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Cameron Mathison Interview

The actor stops by to talk about his new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie, “Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery.” In the movie, he is acting alongside Alison Sweeney and Barbara Niven. He explains that he loves Christmas at Hallmark Channel and even brings an exclusive look at his movie. Cameron explains he loves spending his holidays at Beaver Creek, Colorado with his entire family and Mark jokes that Cameron is living a real life Hallmark Channel movie!

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How to Create Your Own Emmy Party

With the Primetime Emmys right around the corner, Home & Family welcomes author and special events coordinator, Cheryl Cecchetto to talk about how to throw a fun party on the awards night. She encourages you to send out a free Emmy-themed Evite and encourage your guests to dress up. Cheryl has a lot of fun transforming one of the Home & Family rooms into an Emmy party atmosphere. What party would be complete without printed Emmy ballots, too!

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MasterChef Finalists in the Kitchen

The finalists of “MasterChef” are in the kitchen to demonstrate their cooking skills. Stephen Lee, Derrick Peltz and Claudia Sandoval team up to cook. Before they start, they talk about their experiences on the show and what it was like working with Gordon Ramsey and what it was like continually being pushed to get better. The three team up to make Filet Mignon with Pumpkin Squash Puree, Roasted Beets & Cabernet Chipotle Sauce.

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Toks Olagundoye Interview

The actress sits down with Mark and Cristina to talk about her new role on ABC’s series, “Castle.” Toks is also a newlywed who recently got married in May. She shares the story of meeting her husband on Twitter when he reached out saying he was a fan. After meeting, within a week, Toks was in love. The actress also talks about her unusual skill of being able to speak in a variety of accents and Mark even puts her to the test! After her interview, Toks is surprised with a birthday cake to celebrate her big day today!
Don't miss the season premiere of "Castle," Monday, September 21st, 10/9c on ABC.

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Teaching Dads How to Style Their Daughter’s Hair

Ken Wingard is joined by celebrity hairstylist Giles Robinson in hopes of getting a little help in styling his daughter Coco’s hair. Giles recommends a product that will detangle hair when it is soaking wet, also using a “Tangle Teaser” brush. He recommends a “Mason Pearson” brush to style dry hair and even introduces a easy-to-use hairdo that does not pull or tug hair called the “Invisi Bobble.” He recommends the Pop and Lock Shellac.

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Tasha Smith Interview

Actress Tasha Smith stops by to talk to Mark and Cristina about the seventh season of OWN’s “For Better or Worst.” She jokes that she has never eaten better than when she visits Home & Family. Tasha’s crazy attitude and loud-mouthed character, “Angela” stands out so much on the show, that she has actually been recognized for the role in places like the Caribbean.  Her love interest on the show, Michael Jai White is her real life ex-boyfriend and now they have a brother and sister-like relationship. Tasha also has her own acting workshop, as well.
Don't miss "For Better or Worse" on OWN, Fridays.

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Dry Ice Soft Serve Ice Cream

Dan Kohler is back in the kitchen and this time he is preparing Dry Ice Soft Serve Ice Cream! He explains that dry ice is actually frozen carbon dioxide and is mostly used for making fog and mist. Also, always remember to wear gloves when handling dry ice to avoid frostbite. When you blend milk, powder, sugar, vanilla, salt and sprinkle in the dry ice, you create the soft serve ice cream by chilling it from inside out!

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Baby Hacks

Debbie Matenopoulos has a list of baby hacks that will help out moms at home! She suggests using a pool noodle as a door stopper. Debbie also uses a glue gun at the bottom of her baby’s shoes to create more friction or when they start to walk. Finally, by placing apple sauce in a washcloth and freezing it, you have created a teething device.

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DIY Mushroom Reading Stool

Tanya Memme and Paige Hemmis have teamed up to make their own mushroom reading stool! Tanya points out that all her materials were bought at the craft store, while Paige found all of her materials at the hardware store. The base of the stool should be a plastic pot, to avoid being too heavy. The retail cost of the chair will cost you $250, but if you make it your own it will cost you under $50!

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