Today on Home & Family
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Kirk Cameron
Get ready for some more "Seaver Fever!" Actor Kirk Cameron hints at talks of a potential "Growing Pains" reboot, as well as his sister Candace Cameron-Bure maybe returning to her role of DJ Tanner on an updated "Full House." With his wife since the age of 18, Kirk discusses the sacred Christmas traditions they share with their six children.

"Saving Christmas" opens in theaters on November 14 for a limited run.

Follow him on Twitter @kirkcameron.

Cristina Cooks French Macarons for Christmas

Snack on the new "it" cookie, French macarons. Cristina makes them with an orange-flavored chocolate filling for Christmas. These sweet sandwich cookies are perfect to pair with coffee or tea.
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Click here to get your copy of Cristina's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at

How to Wear Fringe this Fall with Kym Douglas

Get the fringe benefits of fall fashion from Kym Douglas. Shimmy and shake in boots, moccasins, dresses, jackets, and more. If you don't want to be decked out in head-to-toe fringe, consider adding a tiny dose of it on a bag or jewelry. Where did this trend start, you ask? On the Fashion Week runway and the September Issue of "Vogue!"
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Barrett Foa & Renee Felice Smith

"NCIS: Los Angeles" co-stars Barrett Foa & Renee Felice Smith developed an instant connection at their screen test. Their friendship blossomed from there. Nowadays, they enjoy going to the theatre together and even formed a dance team, "Floorescence." Find out how they handle getting recognized by fans as they go about their daily business.

"NCIS: Los Angeles" airs Mondays at 10/9c on CBS.

Ben Gavartin

As his Mitzvah project, Ben Gavartin was inspired to serve a 5-star meal to the homeless by founding Ben Feeds Back. He went around town to pitch the idea to various vendors to donate everything from produce to meat to dessert to table linens and more. Find out the challenges he faced and the lessons he learned from this selfless mission. Ben's well on his way to reaching his $25,000 fundraising goal!

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DIY Tire Ottoman with Mark

Using an old tire from a shop or junk yard, you can make a nautical-looking ottoman for your living room or patio set. Mark wraps the tire with thick rope until it's completely covered.
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How Dirty is Your Kitchen with Sophie Uliano?

Sophie Uliano proves that your kitchen is likely a lot filthier that you might imagine. Using a gadget that detects surface residue, she tests the cleanliness our family member's cooking and cleaning items and they all fail miserably. Find out how to properly sanitize your kitchen to avoid getting food poisoning in your very own home.

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Twitter: @sophieuliano

Baby Shower Tips from

Cristina and Mark share stressfree and stylish baby shower tips from Hallmark. Decorate for the special occasion with printable banners and labels. Have guests hand write funny messages on diapers to give mom and dad something to smile about during diaper changes. Order customized embroidered onesies for the little tot. Serve pieces of cake inside mason jars as a party favor.

Print off party favor tags for free at See more at

Childhood Food Allergies with Dr. JJ Levenstein

Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP debunks myths about food allergies during childhood years. Learn the difference between intolerance and allergies. And, find out if your kids can outgrow allergies or if they'll persist into adulthood.

Take parenting classes instructed by Dr. Levenstein online by visiting To learn more about parents' concerns with kids go to her Facebook page at Also, find helpful parenting products at the website Dr. Levenstein co-founded and serves as president of,

Doggie Makeover Monday

Best Friends Animal Society executive director Marc Peralta brings along two-year-old poodle mix Ted for a snout-to-paw makeover. Laura Nativo shares a bit of Ted's backstory, which is a prime example of the many other pooches up for adoption from overcrowded shelters across the country. Ted's matted fur is shaved off and he's given a new "leash" on life while he waits to meet his fur-ever family.

Makeover provided by: Judy Ray, Dirty Hairy Mobile Dog Grooming,
Training provided by: Laura Nativo, Pet Lifestyle Expert,
Food provided by:
Grooming products provided by:
Leash provide by:

We'd like to thank for contributing to Ted's gift basket.

Please visit "The Fairy Dogmother" Laura Nativo at:
Twitter: @LauraNativo

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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