IZOD IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon makes a pitstop at "Home & Family" today to talk about his life in the fast lane. He describes the sensation of driving at top speed and the risks involved. The racecar driver also discusses strategy on the track and his intense training regimen. Later, the father of two little girls challenges Mark on the "Home & Family" Speedway in giant hamster balls!
For more information on the racing circuit, go to indycar.com.
Duff Goldman Cooks Kansas City Style BBQ Ribs
Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes, is a real mama's boy. Joined by his mom, Jacqueline Winch, Duff grills fall-off-the-bone tender bbq ribs, slow and low. Jacqueline also shares all the special ingredients that go into her custom homemade bbq sauce.
Kym Douglas' Halloween Costume Fashion Show
Anchors away! Kym Douglas is dressed as a sailor girl this Halloween and hosts an entire fashion show of costume ideas for our family members. This October 31, you can dress as anything from a pirate to a mermaid to a Greek Goddess and more.
Buy any of Kym's Halloween costume picks for 15% off until Saturday, October 26 at www.yourlamode.com.
Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com.
Jessie Jane's DIY Stencil Pillows
Jessie Jane creates designer inspired pillows using stencils, so you can embellish your couch with pretty patterns or for the holidays. Decorative pillows can cost upwards of $300 in the store, but this DIY project is just small a fraction of the cost and can get the entire family's creative juices flowing. Jessie recommends taking your time while blotting the stencil, so your paint is distributed evenly.
Bestselling author Debbie Macomber speaks candidly on her struggle with dyslexia and how she turned her love of storytelling into such a lucrative career. As an executive producer of the Hallmark Channel Original Series "Cedar Cove," Debbie explains how she's adjusting to her characters leaping off the page and onto the screen. She also enthusiastically introduces us to her latest novel, "Starry Night." Then, Debbie teaches Cristina her other passion: knitting!
Watch Part 2 of Debbie's interview>> Stay tuned to Hallmark Channel for Season 2 of "Cedar Cove" in 2014. Don't forget to pick up Debbie Macomber's new book, " Starry Night," out now. Ten lucky winners will win an autographed copy of her book and all you have to do is just follow us on Twitter @homeandfamilytv and re-tweet our Tweet #StarryNight. And, be sure to visit Debbie at www.debbiemacomber.com.
Dr. Ruth Sorotzkin, MD
Family physician Dr. Ruth Sorotzkin, MD from Saint John's Medical Center in Santa Monica educates us on the difference between the common cold and the flu. She explains who is most susceptible to the flu and how important the vaccine is to protect yourself from the virus. The doc elaborates on the different strains and mutations of the flu and offers solutions to treat symptoms.
1. Everyone who is at least 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine.
2. October is the best time to get a flu shot. 3. Two flu shot versions this year protect against either 3 or 4 viruses. 4. Average number of Americans hospitalized each year because of flu complications: 200,000. 5. Number of flu vaccine doses available in the U.S. for the 2013-2014 flu season: between 135 and 139 million. 6. Flu shots are covered by most insurance.
Cool Kitchen Gadgets Under $15 with Jill Simonian
Jill Simonian is here with fun and fabulous kitchen gadgets to make prep work a tad bit easier. From peeling avocados to mincing garlic to measuring servings of pasta, Jill has a handy contraption you'll want to add to your cooking utensil drawer.
2. Microplane Herb Mill, $8 Fab.com
3. The Corn Collector, $3.93 Amazon.com
4. 3-in-1 Avocado Peeler, $9.99 BedBathandBeyond.com
5. Vegetable Twister, $6.99 Amazon.com
6. The Nana Saver, $2.99 EverythingKitchens.com
7. Garlic Zoom, $9.99 BedBathAndBeyond.com
8. Citrus Peeler, $2.99 BedBathAndBeyond.com
9. Stem Gem, $7.99 BedBathAndBeyond.com
10. Palm Peeler, $5.99 BedBathAndBeyond.com
11. Avo Saver, $3.99 BedBathAndBeyond.com
For more with consumer reporter Jill Simonian, please visit thefabmom.com and follow her on Twitter @jillsimonian.
Cristina Crafts Veggie Vases
Cristina has a festive idea for an elegant and fresh look to your holiday table with healthy and organic vases carved out of vegetables. After hollowing seasonal and colorful veggies, Cristina inserts flowers or votive candles in the center.