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    I am not what you'd call a "high-maintenance beauty routine girl". In fact, I am out the door in just a few minutes on most days. My best beauty secret, (and yours too!) is a beautiful smile! When you have a smile on your face, you appear friendly, confident and more likable to everyone you meet. With our Today's Special Value, from Super Smile, you can HAVE that beautiful smile, by simply brushing your teeth!!

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    So, what are you waiting for...take the challenge...and get that confident, great looking, bright smile you've always wanted, just by brushing  your teeth with SUPER SMILE! It couldn't be easier!!

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    Cher, Pink, Mitzi Gaynor, Madonna, Cheryl Ladd, Lynda Carter, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross and Ann-Margaret... Bob Mackie has dressed some of the sexiest women in the world.... even Barbie!  Of course there are many more... but what's my point? I think you should have something sexy in your wardrobe for all seasons, but what is your reigning favorite?  Is it time for something new?  

    Bob does sexy for sure.  But what is sexy?  That's a hard one to define because each one of us are so different and we all have our own individual sex appeal.  What works for one does not always work for another... we have to find what adds that bit of spice to our look and own that!

    As you know Bob is designing again for Cher as she plans her upcoming tour.  Bob is very well know for the outrageous costumes that Cher has worn... very well, I might add.  That is because she is a woman who knows who she is and is very comfortable in her skin... and showing it off and I mean that with the upmost of compliments.

    But sometimes being sexy is leaving more to the imagination and Bob also does that very well.  If you are looking for two great options for something sexy... take a look at this dress and top:

    I am particularly fond of this dress because of the design.  It's extremely figure flattering which makes us look and feel better about ourselves.  It's also one of those dresses that looks great on many different body types.  The poly/spandex fabric glides on the body with that silky feeling so you can wear this for so many occasions throughout the year.  Be sure to look up A231809 for three great color choices in this color block design and size down because it runs a little big.

    The crossover neckline on this top is just the right amount of sexiness for a more demure look.

    They don't say 'less is more' for nothing. They also say that one of the most attractive features of a woman is her neck.  The design here along with the jewel detail enhances your neckline and face for that perfect touch.  Black, royal and merlot are the colors for A219654.  

    Since everyone has their own way of feeling sexy... share with us... what's yours?

    Enjoy your day.  Margaux

     

    Shop Bob Mackie's collection!


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    Hello, foodies…

    It’s Cooking on Q Fall Edition this Wednesday! We’ve got 24 hours of cooking and entertaining programming scheduled to get you in the autumn and holiday mindset. At 4pm ET we’re revealing the winners of the 2013 Food Awards! Then, from 8pm ET to Midnight, I’ll be joining you forIn the Kitchen with David.

    Of course “Back to Routine” month continues and this week’s recipeTamale Pie—tastes like autumn comfort. We made it Wednesday’s TSV—the 3-in-1 Ninja Cooking System!

    Tamale Pie

    Tamale Pie

    This recipe is prepared with the Ninja Cooking System (K39754).

    Go to David's Recipe Item Page for the full list of items that David has used in his recipes.

    Ingredients:

    Pie Filling:
    •    2 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
    •    2 lbs lean ground beef
    •    1 large yellow onion, diced
    •    1 medium green bell pepper, diced
    •    1 medium red bell pepper, diced
    •    3 garlic cloves, minced
    •    1 tsp salt
    •    3/4 tsp ground black pepper
    •    2-1/2 tsp ground cumin
    •    2 tsp chili powder
    •    2 tsp dried cilantro
    •    1-1/2 tsp oregano
    •    1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes (juice reserved)
    •    1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, (juice reserved)
    •    1 (15-oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
    •    1 cup frozen corn kernels

    Cornbread Crust:
    •    1 (8.5-oz) package corn muffin mix
    •    1 egg, beaten
    •    1/3 cup milk
    •    6 oz Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
     
    Directions:
    1.    Turn the Ninja on to the stovetop setting and set the heat to high. Add 1 Tbsp of oil and heat for 3–4 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook, uncovered, until the beef is completely browned, 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove the ground beef from the pot and drain to remove the excess fat. Set aside.

    2.    Place the pot back into the cooking system and pour in the remaining oil. Add the onions, peppers, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Cook, uncovered, for 6 minutes, stirring from time to time. Spoon the ground beef back into the pot and stir to combine. Add the cumin, chili powder, cilantro, and oregano then cook for 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in the tomatoes (with the juice), the beans, and the frozen corn kernels. Stir until evenly distributed.

    3.    Set the Ninja to the slow cooker setting. Cover and cook on high for 2-1/2 hours. When the time is up, make the corn muffin mixture by whisking together the corn muffin mix, egg, milk, and cheese. Remove the lid on the Ninja and spoon the batter evenly over the tamale mixture. Place the lid back on and cook for another 45 minutes.

    Picture this: it’s a lazy Sunday, you make Tamale Pie, have a terrific dinner, and then, because the recipe serves about eight, you’ve got leftovers for everyone’s lunchbox on Monday. Or, if you prefer, have Tamale Pie again for dinner again!

