Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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The Wedding March Interview - Home & Family

“The Wedding March” Interview

Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett sit down with Debbie and Mark to talk about their new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “The Wedding March,” which premieres Saturday, June 25th at 9/8c. Jack talks about what it was like also serving as a producer on the film and how much fun it was getting to know the cast and crew. Josie jokes that Jack had to be on his best behavior with his dual role as producer and actor. The two also talk about their on-screen chemistry and how enjoyable it was to be able to play characters that are both singers. Jack even challenges Josie to sing for Debbie and Mark and she accepts!

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Venezuelan Empanadas - Home & Family

Venezuelan Cooking

Chef Alejandra Schrader is back in the Home & Family kitchen whipping up some traditional chicken empanadas, a recipe that came from her mother. She reveals that everything she has ever learned when it comes to cooking she learned from her mom. She emphasizes that you should never use Harina Pan in the dough and never use Masa Harina. She explains that empanada is another word for turnover. Finally, Alejandra says you can always adjust the size of the empanada, even suggesting to make them bite-sized, which are perfect for parties!

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DIY Firework S'Mores Station - Home & Family

DIY Fireworks S’Mores Station

It is the official beginning of the Home & Family Craft-Off! DIY finalist Jennifer Stagg bought all the materials for her Fourth of July-themed DIY, a Fireworks S’Mores Station for less than $150. This DIY was inspired by Jennifer’s young daughter who loves the dessert. Before she gets started, Mark brings a video of Jennifer’s daughter wishing her luck in the craft-off, which brings the mom to tears. After Jennifer wraps up the project, she reveals the cost and that the project took her less than eight hours to create.

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Colin O’Brady Interview

Explorers Grand Slam Record Holder Colin O’Brady talks about his recent record-breaking stint, climbing seven of the tallest mountains on seven continents, as well as the south and north pole. He set the world record for accumulative speed and finished the entire expedition in it in 139 days, breaking the record by almost two months. Colin shares that he was severely burned in a fire eight years ago and that was the motivation for him to start rock climbing. He is joined in the interview by his fiancée, Jenna and Colin credits her love for helping to inspire him.

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Joey King Interview

The actress visits Home & Family to talk about her upcoming blockbuster film, “Independence Day: Resurgence.” She describes her character, Sam, as being complex who is soft with a tough shell. She also talks about her friendships with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including James Franco and Channing Tatum, who she even has a secret handshake with that they call “The Chan-Shake.”

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Camping Just Got Cooler

Kym Douglas is here to introduce you to some of the hottest camping products to take on your next trip. She brings a tent that hovers over the ground, which is perfect for avoiding rocky and damp surfaces. She also brings out a portable kayak that is easy to travel with, as well as pack.

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Wedding Cake Trends

Paige Hemmis is joined by engaged couple, Joey Buttitta and Kelsey Gerkens, who met on the job working at a television station in Santa Barbara, California. The couple actually got engaged on Home & Family, when they were guests talking about their experience on “The Amazing Race.” Paige reveals some of the hottest wedding trends when it comes to cakes. When it comes to decorations, less is more and the look of a metallic finish is in fashion. As for flavors, Paige informs the couple that marbled, blue velvet and pure white cakes are in.

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DIY Patriotic Bookcase - Home & Family

DIY Patriotic Bookcase

The great craft-off continues and this time it is DIY finalist Deborah Beard to show what she can do with $150 and eight hours of time to get creative. Today she is building a Fourth of July-themed patriotic bookcase. She adds a bit of a coastal theme to it but adding a bright turquoise color to the bookcase. She chose that color of paint because it helps make the American flag poster on the bookcase pop even more. In the end, she only spent $67 on this DIY.

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The Science of Marshmallows - Home & Family

The Science of Marshmallows

Dan Kohler is back in the kitchen to explain how marshmallows get made and even shares the history of the snack. He shares that today’s marshmallows are made from hot liquid sugar beaten into gelatin. Before the marshmallow also gets made, the candy thermometer needs to be reading up to 240 degrees. Once the marshmallow is beaten, it needs to “set” for several hours. One last little fact is that America consumes 90 million pounds of marshmallows a year. He adds almond extract to his marshmallows to get some extra-flavor.

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