Friday, August 17th, 2018

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Barbara Niven Visits

Actress Barbara Niven visits Home & Family to talk about the upcoming new episode of Hallmark Channel’s Original Series, “Chesapeake Shores,” which you can catch this Sunday at 9/8c. She also discusses life as a grandmother and shares photos of her grandkids with Debbie and Cameron. She shares that she is expecting another grandchild any moment now!

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Bonfire Cake

Maria Provenzano is in the kitchen baking an eye-popping bonfire cake that kids will love. Get the open flame look by pulling out the edges of the candy with a toothpick. She also makes a homemade chocolate buttercream frosting to spread on top. Maria encourages you to get creative with the cake and let the kids help with the frosting.

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Pearl Fashion

Lawrence Zarian is showing you the latest fashions when it comes to wearing pearls or putting them on your items of clothing.

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DIY Ice Cream Towel Ponchos

Orly Shani is keeping your kids stylish at the pool with these fun DIY ice cream towel ponchos. When putting the ponchos together, a thinner towel is easier to sew.

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Pistachio and Pine Nut Encrusted Trout

Chef Fabio Viviani is whipping up a delicious seafood dish of pistachio and pine nut encrusted trout with a homemade balsamic butter sauce. If you are not a fan of trout, he suggests substituting in flounder, halibut or sole. He also recommends asking your fish monger to de-bone the fish before purchasing it.

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Summer Camping Essentials

Cameron Mathison is making your camping life easier by introducing you to these fun products including a cooler table, a Clean Quad LED lantern and a toolbox BBQ.

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DIY Passport Stamp Decor

Paige Hemmis is showing you how to make the most of your passport stamps with this DIY. First step is going to your print shop and get an enlarged passport background paper. If you need more examples of passport stamps, just go online and print out your own.

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August Garden To Do List

Shirley Bovshow is helping you have a successful season in the garden with this helpful August to-do list.

Lawn Care: Water your lawn in the mornings and at night - not during the harsh light of day. The grass slows it’s growth during hot summer months so cut the grass high (you can adjust the height of your lawn mower blades).

Garden Care: Prune summer flowering shrubs like roses once they have finished blooming to encourage another blooming cycle. If you live in a very cold climate area, stop fertilizing your roses in August to keep new growth at a minimum.

You can cut Hydrangeas in August as well in order to dry the flowers for crafts and arrangements

Fruit and Vegetables: Water your vegetable plants and fruit plants daily. Use a temporary shade cloth to keep your veggies from scorching in the sun.

Pinch out the top of tomato plants to concentrate the growth into the fruit that has already formed. Aim to leave 5 or 6 trusses of fruit per plant.

Harvest your fruits: cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots should all be ripe now! Early varieties of apple trees will be ready towards the end of the month.

Cut back flower heads on herbs now to encourage new leaves to harvest before the frost. Save the seeds to replant in another season.

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Frittata Muffins

Nicole Meyer of “Nibbles by Nic” is in the kitchen making a delicious breakfast treat of frittata muffins. The muffins are meant to get kids excited about eating vegetables for breakfast. This recipe is perfect for vegetarians because the egg whites provide protein without adding meat. For added flavor, she recommends parmesan cheese in the eggs.

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