    Now what about breakfast? Might I suggest toast with homemade apple butter? If you’re new to the sweet autumnal spread, you’re in for a treat. I grew up eating apple butter and I always have a jar in my refrigerator. If you’ve got some time this weekend, whip up a batch. Many thanks to the folks at America’s Test Kitchen for the recipe!



    Wouldn’t a jar of that make a great holiday gift? So would homemade peanut butter for that matter!

    Foodies, I just realized that my cookbook has been out for nearly a year! It hit bookstore shelves 11 months ago today: October 9, 2012. If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of the book, I encourage you to do so during our special presentation this Wednesday night. It's available at a While Supplies Last price!

    If you do own a copy, what are your favorite recipes? Down-Home Southern Fried Chicken? Meatloaf with Mashed Potato Topping? Apple Crisp? I’m humbled by your overwhelmingly positive response to the book thus far. And, I’m so grateful to all of you who supported me—and the entire ITKWD team—throughout the entire process. I’ll see you Wednesday at 8pm ET.

    Keep it flavorful!
    —David


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    What a whirlwind it has been.  We’ve been shooting with designers every morning and checking in with you LIVE on air during the week… and tonight our big finale, the Special Designer Edition of PM STYLE

                    First things first… who is your most favorite designer? It doesn’t have to be here at the Q… and maybe it’s a line you most identify yourself with.  Isn’t it funny how you can turn on the TV or walk into a store and think to yourself “This is so me” when it comes to identifying your lifestyle and who you are with clothing. Maybe it’s even a handbag or a pair of shoes.  Bottom line- Don’t you love how fashion can make you who are you or let you feel like someone you strive to be?  It’s such an emotional, internal experience for all us and I think that’s why this industry thrives.

                    Here are some ideas that I have seen on the streets of NYC to help inspire your Fall Fashion.

    1)      Leopard Print Shoes.  Check out Sofft’s Makayla Leather Ankle Boots, for that Front Row, High Fashion Comfort.  Leopard Print Heels and Booties have been all over the front windows of major retailers and on the streets of fellow fashionistas.  I love the use of animal print in a shoe because it lets you experience an edgy sophisticated trend without committing too much. 

    2)      Textured Hair- Soft Effortless looks in upstyles.  Try Sarah Potempa’s Beachwaver to help you achieve soft curls and pin hair into knot formations. 

    3)      A Bold Lip- My Beauty Obsession for the Week!  Take a Look at Mally’s Pro-Tricks Lip Palette and see what bold color combinations you can come up with in your own home.  You can lighten, deepen, and mix any of the shades to create your own signature, one-of-a-kind lip color.  Thank you Mally! 

     

    4)      Leather- Whatever you do, find something Leather!  Whether it’s real or faux… treat yourself to the look of LUXE.  Here I am with George Simonton and Lori Goldstein in a Faux Leather Skirt.  Whatever length, whatever style… stay true to you.  Leather accessories such as bands and watches were still huge on the front rows of the runway. If your more traditional throw on your leather jacket over a jeans and T-shirt look and step it out of the box with a great shoe. 

     

     

    5)      Food- Cheers to the tastes of the season!  Here I am trying new dishes for the Fall Season. 

     

     

     

     

     

    I’ll be chatting with you LIVE from Bryant Park tonight, so I hope you will come over to my facebook page and chat with me.  Here’s to an exciting designer edition of PM STYLE!

    XO,CC


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    In recent years, creating a warm, comfortable, well-planned, and organized home has become more and more important. Some of us work from home either full- or part-time. Others telecommute and many have young children that are cared for in-home or at a daycare. Making your home a sanctuary where you feel safe when you come home is much more that putting good locks on the door!
     
    More attention is being given to creating a space that's very personal—almost creating an extension of who you are. If you’ve seen a model home or a “staged” house for sale, it may be beautiful but it's often cold—without the personal touches that tell you who lives there. I’m not talking clutter: I’m talking using carefully chosen accessory pieces that say who you are.
     
    Some of us are lucky enough to have treasures that have been passed down through the generations—how lovely for you to tastefully display them. My mother, Evelyn, loved to knit and she was very good at it. For many years I put her creations around my bedroom.
    And some of us love to collect antique pieces. Making them a centerpiece of a room really says a lot about you. Many of you have children who love to create art projects. How lovely to frame them and put them on display.
    Art Projects 
    Years ago, when Frank and I traveled in Africa, I fell in love with the local artisans who made donkey baskets and insisted that we bring one home. I thought Frank would kill me because I wouldn’t let it be shipped back to the United States; I insisted we carry it home ourselves. I still have it, and whenever I look at it I remember how wonderful that trip was. A house needs to be filled with memories, not just stuff!
    Donkey Baskets
     
    Recently I was asked to consult on updating the home of a very prominent woman. She thought she knew what she needed. When I went to visit, I immediately saw the problem: it reflected someone else’s personality, taste, and lifestyle. Together we infused the home with personal touches, warm colors, and comfortable but elegant furniture and it all came together for her.
     
    Tune in to QVC to see what's new Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2am.  Can't wait, shop my collection of decorative accents now.
     
