The Best Roast Prime Rib
Host of “America’s Test Kitchen,” Julia Collin Davison shows you how to prepare a delicious and perfect prime rib. When shopping, look for a prime-grade or choice beef with an untrimmed fat cap, which is crucial for flavor. She recommends leaving the prime rib in the oven to continue cooking after turning it off to get the juiciest meat.
Create An Award-Winning Garden
Shirley Bovshow shows you how you can make your garden into an award-winning one! She discusses the Chelsea show which is a prestigious flower show in England. Shirley shows you the easy care it takes to incorporate two plants, the Sedum Atlantis, a succulent and perennial plant Agaphantus Ever Twilight into your own garden.
DIY Christmas Train Toy Chest
Ken Wingard shows you how to make aesthetically pleasing and adorable toy boxes. You can either use spray paint or brush on paint to paint the boxes, whichever you prefer.
Shaquill & Shaquem Griffin
Seattle Seahawks NFL players and authors Shaquill & Shaquem Grffin stop by to discuss their book, “Inseparable.” The pair talk about being the first twins in NFL history to play football for the same team. Shaquem opens up about having been born with amniotic band syndrome which led to having his hand amputated when he was four years old, and led to him becoming an advocate for those with limb differences. They also talk about the bond they built as brothers from a young age wanting to do everything together. They've grown from the support they’ve had through the years from their parents, and share that their dad has taught them the value of earning everything they strive for.
Peppermint Bark Shortbread Bites
Author of “The Cookie Book” Rebecca Firth shows you how to bake peppermint and chocolate into the perfect holiday cookie. She recommends rolling the dough into a log and placing it in the refrigerator for at least an hour which creates an easier time when cutting the dough into uniform cookie shapes and sizes.
DIY Cookie Cutter Candles
Maria Provenzano shows you how to make adorable candles using cookie cutters. To cut the shapes with the cookie cutter on beeswax, Maria heats up the cookie cutter with a heat gun (you can also use a blow dryer too.) She recommends putting on about four to five layers to sandwich the wick in the middle. Maria also shows you how to make candles using flake soy wax, as it starts to harden you can place the wicks in. She recommends using candle dye for different colors and not food coloring.
Heather Morris “The Dance Room” Podcast
Host of the “The Dance Room,” podcast Heather Morris visits to discuss how an audition led to working as a backup dancer for Beyoncé. She opens up about getting hired on "Glee" and taking time to spend with family. Heather also shares how she was inspired to make her podcast which focuses on commentating on dance.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
Host of “Gourmet Makes” and “Baking School” Claire Saffitz shows you how to make a tart with a blend of sweet and salty perfection. An easy tip she adds is to use a rolling pin over the edge of the tart pan to shear off excess dough. She suggests not going with dark chocolate with more than 70% cacao because it can cause the ganache to break. And for a kid friendly treat, she recommends using milk chocolate.
Financial Prep for the Holidays
Financial expert and best-selling author Dr. Lynn Richardson discusses tips on how to start building your holiday budget now. She starts off with eliminating at least half of your coffee budget, the gym membership you’re not using and premium cable channels you don’t watch, which can lead to saving over $1,000 by Christmas. You can also pick up extra shifts at work or take a side hustle. She talks about her practical approach to budgeting with her 10-10-30-50 budget formula, using 10% for Christmas budget, 10% savings/401K, 30% cash for incidentals, such as gas, groceries, etc, and lastly 50% in your checking account for bills. She also discusses smart shopping like waiting until after Christmas for higher discounts or shopping Black Friday. A safe shopping tip she also discusses is to use one credit card only to best monitor spending and theft.
For more information: LynnRichardson.com
Maria, Shirley, and Ken answer viewer mail. Maria shows you how to give your wax fruit a frosted look for decorating during the holidays. Shirley shows you how to keep your Basil plants going all summer long by harvesting your leaves from the top and keeping them fresh in a glass of water. Ken shows you a simple way to disguise your water heater with a DIY foyer table.