Today on Home & Family
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Wolfgang Puck Cooks Turkey Dinner
This Thanksgiving, cook your turkey in only 55 minutes with the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven. The chef tells us how his invention expedites the cooking process and makes your bird juicier. Plus, you can multi-task by roasting in a bed of vegetables all in the same pan. Fewer dishes to wash later! Find out why Wolfgang prefers to cook without stuffing and learn his technique for cutting the turkey. Then, he shares his recipe for 8 minute salmon and his trick for flavorful cranberries.

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Debbie Matenopoulos Interviews Steve Carell & Jennifer Garner
Debbie Matenopoulos recently sat down with the stars of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner open up about their real life parenting styles and whether their kids realize they have famous parents. Jen even reveals that hubby Ben Affleck can tie a pretty good ponytail. She's states that her brood is complete with three children, who she's excited to screen this family-friendly film with. Next, Debbie chats with Australian actor Ed Oxenbould and his co-stars Kerris Dorsey and Dylan Minnette, who do their best attempt at imitating Ed's native accent.
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" opens in theaters on October 10.

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Breast Cancer Awareness with Noreen Fraser & Dr. John Glaspy
Noreen Fraser Foundation founder and CEO Noreen Fraser is joined by UCLA Medical Center hematologist and oncologist Dr. John Glaspy as a nod to Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Noreen discusses her 12-year battle with metastatic cancer and decision to try an experimental drug. We take a look at a timeline of her illness and find out how she's responding to treatment today. Dr. Glaspy defines hormonally driven breast cancers. Noreen implies that research is reliant on donations and encourages us all to contribute to the cause.
For more information on experimental programs, speak with your doctor or visit

Gifts that Give Back to Breast Cancer Research with Kym Douglas
Give the gift of giving during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kym Douglas is tickled pink with jewelry, bags, sneakers, and sunglasses that make excellent presents all while helping a worthy charity. Proceeds from the purchase of each of these items support notable breast cancer organizations. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.

Life Hacks with Paige Hemmis
Lifestyle design expert Paige Hemmis showcases some tricks she refers to as "Hemmis Hacks." She gets creative by resourcefully finding new uses for items you already have in your home.
1. You can hang a shoe organizer in your pantry or laundry room to help organize your supplies.
2. Remove the clips from a hanger to keep chips fresh. 3. Use a rubber band to help open a stubborn jar. 4. Connect a rubber band on both doorknobs to keep your door open. 5. Toothpaste can help get price tag residue from glassware; just heat, scrub, and rinse. 6. Use a few dabs of toothpaste to hang a poster. 7. White toohtpaste can fill in nail holes. Follow lifestyle design expert Paige Hemmis on Twitter @paigehemmis and check out her site

Spooky Halloween Tree with Tanya Memme
Creep out your trick-or-treaters with a spooky Halloween tree in your front yard. Tanya Memme takes us through a step-by-step tutorial of how to construct this haunted tree. After you've put in all that hard work, you'll surely want to save it for many Halloweens to come. Find out Tanya's storage tips too.
@Tanya_Memme. Also, visit her on Facebook and check out

How to Use Makeup to Enhance Your Brows
Benefit Global Beauty Authorities Maggie Ford Danielson and Annie Ford Danielson assert that eyebrows frame your face and highlight your bone structure for your facial features to pop. Learn how to map your brows to find the perfect custom shape for your face. And, pick up some tips and tricks to fill in and lift your brows using makeup application techniques.
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Designer Inspired Shoes with Erica Domesek
Erica Domesek slashes the prices of designer footwear with these simple DIY projects for a fraction of the cost. Embellish a black sandal with feather trim for a Nina Ricci look-a-like pump. Adhere an embroidered patch to slippers and paint sneakers with watercolors.

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with Hallmark Channel! This kicks off our "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month." Every day for the month of October we'll be having a furry friend here on set that is up for adoption. Best Friends Animal Society executive director Marc Peralta and Suzanne Browning join us to launch the partnership. They explain the organization's 30 year committment to the no kill movement. Learn how you can find the perfect addition to your family for as low as $25. That includes microchipping, spaying/neutering, and vaccinations.
Visit our gallery of dogs available for adoption today, courtesy of Best Friends!

To donate, adopt one of our shelter dogs of the day, or for more information on adoptable animals in your local communities, visit or contact Best Friends Animal Society at (818) 643-3989. We also invite you to visit and

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