    —Linda Dano

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    Hi everyone,

    By chance, have your heard of Diana Nyad?  She is the 64-year-old woman, who last week became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without fins or a shark cage.  This was her 5th attempt and after 53 hours she completed the 110 miles, something that no person had ever done before. Her accomplishment is truly amazing, but it’s her spirit that I find most inspiring. I guess she just proved; that the 60’s are the new 20’s……{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

    Diana was asked how she felt about accomplishing this amazing challenge at the age of 64, she responded:

    The thing about aging is, it's true that the clock seems to be ticking faster as you get older. It isn't, but it seems to be. Time seems to be running out. And I wanted to swim this endeavor not to just be the athletic record. I wanted it to be a lesson for my life that says, be fully engaged. Be so awake and alert and alive every minute of every waking day, because that's where I had to be for these fortunately years to get this done.”

    As I've gotten older, I've also had that feeling that time is speeding up; but in truth, it’s only my appreciation of time that has changed.  I found her words to be so powerful when she said: ‘I wanted it to be a lesson for my life that says, be fully engaged.’  Those 3 simple words mean so much, ‘be fully engaged’.  I am taking this as one of my life lessons.

    After reading about Diana, I decided it was time to update my bucket list. I often ask my friends & acquaintances what’s on their list.  Quite often the things on their list intrigues me so much that I end up adding their ideas to my own list.  In the end, I seem to have a rolling list which I constantly update.

    This past year I was able to cross off:

    1. Become a Dad
    2. Travel to Nepal and go on an elephant-back safari
    3. Run the Marine Corps Marathon

    I have now updated my bucket list to include 4 new experiences:

    1. Run the Great Wall of China Marathon
    2. Do a cattle drive
    3. Take my dad on a train trip from Toronto to Vancouver.
    4. Write a book

    So my question for you is; Do you have a bucket list?  I would love if you’d share 3 of the things on your list. I’m always looking to ‘borrow’ new ideas.  Thanks in advance. 

    I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. Here’s to crossing off another bucket list item this fall season.

     

    Safe Travels,

    Scott Grimes

    JAI John Hardy

     


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  • 09/10/13--11:29: Let's Talk Gluten Free!
  • Mary's Gluten Free Baconflower Casserole

    Let’s talk Gluten Free! In the last year, it was brought to my attention that I may be gluten intolerant. A couple of visits to my doctor and a couple of tests later, I was on a new eating track!

     

    My first thought? “Does that mean I am going to have to eat nuts and leaves and no candy?” As I am still learning, I do not have all the answers, but I do know that this is not true. It is not as hard as you think to eat gluten free and it is fun to learn a new way to eat better for yourself. I would love to share some recent learnings!

    My Mom got my interest in cooking started when I was young. I grew up in a military family and usually we lived “on base”. This meant our neighborhood was always hoppin’. In our house, we may have had 4 people for dinner or we may have 20 on a moment’s notice! Casseroles were a great food to keep on hand if you had a few extra mouths to feed.

    SO, in an effort to combine my new love of a gluten free diet and my life-long love of casseroles, I have been trying to come up with some winners. So far, this one is a HIT in our house: I am calling this one Mary’s Baconflower Casserole. We use it primarily as a side to an entrée and it is just perfect for this time of year! Cauliflower casseroles are not a new concept, but they are definitely one that I would like to make a recurring theme in our house!

     

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 head cauliflower
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1/3 lb. bacon (scissor-cut into small slices)
    • 1/3 cup favorite gluten free Bisquick
    • 1 cup heavy cream 2/3 cup soy milk (you can use whole milk too)
    • 3 ounces of gruyere (I bet it would be good with sharp cheddar too)
    • pinch of nutmeg
    • salt and pepper to taste

    COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray or oil your favorite 9x13 and set aside.

    Start by getting a pot of water to a rolling boil (sprinkle in a little salt). Cut or break the stem off of your cauliflower and cut into 4 pieces. Then give it a rinse (it is much easier to get all of the dirt out this way) Use your hands and break the pieces into florets and place them in the boiling water. Leave them in for about 8 minutes, drain, set them to the side. Put them on some paper towels to dry off.

    Cook your bacon (in scissor-cut slices) while cauliflower is boiling. Also, this is a good time to grate the cheese and set it to the side.

    Layer the cauliflower in the casserole dish. Break apart into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula to evenly cover the bottom of your baker. Then put the cooked bacon on top of the cauliflower in the 9 x 13.

    Next, put the GF flour into a mixing bowl. Whisk in each egg, one at a time, until you have a smooth liquid. Now add the cream and milk to this mixture and give it a good stir. Add in the nutmeg at this point and stir in completely. Add 2/3 of the grated cheese pile and keep stirring.

    Pour your mixture over the top of the cauliflower in the baker. Now sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the casserole.

    Bake about 25 minutes, or until it’s browned on top (check out the photo). This is delicious as a dinner side or all by itself!

    I am hoping we can get some gluten free sharing started! Do you have any go-to gluten free recipes you would like to share? I would love to try them! Thank you for reading and more to come next week!

    ~ Mary D

     


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    Hi, everyone!

    At midnight tonight, QVC's 24-hour Cooking on Q Fall Edition programming begins, so I won't be with you for You're Home with Jill tomorrow. But, I wanted to share a slow cooker recipe that's on my family's dinner menu this week. And, it just so happens that we've got a Ninja TSV tomorrow that functions as a slow cooker, oven, and stove top! Talk about timing!
     
