Monday, October 1st, 2018

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Banana Pudding with Caramelized Bananas - Home & Family

Banana Pudding with Caramelized Bananas

Actress and author of “Pull Up a Chair,” Tiffani Thissen is making a delicious sweet dessert, banana pudding with caramelized bananas. For an extra touch, she makes her own bourbon whipped cream. If you are short on time, you can always use ready-made banana pudding for this recipe. Putting the dessert in a trifle bowl is an excellent way to present it to your guests.

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DIY Fall Potpourri

Shirley Bovshow is getting you ready for fall by showing you how to make your own potpourri at home. Before getting started, she gives you the instructions to drying your own flower blend. She includes leaves, seeds, bark dried stems. After, she adds essential oils and covers the combination.

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How to Wear Colored Mascara

Kym Douglas is demonstrating how you can sport colored mascara for a more dramatic look.


-Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Big Shot, boomin' in blue, $5.49,


-Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Big Shot, Poppin' Purple, $5.99,


-Maybelline Great Lash Limited Go Go Green Mascara, $27.95,


-L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara, Deep Burgundy, $5.84,

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College Application Checklist

Parenting expert Erika Katz visits Home & Family to talk about college applications. She explains that early decision applications usually have a greater chance of acceptance and allow more flexibility. She also recommends students start an “activities resume” while in high school.

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Collard Green Ramen - Home & Family

Collard Green Ramen

Chef and author of “Soul,” Todd Richards is in the kitchen making collard green ramen using ham hocks, that you can find at your local grocery store. Fefore cooking the collard greens, he suggests cutting the stems. When done, he tops the dish with crispy bacon.

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DIY Door Light Blockers

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is making some fun light blockers for your doors. One resembles a snake and the other resembles a palm tree. This is a perfect DIY for kids that have a jungle-themed room, like her son’s. Make sure to measure the felt before cutting to make sure it covers the entire bottom and side of the door.

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John Ross Bowie

Actor John Ross Bowie sits down with Cameron and Debbie to talk about his comedy series, “Speechless,” which has its season premiere Friday at 8:30/7:30c on ABC. He also brings a clip from the premiere for the audience to enjoy. He also discusses what it was like shooting episodes in London and acting alongside John Cleese.

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Community Bake-Off - Home & Family

Organizing Community Bake-Off

Debbie, Ali and Ken participate in a family bake-off in the kitchen, each making a unique and delicious dish. Today, the three are making baked pears, persimmon clafoutis and maple shortbread.

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Medicare Questions Answered - Home & Family

Medicare Questions Answered

Senior Vice President of Physicians Mutual, Bob Gunia returns to Home & Family to answer some of your questions about Medicare. He explains that Medicare is a federally run insurance program for ages 65 and older. He also reminds viewers that open enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th. Finally, he discusses the Cheer Box, where you can nominate a nursing home to receive a box of games and Hallmark Channel movies to help bring joy to someone’s life.

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DIY Christmas Silhouette

Ken Wingard is combining two of his favorite things: Christmas carols and glitter. The first thing you need to do is cut your foam core and print your sheet music on cardstock. If you don’t have sealer, you can always use hairspray to keep glitter in place.

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