Today on Home & Family Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Forty years ago, Paul Stanley co-created the iconic rock band KISS. Since then, KISS has sold over 100 million records, making them one of the best selling bands of all time. Today, the entertainer tells us how he defied the odds of deafness, an unstable childhood, and bullying to make it big in the music industry. He reveals his secret insecurities and struggles in his memoir, "Face the Music," but promises a happy ending with his lovely wife, four kids, and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Paul also chats about doing his own iconic KISS makeup and how he performs in those heavy platform boots. Later, he shows off his culinary expertise in the kitchen with Cristina when they make his recipe for chicken marinade and Brussels sprouts.
Fabio Viviani Cooks Spaghetti in White Clam Sauce
Fabio Viviani updates us on the expansion of his restaurant empire throughout the country. Then, he cooks spaghetti in white clam sauce, fooling the shell fish by mimicking ocean water with a pinch of salt. For a ton of additional flavor, Fabio adds bacon bits and garlic as a spin on this classic recipe. He also discusses whether it's important for the clam shells to open.
Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at www.amazon.com. For more information on the chef and to subscribe to his newsletter, "Fabio's Kitchen Academy," go to www.fabioviviani.com.
DIY No-Sew Monogrammed Pillows with Jessie Jane
Jessie Jane crafts sequin-embellished pillows to decorate your sofa, bed, and more. These throws can be so costly in stores because they're handstitched one sequin at a time. But, Jessie has a money-saving short-cut. She glues a strand of sequined ribbon on the pillow, spelling out a special word or phrase.
Must-Have Summer Travel Apps with Nikki Boyer
Internet trend expert Nikki Boyer is here to help get you in vacation mode without the stresses associated with coordinating travel. She gets us organized with free apps that can compile itineraries, confirmations, and track flight information all in one place. She also introduces a resourceful app to help you pack appropriately for the climate you're visiting. And, keep the kids occupied en route to your destination with films on Disney Movies Anywhere. Plus, download GateGuru to navigate airports worldwide. Featured Apps:
1. Download Tripit for free on your smart phone.
2. You can download Packing Pro on any iOS device for $2.99. 3. Download Disney Movies Anywhere App for free at the App Store or visit DisneyMoviesAnywhere.com.
As part of Pixar's Summer Movies To Go, for a limited time everyone who downloads the Disney Movies Anywhere App gets "The Incredibles" for free! One lucky "Home & Family" viewer will get a free iPad with 14 films pre-downloaded on it from Disney Movies Anywhere! Just follow us on Twitter and re-Tweet our Tweet using the hashtag #DisneyMovie and we'll select the winner at random. The contest closes on Thursday, June 5th at 12a PST.
Check out nikkiboyer.com.
When sitting down to pen her memoir, author, comedian, and co-executive producer of "Devious Maids" Carol Leifer instead decided to write practical tips applicable to readers in every walk of life. Today, she shares job interview tips for recent graduates just hitting the workforce. Plus, find out about the "Rule of 10" she learned from Jay Leno. Carol also emphasizes that it takes persistence to get to where you want to be. It took her 22 attempts before successfully booking a spot on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and waited a long time to score an opening gig for Frank Sinatra. Carol also shares one of her failures, getting banned from Aaron Spelling's office. Plus, learn about the women on the writing staff of "Seinfeld." Make sure to pick up Carol's book, " How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying," available now.
Marc Peralta & Dog Foster Parent Marlane Barnes
Best Friends Animal Society LA executive director Marc Peralta shares the process of becoming a foster parent of a dog. Foster mom Marlane Barnes explains what criteria she looks for when finding the perfect match to temporarily offer her home and affection to. The two animal lovers also discuss how to meet a dog who's available for adoption and the meaning "foster failures." Points:
-As a foster parent, you're helping to find the perfect home for that animal.
-One third of "foster homes" become "forever homes." -Animal centers will match you with an animal that fits your needs. For more information on animal fostering, check out Best Friends Animal Society's website at www.bestfriends.org. Get involved with the no-kill movement at nkla.org.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.
Sunscreen with Sophie Uliano
When catching rays this summer, make sure to protect your skin. Sophie Uliano schools us on the dos and don't of fun in the sun. She cautions us about the authenticity of the SPF on sunscreen labels, as well as claims the lotions are sweatproof and water resistant. Sophie also describes the effectiveness of natural versus chemical or mineral sunscreens to block the harmful sunrays. Then, she explains the quantity we should apply and frequency we need to reapply. Sophie caps it all off by placing a sunhat containing SPF on the top of her head as an additional barrier.
Grandparents as Parents
Sylvie de Toledo, LCSW tells us what sparked the initial idea to found Grandparents as Parents. Due to unforeseen circumstances, a growing number of grandparents are faced with the task of providing for their grandchildren. Sylvie has created a community for these grandmas and grandpas to support one another through conversations, group activities, swapping childcare products, and so much more. Also joining us is Jacklyn Laird, who is just one example of many who has benefitted from this group. On a moment's notice, she selflessly took in her four grandchildren without ever having met them before. Over 2.7 million children are being raised by grandparents because their parents are unable to care for them. Sylvie de Toledo started her organization, Grandparents as Parents, in 1987. It provides resources and support to thousands of people around the country. No one is every turned away. Grandparents as Parents helps over 3,500 people a year. For more information, please visit grandparentsasparents.org and you can also pick up a copy of Sylvie's book, "Grandparents as Parents."
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