Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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Phil Keoghan Interview

The host of the CBS competitive television series, “The Amazing Race” visits Home & Family to talk about this Friday’s season 28 finale. When asked what makes this season different, Phil says this season’s contestants were social media influencers. He also opens up about a near-death experience he had at the age of 19! The event involved being stuck 120 feet below sea level in a shipwreck, while working for an adventure show. He credits that to being a pivotal moment in his life when he realized that he wanted to live life to the fullest and experience once in a life opportunities.

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Glitter Doughnuts and Cocktails - Home & Family

Glitter Doughnuts and Cocktails

Cristina is back in the kitchen preparing a fun recipe that includes glitter! Make sure you allow your doughnuts to fry until they are golden brown, usually that is frying for two minutes on each side. Sprinkle the edible glitter onto the glaze before it dries. You can purchase the glitter on Amazon. Cristina pairs the doughnut with glitter champagne to make it a sparkly and festive snack.

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Macrame Mirror

Dream Jobbing finalist Charlotte Smith has been invited to Home & Family to demonstrate her DIY skills. She explains to Mark and Cristina the she got into Do it yourself projects when she realized it is a great way to save money. Today she is making macrame mirrors, which involves the art of tying knots. She recommends using thicker rope so it is easier to see. Charlotte’s entire DIY will only cost $20.

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Dina Manzo Interview

Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality star Dina Manzo sits down with Mark and Cristina to talk about her life. She is accompanied by her rescue dog, Gracie, who was saved from a backyard breeder after being born missing her two front legs. Rescue animals are a huge passion for Dina, and she owns three cats and three dogs at home. She opens up about always having a soft spot for animals because they don’t have a voice. Aside from taking care of her animals, the divorced Dina talks about moving to Los Angeles to start her own toxic-free skincare line, Glow by Dina.

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DIY Tire Seats - Home & Family

DIY Tire Seats

Ken has a DIY that is the perfect addition to any children’s room. He recommends using an old tire to avoid the harsh smell that new tires usually carry. Add a base coast to paint your tire, sometimes you will need up to four coats. When it comes to stapling your chair, be very methodical so you are not pulling the material and stretching it too thin. When you are done, you have turned an old tire into a fun comfortable seat that you can sit on when reading to your child.

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The Travel Trio

The Travel Trio, Tracy O’Conner, Donna Perkins and Carolyn Scott-Hamilton are back to give you some tips on saving for your summer vacation. This is the 100 year anniversary of National Park Services and the parks are offering a lot of savings to citizens to celebrate. Also, Quebec City is celebrating the New France Festival this summer which features great history and fun for kids of all ages. With gas prices projected to stay low, it is a good time to take that road trip you have been putting off, as well. Finally, check out the latest deals on all-inclusive cruises.

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How to Wear Heels

Debbie Matenopoulos is here to give you tips on how to wear high heels! For starters try on new shoes mid-day so your foot isn’t too swollen when trying them on.The length of the high heel should fit your longest toe. The ball of your foot should be on the widest part of the heel. When wearing heels, stand up straight and avoid stomping on hard surfaces.

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Tackling Muscle Loss - Home & Family

Combatting Muscle Loss

Matt Iseman talks about muscle loss and how you can help combat the problem. He explains that we all are accessible to losing our muscle tone naturally with age and that the issue can also accelerate with illness. However, adding nutrition and exercise to your regime can help, especially if you increase protein in your diet. Research suggests that you should consume 25-30 grams of protein a day. He recommends checking out Ensure Enlive shakes that will help replenish high quality protein in your life.

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DIY Dried Fruits - Home & Family

DIY Dried Fruits

Sophie Uliano is in the kitchen showing you how to make your very own dried fruits. She explains that packaged dried fruits often have a lot of added sugar and preservatives. When it comes to drying strawberries, she encourages you to use all organic. Sophie even makes a simple banana chocolate trail mix that is a tasty and healthy snack.

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