Today on Home & Family Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Actress Brooke Burns talks about her latest gig, hosting the game show " The Chase." She also opens up about a life-altering accident that left her with a broken neck after diving into a pool. Brooke speaks of her remarkable recovery, returning to work during her healing process, and how she turned the fiasco into a teachable moment for her children.
Michael Dene Cooks Margherita Pizza
From the #1 Zagat rated pizzeria in the U.S., Michael's Pizzeria owner Michael Dene and expert pizzaiolo Vito Iacopelli teach us how to make the perfect margherita pizza in only 90 seconds. Michael explains what sets his pizza apart from the stiffest competition-- the specialized flour from Naples, Italy. He also talks about the training required to be the best pizza chef and how you can make a delicious pie at home without a designated pizza oven.
Michael suggests that you shop locally and always buy fresh ingredients. Use Double 0 Flour, fresh ingredients, and make your own sauce. Make sure to cook in a hot oven. This is a healthy meal for your family and your children can understand the process of making their own food.
DIY Fog Chiller
Using basic scientific concepts, Mark creates a spooky Halloween cemetery in the "Home & Family" yard. He demonstrates how to keep a foggy layer hovering low to the ground by maintaining a cold temperature. Mark points out that water-based fog machines work best to create this lasting effect.
DIY Holiday Dog Treats
"Home & Family" has gone to the dogs! Adorable tail-wagging puppies take over our kitchen, anxiously awaiting homemade wheat-free pumpkin apple treats. Using human-grade ingredients, such as yogurt based frosting and veggies, "Fairy Dogmother" Laura Nativo bakes snacks that people can consume too. She recommends getting the paw of approval from your pet's vet to avoid ingredients your pooch is allergic to.
This recipe is inspired by puredogfood.com.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Tune in for the American Humane Associate Hero Dog Awards tonight at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel.
Award winning performer Lorna Luft reminisces about fond memories growing up as the daughter of Judy Garland. She clears up a common misconception of her beloved mom and paints a clear picture of what her personality really was like. Lorna speaks candidly about how she handled her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Plus, Lorna shares footage of her recent concert in collaboration with sister Liza Minnelli that raised over $120,000 for charity.
Tanya Memme's DIY Jar Head Decor
Get us outta here! Tanya Memme puts a lid on it, trapping the heads of our family members in jars to freak people out this Halloween. To create the 3-D illusion, Mark and Cristina roll their faces across a scanner. Then, Tanya puts the squished portrait inside the jar and adds straggly hair.
We'd like to express our gratitude to artist Tim Shea at http://www.freewebs.com/sheahalloween/ for this craft.
Holly Palmer and Joe McKay spread knowledge of groundbreaking robotic therapy that facilitates communication with their 4-year-old son Maceo, who was born with cerebral palsey. The robotic and iPad technologies give little Maceo a voice to express his likes, dislikes, and desires. They family demonstrates how the software works and Maceo even requests an impromptu dance party with his dad!
Learn more about Maceo McKay's story at www.facebook.com/MaceoMcKay.
Natural lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano shows us that there is more to Halloween than candy and chocolate. Healthy foods can be just as thematic. To celebrate the holiday, Sophie displays spooky spider deviled eggs, boo nana pops, cheddar witch fingers, and hot dog mummies. Using veggies, she teaches Mark how to connect the arm bone to the shoulder bone and the shoulder bone to the collar bone. This is a fun way to get your kids active in the kitchen and thus spark their interest in eating their skeletal creation.
Sophie has two additional tips for Halloween time. When getting into character, use non-toxic facepaint from www.snazaroo.us, also available at Walgreens and Walmart. And, recycle candy wrappers for a good cause at www.terracycle.com.
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