Anne Burrell Cooks
Co-host of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition” Anne Burrell is in the kitchen making a mouth-watering spring pea and ricotta ravioli with fava beans. The key to a great ravioli is a good basic dough and to kneed it thoroughly. After, let the dough rest for up to an hour. When it comes to filling, you can substitute spring peas for any light vegetable of your choice, as long as you keep the ricotta. Finally, she soaks the fava beans in chicken stock, butter and salt. When finished, top with parmesan cheese and serve.
Actor Kevin McGarry sits down with Home & Family to talk about the two-night return event this Sunday, May 5th at 9/8c and Monday, May 6th at 8/7c of Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart.” The actor opens up about his character and even brings a clip from the brand new episode for Hearties to enjoy!
Mother’s Day Fashions
Lawrence Zarian is introducing you to some of his favorite fashion picks for this Mother’s Day. Each look celebrates women in every shape and size.
• Tropic Petal Maxi Dress with Pockets: $79.95
• The Timeless Classic Tank in White or Navy: $22.50
• Periwinkle Kimono: $49.95
• Flat Front Midnight Wash Pull on Jeans: $49.95
• Black 3-Piece Lace Gala Pant Suit: $159.00
All looks provided by Catherines. Shop in store or online at Catherines.com
Gary Hall, Jr.
Olympic swimmer Gary Hall, Jr. sits down with Cameron and Debbie to talk about the upcoming 16th Annual JDRF Imagine Gala, happening in Los Angeles this weekend. The ten-time Olympic medalist also shares his own journey since being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1999. He was told that his diagnosis would end his career, but he defied the odds and went on to win six more Olympic medals. He hopes to spread the message that at no matter what age, a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis should not defy who you are.
DIY Book Angels
Paige Hemmis is in the Christmas Corner showing you how to recycle old books and turn them into festive decorative angels. She warns you ahead of time that this DIY will take a few hours to complete. If you are working with a soft covered book, make sure you soften the spine first to make it more flexible. If you are working with a a hard covered book, remove the cover using an x-acto knife, but keeping the spine intact. Attach the embellishments to your angels using hot glue.
Benne Seed Cookie Sandwiches
Bianca Borges is putting together cookie ice cream sandwiches. Before getting started, she explains that since benne seeds are harder to find, substitute in white and black sesame seeds, toasting them for a richer flavor. She also recommends using brown butter to bring out an even nuttier flavor. After making the dough, she fills the sandwiches with two pints of ice cream (or sorbet), suggesting dulce de leche, ginger, vanilla or mango.
Fitness creator Billy Blanks stops by Home & Family to introduce everybody to Boomboxing. He explains that his workout requires no boxing experience or any store-bought equipment. He even shows you how to make your own boxing bag using trash bags. After, he demonstrates to Larissa, Cameron and Debbie his Boomboxing workout.
DIY Dresser Wine Rack
Ken Wingard is getting inspired by Hallmark Channel’s premiere of “Paris, Wine & Romance,” with this DIY dresser wine rack. He says that this is a great DIY for beginners. Before getting started, get your wood pre-cut at the hardware store to make this project even easier to assemble. After you are finished, store your wine angled downward to keep your corks from drying out.
TV personality and actress Chrishell Hartley visits Home & Family to talk about her new Netflix reality soap, “Selling Sunset,” which is currently streaming. She brings a clip from the show featuring her first day on the job as a real estate agent, selling beautiful homes in Los Angeles and opens up about her marriage to actor Justin Hartley, who was the first one to encourage her to get a real estate license.