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TV-PG (30 MIN)

Megan just graduated from teacher's college AND just bought a house with her boyfriend. She's "made-over her home to reflect her new professional position, and now wants a personal makeover to match. Megan needs to go from casual student clothes to a more polished look that will wow her friends in time for her house-warming party.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

It's hard to feel sexy when you've just had a baby. But Petrina wants to reconnect with her inner-diva when she and her husband head out for their first "date night since the arrival of the baby girl. Diva on a Dime shows Petrina that it doesn't take a lot of effort or money to wrap herself up in a new romantic look.


TV-PG+L (30 MIN)

Former pole dance instructor Julia has let her once fit figure go flabby. Now she's desperate to get fabulous again before her engagement party in just four weeks.


TV-PG+L (30 MIN)

Della's a busy mom and commercial actress who wants to get back in shape before a girls' trip to Vegas. All bets are off if she doesn't lose her love of chocolate and sweets in order to drop those last ten pounds.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

From ridiculous theories involving King Tut and a hippo, to discovering the real mystery behind the famed aurora borealis, to some solutions that any camper or survival expert should know about.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

From famous myths about a pen and the Space Race, to some jaw-dropping records for the world's most expensive book and fastest ascent of Mt. Everest, to some little known facts about amusement parks.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

A financially strapped breeder attempts a costly and controversial technique that will either make her a hero or bring her down to zero. #needthistowork Who is Bugs? He's a 2010 Westminster champion, the number two Bullmastiff in all of America, and the sire to numerous other AKC champions. Achieving that kind of status takes not only time and dedication, but a lot of money. And that's not easy for Bugs' owner, Christy Shelper, a single mother of four children who lost her job during the recession. Life is a daily struggle to make ends meet, but Christy will never, ever, stop trying to improve and showcase her prized Bullmastiffs. At a cost of $5000, Christy is conducting her most important Bullmastiff breeding to date “ a controversial inbreeding of Bugs to his daughter. If this works, Christy will be a hero and financially stable. If it doesn't, Christy may face both spiritual and financial bankruptcy.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Debra Hull breeds her Basset Hounds to be top competitors in the show ring, and she doesn't approve of second place. Hull's hounds need to earn their keep, whether it's winning a show title or landing a Hollywood role in the movies¦these dogs even help with the laundry! In this episode, we feature three of the Hull hounds all at different stages in their doggie careers. We meet a problematic pup, Dahlia, who may not be able to live up to her elite pedigree in the show ring; Lily, her top dog, who's a serious contender for a Best in Breed prize; and Debra's oldest Basset Hound, Megs, who at the age of 11 is finally getting her moment in the limelight when she is cast opposite an Oscar nominee in a Hollywood film. The pressure mounts when Debra travels to the National Basset Hound Specialty competition. It's here where we find out the fate of her young pup. If Dalia doesn't perform well, there's good chance that Debra just may give her away. And all eyes will be on Debra's favourite d


TV-PG (30 MIN)

How your messy desk can get you fired, the hot new trend¦the scientific vacation, preventing lip wrinkles and the dangers of deer invading airports.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

The big lie for an airline upgrade, the science behind "new baby smell, eye movements that say a woman is interested in you and the benefits of dating a middle child.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Good guy Jason Smelser won't recognize his TJ when we're done with it. Part 3 sees the Jeep coming together, with a completely freshened up and rebuilt straight six, transmission rebuild, heavy duty transfer case, body protection, paint and more.


TV-G (30 MIN)

After one month and all donated parts, Jason and his family arrive at the Tech Center for our reveal. But it doesn't end there! What is a hardcore Jeep build without seeing exactly what it can do on the trail? So we load everyone up and head into the woods.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

On this episode of At Home With Didiayer, our host engages with all things bizarre from food to fashion... and even dabbles a bit with fire ART!


TV-PG (30 MIN)

On this episode of At Home With Didiayer, we cover the gamut- from unveiling the secret art of Dr. Seuss to learning how to make apple crumble, accent walls, and organic homemade soaps!


