A Universally Loved Recipe: Cheesy Potatoes

Welcome to our monthly Dish segment. This month, we asked Ashleigh Asleson to provide us with her favorite Dine In and Dine Out choices. Check them out below and let us know if you give them a try!

A Little Bit About Ashleigh

Ashleigh is a Commercial Insurance Services Agent at Hierl.

Ashleigh is a lifelong Wisconsin resident who is passionate about being involved in her church and enjoys volunteering at the food pantry, taking part in food packaging events, and lending a helping hand wherever needed in her community.

In her free time, Ashleigh loves spending time with her husband, three dogs, and chickens. She and her husband are passionate about working in their yard and enjoy renovating their old farmhouse. Read Ashleigh’s full bio here.


Cheesy Potatoes

This recipe is great for any occasion and can be paired with any meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Stir in hash browns and 1-1/2 cups cheese. Cook, covered, on low until potatoes are tender, 4-5 hours, sprinkling with remaining cheese during the last 5 minutes.

 

This recipe was provided by Taste of Home. If you’d like to visit the original source, please click here.


When It’s a Great Time to Go Out

Ashleigh and her family enjoy Ala Roma Pizzeria & Pub in Fond du Lac. Her favorite dish is…everything! “You can’t go wrong with Italian food!”

Learn more about Ala Roma Pizzeria & Pub on the restaurant’s website.

Ala Roma Pizzeria & Pub is rated 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor.

Thank-you for joining us for this month’s Dish! Don’t forget to come back next month for a new one.


Mike Hierl's Good Ole Ribeye

Welcome to our monthly Dish segment. This month, we asked Mike Hierl to provide us with his favorite Dine In and Dine Out choices. Check them out below and let us know if you give them a try!

A Little Bit About Mike

Michael Hierl is the third-generation owner and current President of Hierl Insurance, Inc.

Mike is married with 2 children and 2 dogs. He enjoys physical activities such as golf, hunting, running, and biking. Mike also has his pilot’s license and has parachuted twice: once in college and another time with friends and family a year later.

Mike is the current President of Hierl Insurance, Inc and is the third generation owner. He is a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has since earned the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Learn more about Mike


The Good Ole Ribeye

Ingredients

Ribeye Rub:

Directions

Preheat a grill to high heat.

Place ribeye steaks on a large platter and season with rub on all sides. Transfer seasoned steaks to the hot grill, and cook for 4 to 6 minutes on each side for medium-rare, longer if desired. Remove steaks and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

 

This recipe was provided by Food Network. If you’d like to visit the original source, please click here.


When It’s a Great Time to Go Out

Mike and his family enjoy Gino’s in Fond du Lac. Mike loves to order the caesar salad and a pizza of choice.

“At Gino’s Italian Restaurant, you can indulge in authentic Italian food without breaking the bank. From sauces to dough, everything is made from scratch.” Get more about Gino’s on the restaurant’s website.

Gino’s is rated 4.0 stars on Trip Advisor.

Thank-you for joining us for this month’s Dish! Don’t forget to come back next month for a new one.


Hierl100: Bucking Trends and Breaking Glass Ceilings

Sisters of St. Agnes

The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes was founded in Barton, Wisconsin, on August 12, 1858. Father Caspar Rehrl, an Austrian missionary, established a sisterhood of pioneer women under the patronage of St. Agnes of Rome to whom he had a special devotion. At first, the group suffered such untold hardship that, for a few months in 1861, it was reduced to one blind sister.

In 1863, the fledgling community gained new life and leadership when, in 1864 at the age of 17, Mother Agnes Hazotte was elected general superior. She directed the move from Barton to Fond du Lac, WI, in 1870 and served as the community’s leader until her death in 1905. In 1870, Father Francis Haas, OFM Capuchin, became the spiritual director of the community and assisted in revising the original rule.

These three founders paved the way for growth and expansion. Today the Sisters of St. Agnes minister with simplicity, hospitality, and missionary zeal in the United States and Latin America.

Thank you, Sisters of St. Agnes for your partnership over all of these years.

Trivia of the Month

What Fond du Lac woman is behind the famous catchphrase “quack, quack”?


Safety Focused Video - March 2019

This month’s Safety Focused video goes over eye safety in the workplace and tips for safe spring-cleaning.

Every day, more than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work. More than 90 percent of these injuries could be avoided.

