Tatyana Ali and Dondré T. Whitfield
Actors Tatyana Ali and Dondré T. Whitfield sit down with Cameron and guest host, Nikki DeLoach to talk about their upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, “Christmas Everlasting,” which you can watch Saturday, November 24th at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. Tatyana explains that it is a movie about grief and forgiveness with a touch of romance. The two bring a clip from the movie for the audience to enjoy. Dondre also shares what it was like working with legendary performer Patti LaBelle in the movie and even admits he cried when he first met her.
Sicilian Pizza Bread
Host of the longest running cooking show in America, “Ciao Italia,” Mary Ann Esposito is in the kitchen making a tasty treat of Sicilian Pizza Bread. Before getting started, she talks about her cookbook, “Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy,” essentially, a love letter the country she has been visiting for the last 30 years. If you want to skip the step of making your own pizza dough, she suggests using store-bought dough to save time.
DIY Light Up Card Display
Ken Wingard is coming up with a creative way to display your Christmas cards with this festive DIY. He also talks about the new Hallmark line of cards, Paper Wonder, which he describes as “next level beautiful,” because each card tells a story with a 3-D design. Before getting started with this DIY, Ken recommends getting the wood pre-cut at your hardware store to avoid having to do it yourself.
Check out Paper Wonder Cards at Hallmark.com
Etiquette expert, Diane Gottsman sits down with Home & Family to give you some helpful tips for this holiday season. She recommends always bringing the party’s hostess a gift, but don’t forget the gift tag. When it comes to parties, invited guests should only attend. If you want to bring a plus one, ask the hostess ahead of time.
Double-Duty Holiday Headbands
Orly Shani is adding a little sparkle and shine to the holidays with these colorful DIY headbands. Before getting started, make sure you have-double sided ribbon because both sides will be exposed if you tie the headband into a bow. After Orly is done, Lawrence shows you how to wear the headbands in a variety of ways.
Actor Wes Brown visits Home & Family to talk about his Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Christmas at Graceland,” the first movie to ever be filmed in the home of Elvis Presley. He also brings a clip of the movie for the audience featuring the inside of Graceland. Wes shares pictures of his own house during the holidays, where he takes his Christmas lights very seriously. After his interview, Wes sings “Blue Christmas” on his guitar.
Spaghetti Squash Gratin
Chef and owner of the Boston restaurant, “Puritan & Company,” Will Gilson is making a delicious cheesy dish of spaghetti squash gratin. He explains that this dish is perfect for those who want to avoid pasta or can’t have gluten. Because you are steaming the squash, he cautions you to not burn yourself when removing it from the oven.
DIY Turkey Door Hangs
Paige Hemmis is getting ready for Thanksgiving with these fun and festive turkey hangs. Even though the door hang looks complicated to make, she assures you it is really easy to put together. If you can’t find felt for the feathers, she suggests using wood. This is also a great DIY to get the kids involved in helping out with.
Nikki DeLoach and Mike Faiola
Actors Nikki DeLoach and Mike Faiola talk to Cameron about their upcoming Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “Reunited at Christmas,” which premieres November 21st at 8/7c. This movie was extra-special to Nikki, because she got to help develop the idea. Mike jokingly describes his character like a retriever because he is loyal, with a tad of mischief. The two also discuss their real life friendship and how that showed onscreen.