December Greetings from On The House!

Winter is one of our favorite times of year. Celebrating the holidays with family and friends; holiday decorating; special holiday meals; baking and snuggling up to a crackling fire are just of few of the things that we like best about this time of year.

This month’s issue of On The House Express is packed with great information and tips to save you money and improve personal comfort. Learn how to save energy with a metal roof from the experts at Classic Metal Roofing Systems and find out how to “go green” in the bathroom with special tips from the folks at Re-Bath.

If you’re itching for some do-it-yourself projects to keep you busy, check out our guide to under floor heating and our list of five things you should take care of in the New Year. And from deep within the Carey Brothers' vault of comes hints on family portrait taking, new styles of glass that are sure to impress, and a very special On The House Christmas carol!

Fitness Guru Karel Nunnick offers up some great tips on how to relieve stress during the hectic holidays with some “Training Tips.”

The holiday season simply wouldn’t be complete without some delicious treats straight out of Dom DeLuise's kitchen! Dom's dishes are the recipe for success for all of your holiday entertaining that involves food!

Be sure to listen to the radio program all month long as we have special prize giveaways every week as we go “Under the On The House Christmas Tree!”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at On The House!

  Morris, James and Rebecca
  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Go Green in the Bathroom with Re-Bath

Re-Bath, LLC, North America’s Largest Bathroom Remodeler, recently announced the addition of Eco-Bath Bathtub Liners and Wall Surround Systems to the list of products it manufactures for bathroom remodeling and renovations.   Read more…

New Years Resolutions for the Home -- 5 Things You Should Take Care of in the New Year

The New Year is a time of renewal. Maybe you're ditching the ice cream and promising to call your mother more often. But when you're making your resolutions this year, don't forget your home.   Read more…

. Stress Reliever!

by Karel Nunnink
It is all around us we can’t escape from hearing about it, the worldwide economic downturn. This in turn creates STRESS!!!   Read more…

Warm floors 101, a guide to underfloor heating

You decided to install a ceramic tile floor in your bathroom, but you live in a part of the world where it gets incredibly cold during the winter. Now, when you walk across that floor, your toes curl up from the chill and you are seriously considering major back surgery to eliminate the sensation of cold that travels up your spine.   Read more…

Energy-Savings with Metal Roofs

With increased awareness of energy costs and resource depletion, Americans are looking for ways to save more and spend less. From cars to windows, people are finding alternative ways be energy efficient.

Few homeowners are aware that energy can be saved or lost through the roof. Homes built within the past ten to fifteen years are plagued with higher energy prices and unsightly roofs that have lost their protective qualities and are siphoning off energy. Many asphalt roofs are curling at the edges, blowing off in storms and are streaked with fungus and mold that are literally eating their way inside the home.   Read more…

Save energy with Quiet Solutions

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Radio Show December Calendar

December 06
On The House is going full steam ahead into the hoilday season and the new year with ways to go green. The Carey Brothers and Rebecca Cole will share green tips for people living in apartments and condos.
December 13
The hosts will discuss their Chritmas wish list. From the practical to the extraordinary, from the garden to the kitchen - we'll tell you the best of the best in home improvement products. Also, be sure to ask your last mintue home improvement questions in before 2009.
December 20
The First Annual On The House Awards - The Homeies! We will be picking our favorite calls and awarding a few lucky people the top honor in categories such as "Best Live Moment", "Tip of the Year", and "Blunder of the Year" - be sure to tune-in and listen to hear if you won!
December 27
On The House presents the Christmas "Best Of" Show. Remember the best moments from 2008 while you stay warm thanks to all the winterization projects you've learned from listening to the radio show.

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Under the On The House Christmas Tree - all month long we're giving away special prize packages - no sign-up, no registering - just listen to the radio show for your chance to win!

In The Kitchen, with Dom DeLuiseIn The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom’s best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Baked Apples — Get your serving of fruit the yummy way!

Crunchy Citrus Salsa — This salsa is delicious on grilled halibut or catfish, and just as good on tortilla chips!

Dom's French Onion Soup — To Warm Your Chilly Days!

Sweet Potato Casserole — With Thanksgiving just a week or so away, you might want to add this easy sweet potato dish to the holiday menu -- it's as delicious as pie!

Holiday Leftover Casserole — Here's a great way to "liven" up your holiday leftovers!


Here are some of Rebecca’s best Gardening and Decorating tips to keep you busy indoors and out all month long!

How to Use High Fashion Lights For a Low Budget Price in Your Bathroom — Lighting is the number one thing to do to change the look and feel of your bathroom.

Turn Your Bathroom Green — When it comes to your bathroom, the small space of it, minimal air circulation, and excessive heat and steam add up to a hotbed of bacteria and toxic fumes, turning your bathroom "green" is a necessit

Storing Your Own Fruits and Vegetables For The Winter — Remember canning saves money. If you have a vegetable garden that produces more then you can eat during the growing season, a pressure canner would be a wise investment.

How To Warm Up Your Home For Winter — Looking for a few ways to change your home for the winter and snuggle in with a few basic changes.

Winterizing Your Garden — The life of both plants and pots can be prolonged in harsh climates by winterizing.

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