Monthly safety tips from


Cookie Dough Brownies with Nicole Sumner

Welcome to our monthly Dish segment. This month, we asked Nicole Sumner to provide us with her favorite Dine In and Dine Out choices. Check them out below and let us know if you give them a try!

A Little Bit About Nicole

Nicole is an Administrative Assistant at Hierl Insurance, Inc. Nicole is a Fond du Lac native, who joins Hierl as an honors graduate from Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac with an Associates of Applied Sciences in Human Resources.

In her free time, she can be found spending time with her friends, family and beloved dog, Spike. During the summer, Nicole loves going camping at in Shawano, Wisconsin, where she enjoys boating, tubing, swimming, sitting by the fire and relaxing with her family. Read her full bio.


Cookie Dough Brownies

“My favorite family recipe would have to be the Cookie Dough Brownies my mom makes.”

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 box of brownie mix

OR

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Cookie Dough Layer

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Topping

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

Brownies

  1. Prepare brownies according to box directions

OR

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×9 pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, & vanilla. Beat in the eggs.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, & salt. Add a little at time to the egg mixture just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake about 22-26 minutes or just until done (do not overbake). Remove and cool.

Cookie Dough Layer

  1. Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar with mixer on med-high. Add in milk. Add in flour a bit at a time until fully incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips with a spoon. Spread mixture over cooled brownies.

Topping

  1. Bring heavy cream and butter just to a boil. Pour over chocolate chips and let sit 4 minutes without stirring. Stir until completely combined.
  2. Pour over the cookie dough layer. Let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes (this keeps the topping shiny). Refrigerate to set.

This recipe was provided by Spend with Pennies. If you’d like to visit the original source, please click here.


When It’s a Great Time to Go Out

Nicole’s favorite restaurant is HuHot Mongolian Grill in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 

“My favorite thing to do is customize my meal and take it to the grill!”

View their website.

Check out their menu.

Thank-you for joining us for this month’s Dish! Don’t forget to come back next month for a new one.


100 years of Strength, Heart, and Results – February 2019

Alsum Farms & Produce

In this edition, we celebrate Alsum Farms and Produce, Inc., who has been a part of the Hierl client family for over 50 years. From humble beginnings in 1973, Glen Alsum started the family-owned and operated business in a 16’ x 20’ shed repacking potatoes and onions and selling them to local grocery stores.

Today, Alsum Farms & Produce remains headquartered mere feet away from that original packing shed and has emerged from a one-person operation to a leading national grower, packer and shipper of Russet, Red, White, Golden, Fingerling and Organic potatoes, is a national distributor of Wisconsin potatoes and onions, and Great Lakes region year-round distributor of over 300 kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, many of which are locally grown in season.

Thank you, Alsum, for your relationship over all of these years.

Trivia of the Month

In 1836, Fond du Lac lost an important election by only ONE vote. What was the vote on and to what City did they lose?

Participate in our monthly trivia contest to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Monthly trivia questions will be posted to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn so keep your eye out! The winner will be announced via social media! You must use #Hierl100 in your answer to have a chance to win!

Submit your Answer!


Chicken and Broccoli Bake with Taylor Cerminara

Welcome to our monthly Dish segment. This month, we asked Taylor Cerminara to provide us with her favorite Dine In and Dine Out choices. Check them out below and let us know if you give them a try!

A Little Bit About Taylor

Taylor is an Employee Benefits Service Agent at Hierl Insurance, Inc. Her experience includes working in a skilled nursing facility in the admissions department doing intake work for incoming rehabilitation residents where she helped patients understand the what their insurance benefits would be for their inpatient stay and helped collect patient history for the facility’s database. Taylor is also a Notary for the state of Wisconsin.

In her free time, Taylor enjoys the outdoors and when it’s colder out, she loves to curl up with a good book. Some of her favorite hobbies include skiing, hiking, kayaking and canoeing.


Chicken and Broccoli Bake

“An easy weekday recipe I like to do is Chicken and Broccoli Bake, a perk is it’s low carb too!”

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cooked chicken, cut into small pieces/bites
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 pound broccoli (I use frozen)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of broccoli soup
  • 1/3 cup Bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Heat olive oil and raw chicken on stove pan until fully cooked (I cut the raw chicken before I cook it on the stove because it cooks faster)
  3. Mix cream of mushroom and cream of broccoli together, add milk until a soup-like consistency
  4. Mix frozen broccoli, cooked chicken, soup mixture, and salt & pepper in a large bowl
  5. Place mixture into a 3-quart glass baking dish, add shredded cheese (optional), and spread bread crumbs over the top.
  6. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes uncovered
  7. Let rest for 10 minutes and enjoy!


