Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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Alysisa Reiner

The actress Alysisa Reiner visits Home & Family to talk about the fifth season of “Orange is the New Black,” which is currently streaming on Netflix. Aside from acting, the actress also spends time volunteering with her daughter at prisons to help incarcerated mothers.

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DIY Summer Basket Bag

Orly Shani gets you ready for the summer weather by making your own basket bag using a straw basket, trim, hot glue gun, needle and thread. She recommends saving money by searching for basket totes at your local thrift store or even online. The entire cost of this DIY is only $5, compared to over $3,000 if you bought it at a high-end store.

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

Blue ribbon baker Marjorie Johnson is back in the kitchen making her award-winning blueberry cream cheese pie. She reveals that she won the Blue Ribbon for this pie during her second try making it! Once you are done baking, place the pie in the refrigerator to chill.

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Firework Photography Tips

With Fourth of July quickly approaching, avid photographer Mark Steines shows you some helpful tips on how to photograph the fireworks. He even takes the time to answer some of your social media questions about photographing fireworks.

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Lashana Lynch

Actress Lashana Lynch sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about her character Rosaline Capulet in the ABC series “Still Star-Crossed.” You can catch the show on Saturdays at 10/9c. She also talks about being such a fan of Shonda Rimes and what it was like filming the show in Spain.

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Foodie Beauty

Kym Douglas is giving you some delicious beauty products to try at home including fizz and bubble bath truffles and a banana face cream.

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BBQ Chicken Sliders

Chef Kevin Roberts is whipping up some delicious BBQ chicken sliders in the kitchen and giving you some tips on how to make them even better! This includes brining the chicken first, for a juicier taste. For a smokier flavor, add some soaked wood chips to the charcoal grill before putting the chicken on.

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Ask Shirley

Shirley Bovshow takes your questions for social media.

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DIY Firecracker Door Hang

Paige Hemmis is coming up with a fun DIY to help usher in Fourth of July!

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4th of July Pet Safety

Dr. Courtney Campbell visits Home & Family to give you some tips on how to help keep your pets safe this Fourth of July. This includes microchipping your pet and looking for signs that your pet has a hypersensitivity to loud noises.

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The Science of Bubbles

Dan Kohler is explaining the science of bubbles and even shows you how to make your own solution at home using baking powder, guar gum, rubbing alcohol, dish soap and water.

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