Client of the Month: Orizon Trucking

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Josh Sardina is the proud owner of Orizon Trucking based out of San Diego, CA. Josh was born into a racing family, so the love of cars started early. He has driven everything from a go-kart, limo, bus, motorcycle, and a semi. The family joke is that Josh is always on the road whether he is working, driving with the …

Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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Ingredients 1 can (15 ounces) or 1-3/4 cups solid-packed pumpkin 1 and 1/2 cups white granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 4 large eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose white flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon …

Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets 1 medium carrot, shredded 1/4 cup chopped celery 2-1/2 cups water 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon or 1 vegetable bouillon cube 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 cups 2% milk 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional Directions In …

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Michelle’s Place Charity Event

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In October, The Insurance Store participated in our “Friday, We Wear Pink Events” to support the ongoing effort of those seeking help at Michelle’s Place. As a company, we donated $5 to the foundation for each staff member who participated by wearing pink. Bringing awareness to those struggling with diseases such as breast cancer is a small act of service …

What is Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Coverage?

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What happens if you get hurt by another vehicle that hits your car but does not have enough insurance or any insurance at all to pay for the injuries? Having uninsured/ underinsured motorists coverage on your policy might be the answer. Uninsured/ underinsured motorists coverage applies when you are the victim of a hit and run, the accident is not …

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How do I understand the declarations page of my insurance policy?

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One of the most important pages in any insurance policy is commonly referred to as the “declarations page” (or “dec page” for short).  There is not always just one, so your “dec page” may actually have multiple pages.  Within these key pages, you will find critical information that will let you know if your policy has been written properly and …

What is Excess Liability Coverage?

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Excess liability coverage is a type of policy that provides limits that exceed the underlying (or primary) liability policy. This coverage serves as the insurance of your insurance. This coverage may be required by certain brokers you work for or just desired to help ensure you are fully covered for a loss that may occur. Excess coverage goes above and …

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Ingredients for 4 servings 5 oz marshmallow 1 ½ cups milk 1 cup dark chocolate Optional Garnishes whipped cream chocolate, grated Preparation In a medium pot, combine the marshmallows and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are completely melted, 5-7 minutes. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Let sit for …

Mango Salsa Recipe

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Fresh mango and strawberries mix with avocado, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeño in this easy to make zesty salsa that’s sweetened with lime and honey. Ingredients 1½ cups mango* cut into a large dice ½ cup strawberries cut into a large dice ½ cup avocados cut into a large dice ⅛ cup red onion minced 1 teaspoon garlic minced 1 …

What is Trucker’s Arm?

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No matter who we are or what we do, our whole lives revolve around the sun.  Despite being such a large influence in our lives, the sun certainly does not share the same affection. Being out too long in the sun can lead to various forms of skin damage, ranging from sunburns and wrinkles to premature aging of the skin …

Insurance Basics When Starting a New Business

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If you are about to start a new business or have been thinking about doing so, one of the most important steps in the process is preparing to obtain the proper insurance coverage.  Here are three important points to keep in mind as you do so. 1. Plan for the added expense of insurance Fulfilling mandatory legal requirements and being …

Cauliflower Hash Brown Egg Cups

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Ingredients: 1 Medium head cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed 2 c. Shredded cheddar 14 Large eggs, divided 1 tsp. Garlic powder 1 tsp. Kosher salt 3 Slices cooked bacon, crumbled Finely chopped chives (optional), for serving Freshly ground black pepper, for serving Directions: Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside. Drop steamed cauliflower …

California Harvest Bowls

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Ingredients: 1/2 lb. Sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into rounds 1/2 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered if large 3 tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 tsp. Paprika 4 c. Cooked wild rice 4 oz. Tuscan kale leaves, chopped 1 c. Whole cranberry sauce 1 c. California walnuts 1/2 tsp. …

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MS Walk and BBQ 2021

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The Insurance Store (TIS) is proud to host our annual MS Walk and company BBQ.  Multiple Sclerosis currently affects nearly 1 million Americans.  The founders of TIS, Norven and Cheryl Storrs, were personally affected by MS, when one of their daughters, Tina Monson, was diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, our staff member Tyler Connolly has been directed impacted by this …

Watermelon Blueberry Salad

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Ingredients 1 small Watermelon , cut into 1/2 inch cubes 3-4 ounces Fresh blueberries , whole 2 ounces Feta cheese , crumbled A few mint leaves , torn into small pieces Instructions Watermelon tends to bruise when tossed in a bowl, so it is best to layer it with the blueberries in a shallow bowl or on a platter then …

Easy 4th of July Ribs

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Ingredients 4 pounds country style spare ribs Purchased Seasoning Rub for Pork 2 cups preferred BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays original) Instructions Cut spare ribs in small enough slabs to fit in pressure cooker. Cover all sides of meat with seasoning rub. Place meat in pressure cooker. Cover and lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and set …