Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cake
Mandy Merriman of “Baking with Blondie” is in the kitchen making the ultimate dessert, red velvet hot chocolate cake. She got the inspiration for this unusual cake by growing up with Utah winters and craving hot chocolate after playing in the snow. This is a three-layer cake with homemade buttercream frosting and a crumb coat. She finishes the cake with marshmallows.
DIY Let It Snow Garland
Orly Shani is adding some extra-decorative garland to the house for the holidays. Start off with foam core and make sure to cut all your letters the same size. She advises you to cover your letters with one single color of yarn so your words are legible.
Five-Minute Holiday Hairstyles
Beauty expert Ami Desai is getting you ready for the holidays with these simple five-minute hairstyles for a variety of hair types.
Best Apps for Holiday Shopping
Cameron is making your holiday shopping easier with these helpful apps.
• Shop Savvy (available at the app store)
• Santa's Bag (available at the app store)
• Find My Car (available at the app store)
Leslie Jordan Interview
Emmy award-winning actor Leslie Jordan visits Home & Family to talk about his new series, “The Cool Kids,” which you can watch Fridays at 8:30/7:30c on Fox. He also discusses the role that won him his Emmy, playing Beverley Leslie in the NBC comedy, “Will & Grace.”
Holiday Minestrone Soup
Lifestyle expert Julianna Strickland is in the kitchen making a hearty minestrone soup with homemade garlic basil croutons. She puts bacon in the soup for some extra flavor. She also adds a dash of salt and pepper to each layer of the soup, so the entire dish has a nice balanced taste.
DIY Children’s Christmas Tree
Maria Provenzano is making the holidays extra festive for children with this DIY Christmas tree. When she is done making the tree, she creates her own decorations out of felt and cookie cutters.
Actress Annet Mahendru sits down with Cameron and Debbie to talk about her series, “The Romanoffs” which is currently available on Amazon Prime Video. She also brings a clip from the series for the audience.
Designing a Holiday Entry Table
Paige Hemmis is getting ready for Christmas, by making her own holiday entry table using family photos she printed out at her local Walmart. Adding photos in the entry way is a great way to make your home feel more personal to your guests.
How to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays
Clinical psychologist Dr. Susan Albers is giving you some helpful tips on how to avoid overeating during the holidays. She points out that emotional eating is very typical around the holidays. If you are at a buffet, she advises you to take a tour of the food beforehand, so you are more mindful of what you choose to eat. She also says you eat five times more if you are standing, so she suggests you sit down and eat slowly to enjoy your meal.