Today on Home & Family
Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Chef Jeffrey Weiss Cooks Costillas de la Matanza
Chef Jeffrey Weiss shares cooking traditions he learned while on a scholarship in Spain. Today, he cooks fall-off-the-bone tender ribs with classic Spanish flavors, lemon and cinnamon. He teaches us how to make a cure to rub on the meat as a glaze and why it's important to pull the membrane off the rack of ribs before cooking. Plus, learn all about Jeffrey's past as a competitive pairs figure skater.
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Chef Jeffrey Weiss' cookbook "Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain" is available now. Follow him on Twitter @cookinspain. Great meats for grilling are available at La Espanola Meats, laespanolameats.com. Also, check out www.deschutesbrewery.com.
Tips for Staying Within Your Wedding Budget
Debbie Matenopoulos is joined by Jess Levin, founder and CEO of Carats & Cake, to help engaged couples plan their own fabulous wedding on a budget. Jess explains how her website assists brides and grooms-to-be find local vendors, such as florists and photographers, and read reviews. Learn money-saving trends for bridesmaid dresses, bouquets, alcohol, cake, invitations, music, favors, and more!
Start planning your wedding at caratsandcake.com. Consider renting bridesmaids dresses from renttherunway.com.
Follow TV personality and style expert Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @IAmDebbieM. Her first cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me," is available in stores now and at amazon.com.
The Da Vinci BodyBoard with Floery Mahoney & Nat Bardonnet
Do you dream of rocking a body like Halle Berry or Carrie Ann Inaba? Well, that dream can now become a reality! Celebrity trainer Nat Bardonnet helps these stars achieve their toned physiques and is here to let us in on the secret to toned abs and long, lean muscles. The Da Vinci BodyBoard creator Floery Mahoney explains how her at-home tension system combines pilates, Bar Method, and cardio in a 20 minute daily workout.
Find your own Da Vinci BodyBoard at DaVinciBodyBoard.com. See what's new on Facebook at Facebook.com/DaVinciBodyBoard and follow Floery Mahoney on Twitter @dvbodyboard #DaVinciBodyBoard.
Find out what celebrity Nat Bardonnet is training on at NatBardonnet.com and follow him on Twitter @natbardonnet.
Actor Ben Bass gets us all shook up with his Elvis Presley impersonation and tells us about playing the King of Rock and Roll in a stage production as a teenager. And, find out what he learned in London from classical acting training. Ben also shares stories from the set of "Rookie Blue" and what it's like going for a real police ride-along. Plus, he discusses how his wife handles his love scenes.
The new season of "Rookie Blue" premieres tonight at 9/8c on ABC.
Follow Ben on Twitter @benbassofficial.
"Taste of Home" S'mores Cheesecake
Former "Taste of Home" intern Kurt Anderson shares a dessert he invented while in grad school. He Skypes in with Cristina to walk her through the steps of his s'mores cheesecake recipe. Kurt reveals his tip to make the batter fluffy while mixing and explains why he prefers to use Teddy Grahams instead of graham crackers in the crust.
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Fire-Resistant Landscapes with Shirley Bovshow
Brush fire season is ablazin' this summer because heat dries out the plants. Shirley Bovshow is here with tips to keep us safe from the flames.
How to Create Fire-Resistant Landscapes:
1. Maintain 30 ft. "defensible space" or buffer area between home and surrounding grass, trees, and shrubs.
2. Prune tree limbs so they're 10 ft. away from roof or walls.
3. Trim bottom branches of trees on hillside and near home so lower plants don't touch them.
4. Space tree crowns at least 10 ft. apart.
5. Remove dead wood and litter from landscape/plants.
6. Plant "fire-resistant" plants near home to delay spread of fire to home.
7. Remove pine needles and leaves from roof and rain gutters.
8. Don't allow plants near home to dry out.
9. Don't plant pine trees, cypress, junipers, or other resinous plants within 30 ft. of home. They can be highly explosive plants!
Check out Shirley Bovshow's garden designing expertise at edenmakers.com and follow her on Twitter @EdenMaker.
Sandie Newton satisfies our hunger for a deep discount on this week's installment of Hollywood Steals. Enjoy dining out with a restaurant.com e-card valued at $300 for only $40. Part of the proceeds go to benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation. Looking for summer reading material? Order a best-selling bookset from Random House for $38. Ripen your fruits in a collapsable basket for $14. And, protect your car seats, couch, and more from pet fur with an American Kennel Association seat cover for $17.99.
To take advantage of Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL (1-855-655-7832) or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.
Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/hollywoodsteals for contests and giveaways!
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.
Learn more about pets up for adoption at www.theflashsalesgirls.com and Pet Orphans.
DIY Picture Bookmarks with Tanya Memme
Inspired by cute photos of her darling daughter, Tanya Memme demonstrates how to turn a picture into a fun bookmark. After laminating the image, she cuts along the outline of her daughter's silhouette. Then, she attaches a pom pom made of yarn with a string.
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Does your baby love to dance? Show us their moves! Submit a short video clip to Instagram of your dancing baby or toddler with the hashtag #BoogieWoogieBaby. Tag us in your post with @hallmarkbaby for a chance to win one of 15 prizes from Hallmark Baby. Winners will be selected at random and to receive $20 worth of Hallmark Baby products or $20 off any purchase - free overnight shipping and gift boxing of your selection. Contest is open from Thursday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 25.
Tweet lifestyle expert Tanya Memme @Tanya_Memme. Also, visit her on Facebook and check out TanyaMemme.com.
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