Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Gingerbread Cupcakes

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is in the kitchen celebrating Hallmark Publishing by baking up some gingerbread cupcakes. She is joined by author Keri F. Sweet and director Stacey Donovan to talk more about Hallmark E-books and describe how they give an extended look to movies. You can find Hallmark E-books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo.

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DIY Monster Hand Candy Stand

Matt Iseman is getting into the Halloween spirit with this clever DIY, a monster hand candy stand! Before getting started, make sure you have a jigsaw handy. When you finish assembling, use spray paint to complete the project.

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Lavette Slater

Emmy award winning hair stylist Lavette Slater is sharing secrets for creating the perfect braids. She demonstrates her hair braiding tricks on Home & Family’s Larissa Wohl and Lilly McCloskey.

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Scott Kelly

Author and former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly sits down with Home & Family to talk about his new book, “Endurance,” that you can find at your local retailers. Scott also shares photos with the audience from his time in space, and expresses his hope for people to take better care of this planet. Scott has also written another book, “My Journey to the Stars,” which you can also find at your local retailers.

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Pork Chops with Port Fig Compote

Chef Stuart O’Keeffe returns to the Home & Family kitchen to make a delicious dish of pork chops with port fig compote and spicy sausage stuffing. He offers up the extra tip of leaving the bone in the pork when prepping, for a juicier flavor. As for the compote, if you don’t want to use figs, you can also substitute in peaches, cherries or apples.

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Common Kitty Solutions

Larissa Wohl is breaking down some common kitty solutions that pet owners run into. Solutions include getting an automatic litter box cleaner, since some cats won’t use their box if it doesn’t smell clean and getting a special food bowl for cats that suffer from whisker fatigue.

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Serinda Swan

Actress Serinda Swan from Marvel’s “Inhumans,” sits down with Mark and today’s show co-host Alison Sweeney to talk about her series, which you can catch Fridays at 9/8c on ABC. In the show, Serinda plays “Medusa,” who possesses supernatural hair. Aside from acting, Serinda also loves skydiving and has discovered ways to have her jumps count toward charity causes!

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DIY Banana Split Costume

Paige Hemmis is getting into the Halloween spirit with this DIY, showing you how to make a banana split costume! She advises you to use colored glue sticks that make for the perfect dripping syrup effect. When done, top the costume with loofahs, to look like whipped cream.

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Pumpkin Spice Toffee Pops

Kate Ellis of McFaddy Candy Company is in the kitchen making a delicious fall treat, pumpkin spice toffee pops! Make sure your chocolate reaches a temperature of 86 degrees in order for this recipe to work.

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