Easy Chicken Piccata



  1. Cut half of 1 lemon into 4 thin slices; squeeze juice from remaining 2-1/2 lemons. Coat chicken with mayo, then cracker crumbs.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. Turn; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until chicken is golden brown on both sides and done (165ºF). Transfer chicken to platter; sprinkle with parsley. Cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe any crumbs from skillet with paper towel.
  3. Add lemon juice and broth to skillet; cook on medium-high heat 6 to 8 min. or until slightly reduced, stirring occasionally. Add butter, lemon slices and capers; cook and stir on low heat 3 to 4 min. or until butter is melted and lemons are heated through. Serve over chicken.


Recipe from kraft.com

Holiday Events Near You

Check out of the Holiday Events Near You!

Lights on the lake


Experience over 70 displays on Lakeshore Park’s 54 acres of rolling hills and majestic Lake Erie backdrop. This holiday light attraction with some displays “as big as a truck”, is great for creating family memories and family fun. Make it an annual family tradition to enjoy professional light displays in a beautiful picturesque setting.


12 Days of Christmas at Debonne Vineyards

Debonne Vineyards
7840 Doty Road, Madison, OH 44057

This jam-packed multi-day celebration of the season includes our Holiday Cellar Tasting, special musical presentations by THREE different high school music groups, the long-awaited release of our Red Eagle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cab Sauv, workshops, sales and more! We have a very special Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe scheduled, featuring live chocolate dipping by Malley’s Chocolates, live kettle corn by Regal Vineyards and our favorite local food producers & other vendors for all your holiday entertaining and gift-giving needs! Christmas kicks off at Debonne on Black Friday! Mark your calendars!!


Tannenbaum Trail

Old Firehouse Winery
5499 Lake Rd. E., Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041

Receive a 15 inch Christmas tree and collect ornaments to decorate it.  Each person will also receive wine samples and appetizers.  Advance registration only; buy tickets at:www.ohiowines.org   or call 800-227-6972.


Sounds of the Season Musical Performances’


We have welcomed three local high school musical performance groups to fill the winery with beautiful music for the holidays! Eclectica and Geneva’s Image high school show choirs and Mannheim Chamber Orchestra competition string ensemble will perform throughout the winery from 12:30-2:30 pm as part of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration. The performances will help raise funds for each group, as a percentage of ALL winery sales during the performance will go back to each group. Support arts in our local schools and warm your heart to the sounds of young voices and talented young musicians!

Eclectica (Madison High School) – Sat, Dec 2nd 12:30-2:30pm

Mannheim Chamber Orchestra (Mentor High School) – Sat, Dec 9th 12:30-2:30pm

Geneva’s Image (Geneva High School) – Sat, Dec 16th 12:30-2:30pm

8th Annual Covered Bridge Christmas

Harpersfield Covered Bridge
1122 Harpersfield Road, Geneva, OH 44041

Come join us December 2nd at 4:00 PM

Share in a family tradition
Sing Christmas carols around the fire
See the lighting of the Christmas tree
Enjoy soup, freshly baked holiday treats and hot cocoa
BACK by overwhelming success:
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

And the best part of all: A Special visit from Santa!

Donations of cookies, treats or raffle items are greatly appreciated
100% of the proceeds benefit The Harpersfield Covered Bridge Park

For more information call Sue at 440-645-3514 or Denise at 440-994-4784

Information  from http://visitashtabulacounty.com

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Bread


1 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated cheddar
1 cup grated mozzarella
3 jalapeños, finely diced
1/2 tsp pepper
3 baguettes
12 Bacon Slices



  1. Pre-heat oven to  375ºF.
  2. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, jalapeños and pepper until combined.
  3. Cut baguette in half and scoop out some of the insides.  Save for breadcrumbs or dip in some oil and spices.
  4. Fill each cavity with the mix.  Place top half back on top of bottom half.
  5. Arrange bacon flat on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Top with one baguette and wrap with bacon.
  6. Bake the oven for 20-30 minutes until bacon is cooked and golden.
  7. Enjoy!