    If I had to pick a favorite, my slow cooker just might be my go-to appliance. You just fill it, turn it on, and forget it. Yet you come home to a house that smells just heavenly. And, you can sit right down with your family to a hearty, tasty, wholesome meal.
     
    When fall rolls around, I use my slow cooker more than ever because slow cooking is synonymous with fall recipes. Earlier this season, I shared my recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles and here's a new one for you: a Cheesy Slow Cooker Pasta Bake. It's so easy with the Ninja!
     
     
    Cheesy Slow Cooker Pasta Bake

    This recipe is prepared with the Ninja 3-in-1 6-Quart Nonstick Cooking System (K39754).
     
    Ingredients:

    1 lb box uncooked pasta (I like penne or ziti)
    1 lb ground beef
    1 small yellow onion, chopped
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    1 tsp garlic powder
    2 tsp Italian seasoning
    2 jars of your favorite pasta sauce (I like Rao’s, Bove’s, or Roselli’s)
    1 (15-oz) container Ricotta cheese
    1 cup Parmesan, grated
    2 cup Mozzarella, shredded and divided

    Directions:
     
    Add the beef and onions to a large skillet and cook over medium heat until the beef is no longer pink. Drain off the excess grease. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and pasta sauce. Set aside.

    Mix the Ricotta, Parmesan, and 1-1/2 cup of the Mozzarella in a separate bowl. Spoon about 2 cups of the meat mixture into the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with 1/2 box of the uncooked pasta. Spoon half of the cheese mixture over the pasta and spread it out evenly. Repeat the layers, using 2 more cups of the meat mixture, the remaining pasta, and remaining cheese mixture. Take the remaining meat mixture and cover completely.

    Turn the slow cooker onto low and cook for about 67 hours, or until the pasta is tender. Remove the lid and sprinkle the remaining Mozzarella cheese on top. Let the casserole stand while the cheese melts.
     
    YHJ resumes next Wednesday at 7pm ET. See you then!
     
    From my home to yours,
    --Jill

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    Hi Friends,

    In celebration of Cooking On Q today, I thought I would share another recipe with you ….. one great for the fall season and one I would consider the perfect “comfort food” dish: Diane’s Chili.

    I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do!!

    Diane’s Chili

    • Two pounds ground beef
    • 1 Clove garlic
    • 2 Large onions, chopped
    • 1-1/2 Teaspoon Salt
    • ¼ Teaspoon Red Pepper (Cayenne)
    • Dash of Cloves
    • 2 Can kidney beans with juice
    • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
    • 1 Teaspoon paprika
    • 1 Teaspoon basil
    • Four cups tomato juice
    • One can crushed tomatoes

    Brown ground beef with garlic and onions. Drain well. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer, uncovered for thirty minutes (I like the Ninja). Serve over rice, crackers, mashed potatoes or top with cheese and sour cream or simply enjoy plain!

    Counting Our Blessings,

    Mary Beth Roe


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    As in fashion, trends in beauty change…rapidly. We’re entering a new season, and though timeless looks will always remain, I can’t wait to try out what’s new! I turned to friend and makeup artist Jessica Liebeskind for some tips on how to achieve the most wearable take on some of fall’s hottest beauty trends:



    The new smokey eye:



    First, Jessica prepped eyes with a neutral shadow from bareMinerals. I always make the mistake of applying my BB cream, foundation or under eye concealer on my lids as a primer. Jessica says NO! Start with dry lids before you do your smokey eye. You can, however, use an eyeshadow primer if you feel you must.

    Next, and here’s why I’m loving this look, she pulled out her secret: there’s no liner involved! Rather, Jessica recommends using only shadow, and wrapping it completely around the entire eye. One thing you can’t forget when wearing a smokey eye, though, is mascara. We used Bobbi Brown’s. To get your mascara brush as close to your lash line as possible, gently lift your lid when applying. Feel free to be liberal with your application on the top lashes – you want to be bold! Be less generous on your lower lashes; there, color should only be used to tint, not add volume or definition. Finish the look with a popping pink blush for brightness and freshness, and apply a rich hue to lips, like bareMinerals Lip Quickie in Bordeaux.

    *Extra tip: dark shadow can be messy! If flakes of shadow or mascara fall below your eyes, clean up with a touch of moisturizer and concealer.

    The bold cat eye:



    The best part about this trend is that it can be altered to suit the occasion; go for a sophisticated, slim line for a professional look, or opt for a bolder, smudged line for nighttime. For a super slender line, Jessica suggests a calligraphy pen liner. Laura Geller makes a fantastic one. Use the pen itself as a tool, using the length of the body of the pen to help guide you when drawing your line. Make sure to lift your line slightly at the end to keep it from falling flat. To take the look up a notch, use a gel liner, like Bobbi Brown’s, that can be easily smudged. Really pack the liner on – no need to be perfect! After you’ve drawn your line, use your fingertip to muss it up. The shadowy, uneven effect of this line is what makes it so sexy!

    Finally, opt for amazing, volumizing mascara

    *Extra tip: This is a time when you do want to use a primer. Dark shadow liner needs something to cling to; you don’t want it migrating down your face! Another trick for keeping your liner in place? Apply liquid over pencil.

