Ladd's Chocolate Pie with Jodi Van Nocker

Welcome to our monthly Dish segment. This month, we asked Jodi Van Nocker 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 Jodi

Jodi is an Employee Benefits Service Agent at Hierl Insurance, Inc. Jodi is always eager to assist our clients with a great attitude and an open mind. She is responsible for client services with our technology-based products and wellness programs.

Jodi offers creative ideas and an enthusiastic personality…Read her full bio.


Dine In

Jodi’s favorite Dine In recipe to enjoy with her family is Ladd’s Chocolate Pie. “This is a great treat that everyone in my family enjoys.”

Ingredients

Directions

In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Then pour in the milk, then the beaten eggs. Cook, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate, butter and vanilla. Stir until the chocolate is all melted. Pour into the baked pie shell and chill in the fridge for several hours until set.

Serve plain or serve with as many toppings as you wish!

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

Jodi’s favorite restaurant is Salty’s Seafood and Spirits in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Her favorite dish is the cheesy seafood soup.

Learn more about Salty’s Seafood and Spirits on the restaurant’s website.

View their menu.

Red Cabin at Green Acres is rated 4 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.


Horchata with Cindy Contreras

Every month, one of our amazing employees provides us with their favorite recipe and local restaurant. For this month’s Dish, Cindy Contreras has given us her favorite Dine In and Dine Out choices. Check them out below!

Dine In

Cindy’s favorite Dine In recipe to enjoy with her family is Horchata, also called Rice Water.

“Horchata is my favorite Mexican drink. It’s made out of rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. It’s so easy to make and is DELICIOUS!”

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 – ½ cup sugar, to taste

Preparation:

  1. Add rice, 2 cups of water, and 2 cinnamon sticks to a blender
  2. Blend about for 2 minutes or until the rice and cinnamon sticks are roughly ground. Add the remaining water and blend again.
  3. Pour contents into a pitcher or container with a fitted lid and place on your countertop overnight (or for at least 8 hours).
  4. Pour the rice mixture into a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher. Discard the rice.
  5. Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar (to your preference). Chill until ready to serve. Stir well before serving and serve over ice.

Dine Out

Cindy’s favorite place to eat out is Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Her favorite dish is their Chicago style deep dish pizza!

“My personal favorite is their Chicago style deep dish pizza!”

You can visit their website here.

View their menu.

584 W Johnson St
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Thanks for joining us for this month’s Dish! If you try a recipe or restaurant, be sure to let us know. Don’t forget to come back next month for more yummy favorites!


The Dish 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 a Fond du Lac native, who joins Hierl as an honors graduate from Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac with an Associates degree in Applied Sciences.

Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her friends, family and beloved dog, Spike. During the summer, camping trips to Shawano, WI are a favorite past time…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.


2059 Witzel Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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.


What's the Dish? Pennie's Heartwarming Banana Bread

Welcome to our monthly Dish segment. This month, we asked Pennie Hildebrandt 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 Pennie

Pennie is the current Property & Casualty Client Services representative at Hierl Insurance. Pennie offers exceptional client service shared with an outstanding willingness to help each client. Her insurance education and knowledge will benefit you as she provides you with guidance on your commercial insurance coverage.

Friendly, professional, and prompt service are some of the great features you’ll receive when working with Pennie.


Heart-Warming & Homemade Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 stick of margarine or butter ( melted)
  • 8 TBL cold water
  • 2 eggs

Directions

Mix dry ingredients.  Mix in remaining ingredients except for the eggs.
Mix in egg yolks to batter and beat egg whites.  Fold egg whites.  Place in greased loaf pan.  Bake a 350 degrees for an hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

“This is an all time favorite that makes everyone smile.” -Pennie


When It’s a Great Time to Go Out

Pennie loves to dine out at Blanck’s Lake Aire in Fond du Lac.

“Since 1998, our staff has been providing the customers with outstanding service, food, and cocktails. Take time to enjoy yourself and let us provide you with a pleasant, relaxing dining experience.” Get more about Blanck’s Lake Aire on the restaurant’s website.

Blanck’s Lake Aire is rated 3.5 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.


What's the Dish? Mike Hierl's Good Ole Rib-Eye

Welcome to our monthly Dish segment. This month, we asked Mike Hierl to provide us with their 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

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).

Mike is also experienced as a business owner, a strong insurance background, combined with a desire to help others within our community all create Mike’s focus to provide you with superb counsel and guidance on your business insurance risks and exposures.


The Good Ole Rib-eye

Ingredients

Rib-eye Rub:

Directions

Preheat a grill to high heat.

Place rib-eye 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 4.5 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.


What's the Dish? A Phenomenal Party Chex Mix

In this month's Dish, we have the amazing-ly yummy "Party Chex Mix" presented by Jodi Van Nocker!

Jodi is the current Benefits Administration and Benefits Marketing Expert of Hierl Insurance, Inc. She is always eager to assist our clients with a great attitude and an open mind. She is responsible for client services with our technology based products and wellness programs.

Jodi offers creative ideas and an enthusiastic personality to help you with your concerns

 

Dine In

Chex Party Mix

6 Tbsp Butter

1 ¼ tsp Garlic Salt

4 Tbsp Worchester Sauce

1 ¼ tsp Season Salt

2 Cups Rice Chex cereal

2 Cups Wheat Chex cereal

2 Cups Corn Chex Cereal

2 Cups Pretzels

12 oz can Mixed nuts

Melt butter. Stir in Gralic Salt, Worchester Sauce, and Season Salt. In a separate bowl, mix cereals, pretzels and nuts. Drizzle butter/seasoning mix over the cereals to evenly coat. Spread on oven baking sheet. Bake in oven at 250 degrees for 1 hour, making sure to stir every 15 minutes so it does not burn. Allow to cool, then enjoy. Great to share with family and friends!

 

Dine Out

Red Cabin at Green Acres

My favorite restaurant is Red Cabin at Green Acres. Great food using local ingredients. Fun, yet relaxing atmosphere, with friendly service. You can even see the wildlife outside by the pond while you eat.

Everything on the menu is delicious, however my recommendation would be the Dotyville Italian Chicken. For a side, make sure to try the green beans. Lastly, the bread pudding is amazing for dessert.

 

Thanks for sharing your yummy Dish with us and others, Jodi!