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Dental hygienist Liz and truck driver Will are engaged in a destructive spending game. Control freak Liz handles all the finances while keeping Will on a tight leash, yet still spends a lavish amount on clothes for herself, their baby and their dog. In retaliation, Will takes out costly cash advances. They've refinanced their home several times to hide debt in their mortgage to the point they now owe more than the house is worth. Getting this couple back on track means reigning in the spending, finding ways to re-build equity in their home and getting rid of the resentment between them. Gail finds way to get them fighting their debt rather than each other.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Lisa and Paul have dug themselves into a hole of overindulgence. Lisa spent $1,000 decorating their infant daughter's bedroom and has 15 outfits for their dog. Meanwhile, Paul drives a new car into the garage so often, they should consider installing a revolving door. Since they enable each other's bad financial habits there's no voice of reason to tell them that "negative equity is just marketing-speak for "debt. It's up to Gail to erase their illusions and straighten out these big spenders before they drive their young family into the ground.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Princess Laura is a fashion buyer who takes her career pretty seriously. So seriously in fact, that she's managed to spend close to $40,000 on clothing, footwear and accessories in an effort to look professional at work “ all while neglecting to pay for basics like her mortgage, groceries or car payment. Boyfriend John is sick of being stuck with the bills and frustrated by Laura's flippant attitude. Gail Vaz-Oxlade has just four weeks to help Laura learn to curb her spending, and live with less. Will Laura have what it takes to earn $5,000?


TV-PG (30 MIN)

23 year old Ashley is an unemployed Princess who's somehow managed to convince her parents and her boyfriend into giving her a monthly allowance. Ashley thinks most jobs are beneath her, so she has plenty of time to spend spending their money. Her family and friends are fed up “ but will they be able to stick to their guns and help Ashley learn to stand on her own two feet? Financial expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade has her work cut out for her with this entitled Princess.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Style Factory gets the skinny on the Roots varsity jacket, La Canadienne's suede ankle boot, Eric Javits' high-tech fedora, and Hanky Panky's revolutionary thong.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Style Factory has the inside scoop on New Balance 998 sneakers, Vela high-fashion headscarves, the President's Frank Clegg briefcase, and Canadian dressmaker Lucian Matis.


TV-G (30 MIN)

It's a day with the girls and Anna has her grilling mitts on. Miso grilled eggplant with scallops, grilled halibut with tomato vinaigrette, herb grilled corn on the cob, and chocolate hazelnut cheesecake with ice-wine peaces to tie it all together. Anna and the girls finish the day off with a trip to a Niagara Vinegar maker.


TV-G (30 MIN)

It's Treasure hunting time, and the backyard is fair game. With appetites the size of jungle animals, Anna kicks it into high gear and prepares: honey oat roasted pears, mushroom smoked cheddar frittata, sweet potato home fries, and chocolate griddle cakes with cinnamon peaches. A day trip to St. Catharine's' Market and hitting up some of the local garage sales makes this episode of fresh one you don't want to miss.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Cobblers & crisps are the comfort food of the dessert world and they share a common presentation of crunchy topping baked over fruit. This episode will show the fundamentals of these 2 basic desserts, then demonstrate how a pastry can advance them into something more suited to fine dining. i. Warm Apple Crisp - a cinnamon-oat topping is easily made and baked over sliced apples. ii. Bumbleberrv Cobbler - cobbler is more advanced than crisp, since it involves making a sconelike dough that gets crumbled on top of fruit, and the bumbleberry mix of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & blackberries make for a colourful filling hidden underneath. These can be baked individually or as a larger dessert. iii. Rhubarb Custard & Crisp Tart - the principle of a topping over fruit is seen in a more advanced application. While we think of cobblers & crisps as North American, the original German "streusel" is the original crisp topping, as exampled in this gorgeous bakeshop-worthy tart. A sour cream custard is b


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Danish Pastry falls into the same category as puff pastry and croissant dough called "laminated doughs". It has its own technique to achieve a balance of a rich dough with a hint of flakiness and has many classic applications. It differs from other laminated doughs in that it bakes up soft, almost cake like but is not as sweet as cake. It is an important part of the laminated dough family. Fun fact: Danish Pastry did not originate from Denmark, as its name hints, but is in tribute to the fact that Denmark was known from producing the highest quality butter in Europe (Netherlands, too, which is why buttery Hollandaise earns its tribute). i. Basic Danish Dough/Spiral Raisin Danish - the basic dough, (like the croissant dough episode in season 1 }, is made and then a basic Spiral Raisin Danish is made. ii. Classic Danishes - a twist and a pinwheel are the 2 classic shapes. An assortment of classic fruit fillings will be used within: A) Cherry Danish Pocket - involves making the cherry filling (using ja


TV-G (30 MIN)

Rocco shows us, and the Hoboken Fire Department, it's possible to eat like a man but still be healthy. Rocco creates fast, healthy versions of the foods these guys love, such as pork chops, chicken and rice jambalaya and Rocco's savory shrimp tostada for fewer than 250 calories..


