DIY Angel Christmas Topper
Orly Shani is taking an ordinary doll and turning it into a beautiful Christmas tree topper. By adding cheesecloth to the doll, you will create more volume to the tree topper. She does warn you that if you make this DIY with your children, keep them away from the hot glue.
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Life coach Kelley Wolf is in the kitchen making a mouth-watering dessert, bourbon pecan pie. Guest host Scott Wolf talks about how this pie is his ultimate favorite to enjoy every Christmas. She recommends using cane syrup in the recipe but you can always substitute in corn syrup. Kelley jokes that she is very particular about her pecans, getting them shipped in from Mississippi for this recipe.
DIY Christmas Potpourri Manger
Paige Hemmis is making a cinnamon-scented manger! To create your manger, use six inch cinnamon sticks. For an extra smell, add cinnamon essential oils to the cinnamon sticks.
Actress Jill Morrison stops by to talk about her new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, “Marrying Father Christmas,” which premieres this holiday season. The movie also stars “When Calls the Heart” star, Erin Krakow. She also talks about her friendship with Hallmark Channel star, Lacey Chabert, who she met on the set of “The Sweetest Christmas.”
Prime Rib Pork Roast
Chef Wayne Elias is in the kitchen making his famous prime rib pork roast with cranberries and a cherry tomato salad with french green beans. To save time, many of the steps can be prepared ahead of time for this dish. When you carve the prime rib, slide the knife along the bone, then add the sauce.
DIY Light Up Reindeer
Paige Hemmis is outside making a fun holiday-themed decor item, light-up reindeer for the front yard. Before getting started, pick up your half inch thick plywood that you will be cutting into a reindeer shape. Don’t worry about the quality of the wood since you will be painting it after you are done cutting it. When lighting up the reindeer cut-outs make sure you are using outdoor LED lights strips and not indoor ones.
How to Save on Christmas Travel
Travel expert Valerie Wilson is here to give you some insider tips on how to save on holiday travel. She tells you the cheapest day to travel is Christmas day, but the most expensive day is the Friday before Christmas. She also tells you to avoid basic economy flights because of all the hidden extra costs.
Blue ribbon winning baker Marjorie Johnson is back and today she is making the holiday-favorite yulekage. For consistent results, she recommends using dry milk instead of regular milk in this recipe. When done, let the dough rest to allow gluten to relax.
DIY “The Night Before Christmas” Cookie Tray
Maria Provenzano is showing you how to make your own cookie trays for the holidays. Before getting started, make sure you print your signs on waterslide paper, which is both available for inkjet and laser printers. For highest visibility, paint your cookie tray a contrasting color to your image for highest visibility. When she is done, she also gives you the recipe for “reindeer” food, too.
Holiday Eye Makeup
Beauty expert Kelly Coultier is giving you some professional eye makeup tips for your holiday parties.