Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

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Tina Lifford - Home & Family

Tina Lifford

Actress Tina Gifford sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about her new Hallmark Channel Original Movie, “A Gift to Remember,” that you will be able to catch the premiere of on Sunday, November 19th at 8/7c. You can also catch Tina in the OWN series, “Queen Sugar.” Aside from acting, the actress also talks about her love for dogs and even shows the audience a photo of her own at home.

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Holiday Appetizers - Home & Family

Simple Show Stopping Appetizers

Managing editor of “Cool Mom Eats,” Stacie Billis is in the kitchen today showing you how to make some delicious holiday appetizers. Today she is making sweet and smoky pepitas, that you can make up until a week in advance, just make sure you store them in an airtight container. She also shows you how easy it is to make a delicious side dish of roasted pears, ricotta and prosciutto. Finally, Stacie prepares a honey almond baked brie using cranberry sauce you might have leftover from Thanksgiving.

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DIY Christmas Tree Ladder

Orly Shani is making getting ready for the holidays easier by showing you how to make your own Christmas tree ladder. Before spray painting the boards for this DIY, she recommends coating them with paint primer. Make sure you have some heavy double-sided tape handy once finished to use to attach the boards. When you are done, this project should only cost you between $30-$60.

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Perfume 101

Kym Douglas is breaking down the variety of perfumes available today. She points out that perfumes with a high concentration of fragrance oils last the longest and that you should apply after you shower and before you get dressed. Store your perfume on counters and side tables and avoid places that have humidity, heat and light.

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DIY Hostess Gifts - Home & Family

DIY Hostess Gifts

Florist Amy Marella is getting you ready for your upcoming holiday parities by showing you how to make the perfect hostess gifts. She recommends bringing a terrarium instead of cut flowers. By adding ornaments, you give the gift a holiday touch. The best part is a terrarium can be used long after the season is over.

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Sweet Vinegar Holiday Infusions - Home & Family

Sweet Vinegar Holiday Infusions

Sophie Uliano is back and today she is showing you how to make your own sweet vinegar holiday infusions. You start by mixing shrub syrup with sparkling water. The benefits of using vinegar include digestion weight loss and cancer protection. By adding turmeric, you are boosting your immune system.

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“In a Perfect World”

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Benet and founder/president of “In a Perfect World,” Manuela Testolini visit Home & Family talk about their organization, which empowers the next generation by supporting access to education, mentoring and artistic expression for underserved and at-risk youth around the world. The husband and wife duo also open up about family life with their young children Lucia and Luna, and share footage from their recent trip to Haiti.

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Ornament Cupcakes - Home & Family

Ornament Cupcakes

Cake decorator Victoria Parsons is in the kitchen making delicious ornament cupcakes with homemade fondant. She explains that fondant is a rollable sugar dough that can be used for decoration. After you are finished, use scraps of lace to make festive patterns in the fondant.

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Movember Makeover

Lawrence Zarian informs you about Movember, an annual event in November that brings awareness to prostate cancer. Today, Lawrence is giving a Movember Makeover to a very deserving recipient, Home & Family’s very own floor manager, Jason Drew. After Jason’s beard gets shaved, everybody, including his own family are surprised by his new look!

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DIY Organ Pipe Craft Storage

Author of “Junk Beautiful,” Sue Whitney is showing you how to make your own organ pipe craft storage using actual organ pipes. When you are done, use screws and hanging wire to hang your DIY. This project will be perfect to store your paint brushes and variety of tools.

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