Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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Jill Kargman Interview

The star of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out,” Jill Kargman, sits down with Debbie and Mark to talk about the second season of the tv series, which airs Mondays at 10/9c. She opens up about how the show was developed at the network and admits she never thought she would be an actress. Jill also writes for the show and jokes that she had to fire her own children when they were cast on the show in the first season because she didn’t want them getting into the acting business so young. She is still very happy with that decision.

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Greek Style Lemony Oregano Chicken - Home & Family

Greek Style Lemony Oregano Chicken

Debbie is back in the kitchen cooking up her mother’s famous chicken recipe that has a Greek twist. The first step is using the citrus acids from lemons to help tenderize the chicken. Debbie credits her mother for teaching her everything she needed to know about cooking. This is one of her favorite dishes because it is great for summertime and is also low in calories. She also makes her own vinaigrette to accompany the chicken when it’s ready.

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Bird Bath Bungalow - Home & Family

Bird Bath Bungalow

DIY finalist Jeremy Rabe is back for the Home & Family Craft-Off. Jeremy was given $150 for supplies and only 8 hours to complete his project. Today, he is making a Fourth of July-themed bird bath bungalow, which serves three purposes: a bird bath, a bird house and a bird feeder. In the end, his DIY bird bungalow only cost $60! He dedicates this DIY to his grandma, who inspired him to craft when he was growing up.

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Merle Dandridge Interview

Merle stops by Home & Family to talk about her new series, “Greenleaf” which airs Wednesdays on Own. The storyline centers around a corrupt Southern megachurch. Oprah serves as executive producer and even has a recurring role on the series. Merle jokes about her first encounter with Oprah and how nervous she was meeting her, but was instantly made to feel comfortable. This is a television breakthrough role for the actress, who has been a star on the stage, starring in such plays as “Aida,” “Tarzan” and “Spamalot.”

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How to Tone Arms for Summer - Home & Family

How to Get Great Arms for Summer

Fitness expert Harley Pasternak visits Home & Family to talk about how to get those arms toned just in time for summertime. He recommends getting 10,000 steps a day as a start and eating well, packing your meals with protein. To top it off, he shows off a tricep exercise that you can do at home. Finally, he introduces Mark and Debbie to a healthy and delicious smoothie to help get your protein, fiber, and healthy fat in your diet.

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Getting Better Sleep

Kym Douglas shares with the audience that she has had past struggles with sleeping. However, her sleep has improved since discovering the Revolutionary Delivery Casper Mattress, which adjusts to your body. She also brings out a Comfort U Full Body Pillow, which helps eliminate tossing and turning on the bed. Finally, Kym recommends power napping, because it increases productivity by up to 34%

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Lil Bub Visits

Celebrity cat, Lil Bub visits Home & Family with her owner, Mike Bridavsky, who talks to Mark and Debbie about his cat’s social media fame. The furry feline now has 3.5 million followers on Instagram and Mike has taken advantage of her fame to encourage people to adopt pets, instead of shopping for them, especially those with special needs. Today happens to be Mike’s birthday and Lil Bub’s, making their relationship that much more meaningful.

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Patriotic Picnic Baskets - Home & Family

Patriotic Picnic Baskets

The Home & Family Craft-Off continues and today DIY finalist Amber Kemp-Gerstel is showing you how to make a patriotic picnic basket, using an old wooden crate basket. She was inspired by the picnic basket idea from her own love of picnicking during Fourth of July. The entire cost of this DIY was only $35.

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DIY Wedding Robes - Home & Family

DIY Wedding Robes

Wedding season continues and today Orly is making DIY wedding robes that the bride and bridesmaids can sport when they are getting ready for the wedding. Her favorite part about this DIY is that you can style it any way you want to fit the bride’s theme. She encourages you to choose the color of the robe based on the color theme of the wedding.

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