Friday, March 15th, 2019

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Julie Gonzalo Visits - Home & Family

Julie Gonzalo

Actress Julie Gonzalo sits down with Cameron and Debbie to talk about the premiere of her Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Flip That Romance,” which you can catch this Saturday, March 16th at 8/7c. She jokes that this is the perfect movie for fans of Home & Family since it involves home design. She brings a clip from the movie. The actress takes a moment to open up about about her love for her rescue dogs, too!

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Mushroom and Beef Stuffed Cakes - Home & Family

Mushroom and Beef Stuffed Potato Cakes

Stuart O’Keeffe is making delicious mushroom and beef stuffed potato cakes just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. To save time, you can prepare them ahead of time and place them in the freezer and take them out when it is time to cook! When he is done, he tops the cakes with sour cream.

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Spring Tulip Wreath Three Ways

Ken Wingard is ushering in spring with these festive wreaths using tulips. Today he is making a wreath with rain boots, one with a watering can and finally, he makes a novelty wreath called a carrot tulip wreath.

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Beauty Lifesavers

Kym Douglas is here to save the day with your day-to-day beauty dilemmas by introducing you to her favorite “lifesaver” products!

PRODUCT #1 - PEACE OUT Acne Healing Dots, $19,
PRODUCT #2 – Shiseido Daiya Fude Face Duo, $40,
PRODUCT #3 - Stedi Pedi, $29.95,

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The Power of Advocacy - Home & Family

The Power of Advocacy

Senior Vice President of Physicians Mutual Bob Gunia visits Home & Family to discuss the power of advocacy when it comes to retirement and transitioning your health care needs. He expresses the importance of finding someone you can trust to support you, as well as having the expertise in the field. He advises that before getting started with finding an advocate, aim to have an understanding of the subject matter yourself.

Get More Information About the Power of Advocacy Here >>

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Strawberry Poppyseed Buns - Home & Family

Strawberry Poppyseed Buns

Brian Hart Hoffman takes a delicious recipe from his cookbook, “Bake From Volume Scratch Volume 3,” strawberry poppyseed buns. The secret ingredient is using freeze dried strawberries, put them in a food processor and then watch them turn to powder. If you use real strawberries, they will add moisture to the buns, making them soggy. He also shows you how to make your own strawberry cream cheese, strawberry cardamom sugar and strawberry cream cheese frosting.

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Moss Topiary

Ken Wingard is showing you how to make your own moss topiary. Start with a standard dowel and stain it. When it comes to adding the moss to the styrofoam balls, use a dab of hot glue to attach it. It is important to know that your styrofoam should be all different sizes. If the balls are moving around on the dowel, secure them with hot glue.

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How to Grow Raspberries

Shirley Bovshow is giving you professional tips on how to grow your own raspberries. If you start planting raspberries today, by summertime, your vines will be full of berries at the tips. She is also introducing you to a variety of raspberry plants that you can grow. Before getting started, purchase a big planter and fill it with acidic soil. It is also important to not add fertilizer directly on the roots, because it will burn them.

Get more information about how to grow raspberries here >>

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DIY Christmas Cottage Stocking Holders

DIY Cottage Stocking Holders

Maria Provenzano is getting into the holiday spirit by making DIY cottage stocking holders in Home & Family’s Christmas Corner. Maria was inspired by Hallmark Channel’s Original Movie, “The Christmas Cottage,” which you can watch Friday, March 15th at 8/7c. The first step is finding a wooden birdhouse that you can find at a craft store. By staining it, you give the birdhouse a rich look when placing on your mantle. To make the holders look even cozier and smell like Christmas, she adds cinnamon sticks and star anise.

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Adoption Ever After

NAME: Sergio
LOCATION: California
RESCUE: Leave No Paws Behind

NAME: Guinness (cat)
LOCATION: Pasadena, California
RESCUE: Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA