Archive for June, 2013

Orange Marmalade Cookies



So after using some orange marmalade to make the dipping sauce for our delicious Baked Coconut Shrimp, we were in quite the “orange marmalade adoration” phase.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls


Sometimes, you just have to be creative with the ingredients you have on hand because you forgot to plan ahead for dinner.  This week, I was able to come up with a recipe similar to others I’ve seen before.  I happened to have some chicken and a bottle of Caribbean Jerk marinade, and, well, the rest just happened to be lying around.

Mrs. Herb on food and finance

1500 days

Mrs. Herb here!

Today I’m taking a break from sharing a recipe with you. Instead, you should check out a guest post that I wrote on saving money by cooking at home. My blogger friends, The 1500s, over at have a great personal finance blog that I would recommend to anyone.

King of the Roll Sushi in Portland, Maine

King of the Roll Sushi, Portland, Maine


Though we are by no means sushi experts, Herb and I are both HUGE sushi fans! Where we live, there aren’t that many great options for sushi, so we always jump at the opportunity to go to a sushi restaurant when we’re traveling.

Key Lime Pie with Oreo Crust

Key Lime Pie with Oreo Crust Recipe


I don’t care what your pre-conceived notions are about key lime pie, but forget EVERYTHING you think you know about it.  Now know this: good key lime pie doesn’t require squeezing and juicing real key limes, and it’s way way way way better with an Oreo crust instead of the traditional graham cracker crust.  I mean, what ISN’T better with an Oreo crust?

20 Questions with Lindsay from Vegan Yumminess

Lindsay from Vegan Yumminess

Hello! We have another fun interview for you today. Lindsay, a fellow food blogger, shares her delicious vegan recipes over at Vegan Yumminess. Take it away, Lindsay!

Spaghetti alla Ceci (Chickpeas)

Spaghetti all Ceci


It’s meatless Monday!  It’s also another Rachael Ray recipe day.  I’ve never had this dish before, but Rachael caught my attention when she mentioned in her Express Lane Meals cookbook that it’s a traditional Italian dish.  It’s basically spaghetti noodles and a tomato sauce that includes chickpeas.  It was…different.  One thing it was for sure is healthy!  I used whole wheat noodles, and one serving of chickpeas has seven grams of fiber!  Those Italians know how to do it right.

Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day

With Father’s Day coming up tomorrow, I thought it was only appropriate to post this vintage photo of Mrs. Herb, me, and our awesome dad, taken years ago while on vacation in Fort Myers, Florida.  We are very blessed to have an awesome dad.  He taught me to play baseball, shoot a basketball, drive a car, and, honestly, to cook!  Dad loves to cook and is quite good at it.

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Orange Sauce

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Sauce Recipe

True to my goal for the summer of learning to cook more seafood, I attempted my second shrimp recipe. Our first shrimp dish, Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo, was DEFINITELY a hit, and gave us motivation to keep experimenting with seafood. This recipe for baked coconut shrimp was just as delicious!

Happy Birthday to The Southernmost Gentleman!

Jonathan Lester, founder of The Southernmost Gentleman

Today we take a break from our food posts to give a shout out to our good friend, Jonathan Lester. Jonathan and I have been good friends for years, attending high school together as well as being in the same youth group at our church. He is an amazing guy, and today happens to be his 25th birthday!

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