Friday, February 23rd, 2018

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James Brolin

Actor James Brolin sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about his Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Royal Hearts,” which premieres Saturday, February 24th at 9/8c. James also discusses his CBS comedy, “Life in Pieces,” where he has also taken over direction for a few episodes.

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Duck Confit Orecchiette

Executive chef David Codney of The Belvedere at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills is in the kitchen today preparing duck confit orecchiette. He also points out that if you are not a fan of duck, you can always substitute in shredded chicken thighs. When you are done, garnish the plate with parmesan cheese and olive oil.

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DIY Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Maria Provenzano is helping you stay accountable for your acts of kindness with this advent calendar. If you can’t find a macrame ring for this DIY, you can always use an embroidery ring.

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Darina Allen

Chef and best-selling author of “Grow Cook Nourish” Darina Allen is in the kitchen making a Spanish favorite, tortillas a la patata.

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DIY Sealed Bottle Garden

Shirley Bovshow is turning a bottle into a garden and showing you how to do it at home. Before getting started, she recommends purchasing horticulture charcoal and pea gravel to help with drainage and PH balance. Make sure you plant enough soil to get all of the plants roots covered. You know your plants are growing when you only see condensation in the morning and night.

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Dorothy the Organizer

Dorothy Breininger, also known as Dorothy the Organizer, is showing you some helpful tips when it comes to organizing your laundry room. She advises you to take on the PET method: plan, eliminate and tackle. To make your life clutter-free, she also implements the one in and one out rule.

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Dried Bean Basics

Author of “Clean Proteins,” Kathy Freston visits Home & Family to talk about dried beans basics. She explains that thin skinned beans benefit from a non-soaking approach and thicker skinned beans such as navy and kidney beans benefit from soaking. Finally, remember that beans are a great source of protein, complex carbs and fiber.

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Timeless Fashion from Season to Season

Lawrence Zarian is introducing you to some great fashions that you can wear from season to season. Ideas include a universal thread denim jacket and a wrap jacket that you can tie around your waste when the weather gets warmer.

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Teaching Kids and Kindness and Inclusion

Executive director at “Care Fair LA,” Donna Tetreault sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about how to teach your children about kindness and inclusion. She encourages parents to practice the act of kindness to their kids daily and to express empathy.