash Vs. Dry Clean
Following the care instruction labels on your delicate articles of clothing can cost you an arm and a leg in dry cleaning bills annually. But, Sophie Uliano says tags that read "Dry Clean" can be misleading. As long as it doesn't say "Dry Clean Only," you can hand-wash your clothing instead. She demonstrates her hand-washing and drying technique and even spritzes vodka to reduce underarm stains.
Make sure to check out Sophie at Facebook.com/GorgeouslyGreen.
Two Truths and a LieSophie, Jill, and Mark keep poker faces as they read three statements about themselves. The other family members attempt to detect which fact is false. Did Cristina really scrub Mark's toilets? Did Sophie teach yoga to Elizabeth Taylor? Did Jill intern at the White House? All of that and more gets answered to help you get acquainted with all our family members. Earlier in the show, everyone lets loose during a game of Battle of the Sexes: Football Edition in the "Home & Family" backyard. For more recipes and crafts, check "Home & Family" out on Pinterest at pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.