Ally Walker Interview

The actress sits down with Mark and guest host, Kym Douglas to talk about about her television series, “Colony,” which airs Thursdays at 9/8c on USA. The show’s setting is sets an alien-occupied Los Angeles, and Ally’s character plays a liaison between the humans and aliens. Aside from acting, Ally is a devoted mother to three boys and and even put her career on hold to raise them when they were younger. Today, she always makes sure she is home for dinner with her family every night.

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Poached Shrimp Salad

Chef Steven Fretz from “The Church Key” restaurant is in the kitchen preparing a light dish of poached shrimp salad. Before getting started, he asks Kym to help him out with the horseradish vinaigrette dressing and she jokes that he has obviously never seen her cooking skills. Steven has been staying busy by recently opening a new Hollywood restaurant, “Top Round,” which specializes in roast beef.

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DIY Ikebana

Ken Wingard is making a DIY Ikebana. He explains that it was his mother who inspired this DIY! During the time when Ken’s family lived in Japan, she taught students how to create their own Ikebana. An Ikebana is art made from assembling flowers, branches, leaves, grasses, moss and fruit. Ken even shows you how to create your own Ikebana vases using PVC pipes to save money.

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Madeleine Arthur Interview

Madeleine Arthur visits Home & Family to talk about her new edge-of-your-seat series, “The Family,” which premieres tonight at 9/8c on ABC. Growing up, the actress learned to read French before English after attending a French-immersion school. Aside from acting, Madeleine used to be a competitive gymnast, before retiring at the age 16. After her time competing was over she became a gymnastics coach for young kids.

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The Science of Knives

Dan Kohler is in the kitchen explaining to Home & Family the science of knives. He says the balancing drag and surface area determines the type of knife one should use. Dan explains that a serrated knife should be used for foods with soft centers and tough skins while a chef’s knife should be used for chopping and mincing.

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DIY Two Toned Shoes

Orly Shani is showing you how to make your very own fashionable two toned shoes, a DIY idea she first came up with after seeing fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker sport them in a magazine. She points out that you can use either spray paint or hand paint. She recommends using a pair of shoes with scuffed heels, so you can cover up their unpleasant marks with the paint.

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Ask Kym

Kym Douglas takes the time to answer some of your questions from Facebook.

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DIY Mobile Craft Station

Mark teams up with Matt Rogers team up to create a DIY mobile craft station. First things first, start with an old drawer set. Mark recommends pre-drilling as much as you can first and always remember your wood glue. You can decorate the mobile craft station when you are done, painting it whatever color you want. Kym even adds some of her own magic touches to the craft station.

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Hollywood Steals

Sandie Newton is back with a whole new list list of deals you can find on this week’s Hollywood’s Steals!

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Micellar Water to Cleanse Your Face

Sophie Uliano breaks down the benefits of using micellar water to cleanse your face. She explains that the water is made up of micelles that suspend in soft water.

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