Holly Robinson Peete
Holly Robinson Peete of Hallmark Channel’s “Meet the Peetes” sits down with Cameron and Debbie to talk about the show’s Christmas special that premieres tonight at 7/6c. She also talks about her own love for the holidays and what it is like being part of Hallmark Channel’s first family Christmas special. She brings a clip from the special, which features she and Ryan decorating the Christmas tree. She even gives you a sneak peek of this year’s Peete family Christmas card photo.
Vermont Maple Pecan Pie
Executive chef of Tre Rivali restaurant, Heather Terhune is in the kitchen baking a mouth-watering Vermont maple pecan pie. She says the key to the perfect pie is to make sure all the ingredients are cold, including freezing the flour. If you are not a fan of pecans, you can always turn this dessert into a maple sugar pie.
DIY Christmas Table Runner
Orly Shani is getting into the holiday spirit by showing you how to put together a Christmas table runner. Before getting started, make sure you have placemats and ribbon that matches your color theme. Before cutting, lay out the design as you see it on the table. Attach all the materials on the table using velcro and double-stick tape.
Host of “Extra,” Tanika Ray visits Home & Family to talk about the entertainment program. Before getting started, Debbie congratulates Tanika for the show’s 25th anniversary. Cameron credits Tanika for teaching him everything he needed to know about being an entertainment host as he learned from their time working together in New York. Tanika also shares stories about some of her favorite Hallmark Channel stars she has interviewed in the past, including Lacey Chabert, Tatyana Ali and Dondré T. Whitfield.
Christmas Plant Care
Shirley Bovshow is giving you tips on how to care for your Christmas plants. This includes removing the lower leaves from poinsettias before placing them in vases, also burning the ends of the stems to keep the sap from leaking. To enjoy holly for a long period of time, plant it in a container that is twice the size of the original container it came in.
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Gaby Dalkin of “What’s Gaby Cooking,” is in the kitchen making a mouth-watering Italian dish of lasagna bolognese with homemade basil vinaigrette. She says adding the vinaigrette to the recipe gives the lasagna an extra-pop of flavor. The best part is that you can freeze the dish uncooked and then pop it in the oven when it is time to serve.
State Flower Christmas Decor Balls
Author of “Christmas with the First Ladies,” Coleen Christian Burke is making decorative balls using your state’s official flower. When she is done making the balls, she uses them as a festive centerpiece. This DIY was influenced by First Lady Pat Nixon’s White House decorations in the 70’s.
The Little Angels Project
Larissa Wohl is joined by Darlene Geekie to talk about The Little Angels Project that Darlene founded. The two discuss how the organization helped animals during the recent Southern California fires. This project even started a makeshift hospital for injured animals who had escaped the Malibu fires. Darlene also discusses the level of human comfort she and her staff were able to provide to the animals that were traumatized from the fires.
Affordable Christmas Gifts
The family members are introducing you to affordable and creative presents to check out this holiday season.
1. Mueller Onion Chopper Pro, Amazon.com, $22.97
2. Personalized Tank Top, PuppiesMakeMeHappy.com, $48
3. Paw Print Frame Ink Kit, Amazon.com, $19.99
4. Microfleur 5” Flower Press, microfleur.com $29.99
5. Samsung Galaxy J7 Smartphone, ConsumerCellular.com, $180
6. Doro 7050 Flip Phone, ConsumerCellular.com, $50
David Archuleta Performs
Singer David Archuleta hits the Home & Family stage to perform his Christmas song, “Christmas Every Day.”