“The Christmas Train”
Actors Dermot Mulroney and Kimberly Williams-Paisley sit down with Mark and Debbie to talk about their new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “The Christmas Train,” which premieres Saturday, November 25th at 8/7c. The book was originally based on the book of the same title. The actors also share their favorite holiday traditions.
Spatchcock Brine Turkey
Chef Marcel Vigneron is in the kitchen showing you how to spatchcock a turkey this Thanksgiving. He recommends taking the backbone of the turkey, roasting it and using it for stock. When you are done cooking the turkey, let it rest for 25 minutes before serving.
DIY Mistletoe Arch
Paige Hemmis is getting you ready for the holidays with this decorative mistletoe arch. The size of your mistletoe should be determined by the length of your garland. Add your own personal touches to this DIY by picking out colorful berries, ribbon, leaves and Christmas decorations to add to the arch.
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Actress Alicia Witt visits Home & Family to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “The Mistletoe Inn,” which premieres Thursday, November 23rd at 8/7c. She talks about the beautiful setting of the film, Vermont in winter. She also brings a clip of the movie for the audience. Alicia is also joined in the interview by her dog, Ernest, who is a beagle/miniature pinscher mix.
DIY Wooden Reindeer
Ken Wingard is showing you how to take plywood, stencils, leather and table legs and turn them into decorative holiday reindeer for your front yard. He recommends recycling old table legs to save money for this DIY. He enlists help from actress Rena Sofer, who loves participating in her own DIY projects.
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Sleep Tips for New Parents
Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp stops by Home & Family to help new parents with some helpful sleep tips. He points out that if a parent doesn’t get enough sleep, it can lead to depression and anxiety. New mom, Maria Provenzano FaceTime’s in, hoping the doctor can help her out. He recommends not letting the baby sleep longer than two hours or more in the daytime, even waking the baby up if the nap goes longer. He also expresses the importance of swaddling the baby when they are sleeping in the night. He even shows members at home how to prepare a proper swaddle.
Cranberry Relish and Broccoli Walnut Au Gratin
Dietician Dr. Sharon Palmer is in the kitchen making a healthy side dish for the holidays, cranberry relish with broccoli walnut au gratin. When you are done preparing the relish, sprinkle on the walnuts for an added crunch. She explains that the walnuts are rich in omega 3’s add a nutritious touch.
Actress Rena Sofer visits with Mark and Debbie and talks about her work on the CBS soap opera, “The Bold & The Beautiful,” which you can catch weekdays. The soap is a new adventure for Rena, after her long-running stint on the ABC soap opera, “General Hospital.” She also opens up about the family vacations that she takes with her children and ex-husband as a way of family bonding for the kids.
DIY Gingerbread Towels
Orly Shani is taking ordinary hand towels and turning them into gingerbread towels with zig zag ribbon, felt, puff paint, buttons and colorful embellishments. The puff paint will come in handy when making the gingerbread man’s eyes and mouth. To really capture the look, sandwich the gingerbread man towels between two regular towels.
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Pet Education Project
Larissa Wohl teams up with Pet Education Project’s Erica Falbaum to introduce you to PEP star Ava Cuevas and her family. Ava was chosen by the Pet Education Project to be recognized for her dedication to educating her school and community about animal-related issues. A cause that is very close to the young girl’s heart.