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 Dish features Sharon Saunders, our Executive Assistant here at JA Benefits.

Sharon provides high-level administrative support to the executive management team at JA Benefits.

Sharon and her husband, Scott, have been married for 33 years and reside in Lawrence County. They have a daughter, Jeri, and two grandchildren, Kayne and Hayden. Sharon enjoys spending time with her family, decorating her home and relaxing by the pool with the grandkids in the summer. Sharon also enjoys volunteering for the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Sharon's JA Magic

Chocolate Delight Dessert

One of Sharon’s favorite recipes to enjoy is Chocolate Delight Dessert. Best enjoyed with family and friends!


  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. chopped nuts
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 c. confectioners sugar
  • 1 (9 oz.) container Cool Whip
  • 2 sm. boxes chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 c. milk


  • First layer – Combine flour and butter and work like a pie crust and then add the chopped nuts. Press in 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool.
  • Second layer – Mix softened cream cheese with powdered sugar. Add one cup of Cool Whip; beat and spread over the first layer.
  • Third layer – Mix chocolate instant pudding and milk. Spread over the second layer when thick.
  • Fourth layer – Spread remainder of Cool Whip and refrigerate.

Pappy’s Smokehouse

Sharon loves going out to Pappy’s Smokehouse in St. Louis, Missouri. “When visiting St. Louis with my family we make it a priority to visit Pappy’s Smoke House.”

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Visit Pappy's Smokehouse

3106 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103

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!