Friday, September 29th, 2017

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Jen Lilley Stops By - Home & Family

Jen Lilley

Actress Jen Lilley sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about her Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Harvest Love,” which premieres September 30th at 9/8c. Jen also opens up about child fostering. A year ago she fostered her first child and describes the process of working with the Department of Children and Family services. She gathered a lot of information first and took the classes they offered in preparation.

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Endive & Squash Salad - Home & Family

Endive and Squash Salad

Chef Antonia Lofaso of Scopa and Black Liquor Market restaurants returns to Home & Family and today she is preparing a delicious and healthy endive and squash salad. Since you will be cooking the squash beforehand, make sure it is fully cooled before adding into the salad.

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Herbal Tincture: Echinacea - Home & Family

Herbal Tincture: Echinacea

Shirley Bovshow is demonstrating how to grow your own echinacea at home. Before getting started, you should know that the plant needs to be exposed to light and cold temperature to germinate. When making tincture out of it, you can use all the parts of the plant. Before treating yourself with echinacea, you should ask your doctor if it is appropriate for you.

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Swim Team

Coach William McQuay is joined by his son, swimmer Michael McQuay and director Lara Stolman, where they talk to Mark and Debbie about “Swim Team,” a film dedicated to helping teach children with autism how to swim. If your child does have autism, it is very important to be patient with them. Find a swim coach or facility in your community that works with autistic children before signing up for swimming lessons.

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Dutch Baby - Home & Family

Nonnie’s Dutch Baby

Debbie is joined by food blogger and author of the cookbook, “Half Baked Harvest,” Tieghan Gerard to make a Dutch Baby. Tieghan calls in using FaceTime and instructs Debbie how to prepare the sweet treat. Before getting started you will need an oven safe cast iron skillet. When done, you can serve your Dutch Baby with whipped cream and fresh fruit and even maple syrup and edible flowers.

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Day of the Dead Pumpkins - Home & Family

DIY Day of the Dead Pumpkins

Hallmark artist Marceli Colato joins Home & Family to get into the Halloween spirit by decorating Day of the Dead pumpkins. Marceli advises you to start your pumpkin with a solid color base and use black paint pens to add shadows and dots. Decorate each pumpkin with flowers of the same color palette and you are done!

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Jackie Lee

Country singer, Jackie Lee talks about his music and what inspires him. The singer also opens up about what it was like to debut his music at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry in 2014. After, he performs for the audience.

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Old Hollywood Beauty

Kym Douglas is back with new beauty products to help you grab that old Hollywood glamour.

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Adrienne Houghton

Adrienne Houghton of the talkshow “The Real,” visits Home & Family to talk about the show. She also reveals what makes her assembled all-female talkshow stand out from the rest and that includes filming the show live, with bloopers and all!

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DIY Book Page Christmas Tree

Ken Winagard is in the Christmas Corner making a DIY book page Christmas tree, something that Mark shares he used to make with his mom when growing up. When you are done folding the book pages into a tree, add ribbon and embellishments for a more holiday feel.

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