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Hello Yummy Bars - My Bestie's Best Recipe

Last Reply by Grace-ful 1413923752.023 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! My friend Emily and I have been friends for a LONG time. In fact, now that I think about it…we’ve been besties since we were eight. Our dads took business classes together, our moms were teachers and taught together...I'm not sure we had much of a choice in the matter! Anyway, she joined the same sorority at college that I did (even though we went to different schools), and she was the maid of honor at my wedding. I don’t see her as often as I would like and I’m sure you all have a friend like that. But, we both lead busy lives…me at QVC and a fa... Continue Reading

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DIY Hand Warmers -- An Easy, Homemade Gift!

Last Reply by Jneubs 1413914465.88 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! It’s pretty tough to stump me when it comes to gift ideas. I’m surrounded by some amazing items each and every day here at QVC, so I seem to find presents for almost everyone on my list. But, I’ll admit that I love putting something personal in my family's stockings or having a little something for holiday guests, my kids’ teachers, their friends, the list goes on... This year, that little “something” is a pair of hand warmers! To make these, find: 2 pieces of felt Rice Sewing machine Funnel Thread, to match felt Then: Cut eac... Continue Reading

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10 Fall Entertaining Ideas

Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities 1413490802.767

Hi, everyone! It's absolutely gorgeous outside…almost all the trees here in West Chester are changing colors and it just feels like fall with the crisper, cooler air. I drove by a local orchard today and it was just bustling with hay riders and apple pickers. What do you have planned for the weekend? If you’re doing a little entertaining or you’re just getting around to decorating your home, ‘tis the season. We’ve made some terrific (if I do say so myself) autumn decorations and recipes on You’re Home with Jill and I hope they inspire you, just as they&rs... Continue Reading

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Decadent Chocolate Fondues - Easy, Delicious, Company-Friendly!

Last Reply by banjo 1413326136.657 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice

Hi, everyone! I always have an inner struggle with myself when I try to choose what desserts to make around the holidays. There are just so many yummy recipes out there...and I HAVE to make the perfect one. More often than not, I usually decide on two or three desserts if I’m hosting the gathering…a cookie, a pretty cake, and something blissfully easy but popular…like chocolate fondue! Fondue is so company-friendly because you don’t have to serve your guests. Just prepare a platter of dippers before your guests ever arrive—think sliced pound cake, strawberries... Continue Reading

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Remembering Joan

Last Reply by GracieS 1413911980.11 | Started by Jill Bauer in Joan Rivers Classics Collection, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Do you know that saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Well, there’s at least one time in my life when I’m glad I wasn’t careful…and that was when I wished I could work with Joan Rivers. Long before I was hired as a program host at QVC, I would watch her on the air, mesmerized by her story telling of Russian czars and Faberge eggs. I’d laugh at her brashness, but also admire her ladylike style. When my dream of hosting on QVC came true, my biggest hope…and fear…was to work with Joan. She was one of the biggest celebrity names at QVC... Continue Reading

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DIY Holiday Decoupage Candles - To Give or Keep!

Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice 1412972195.77

Hi, everyone! Candles—whether real or flameless, big or small, scented or not—are unlike any other piece of décor you can have. They bring warmth, light, and instant charm and you’ll find at least one candle in every room in my home. And…at the holidays, I tend to incorporate even more candles into my decorating. Here’s an easy DIY idea that you can use in your home or give to friends or loved ones. I made mine specifically holiday, but you could put anything on the front…an initial, a snowflake, a leaf, a flower, a tree…be creative! You ... Continue Reading

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Clam Dip in a Bread Bowl -- Try Something New at Your Next Party

Last Reply by Spring4 1412982048.37 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! My dearest friend David Venable’s cookbook shipped from QVC’s doors today to those of you who already picked up his second comfort food cookbook, Back Around the Table! If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. I’ve had the pleasure of trying quite a few of the recipes when I presented it with him on air, and I wanted to Happy Dance my way across the room. This Wednesday on You’re Home with Jill we’re talking about grown-up entertaining. On Friday, I showed you how to make personalized wine-glass charms from old games. And t... Continue Reading

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DIY Wine Glass Charms – Put That Old Board Game to Good Use!

Last Reply by cad16 1413766653.217 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! Consider this Wednesday’s You’re Home with Jill your holiday entertaining guide. It’ll be everything you might expect…I’ve got home essentials to help you be the perfect hostess, I’ve got a delicious recipe your guests will go crazy for, and I’ve got the greatest trick to keeping your guests' wine glasses straight! I know you have a game with letters that you and your family just doesn’t play anymore. When you find that game, here’s what you need to do: Gather: Letters Dremel tool or drill Silver floral wire S... Continue Reading

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Gourd-geous Lights!

Last Reply by shopponista 1412728207.013 | Started by Jill Bauer in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone!   I know we just had our You’re Home with Jill fix last night, but I’ve been wanting to share this DIY project with you since last month…I just had too many other things to tell you about! Anyway, now that it’s October, I couldn’t wait another minute.   Do you use battery-powered lights for your decorations at home? I LOVE them…you can bring light and life to all of those special pieces and you don’t have to worry about cords. When my husband Doug and I decorate for Halloween, we put them everywhere—inside and out&md... Continue Reading

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Perfect Pot Roast Recipe...for the Slow-Cooker!

Last Reply by Quinta 1412207880.93 | Started by Jill Bauer in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! I think every great hostess has a special pot roast recipe. Some bake it, some speed things up with a pressure cooker, and I use a slow cooker. That way, it doesn’t have to be a recipe reserved for the weekend. Tomorrow night on You’re Home with Jill, I’ll show you how to make my Perfect Pot Roast. We’re using the Today’s Special Value®…the Ninja Multi-Cooker which doubles as a stovetop, oven, steamer, and slow-cooker! Perfect Pot Roast Ingredients: 2 Tbsp espresso powder 4 Tbsp flour 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 4-lb beef chuck roast 2 ... Continue Reading

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