Mark McKinney Interview

The comedic actor talks about his new NBC comedy, “Superstore,” which airs Mondays at 8/7c. He explains that the chemistry was instant with his cast and it makes his job that much more fun. Mark has a long history in comedy, from the sketch comedy show, “The Kids in the Hall” to the iconic “Saturday Night Live.” Growing up, Mark was the son of a Canadian diplomat and he was raised all over the world. It was that kind of childhood that helped Mark develop a variety of accents as a kid.

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Chef Bruce Kalman Cooks!

The head chef of Pasadena’s Union Restaurant is in the Home & Family kitchen whipping up some Homemade Baked Ziti. He explains that when you make your own pasta, the taste is bolder. When preparing the ziti, make sure you don’t overcook your tomato sauce or else it will lose its flavor and taste bitter. The dish is a huge hit with the crowd!

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Update Your Workout Clothes

Orly Shani is going to show you how you can update your entire workout wardrobe for under five dollars! Workout wear can cost up to $110 in a retail store. Orly takes bright ecstatic strands that she adds to her sports bra and takes reflector ribbon to add to workout jackets. Orly also takes reflector tape and irons it on to pants, adding a safety feature to your pants. When adding the tape, just remember to hang dry the pants after, instead putting them in a dryer.

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Ask the Host

Mark and Cristina gather around to answer your questions for Facebook.

Karen David Interview

Karen David sits down with Mark and Cristina to talk about her series, “Galavant, which airs Sundays, 8/7c on ABC. Before making it as an actress, Karen had a top 4 hit in the UK with her 2003 single, “It’s Me (You’re Talking To).” In real life, Karen is a hopeless romantic and describes the feeling of first meeting her her now husband, Carl and shares their very unique proposal story. After her interview, Karen performs a song for the audience.

The Gut/Brain Connection for Weight Loss

Integrative Neurologist Kulrett Chaudhardy MD talks to Home & Family about the connection between our gut and brain. She goes on to explain that Ayurvedic Medicine aims to prevent and treat disease by balancing the mind, body and spirit. She introduces Mark and Cristina to a gut healing tea that contains cumin, coriander and fennel seeds.

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DIY Hand Painted Animal Mugs

Tanya Memme shows you how to make these whimsical mugs by using glass mugs, stencils, rubbing alcohol, tape and paint pens. She reminds you to make sure your mugs are clean and free of dust before painting. Bake the mugs at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and then you are done. The best part is that the mugs are dishwasher safe and easy to clean. This entire DIY will cost you two dollars!

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Red Carpet Makeup for Drug Store Prices

Debbie Matenopoulos teams up with celebrity make-up artist Michelle Quaranta to show you how to get the red carpet look for a fraction of the cost. She points out that some celebrities pay up to $5,000 to get their make-up done for awards show, but the makeup formula is the same that you can find at your local drug store. Michelle encourages you to experiment with makeup and don’t be afraid to blend colors.

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Pet Bathing Hacks

Laura Native gives you some pointers when it comes to bathing animals. She advises you to avoid using the hose outside on your dog, especially during this cold weather. She recommends putting an old towel down in the tub, so the dogs feel more secure. Adding cotton balls to your pet’s ears can help avoid infection. She also suggests blending the shampoo with warm water, so it is more soothing on their skin.

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