Cristina's Caramel Apples

Cristina has enlisted Mark's stellar photography skills to help her update her cooking blog. For the first time, Mark tried his hand at photographing food and the results are gorgeous. Cristina also shares the story behind caramel apples becoming a fall tradition in her household. As a thank you to Mark, she even named the recipe "The Royal Steines Caramel Apples." For this recipe and more, visit

Ross Mathews

Ross "The Intern" Mathews is all grown up and has gone from "Tonight Show" sidekick to hosting his very own talk show, " Hello Ross." He joins us today to talk about what sets him apart from the competition and how he's made a niche for himself as a superfan of pop culture. Ross also shares some hilarious bloopers. To put Ross' celeb knowledge to the test, he and all the family members play a round of "Celebrity" Pop Culture Edition.

" Hello Ross" airs Fridays at 10/9c on E! His book, "Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence," is available on Also, make sure to follow Ross on Twitter @helloross.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce

Fabio Viviani's Braised Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce
Fabio Viviani hits to kitchen to cook a fall-off-the-bone tender braised lamb shank in red wine sauce. He allows the lamb to marinate overnight in the fridge with garlic cloves, chili flakes, olive oil, and red wine. The following day, he bakes the dish in beef stock for three hours. Fabio also defines the culinary term "braised."

Get Fabio's braised lamb recipe here>> Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at For more information on the chef and to subscribe to his newsletter, "Fabio's Kitchen Academy," go to

Emily Maynard

Emily Maynard
Emily Maynard knows a thing or two about diamonds, so becoming a jewelry designer has been a natural progression for the self-proclaimed "girly girl." The former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" reality star touches on her experience searching for love on TV and her current life as a momtrepreneur. Emily's teamed with Towne & Reese on her jewelry collection and even involves her young daughter Ricki in the process. All of the pieces are named after her little friends. And, Emily explains how her mom and grandma's jewelry boxes offered inspiration.

Receive 20% off all items between 10/7/13 and 10/20/13 at using the discount code HOMEFAM20.

Please follow jewelry designer Emily Maynard on Twitter @EmilyMaynard and on Instagram.


Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP is here with advice to keep your whole family sniffle-free this schoolyear. She highly advises all family members over 6 months of age to get a flu vaccine as soon as possible. Parents should also consider protecting their children from the sometimes fatal whooping cough. Dr. Tanya emphasizes the importance of proper hand washing and discusses how bodies build up immunity against sicknesses and the impact of certain seasons on illnesses. And, please, keep your kids home from school and activities if they are contageous.

For more with Dr. Tanya, please visit

Kym Douglas' Fact or Fad Facial Products

Kym Douglas "Fact or Fad" Facial Products
Beauty expert Kym Douglas has on her lab coat and goggles to test beauty products in the "Home & Family" laboratory. She tells us why pore minimizers are nothing but a myth. Instead, get a face pore primer for smoother skin. For the best anti-aging results, she recommends products that contain retinol to achieve fresher, new skin after the old layer peels off. Also to rejuvenate your face, create a mask from the Dead Sea that can be removed with a magnet. Kym then introduces a nifty new tool to curl hair as easy as 1-2-3.

Find all of Kym's tips and products here>> Beauty Facts:
1. "Shrinking" your pores is impossible!
2. The most effective "anti-aging" creams contain a high percentage of retinol. Kym's recommended products:
Face pore primer from
Inance Retinol 1%
M4-Mineral Rich Magnetic Mud Mask
Conair's Curl Secret

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Jessie Jane's DIY Chalkboard Tray

Jessie Jane's DIY Chalkboard Tray
Chalk it up to Jessie Jane to craft a DIY Lazy Susan Chalkboard Tray. Channel your inner artisan to make your own personalized serving platter using chalkboard paint or spray paint. You can label your various dishes with chalkboard markers or standard chalk. Plus, it's easy to erase to use over and over again.

Get the step-by-step instructions here>> For more with Jessie Jane, visit

"Home & Family" Viewer Makeover

"Home & Family" fan Kathryn Lancey is preparing to re-enter the job market, so her daughter Victoria Lancey and sister Carol Lovy thought she was due for a makeover. So, we enlisted the ultimate glam squad to give Kathryn the A-list treatment. After being pampered by celeb hairstylist Mitch Stone, celebrity stylist Lindsay Albanese, and Kevyn Aucoin pro makeup artist Viviana Martin, Kathryn is ready to impress in all her job interviews. Plus, Emily Maynard surprises her with earrings to complete her new look.

For more information, please visit:
Mitch Stone, celeb hairstylist
Lindsay Albanese, celebrity stylist
Viviana Martin, pro makeup artist for Kevyn Aucoin

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