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 - from our family to yours.

This month’s JA Dish features Danielle Hitchcock, an Account Manager here at JA Benefits.

Danielle joined the JA Benefits team in September 2012. She strives every day to build and strengthen her relationship with each of her colleagues, clients, and their employees, as well as supports clients and prospective clients through the quoting process, renewal process and provides clear and simplified solutions when complex issues arise.

Danielle and her husband, Riley reside in Lawrence County, Indiana. They have two daughters, Brynleigh and Braelynn. They also have three dogs, Izzy, Coco, and Chigger. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, gardening, and crafting. She is also an avid antique collector and loves to visit local antique shops in hopes of finding something new for her collection.

Danielle's JA Magic

Sausage Gravy

Danielle loves a good home cooked meal. One of her favorite meals is biscuits and sausage gravy.

“All of my recipes are in my head – a little dash of this, a little dash of that – like my momma does.”


  • 1 pound of sausage
  • Butter (approximately 3-4 tablespoons)
  • Flour (approximately ¼ cup)
  •  Milk (approximately 3 cups)


Cook sausage, then add 3-4 tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle mixture with approximately ¼ cup flour and stir. Allow mixture to cook for several minutes. Then add approximately 3 cups milk, stirring occasionally over medium heat until gravy thickens – about 5-10 minutes.

The Old Mill Restaurant

Danielle’s favorite restaurant for good old fashion, home-cooked meals is The Old Mill restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.

“I have a love for home-cooked meals. Good old fashion biscuits and sausage gravy, chicken and dumplings, etc.”

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Visit The Old Mill Restaurant

175 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

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!