Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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Andy Buckley

Actor Andy Buckley of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out,” sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about his series that you can catch Wednesdays at 10/9c. The actor also opens up about parenting, being the father of two young sons who are 6 and 11. Aside from acting, Andy is also a skilled stock broker, even taking a break from being an actor and becoming a stock broker full time for a brief moment.

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Rice Casserole with Poblano Rajas - Home & Family

Rice Casserole with Poblano Rajas

Chef Pati Jinich is in the kitchen preparing a mouth-watering Spanish dish. The best part about the rice casserole is that you can make it ahead of time and just pop it in the refrigerator. This dish is vegetarian but if you want meat, you can add bacon or shredded chicken.

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DIY Recycled Hose Outdoor Rug

Paige Hemmis is showing you how to take an old hose and turn it into an outdoor rug. Curl the hose in its natural shape. If the hose is not flexible, lay it out in the sun for a day to soften it up. For a variety, you can add different color hoses to the DIY. The total cost of this project will be around $5.99.

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Introducing Your New Baby to Your Pet

Celebrity dog trainer Tamar Geller is giving Mark tips on how to introduce baby Parker to his and Julie's two dogs, Norbert and Fred. She recommends not using a fake doll to prepare the dog for a new baby or using baby blankets. Make sure you train your dog to learn how to “back up” and “leave it.” Finally, acknowledge this is a stressful time in the household, so be patient.

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Sam Page

Actor Sam Page visits Home & Family to talk about his Freeform series, “The Bold Type,” which airs Tuesdays at 9/8c. The show is set at a women’s magazine in New York City and celebrates female friendship and powerful women. Sam also talks about parenthood, being the proud father of an 11-month-old son, Logan.

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Genius Ways to Cut Fruit - Home & Family

Genius Ways to Cut Fruit

Dan Kohler is in the kitchen showing you creative ways to cut summer fruits, including scooping mango, slicing pineapple and de-stemming a strawberry.

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DIY Hanging Flower Vases - Home & Family

DIY Hanging Flower Vases

Maria Provenzano is celebrating Hallmark Channel’s “Summer in the Vineyard” by making DIY hanging flower vases using bailing wire, outdoor lights, bottles, flowers and twine. The total cost of this DIY is $50.

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Eric Bigger

The finalist from ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Eric Bigger sits down with former “Bachelorette” star, Ali Fedotowsky-Manno to talk about his experience on the reality show. They both exchange stories and in the end, Eric says he has no regrets for being on the show. Ali shares that she has no regrets, either, since that is how she met her husband.

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Black Cod Lettuce Wraps

Chef Andrew Carroll of Catch LA restaurant is in the kitchen making tasty black cod lettuce wraps. If you can’t find black cod, you can always use another fresh, firm, buttery fish like sea bass, halibut or salmon. Make sure to not over-marinate the fish because it will result in it tasting salty.

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Yarn Bombing

Street artist London Kaye talks bout her talent of yarn bombing, which is taking a piece of crochet or knit and wrapping it around something like a telephone pole or bicycle rack. At first, knitting was a hobby, but quickly turned into a career after she quit her corporate job.

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Back to School Organizational Apps

Author and parenting lifestyle expert Jill Simonian is introducing parents to a collection of helpful apps to make kids going back to school a lot easier. She also provides tips, like making sure dad is always in the loop when it comes to plans and starting your children young when it comes to chores, encouraging your children to be “mommy’s helper.”