“Good Witch” actress Catherine Bell visits Home & Family to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Christmas in the Air,” which premieres Saturday, July 15th at 9/8c as a part of Christmas Keepsake week. She also opens up about motherhood and raising her teenage daughter, Gemma.
Crispy Pork Shank with Sautéed Green Beans
“Top Chef” and “Iron Chef” champion Stephanie Izard is in the kitchen preparing a delicious crispy pork shank and pairing it with sautéed green beans. She also advises you to wear rubber gloves when preparing the peppers for the dish. You can always freeze the pork when you are done cooking, to eat or serve later.
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DIY Yard Angel
Paige Hemmis and Ken Wingard team up for this holiday-themed DIY, a yard angel! When it comes to attaching the wings to the angel, they recommend using zip ties. The best part is that this project will cost you $60, compared to $160 if you bought it in a retail store.
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White House Decorator
Author of “Christmas with the First Ladies,” Coleen Christian Burke stops by Home & Family to show you how to decorate your house for the holidays by using cinnamon, glue, buttons, ribbon and yes, even applesauce.
Time Saving Tips for the Holidays
Debbie is offering you some helpful tips to help you save time during the holidays. This includes making pie crusts, cookies and cold desserts ahead of time and freezing them. Also make sure to send your cards and presents out during the first week of December, to avoid the last-minute rush.
Actor Scott Wolf sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about his series, “The Night Shift,” which you can catch Thursdays at 10/9c on NBC. Scott also discusses his marriage with his wife Kelley and talks about what it is like being the father of three children.
Dr. JJ is back in the kitchen and this time she is making a traditional European pastry known as “tree cake” that is called baumkuchen. She recommends starting to make this cake two days in advance and remembering to not use a non-stick pan. To make your own self-rising flour, use 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 a teaspoon of sea salt.
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Budgeting for the Holidays
Consumer expert Jeanette Pavini is back and giving you some tips on how to budget for the holidays. This includes starting to look for your holiday plane tickets today and saving your money instead of going out to eat, citing that the money will add up by the time the holidays come around.
Sandie Newton is back with a whole new list of Hollywood deals.
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Holiday Party Looks
Lawrence Zarian is helping you prepare your wardrobe for the holiday season. This includes adding some texture to your outfits, using jewelry. Remember, comfort is key, but you can still be stylish.
DIY Decorative Christmas Bottles
Maria Provenzano is back and taking ordinary glass bottles and turning them into decorative and festive Christmas decorations. The bottle also make for great gift ideas. The total cost for this DIY will run you around five dollars.