Thursday, September 12th, 2019

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Adoption Ever After - Polly - Home & Family

Adoption Ever After - Polly
Meet Polly a Rat Terrier mix, who is somewhere between four to six years old. This super sweet girl loves to play, loves to run, and just relax. Larissa also talks about Hallmark Channel’s Adoption Ever After Fund which has partnered with Petfinder Foundation to collect donations to find forever homes for all rescues.

Find out more about Polly and other adoptable pets at

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Kristoffer Polaha talks Mystery 101: Words Can Kill - Home & Family

Kristoffer Polaha talks Mystery 101: Words Can Kill
Kristoffer Polaha discusses his new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie "Mystery 101: Words Can Kill." He talks about working with Robin Thomas again since "Life Unexpected," about 10 years before. He also recalls an April Fools joke Jill Wagner played on him. Kristoffer also receives a surprise special message from his nana May. "Mystery 101: Words Can Kill" premieres on Sunday, September 15th at 9pm/8c.

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Stir-Fried Beef with Green Peppers and Black Beans - Home & Family

Stir-Fried Beef with Green Peppers and Black Beans
Author of “How to Cook Everything,” Mark Bittman shows you how to improvise your way into an amazing dinner in minutes with this delicious stir fry recipe. Mark recommends placing the beef in the freezer for about 15 minutes for easier slicing. Green peppers cut the richness of the beef and rice noodles cook quickly by soaking in hot water.

Get the recipe for the Stir Fry >>

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DIY Paint Palette Clock
Ken Wingard shows you how to build a DIY paint palette clock. To create that paint dollops look, Ken uses a dollop of caulking on parchment paper for easy removal later. Use a high gloss spray paint for a super shiny look.

Get the instructions for the Clock>>

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Back to School Health - Home & Family

Back to School Health
Co-host of “The Doctors,” Dr. Nita Landry stops by to share how your family can stay healthy, not only when going back to school but all year long. She points out that your kids mental health is just as important as their physical health. Make sure to check in with your kids and give them positive reinforcements. Finding a consistent bed time is key with the kids having enough sleep. Younger kids need about 9-12 hours of sleep, adolescents between the ages of 13-18 need about 8-10 hours of sleep per night.

Find out more from @DrNitaLandry

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Best End of Summer Finds - Home & Family

Best End of Summer Finds
Lawrence Zarian shows you chic and unique ways to bring summer right into your fall wardrobe. Great places to shop are off-price retailers that carry name brands ranging from 20 to 60% off department store prices. Some tips include transforming your jumpsuit into a separate by adding a form fitting top or sweater. Adding a duster adds length and movement, elevating your style.

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• Tommy Hilfger Jumpsuit
• Bagatelle Collection Jacket
• Vince Camuto Satchel
• Madden Girl Mules

•Tommy Hilfiger Jumpsuit:
•Rachel Zoe Duster:
•White House Black Market Obi-sash:
•Steve Madden Suede Pumps:
•Lateree Fashion Tote:

• Tommy Hilfiger Jumpsuit:
• French Connection Turtleneck:
• Love Tree Corduroy Jacket:
• Michael Kors Sandals:

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Adoption Ever After – Granny Pants
Meet senior dog Granny Pants. She’s a sweetheart and loves being around people. She’s looking for a forever home where someone is around a lot.

Find out more about Granny Pants and other adoptable pets at

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Corn Cakes with Avocado Yogurt & Smoked Salmon - Home & Family

Corn Cakes with Avocado Yogurt & Smoked Salmon
Chef Daniel Green takes a southern classic, savory fried corn cakes and gives them a healthy twist. Adding a little bit of baking powder will make the corn cakes a little fluffier. If you don’t eat salmon, you can always substitute it with thick slices of avocado.

Get the recipe for the Cake Yogurt and Salmon >>

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Shawn Wayans
Actor and comedian Shawn Wayans visits to talk about his new live show “Boo Crew Live.” The show focuses on helping kids with self-esteem and the anxiety they face of fitting in with other kids. While teaching them that they don’t need to change for anyone and just be who they are. He discusses how it became important to him after he became a father, to produce and develop content that was appropriate and feature diversity reflective of the world. Something children could relate to. He also talks about his “Off Color Comedy Tour” with his brother Kenan Wayans, David Alan Greer, and Tommy Davidson touring all over the U.S. He recalls fond memories of celebrating Christmas as child and how big he is on Christmas with his kids now.

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DIY Magnifying Glass Coasters
Inspired by “Mystery 101: Words Can Kill,” Paige Hemmis clues you in with the perfect DIY, magnifying glass coasters. To protect the wood use some polyurethane before using it as a coaster.

Get the instructions for the Coasters >>

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Kay Wills Wyma
Best-Selling author and blogger Kay Wills Wyma talks about her book “Cleaning House.” She discusses the 12-month system that she uses to teach her kids basic life skills and help them become independent. Younger children are eager to feel needed. Kay recommends allowing them to do something, pad for extra time since younger kids tend to take up more time to do certain shores, they’re still learning.

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Homemade Fruit Snacks
Debbie and Ali make some yummy fruit snacks that the kids will love. Debbie add honey to her peach and squash mix for a sweeter taste. For Ali's roll-ups, a silicone mat can be used instead of parchment paper.

Get the recipe for the Fruit Snacks >>