Friday, July 27th, 2018

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Niall Matter Interview - Home & Family

Niall Matter

Actor Niall Matter sits down with Debbie and guest host Curtis Stone to talk about his Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie, “Aurora Teagarden Mystery: The Disappearing Game,” which you can watch Sunday, July 29th at 9/8c. The actor also talks about his childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Canada before going to film school to study acting.

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Tropical Pavlova - Home & Family

Tropical Pavlova

Chef and owner of “Maude” and “Gwen” restaurants Curtis Stone is in the kitchen preparing a delicious dessert, tropical pavlova. He tops the dish with coconut whipped cream. To get a perfectly round pavlova, he recommends drawing a circle on parchment paper and placing the meringue along the lines.

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DIY Kids Carport

Ken Wingard is helping you stay organized by making a kids carport. When done you have a storage space for your bikes, cars and wheelie toys.

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Jon Gordon

Best selling author Jon Gordon visits Home & Family to talk about his book, “The Power of a Positive Team.” Jon hopes that the book can teach families how to work together to be stronger than ever.

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How to Care for Hibiscus - Home & Family

How to Care for Hibiscus

Shirley Bovshow is giving you insider tips on how to care for hibiscus plants.

Tips For Hibiscus Care:

Hardy Hibiscus:
· Survives planted in ground in cold climate areas to -30 degrees
· Dies back to the ground in winter but reemerges in late spring/early summer and blooms until frost. Make sure to cut it back prior to winter months. The snow works as “insulation”
· Hardy hibiscus is ideal for Northern gardens!
Tropical Hibiscus:
· Outdoor plant mild winter areas or indoor plant

When properly cared for, a hibiscus can last 50 years
Water before and after using fertilizer
Measure 6” from the tip of the stem, cut below leaf
Cut Hibiscus will grow roots within one week
Plant the cutting in a mixture of potting soil and sand

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“Off the Block”

Ross Mathews and Marissa Jaret Winokur visit Home & Family to talk about their show, “Off the Block” which you can catch every Friday at 5pm ET/2pm PT on Facebook Watch. Their friendship first formed when they were on “Celebrity Big Brother” together, where Marissa won the entire competition.

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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Mud Pie

Chef and author “Fresh” Donal Skehan is making a decadent dessert of dark chocolate hazelnut mud pie with homemade chocolate sauce. If you aren’t a fan of hazelnuts, you can always top the mud pie off with almonds or fresh fruit.

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DIY Present Tree - Home & Family

DIY Present Tree

Paige Hemmis is taking plywood and turning it into a festive tree made out of your Christmas presents. Get your plywood rounds at the hardware store, already cut to avoid hard labor.

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Angus Kennedy

Author of “Bittersweet: The Life & Times of the World’s Leading Chocolate Taster,” Angus Kennedy sits down with Home & Family to talk about his career. He also discusses ruby chocolate, which is the first new chocolate in 80 years. He even brings a plate of chocolate for the family members to try.