Brooke Burns and Dylan Neal Interview - Home & Family

Brooke Burns and Dylan Neal Interview

The stars of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie, “Gourmet Detective,” Brooke Burns and Dylan Neal sit down with Mark and Cristina to talk about their new movie. Dylan jokes that in real life he is a terrible cook, but plays a professional food expert in the movie! The two stars later join Cristina in the kitchen to make Shanti's Fattoush Salad. Brooke shares a funny story of how Dylan lit his hair on fire while filming with a blow torch; Home & Family actually has a video of the incident!

Don't miss Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie "Gourmet Detective" this Saturday, 9/8c

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DIY Yahtzee

Ken Wingard shows you how to make your very own Yahtzee game using just a handful of supplies! He gets some help from Dylan and Brooke and even makes his own Yahtzee scorecard.

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Jury Duty

Criminal Attorney/Legal Analyst/TV Host Darren Kavinoky educates Mark and Cristina about the importance of the jury system. He reiterates that the jury has the power to decide if a case wins or loses. Criminal trials use 12 jurors plus two to six alternates, depending on trial length. He goes on to explain the step-by-step guide of the jury process. Later he sets up a mock trial with the rest of Home & Family!

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“I’ll See You In My Dreams” Press Junket

Debbie Matenopoulos attends the press junket for the film “I”ll See You In My Dreams," which will be released in select cities on May 15th. Debbie explains that a junket is fast so you have to be ready. She was able to get Blythe Danner to talk about the encouragement of her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow to start dating again. Debbie also talks to Sam Elliot about strong family values and shares the importance of motherhood with Malin Akerman.

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Kira Soltanovich Interview

Actress and comedian Kira Soltanovich visits Home & Family to talk about the second season of TruTV’s “How to Be a Grown-Up.” Kira describes the demanding career of being a female stand-up comedian and balancing that with motherhood. Kira is fresh off just shooting her one-hour stand-up special that she performed while pregnant. The comedian also produced the entire show on her own. She also says her own family provides such great material.
Don't miss Kira on the season premiere of "How to be a Grown-Up" Tuesday, June 2nd, 10/9c on TruTV.

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Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake

The owner of Valerie’s Confections, Valerie Gordon is in the Home & Family kitchen to bake up a Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake. This particular cake has been around for 40 years! She reminds Cristina that the key to baking a chiffon cake is using egg yolk instead of butter. A baker’s trick that Valerie teaches Home & Family is cutting the edges off the cake in order to get a beautiful finishing when she spreads the whipped cream around it.

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Ask the Matts!

Matt Iseman and Matt Rogers take questions from Facebook. When it comes to blisters, Matt Iseman says you should not irritate them or pop them because it will heal faster. Put band-aids on the blisters to avoid more irritation to them. He also addresses a question about fire extinguishers and if they have an expiration date. Matt points out that a lot of them do and are labeled. Also check the pressure gauge every three to five years. Meanwhile, Matt Rogers answers that his family and more particularly his marriage are what he is most proud of.

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A Test to Prevent Unnecessary Vaccines

Laura Nativo is joined by veterinarian Dr. Patrick Mahaney to talk about animal vaccines. They both warn that over vaccinating your pets can cause harm to your dog’s health. She points out that VacciCheck reveals antibodies to viruses for dogs and the whole test will take 30 minutes. Even though it is only available for dogs at the moment, VacciCheck is working on a test for felines, as well. Laura had her own dog, Delilah tested and her immunity is very strong and she doesn’t need vaccinations until the following year.

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