Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

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Bissell Pet Foundation - Home & Family

Empty the Shelters

Larissa Wohl is joined by Bissell Pet Foundation’s Cathy Bissell to talk about emptying the shelters. Cathy also discusses how pet adoption has become her life’s work and each time she watches a pet be rescued, it brings tears to her eyes. Angela and Xavier Espinoza of Berkeley, California call in using FaceTime to talk about the recent adoption of their dog, Nico, with the help of Cathy.

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Chicken Sweet Potato Dippers - Home & Family

Yummy Spoonfuls

Co-owner of Yummy Spoonfuls Camila Alves McConaughey is in the kitchen today making chicken sweet potato dippers with homemade dip. Before getting started, flavor the ground chicken with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. She also uses coconut flour for this recipe because it is gluten-free and high in fiber. The best part is that you can take these dippers on the go. The dipping sauce is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

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DIY Burlap Benches - Home & Family

DIY Burlap Benches

Ken Wingard is updating an old bench by giving it a more French country style look. He does this inexpensively, by using burlap. When you are done attaching the burlap to the bench, feel free to add decorative detail to make it more personal.

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Debbie Allen

Actress Debbie Allen visits Home & Family to talk about the upcoming Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Performances that will be playing December 6th-9th at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. She also discusses her love for dance and what it has been like working with some of her favorite dance legends. Don’t miss Debbie on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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Our Favorite Beauty Finds

Debbie, Ali and Maria share their latest favorite beauty finds with you!

Item 1:
Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover, $19.99,

Item 2:
Cupping Therapy Set, $11.99,

Item 3:
Sonicblend Makeup Brush, $79,

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8G Blueberry Muffins

Cookbook author and founder of 8Greens, Dawn Russell is making honey blueberry muffins using her 8G tablets, which have equivalent nutrients of a full serving of vegetables. Because this is a paleo recipe, she warns that the muffins can come out dry, so she likes to add more blueberries to the top of the muffins when they are in the tin, making them more moist. She also adds manuka honey to the muffins for more sweetness and health benefits.

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DIY Holiday Napkin Rings - Home & Family

DIY Holiday Napkin Rings

Maria Provenzano is getting you ready for your next holiday party by showing you how to prepare Christmas napkin rings. She highly recommends using a fine-tipped glue gun to make the crafting of this DIY much easier.

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Lung Cancer Awareness

Dr. Rahul Jandial visits Home & Family to discuss lung cancer awareness. He describes risk factors that can result in lung cancer, including smoking, radon, asbestos, second-hand smoke, environmental exposure, industrial chemicals and family history. He also emphasizes that people between the ages of 55 and 80 should be screened for lung cancer regularly.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month starts on November 1; Funds raised will go to support Lung Cancer Alliance's mission of saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer

• What: 5th Annual Lung Love Walk Houston; This event is a 5k to help raise awareness and support for local members of the community touched by lung cancer

• When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - On-site registration begins at 7:30am. The 5k starts at 9:00am and it is an untimed event.

• Where: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park - 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

• Who: Washington, DC-based nonprofit, Lung Cancer Alliance, along with Houston, TX-area survivors and advocates.

• Why: Lung Cancer Awareness Month starts on November 1; Funds raised will go to support Lung Cancer Alliance's mission of saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer

• Website: For full registration details or to make a donation:

• Event Hashtag: #lunglovehouston

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DIY Hot Chocolate Gifts - Home & Family

DIY Hot Chocolate Gifts

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is giving you some fun gift ideas with the help of Hallmark’s Holiday Open House. The event starts November 2nd to 9th, where you can get 30% off select holiday favorites from Hallmark Gold Crown stores. She also makes her own DIY hot chocolate gift set.

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Javicia Leslie

Actress Javicia Leslie sits down with Debbie and Cameron to talk about her new series, “God Friended Me,” which you can watch Sundays at 8/7c on CBS.