Monday, June 20, 2011

6/20 Summer Sunscreen Tips, Dandy Don, Summer Soy Foods, Vanessa Williams

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Kim Walls Gives Us Summer Sunscreen Tips!

With the FDA's new guidelines for sunscreens now requiring products to pass certain effectiveness tests and adopt new product labels, what do parents need to know for this Summer. Episencial Founder Kim Walls, MS, an esthetician and a nutritionist with more of a decade of experience, offers important tips for parents.

Kim Walls, M.S., is the founder of Episencial, is an esthetician and a nutritionist with more than a decade of experience, Walls has honed her perspective focusing on botanically-based skin care and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skincare.

Dave "Bio" Baranek Tells Us About His Book, Topgun Days: Dogfighting

Summer 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of the movie Top Gun, and for those of us who watched its premier, we can remember fantasizing about flying an F-16 with Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Tom Skerritt. But Dave “Bio” Baranek didn’t have to fantasize, he actually performed the deadly aerial maneuvers that made “Maverick,” “Iceman” and “Viper” household names.Bio was one of 451 young men to become a Navy Flight Officer in 1980 and the only one that year to become a much-feared-and-respected Topgun instructor; an honor awarded only to the “best of the best.” So when Hollywood green-lighted an obscure script for a movie about the elite Naval Fighter Weapons School (aka Topgun), they knocked on Bio’s door, and the rest is history.

Top Gun the movie quickly became an out-of-nowhere, runaway blockbuster that earned $353 million worldwide, catapulted Tom Cruise into superstardom, and made American fighter pilots a cultural icon. In his memoir TopGun Days, Bio not only takes the reader into the cockpit during the breathtaking aerial moves that made the movie great, he gives an inside view of people that make Topgun the best fighter training school in the world. Bio recalls the experience of being (what he terms) a “regular guy” who was thrown into the whirlwind of Hollywood, from gala premiers and celebrity sightings, to world renown and screaming teens.

Is Ice Cream Your Passion? Dandy Don Will Be Telling Us About His FABULOUS Ice Cream - Available EVERYWHERE!!!

A music biz whiz who promoted (and garnered gold records for) artists such as The Beatles, Elvis, David Bowie, Cat Stevens and John Denver, Don Whittemore established Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream in 1981. Specializing in sundae bar catering and serving fine restaurants and markets in Southern California, Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream has been winning gold medals at the Los Angeles County Fair since 1996.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Linda Funk Gives Us Some Great Summery Soy Foods for Family Fun!

Who has time to cook during the summer months? Most of us gravitate toward quick snacks and easy meals. This summer, The Soyfoods Council makes it easier to eat healthfully without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. On the website at, you’ll find inspiring recipes for cool drinks to sip on your porch or deck, picnic-worthy desserts, chilled side dishes and grab-and-go snacks. Soyfoods such as silken tofu, edamame and soymilk help you pay tribute to the flavors of summer.

Linda is the executive director of the Soyfoods Council. The Mission of The Soyfoods Council is to serve as a catyalist, leader and facilitator to mainstream soy-based foods into the global marketplace—America and beyond. To mainstream soyfoods: to build the category of soyfoods products by making action-prompting connections between edible soybean growers and food producers, foods distributors, chefs, retailers and eventually consumers.

We're Talking With Vanessa Williams!

As a mom and working woman……Vanessa knows how hard it is to stay organized in the kitchen..that’s why she teamed up with Samsung to introduce their new LCD fridge with Apps that will make life easier – then she can provide an anecdote on how having these apps like make her life personally so much better.

Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American pop-R&B recording artist, producer, dancer, model and actress. In 1983, she became the first woman of African-Americandescent to be crowned Miss America,[1] but a scandal caused her to relinquish her title early. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nomination

Williams released her debut album The Right Stuff in 1988, which spawned the hits The Right Stuff , a #1 on Hot Dance Songs, and Dreamin' a #1 on R&B and #8 on Billboard Hot 100. Her second studio album The Comfort Zone in 1991 topped the Billboard R&B Album Chart, which spawned the number-one hit Save the Best for Last.

In 1994 she debut on Broadway in the musical Kiss of the Spider Woman.In 1995 she recordedOscar-winner for Best Original Song from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas the songColors of the Wind,which reached #4 on Billboard Hot 100.

Williams's first acting role was as the star of the feature film Eraser in 1996. She also starred in the movies Soul Food, Dance with Me, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Shaft andJohnson Family Vacation.

From 2006 to 2010 she played the role of self-absorbed diva and former supermodel Wilhelmina Slater in the ABC comedy series Ugly Betty. In 2009, Williams released her eighth studio album,The Real Thing. In 2010 she joined the ensemble cast of the series Desperate Housewives as spoiled rich woman Renee Perry.

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