Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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Yakov Smirnoff Interview

The legendary comedian/psychologist/professor, Yakov Smirnoff visits with Home & Family to talk about his comedic TV show, “Happily Ever Laughter: The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships” which is meant to help couples sustain joy in their relationship. He recommends keeping the honeymoon phase alive and understanding that men and women have different needs. Remember the couple who laughs together often stays together because laughter is necessary for happiness.

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DIY Cheese Grater Lights - Home & Family

DIY Cheese Grater Lights

Paige Hemmis is showing you how to use cheese graters for something other than grating cheese. Today she is using one to make her own light fixture! She credits the cheese grater to giving the design a more industrial look. Before getting started, she recommends purchasing the wood at a hardware store and asking them to cut the wood for you. She has seen similar lights costing up to $2,400 at retail shops, but using Paige’s instructions, this DIY will cost you just $50.

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Homee App

Madeline Fraser is the co-founder of the Homee App, which makes interior designing easier. Debbie shows how it work by plugging in the info to get a Cape Cod style design. Once the data is entered, Homee takes you through a virtual survey to help assess your wants and needs for your dream home. The app is completely free to download.

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Portabello Mushroom Sliders with Tempeh Bacon - Home & Family

Portobello Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Tempeh Bacon

Chef Chloe Coscarelli is in the kitchen preparing one of her signature vegan dishes, portobello sliders with caramelized onions and tempeh bacon. The chef explains she has been a vegan since she was 16, learning how to cook to adjust her diet. Her Italian family even cooks vegan with her. She also has a cookbook out with some of her favorite recipes, “Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen” available on Amazon.

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Genneya Walton

The actress talks about her Netflix series “Project MC2” which promotes female empowerment and science. She also talks about the importance of S.T.E.A.M. which stands for Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math. Debbie points out that Genneya is very mature for being just 17, and the actress credits her maturity to having a positive role model in her sister as well as having a supportive family.

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DIY Children's Felt Board - Home & Family

Children’s Felt Board

DIY expert Analy Garcia is in the craft room showing you how to create your own children’s felt board. Analy was featured as a DIY finalist in Home & Family’s DreamJobbing contest and talks about how her life has changed since being on the show. She now has her own Etsy shop and has more confidence in her DIY projects. She explains that the felt boards are great for kids of all ages.

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Setting up Sleep Patterns for Babies - Home & Family

Setting Up Sleep Patterns From Day One

Kristin Smith is back with certified infant & toddler sleep consultant, Natalie Willes to talk about her secrets when it comes to sleep training. Kristin credits Natalie with helping her out when it came to her son sleeping through the night. Natalie says that parents can start sleep training their children as early as four months of age. Kristin says that thanks to Natalie’s tips, Kingston now sleeps up to 12 hours a night. Natalie recommends baby monitors to help keep track of your child’s sleep routine.

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French Toast with Nutella - Home & Family

French Toast with Nutella

Debbie is in the kitchen cooking up everybody’s favorite breakfast: french toast! She’s baking it two different ways and adding Nutella to make it extra-delicious. She slices the french toast into fourths to make it more of a bite-sized snack.

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Happily Ever Laughter Roundtable

Yakov Smirnoff hosts a Home & Family roundtable with the members to get them to describe what makes their relationships work, and discuss their awareness of how to make their relationships stronger.