Laila Ali is in the kitchen making a delicious burger on the stovetop. She named her burger after her dad, Muhammad Ali and shares that one of her favorite memories with him was grabbing burgers after school and pairing them with a refreshing soda. When mixing in the grass-fed ground beef and seasoning, she cautions you to not overwork it. Later on, Laila shows off her crafting skills by making DIY moss picture frames. She points out that this is a great way to add a pop of color and texture to your walls without having the responsibility of caring for plants you would hang there, instead.
DIY Upcycled Dresser Sandbox
Paige Hemmis is showing you how to turn an old dresser into a fun sandbox for your kids’ playtime! For more sturdiness, she recommends taking out the back portion of the dresser and replacing it with plywood that you can purchase at your local hardware store. Finally, she fills the box with play sand which is chemical-free and safe for children.
Dorothy the Organizer
Dorothy Breininger is taking your questions about keeping things organized and tidy. She explains that living in an organized home helps create a stress-free environment. She recommends using baggies to help organize old photos and laying them out by category or getting those photos into the digital world using the Association of Personal Photo Organizers. She also shows you how to organize your crafting room, using shelving units. Finally, she suggests looking into binders to help keep all your medical and financial forms in one neatly stored place.
Choosing the Right Rug
Ken Wingard is showing you the variety of rugs to choose from when doing your own home renovation. He gives you pointers on what to look for when selecting the perfect rug, from material to style!
Nicole Ari Parker
Actress Nicole Ari Parker stops by Home & Family to talk about her character on the Fox series, “Empire,” and shares what you can expect with an exciting highlight from the drama. She opens up on what it was like marrying Boris Kodjoe in a storybook wedding in his native Austria.
Brisket Osso Buco
Paula Shoyer is making the perfect meal to celebrate Passover with a delicious brisket osso buco. Make sure you brown the meat before you put it in the oven. She pairs the brisket with onions, carrots and celery that have been cooked in the same pan for more flavor. By adding white wine to the dish, you give it a lighter finish.
Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden
Naturalist David Mizejewski is giving you tips on how to grow your own wildlife habitat garden. For starters, make sure you are offering food through native plants. He introduces you to plants that provide nectar for bees, hummingbirds, caterpillars and butterflies. He also shows you how to make your own butterfly fruit feeder and bath.
Magnifying Glass Cookies
Maria Provenzano is showing you the perfect treat to make while watching the premiere of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, “Morning Show Mysteries: Death by Design,” a batch of magnifying glass cookies. Her secret ingredient to these sugar cookies is using coconut oil, which adds a nice crumb to the dough and is healthier than other oils. After mixing the ingredients, put the dough in the refrigerator for an hour before getting ready to cut out in your desired shapes. She uses clear hard candies to resemble the magnifying glass in the cookies.
DIY Sports Totes
Orly Shani is updating her tote bags with this fashionable DIY for sports’ fans. She points out that when she attends sporting events for her kids, she carries all types of supplies in her tote bags and this DIY is a great way to differentiate which bag goes to what game. Using fabric paint and a cut out pattern, she makes her bags resemble soccer balls, basketballs and baseballs. She cautions you to avoid using puff paint because it won’t last as long as the fabric paint.