Today on Home & Family Monday, April 21st, 2014
Jackie Collins is celebrating the release of her 30th book, "The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook." The seasoned author continues to keep readers guessing which famous people her characters are based off of and why she created the fictional Lucky Santangelo to be such a powerful woman. She tells us about her early childhood, growing up alongside sister Joan and moving to Los Angeles at the age of 15. Jackie prides herself in being a very hands-on mom and now enjoys the benefits spoiling her grandchildren. She also tells us about receiving the Order of the British Empire honor from the Queen! Later, Jackie steps into the kitchen to share her namesake cocktail created by Wolfgang Puck, as well as her recipe for zucchini boats.
Yossi Dina of "Beverly Hills Pawn"
Thirty years ago, Yossi Dina began his career as a door-to-door salesman of jewelry. Three decades later, he is running a very successful pawn shop business in the 90210, handling items as low as $5 all the way up to the millions! He tells us how he appraises and authenticates the merchandise sent to him from around the world. Today, he displays a necklace that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor, jewelry worn by Celine Dion to the Oscars, and a few pieces of Elvis'. "Beverly Hills Pawn" airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on REELZChannel.
Men's Must-Haves for Spring with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas has some must-have products for the gentlemen. Especially in the summer, men need to be well-groomed. Kym showcases a couple of great manscaping tools. Plus, she introduces us to a subscription service that enables guys to rent neckties and bowties with coordinating pocket squares and cuff links. Products:
1. Virtually Indestructible Barbershop Kit, $39.99, remingtonproducts.com
2. Hyper Series Rotary Shaver, $84.99, remingtonproducts.com
Take advantage of a 15% off discount to update your jean wardrobe this spring -- order by calling (855) 4-My-Jeans or (855) 469-5326. Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.
"The Game" actress Brittany Daniel gets candid about her battle with cancer. After experiencing lower back pain and sensing that something serious was wrong, Brittany was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. While going through chemo treatment, the support of her family paired with acupuncture, meditation, and yoga helped Brittany overcome depression. For a special message from Brittany, go to our Twitter page @homeandfamilytv.
Cristina Cooks Sticky Rolls
As a special surprise for Mark, Cristina makes homemade sticky buns! Brittany Daniel helps make the zesty orange topping. Then, Cristina spreads filling and nuts on the dough and rolls it up. After the rolls have risen, she wipes an egg wash on them and continues to bake. Once they're out of the oven, she pours the sticky mixture on top and adds a layer of nuts.
Concrete Bowls with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard molds concrete bowls perfect for planting succulents in. He explains why it's better to use mortar insead of concrete for this project. Ken also details how to properly let the bowls dry slowly to avoid cracking.
Alisa Donner, co-founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month, and Kristin Cruz, radio host and mommy blogger of "I Heart Moms!," are here to help expectant mom Debbie Matenopoulos prepare for her bundle of joy. Pregnancy Awareness Month began in 2008 as a maternal health and awareness campaign. The organization has built a community on the web to give moms-to-be an outlet to communicate. They're also excited to host an event in Santa Monica on April 27. Today, Alisa and Kristin introduce us to some great products for newborns, including a hands-free pumping system, a nasal aspirator, and a brand new baby carrier.
"Home & Family" camera operator Jesse Snider steps in front of the lens today. With a little TLC from Debbie Matenopoulos and the expert team she assembled, Jesse is ready for his close-up and to summer in the Hamptons. Eager for a change, Jesse was very cooperative during the entire journey. Now, he's all clean-cut and polished. Jesse also received dinner for two compliments of Roy's, royrestaurant.com, and a signed copy of Roy Yamaguchi's cookbook.
Meet the beauty squad:
Noel Jean, stylist/costume designer, @noeljean
Lionel Renard, owner of Lionel Renard Salon, @lrenardsalon
Christopher Ramos, master barber at Baxter Finley Barber & Shop, www.baxterfinley.com
Mary-Ann Jones, nail technician, @thepaintednail
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.
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