Actress Sara Rue visits Home & Family to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “True Love Blooms,” where she is also the executive producer! In the movie, she plays an urban gardener who runs a community garden and makes a love connection with a handsome developer played by Jordan Bridges. She also discusses growing up in New York City and her parents running their own community garden. You can catch “True Love Blooms,” Saturday, April 6th at 8/7c.
Buttermilk Biscuit Strawberry Shortcakes
Owner of Charm City Cakes, Duff Goldman is back in the kitchen making buttermilk biscuit strawberry shortcakes. He says you want the biscuit dough to be almost falling apart because that means it will fall apart in your mouth when it comes to time to eat. After the biscuits are done baking, he layers them with strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, vanilla crème fraiche and a homemade whipped cream.
Jason Gasparik sits down with Debbie and Cameron to share his new mission, making sure every lost pet finds their way home. He explains that tens of millions of cats and dogs are lost every year and only 6 out of ten pets have their microchips registered. He started a Facebook page “Register Their Chip,” to encourage people to register their microchips for their pets and has started GoFundMe campaign to help those who can’t afford to microchip their pets.
Baby Bird’s Nest Frames
Ken Wingard is taking inexpensive plastic frames and updating their look. Before making this DIY, he spray paints the frames to give them a vibrant color. He goes to the craft store to pick up styrofoam eggs and small nest and attaches them to the frames with hot glue. When done, he uses ribbon to hang on the wall with a thumbtack.
Christy Carlson Romano
Actress Christy Carlson Romano is introducing you to stress-free ways to bring spring into your home with the help of Balsam Hill. Today, she is showing off Balsam Hill’s outdoor Meadow Foliage Collection, which Christy loves because they are low maintenance and add such beautiful curb appeal. The colors are vibrant and don’t fade in the sun because they have UV protection. She also shows you the realistic indoor houseplants from Balsam Hill, as well.
Celebrity chef Jamika Pessoa is in the kitchen putting together the perfect spring picnic with an Italian pressed sandwich and lemon herb potato pasta salad. Before getting started, she shares her life motto: find a reason every single day to celebrate! She calls her sandwich recipe “life changing” and recommends starting with ciabatta or focaccia to hold all the ingredients. Avoid sandwich toppings that have a lot of moisture to avoid the sandwich from becoming soggy. She avoids using mayonnaise in the potato pasta salad so you do not have to worry about eating it in the sun.
How to Choose a Front Door
Ken Wingard is giving you tips on what to look out for when buying a front door for your home. He introduces you to a variety of doors to choose from, depending on the style you are looking for. He also reminds you that you can still vote on paint color courtesy of Benjamin Moore at Hallmark Channel’s Renovation Fever Sweepstakes.
Traci and Towanda Braxton
Reality stars Traci and Towanda Braxton sit down with Debbie and Cameron to talk about their reality TV series, “Braxton Family Values,” which you can catch on Thursdays, 9/8c on WeTV. The two talk about growing up with their three sisters and their brother, Michael. Towanda jokes that it was Michael who named her as a baby, an arrangement made by her parents because he could not get a dog. They also discuss some of their favorite moments on the reality series, like the time that Traci entered charm school.
DIY Whimsical Christmas Trees
Paige Hemmis is getting into the holiday spirit early with this festive DIY, whimsical Christmas trees. The best part about this holiday DIY is that there really is no way to mess it up. She encourages you to get as creative as you want. Finally, she cautions you to have your glue gun on low temperature to avoid melting the styrofoam base when attaching your feathers.
Lawrence Zarian is showing you how to incorporate transparent fashion into your everyday wardrobe.
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