    Copper:



    I saw copper eyes all over the fall runways during fashion week, so I know this look is BIG.

    The key to making this trend a success is working with your skin tone, as copper tones can bring out redness, depending on your coloring. Another tip here is to never pick a copper that matches your skin exactly, as it will make your overall color flat. The good news? Choosing the right products means this look can work for anyone!

    First, choose two shades of copper. For me, Jess used a champagne pink all over my lid and a chocolate, copper shimmer as liner. She emphasized that a dark mascara is important to offset the shimmery tones on my lids.

    The perfect lip with this look? It’s not glossy. Instead, go for a…

    Matte lip:

    This season, the matte lip is creamy and conditioning, not flat. To knock this trend out of the park, you must start with hydrated lips. This is easy – just use a dab of moisturizer! Apply color evenly to lips, then multitask! Use your lip color on your cheeks as a cream blush to give them an extra boost.

    Two things to remember: first, forego heavy eye makeup. Your lips should remain the focus. Second, resist the urge to apply powder to your lips. You may think it will enhance their matte look, but it will simply make them look cakey. You don’t want that!

    This is the trend for the girl who doesn’t want to wear a lot of makeup, but who still wants to make a statement!

    What trends will you be trying this fall? My opinion? Don’t be scared – try them all!
     


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    I can't believe that this is the season finale of The Lisa Robertson Show! Our fall seasons are always shorter, but I think this was our best yet. All the fashion  in the finale will be G.I.L.I.(TM), and are all key pieces that really make a noticeable difference in your wardrobe.

    All the trends we’ve been talking about are covered in this show: We have a leather jacket for the leather trend…

    Modern Vintage

    Rock Steady

    A beautiful skirt that covers the tweed and luxury trends…

    Erase Your Doubts

    Women Prefer Pencils

    A vest that's perfect for the layering trend and a ruffle jacket that defines the tailored look trend.

    Take a Stand


    Layer on the Luxe

    It is Fashion Week and we are on it!

    If you're going to invest in something new, don't you want it to be something people will notice? It’s depressing to invest in something new that no one comments on. I think you get your money's worth when you buy things you look forward to wearing because you get such great compliments. These are the pieces that make us happy, the pieces that we wear, and the pieces we’ll wear time after time. That type of fashion is what we’re trying for in every piece of G.I.L.I.(TM) and I think we're getting there! 

    I hope you can join us this Friday. Yes, we’ll cover the trends, but in ways that will stay relevant for years. That’s smart shopping. :)

    Friday night we have a very special guest joining us. Chris Mcmillan has been Jennifer Aniston's personal hair stylist since the early days of Friends and is bringing us something brand-new from "Living Proof.” We also have some more beautiful pieces of G.I.L.I.(TM) jewelry, the very popular Soho Crossbody Bag in two new colors, and, of course, lot of great fashion.

    See you at 10pm ET on Friday. Don't forget…I’ll have "sneak peeks" on my FB page beforehand!!!
    --Lisa


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    Today’s Cooking on Q event has me thinking about trying a few new recipes and revisiting a few “old” ones. Here is one of my recipes from many, many years ago. It was featured in our "Best of the Best from QVC Cookbook" we offered over ten years ago. It is no longer in print, but I will gladly share my contribution to the cookbook with you. I hope you like it. Do any of you remember the cookbook?

    Chinese Chicken Salad

    Dressing:

    • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
    • ¼ Cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/8 Cup sugar
    • 1/8 Cup soy sauce

    Mix all ingredients above and set aside. Pour over Chicken salad mixture when ready to serve.

    Chicken Salad Mixture:

    • 1 Package Ramen noodles
    • 1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
    • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
    • ½ Cup sliced almonds
    • 5 Green onions chopped
    • ½ Head green shredded cabbage

    Cook noodles as directed, without seasoning packet and drain. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat on high until hot. Add chicken and stir fry until chicken is light brown and no longer pink. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

    Add vegetable oil to the nonstick skillet and heat on medium-high. Add noodles, sesame seeds and almonds and cook until golden brown. In large bowl, combine cabbage, onions, chicken, noodles, sesame seeds and almonds. Mix everything together. Pour dressing on top and mix again, coating entire salad. 

    Bon Appetit!
    Leah Williams 


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  • 09/12/13--07:54: Welcome to September!
  •    Hello my LCNY fashionistas. Welcome to September....kids back in school, house a bit quieter, weather more tolerable and fall fashion in the air.  Yippee!!  Having just come off a ten day vacation a bit of the beach, staycation and visiting with family and friends it was a ten.  I always view a new season as a time to reflect on change and start new.  Maybe you have become an empty nester like my brother and sister in law, or you have started a new job.  Maybe you have just graduated from college and are making some big decisions.  Maybe newly retired and you are finding your way, new interests and new friends.  Whatever your situation...September like each new school year sets us up for new beginnings and fresh starts. Join me as a welcome back from vacation for several NEW items on FEW, and a terrific one hour show with Leah on September 13 (Friday) at 1 PM EST.  Thank goodness I am not superstitious..  So here is a toast to you and me and the beginning of September.  Enjoy the picture ...first day of vacation in Cape May NJ. 

