Today on Home & Family Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Jenna Elfman took a break from prepping for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race to visit Mark & Cristina today! Jenna gives a behind the scenes look at her race training and shares why she decided to jump behind the wheel for this year's race. Later, Jenna opens up about her love for dolphins and even brought along a video of her and Mark swimming with them! And, to celebrate this year's Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, Jenna and Mark give a miniature preview in the "Home & Family" driveway!
Check out the 37th Annual Toyota Pro/Charity Race at www.toyotaracing.com.
Dr. Maddalena Bearzi
Dr. Maddalena Bearzi, President of the Ocean Conservation Society, joins the conversation today, shedding light on our underwater cousin, the dolphin. Dr. Bearzi has been studying dolphins for over 20 years, spending the last 16 studying dolphins off the coast of California. Today, Dr. Bearzi shares her motivation for studying these amazing mammals, including a truly remarkable story about a dolphin rescue. Dr. Bearzi also discusses important information about conservation and even shares how you at home can adopt a dolphin!
Learn more about Dr. Bearzi's research at www.oceanconservation.org.
Visit amazon.com for Dr. Bearzi's books, "Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist" and "Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins."
Learn how you can Adopt-A-Dolphin at www.oceanconservation.org/involved/adopt.htm.
Cristina Cooks Oreo Cheesecake
Just when you thought it was impossible to improve on milk and cookies, Cristina shares a recipe that will blow your mind. Today, Cristina whips up a no bake Oreo Cheesecake that takes almost no time to make! And, not only do these cakes look good enough to eat through the TV, the recipe is simple enough for anyone to make. Plus, this recipe gets the Jenna Elfman seal of approval!
Get more great recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.
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We've all seen the news reports on hotel rooms that are infested with bugs and covered in filth. And while the bugs and dirt are certainly gross, consumer reporter Joy Benedict stops by with tips to help you sleep with ease. As Joy explains, bugs are not the only worry when staying in a hotel; recent research shows the dirtiest place in a hotel room is the light switch. Today, Joy goes from bed to bathroom showing you potential trouble spots and sharing what you can do to make sure you leave as clean as you arrived next time you're in a hotel.
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Chef Chris Brugler
The "Home & Family" herb garden is in full bloom, so we invited Chef Chris Brugler to share a wonderful spring themed recipe. Today, Chef Brugler demonstrates how to make a Tomato Gazpacho with garden fresh herbs. Plus, Chef Brugler offers his best tomato tips and advice for working with vegetables.
Learn more about Chris Brulger (aka The Challah King) at www.chrisbruglercatering.com.
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff
From MommyGreenest.com, Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff stops by with a few small changes you can make to keep toxic chemicals out of your lives and your home. Rachel's tips are literally 'baby steps' that will not only keep your home eco friendly, but can also help keep you and your family healthier. From natural soap alternatives to simple recycling tips, Rachel will have you living a healthy green lifestyle in no time!
Get more of Rachel Sarnoff's eco-Friendly Home tips at www.MommyGreenest.com.
The "Home & Family" DIY room is a mess, so Tracy Metro is back today to help get the room in order! For any active DIYers out there, Tracy has some great advice on keeping your craft supplies organized, but still easily accessible. Plus, our friends at Oreck sent over a Touch Bagless Vacuum to help make Tracy's cleaning demonstration even easier!
Get more great tips, crafts, and more from Tracy Metro at www.domesticcircus.com.
Get more information on the Oreck Touch Bagless Vacum at www.oreck.com.
Hot Flash Sales
Get your cash in hand because Sandie Newton is back with this week's Hot Flash Sale items! Today, Sandie has deeply discounted items from chandlers to serving dishes to tablets, oh my! And, from Show Stoppers, Shannon Mattingly stops by with some amazing designer tape to keep your fashion fastened!
Get all of this week's Hot Flash Sale items: www.hotflashsaleonline.com.
Don't forget to like us on Facebook for exclusive deals: www.facebook.com/HotFlashSales.
Don't forget to check out this week's Pet Rescue: www.luckypuppyrescueandretail.org.
And, make sure you visit www.showstopshop.com for more on Shannon Mattingly's great products.