Put some spring in your step with the April edition of the On The House Express!  This month is loaded with cleaning tips for in and out of your home.  From cleaning hardwood floors to removing stains on concrete, clearing window screens to getting rid of soap scum from your shower – everything you need to know when attempting to clean for spring.  Our friends at Premier Care in Bathing have provided some tips for sprucing up your bathroom to keep it safe.  And if you have some energy left then try your hands at building deck stairs for when the weather gets warmer, follow our how-to guide to get the job done right.

Once your house is clean, check out Chef Jamie’s tips for entertaining. Show off your hard work and invite some friends over for some quality time. Plus all your favorite On The House features are here with classic recipes from Dom DeLuise, design and garden tips from Rebecca Cole, and conservation and recycling advice in our Green Tip series. Lastly, be sure to stop by Karel’s Korner for some guidance on making time for exercise.

Tune-in to the radio show each and every week for all your home improvement questions answered live or do-it-yourself by logging on to OnTheHouse.com for tons of tips and step-by-step guides.

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MY WINDOWS “R” BETTER THAN YOURS — What you need to know about windows and R-values.

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY — Come again some other day - as in storing rainwater for another day.

CLEAN THE COILS BEFORE YOUR ENERGY BOILS — Refrigerators can account for more than seventeen percent of a home’s electricity usage, so make sure its running efficiently.

A NEW USE FOR DENIM JEANS — Have old jeans? Recycle them.


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How to Prevent Hazards in the Bathroom

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Building Deck Stairs

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Radio Show April Calendar

April 03
Turn on your radio for another great edition of On The House. Chef Jamie stops by for another of her Food, Wine, & Entertaining tips! This week she talks about a subtropical fruit native to China which is a great addition to your diet. We also have Personal Trainer Karel Nunnink with tips for maintaing a healthy body.
April 10
The Carey Brothers and Rebecca Cole share spring cleaning tips - the Do's and the Don'ts when it comes to sprucing up your home. Plus in our Green Tip of the Week, advice on recycling unwanted items from your closet.
April 17
On The House is answering your questions, so give the home improvement hotline a call at 1-800-REPAIR-IT. Remodeling a bathroom? Staining a patio deck? Working in your garden? Give the hosts a ring for some help.
April 24
Tune-in to the radio show this week for all your favorite features. We'll have new tips from Chef Jamie and Karel Nunnink and an old favorite from Dom DeLuise. Plus we have free stuff to giveaway! Keep the dials locked to On The House.


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!

Orange Pound Cake — Anything with pound cake has got to be good!

Nut Bread — No Atkins dieters for this recipe!

Potato and Leek Soup — Spring time has arrived, but that doesn't mean you can make yourself a warm bowl of soup!

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


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

Growing Seeds From Scratch — You can still get a head start on your gardening now … indoors, that is.

March Gardening Tips — March is the month to get your spring and summer gardening off to a good start. As the weather permits, check out these tips to get ready.

Plant Bulblings in Your Spring Garden — Spring is here and that means it's time to garden!


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Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon — Inspiration from "Julie & Julia" makes Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon perfect for Oscar Night!

What's Fresh at the Produce Stand? — Want to know what produce is fresh this time of year? Read on to find out...

Rules for Storing Wine — You don't have to have an expensive "wine cellar" to store wine properly.

Eating Healthy, Feeling Good — This tip is all about health!


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