Actress Brooke D’Orsay stops by Home & Family to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Movie, “Miss Christmas,” which premieres Sunday, November 5th at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. In the movie, Brooke plays Holly Khun. The actress also talks about her own favorite holiday traditions and opens up that every year her entire family sponsors a family in need.
Sweet Potato French Toast
Celebrity chef Ashley Clay is in the kitchen making a breakfast favorite, but adding a Southern twist to it. Today, she is preparing sweet potato french toast with a homemade cranberry chutney. She also shares photos with some of her celebrity clients, including Ludacris, Lil’ Wayne and TI.
Melissa De La Cruz
Author Melissa De La Cruz sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about her book, “Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe,” which she calls a re-telling of a Jane Austen classic. Her book has been turned into a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, “Christmas in Angel Falls,” which you can catch when it premieres December 2nd at 9/8c. Melissa and her daughter even have small roles in the film.
Thanksgiving To-Go Boxes
Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is getting you ready for upcoming Thanksgiving, by showing you how to make your own to-go boxes for your dinner guests. You can start by purchasing regular to-go boxes at your local craft store or online. Afterwards, personalize them with paint pens, labels, and ribbons.
Recording artist Herb Albert performs the Christmas classic, “Santa Baby” for the audience and talks about his new album, “The Christmas Wish.”
Lifestyle expert Theodore Leaf is in the kitchen making a hearty and delicious beef bourguignon that will leave you wanting more. He offers up the advice that you should sear the beef in oil for 3 to 5 minutes until it is brown on both sides. After, cook on low for six hours or until it completely tender. When all done, pour over some fresh buttery egg noodles.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Actress and author Marilu Henner is joined by her husband, author Michael Brown to talk about Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Recently, the two were Vancouver, Canada, where Marilu fell in love with taking photos and even shares some of them with Mark and Debbie. Marilu also talks about her new boo, “Changing Normal,” currently available at bookstores everywhere. The husband and wife talk about staggering facts about lung cancer, including the fact 40,000 non-smokers are diagnosed every year and how lung cancer is the second most common cancer.
How to Create the Perfect Holiday Card
With the holidays quickly approaching, Mark is giving you some clever photography tips for that Christmas card photo. He advises you to take your photos in the morning, evening, or on a gloomy day to avoid sunlight glare. When done, stop by Walmart Photo Kiosk to get your photos printed out to place in holiday-themed stationary cards.
Ken Wingard teams up with Shirley Bovshow to bring you this stylish DIY for your plants. When done making the mid-century planter, Shirley introduces you to the Mother-In-Law Tongue plant, which requires little maintenance, just be cautious because the plant is toxic to cats and dogs if consumed.
Laura and Joey Izumikawa
Authors Laura Izumikawa sits down with Home & Family to talk about her children’s book, “Naptime with Joey,” which is available in bookstores everywhere. She is joined by her daughter, whom the book was named after, Joey.