What's the DISH?

Join us each month as we highlight and celebrate the JA Team favorites! Take the opportunity to learn just a little more about how each of us creates our own JA Magic and about our personalities as we share our favorite recipes, hobbies, and local restaurants are - from our family to yours.

This month’s Dish features Ryan Secord, a Benefits Consultant here at JA Benefits.

While just joining JA Benefits recently, Ryan Secord has over seven years of sales experience. Graduating from Michigan State University in 2008, Ryan moved to Indiana to take over a sales territory for a large construction manufacturing company.

Ryan enjoys spending his free time with his family. He currently has one three-year-old son and another baby due in September.

Ryan's JA Magic

Ryan’s favorite recipe to enjoy is Sweet and Spicy Dry Rub on smoked ribs.


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

How to make it:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Rub onto ribs.
  3. Glaze ribs periodically with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce.

Ryan enjoys going to the Cheesecake Factory.

“Cheesecake Factory has a wonderfully diverse menu of food, but by far their best dish is the Spicy Cashew Chicken”

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Visit The Cheesecake Factory

8701 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Thanks for joining us for this month’s Dish!

If you try a recipe or restaurant, be sure to let us know. Don’t forget to come back next month for more yummy favorites!