Beau Bridges Interview

Actor Beau Bridges stops by Home & Family to talk about his new movie “Underdog Kids” with Mark and Cristina. The movie is now available on DVD and On Demand and he brings a clip for the audience to enjoy. In real life, Beau is part of an acting family, being the brother of Jeff Bridges and the son of the late Lloyd Bridges. The actor also played basketball for UCLA and was coached by the famous John Wooden and shares some of his athlete stories with the show.

Cristina Cooks!

Cristina is in the kitchen baking Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Oatmeal Date Bars. Cristina offers up the tip of controlling the amount of salt in the recipe by using unsalted butter. Your butter should be at room temperature in order for the batter be smooth. Make sure to remove the pits from the dates, as well.
Don't miss the two-hour season premiere of "Cedar Cove," Saturday, July 18th, 8/7c

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DIY Wall Tapestry

Paige Hemmis is back to show you how to make your own wall tapestry. Paige goes on to explain that tapestry refers to any type of fabric you would display on a wall. Beau mentions that his own daughter, Emily is getting married so he could use some helpful decorating ideas from the lifestyle expert. Cristina jokes that the Home & Family house available if he needs a venue! Paige’s entire DIY is only $15.

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Jon Lindstrom Interview

Actor Jon Lindstrom chats about his role on the hit HBO series “True Detective” starring alongside Vince Vaughn, who Jon has formed a friendship with. Jon also discusses his first encounter with co-star Rachel McAdams which was very flattering because she admitted to being such a big fan of his work. Jon is constantly staying busy and the film he directed and acted in “How We Got Away With It” is now available on Amazon and iTunes.
Don't miss "True Detective," Sundays, 9PM on HBO.

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Tips to Keep Summer Produce Fresh

Food Scientist Dan Kohler is in the Home & Family kitchen to talk about how to keep summer produce fresh. He advises you to allow the fruit to fully ripen on your counter before refrigerating. Tomatoes should be treated the same way. Cantaloupe, galia and sharlyn will continue to ripen and should not be refrigerated, but watermelon can be placed in a refrigerator immediately. Meanwhile, herbs can be stored in your fridge with a damp paper towel.

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3D Oculus Surgical Theater

Mark and Cristina sit down with Dr. Neil Martin from the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA School of Medicine to discuss Surgical Theater (SNAP). He is joined by brain surgery patient, Lucas Deines. Wearing the Oculus headset allowed Dr. Martin to virtually enter Lucas’s brain and identify the tumor. Lucas credits Dr. Martin and this new technology to saving his life and his sight.

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Summer Work Fashion

Debbie Matenopoulos discusses the latest fashions for work, now that the weather has gotten warmer. Debbie says that sundresses with high necklines are hip, because you can layer them any way you want. While sleeved jumpsuits are cute and loose and you can pair with chunky jewelry. Finally, medium length skirts are making a comeback and when you pair it with a white shirt, it can be contemporary and fashionable.

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DIY Gold Foil Decor

Maria Provenzano is back to show you how make Gold Foil Decor. Gold foil accents add warmth to a room all year round. Maria points out during the DIY, when you are done applying the foil, let it dry completely (may take up to 45 minutes) before adding the concealer. Maria even adds a little Gold Foil Decor to beach bags and purses. The entire DIY will cost you up to $15.

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Ask Shirley

Shirley Bovshow is back to answer some of your Facebook questions. From dealing with wet climates to trimming plants, Shirley has you covered!

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