Ashley Williams Interview

Actress Ashley Williams visits Home & Family to talk about her new comedy, “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” In the show, she plays the comedian’s wife, modeled after his real life wife, Jeannie. She explains that Jeannie and Jim have written every episode based on real life funny situations they have found themselves in. Aside from acting, Ashley is also a practicing doula- she has attended 52 births in that role! Now, Ashley is the proud mother of a nine-month-old son, Gus.
Don't miss Ashley in "The Jim Gaffigan Show," Wednesdays, 10/9c on TV Land.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies - Home & Family

Home & Family Fridge

Deb Tucker-Frank Skypes in with Home & Family to assist Cristina in baking her gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. This is a recipe that Deb submitted to the Home & Family Fridge online and was chosen to be featured on the show! The recipe is all about substituting ingredients with gluten-free alternatives.
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Celebrating Baby: Butterfly Wreath

Ken Wingard shows you how to spruce up a baby’s room by creating a butterfly wreath. Using just a handful of supplies, you can create a beautiful decoration that will only cost you $30!

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Lauren Potter Interview - Home & Family

Lauren Potter Interview

The Goodwill Ambassador for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Lauren Potter is back to talk about his Saturday’s kick-off event! Lauren was also featured on the show “Glee” for six years, where she shared how much fun she had on the set. Lauren is also competitive athlete and has several medals from Special Olympics including awards for swimming, baseball, volleyball, and basketball. Lauren also continues to act, playing a pregnant woman in the short film, “Guest Room.”
Don't miss the Special Olympic World Games LA 2015 Opening Ceremony, Saturday, 9/8c on ESPN.

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Debbie Matenopoulos Cooks! - Home & Family

Lightly Fried Zucchini

Debbie Matenopoulos is in the kitchen for a change to cook up a recipe right out of her own cookbook, “It’s All Greek To Me.” Debbie is preparing Lightly Fried Zucchini with Tzatziki, a Greek favorite. Debbie points out that this is the perfect dish because zucchini is in season right now.

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Unique Uses for Charcoal - Home & Family

Unique Uses for Charcoal

Sophie Uliano talks about all the unusual benefits of charcoal. Charcoal draws toxins and poisons out of your skin. Add lemon juice and syrup with salt and lemon essential oil for a charcoal lemonade. Sophie also points out that this has been proven to be a great hangover cure, too! You can also make a charcoal face mask to remove toxins and clear pores.

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From Pool to Party Hairstyles

Celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Colombini is here to show you how to stay on trend with cute hairstyles from the pool to your party. He suggests braiding your hair and putting it up after the pool, pull the braid out and you have be beachy waves. You can also sport the messy top knot and the messy chignon.

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New Warnings for Popular Pain Relievers for Adults and Kids

Dr. JJ is back to talk about the new warnings found in NSAID brand names that include Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, Celebrex and Volataren. Dr. JJ says you must obey the labels, use no more than the recommended dosage. Also, do not use this medication for more than ten days for pain and no more than three days for fever. When you consume more than the recommended dosage, you increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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3-D Chalk Art

Tracy Lee Stum is a Chalk Artist and 3-D Street Painter who stops by Home & Family to spruce up the sidewalks with her talent. She says people of all ages love her work because we are all kids at heart. She shows Mark and Cristina some of her work from all over the world and later shows them how to layer and shade chalk art to create a 3D effect.

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Ask the Family

Home & Family takes to Facebook to answer some questions. Debbie recommends pairing a tucked in shirt with high cut pants if you have a long torso with short legs, also high-waisted skirts and dresses. Sophie suggests Andalou Naturals Age Defying Shampoo for soft, silky and moisturized hair and using a hair mask. When it comes to excessive sweating, Dr. JJ suggests steeping sage in water for 15 minutes, let it cool and then apply to your palms.