    See you soon.  I am glad to be back. 

    Linda :)


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    Welcome to a very special Throwback Thursday! In honor of his 80th birthday which he celebrated earlier this year, today’s #TBT is none other than… Willie Nelson! Here’s a picture of his last visit to QVC back in 1993.

     

    Listen to the worldwide premier of his song “Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends” (featuring Rosanne Cash) right here from his new album To All The Girls.

    Wish Willie a happy birthday below and don’t forget to tune into his live performance tonight at 5pm ET!


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    Can you believe fall is already here? I hope you had a great summer filled with fun, friends, and fabulous skin!

    This year marks my 20th anniversary in skin care. I founded the Peter Thomas Roth brand because of my own skin concerns, and even after 20 years, I'm still thrilled to hear that my products work for you! In celebration of my company’s anniversary, I’ve created a special kit with a few new products and some of my best. I hope you love these formulas as much as I loved developing them especially for you and your skin concerns.

    My 20th Anniversary Kit includes:

    • Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, 8.5 oz
    • FIRMx Peeling Gel, 3.4 oz
    • Cucumber Gel Mask, .5 oz
    • Power K Eye Rescue, .24 oz
    • Neuroliquid Youth Serum, .5 oz
    • Oilless Oil, .34 oz

    You can either use all of these products together in a full regimen or work them into your existing routine. Remember, as a rule of thumb, always apply your products from the thinnest to the thickest.

    If you're going to use this kit as an entire regimen, here are my suggested instructions:

    • Apply a small amount of Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel over moistened skin. Work it into a lather, massage, then rinse with water.
    • Apply FIRMx Peeling Gel to dry skin, massage, then rinse with water.
    • Massage a generous amount of Cucumber Gel Mask on clean skin, leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse.
    • Drop 2–3 drops Neuroliquid Youth Serum on your fingertips and massage it on your face twice daily.
    • Use 1–2 drops Oilless Oil sparingly on your face, body, elbows, cuticles, and damp or dry hair.
    • Finish with Power K Eye Rescue under and around your eye area once or twice daily.

    —Peter Thomas Roth


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    Welcome, Pet Loving Friends, to my Fur Baby of the Month Blog for September 2013!!  THIS time, I wanted to feature four of my FEATHER kids, my "gaggle" of Chinese Geese!  Please meet Jasper, Rosie, Gertrude and Heathcliff !! They started out as little fluffy orphaned peeps at my local feed store (their cage even had a sign on it that said "Are YOU my Mother?", and of course, I said I'd take them ALL!!), and a few weeks, a little house, a fenced in yard and a pond later, they had found a loving home with our little "zoo"!

    My husband, who truly gets a kick out of them, will never let me live that one down, however...."Hmmm", he'll say, "Tell me again how four "free" baby geese ended up costing me THIS much money?!?" LOL

    Meanwhile, we love them, their flapping wings, their loud trumpeting "HONKS", and their graceful beauty. They are also great "watchdogs" and "weeders", announcing any strange visitors to the house and helping me with my gardening!!  So, here come the geese! Enjoy and thanks for being such great fans of Fur Baby and such great friends to animals! We need more folks like you in the world! <3

    NAME (S):  Jasper, Rosie (Brown Chinese Geese) Heathcliff, Gertrude (White Chinese Geese)

    BREED:  Chinese Geese were developed by crossbreeding Swans with Toulouse Geese. They are taller, have longer necks and a loud trumpeting honk, more like a swan. They are VERY LOUD when they want to be!!

    AGE:  Four years. They have around a 20 year lifespan.

    DIET:  They love most green plants and sprouts (it's been a challenge figuring out what they WON'T eat, in order to landscape their yard and pond!!) They also eat pelleted food for ducks and geese and drink lots of water.

    FAVORITE PASTTIME: Wandering around our yard, digging little holes and eating all the weeds and sprouts and plants we can find! We don't like holly, evergreen, butterfly bushes and roses however, and we wonder why Mom keeps planting those pesky plants in our yard!! Guess she thinks they are pretty to look at!!  :-)

    We also LOVE to swim in our pond and do lots of dive-bombing tricks!

    BEST PET FRIENDS:  The three large goldfish that share our pond. Mom put them there last year and boy did they get BIG!! But, they help keep our pond clean by eating lots of the algae from the rocks under the water.

    SECOND BEST PET FRIENDS:  The horses who walk by every morning from the horse farm next door!!

    FAVORITE PART ABOUT OUR POND:  The waterfall!! We love to swim under it!

    MOST ANNOYING PET FRIEND:  Rowdy, the Wirefox Terrier!! UGGHHH...that Rowdy!  He helps Mom open the door to our house every morning to let us out into our yard. He just looks like trouble, even though Mom keeps him on his leash...and we run out of our door and past him as quickly as we can!!

    MOST FREQUENTLY  ASKED QUESTION: Can we fly?  Uhhhh.....NO! We can get a few inches off the ground if we run really fast and flap our wings....but we are much heavier than wild geese, so we can't achieve lift off!! However, watch out strangers....we ARE very FAST when we want to chase you!!

