Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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Ask the DIY Experts - Home & Family

Ask the DIY Department

Maria Provenzano, Orly Shani, and Paige Hemmis sit down to answer some of your questions from social media. Afterwards, Maria shows how you how to create a puppet show for kids using handmade puppets!

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Melora Hardin

Actress Melora Hardin visits Home & Family to talk about the upcoming season finale of her series, “The Bold Type,” which you can catch Tuesday at 9/8c on Freeform. No stranger to acting, Melora also opens up about what it was like being a child actor, even playing two roles on “Little House on the Prairie.” Aside from acting, Melora is an accomplished singer and she has recorded albums and even performed on Broadway.

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Crawfish, Crab and Corn Bisque - Home & Family

Crawfish, Crab and Corn Bisque

Home Cook winner, Chef Toya Boudy is in the kitchen making a delicious seafood dish from her cookbook, “Cook Like a New Orleanian,” which you can find on Amazon or iTunes. While making her crawfish, crab and corn bisque, she offers up some cooking tips which includes using the orange liquid that the the crawfish come in and serving that as your stock. If you are not a fan of crawfish, you can always substitute in chicken or additional vegetables.

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Luscious Lashes

Kym Douglas is giving you insider tips on how to get fuller eyelashes, without using harsh or artificial ingredients. Her Lash Extender II is perfect because it also works for those who wear contacts. She also recommends Flashes False Eyelashes, which don’t use glue for application.

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Nicole Nodeman

Singer, songwriter and author Nicole Nodeman visits Home & Family to talk about her hit, “Slow Down,” which has grabbed 23 million views to date on YouTube. The song has received an overwhelming response, relating to new moms by encouraging them to slow down and enjoy the moment.

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Jeannette Jenkins

Health and wellness expert, Jeannette Jenkins talks to Ali and Debbie about her mission to empower people into living a healthy life. Jeannette also teaches a class called Zumba Strong, which is a sculpting class that incorporates cardio and weight training.

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Chili Rellenos - Home & Family

Debbie Cooks

Debbie is cooking up a Mexican favorite, chili rellenos, but adding a special ingredient to the recipe: Bush’s Honey Chipotle Grillin’ Beans, which give the dish a sweet and smoky flavor. If you prefer the dish to be even sweeter, she recommends adding bell peppers. This makes for the perfect side dish with steak or portobello mushrooms.

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DIY Pinecone Elves - Home & Family

DIY Pinecone Elves

Paige Hemmis is getting into the holiday spirit by making pinecone elves using felt, bells, wood beads, glue, card stock and string/thread. Make sure your pinecone has a flat base that can stand up without support. The best part is this DIY will run you around $3 per pinecone.

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Yara Martinez

Actress Yara Martinez stops by to talk about her Amazon series, “The Tick,” which you can catch streaming online now. In the series she plays Miss Lint and possesses some super-villain powers. The actress also opens up about her recent engagement and describes how she staying busy planning her wedding in the Bahamas.

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Cooking Frozen Meat - Home & Family

Cooking Frozen Meat

Food scientist Dan Kohler is in the kitchen giving you some easy to follow tips when it comes to cooking frozen meat. When grilling up steak, he recommends letting it sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. If you are preparing frozen steaks place them on a high heat immediately.

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Teaching Kids How to Save

Jeanette Pavini returns to give you some tips on how to teach kids to save money. This includes setting up a clear container for kids to place money in and teaching your children how to earn a weekly allowance and learning how to budget with what they have.