It’s May and Spring is in full blossom! In this month’s issue of the On The House Express, you’ll learn easy ways to kick your spring cleaning into high gear with a few of our neat tips, tricks and homespun cleaning formulas.

As the weather permits, chances are good that you’ll be spending more time outdoors. Consequently, you’ll want to make sure your lawn is at its best. Check out our “turf tips” for information on how to keep your lawn green and free of weeds. And when you make your way outside to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather, remember to catch up on your gardening with handy hints from Rebecca Cole.

With Summer just around the corner, don’t wait for scorching temperatures to make sure that your air conditioning system is in proper working order. The folks at Lennox share five preventive maintenance tips to ensure that your AC system is running at its most efficient level. Remember, efficiency means saving energy and saving energy means more money in your pocket! On The House is your one-stop-source for energy-savings. Start saving today by tuning up your AC and, as a bonus, by taking advantage of some of the great Green Tips presented by Serious Materials. More green for the earth and your pocket book!

Don’t forget to stop by “Karel’s Korner” for some “how to stay healthy” advice form America’s Number One Personal Trainer. Plus, entertainer (and chef) extraordinaire Dom DeLuise has some delicious meals cooking “In The Kitchen.”

On The House is here to help you with everything home improvement, gardening, and design. Whatever the problem, On The House has the answer. See you in June!

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  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Radio Show May Calendar

May 02
May is Home Improvement Month and On The House is bringing the handy hints, money saving tips, and energy efficient tricks to the airwaves. The phone lines are open so give us a call and find out how we can help make your home more comfortable.
May 09
On The House continues our Green Tip series with “Fire-place to Stop Energy Loss.” We'll also have Chef Jamie stop by to get us ready for Mother’s Day.
May 16
The Grand Prize winner of Pex’s Air Quality Giveaway will be announced. And of course there's The Family Handyman Magazine Handy Hint of the Week where the Carey Brothers will share how to properly lay down concrete.
May 23
On The House presents a special Memorial Day Weekend, Best-Of Show. Tune in for highlights from the first part of the year and all the things you’ve come to love about On The House!
May 30
We end Home Improvement Month with the Carey Brothers & Rebecca Cole sharing their favorite home improvement projects that don’t cost a lot and can save you money instantly.

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!

Tiramisu — This recipe is so quick and easy that it will be done with a snap of your ladyfingers!

Corn Muffins — Little Miss Muffet loved Dom's Muffins!

No Crust Ham & Cheese Pie — This recipe makes a wonderful do ahead dish for Sunday brunch.

Penne with Escarole and Spicy Italian Sausage — This dish will surely hit the spot!


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

Shopping Secrets For Your Garden — What plants should you buy to get your garden kickstarted? Check out these shopping secrets to keep you ahead of the game

How to Control Weeds — Controlling weeds usually takes more time than any other gardening chore--check out these tips to control your garden

Creating an Instant Patio Garden — Easy steps to create a patio garden of your own.

Great Gardens Begin with Great Soil — Every great garden begins with great soil. These are a few tips to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood.

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