Emmy winner Dan Bucatinsky graces us with his presence and recites his acceptance speech. The " Scandal" actor gives us a tantalizing preview of the season three premiere and teases fans that there will be a big reveal in the plot.
Comedian Bill Engvall drops by to surprise Mark! He fills us in on how his body is coping with the grueling " Dancing With the Stars" rehearsals and how he got offered a place in the cast.
Bill Engvall will be performing at The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday, October 5 and at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, NV on October 25. Go to www.billengvall.com for all of his tour dates.
Carol Higgins Clark
The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree in the Higgins Clark family. Following in her mother's footsteps, author Carol Higgins Clark has also earned a spot on "The New York Times" best sellers list. The two wordsmiths have even collaborated on several books. Today, Carol shares some of her mom's original manuscripts for the first time ever on TV! Carol is also excited to be starring in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original "The Mystery Cruise" and explains how she and her mom got inspired by vacationing on a ship. Later, Carol and the entire "Home & Family" family gather in the living room to write an original Nancy Drew mystery using "Mad Libs."
"The Mystery Cruise" airs on Hallmark Movie Channel on Saturday, October 5 at 9/8c.
Kids Career Choices RoundtableIf your kid gets bitten by the acting bug, how should you react? All of today's family members weigh in on allowing children to pursue careers in showbiz. The consensus is to encourage children to follow their dreams, but to prepare them for criticism and rejection. The panelists also discuss the educational value of the arts. Plus, they touch on the dangers of stage parents and the perils of child stars.
Cristina Cooks - "Taste of Home" Cincinnati Chili
Cristina recreates a mid-west specialty, Cincinnati Chili. She Skypes with Catherine Cassidy, editor-in-chief of " Taste of Home," to discuss why she included this reader-submitted recipe in the cookbook, "Recipes Across America." Plus, Cristina announces she'll be attenting the magazine's cooking classes in various cities and airing segments from her trips on "Home & Family."
Blissful Morning Tips with Kym Douglas
Are you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning? Or, do you hit the snooze button? Lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas is here to help you perk right up in the A.M. She shares tips on how to get a good night's sleep and how to jumpstart your day.
1. Make your bed to clear your head.
2. Put lime and mint sprigs in your water for a natural morning boost. Products:
1. Simplify Your A.M. Makeup Routine! Lay-N-Go Cosmo, $29.99, LayNGo.Com
2. For a morning hair quickfix, "Hot Buns." www.BuyHotBuns.com
Fall Wreaths in Less Than 30 Minutes
Lifestyle expert Kenneth Wingard is back to make his season two debut. To decorate for autumn, he shows us how to create a colorful fall foliage wreath in under a half-hour.
DIY Bat and Ghost Bags with Jessie JaneBoo! Jessie Jane, founder of Lilyshop, walks us through a tutorial of a simple Halloween craft perfect for your pre-schooler. She turns paper bags into bats and ghosts, hanging them from branches to create a spooky tree.
For more recipes and crafts, check "Home & Family" out on Pinterest at pinterest.com/hallmarkchannel.