    FAVORITE QVC PRODUCT:  Mom collects lots of FROG things to decorate our yard with, since we have a couple friendly bullfrogs that also live in our pond! We like the Solar Light Frogs because they keep our yard lit at night and we can see them through the windows of our little house.

     

    You can also see us in the little Christmas Video that QVC filmed at our house last holiday season!! We hope they rerun it again THIS year!!  HONK HONK!!  Jasper,Rosie, Heathcliff and Gertrude

     


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    As one of the most beloved films of all time celebrates it's 75th Anniversary, we are getting ready to do a bit of celebrating of our own, here at the Q!! I am very excited to present, on September 26th from 9:00 to 11:00pm eastern,  a special two-hour extravaganza of collectible, beautiful treasures inspired by the movie that has been capturing so many hearts since it debuted in 1939, with a then unknown Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, and her ensemble cast of unforgettable friends, who sent us all "over the rainbow"! I was one of those little kids who waited for the movie to be shown on TV just ONCE a year, sitting in a row on the sofa in my feet jammies with my brothers and sisters, eyes wide, squealing with glee when she opens the door after the tornado drops her house on the wicked witch's sister, and the magnificent colors filled the screen!! Of course, for the first few years, we didn't yet own a color TV, so the first time we saw it in color, it was beyond beauty!! My husband was and is, also a fan, and owns a pair of authentic replica ruby slippers as part of his movie memorabilia collection. I've shared a photo of them here, along with some of the other precious items from our Wizard of Oz show!

    Our show will feature a lion of sorts, and while there are no lifesize ruby slippers in the lineup, or tigers and bears (oh my!) for that matter, there will be SO much more to sing and dance about throughout the two hours!

    The sweet toddler dolls pictured here (there's Dorothy, Lion, TinMan, Scarecrow, Glinda and of course, the "Wicked Witch", all made by Adora Dolls (Marie Osmond's doll company) from some of the finest vinyl in the world, and wearing gorgeous costumes! They are meant to be played with, by your little ones, or collected by you and they are precious!  We'll also offer a set of three of Marie's "Bitty Belle" dolls, dressed as Wizard of Oz characters, along with beautiful jewelry, watches, special Philosophy 3-in-1 gels which are exclusive to QVC, fabulous limited edition nail polish colors from Julep, inspired by the film and so much more! There will even be a Mr. Potato Head Set of 4 Wizard of Oz characters and of course, you and your kids and grandkids can mix and match the parts!!  We'll offer a magnificent pop up book by author Robert Sabuda, famous for his pop up books...Robert will also be here as our guest for this item. There is so much more and I don't want to spill all the beans, but I hope you will tune in and join the fun and relive the memories of this wonderful, classic, family favorite film! While I am a true fan of the movie, I am no where NEAR the expert that our guest John Fricke is, and John will be joining me for the entire two hour show. John is a Wizard of Oz historian, and will have lots of inside stories and trivia to share with you throughout the show!

    So, "follow the yellow brick road" to QVC on September 26th, from 9 to 11pm eastern and join in our celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz! Your ticket entitles you to watch from the comfort of your living room, since we know better than anyone (except maybe Dorothy), that "there's no place like home" for fabulous shopping!!

    See you, "over the rainbow"!!

    XO,
    Carolyn

     


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    Hello, foodies…

    I’m getting my bags packed for Atlantic City! Tomorrow’s a big day…Mary and I are headed down for my cooking demonstration at the Borgata in Atlantic City at 2pm! Then, at 3:30, you can meet Mary and I while we do a book signing just outside the Music Box, where the cooking demonstration will be held. You can still purchase tickets online at TheBorgata.com. Or, you can always pick up tickets at the Borgata box office. If you’re in the Atlantic City, NJ area, please stop by…I’ll be making three recipe from In the Kitchen with David: Comfort Foods That Take You Home…my Smothered Pork Chops, Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Bacon, and my Apple Crisp. Fall is in the air, foodies, let’s celebrate!

    If New Jersey is a little too far away, rest assured, I’ll be back at QVC on Sunday for In the Kitchen with David. We’re about halfway through “Back to Routine” month and I hope you’re getting the hang of this school, sports, homework, and catching-the-bus thing. To give you a hand in the kitchen, we’ve done a breakfast smoothie, lettuce wraps, after-school pizza rolls snacks, and a Tamale Pie. This weekend, I’ve got another great entrée—Classic Eggplant Parmesan. It's perfect for a Sunday dinner. As things get more and more hectic in your house, those weekend dinners together are of the utmost importance.

    Here’s my recipe—in writing and in photos! Enjoy.

    Classic Eggplant Parmesan

    This recipe is prepared with the Temp-tations®Old World 9”x13” Baker with Fabric Sleeve (K36640).

    Go to David's Recipe Item Page for the full list of items that David has used in his recipes.

    Ingredients:
    •    2 (1-lb) eggplants, peeled and sliced lengthwise into 1/2" slices
    •    1 Tbsp + 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
    •    1 tsp ground black pepper
    •    1/4 cup flour
    •    3 eggs, beaten
    •    1-1/4 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
    •    4-1/2 cups marinara sauce
    •    4 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
    •    1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    •    Oil, for frying eggplant
     
    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees.

