Chefs Rich Rosendale and Vikki Krinsky Have a Cook-Off
Chefs Rich Rosendale and Vikki Krinsky stop by Home & Family to talk about their passion for food and decide to have a Mac ’N Cheese cook-off!  Each chef adds a twist to the traditional dish, making it healthier. Cristina joins in on the fun and makes her own version, while Rich prepares his completely vegan Mock ’n Cheese recipe.

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You can catch Chef Vikki on ‘Recipe Rehab’ on CBS.

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DIY Expert Tanya Memme Makes a Snow Globe Stocking Holder
Momtrepreneur and DIY expert Tanya Memme is back to show you how to make a DIY Snow Globe Stocking Holder. All the supplies can be found at your local craft store and cost as little as $5 to $10 to make. In the end, it is a great and affordable way to make your house that much more festive during the holidays.

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Creating a Warm and Cozy Atmosphere This Holiday Season
Want to create a more warm and cozy atmosphere for the winter? La-Z-Boy has the perfect Red Barrett Sofa for snuggling, and add knits and heavily textured items that will add warmth. Heavier curtains will help with heat insulation and darker lampshades will help diffuse bright light. Darker colored plants and flowers subconsciously warm up a room. You can also extend the life of your rug by having a summer rug and a winter rug to switch out.

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Warm up your family room for winter!

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Phillip Keen of 'Major Crimes' Chats About the Show
Actor Phillip Keene stops by to talk to Mark and Cristina about his hit drama on TNT, “Major Crimes” and his character, Buzz. Phillip also opens up about his past life as a flight attendant for Pan Am Airlines. He recounts how he still collects memorabilia from the airline and shows off some of his most valuable mementos.  

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Don't Miss 'Major Crimes' on TNT, Mondays 9/8c

Cristina Makes the Perfect Roast
Cristina shares her tips on making a tender and "joist" roast. Cristina has a lot of helpful pointers and Chef Vikki and Chef Rich offer some of their own tips. Important tools include the right roasting pan, thermometer, twine, and carving knife.

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Beauty Expert Kym Douglas Shows You How to Winterize Your Wardrobe
Beauty expert Kym Douglas shows you the “Winter White” fashions for New Year’s Eve. Kym suggests using white when accessorizing for a chic look this winter. You can also “winterize” your wardrobe by adding darker colors. Kym also suggests adding a little sparkle to your wardrobe, too.

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Toy Guy Chris Byrne Introduces Some Must-Have Toys
Toy Guy Christopher Byrne gives you the lowdown on the best toys to buy this year. Chris is the Content Director for TTPM ( and has more than 30-years in the toy industry. Chris knows what makes a hit toy and today, Chris shows you the toys that are sure to be a hit this Christmas.

My First Disney Princess Frozen, Amazon ($42.22)

Zoomer Dino, Amazon ($79.88)

Digi Birds Twinkle’s Trio-Set, Amazon ($38.99)

Spider Man 2 web slinging figure, Amazon ($35.79)

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Garden Designer Shirley Bovshow Shows You How to Trim a Christmas Tree
Garden designer Shirley Bovshow shows you how to find that perfect Christmas tree that will highlight all your ornaments. If the tree is too full, feel free to cut off branches to make more tiers. Shirley also gives a little history about the Christmas tree and how it became popularized by Queen Victoria in the late 1800’s.

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Dr. JJ Talks About New Moms Returning to Work
Pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein is back with helpful advice for new moms out there, including Debbie Matenopoulos, who Skypes in for the conversation. Dr. JJ encourages women to find or create their own support groups as soon as they find out they are pregnant. When new moms are ready to go back to work, Dr. JJ suggests always having extra stored milk handy because you never know when you will need it!

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