TV personality Beth Stern stops by Home & Family to talk about this Sunday’s Big Game, Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl VI! Beth is hosting the big event this year and you can it catch this Sunday at 2PM/1c!
Neapolitan Icebox Cake
Author of “The Vintage Baker,” Jessie Sheehan is back in the kitchen and making a throwback dessert of icebox cake with neopolitan flavors: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. The key is to use fresh strawberries to get a beautiful vibrant color. She layers the cake with graham crackers. She reminds you to line the baking pan with plastic wrap so it is easy to pop out when done. When slicing the cake, dip your knife in hot water first to make it a clean cut.
DIY Heart Wine Rack
Ken Wingard is celebrating Hallmark Channel’s Original Movie, “Valentine in the Vineyard,” by making his own heart wine rack. To save time, have the hardware store pre-cut your wood into a heart shape. When done, the rack will be a great holder for your special celebration wines.
Best Humidifiers for Your Home
Kym Douglas is introducing you to her favorite humidifiers that will help make you breathe easier at home.
VicTsing Cool Mist Humidifier, $39.99, Amazon.com
Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier, $13.99, RiteAid.com
MistAire XL Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, $39.99, Target.com
UrPower Square Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier, $28.99, Amazon.com
Health Benefits of Sugar Cane
Shirley Bovshow is breaking down the health benefits of sugar cane. She explains that sugar cane juice is low in glycemic and also nutritious. She compares sugar cane juice to wheat grass juice. If you want to grow your own sugar cane plant, you need to make sure you live in a hot and humid environment.
Get more from Shirley at FoodieGardener.com
Rachael Leigh Cook
Actress Rachael Leigh Cook visits Home & Family to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Valentine in the Vineyard,” that premieres Saturday, February 2nd at 8/7c. She also talks about family life, raising her two children with husband, Daniel Gillies.
Tocino Pork Belly
Executive chef Devin Hashimoto is in the kitchen making a tasty pork belly with a homemade marinade, pickled amazu vegetables and an okinawan sweet potato puree. You can find good pork belly at your local butcher shop and he says the key is to make sure there is no skin on the top. To avoid the sweet potatoes getting too grainy, he cautions you to avoid over-boiling them.
Actor John Ratzenberger visits Home & Family to talk about his new movie, “The Incredibles 2,” which is now available through Disney Home Entertainment. He also discusses being the voice of Hamm the Pig in “Toy Story 4,” which opens in theaters this June. He shares that he gets recognized for his voice with young kids. He also reveals his passion for DIYs and talks about the last time he was on Home & Family where he made a rocking chair.
DIY Ombre Candles
Maria Provenzano has a beautiful DIY for Valentine’s Day, ombre candles! Use parchment paper to line the baking sheets when making the candles. Avoid the candle from hardening completely because you are going to need to cut it with a cookie cutter. If the candle cracks, just melt it all over again start over.