The special ingredient in Anna's savory dish is a surprising, sweet treat—Pillsbury Dunkables Waffle Sticks. After experimenting with other products, Anna says the novel idea to use waffle sticks in stuffing came to her in a flash. "I literally went in my kitchen and I just started chopping up stuff!" she says. Watch Anna and Oprah make the million-dollar meal.
The Missoni fashion empire had its start back in 1947 when Ottavio Missoni designed his first tracksuit for the Italian Olympic track team. When Ottavio, known as Tai by friends, married Rosita in 1952, the couple intended on earning a simple living with little more than a knitting machine. Instead, their colorful dream turned into a multi-million dollar knitwear company that evolved from simple sweater sets to include a lightning bolt zigzag that eventually became the label's signature design.
See styles from the 2006 Missoni collection.
All three of Tai and Rosita's children—Luca, Victorio and Angela—help run the family owned business out of the Missoni headquarters, located on their country estate in Sumirago, Italy. A typical workday involves hard work and endless decisions about color, style and runway shows. The Missonis know how to enjoy life's simple pleasures, too. Angela, the company's creative director and mother of three, says the convenient on-site factory allows the entire family to work closely together and spend quality time with each other.
The first boxes of Crayolas were hand-made and sold for five cents in 1903. They're now made in automated factories. First, the paraffin wax is melted. Then it's mixed with the pigments that give the crayons their vibrant colors. A secret ingredient is added, "That gives it that wonderful smell and heartiness," Sally says. Finally, the melted wax is poured into crayon molds and cooled. This process results in 650 crayons made every minute—that's 13.5 million crayons a day.
In more than a century, Crayola has sold more than 200 billion crayons, but none of those have ever been like this...Sally stopped by with a special delivery, a box of crayons in Oprah's favorite color—"the color purple!"
Before setting out on his own, Adam trained with some of the best in men's fashion, including Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta. "The idea behind the company was to create the perfect white T-shirt," Adam says. "I had trouble finding the perfect T-shirt for me—one that I could wear to work to a very dressed-up workplace, and also out at night."
To ensure his shirts' quality, Adam uses only fine materials like silky pima cotton imported from Peru. He says he finds inspiration in vintage photos and beautiful Indian embroidery and fabric.
Take a look at Adam+Eve's line of fashions.
Oprah says she loves the T-shirt, but wishes Adam+Eve would make some pants out of that same silky T-shirt cotton. Adam surprises Oprah with the perfect pair of "travel pants!"
There's one question that remains: What does the name mean? "Not 'heavyweight' fat. [It's] like 'fly' or 'fine' or 'attractive'...'cool,'" Russell explains. "'P-H-A-T'—cool. 'Farm'—a place where you make cool things."
In 2005, Russell sold a portion of Phat Farm for over $100 million!
When Leo saw his sons run after the Good Humor truck instead of staying in his candy store, he set out to invent his own ice cream bar. Leo kept the recipe top secret and used his sons and daughter as taste testers. "It was absolutely the greatest job in the world," says Michael (above), one of Leo's sons.
The year was 1957 and the Dove bar quickly became a customer favorite. By 1977, Dove was selling as many as 3,000 handmade bars a day! When Leo passed away, Michael—who learned the secret Dove bar recipe when he was 10—took over and began selling the ice cream bars to local stores in 1984. The bars became so popular—selling 100,000 bars a day—Mars Inc., the makers of M&M's and Snickers, bought Dove for tens of millions of dollars.
The new Dove bar production plant is close to the very spot where Leo Stefanos invented the original. It now takes 3,700 cows to make enough milk to produce the 350,000 Dove bars made every day. They use 4 million pounds of milk chocolate a year. They freeze the bars in a freezer that is 20 degrees colder than the North Pole.
And only one person in the plant knows the still-secret recipe!