Today, Mark & Cristina welcome actress Kirsten Vangsness to the family! Kirsten, who currently stars on the CBS drama " Criminal Minds," stops by to chat about her role as the brainy Penelope Garcia on the show. Kirsten also gives a sneak peek of next season and also shares some behind the scenes stories about her co-stars. Plus, Kirsten shares who her dream co-star would be!
Keep up with Kirsten Vangsness on Twitter at: @Vangsness.
Make sure you watch Kirsten on the season premiere of "Criminal Minds" on Wednesday, September 25 at 9/8c on CBS.
Founder and CEO of KidsInTheHouse.com, Leana Greene stops by with some great resources for parents. Like many new parents, when starting her family, Leana found lots of great parenting information but was met with little time to digest it all. The experience propelled Leana to start Kids in the House, a video resource library for parents on a variety of child-rearing topics. Today, Leana takes Mark & Cristina through a tour of her website offering a preview of the diverse types of parenting information available.
Make sure you check out the parenting tips from Kids in the House at kidsinthehouse.com.
The "Home & Family" Wedding Couple
Our wedding series continues as our couple, Gabi Kiss & Charlie Bontempo, meet with world famous floral designer Michael Gaffney. Today, Michael shares some of the insights that he's learned about the couple and that Michael will incorporate into the final floral design. Michael also shares some great tips for hiring a floral designer and ensuring that your wedding flowers match your vision!
Learn more about Michael's flower design work at www.newyorkflowerdesign.com.
Actress and comedienne extraordinaire Anne-Marie Johnson joins the family today. For over three decades, Anne-Marie has been a face in some of our favorite TV shows and movies. Today, Anne-Marie chats about her entertainment career, some of her more memorable roles, as well as her lasting contributions to the industry. Anne-Marie also gives us a peek at her personal passion for gardening and even shares her tips for eliminating pesky weeds from your garden.
Cristina takes a turn in our kitchen and prepares a delicious salmon pizza. Today's recipe has a unique flavor, courtesy of the traditional Greek liqueur, Ouzo. Cristina starts by showing a simple technique to cure the salmon in the fridge. Cristina then shows how to add the cured salmon for a simple finish to light and tasty salmon pizza.
Get more great recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.
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Small Forward for the Los Angeles Clippers, Matt Barnes joins the family today. While Matt gives us a look at his amazing basketball skills, he also takes time to talk about a topic even closer to his heart. In 2007, Matt's mother, Ann Barnes, lost her battle with cancer just twenty-six days after being diagnosed. The devastating loss of his mother propelled Matt to start Athletes vs. Cancer, a fundraising program that unites athletes, fans, and the community in the fight against cancer. Today, Matt, along with his wife Gloria, talk about the organization founded in his mom's memory that is working to educate, bring awareness, and motivate people to get regular cancer screenings.
Visit Athletes vs. Cancer and find out more about how you can help the fight against cancer at www.athletesversuscancer.org.
Mark's DIY Mason Jar Lights
Mark grabs a few assistants today for help making a simple craft with mason jars. Mason jar lights can cost over $100 in the stores, but with Mark's tips you can create these lights for a fraction of the cost. And, Mark's tips will allow you to customize this craft to meet your decorating tastes and needs.
And, you can get check out all of our great crafts and recipes on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.