(Original air date: Monday, July 8th, 2013)
Actress Brooke D'Orsay

From "Royal Pains," actress Brooke D'Orsay
From " Royal Pains," actress Brooke D'Orsay stops by "Home & Family" today! Brooke, who plays newlywed Paige Collins on the show, chats with Mark & Cristina about what the season has in store for her. Plus, Brooke shares how she used her years of gymnastics training to jump start her acting career. And later, Brooke teaches Mark & Cristina her simple trampoline workout that anyone can do in the comfort of their living room.

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From "The Facts of Life," actress Lisa Whelchel
From the hit '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life," actress Lisa Whelchel, also known as Blair Warner, joins the show today! Also a former castaway on "Survivor: Philippines," Lisa talks about how being on "Survivor" had been a longtime goal and she even shares her audition tape. Plus, Lisa reveals some of the strategies she employed to make it to the final elimination.

Chef Robin Miller's creates two main dishes out of traditional appetizer recipes

Chef Robin Miller
Today in the "Home & Family" kitchen, h ost of "Quick Fix Meals" Chef Robin Miller turns appetizers into entrees! Robin is a master of making quick and simple meals with just five ingredients and today's recipes are not only quick and simple, but also scrumptious! Today, Robin shows how to create a grilled pork chop, topped with Carpaccio and Asiago cheese. Then, Robin shows how to create a Caprese salad served inside a wonton shell.


Stacey Vangelisti's DIY Pillowcase Dress
Mommy and blogger Stacey Vangelisti shares an adorable DIY Pillowcase Dress craft. Stacy's craft is very affordable and simple enough for the beginner DIY'er. And after our special fashion show, you'll be running to the closet to create a pillowcase dress for your little models!

Get all the instructions for Stacey Vangelisti's DIY Pillowcase Dress at

Ask the Experts: Getting the Best When Buying a Car
Buying a car can be a frustrating experience, so "Home & Family" has assembled a panel of car dealers to give you the tips on getting the best deal. Our experts share some of the most common mistakes people make when buying a car. Plus, our experts tell you what to look for when buying a car and when is the best time to buy!
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Chris Marino from BMW -
Rocio Bachmann, Toyota
Sam Aydedjian, Signature Auto,

Professional Mermaid Linden Wolbert
Professional Mermaid and host of "Mermaid Minute" Linden Wolbert swims up to "Home & Family" today. Linden shares how she first became a professional mermaid and even shares how she got her first tail. Plus, Linden tells how being a mermaid has gotten her into some of Hollywood's most exclusive celebrity parties! And later, Linden shows how she's turned her passion for the ocean into a campaign to educate children.

Learn more about "The World's Best Professional Mermaid, Linden Wolber," at & And, make sure you check out Linden's "Mermaid Minute" at

And, you can join Linden Wolbert in her work to protect out oceans at Or, you can join Linden in her support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation at

Cristina Cooks - Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cristina Cooks Sweet Frozen Treats
To help today's guests beat the sizzling summer heat, Cristina shares a collection of sweet frozen treats! Using some leftover gingersnaps and sherbet, Cristina shows how to make a tasty variation on ice cream sandwiches.
And, get more recipes from Cristina at For more recipes and crafts, check "Home & Family" out on Pinterest at

Mark's DIY Fountain

Mark's DIY Outdoor Patio Fountain
If you're looking to spruce up your outdoor patio or living area, Mark has a great DIY project for you. Today, Mark demonstrates how to make a simple DIY fountain in just minutes. Plus, Mark shares how you can turn his DIY fountain into an lovely indoor accent piece!