Rolled Grilled Cheeses


  • 8 slices white bread*, crusts trimmed
  • 8 slices Wisconsin cheddar cheese*
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter



  1. Using a rolling pin, flatten bread squares to 1/4-inch thickness.
  2. Place cheese slice on top of each slice of bread, rolling up tightly.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add roll ups to the skillet, cooking until all sides are golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 3-4 minutes, adding more butter as needed.
  4. Serve immediately.


Conneaut July 4th Festival and Fireworks

Event Start: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 04:00 PM

End: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:00 PM

Come to Lakeview Park overlooking Lake Erie for an old-fashioned Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks. Festival includes rides, entertainment, food and more and ends with a bang with fireworks overlooking Lake Erie on July 1 at 10 pm. Don’t miss it!


Independence Day Fireworks 2018

Fireworks are launched from the Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Golf Course.  Come early to find a spot and enjoy the show!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 10:00 PM


Tomato and Mozzarella Mini Bites


  • 20 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 20 small balls fresh mozzarella cheese (often labeled bocconcini)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 20 toothpicks


  1. Using a toothpick, spear a half of a tomato, a leaf of basil, a mozzarella ball, and another half of a tomato. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  2. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix the vinegar and oil together in a small bowl to serve as a dipping sauce. You can drizzle some on top for display!



Have you ever heard of “Beach Glass”?

“Beach Glass” is usually very small pieces of glass. “Beach Glass” can be found on almost any beach on the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and almost any Ocean.  “Beach Glass” is usually dull because the glass has been tossed by waves and badly scratched by being rubbed by the sand.  But it does come in ”DARK or LIGHT COLORS”.


If you go onto your computer and ask what the largest size of “BEACH GLASS’ ever found is, you will see the largest (until recently) was five (5) Pounds.  IN 2017 the largest piece of BEACH GLASS” was found on the beach of Lake Erie between Ashtabula Harbor and Conneaut Harbor, Ohio.



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Spaghetti Carbonara


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in the reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Add wine if desired; cook one more minute.
  3. Return cooked bacon to pan; add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty).
  4. Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at the table.

Breakfast Sandwiches with Maple Butter


  • 8 oz pork sausage
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 4 English muffins, halved
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup


1. Form sausage into 4 patties. Cook in a large, non-stick sprayed skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes a side, or until golden brown and crisp. Place sausage patties on a paper towel-lined plate to drain the grease.

2. Drain fat from skillet then return to stove and turn heat down to medium. Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl then pour into the skillet. Cook until top is nearly set but still glossy, then carefully fold eggs over in half. Remove from heat to finish cooking.

3. In a small bowl, whisk butter until creamy and smooth. Stir in the maple syrup. Toast the English Muffins.

4. To assemble: Spread 1 tablespoon of maple butter on English Muffin, both halves. Place 1 egg on the bottom of an English muffin then top with a cooked sausage patty and a slice of cheese. Microwave for 20-30 seconds to melt cheese then cap with English muffin top. Continue making other sandwiches. Serve immediately.


Father’s day is around the corner



FATHER’S DAY PICNIC CONNEAUT — A Father’s Day picnic will be noon-2 p.m. June 15 at Villa at the Lake, 48 Parrish Road, Conneaut. Food, music, drawings and table/yard games will be featured. Register by contacting the Villa at 599-7704. In case of rain, the picnic will move indoors.

FREE Father’s Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Enjoy Father’s Day with a free day at the Zoo for Dad. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, June 17, 2018; 10am-5pm
Where: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Cost: FREE for dads



Splash Lagoon in Erie

Join us at Splash Lagoon to celebrate your dad on Fathers Day. Dads swim free with the purchase of a day pass ticket.  For more information, please visit

Fun facts

Although it was originally largely a religious holiday, Father’s Day has been commercialized with the sending of greeting cards and the giving of gifts.


Some observe the custom of wearing a red rose to indicate that one’s father is living or a white rose to indicate that he is deceased. Other males—for example, grandfathers or uncles who have assumed parenting roles—are often also honored on the day.

Some Roman Catholics have continued to observe the feast day of Saint Joseph, on March 19, as a tribute to fathers.


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Pizza Rolls


  • 1(8 ounces) package Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 32slices pepperoni
  • pieces mozzarella string cheese, cut in 1/2
  • garlic salt
  • italian seasoning
  • pizza sauce, for dipping


  1. Unroll crescent rolls into individual triangles – should be 8 of them.
  2. Sprinkle each triangle with garlic salt and Italian seasoning.
  3. Lay 4 slices of pepperoni on each triangle.
  4. Place a 1/2 piece of string cheese on top of the pepperoni and roll them up.
  5. Sprinkle with a little more garlic salt and Italian seasoning.
  6. Bake according to the directions on the crescent roll package or until they are browned.
  7. When you are ready to eat, dip them in pizza sauce.
  8. Enjoy!

Stuffed Honey-Ham Biscuits


  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original biscuits
  • 8 slices (1/2 oz each) cheddar or swiss cheese
  • 8 slices (1 oz each) deli cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers, making a total of 16 biscuit rounds. Fold each piece of cheese in half. Fold each piece of ham into fourths.
  3. Place 1 folded slice of cheese and 1 folded slice of ham on 1 biscuit round. Top with another biscuit round; firmly pinch edges to seal. Repeat with remaining cheese, ham and biscuits to make 8 sandwiches. Place on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to serving plate. Drizzle honey over biscuits. Serve immediately.