Stef Dawson Interview

Actress Stef Dawson chats with Mark and Cristina about her new movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" which opens November 20th. Before auditioning for the film, Stef was a huge fan of the books and had really hoped she could get the part of Annie. Stef says she should have been nervous about acting side-by-side with such a talented cast, including Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson, but instead, they all became as close as a family.

Chef Phil Kastel - Home & Family

Chorizo Mac and Cheese

Chef Phil Kastel joins Cristina in the kitchen to cook up his mac and cheese with a kick. Phil also serves as vice president of Culinary Public School. He then prepares pumpkin coffee cheesecake and brussel sprout mashed potatoes with bacon. When it comes to an added texture for the mac and cheese, he tops it with potato chips.

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De-Cluttering Your Life - Home & Family

Blissful Organization

Sophie Uliano and Kym Douglas pair up to help you de-clutter your home. Kym inspired this segment since she is moving from the country back into the city and realized her new place doesn’t have as much space. She enlists the help of Sophie, who says you should make two piles when packing, one for keeping and one for discarding. Sophie suggests that every single item should be held and you should ask if it brings you bliss. You should also focus on how you are going to organize your items to make more room.

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Coach Charming

Bill Alverson of TLC’s “Coach Charming” talks to Home & Family about his job as a pageant coach. Bill has coached hundreds of ladies for pageants and says confidence comes from preparation and that is where his job comes in. His main goal is to have each contestant realize who they are and their potential. He then “coaches” Kym, Tanya and Debbie as if they were about to enter their own pageant.
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DIY Embellished Shoes for Women and Kids

Orly Shani and Tanya Memme team up to show you how to make your own embellished shoes without breaking the bank! It is a great DIY to do with children and encourage them to get creative. The entire DIY will only cost you $10-$30, as opposed to spending $500 and up if you bought the shoes at a high-end retail shop.

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Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta - Home & Family

Cristina Cooks!

Cristina is back in the kitchen preparing short ribs in a slow cooker with polenta. The key to this successful dish is cooking it slow and low for eight hours in the slow cooker. She points out that when you slow cook the meat, it saves time and electricity. It is also the perfect dish for someone with a very busy schedule.

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Ford Warriors in Pink Presents the 2015 Apparel Collection

Home & Family brings you a fashion show featuring all the Ford Warriors in Pink 2015 apparel collection. Each model is a cancer survivor and talk about their experience and survival. Mark and Cristina are wearing their own scarves and ties from the collection.

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New Baby Products

Dr. JJ is back to introduce Debbie Matenopoulos to a whole new list of baby products to help parents at night. These items will especially help if children suffer from night terrors, a very common problem for children ages 2-12.

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Do It Yourself Studded Lamp - Home & Family

DIY Studded Lamp Shade

Paige Hemmis and Ken Wingard team up to show you how to update your lamp’s look by adding studs to it. When you repurpose an old lampshade, you save money and get a fresh new look at the same time! A retail designer lamp with studs can cost you over $100, but when you make it yourself, it will cost you only $10-$20.

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