Actress Jodie Sweetin stops by Home & Family to talk about her Hallmark Channel Original movie, “Entertaining Christmas,” which premieres Saturday, December 15th at 8/7c. She also opens up about what it was like recording her own version of the Christmas classic, “Santa Baby.”
Vanilla Salted Caramel Budino
Celebrity chef Scott Conant is in the kitchen making the ultimate dessert with a homemade salted caramel sauce. He explains that budino is an Italian pudding. When done making the budino, place it in a piping bag, pour it in glasses and place the dessert in the refrigerator for a few hours. Make sure you add saran wrap on top of the glasses to avoid the budino forming a skin on top.
DIY Tree Collar
Ken Wingard talks about his recent trip to Hallmark Cards headquarters in Kansas City, where he learned more about the Storyteller ornaments which tell the story of a Charlie Brown Christmas. He brings video from his trip, which features him sitting with Hallmark artists to learn more about the Storyteller ornaments. Inspired by his trip, Ken also makes his own DIY tree collar that resembles Christmas lights.
Cable Knit Fashion
Lawrence Zarian is showing you how to wear cable knit this holiday season.
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• NORDSTROM RED QUILTED FAUX LEATHER BELT BACK: $28.00
• BP. TAUP FAUX SUEDE OVER THE KNEE BOOT: $99.95
• GAP CABLE-KNIT TUNIC TURTLENECK SWEATER: $59.95
• GAP CHUNKY KNIT CABLE-KNIT FRINGE SCARF: $49.95
• H&M BLACK CROPPED WIDE LEG PANTS:
• H&M BLACK PEEP-TOE ANKLE BOOT:
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DIY Cookie Cutter Door Hang
Paige Hemmis is making a festive door hang that resembles a giant gingerbread man cookie cutter. Before getting started, she suggests making this DIY a two-person job. She emphasizes you need to use aluminum for your flat bar to make it more flexible to work with. When done, add whatever festive embellishments you want to make your door ready for Christmas.
Actress Ashley Newbrough sits down with Debbie and Cameron to talk about her new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie, “Small Town Christmas,” which premieres Sunday, December 16th at 9/8c. She even brings a clip from the movie. She shares her passion for giving back during the holidays and also chats about some of her favorite Christmas traditions.
Naughty and Nice Cookies
Owner of “Cookie Good,” Ross Canter is making two types of cookies, depending on if you have been naughty or nice. The “nice” cookies are peppermint sprinkled and the “naughty” cookies resemble lumps of coal! For the coal cookies, he uses black cocoa to get them so dark.
DIY Glittery Christmas Village
Maria Provenzano was inspired by her trip to Hallmark Cards headquarters to make a glittery Christmas village. You can find your own Putz House template at ThinkMakeShareBlog.com. The base of the house can be made from a recycled cereal box that she flattens. Once the glitter dries, cover the house with more Mod Podge to help keep the glitter in place.
Author of “Quantum Success” and celebrity life coach, Christy Whitman sits down with Cameron and Debbie to talk about what it takes to attract the life you love. This includes recognizing when we start spinning in a downward spiral. She recommends watching the words you use and making sure you put a positive spin on them. She also suggests breathing exercises and practicing gratitude.
Bringing Christmas on the Road
Paige, Debbie, Ken and Cameron are bringing you some fun activities to take on the road while traveling. This includes a hot chocolate caddie, Christmas Bingo and making your own Santa tracker for the car.