Today on Home & Family
Friday, October 17th, 2014

JoBeth Williams
Actress and Screen Actors Guild Foundation President JoBeth Williams discusses her role of Myrna on the new NBC sitcom "Marry Me." She plays the mother of the groom-to-be who is having difficulty cutting the chord. To make matters worse, her relationship with her future daughter-in-law is off to a shaky start. In real life, JoBeth is mom to two grown boys and has been happily married for many years. She reveals she yearned to become a mom on the set of "Poltergeist" after forging a special bond with the young girl who was cast as her daughter. Listen to a hilarious story of what happened when she brought her son to set once. Now, she's ready to be a grandma as soon as the time is right for her sons. JoBeth also opens up about becoming pen pals with a Native American child and helping him earn an education.

"Marry Me" airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.

Cristina & Alex Thomopoulos Cooks Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup
Chef Alex Thomopoulos and mom Cristina team up in the kitchen to make roasted garlic sage pesto pumpkin soup. Full of fall flavors such as maple syrup, this soup is best served inside a pumpkin bowl.

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Click here to get your copy of Cristina's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at

Beauty on the Go with Kym Douglas
Don't look dishevled just because you're in a hurry. Appear all put together in no time with these products from Kym Douglas. Find out how to shampoo your hair at the sink without getting your outfit wet. Be on your way soon after getting a mani/pedi with fast-drying drops and special sandals that prevent smudging by separating all your little piggies. And, cover up all your blemishes, freckles, and beauty marks by airbrushing on your makeup foundation.


The Shampoo Shute, Wash Your Hair Without Getting Body Wet Pedi-Princess Pedicure Sandals, $15 - $19,

Zoya Fast Drops Polish Drying Drops, $16,

Luminess Airbrush Make-Up, $199,

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Pet Costume Fashion Show with Laura Nativo
You've heard of mommy-and-me fashions, but how about puppy-and-me or kitty-and-me? Match your pet this Halloween with coordinated costumes. Laura Nativo parades some dogs and cats dressed as a ballerina, Gumby, "Dumb & Dumber," and a hula dancer.

Costumes are available at and Find cats up for adoption at

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Twitter: @LauraNativo

Kelly Nishimoto & Sam Saboura
In a surprise twist, the table turned on the season premiere of "Something Borrowed, Something New," when designer Kelly Nishimoto ambushed her stylist co-star Sam Saboura with news that she was the bride of the week! She and Sam went shopping at the bridal salon and Kelly ultimately decided to walk down the aisle in her "something new" Romona Keveza instead of her repurposed family heirloom gown. In its three seasons, the TLC series is about 50/50 with brides choosing new or borrowed. Next, Kelly and Sam play "Guess the Dress" in which they are challenged with matching three "Home & Family" staffers with their wedding dress.

"Something Borrowed, Something New" airs Friday nights on TLC.

Follow Kelly on Twitter @kellynishimoto and Sam @samstyles.

DIY "Haunt & Family" Eyes in the Window with Matt Rogers
In just a few easy steps, Matt Rogers creates a convincing optical illusion in your home's windows. He turns a frosted plastic bowl into an eyeball. At nighttime, these pupils will appear to follow you as you walk by.
Take a glance at the instructions>>

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Buying a Car with No Regrets with Oren Weintraub & Tanya Memme
Automotive consumer advocate Oren Weintraub is helping Tanya Memme through the daunting process of purchasing a brand new car. Learn how to strategize and prepare by doing due diligence before stepping foot into the dealership. Research quotes, features, gas mileage, and more online ahead of time, so you ask educated questions when speaking to the salesperson. Find out how to avoid getting taken advantage of, techniques to negotiate a fair price, and understanding all the terms of the deal.

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Tweet momtrepreneur and lifestyle expert Tanya Memme @Tanya_Memme. Also, visit her on Facebook and check out

Country Bread Boxes with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard turns a plain bread box into a work of art without spending a lot of dough. He takes us through the process of stenciling a pattern onto the wood using carbon paper and then creating an aged effect with sandpaper.
Click here for instructions>>

Visit Ken Wingard at and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.

"Home & Family's" Got Talent Too?
The spotlight is shining bright on some of our family members as they take center stage to perform a hidden talent. Put your hands together for Debbie Matenopoulos, Kym Douglas, Laura Nativo with her dog Delilah, Matt Rogers, and last but certainly not least, Tanya Memme!

Follow TV personality and style expert Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @IAmDebbieM. Her first cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me," is available in stores now and at

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with Hallmark Channel! This kicks off our "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month." Every day for the month of October we'll be having a furry friend here on set that is up for adoption.

To donate, adopt one of our shelter dogs of the day, or for more information on adoptable animals in your local communities, visit or contact Best Friends Animal Society at (818) 643-3989. We also invite you to visit and

Visit our gallery of dogs available for adoption today, courtesy of Best Friends!

To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit

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