Friday, September 20th, 2019

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Molasses Glazed Zucchini Cake - Home & Family

Molasses Glazed Zucchini Cake
Pastry Chef and Author of “Delightful Desserts” Jane Soudah is with Ali preparing a delicious and nutritious cake featuring zucchini! Jane includes the Indian spice Garam Masala in this recipe which is a mixture of cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, coriander and black pepper.
One tip is to buy whole zucchini and use a box grater to shred it for the mixer, don’t buy prepared zucchini zoodles.

Get the Full Recipe for the Molasses Glazed Zucchini Cake >>

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Morgan Kohan Interview - Home & Family

Morgan Kohan Interview
Debbie sits down with Morgan Kohan of the Hallmark Movies Now original series, “When Hope Calls.” The two talk about Morgan’s character Lillian, who is Grace’s sister. Lillian runs an orphanage in Brookfield and she is trying to bring lots of love and strength to the children in her care. Morgan talks about an orphanage inspection in an upcoming episode, and shares a clip from the show. She also explains that a new character, Sam, has come to Brookfield and may mean trouble for her connection with Gabriel. Morgan talks about how she met her real-life boyfriend Drew and describes their romantic beginnings.

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DIY Aromatherapy
Kym Douglas has two soothing DIYs today featuring aromatherapy. Studies show that the ’scent’ sense is the strongest sense we have. Kym likes to incoporate aromatherapy into her life both at night and also during the day. Kym’s first DIY are necklaces made of clay shapes that hold the scent of essential oils. Next up is a chemical-free home spray which utilizes water, alcohol-free witch hazel, and essential oil. These are easy to assemble and make great gifts!

Get the Instructions for the DIY Aromatherapy Necklace and Home Spray >>

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John Michael Higgins
Actor and host of game show “America Says” John Michael Higgins joins Debbie and Ali to talk about his fun show which has recently gone into syndication! John also talks about his acting career, which started on the stage and includes some unfortunate missteps, including riding a tricycle into the orchestra pit during one production. He discussed the research he did for his role in “Best in Show” which entailed attending a local dog show and pretending to be a dog trainer to gather information.

Check your local listings for “America Says.”

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Ask Shirley: Fall Garden Tips - Home & Family

Ask Shirley
Shirley has lots of answers for fall-related garden questions! First, mums are hearty perennials but shop carefully. If you are using for fall decor, a plant with closed buds will last for about 8 weeks. If you want instant color, purchase a mum in full bloom but know it will last for about 3 weeks. Be sure to water right on the soil, and not on the blooms as this can cause rot, and remember to water daily! Shirley demonstrates how pinching is a type of pruning that promotes plants to grow more lateral stems and become fuller.

Get more great tips from Shirley at

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Shrimp Cakes & Sauce Louis - Home & Family

Shrimp Cakes
Brad Miller, Chef and Host of “Food Truck Nation” joins Debbie in the kitchen to make a crispy and delicious recipe! To start, shrimp paste and fish sauce make up the base of the mixture.

Other ingredients include bell peppers, lemon juice, chives and tarragon. Don’t forget the Tabasco for a kick. One tip is to put this in the refrigerator for 45 minutes for the mix to set up. Once fried, the shrimp cakes get topped with a Sauce Louis. You can catch Brad season 2 of “Food Truck Nation” on Cooking Channel.

Get the recipe for the Shrimp Cakes >>

You can follow Brad on Instagram @ChefBradMiller

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Overlooked Medicare Benefits - Home & Family

Overlooked Medicare Benefits
Senior Vice President Bob Gunia of Physicians Mutual sits down with Debbie and Ali to take a closer look at the different components of Medicare. Bob shares that seniors can frequently miss benefits that are available to them. For example, when you first register you are eligible for a “Welcome to Medicare” Preventive Visit, and also for yearly wellness visits after 12 months. There are also Diabetes Prevention programs as well for managing care. Bob talks about how important it is to have a supplemental policy to cover the gap between what Medicare covers and what the recipient is responsible for. Get familiar with what Medicare is about, plan to make time for a decision, and finally find the right company for your policy.

Get more Medicare Insights now >>

For more information please visit

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DIY Zen Rope Rug
Ken Wingard shows you an easy and inexpensive way you can happily greet your feet. Making free-flowing lines gives a more zen look to the rug. Play with light and dark rope tones to add variety. Ken recommends using fray check, a sealant that prevents fraying and dries clear.

Get the instructions for the Rug >>

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Sausage and Hash Brown Casserole
Chef and Co-owner of Grub restaurant Betty Fraser is whipping up a filling and hearty breakfast recipe, Sausage and Hash Brown Casserole. This “breakfast lasagna” starts with preparing a homemade tomato jam, and features ground pork or turkey sausage and of course, hashbrowns. One tip is to toast flour for the roux for an elevated flavor. Betty advises that you can use whatever cheese you prefer!

Get the recipe for the Sausage and Hash Brown Casserole >>

Get more from Betty @chefbettyfraser

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Our Favorite Fall Finds
Shirley, Ali, Debbie and Kym each share one of their favorite finds with the Home & Family audience!

All-in-one razor:

TRTL Adjustable Travel Neck Pillow,

Corn Kernel Remover,

No Boundaries $17 Jeans,

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Adoption Ever After - Amy - Home & Family

Adoption Ever After
Meet Chuck, a 3 year old Australian cattle dog! He is intelligent, loves to learn and is well trained with a leash. He has lots of fun energy and loves to play, but is also great around children. He is located in Kansas City in the Humane Society of Greater Kansas. Please visit for more information on this beautiful dog. Finally, joining Larissa on the show today is Amy, a Pekinese mix who is 5 years old. Amy was rescued from China, and is looking for an affectionate forever home and comfortable laps to sit on! You can get more information about Amy at