Welcome to our monthly Dish segment. This month, we asked Pennie Hildebrant 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 has been with Hierl for more the 24 years and is a CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CIRS (Certified Insurance Service Representative) in the Property & Casualty department.

During her free time, Pennie enjoys boating in spring and summer and during the fall, loves hopping on the back of her motorcycle for colorful rides. She also enjoys traveling and enjoys spending time after work gardening and hanging out with friends. Pennie has two children.

Learn more about Pennie. 

Heart-Warming & Homemade Banana Bread

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


  • 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


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

Pennie loves to dine out at Blanck’s Lake Aire in Fond du Lac. One of her favorite dishes at Blanck’s is the baked haddock along with their amazing salad bar.

Get more about Blanck’s Lake Aire on the restaurant’s website.

Check out their menu.

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.