The Home & Family Best Of Special
On a very special edition of Home & Family, Mark & Cristina share some of their favorite moments from the show. From our most memorable guests to our favorite recipes, we've gathered the best of the best for this special edition of Home & Family! So sit back and enjoy some of Home & Family's biggest laughs, imaginative crafts, and a whole lot more!
The one and only 'Fonz,' Henry Winkler is on the show! Since bringing to life "Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli," Henry has become a celebrated director, producer, and best-selling author, all while struggling with dyslexia. Henry talks about overcoming his learning difference to become the successful figure we all know and love. And later, Henry talks about his work on behalf of children with learning differences, including Cristina's daughter Arianna. And later, Henry jumps into our kitchen with Cristina to cook a heart healthy Pappardelle with Bolognese sauce.
Holly Robinson Peete
Joining the family is actress, singer, and mom Holly Robinson Peete. Today, Holly talks about her personal quest to educate and support families dealing with Autism and Parkinson's Disease. And later, Holly jumps into the kitchen to share a healthy mac & cheese recipe that's also White House approved!
Try Holly's Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese Recipe here>> Get more information on Holly Robinson Peete's Hollyrod Foundation at hollyrod.org.
From "Extreme Makeover Home Edition," Paige Hemmis stops by to share an amazing craft project! The handygirl is sprucing up an entire wall in the media room with her DIY Family Tree. As Paige demonstrates, with just a few picture frames and some creativity, you and your family can create your own beautiful family tree.
What materials are needed for Paige's Family Tree Decals/Frames?
- • Paint-Paint Brushes
- • Pencil
- • Frames-different size frames, depending on size
- • Nails-Hammer
- • Decal
- • Sponge Stencils
TLC's "Take Home Chef" and host of "Top Chef Masters," Curtis Stone joins the family today. First, Curtis shares a scrumptious recipe for scallops and peas with bacon and mint. And later, Curtis gives our bride-to-be, Gabi Kiss, a quick culinary lesson.
For more info on Curtis and his "Kitchen Solutions" line, go to his website
Celebrity Fitness Trainer Ashley Borden
Celebrity fitness trainer Ashley Borden stops by to share some great workout tips. First Ashley talks about her road to leading a healthy lifestyle after struggling with an eating disorder during her teen years. Later, Ashley demonstrates how her training system can make it easier to stay in shape and also help improve your posture and physical alignment.
Learn more about Ashley Borden at www.ashleyborden.com & @ashleyborden. And, you can check out the TRX training system at: www.trxtraining.com.
Decorative painting expert Annie Sloan is back with the family today! Annie is back with her unique creation, chalk paint, to show how the paint works on fabric. Today Annie invigorates some drab old chairs while demonstrating some useful tips to painting furniture.
Annie Sloan's Fabric Painting Steps:
You want to dilute the paint with water so that it is liquid enough to absorb in the fabric. Paint needs to soak into the "top" of the chair, rather than all the way though – what you are trying to avoid is thick paint that clogs up the pile and feels hard and crusty on drying. If you think the paint might still be too thick, add some more water and use a scrubbing motion with the paintbrush to spread the paint around. Let the paint dry (takes a couple days to dry thoroughly)
Use a brush or clean, dry cloth to apply clear wax thinly and evenly over the woodwork. Wipe off any excess with a cloth, and wipe the upholstery studs (if applicable). Get more unique painting tips and projects from Annie Sloan at: www.anniesloan.com.
Noreen Fraser of the Noreen Fraser Foundation
From the Noreen Fraser Foundation, Noreen Fraser visits the show today! Noreen shares how she began her foundation after noticing that men were often excluded from the existing cancer organizations. What's most interesting is that the Noreen Fraser Foundation works to inject a sense of humor in their efforts to increase awareness and encourage early detection. And later, Noreen's husband Woody, who is also the "Home & Family" Executive Producer, opens up about the toll that cancer takes not just on the patient, but on partners, family, and caregivers. Noreen and Woody's heartwarming story reminds us all that no one person beats cancer and that we all have a role in eradicating this disease.
Learn more about the Noreen Fraser Foundation by visiting noreenfraserfoundation.org.
The utensils fly during the first ever Home & Family Appetizer Wars! Actor Sean Patrick Flanery teams up with Iron Chef Cat Cora to take on Cristina and Magician Murray Sawchuck. With just a few minutes on the clock, our two teams take to our own kitchen stadium and whip up a selection of delectable appetizers.
The Push Girls
Stars of the Sundance Channel series "Push Girls," Tiphany Adams and Mia Schaikewitz share their amazing stories with Mark & Cristina. Tiphany and Mia talk about the events that left them wheelchair bound and also share how the show allows them to knock down perceptions of their capabilities. From dating to driving, Mia and Tiphany's inspiring stories show exactly why " Push Girls" is shattering stereotypes of people in wheelchairs.
Learn more about Tiphany, Mia, and the other "Push Girls" at sundancechannel.com.
"Push Girls" airs Monday nights at 10 eastern on the Sundance Channel.
Mark & Tanya Memme's DIY Play Kitchen
It's time for a little child's play with lifestyle expert and host of " Sell This House: Extreme," Tanya Memme! Today Tanya (with help from Mark) shows how to turn an outdated entertainment center into a fun and interactive play kitchen. Perfect for the little chef in your home, Tanya's DIY play kitchen costs a fraction of those in stores and allows you to add a personal touch to an amazing kids' toy!