TV-G (30 MIN)

Rocco guides single mother Heidy Bodre to make better food choices for her daughter Samantha, and teaches Heidy some easy, healthy recipes to incorporate into their weekly menu. Featuring Rocco's delicious sweet and sour beef stir--fry.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Born to Cuban immigrants, Doug Rodriguez is father of Nuevo Latino cooking. He is also fueled by a desire to be a strong role model for Hispanic Americans. Oddly it was Julia Child that inspired him as a youngster “ he preferred watching her cooking show over cartoons on TV. Growing up in Miami, he was surrounded by the sights and smells of Cuban American food, and it was there, at age 24, that he would open the highly successful Yuca restaurant in the fashionable area of South Beach. He now is owner chef of restaurants in several cities and Zagat has called him "the most important restaurant chef in the Latin world.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

An inventor at heart, Homaru Cantu's kitchen is also his laboratory. Homaru is a molecular gastronomist “ a new breed of chef that reconfigures the chemistry of food to create an entirely original cuisine. From edible menus¦ to duck cooked in a vacuum¦to goat cheese "snow (zapped with liquid nitrogen), Homaru's imagination knows no bounds. And it doesn't stop at food: he also creates kitchen gadgets, including a food replicator (a la Star Trek) which he hopes to license. His restaurant Moto in Chicago is a culinary attraction, but Homaru is also working behind the scenes for agencies like NASA to create sustainable, delicious food alternatives.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Can Anna and Kristina recreate an authentic tropical taste in their kitchen, thousands of miles away from the island? Today's Jamaican judge won't stand for anything but the real Caribbean deal.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Anna and Kristina bring their sweet tooth to the test kitchen for an intimidating tome of sweets. But this isn't pudding and cookies “ these are extremely daunting desserts.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

It becomes clear very quickly that Greek cuisine is way more than simple souvlaki, as Anna and Kristina set out to test this award-winning cookbook.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Anna and Kristina test a book from one of the most intimidating chefs in the world, only to be judged by another “ Iron Chef champion Rob Feenie. You can taste the tension in the kitchen.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

The only thing Aaron has ever successfully prepared is boiled dumplings. So it's a good thing then that, at 35, this sales and marketing representative still lives at home and can generally rely on "meals by mom. However, Aaron fears that if he doesn't figure out to cook soon, he may be single forever. Aaron dives in and attempts to make crab cakes and then finds himself in a pinch when he learns how to prepare lobster from an expert. Next up he learns how to make a creamy lobster pasta dish and tries to get lucky with his lime tarts for a special Ladies Night. Christine will be swimming upstream as she tries to build Aaron's culinary confidence, after all for Aaron this is a "bake it or break it situation.


TV-G (30 MIN)

On the cooking ability scale from one to ten, Melissa is a self described negative ten. This flight attendant and pregnant mother's chicken ˜specialty' once sent her husband to a specialist. More than anything Melissa would love to get over her cooking frustration and learn to make hearty family meals from scratch. After a failed quiche experiment that leaves Christine queasy, Melissa learns it's not always as easy as apple pie when she visits a top pie maker. Then it's time to tackle her paltry poultry skills with a chicken piccata, and turn up the heat as she prepares crepe suzette tableside to a crowd of demanding lunch goers at a top French restaurant. Christine will have to soar to new heights if she hopes to bring this flight attendants' cooking skills up to snuff so she can make meals her whole family will enjoy.


TV-G (30 MIN)

In this episode, Allen is sharing recipes and garden advice on herbs and fruit that appeal to our sense of smell and taste. He shows us how to plant a citrus herb container and how to apply some of the herbs planted into fabulous recipes. Allen will also show us how to prepare a refreshing sun tea with lemon and fresh rosemary.


TV-G (30 MIN)

This episode, Allen will focus on kicking off the summer with unique recipes for the grill and a simple way to decorate a table using a 2 X 4 and tea lights. He also takes us to the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago to learn about their Sugar from the Sun Garden.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Warmth needs to be injected into this hip, modern condo dining room/living room.