Poinsettia Christmas Cookies
Creator of “The Hutch Oven,” Emily Hutchinson is in the kitchen making a tasty holiday treat of poinsettia Christmas cookies. She cautions you to avoid over-whipping the buttercream because it will become grainy. When done, she tops the cookies with sugar pearls for an extra beautiful touch.
The Making of a Hallmark Card
Maria Provenzano and Ken Wingard recently traveled to Hallmark headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri and learned what goes into making a Hallmark card. Maria calls the entire process fascinating and gets emotional because it was a dream come true. Meanwhile, Ken learned what goes into the creative process of putting a card’s messaging together.
DIY Log Reindeer
Paige Hemmis is taking wooden logs and turning them into outdoor Christmas decorations that resemble reindeer. The best part about this DIY project is the reindeer are easy to make, using only a handful of materials.
Co-host of “Extra” Renée Bargh sits down with Cameron and Debbie to talk about her career and some of her favorite interviews with Hallmark Channel stars.
Best Under Eye Treatments
Kym Douglas is back and introducing you to her favorite under eye treatments. She also shows you how easy it is to make your own under eye patches using peppermint tea, rosewater, rosehip oil and cotton rounds. She also recommends placing these patches into festive bags and giving them away as Christmas presents.
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Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast
Host of “One World Kitchen,” Vanessa Gianfrancesco is in the kitchen making a prosciutto wrapped stuffed chicken breast that would be perfect for any holiday table. Before getting started on the chicken, she roasts her cherry tomatoes. The secret ingredient with the tomatoes is vanilla extract, which helps add a nice sweetness to the dish. She describes this recipe as a caprese salad inside a chicken breast. She can also prep this dish ahead of time, place it in the freezer and cook it at a later time.
Shirley Bovshow is breaking down all things you want to know about eucalyptus. She explains some of the benefits of eucalyptus, including using the oil for soaps and teas. She also shows you how easy it is to make your own balm using beeswax, olive oil, eucalyptus oil and other essential oils. When done mixing, place the ingredients into an amber jar. Do not close the amber jar immediately as you run the risk of getting bacteria inside.
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Planning for Retirement
Senior Vice President of Physicians Mutual, Bob Gunia stops by to talk about ways you can start planning for retirement. He explains that most Americans will have to work past the age of 65 to maintain the same standard of living that they are used to. He also encourages you to ask yourself two of these important questions: are you financially prepared and emotionally prepared to retire?
Pimento Mac and Cheese
Author of “New Southern Table,” Whitney Miller is in the kitchen putting a twist on the classic mac and cheese dish. Her secret ingredient is pimento cheese, which contains cream cheese, making this dish even creamier. Whitney is a big fan of adding flavor on top of flavor, so she adds garlic to her cheese sauce. When done, she places panko bread crumbs on top to keep the dish more crisp and crunchy.
Baby’s First Christmas Photo Op
To celebrate baby’s first Christmas, Maria Provenzano is getting creative and making her own photo backdrop using a cardboard box and foam core. After she is done making the backdrop, she adds fun Christmas props from Hallmark Baby, including blankets and stuffed animals. The best part about Hallmark Baby products is that they never go out of style and can be handed down from generation to generation.