Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Danica McKellar - Matchmaker Mysteries - Home & Family

Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar stops by to discuss her new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, movie “Matchmaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement.” She talks about her character Angie and how she approached playing a matchmaker. She also talks about conducting scavenger hunts on social media for “Matchmaker Mysteries.” Danica shares that she is celebrating her son’s 9th birthday and coming in on her 5-year anniversary with her husband. “Matchmaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement,” premieres Sunday, October 6th at 9pm/8c.

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Sicilian Pizza Recipe - Home & Family

Sicilian Pizza Francis Garcia & Sal Basille

In honor of National Pizza Month, Francis Garcia & Sal Basille, from Artichoke Pizza are making their famous New York Pizza. The two best friends talk about how they ended up in business together and for their love of pizza. Today they are making a Sicilian Pizza. You can use any type of pan when making this at home. Francis and Sal are generous with the olive oil, to make the curst extra crispy.

Get the recipe for the Pizza >>

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2019 Countdown to Christmas Fantasy Game - Home & Family

Countdown to Christmas Fantasy Game

Cameron and Debbie share that Christmas Fantasy Game has officially kicked off with a chance to win to win up to $20,000. The game is available to play weekly. Round one voting is open through October 25th. Cameron takes you through as he registers to play the game.

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DIY Pumpkin Stools

Ken is getting in the fall spirit with this creative DIY Pumpkin stools. He likes this as it doesn’t take too long and is not expensive. It starts with a stool. If the stool isn’t brown, you can paint it brown. You want to place the pillow on top of the stool and then you tie the pillow down with a piece of string. Do this a few times in different directions.

Get the instructions to the Pumpkin Stools >>

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Debbie Macomber

Award-winning NY Times Best-selling author, Debbie Macomber is visiting to talk to Debbie and Cameron about her new book, A Mrs. Miracle Christmas. One of the themes in the book is the value of knitting. Knitting is close to Debbie’s heart and she opens up to how knitting helped her handle her dyslexia. She was able to learn math skills, comprehension skills and it gave her a sense of accomplishment and a boost in self esteem. She still knits everyday. Debbie also talks about Knit For Kids which distributes caps, scarves, gloves and more to vulnerable children.

Find out more about Knit for Kids:

Head to Home and Family’s Facebook page to learn how you can get one of 10 signed books of Debbie’s latest book.

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Adoption Ever After
Olaf is a Great Dane mix (seen above), located in Colorado. He is the longest resident at the rescue. He is large, but beyond lovable. His true dream is to find a forever home and to share his love with a family of his own. He looking for a house where he is the only pet. He loves to play, and drive around in a car with his head out the window.

We also meet Merriweather. She recently was brought to Los Angeles and is currently living with her foster parent John. She has a great spirit and hasn’t met an animal or human she doesn’t love.

Find out more about Olaf:

For more information on adopting Merriweather please visit:

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DIY Dream Banks - Home & Family

DIY Dream Banks

Paige is making a bank for our dreams to come true. She uses a shadow box so there is plenty of space for you to add money as well as your dreams written out. She has a slit for you to place the money in the box. The she dresses up the box by making your own stencil. She suggests using spray paint so it will stay on the box.

Get the instructions to the Dream Banks >>

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Dr. Robin Ganzert

Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of the American Humane, is opening up how they help protect the welfare of our animals. She talks about their efforts in the Bahamas, their group has been one of the first on the ground to help save animals on site. Robin is so thankful for all the first responders who have stepped in to help. Larissa opens up about a recent experience she had with American Humane and how it changed her life. The 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards airs Monday, October 21 at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel.

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Christmas Pudding

Maria is whipping up a Christmas pudding inspired by Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery, which starred Cameron, who has joined her in the kitchen. It’s a classic dessert that can get you in the spirit for Christmas. Cameron teases working on the movie he had to eat a lot, which he loved. They talk about how it is okay if plums aren’t in season, so don’t be discouraged about making this yummy pudding year round.

Get the recipe for the Christmas Pudding >>

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Diana-Maria Riva

Diana-Maria Riva stops by to discuss her new NBC comedy show, Sunnyside. The show centers around a group of 6 immigrants who are studying for their citizenship test. She raves about the amazing writers working on the show. Her character juggles multiple jobs, Diana opens up about the craziest job she kept encouraging women who were buying bathing suits.

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DIY Hidden Love Notes

Inspired by the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie, Matchmaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement, Ali is making love notes that you can leave around your house. Ali made them in the shapes of ladybugs, as Ali’s daughter loves ladybugs. She recommends if you plan to do a lot of crafts to buy a hole punch or you can use a cup to get the outline.

Get the instructions for the Love Notes >>