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Move over Bridezillas, hello BrideChillas¦today's laidback bride, the benefits of the coffee nap and 2 minutes to enhance and protect your relationship.


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Our emotional changes at 30,000 feet, the biggest mistake couples make and choosing the right snack for watching action movies.


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She works to feed needy kids. He works the 12 hour night shift. Together the Rowe's have fostered some 30 children, adopting 5 of them. We found this couple in Pomeroy, OH asking for help fixing his daily driver. Watch this '94 GMC 1500 turn to gold!


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Cindy, Anthony, and their 7 kids travel to the Search & Restore garage to get their rusted out 4x4, now sporting new everything! Engine, suspension, brakes, interior, restored bed and frame, plus a custom paint job.


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From the strength of your own hair, to huge extinct apes, survival of the fittest, power that corrupts absolutely, great minds, strange flags on the moon, and queen bees.


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From leprechauns to great floods, the chupacabra, a fear of flying, pilot fatigue, texting while driving, the world ratio of cell phones to working toilets, St. Patrick, and your odds of surviving just about everything.


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After a year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive naturally, Jaclyn and Richard racked up thousands in fertility treatment costs on credit before becoming pregnant with their son Mac. Their debt piled up when Jaclyn's maternity leave reduced her regular monthly take-home pay by 55%, but Richard still plans to become a stay at home Dad. Neither Jaclyn or Richard are willing to give anything up to make ends meet. Host Gail Vaz-Oxlade breaks the difficult truth: if they don't stop encouraging each others' reckless spending and instead start working together to manage their finances, this couple's future may be filled with a big debt instead of the big family they've always wanted.


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After years of struggling with infertility issues, Tracey and Dan finally welcomed their baby girl into the world by surrogate. These parents spent over $120,000 in the process of conceiving their daughter, most of which was borrowed after Dan lost his job and their household income was greatly reduced. Now, with Dan working three jobs and Tracey on parental leave, they're struggling to pay their over half a million dollars in mortgages “ but that's not stopping them from planning for another costly surrogate process, or talking about early retirement. It's up to host Gail Vaz-Oxlade to teach Tracey and Dan that they can't have their cake and eat it too. If they don't start planning for their future, this couple will be faced with over a million dollars in debt, and no savings to provide the life they want for their child, or the retirement they want for themselves.


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25 year old Ashley's long-cultivated sense of entitlement has led an "I want it, I get it motto in life. This self-proclaimed "it girl defines her life, her relationships and even herself by the things she buys. Her new husband and his family are fed up with her selfish behavior and are ready to cut her off. Gail Vaz-Oxlade may be this Princesses' last hope to come clean and own up to her almost $40,000 in debt, but with so much debt and a family that's had enough, will there still be a happy ending for this self-centered Princess?


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26-year-old Jennifer works at a money management company professionally, but in her personal life, specializes in financial mismanagement. Since being diagnosed with a long-term illness, Jennifer uses retail therapy as her primary medication, taking her mind off of her troubles by spending more than 60% of her income on clothes, restaurants and entertainment. Can Gail Vaz-Oxlade show Jennifer that being financially and physically healthy takes hard work and sacrifice, before this pampered Princess self-medicates herself all the way to bankruptcy?


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In this episode, Didiayer explores everything from tiny homes to small steps you can take to achieve big changes in your life!


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On this episode of At Home With Didiayer, our host travels to an organic farm to learn why buying organic produce is more important than ever.


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On this episode of At Home With Didiayer, our host Didiayer steps into the cooler side of life as she explores the many uses of ice!


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On this episode of At Home With Didiayer, our host discusses America's hunger issues and what can be done to help families receive better nutrition on a budget!


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The Aufiero Family is a health conscious family - Sonia, the mother, is a professional nutritionist. They understand the importance of a balanced diet, but are having challenges finding healthy meals that are kid friendly. Rocco prepares his delicious Big Burger, grilled eggplant Parmigiano, and Mexican chili con carne with ground turkey.


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The Jeffra-Duran Family is led by two Newark police officers, Jennifer and Josue, who have developed unhealthy eating habits, which have been passed along to their children. Rocco helps them create healthy meals they can cook at home. Featuring buffalo popcorn chicken, fish tacos, and double chocolate chip cookies.


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Anna and Kristina test drive Guy Fieri's cookbook of greasy-spoon eats based on his hit TV show. And guest judge - skating champ Brian Boitano “ is as tough a critic as any figure skating judge.


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Does the updated version of this 70's classic that changed vegetarian cooking stand the test of time? Anna and Kristina get back to nature cooking with carob, soybeans, and bulgur!


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Anna takes a trip to Paron cheese makers before swinging by a golf tournament. As the golfers make their way through the course, Anna has prepared: Sesame pumpkinseed snaps, chorizo cheese potato wraps, and butterscotch white chocolate brownie bites. Beautiful landscapes, great food, and a game that everyone can enjoy, all on this episode of fresh!


