Tera’s Pasta Salad

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This is her go-to BBQ take along that even her 16-year-old daughter loves to make. Ingredients: 1 package spaghetti noodles- cook until al dente, then rinse with cold water Sliced olives 1 Green Pepper (chopped) ½ Red Onion (chopped) 1 ½ cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese Peperoni sliced in half (as much as your heart desires) 1 ½- 2 cups …

Client of the Month: The Fearless LLC

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The Fearless LLC is a for-hire trucking company located in Chino, CA that hauls dry general freight. It was named after the owner, Shaun, and his wife, Temia’s favorite verse- Psalm 27:1. The verse states, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be …

Benefits of Using TIS 24/7

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Let’s face it. These days, we want everything now. Convenience is a must. From grocery shopping to online banking, the power of technology is at our fingertips. Why should your truck insurance be any different?  There are many benefits to using TIS 24/7, and this article will highlight some of the perks to having access to your truck insurance on …

Spam Musubi Recipe from Martin Cueto

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“This is actually a receipt that my mom’s best friend, somebody that I consider an aunt, taught me how to make. I would spend many days in the summer at her house playing with her nephew who would visit from Washington with her daughter. We would go to the pool or the water park, and she would always make these …

Lumpia Recipe from Martin Cueto

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“This is something that my mom always made growing up, and everybody always loved it and talked about it. She taught me how to make it, and I will continue to carry it on and pass it down.” Makes about 30 Lumpia Ingredients: Lumpia Wrappers – Can be purchased at your local Asian store 2 bell peppers 3 Carrots 3 …

Client of the Month: AJQ Transportation Services

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Jesse Quiroz, the owner of AJQ Transportation Services, is a vehicle hauler who travels from California to Nevada.  He has been insured with our agency for over 15 years. Initially, we insured Jesse as a trucker hauling dirt, sand, and gravel, but today he is the owner of a current auto hauling business. Jesse first started out in the industry …

Why Do Truck Drivers Need Workers Compensation Insurance?

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With the passage of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), many workers in California can no longer be classified as independent contractors.  The bill contains a test known as the “ABC” test.  To be considered an independent contractor, a worker must satisfy all three parts of this test.  The test briefly describes the following criteria: the person is free from control …

Who is ICSA?

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ICSA stands for Independent Carrier Safety Association. ICSA is a non-profit membership association that was formed to help independent motor carriers improve highway safety. They do this by providing access to tools for these small fleets and several resources at the costs that are reserved usually for large fleets, all while offering access to reduced rates for insurance coverage. ICSA’s …

Olga’s Gift Fudge

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This is Grandpa Burns “gift fudge” recipe. This has been a part of the holidays for the O’Brien Family since before the Depression. By the time I married into the O’Brien clan, my mother-in-law Betty had become the designated cook and this recipe is her updated version of the now-century old original. I can still see Betty in her apron …

Tijen’s Turkish Taboulleh Salad

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Being Turkish, I grew up eating this traditional salad regularly. It is a refreshing and healthy meal that is perfect for any day of the week! Ingredients 2 cups water 1 cup uncooked bulgur (cracked wheat) 1 teaspoon salt Pinch of black pepper (or to taste) 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1-2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced 4 green …

Rockscapes in Paradise, Inc.

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Best friends since high school, Evan and Jacob worked in construction until they decided to start a business of their own in 2005. Rockscapes in Paradise, Inc. (R.I.P.) started as a partnership, then changed to a corporation in 2011. RIP specializes in artificial rockscaping, creating uniquely personal outdoor living spaces. Their creations include rock waterfalls, grottos, and caves, custom pool …

Guide to Understanding Motorcycle Insurance

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Did you know that there is proper etiquette in the motorcycle world with waving? Well, if you didn’t, we would like to share with you our top 5 motorcycle waves. These waves are used by all different types of bikes to interact with other riders. Left-Handed Low Aimed down towards street with the extension of one, two, three, or five …

Staff Spotlight: Jenny Ramirez

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To become an aficionado of unique and distinct coffee takes serious dedication and commitment. Exploring, via Yelp, every hidden coffee shop while traveling to new cities creates an appreciation of rare varieties and flavors. To this day, Jenny’s coffee passion has established that her favorite place is Press Espresso in Murrieta, CA where she enjoys a latte. Jenny was born …

Chocolate Truffles

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These yummy treats are a family favorite of The Insurance Store’s Permits Manager, Shalyn Nelson.  She makes them every year at Christmas time much to her family’s delight.  Occasionally, she makes them also for Valentine’s Day…an added bonus and welcome treat for her family. Ingredients two 4-ounce quality chocolate bars (226g), very finely chopped* 2/3 cup (160ml) heavy cream* optional: 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, softened to room …

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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“This recipe has been a family favorite for years, I grew up in a catering family and this dish was my Aunt Deanne’s specialty. My favorite memory as a teenager was time spent with family surrounded by lots of delicious food!” – Jennifer Nelson Ingredients 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (2-ish lbs.) cut into strips 1 large yellow onion, sliced …

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Staff Spotlight: Kim Winborg

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Growing up on a dairy farm does not necessarily make you a farm girl. Ironically, growing up on a dairy farm does not even ensure that you will like cows or milk. Our very own Kim Winborg recalls what growing up in Millville, UT on a dairy farm feels like. She remembers her dad milking 40 cows both morning and …