April 17, 2013

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Hollywood and Dine

David flew to Miami to sit down with the stars of the new film, “Pain and Gain!” We are talking about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and more. While chatting with Tony Shalhoub, who plays the rich victim in the movie, David picked up some great ethnic recipe ideas! Today, we all had Pastitsio!

Click here for the recipe


Bringing Spring Colors Indoors

Forget the gray skies outside! We brought bright colors into our studio and showed you how to do the same with your home. We welcomed Gregg Lauck, Owner of The Greenhouse! Watch our video clip to get some ideas of your own.



River City Gift Shop

We’ve got flowers covered but what about some adorable knick-knacks? Head to Copley Township! You can find all sorts of one-of-a-kind trinkets and home decor at the River City Gift Shop.



Back Pain

It’s happened to all of us at some point or another – back pain. Here to help us work through those everyday aches and pains, was Dr. Rick Wilson from the Center for Spine Health at The Cleveland Clinic.

– Back pain is very common. 80% of Americans are affected by back pain at some point in their lives.. and disability from low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time!

– Back pain is most commonly caused by overstretched or injured muscles that support the lower back. This can occur from lifting or carrying heavy objects incorrectly– muscles in the back can also become weak from lack of exercise.

– Other causes of lower back pain include bad posture, standing/sitting in the same place for a long time, slipped disk, being overweight, & osteoporosis.

– Many times lower back pain can be helped by exercises and proper posture while sitting, standing and sleeping. You can also learn ways to your back when bending, lifting, and exercising.

– In pregnancy, back pain is even more common because the baby is throwing off your center of gravity and your abdominal muscles are no longer able to support your lower back



Vegetable Waste

Did you know that we often toss the most useful part of a vegetable in the trash? Registered Dietician, Amy Jamieson Petonic joined Kristi with a couple of examples.

  • Broccoli stalks – there are great recipes to make baked broccoli chips! www.keepitsimplefoods.com
  • Potato peels – Make baked potato chips! www.best-potato-recipes.com
  • Banana Peels – shine the leaves on your houseplants…they act as a natural pesticide.
  • Lemon Rinds – Boil them on the stove for an air freshener or polish brass and copper with them.
  • Orange Rinds – infuse olive oil with peels for flavor and to extend shelf life!


WVIZ Auction

Here is your chance to score some amazing items for a good cause! Kent Geist from WVIZ joined us. The 46th year of a local tradition, viewers and online audiences can bid on thousands of items with local flair and flavor!

WVIZ/PBS Auction times:

  • Thursday, April 25: 3p-1a
  • Friday, April 26: 3p-1
  • Saturday, April 27: 12p-1a
  • Sunday, April 28: 12p-1a




How to Stage Curb Appeal

Spring is the perfect time of the year to talk curb appeal. Here to share her tricks to making the outside of your home more appealing was DesAnn Collins, Home Staging Expert. Check out our video clip for some visuals!

Her tips?

  1. Create “Crisp” lines for flowerbed borders, looks pulled together and are neat & tidy
  2. Create your homes personality with a Vinyl wall decal on your front door
  3. Create instant “Art” by painting your front door a “complimentary” color to the house
  4. Create an updated look by replacing an old screen door with a full-view glass one
  5. Create a great first impression with a LARGE floral decoration hanging on your door. Double magnets create a “floating” effect on glass
  6. Pick one complimentary color and have it in at least 3 places and preferably on different elevations. Such as: Red flowers in flower bed (ground level), Red door (Mid level), Red shutters (high level)



Romeo’s Pizza

Champs of “The Best Pizza in the Midwest” award, Romeo’s Pizza, stopped in to feed the crew with their new “Butcher Shop” pizza! Think sausage, bacon, ham, meatballs, and pepperoni!


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