Cristina Ferrare


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Recently I decided to make a life change when it came to refined sugar in my diet and have been creating recipes that are not only good for you but can curb your sweet tooth by replacing processed ingredients with heart healthy choices to help fuel your  body and energy through out the day.

One of my guiltiest pleasures is a Reese Peanut Butter Cup and not wanting to give them up completely I whipped up this low calorie Peanut Butter and Chocolate Shake so I can continue to get my fix 😉 but feed my body, mind and soul.  Read more »

How To cook Osso Bocco In a Pressure Cooker

This week on Home and Family I shared one of my husband’s favorite meals Osso Bocco.Osso Bocco can be time consuming but well worth it. Don’t have the time but want to impress your family or that special someone with a meal that looks like you spent all day in the kitchen for? Well here is my super easy, melt in your mouth recipe for Osso Bocco cooked in a pressure cooker and Dan Kohler of Renegade Kitchen joins me in the Home and Family kitchen to explain the science behind the cooking process.
I hope you enjoy it!

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Blueberry Pancakes

 Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare welcome actress Nicollette Sheridan from the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "All Yours." "Only God Can" actress, Donna D'Errico visits our home. The author of "The 5-Day Real Food Detox," health coach and wellness expert Nikki Sharp is making a delicious taco bowl. Orly Shani is making a trendy DIY button blazer. Cristina cooks blueberry pancakes. Ken Wingard shows you the basics of sewing. Organize your life with great tips and tricks from Kym Douglas. Debbie Matenopoulos shows you the right hat for your face shape. Dr. JJ Levenstein has important information about skin care during pregnancy. Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: jeremy lee/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC
Sunday mornings are when my family gets together for what we call a “Family Fun Day.” We always start by cooking brunch together in the kitchen and one of our favorite recipes to make during the spring time are these Blueberry Pancakes. Super moist and delicious each bite being greeted with one of our family bear hugs.
 Enjoy and many hugs,

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A light and healthy meal just in time for Spring, this week on Home and Family, I share one of my favorite light and fit meals.  Read more »

Chicken Piccata With Sautéed Spinach & Heart Shaped Potatoes

Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare welcome actress Autumn Reeser from the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Valentine Ever After.” Actress Kearran Giovanni joins us to talk about her show “Major Crimes.” Emmy Award-winning costume designer on “Scandal,” Lyn Paolo is here. Lawrence Zarian and Lyn show you how to recreate the show’s fashions for less. Arianna Thomopoulos is making DIY Valentine’s gifts for men. Cristina cooks chicken piccata in honor of the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Anything for Love.” Ken Wingard has a beautiful DIY Valentine’s Day floral arrangement in a chocolate box. Turn a potato into a battery with Dan Kohler. Orly Shani answers viewer questions. Plus, save money with Sandie Newton and Hollywood Steals. Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: jeremy lee/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Don’t spend your Valentine’s Day in the kitchen cooking! This super simple and delicious Chicken Piccata recipe is not only impressive but takes literally 15 minutes to prepare and really super simple to make. You can serve it with roasted potatoes, over mashed potatoes, sauté spinach and angel hair pasta but in honor of Valentine’s Day I am going to make them into a heart shape!  Add a beautiful Sautéed spinach and you have a delicious meal in not time!

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Healthy SuperBowl Sunday Appetizers

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Turn your favorite fast food favorites into “healthy” game-winning snacks! A big hit in our house not only on Superbowl Sunday but on any given football Sunday! Here are my twist on some of game day favorites like hot wings & french fries with cool dipping sauce with celery sticks.  Read more »