Today on Home & Family
Monday, October 6th, 2014
"Jersey Boys" stars Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli), Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Adam Zelasko (Nick Massi), and Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio) tell us how they channel The Four Seasons without impersonating the band members. Then, they doo wop their way through two oldies but goodies, "Who Loves You" and "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)." Later, the quartet cooks Frankie Valli's Jersey-style meatball recipe.
To see "Jersey Boys" live on Broadway, go to jerseyboystour.com.
Actress Rena Sofer discusses playing an evil, monstrous role on "The Bold and the Beautiful." The mom of two daughters opens up about how heartbroken her younger daughter was when her big sister recently left for college. Next, Reno lights up her wax-less candles. Made of vegetable collagen and oil, these fragrant candles are good for your skin.
How to Put Your Best Selfie Forward with Kym Douglas
The selfie craze has taken over your world. Kym Douglas has tips to get in on the hip trend. She demonstrates the do's and don'ts of posing for your close-up. Learn the best and worst angles to snap from.
For perfectly coiffed selfies, use "The Selfie Brush," an iPhone holder/paddle brush, available at selfiebrush.com for $19.99.
Lucky Dog & Stability Dogs with Brandon McMillan
Animal expert and "Lucky Dog" host Brandon McMillan has trained shelter dogs for commercials and movies and insists rescue pups are just as trainable as pooches from a breeder. Today, he discusses training service animals to assist veterans who have lost limbs in explosions. Find out what breeds are best to help our wounded warriors stabilize their balance. Learn how Brandon teaches dogs to retrieve practical objects with a technique he calls "bridging."
Cristina Ferrare Starts Cooking for Thanksgiving
We all know Cristina Ferrare gets much of her Christmas shopping done in the summertime and now, in October, she's planning ahead for her Thanksgiving feast. She's prepped some side dishes and desserts already for her large 50+ gathering. Cristina freezes the food in dated plastic bags that are sealed airtight. When turkey day comes around, she takes the bags out of the freezer to thaw while the bird cooks and then reheats the dishes in the oven.
Items that can be made ahead of time for your Thanksgiving meal:
- Creamed Spinach
- Pie Dough
Child Laptop & Cell Phone Security with Greg Evans
Cyber security expert Gregory D. Evans breaks down the meaning of spyware and reveals it's legal for parents of minors to use this software to monitor their children's online activity. He stresses how important it is for guardians to be aware of who kids are chatting with, emailing, and texting and which websites they're surfing. Learn how you can gain access to your son's and daughter's computer without their knowledge to playback their online usage and protect them from predators.
Please visit gregorydevans.com.
Cookware with Sophie Uliano
Sophie Uliano informs us of the dangers of non-stick pans when the coating wears off. When cooking at high temperatures, the coating can break down and emit toxic fumes that can cause flu-like symptoms. To avoid the health risk, cook only on low heat. As a safe and healthy alternative, Sophie recommends cast iron cookware instead, plus other options as well.
For information on Lodge Cast Iron Cookware, go to www.lodgemfg.com/.
For information on Green Pan Thermalon Ceramic Pans, go to www.greenpan.com.
For information on 360 Stainless Steel Cookware, go to www.360cookware.com/.
Makeover recipient Lisa Gorlic has been in and out of ICU for years battling Sheehan's Syndrome. Sister Denise Weaver wants her to feel healthy and look her very best. After our beauty team works their magic, Lisa looks spectacular with dramatic makeup, two sets of lashes, and all-new hair color. She's outfitted in a figure-flattering optical illusion dress with a peplum waist and shoulder pads paired with floral shoes. Lisa's ready to kick up her heels for a fun night on the town.
Meet the Glam Squad:
Troy Jensen, makeup, @itstroyjensen
Joseph Chase, hairstylist, @josephchase
Alejandro Peraza, @alejandroperazastyle
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.
We'd like to thank:
1. basler-fashion.com for providing the wardrobe
2. singledress.com for providing the wardrobe
3. siandsidesign.com for providing the jewelry
4. Madison at shoedazzle.com for providing the shoes
6. STK Steakhouses, stkhouse.com
For more on Lisa's story and Sheehan's Syndrome, please visit hypogal.com.
Cookie Cutter Pumpkin Carving with Tanya Memme
Tanye Memme demonstrates how you can get your little ones involved with pumpkin carving without the danger of a sharp knife. Using a cookie cutter, pound out the shape of your choice with a mallet. Then, put a glowing candle inside the hollow pumpkin.
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 bestfriends.org/hallmarkchannel or contact Best Friends Animal Society at (818) 643-3989. We also invite you to visit bfla.bestfriends.org and bestfriends.org.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit
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