Melody Thomas Scott
For 35 years, Melody Thomas Scott has portrayed Nikki Newman on "The Young and the Restless." She explains how she developed a photographic memory in order to remember pages and pages of dialogue for the soap opera with little to no rehearsal. She and her co-stars don't always nail their lines, so Melody tells us how she recovers and improvises after the flub. Plus, the actress even has the show to thank for meeting her husband, with whom she has children.
"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays at 12:30 ET/11:00 PT on CBS.
Vintage Beauty Tricks with Kym Douglas
As the saying goes, beauty is pain. Dating back several centuries, women have been sacrificing comfort for beauty. Kym Douglas tells us that in 2014 it doesn't have to be that way! She explains how Skineez can shape your silhouette without hurting your organs like girdles and Spanx do. As a replacement to the raw meat face masks of the 1930s, today facemasks have evolved to be made of collagen, seaweed, and even gold. Way back in the 18th century, ladies put lard in their wigs, but nowadays, hairspray does the trick. And, Kym also shows us a special way to get a golden tan.
Kym recommends Rodan & Fields Essentials Foamless Sunning Tan, available at rodanandfields.com.
Cristina Cooks "Taste of Home" Cocoa-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Carrot Puree
"Taste of Home" editor in chief Catherine Cassidy joins Cristina in the kitchen via Skype. She walks Cristina through the steps of broiling a tender cocoa-crusted beef tenderloin recipe submitted by Gina Myers of Spokane, WA. Catherine reveals what inspired Gina to include cocoa and coffee as ingredients while developing the recipe during a "food war" with her dad. And, Catherine explains why this pairs so well with carrot puree as a side dish.
Veteran television executive Vince Calandra vividly recalls the British Invasion 50 years when The Beatles' made their historic American debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He tells us why he wound up standing-in for an ill George Harrison during rehearsal and other memories of the Fab Four's U.S. arrival. To commemmorate this milestone anniversary, Vince is partaking in "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to the Beatles" on CBS alongside an impressive list of celebrity guests and a special performance by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr singing "Hey Jude." Later, the family gathers to play a round of "H&F Feud Beatlemania."
"The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to the Beatles" airs February 9 at 8/7c on CBS.
Power Struggles with Your Children
Dr. Jenn Berman, host and lead therapist on VH1's "Couples Therapy," discusses the early age at which children develop their own opinions and begin exerting will. She touches on how parents should speak to their kids, handle temper tandrums, and enforce boundaries. Then, Dr. Berman solves parenting dilemmas submitted by "Home & Family" Facebook followers and posed by our very own family members.
VH1's "Couples Therapy" airs Thursdays at 9/8c.
You can also follow Dr. Berman on Twitter @drjennberman.
Jessie Jane's DIY Valentine's Day Cheesecakes
Make your Valentine's Day extra sweet this February 14! Jessie Jane teaches us how to make a water bath before filling heart-shaped molds with graham cracker crust. Then, she mixes food coloring to make mini-cheesecakes of a rainbow of hues. Lastly, she writes cute messages on top.
Doggie Makeovers for Rescue Dogs
These pooches want to put their best paw forward in hopes of finding a fur-ever home. Laura Nativo and Debbie Matenopoulos assemble a team of groomers and canine stylists who get busy turning these scruffy rescues into top dogs. Once their makeovers are complete, tails wag as they strut their mutt on the runway in brand new outfits!
We'd like to extend a special thanks to: 1. Helen Woodward Animal Center, animalcenter.org
2. Lucky Puppy Rescue & Retail in Studio City, CA, luckypuppyrescueandretail.org
3. Sydnee's Pet Grooming, sydneespetgrooming.com
4. Ruff Ruff Couture, ruffruffcouture.com
You can follow TV host and personality Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.
Before heading out on their headlining tour, a cappella sensations Pentatonix stop by "Home & Family" for a fun performance. "The Sing-Off" champs harmonize for their mash-up of "Hey Momma" and "Hit the Road Jack."
Pentatonix's latest album, "PTX Volume 2," is available now. Watch additional videos at youtube.com/ptxofficial. For more information on tour dates, go to ptxofficial.com.
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