As we culminate our journey through the “Home Cooking for the Holidays” series, it brings me immense joy to share a piece of my culinary heart with you. Enter the warmth and robust flavors of my Christmas Eve Chili. This recipe, initially a treasure handed down by my mother (and my grandmother before that) and […]

As we continue our delightful journey through the “Home Cooking for the Holidays” series, we’re excited to bring you a sweet sensation straight from the kitchen of our team member Robin. The tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed memories and the comforting notes of pecan, butterscotch, and cinnamon unite in Robin’s cherished Walton’s Mountain Coffee Cake. […]

Corn Casserole

As our “Home Cooking for the Holidays” series unfolds, we’re thrilled to spotlight another family favorite from our dedicated team—a delightful Corn Casserole that captures the essence of holiday joy. Submitted by our talented team member Valerie, the unique mix of creamed corn and whole kernel corn in her recipe creates a wonderful silky texture […]

Steve and Jennifer's Holiday Pavlova

As the holiday season draws near, there’s a special kind of magic that fills the air—festive decorations, joyful melodies, and the enticing aroma of holiday treats wafting through the kitchen. In the spirit of sharing the warmth and flavors of the season, we’ve embarked on a delightful journey within our own team to bring you […]

Traveling away from home

As winter and the holidays start to roll in, many Floridians are gearing up for vacations, leaving their home unattended for an extended period. While a worry-free getaway is the goal, it’s crucial for homeowners to take proactive steps to safeguard their property. Scare off burglars Before heading out, plan to have a trusted friend, […]

The holiday season brings joy and warmth, but it’s also a time to prioritize safety, especially for homeowners in the Sunshine State. From twinkling lights to cozy gatherings, here are some essential tips to safeguard your home during the holidays. 1. Light Up Safely Decorate your home with festive lights but ensure safety by using […]

Cooking a turkey saftely

As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, the joy of preparing and sharing a delicious meal is a central part of the festivities. However, it’s important to remember that Thanksgiving Day sees an increased risk of cooking fires. As a Florida homeowners insurer, we want to ensure that your holiday is not only filled with gratitude […]

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Week 2023 is here, and this year’s theme, “Cooking safety starts with YOU,” sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), reminds us of the critical role we all play in preventing fires, especially in the heart of our homes: the kitchen. At VYRD Insurance, we are here to support you on your […]