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Today on Home & Family Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Dian Thomas
"New York Times" best selling author and "First Lady of Creativity" Dian Thomas makes her Season 2 premiere today. Dian, who always has the most unique ideas for enjoying the outdoors, shares an unbelieveable recipe for chicken, cooked in a backpack! Dian's "Chicken in a Backpack" recipe only needs a few ingredients and is a great way to cap off a day of hiking.

Get Dian's cooking instructions>>

You can find all of author and professional speaker Dian Thomas' tips to "Roughing it Easy" at www.dianthomas.com. See Dian at the Orange County Home & Garden Show this Saturday and Sunday!

Josh Flagg
From Bravo's hit reality series "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," real estate agent Josh Flagg joins the family today! Josh, who has sold over one billion dollars worth of real estate in his career, shares some of his personal insights on the recovering real estate market. And later, Josh shares some of best strategies for selling a home and flipping a house!

Josh shares his house-flipping wisdom>>

" Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo. Learn more about Josh Flagg and see his listings at joshflagg.com.

Fabio Viviani Cooks Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce
Fabio Viviani is back from his Italian vacation and shares personal photos from his trip! He promises his recipe for butternut squash ravoili with brown butter sage sauce can make that special someone fall deeply in love with you. Fabio's butternut squash recipe includes amaretto cookie crumbles and he also teaches us to make fresh egg pasta dough in a food proceessor.

Get Fabio's recipes>>

Fabio's book, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at www.fabioviviani.com.

Ken Wingard's DIY Pumpkin Kegs
Pumpkins may not really turn into carriages, but you can carve out your own Cinderella story this Halloween. Lifestyle expert Ken Wingard converts a hollowed pumpkin into a keg! Insert a spiget and fill the pumpkin with a refreshing fall beverage that blends well with pumpkin flavor.

Check out Ken's pumpkin keg instructions and apple cider iced tea recipe>>

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

DIY Mead with Chef Jordan Toft

Put a cork in it! Chef Jordan Toft is here today to quench your thirst with homemade mead. By following his instructions, you too can turn your kitchen into a micro-brewery. Cheers! Learn to brew a batch of mead>>

Get details on what equipment you'll need to make mead>>

Visit Chef Jordan Toft at Eveleigh, www.theeveleigh.com.

Hollywood Steals

Sandie Newton comes bearing deals for her Season 2 debut. In the premiere installment of the weekly "Hollywood Steals," Sandie offers discounts of up to 70% off. Keep track of time with a fashionable OMAX watch or get wrapped up in a ruana fringe wrap by Sachi. Plus, don't miss out on a versatile two-in-one vegan leather purse. To take advantage of these Hollywood Steals and more, call 1-855-655-STEAL or visit http://www.hollywoodsteals.com/.

To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. And, make sure you visit our animal rescue charity at www.facebook.com/TheMuttScouts and by email at themuttscouts@gmail.com.

Sophie Uliano's DIY Garbage Disposal Refreshers
If there is a stench coming from your sink, healthy beauty and eco expert Sophie Uliano has a solution to refresh your garbage disposal with a non-toxic drain opener. She also tells us what to steer clear of putting down the garbage disposal to avoid clogging and dulling of the blades.

Get Sophie's odor eliminating tips>>

For more with Sophie Uliano, visit gorgeouslygreen.com and follow her on Twitter @sophieuliano.