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Today on Home & Family Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Finola Hughes
Finola Hughes talks about checking in to the long-running soap "General Hospital." She discusses her character's role in the police department and as a single mom. Finola explains how demanding the show's schedule is, having to remember upwards of 60 pages of dialogue daily. She also dishes on what she's really thinking during those love scenes. Before acting, Finola was an accomplished dancer, so she is excited to next be starring as a dance mom in the film "Platinum."
"General Hospital" airs weekdays at 2/1c on ABC.

Catch Finola in the upcoming movie " Platinum."

Cristina Cooks Farfalle with Roasted Beets & Walnut Pesto
Vegetabletarian Finola Hughes joins Cristina in the kitchen to get their beet on! The pair makes farfalle with roasted beets and walnut pesto. Cristina explains that roasting and adding walnut oil brings out the nutty flavor. She also shares a tip to prevent leftovers from spoiling.
Find the recipe here>> Tips:
1. At the store, choose deep colored beets with vibrant green leaves.
2. Beet greens are a good source of fiber, potassium, iron, and vitamins A & C. 3. For pesto, always grind garlic and walnuts before adding other ingredients. 4. For greener pesto, use 50% parsley and 50% basil. 5. Adding warm pasta water to farfalle, pesto, and beets helps blend together. Click here to get your copy of Cristina's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.

Styling Your Coffee Table with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard teaches us to design a magazine spread-worthy coffee table for your living room. When displaying your decor, keep Ken's F.A.B.O.O. acronym in mind and arrange your items in groups, levels, and heights. He also warns us of the biggest eyesores to avoid.
Design Principle of F.A.B.O.O.: Foundation- bowl or tray
Ambiance- some kind of candle light
Outdoor Item- flower or branch
Oddity- personal item/conversation piece

Visit Ken Wingard at KennethWingard.com and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.

Alicia Witt
Actress and singer/songwriter Alicia Witt impresses us with stories of her early years as a child prodigy, reciting Shakespeare at just 4-years-old. Coming off a huge ratings success in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "A Very Merry-Mix Up," Alicia is now thrilled to be a mid-series addition to the cast of "Justified" and introduces her character. Plus, we're in for a treat as she she performs "Do It" from her "Live at Rockwood" album.
Too see more of Alicia Witt on "Justified," tune in to FX on Tuesdays at 10/9c.

You can find Alicia's music on amazon.com, as well as her website aliciawittmusic.com. For a behind-the-scenes moment with Alicia, go to our Twitter page @homeandfamilytv.

Golden Globe Desserts with Sheila G. Mains
Sheila G. Mains discovered the silver lining in losing her job. Unemployed, she founded Brownie Brittle and has gone on to cater top Hollywood movie premieres and events. Sheila gives us a sneak peek of the desserts she'll be serving at the Weinstein party at this Sunday's Golden Globes.
Get her Brownie Brittle Praline Cheesecake recipe>> Visit browniebrittle.com for further information.

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards air on Sunday, January 12 at 8e/7c/5p on NBC.

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Re-Potting Plants with Shirley Bovshow
Shirley Bovshow explains why she decided to re-pot her mom's plants. She demonstrates how to choose a proper sized pot and reveals that a plant can have a muffin-top just like our waistline! Shirley also shares a tip to delay fertilizing.
Shirley Bovshow's Method of Re-Potting:
1. Cover container with a large towel and strike with a wire hanger until it cracks open.
2. Lift asparagus fern and open up the tangled roots with a knife or hacksaw. 3. Prepare the new container by filling with packing peanuts at bottom of pot and then halfway fill with soil. 4. Set the loosened root ball into container, making sure the crown of the plant sits 1-inch below the rim of pot. 5. Fill with soil and press down to remove air bubbles. 6. Water. Check out Shirley Bovshow's garden designing expertise at edenmakers.com and follow her on Twitter @EdenMaker.

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