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Countdown the Christmas Sneak Peek!

Cristina is back from Italy and joins Mark to welcome Danica McKellar to the show! The three are gathered to announce Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas which starts October 31st. The countdown includes 17 original Hallmark Channel movies! Danica talks a little about her new Hallmark Channel holiday movie coming up, “Crown for Christmas” that was shot all in Romania. The three of them continue to talk about all the heartwarming movies that will be featured on Countdown to Christmas this year.

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Cristina Cooks!

Cristina has been influenced by Italian cooking and she is in the kitchen cooking Sweet Potato Ravioli. Before she starts cooking, she shares a touching story of what it was like traveling through Rome with her daughters and husband, Tony and how the whole trip bonded her family even more. The meal is a hit with everybody at the kitchen bar.

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Sanaa Lathan Interview

The actress sits down with Mark and Cristina to talk about her thriller, “The Perfect Guy” which is in theaters now. Sanaa channeled her real life experience with a stalker to influence her character. She pointed out that her co-star Michael Ealy was so convincing in his role, that at times she was scared in between scenes. She jokes that because she was starring with two handsome actors, Morris Chestnut and Michael Ealy, her friends always wanted to come visit the set!

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Fall Fashion Must-Haves for Men

Lawrence Zarian is here with a list of the hottest items for men this fall. Lawrence suggests baby steps when it come to introducing men to new fashion trends. Patterned shirts are in now, as well as quilted vests and combo jackets. Don’t forget, a nice boot has replaced the lace-up shoe. He also says that comfort is going to be making a comeback this year.

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New Orleans Shrimp Étouffée

Chef John Besh is in the kitchen cooking up this delicious traditional New Orleans dish. Before diving in, he explains that he discovered his passion for cooking at an early age. When he was nine, his father was paralyzed after being struck by a drunk driver. Following the incident, John started helping out a lot with cooking for the family. He would later help some of those left homeless from Hurricane Katrina, describing food as a way of healing people. Aside from cooking, John has also started a foundation that preserves the culture and community of New Orleans, including scholarships for kids and micro-loans to local farms.

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Lyndon Smith Interview

Actress Lyndon Smith visits Home & Family to talk about her TNT series, “Public Morals” which takes place in 60’s New York. The show is executive produced and directed by Ed Burns. Lyndon also has a passion for fine dining, as well as donuts and even lists a few of her favorite kinds to Mark and Cristina and even does a taste test.
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The Kym Fyx

Kym Douglas chats with viewer Ellen Volk-Reustle of Mays Landing, New Jersey who wants some beauty advice about make-up that doesn’t run during humidity. Kym comes up with three solutions that will work wonders for Ellen.
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DIY Repurposed Boots

Paige Hemmis shows you how to revamp your old boots in the closet. Add some embellishments, attach some accessories and scuff them up and you have a brand new looking pair of boots! Paige also suggests feathers, beads and belts to add to your boots for a brand new style!

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Emergency Preparedness for Cats

Laura Nativo talks to Home & Family about having an evacuation plan for your cats in case of an emergency. She explains that you should train your cat inside a carrier before emergency strikes. It is also helpful to use a treat or toy as an incentive when training your cat. You should also put together a Pet Disaster Kit to be extra-prepared.

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