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Welcome to The Insurance Pad's "Cooking with Insurance" blog where we show you how to get the most out of your insurance policy alongside delicious and colorful recipes from our resident chef, owner and chief protection coach, Kim Rankin.

Kim and our team of expert protection coaches at The Insurance Pad share tips and best practices about how to optimize your insurance for value and protection no matter what type of policy you have -- whether we're talking about car insurance or insurance for your home, apartment, pet, motorcycle, RV or boat.

Then, just for fun, we share our favorite, time-tested and most-loved recipes for your home enjoyment. 

Friday, February 5, 2021

With more people than ever cooking at home these days, it’s no surprise that home fires are on the rise across the Cleveland, Ohio area and the nation. Do you know what your home insurance policy covers in the event of a fire?...

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

When it comes to buying the best car insurance in Cleveland, Ohio – or anywhere in Ohio – what things should you look for to get the most value for your money? Savvy shoppers know there are many places to buy car insurance...

Thursday, November 19, 2020

As the holidays approach, our agents always receive a few calls from distraught car insurance customers in Ohio who have been victims of crafty thieves who stake out parking lots, malls and neighborhoods looking for unassuming people...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Here at The Insurance Pad, we love cooking, sports and car insurance – in that order. That’s why we created the Cooking with Insurance blog you’re reading right now. Feel free to reach out anytime if you’d like...

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Beachwood, Ohio -- The Insurance Pad launched a car insurance referral program earlier this year for everyone in Ohio and the outcome has been astounding! Learn more about how you can refer a friend and earn a $15 gift certificate....

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fall is here, the cold is coming and so are the holidays. If a road trip to visit friends and family is in your future, here are a few tips from The Insurance Pad’s expert protection coaches to make sure we all make it through...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Doing the next right thing, practicing the Golden Rule and treating everyone – customers, employees and the community at large – with the spirit of kindness and respect is what drives everything we do, including offering...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Hey Ohio! Remember your first car? The first car you owned (or had access to)? The first car you had to buy car insurance for, put air in the tires and change the oil? Did you experience your first kiss in the back seat? We want to...

Monday, August 31, 2020

This is my basic, go-to recipe for simple salsa. It pairs perfectly with Chicken Fajitas or plain chips with sour cream or guacamole. One of our office mates used it to improve the vegan macaroni and cheese dish she was having for...

Monday, August 31, 2020

I love this recipe for two reasons: the simplicity and the flavor. It's a perfect choice to cook on the grill with friends. I've been perfecting the marinade for XX years and XX. Ingredients: 2 lbs chicken (can use either boneless,...

Monday, August 3, 2020

In the State of Ohio, all drivers are required to purchase car insurance. The type of insurance required is called auto liability insurance. In Ohio, auto liability insurance ONLY covers injuries and damages to third parties and their...