Actress Tara Holt visits Home & Family to talk about her new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie, “The Perfect Christmas Present,” which premieres Saturday, November 4th at 9/8c. In the movie, Tara plays the role of Jenny. The actress also talks about Christmas and shares that she enjoys giving personal canvas paintings out as presents every year.
Banana Cardamon Upside Down Cake
“Top Chef” judge and author of “Bringing it Home,” Gail Simmons is in the kitchen baking a delicious dessert, banana cardamon upside down cake. She warns you to not cut the bananas too far in advance or else they will get too soft. You can also add very ripe pears or thinly sliced apples to the recipe, if you are not a fan of bananas.
DIY Christmas Spoons
Paige Hemmis is taking wooden spoons and turning them into festive decorations. She recommends you use old wooden spoons that might be discolored or burned, since you will be painting over them anyway.
Craig Wayne Boyd
Country singer Craig Wayne Boyd talks to Mark and Debbie about his new album, “Top Shelf.” He also opens up about his own belief in love at first sight and chats about his expanding family, since his wife is pregnant. After his interview, Craig performs a song for the audience.
Officer Damon Cole sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about dressing up as common superheroes like Superman, Batman and even Iron Man to vist children with cancer, giving them reasons to smile. He also opens up about an organization close to his heart, heroesandcopsagainstchildhoodcancer.org, which helps Damon travel state to state to visit kids with cancer dressed as their favorite superheroes.
Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Chef Ronnie Woo is in the Home & Family kitchen making homemade wontons and pairing it with a delicious spicy peanut sauce. When cooking the wontons he warns you to avoid overcrowding the pot, to make sure they all get fully-cooked.
DIY Pom Pom Sweatshirt
Orly Shani is taking an ordinary sweatshirt and showing you how to make it a fashion statement. All you really need is fabric glue, puffy paint and pom poms. She recommends using Scribbles for your puffy paint when it comes to decorations.
Host and author of “Joan Rivers Confidential,” Melissa Rivers sits down with Mark and Debbie to talk about her relationship with her late mother, Joan and offer some fun insight into her life. She shares that her mother kept everything and it was difficult to go through her belongings after she passed away. She also talks about the upcoming E! Special, “Fashion Police: The Farewell,” which airs November 27th.
Lawrence Zarian is keeping you in style during the winter months by introducing you to some fashionable scarves.
Mr. Manners, himself, Thomas Farley is giving you tips on proper holiday etiquette. He also takes questions from Home & Family viewers.