Catherine Bell Interview
The star of Hallmark Channel’s original series “Good Witch” joins Debbie and guest co-host Dylan Neal! Catherine first talks about shooting her second Hallmark Channel original movie for the holidays called “Love Finds It’s Way” which centers around a mother and daughter relationship. Fans can tune in for “Love Finds It’s Way” this July during Christmas Keepsake week! The actress talks about what is in store for her character Cassie Nightingale in season 3 of the show which premieres Sunday, April 30th at 9/8c. She shares a magical scene from the show with the Home & Family audience. She then talks about her passion for flying helicopters and explains that it is quite complicated!
Mother’s Day Piecaken
Pastry Chef Zac Young has a hybrid pie/cake recipe to grace your Mother’s Day dessert table! This luscious spring dessert combines vanilla bean cheesecake, a raspberry jelly roll and strawberry apple pie. Zac shows off a photo of his original all in one dessert: a Thanksgiving piecaken which featured spice cake, pecan pie, apple pie filling and pumpkin pie.
Finally, he shows off the stacking technique used for this unique recipe, and demonstrates how to handle the jelly roll section - with care!
Get the recipe for the Mother’s Day Piecaken
Follow Zac on Twitter @ZacaYoung
Men’s Footwear Must Haves
Actor Dylan Neal joins the show to talk about his love of men’s footwear and to show off some wardrobe must-haves for men. He also shows off some of his favorite wardrobe pieces from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie series “Gourmet Detective” and the Hallmark Channel original series, “Cedar Cove.” Dylan has enjoyed adopting some of the show clothing for himself! When it comes to shoes, Dylan says a neutral sneaker is a must-have for the spring and summer seasons. Featured shoes include the Adidas Stan Smith, ($60-$85) the Converse Chuck Taylor (under $50) and the Adidas “Super Star” ($80.)
Paige and Orly’s DIY Blue Jean Bench
Home & Family’s Paige Hemmis and Orly Shani team up to pair fashion with furniture in this cool statement bench! Give a old bench new life by removing the old cushion and sanding and prepping the wood. Next, Orly gets busy with fabric shears and cuts panels from old jeans.
Debbie and Dylan pitch in with the staple gun to finish off the project.
Eugene Simon Interview
Actor Eugene Simon visits with Mark and Debbie to talk about his National Geographic TV show, “Genius” which airs on Tuesdays at 9/8c. The show is about the life and times of Albert Einstein. Eugene plays Albert’s second son Eduard, who suffered from schizophrenia.
Eugene talks about how the 1930s were the beginning days of mental health care, and how Eduard tried to psychoanalyze himself to wellness. Fast forward to today’s technology as Eugene shows off a loan from Toyota he is currently driving- the hydrogen powered Mirai!
The Amazing Etch Man
Christoph Brown is living the American dream and began his illustrious career after he stumbled upon a left behind pocket size Etch a Sketch! He uses his Etch-A-Sketch to create celebrity portraits and fictional characters and shares photos of his best work with the family members. The artist shares how he discovered his talent, and does a portrait of Debbie on the fly.
Follow Christoph on Twitter @AmazingEtchMan and at EtchU.com
Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger
Summer is almost here and it is time to get grilling! Debbie is in the Home & Family making the Stella Blue Burger from Stella’s Lounge in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This burger was voted the #2 burger in America by GQ magazine. One secret ingredient is crushed saltines in the mix as well as liquid smoke. The family members also enjoy a light and citrusy beer by the Founders Brewing Company.
DIY Bird Feeder Pulley
Ken Wingard is sharing a unique DIY for a special Home & Family fan. Peggy King reached out to Ken on Facebook about needing a pulley system for a planter. Ken came up with this creative solution by using a planter, hooks and a few other supplies. The cost for this DIY is $30.
Get the DIY instructions for the Bird Feeder Pulley >>
How to Weed Your Garden
Shirley Bovshow is on the show to share some important weeding tips. Unhealthy lawns are most prone to weed infestations. Use a Drill Till to easily kill weeds at the root.
You can also apply a pre-emergent weed killer in late winter to kill weed seeds. Removing week plants with seed heads will spread seeds for next year infestation.
Visit Shirley’s blog at Edenmakers.com