Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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Erin Krakow’s Big Announcement - Home & Family

Erin Krakow’s Announcement

Actress Erin Krakow stops by to make a big announcement that the Hearties will love to hear. “When Calls the Heart” returns with two back-to-back episodes starting Sunday, May 5th and Monday, May 6th at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel! She also brings a sneak peek for fans to enjoy and talks about the new characters popping up in Hope Valley.

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Pie Dough Cookies with Royal Icing - Home & Family

Pie Dough Cookies

Author of “Southern Baked,” Amanda Dalton Wilbanks is in the kitchen making a delicious treat, pie dough cookies with royal icing. She shares that the key to a great pie crust is freezing the ingredients so the crust ends up extra-flaky. She also recommends poking the cookies before baking to keep them from rising. When done baking, she makes her own royal icing to spread on top of the cookies.

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Debbie Macomber and Isaiah LaCombe - Home & Family

Debbie Macomber and Isaiah LaCombe

Author Debbie Macomber sits down with Home & Family to talk about her book, “Be a Blessing.” She is joined by her grandson, Isaiah LaCombe. The author talks about how much she loves being a grandma and how important it is to spend quality time with her ten grandchildren. Isaiah shares that his grandmother influenced him to find ways to give back, starting at the age of six!

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DIY Bottle Candles - Home & Family

DIY Bottle Candles

Ken Wingard was inspired by Hallmark Channel’s Original Movie, “Bottled with Love,” and is making these colorful DIY bottle candles. Before getting started, have a glass cutter handy; these can be found at your craft store. The cutter will give you a nice, round clean cut. As long as your bottle is round, like a wine bottle or olive oil bottle, you can turn them into a candle.

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Lisa Whelchel

Host Lisa Whelchel sits down with Debbie and Cameron to talk about her show, “Collector’s Call,” which you can watch Sundays at 10/9c on MeTV. On the show, she goes all over the country, meeting people and their unique collections. She brings a clip from the show, featuring a woman with a record-breaking Winnie the Pooh collection. Lisa also shares that she was not a collector growing up, but had an aunt who owned an antique store and taught her about collecting.

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DIY Easter Wreath

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is getting ready for Easter with this colorful DIY, an Easter wreath. When you are arranging the eggs on your wreath, start with the larger ones, first. Use hot glue to attach the eggs to your wreath. For the finishing touch, she adds a ribbon and ties a bow, attaching it with hot glue or twisty ties.

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Dill Crusted Salmon with Cucumber Lemon Sauce - Home & Family

Dill Crusted Salmon with Cucumber Lemon Sauce

Chef Wayne Elias is in the kitchen whipping up a delicious dill crusted salmon and pairing it with a yellow cauliflower puree and cucumber lemon sauce. If you do not want to cover the salmon in dill, he suggests using basil or tarragon, instead. As the salmon is grilling in the pan, start making the sauce. After the salmon is done on the stove, place it in the oven for five minutes at 350 degrees. When done, he places the salmon on top of the cauliflower puree for serving.

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Happy Tail: Fluffy and Zybor - Home & Family

Happy Tail: Fluffy and Zybor

On National Pet Day, Larissa is bringing you another Happy Tail, the story of two dogs Fluffy and Zybor. She is joined via FaceTime by their new pet parent, Anna McKenzie, who talks about how rescuing the two dogs has changed her life.

Adoption Ever After

NAME: Bunco
RESCUE: Great Plains SPCA

NAME: Twilight
LOCATION: Hollywood, CA
RESCUE: Heaven On Earth

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DIY Northern Lights Love Letters

Paige Hemmis is in the Christmas Corner making decorative lights that spell out the word “LOVE.” This DIY was inspired by the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, “Northern Lights of Christmas,” that you can watch Thursday, April 11th at 9/8c. Before starting, make sure you have a primer for the letters. She recommends using an acrylic paint and watering it down just a bit. Note that an oil-based paint will take longer to dry. Once complete, this will look like it was created by a professional painter!

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“Conversations in LA”

Actor Lou Diamond Phillips and Actress/Executive Producer Anne Marie Cummings sit down with Debbie and Cameron to talk about their Amazon Prime series, “Conversations in LA,” which is currently streaming. The show is a one take love story, making it unique. Because the show is done in one take, Anne discusses how organic the filming of this series has to be. The two also talk about the similarities between filming “Conversations in LA” and performing theater on stage.