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Put some funk in your fries and some jazz in your jam, have fun with a theme dinner with tasty takes on 50's flavours. In this episode Anna makes: buttermilk friend chicken, fluffy biscuits, zucchini lemon slaw, and peanut butter and jam bread pudding. With a trip to Kurtz Orchards to make jam and everyone in high spirits, you will be asking for seconds from this episode of fresh.


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Anna hosts a Bon Voyage Party where she sends some of her friends to Tuscany in style. Inspired by Tuscan flavours Anna creates: ribollita (vegetable soup), tortellini with fennel cream, rosemary roasted pork with mushroom ragù, and sienna pan forte. It's time to brush up on your entertaining skills, all you need to know and more on this episode of fresh!


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In the midst of harvest, Ravine Winery is a sight to be seen, Anna delivers a fulfilling supper to the team of hardworking winemakers: Concord grape focaccia, whole roasted chicken with sweet potato stuffing, autumn celery root potato salad, and an easy apple tart that is suitable for any occasion. With gorgeous rolling vineyards, dinner on the table and a glass of wine in hand, this episode of fresh is a must see.


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We've covered flour1ess cakes, pies & tarts so now some delicious flourtess cookie recipes are in order. i. Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies - These tender cookies are filled with raspberry jam and will become a staple in your kitchen. ii. Decadent Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - a rich chocolate cookie is a welcome addition to a cookie tin, and this will become a new staple. A crisp exterior with a crackled icing sugar look yields to a soft, fudgy chocolate centre. iii. Sunken Chocolate Ginger Cookie Cake- This hybrid dessert is a cross between a soft and chewy flourless ginger cookie (think spiced gingerbread cut-out) and a molten chocolate cake. This is really like 2 recipes in one, since the cookie exterior can also be rolled and baked as gingerbread men!


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I am addicted to crackers- I always have a few styles on hand, and when made from scratch they are anything but ordinary! i. Pumpkin Seed and Date Spice Crackers - Packed with nuts, seeds and dried fruits, these ruffly crackers look stunning on a cheese plate (think Lesley Stowe crackers). ii. Homemade Graham Crackers - made with whole wheat flour and honey, and homemade graham cracker is delicious on its own, not just as part of a gooey S'More (can make one, if we have time). iii. Cheddar Shortbread "Cheesecake" -A decadent cracker on its own, these Cheddar shortbread are then used as the base for a decadent savoury cheesecake that makes an elegant appetizer.


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A basic English custard sauce is a familiar companion to plated cakes, tarts and other desserts, but it is also the foundation for other pastry chef creations. i. Poires Belle Helene - This classic dessert allows us to make a creme anglaise and then serve it simply with a poached pear with a hint of chocolate ganache. Very refined, but also approachable. ii. lies Flottantes - "Floating Islands", this is a personal favourite when I go to a Bistro. Airy meringue "islands" float on top of vanilla creme anglaise and thin strands of caramelized sugar are draped overtop (will make a stunning photo). iii. Decadent Baked Alaska - Creme anglaise also happens to be the base for traditional French Vanilla ice cream. Here I build Baked Alaska - a cake or cookie base topped with ice cream, covered with swirls of meringue and then baked to brown the outside - the contrast of the warm, marshmallow-like outside against the cold, creamy ice cream is absolutely sinful, especially when served with a fresh raspberry co


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Making breakfast for guests often falls onto the shoulders of a restaurant pastry chef, so we become very comfortable with pancakes of all sorts. Here are some of my favourite styles and remember - pancakes aren't just for breakfast - they can be dessert, tool i. Fluffy Blueberry Flapjacks - Who can resist and fluffy, tender pancake drizzled with maple syrup? Not me! ii. German Souffle Pancake - This is a great Sunday Brunch treat - a batter is lightened with whipped egg whites then baked (often in a cast iron skillet) until it is puffed and golden. A dusting of icing sugar and it goes right to the table. iii. Chocolate Orange Crepe Torte - Thin, French crepes are tender and delectable (and I have my secret ingredients for the MOST tender crepes), but let's not stop there. Layering crepes alternating between chocolate and orange creaminess makes a grand looking torte (popular in SE Asia in the fancy pastry shops)


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Get your shovel and trowel ready. P. Allen Smith is getting down and dirty in this episode of Garden to Table. Allen is pulling root vegetables out of the ground and putting them on a plate. Plus, a gorgeous tablescape idea for your next brunch.


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In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith is harvesting beans for use in the kitchen. Allen also visits a soy bean farm and has some gardening tips for planting asparagus beans. And food trucks are taking the nation by storm¦ a visit with one that is dedicated to keeping it green.