Chocolate Orange French Macarons
Pastry chef Jane Soudah from Eveleigh restaurant is in the kitchen making a sweet treat of macarons with homemade orange chocolate filling. Remember to add gel food coloring instead of liquid, to avoid changing the texture. Finally, when done filling them, chill the macarons for over 12 hours.
DIY Fruity Placemats
Maria Provenzano is making colorful placemats that are perfect for summertime outdoor dinners. She uses hot glue or fabric glue when attaching the designs. She recommends using Fabric-Tac if you plan on washing your placemats in a washing machine after each use.
Jennifer Flavin-Stallone is introducing Home & Family to her skincare line, Serious Skincare, currently available at Evine.com. Her product stands out because each ingredient works for your skin, the prices are reasonable and the company listens to its customers. She also opens up about her 22 year marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone, which she says is based on a foundation of forgiveness.
Hallmark Channel Renovation Fever Reveal
Paige Hemmis and Ken Wingard are bringing you the big Hallmark Channel Renovation Fever reveal! Each room has the perfect mix of styles when it comes to furniture and color. Step by step, Paige and Ken walk you through the home renovation that they completed with the help of Ballard Designs.
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Common Shelter Illnesses
Larissa Wohl is joined by veterinarian Dr. Courtney Campbell to talk about common illnesses you will find from shelter pets. This includes kennel cough, intestinal parasites and cherry eyes. They also discuss ways to help treat your pets for these illnesses after you take them home from a shelter.
Adoption Ever After
NAME: DOG- WILLOW
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
RESCUE: I Stand with my pack
NAME: CAT- YOGI
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA
RESCUE: Animal Rescue New Orleans
Chef Toya Boudy is back making a sweet treat of strawberry bread with a homemade glaze. Don’t be afraid if the bread dough is thick, it will spread out evenly once it bakes with the strawberries. She smashes the strawberries into the glaze to make it smoother. This is a great time to make this recipe because strawberries are in season, but she also recommends substituting peaches, if you desire.
DIY Beach Towel Quilt
Orly Shani is turning towels into a fun summertime beach towel with just a handful of materials. The original idea for this DIY came from her collection of old beach towels that she wanted to find a way to re-use. When cutting up the towels, the width should stay the same every time so they match evenly when sewing. Attach the towels together using a generous amount of fabric glue.
Best selling author Ben Courson sits down with Home & Family to talk about his book, “Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness.” The pastor travels the world spreading the message of hope. He describes the word “optimisfit” as a hopeless optimist who doesn’t fit in. He also discusses the importance of finding a “squad,” which he describes as a group of like-minded friends. He hopes his readers take away the message of hope when they are done reading his book.
How to Grow Heirloom Tomatoes
Shirley Bovshow is giving you tips on how to grow heirloom tomatoes at home. She explains that an heirloom tomato is a variety of tomato that has only been pollinated by nature. When growing, remember that these tomatoes need a minimum of 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Water the plants once a day and plant the tomatoes two feet apart in your garden. Heirloom tomatoes stand out because they are are the most flavorful.
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DIY Outdoor Lanterns
Paige Hemmis is showing you the perfect addition to any outdoor party, DIY lanterns. To save time, she recommends asking your hardware store to cut the wood dowels for you for your lanterns. She also cautions you to only use battery-operated candles, since real candles would be a fire hazard.