When It’s a Great Time to Go Out

Taylor enjoys eating at Salty’s in Fond du Lac.

“It’s a really great seafood restaurant!”

Get more about Salty’s on the restaurant’s website.

Salty’s is rated 4.0 stars on Trip Advisor.

Thank-you for joining us for this month’s Dish! Don’t forget to come back next month for a new one.


100 years of Strength, Heart, and Results - January 2019

J. F. Ahern Co.

With many clients spanning 30 and 40 years, Hierl leads with relationships and service.

In this edition, we celebrate J. F. Ahern Co., who has been a part of the Hierl client family for over 50 years. Ahern is a mechanical, fire protection and pipe fabrication contractor in Fond du Lac with 14 office locations throughout the Midwest with approximately 1,400 employees. Beginning as a small steam heat and plumbing shop in 1880, Ahern has since become one of the largest, most respected specialty contractors in the nation. For more than 130 years, Ahern has focused on what matters most to clients to deliver value to their projects.

Thank you, Ahern, for your relationship over all of these years. 

Trivia of the Month

In 1856, the ‘ Fond du Lac Commonwealth’ became the first…?

Submit your Answer!


Hierl Insurance Reaches their 100th Year

Hierl Insurance Reaches their 100th Year

Fond du Lac, WI (January 23, 2019) – Hierl Insurance Inc., a third-generation insurance agency, is celebrating their 100th anniversary serving the Fond du Lac and Fox Valley communities.

Started in 1919 by Harry T. Hierl, the Hierl agency has been and continues to be family owned and operated. Harry T. Hierl was succeeded by his son, Tom Hierl and grandson, Mike Hierl, who is the current President of the company.

“My father started [Hierl] when he was 22 years old in 1919, with the original sign stating that Hierl served the community with Insurance, Real Estate and Loans,” said Tom Hierl.

Since its start, Hierl has narrowed their scope of service and now engages their expertise strictly in the Employee Benefits and Property and Casualty lines of business.

Over the course of 2019, Hierl will share a heartwarming look inside how the agency got its start 100 years ago. Some of these include sharing valuable lessons learned along the way, and endearing memories from the Hierl family, the employees and the community over the years.

Since its start, Hierl has narrowed their scope of service and now engages their expertise strictly in the Employee Benefits and Property and Casualty lines of business.

Beginning 100 years ago with Harry T. Hierl, the underpinnings of the legacy within Hierl Insurance has been community involvement. From father to son to grandson, it was never enough to just write a check but more important to give of your time and your knowledge. This principle – rooted in kindness, selflessness and integrity – was not only preached but practiced by every generation of Hierls. From charitable causes to organizational leadership, Harry, Tom and Mike Hierl always embraced an opportunity to do good, give back and encourage others around them to do
the same.

Over the course of 2019, Hierl will share a heartwarming look inside how the agency got its start 100 years ago. Some of these include sharing valuable lessons learned along the way, and endearing memories from the Hierl family, the employees and the community over the years.

We invite our community into our story to see the moments and people that have made this such an incredible journey. Throughout the year, we will be conducting monthly trivia contests with fun historical facts about our agency and the local community on social media {https://www.facebook.com/HierlInsurance/}, as well as sharing a monthly newsletter that is sure to make you proud to be a part of the community that has helped Hierl grow to who they are today.

Hierl invites friends throughout the community to share in their celebration by using #hierl100 throughout the year.

“A lot of the reward of working at Hierl comes from helping each employee reach his or her goals and be connected to their family,” explained Mike.

The Hierl100 celebration will culminate in an event in August. More details to follow on this event in the future.

For more information on Hierl Insurance, please contact Mike Hierl at (920) 921-5921.

About Hierl Insurance Inc.

A third-generation family owned business, Hierl’s goal is for you to “Expect More and Demand Better.” Since 1919, Hierl has earned the trust of Wisconsin employers by using insight and innovative technology to create unique strategies that protect business owners, their employees and their budgets. Hierl’s mission is to provide clients with the wisdom and tools necessary to build a more engaged, productive and loyal workforce. With locations in Fond du Lac and Appleton, Hierl’s expertise in employee benefits, commercial insurance, human resources and wellness creates a great business team. Learn more at hierl.com.