Rick Fox Stops By
Actor Rick Fox sits down with Debbie and guest host Rodney Peete to talk about his new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, "Morning Show Mysteries: Murder on the Menu,” which premieres Sunday, July 22nd at 9/8c. He brings a clip from the movie, which also stars Rodney’s wife, Holly Robinson Peete. Rick also shares that his daughter Sasha just graduated high school and is headed to Chapman University. Finally, he discusses what Christmas means to him.
Melted Snowman Bark
YouTube star and author of “Nerdy Nummies,” Rosanna Pansino is making a delicious holiday snack, melted snowman bark. Before getting started, she talks about what the holidays mean to she and her family. When it comes to making the bark, she recommends letting it set for up to 30 minutes before breaking them to eat. To hurry the process, you can also place the bark in the fridge to cool.
DIY Sugarplum Fairy Tablescape
Ken Wingard is getting into the holiday spirit by making his own sugarplum fairy tablescape inspired by “The Nutcracker.” Before getting started, decide on the color theme and work from there. To make it more whimsical, Ken sprays glue on the fake fruit and rolls it in glitter.
Get more from Ken at KennethWingard.com
How to Grow Allspice
Shirley Bovshow is giving you professional tips on how to grow allspice at home. The allspice tree is a subtropical plant that needs to grow in a warm climate, like South America and Mexico. If you plan on growing your own allspice plant, you must add a stake to the pot to keep the plant from falling over. Summertime is the best time to plant your allspice seeds, but when the weather gets colder, bring them inside. You will start seeing berries after five years of growing.
Get more from Shirley at EdenMakers.com
Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe
Actress Danica McKellar and actor Neal Bledsoe sit down with Debbie to talk about their Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Coming Home for Christmas,” which you can catch Sunday, July 15th at 8/7c. The two also discuss favorite holiday memories and what Christmas means to them.
Crock Pot Roast Chicken
Catherine McCord is in the kitchen making a crock pot roast chicken with sautéed brussels sprouts and bacon. This dish is super simple but you can also add whatever herbs you want to make it even more flavorful. For the best results, let the chicken rest for ten minutes before serving. You can also serve the crock pot chicken with tacos and salads during the week.
DIY Christmas Shadowbox
Paige Hemmis is taking memorabilia like photos and Christmas cards, along with embellishments and foam stickers to make a Christmas shadowbox to hang up as decoration for the holidays.
2018 Christmas Trends
Creative Trend Forecaster at Hallmark Cards, Melissa Donoho stops by Home & Family to talk about the Christmas trends to look out for this year. Part of Melissa’s job is traveling the world and observing various trends that are currently happening. She says to be on the look out for nostalgia and tradition when it comes to 2018 Christmas presents. She also suggests making gift wrapping a family activity.
Maria Provenzano is making one of her favorite kinds of cookies, madeleines. She explains that you should not be intimidated by the technique when whipping up these kind of cookies. She is making two flavors: hot chocolate and Christmas spiced. The trick to succeeding when making madeleines is adding eggs in the batter first before all the other ingredients. Folding in the ingredients will make the cookies light and puffy.
Holiday Fashion Dilemmas
Lawrence Zarian is taking questions from Home & Family viewers about upcoming holiday fashion dilemmas and how to fix them.
LOOK #1 (From Macys.com)
- Lauren Ralph Lauren Metallic Cold Shoulder Ruched Dress
- Nina Strappy Embellished Evening Sandals
LOOK #2 (From Zara.com)
- Zara Ara Boucle 60’s/90’s Inspired Fringed Sweater
- Zara Skinny Jeans
- Hispanitas Pointy-Toe Ballerina Pump Pilgram Buckle Shoe, With Block Heel
- INC Black Fringe Earrings
LOOK #3 (From Macys.com)
- DKNY Shadow Sequined T-Shirt
- INC Grey Hooded Open Front Cardigan
- Vince Camuto Black Classic Flat Front Dress Slacks
- Vince Camuto Pointed-Toe Shootie