Today on Home & Family
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Floral designer Michael Gaffney is focusing on the leafy greens this holiday season. He teaches us to make a DIY lemon leaf garland table runner by stacking the layers like a sandwich. Michael also shows how to give the leaves a glistening shine.
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For more with Michael, visit www.newyorkflowerdesign.com and order a copy of his book, "Design Star: Lessons From the New York School of Flower Design," available at www.amazon.com.
"Rizzoli & Isles" star Angie Harmon tells us about riding along with cops in Boston to research her part on the hit crime-solving TNT series. She also talks about the challenge of filming in Los Angeles, while her husband assumes the role of Mr. Mom in Charlotte, NC. After witnessing an adoption event, the actress began devoting time as a spokesperson for Alliance for Children's Rights to help get foster children adopted and help adoptive families with expenses. Jessica Chandler, an alumni of the program, shares her success story after graduating from the foster system without getting adopted. Later, Angie prepares her Memaw's Stuffin' recipe and discusses founding Transitioning Youth Thanksgiving at Le Cordon Bleu in Hollywood to teach foster children to cook and properly set a formal table.
Find Memaw's Stuffin' recipe here>>
November is National Adoption Month. For more information on the Alliance for Children's Rights and the Transitioning Youth Thanksgiving, go to kids-alliance.org. Change the life of a child who has been abused and neglected by making a donation.
"Rizzoli & Isles" will resume on TNT in 2014.
"Good Morning America" contributor Tory Johnson is known for slashing prices with her "Deals & Steals" segments. But, she has also made it her mission to drop the pounds on the scale after several defining moments made her realize she needed to lose weight. Tory explains how she shifted her life and the magic words "GMA" meteorologist Sam Champion said to her. A much slimmer Tory is proud to share before-and-after photos of her transformation.
Learn more in Tory's book "The Shift," available at shiftwithtory.com.
Grace Rose Bauer
Behind Grace Rose Bauer's adorable smile hides her diagnosis with Cystic Fibrosis. The 10-year-old fashion designer doesn't allow her condition to stand in the way of attending school and being a young entrepreneur. Grace describes the twice daily treatments that keep her illness under control. And, Grace's friends strut their stuff to model the latest fashions in her Rosie G Style line.
Facts & Figures:
1. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
2. Approximately 30,000 Americans live with Cystic Fibrosis.
3. There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
4. Cystic Fibrosis patients eat a high calorie, high fat diet.
The 2014 collection will be available in February at rosiegstyle.com. Her poncho is already for sale on amazon.com. A portion of all proceeds from Rosie G Style go to Cystic Fibrosis research.
Touched by Grace's bravery, Matt Rogers insisted on joining today's conversation on Cystic Fibrosis. His own son Mason was diagnosed with the illness at just 4 weeks old. He explains how he dealt with the news and the advantages of early diagnosis and intervention. Grace's mom Leah Bauer explains the precautions she has to take to prevent Grace from catching a cold from classmates. Then, Matt surprises Grace with a $10,000 donation in her name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from The Klein Klassic. He also announces that she'll be receiving the Kids Curing Kids Award at the golf tournament.
Check out TV host and country singer Matt Rogers at mattrogersusa.com.
Join Team Rogers at the annual Great Strides walk by going to www.cff.org/Great_Strides/TeriRogers. Register for the Klein Klassic at www.theklassic.com.
Chef Fabio Viviani Makes Holiday Appetizers
Chef Fabio Viviani promises to knock your socks off with his recipe for a tomato tart appetizer. This dish will be the highlight of your entertaining and incorporates the three key ingredients of Italian cooking. Plus, kick your meal off right with two other yummy appetizers, ricotta stuffed dates wrapped in prosciutto and cheese & pepperoncini dip. The very busy chef explains how he splits his attention between all of his restaurants nationwide.
Get cooking with Fabio's holiday appetizers>>
Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at www.amazon.com. For more information on the chef and to subscribe to his newsletter, "Fabio's Kitchen Academy," go to www.fabioviviani.com.
How to Transport Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget
Going to a potluck this Thanksgiving? Linda Koopersmith shares innovative ways to transport your most precious cargo from your kitchen to the car to the dinner table. The organizer-to-the-stars shows how to prevent leaks, spills, sliding, and more with creative uses of pots, newspaper, and pizza boxes. She also explains the best way to preserve the food's temperature en route.
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For more valuable advice, follow Linda Koopersmith on Twitter @Lindakoopersmit.
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