Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe - Home & Family

Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe

Actors Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe sit down with Mark and Debbie to talk about Hallmark Channel’s Original Movie “Coming Home for Christmas,” which you can catch the premiere of on Saturday, November 18th at 8/7c. Danica even shares that she brought her son on set and he enjoyed playing the part of “director” while shooting scenes. Aside from acting, Neal loves football and even played for a professional team that was owned by Gene Simmons. Meanwhile, Danica also writes math books for children.

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Yule Log Cake - Home & Family

Mahaila McKellar

Danica McKellar’s mother, mediation teacher Mahaila McKellar is in the kitchen making a traditional holiday dessert, a yule log with homemade vanilla cream. She even offers the extra tip to wrap the cake in a dish towel as soon as it comes out of the oven, to avoid cracking. She also provides a healthier recipe for the cake that uses mashed avocados.

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Eric O’Grey

Eric O’Grey visits Home & Family to talk about his book, “Walking with Peety,” where he shares that he reclaimed his health with the help of his rescue dog, Peety. At the time, Eric weighed 340 pounds and Peety was overweight, as well. Together, the two started taking daily walks and losing weight together. Eric also credits Peety to teaching him how to love himself. Eric even brings before and after photos so you can see how much progress both he and Peety have made.

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Faux Flower Storage

Ken Wingard is showing you how to make your very own storage for flowers with PVC pipe, plywood and a french cleat. This DIY was inspired by viewer Angela Stone Bond of Wilkesboro, North Carolina. When it comes to cutting the PVC pipe, make sure it is at an angle for this project to come together. Finally, Ken offers a warning to not use hot glue on this project, instead to use Gorilla Glue.

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Julie Benz Talks Holidays - Home & Family

Julie Benz

Actress Julie Benz opens up to Mark and Debbie about her new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, “Christmas Homecoming,” which premieres Saturday, November 18th at 9/8c. The actress talks about her character and even brings a clip of the movie for the audience to enjoy. Aside from acting, Julie loves spending time with her dogs and shares photos of her furry friends with Home & Family.

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DIY Plastic Spoon Tree

Paige Hemmis is showing you how to make your very own Christmas tree using spoons and foam cones. She also reminds you to remember that spoon side out will create a concave look, while the spoon side in with create a convex shape. Before getting started, spray paint the spoons the color you want the “tree” to be.

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Favorite Mommy Apps

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is breaking down her favorite mommy apps including one that helps you find public restrooms nearby and another that makes doctors’ house calls a lot easier.

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The Ultimate Egg Sandwich - Home & Family

The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Debbie is teaming up with Folgers® and in the kitchen showing you how to make the ultimate breakfast sandwich on a toasted everything bagel. The secret is to cook the scrambled eggs at a low temperature and whisking slowly. Turn off the heat before the eggs are completely done, to avoid overcooking. Make sure you use a non-stick skillet when cooking this dish.

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Winterizing Your Car

Heather Storm of the “Garage Squad” is outside showing you how to winterize your car as the colder season approaches. She recommends using SW oil for winter use of your car, also make sure you replace your windshield wipers if they are cracked in any way. When you add anti-freeze, always read the bottle to determine the correct water/anti-freeze ratio.