“For Peete’s Sake” Interview

The stars of OWN’s new reality series, “For Peete’s Sake,” Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete and Dolores Robinson visit Home & Family to talk about their new show. Rodney explains that the show will be featuring their son, RJ’s life living with autism along with his twin sister and her adventures in dating as a teenager. Holly’s mom, Dolores will also feature her new dating life on the show, she hasn’t dated since 1974! Holly also talks about her new book, “Same But Different,” a book she wrote with her children about autism and thriving in the community.

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Chef Lee Abbott Cooks

Food Network’s “All Star Academy” chef Lee Abbott is in the backyard preparing Santa Barbara Tri Tip. Lee says the secret to the perfect tri-tip is making the perfect rub and massage it really well into to the meat and let it rest for an hour. For best results, let the tri tip grill longer. When it comes a making the Santa Barbara tri tip, pair it with a homemade Italian salsa.

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DIY Drip Painting

The host of HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home,” David Bromstad is talking about his new show, which helps recent lottery winners find their dream house. He also brings his own DIY idea for Mark and Cristina to help out in. David is showing you how to make your own drip painting. He loves this DIY because you can get as creative as colorful as you want. He recommends starting with a light base coat on the canvas before dripping a more intense color.

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How to Shop for Frozen Foods

Sophie Uliano talks about what to avoid when shopping for frozen foods and she was shocked that 90% of the frozen meals she came across had several additives that are linked to obesity and allergies, this includes hydrolyzed corn, modified corn starch, corn and modified corn starch. When it comes to blueberries and green beans, it is cheaper and just as nutritious to purchase them frozen as opposed to unfrozen. She also introduces Home & Family to cashew nut ice cream.

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Lainie Kazan Interview

Legendary actress and singer Lainie Kazan sits down with Mark and Cristina to talk about her new film, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” which hits theaters March 25th. She talks about how so much of the cast has returned for the sequel and this includes some of the extras! She opens up about how the first film was the little movie that could. Lainie has countless stories from her show history in show business and this includes being Barbra Streisand’s understudy on Broadway in “Funny Girl” and appearing on the “Dean Martin Show’ 26 times, who she described as being warm and very funny.

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Last-Minute Easter Egg Hunt

Matt Iseman and Tanya Memme team up with to show you how to plan a last-minute Easter Egg hunt with the kids. Matt says you don’t always have to use candy, in fact mini-stuffed animals in Easter Eggs are a big hit with kids. The two make a fun little Easter Egg yard using foam core with camping stakes and add fun little bunny footprints using construction paper.

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Caring for an Aging Loved One

Leslie Snoozy-Kaitfors of Comfort Keepers talks about the importance of home care when it comes to an aging loved one. Most elderly are looking for in-home care, as opposed to moving to a nursing home. Comfort Keepers focuses on engaging seniors physically and mentally with puzzles and playing games, as well as providing nutritious meals that help provide energy, immunity and a feeling of wellness.

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Fashion Palette for Family Photo

Debbie Matenopoulos and Lawrence Zarian let you know what are good fashion choices when it comes to this year’s Easter fashion palette. Laurence recommends using a color palette that compliments everybody wearing the outfits. Debbie suggests starting with one family member then having everybody dress around that one person. Both agree to not be afraid to try out different colors and patterns to see what fits you.

Tips for Family Portraits

Avid photographer Mark Steines gives you some help tips when it comes to shooting those Easter family photos, starting with the lighting. Mark recommends photographing your subjects with the light behind them so they don’t appear in the dark. When it comes to formation, Mark suggests that everyone position themselves in straight lines and get close together. Finally, if you are shooting a full-length photo, hold the camera lower and aim upwards.