Smoked Corn and Smoked Mussel Chowder
Senior Food Editor for Yankee Magazine Amy Traverso is in the kitchen making smoked corn and smoked mussel chowder, which she describes as perfect for summer. She explains that the mussels are only lightly smoked, they don’t overpower the dish. If you cannot find fresh corn or are in a hurry, you can easily use frozen corn. When done, serve with a nice salad and loaf of bread and you have the perfect summer dinner.
May Day Baskets Three Ways
Design and DIY expert Jennifer Stagg is celebrating May with these three DIY baskets. She explains that it used to be traditional to make spring baskets for your neighbors on May Day and this inspired her DIY today. The first basket is a paper cone bouquet, followed by making a mason jar potted plant and finally tin can treats.
Best selling author and platinum recording artist Julian Lennon sits down with guest host Ali Fedotowsky-Manno and Cameron to talk about his third children’s book, “Love the Earth.” This book is the final of his trilogy that helps encourage earth awareness. He also shares his inspiration for launching the conservation foundation called The White Feather Foundation, and his documentary, “Whaledreamers.”
Kym Douglas is introducing you to ways to incorporate grapefruit into your beauty DIYs. Today, Kym is also sharing with you that she partnered up with TruSelf Organics to bring you Kym Douglas Glamorous Grapefruit Body Wash. The wash is 100 percent organic and animal cruelty-free. She also shows you how to make your own grapefruit face scrub and a grapefruit hair tonic, using just a handful of ingredients.
Helping Shelter Pets
Larissa Wohl is sharing with you ways you can help give back to your local shelters. This includes volunteering at a kitten nursery since it is currently kitten season in the shelters. She also points out that veterinarians are always looking for donations to help with cleaning supplies for shelter pets.
Adoption Ever After
LOCATION: Pomona, Ca
RESCUE: The Ranch Rescue Team
NAME: DOG - MOUSE
LOCATION: Charleston, SC
RESCUE: Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary
Beer Cheese Dip
Maria Provenzano is making the perfect dip to go with toasted bread or tortilla chips, a beer cheese dip. This recipe was inspired by her home state, Michigan. Last month was Beer Month in Grand Rapids, Michigan and many breweries find ways to incorporate beer into their recipes. It is important to use soft cream cheese for your base because it will make the dip smoother. Remember, the lighter the beer, the lighter the flavor. Today, Maria uses a Centennial IPA in her dip.
Actress Lauren Ash visits Home & Family to talk about her series, “Superstore,” that you can catch on Thursdays at 8/7c on NBC. She is excited to announce the show got picked up for a fifth season. She also reveals that she is a self-described “Christmas Queen,” who starts decorating her house on November 1st. Finally, the actress says her dream come true would be to be featured in a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie.
DIY Reusable Shopping Bags
Orly Shani is showing you how to reduce your waste by making your own reusable shopping bags. She was inspired to make these DIY bags by watching the premiere of Hallmark Channel’s Original Movie, “Paris, Wine & Romance,” which you can catch this Saturday at 9/8c. This is a great way to recycle your old plastic bags that you would usually just store underneath your sink. She even shows you how to make your own bubble wrap bag!
Author Kay Wyma sits down with Home & Family to talk about her new book, “Not the Boss of Us.” She expresses the importance for parents not to tie their children’s identity to their achievements. She also says you should teach your children about gratitude and practicing truth, despite failures.
Lawrence Zarian is giving you tips on how to wear statement shoes and showing you how to incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe.
All shoes come from SHOEDAZZLE.COM
The Gaia Black Multi Embroidered Jeweled Flat: $59.95
(Ultra glam flat loafer with adjustable back and rhinestone embellishments)
1. Liverpool Knit Black Boyfriend Blazer: $98.00
2. BP Black or White Stretch Cami: $120.00
3. Curves 360 by NYDJ Pink Dust Slim Ankle Jeans: $109.00
Delisa Embellished Jeweled Thong Sandal: $59.95
1. Eliza J Floral Ruffle High/Low Maxi Dress: $168.00
The Kiki Caged Heeled Sandal: $59.95
(A caged block-heeled sandal with adjustable side buckles for comfort)
1. Leith Wide Leg Crop Jumpsuit: $65.00