    2. Lay the eggplant slices out on a couple of cookie sheets. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp salt. Let the eggplant sit for 30 minutes, and then blot the moisture from the eggplant with paper towels.

    3. Combine the flour, remaining salt, and pepper in a medium-size bowl. Combine the bread crumbs and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl.

    4. Heat about a quarter inch of oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high heat.

    5. Take each slice of eggplant and coat it with flour, dredge it through the eggs, and coat again with bread crumbs. Working in batches, fry the eggplant until golden brown, about 1–2 minutes. Flip and brown the other side.

    6. Drain the eggplant on paper towel-lined cookie sheets.

    7. Layer 1 cup of the marinara on the bottom of a 9" x 13" casserole dish. Cover the sauce with a single layer of eggplant. Top the eggplant with 3/4 cup of marinara, 2 cups of Mozzarella, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

    8. Create another layer with the remaining eggplant, sauce, Mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.


    Some people leave the eggplant skin on…after all, it’s fiber-rich and loaded with phytonutrients—an antioxidant that’s only found in dark- and purple-skinned produce. But, it can taste a little leathery. To get the best of both worlds, maybe leave some of the skin on, but not all.


    Eggplants are 92% water. So, letting the eggplant sit with a little salt draws some of the liquid out, intensifying the veggie’s flavor. And, it helps ensure your dish doesn’t get watery.

    Dry the eggplant thoroughly to remove the water and excess salt.


    Take each slice of eggplant and coat it with flour, dredge it through the eggs, and coat again with bread crumbs.

    Working in batches, fry the eggplant until golden brown, about 1–2 minutes.

    Flip and brown the other side and move the eggplant to paper towel-lined cookie sheets to drain off any excess oil.


    Layer 1 cup of the marinara on the bottom of a 9" x 13" casserole dish. Cover the sauce with a single layer of eggplant. Top the eggplant with 3/4 cup of marinara, 2 cups of Mozzarella, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.


    Then, layer the ingredients on again. Try to place similarly-sized eggplant slices on top of one another to keep them stacked. You might even try using toothpicks to hold the stacks in place, if presentation is particularly important.



    That’s it! Now, depending on how many eggplants you’ve got in your garden, consider making two casseroles…one for now, one for the freezer. Imagine how good it will taste in the dead of winter. Or, imagine how much a friend or neighbor in need would appreciate it. The holidays are so close, foodies. SO close!

    For your blog question today, I’m gonna ask you to take a trip down memory lane and think back to Sunday dinners or those other special meals you enjoyed growing up. What did you have? Pot roast? Lasagna? Beans and rice? Pot roast, meatloaf, smothered pork chops were among my favorite dishes, and you all know, that’s the kind of food I still love today!

    I hope to see you tomorrow at the Borgata! If not, I’ll see you Sunday at Noon ET, as usual.

    Keep it flavorful!
    —David


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    I think we all have our own little pet peeves. And, I’ll bet I’m not the only one who hates finding water rings on the furniture! It’s a never-ending battle to get my hubby and kids to use a coaster. Then, when that battle’s won, everything changes when company comes and I run out of coasters. Inevitably, there will be a water ring on my furniture the next day.

    So what’s a girl to do? Join me on Wednesday for You’re Home with Jill! We’re making DIY coasters, courtesy of an idea I saw on one of my favorite blogs—Two Girls Being Crafty. You won’t believe how easy this is! Here are the instructions, in case you want to get started.

    What You Need:
    •    Decorative paper (like scrapbook or wrapping paper)
    •    Scissors
    •    Pencil
    •    Felt
    •    Modge Podge
    •    Water-resistant acrylic or polyurethane spray (clear)
    •    Waterproof glue
    •    Sponge brush
    •    Coaster-size ceramic tiles

    Directions:
    1.    Trace the tile onto your paper and cut it out—it’s up to you if you want the paper to cover the whole top or if you want a bit of the tile exposed to make a border. Another option is to cut the paper so it stretches down and covers the sides of the tile. I chose to just cover the tops of my coasters.
    2.    Next, put some Modge Podge on your brush and apply it to the tile. Quickly place your paper on top. Then, cover the paper with a layer of Modge Podge.
    3.    Let the tile dry for about 10-15 minutes before applying another coat. I coated each tile with about three coats of Modge Podge total.
    4.    While the tiles are drying, cut your felt into circles…you can do one big circle, or put one small circle on the corner of each coaster. I think it’s a little more stable with four circles, but that’s up to you!
    5.    When the top is dry, spray the coasters with your acrylic or polyurethane spray. (You may want to apply several coats.) Let the coasters dry, then you’re done! Aren't these beautiful!

    DIY Coasters


    Sharon, the crafty gal who made these coasters, said she had most of the supplies on hand, so her total cost was about $5. If you’re a crafter, that’s not unrealistic. I had most of the supplies in my closet, so my total wasn’t much higher. And, Sharon also had another good point—these make great gift ideas! If you know a friend’s favorite color or saying, imagine how much they’d appreciate a practical gift—especially one you made!

    I’ll see you this Wednesday for You’re Home with Jillat 7pm ET. Stay tuned for my recipe blog on Tuesday…I’ve got one of the greatest breakfast recipes ever!

    From my home to yours,
    —Jill


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