Turkey and Cheese Crescent Roll


  • Tube of 8 crescent rolls
  • ¼ cup of shredded cheese (to top the crescents – optional)
  • For each crescent:
    • 1 slice of turkey
    • 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese


  1. Unroll crescent rolls from the tube and separate into eight triangles.
  2. In each triangle, you will place one folded up slice of turkey and one tablespoon of cheese.
  3. Roll up like an ordinary crescent, careful that none of the fillings spills out.
  4. Seal the edges a bit before baking to keep the filling in.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes.
  6. When there is one minute of cook time left, you can add shredded cheese to the top if desired.
  7. Let cool but serve while warm.

Sometimes we all just need to snack while we cook!

Save Time this Thanksgiving

Save time this holiday

Buy Paper and Plastic Ware


Do not be afraid to simply purchase the canned stuff. (There’s always someone at the table who prefers this kind anyway.) Like me!!

Buy bagged greens and just spruce them up! DO NOT waste time cutting up every little item.

 Baking pies can be very time consuming! Go to a local bakery,  diner or farmers market to find a fresh pie!


Enjoy your time with family!  Happy Thanksgiving.

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction 2017

 According to space.com, “Venus and Jupiter will get together in the November sky, and early risers with a clear view of the eastern horizon can catch a view of this celestial rendezvous.”


Sunrise Monday (Nov. 13), Venus and Jupiter will pass within 17 arc minutes (0.28 degrees) of each other in the sky or just over half the apparent width of the full moon. The two planets will also be fairly close to each other in the days just ahead of and just after the conjunction.




Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts


  • 12 strips of bacon
  • 12 medium/large brussels sprouts
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. Then, prep brussels sprouts by washing and patting dry with a paper towel.
  3. To make bacon wrapped brussels sprouts. Place a brussels sprout at the top of a piece of bacon. Roll up brussels sprout inside of bacon, using the full piece of bacon to wrap, then place on baking sheet. Season with pepper, to taste.
  4. Bake at 375ºF for 30-35 minutes depending on how crispy you like your bacon.
  5. To serve, insert a toothpick into each brussels sprout.

I used applewood smoked bacon… it was delicious!

Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Day

This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.



Disney made films for during World War II, for each branch of the United States government. Approximately 90% of Disney employees worked in the making of propaganda and training videos during World War II.

Thank a local vet today!


Here are a few deals for Veterans Day week. Please be sure to check your local business to make sure they are participating.

Great Clips

Veterans and active, inactive, or retired military members can stop into Great Clips for a free haircut on Veterans Day, November 11. If they don’t want a haircut that day, they can get a haircut card that they can redeem before the end of the year.

Anyone else can stop in to get their haircut on November 11 and receive a free haircut card that they can give to a veteran, which is redeemable from November 12 until the rest of the year.

National Parks

Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 11, 2017, in honor of Veterans Day.

Bob Evans

Is offering a free meal to veterans and active duty personnel. The special menu includes Stack of Hotcakes (Buttermilk or Multigrain), Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast, Country Biscuit Breakfast, Mini Sampler Breakfast, Farm Boy Sandwich or Country Fried Steak Dinner.

Buffalo Wild Wings

The annual “Wings for Heroes” promotion is back with a free order of wings and a side of fries.



Cracker Barrell

Military veterans can enjoy a complimentary slice of Cracker Barrel’s Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Dunkin Donuts

Veterans and active duty military get a free donut. No purchase necessary.

Red Lobster

 Veterans, reserve and active-duty military will receive a free appetizer or dessert from a specific menu on Saturday, November 11. Customers will need to show a valid military ID or proof of service for this offer.

Ruby Tuesday

All veterans, active duty and reserve military service members with a valid military ID can enjoy one free appetizer (up to a $10 value) on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11). Offer is valid at all Ruby Tuesday locations, excluding those in Guam, Hawaii, Manhattan, airports or outside of the United States.




Easy Meatloaf


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/3 cup ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the beef, egg, onion, milk, and bread OR cracker crumbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 5×9 inch loaf pan, OR form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com