Maribeth’s Kitchen

Maribeth's Kitchen
Thank you for visiting Maribeth’s Kitchen. Maribeth King started Mari-Mann Herb Co as a humble cottage business in her home kitchen preparing family recipes, dip mixes and gourmet food products. She started teaching cooking classes in the late 1970’s and even featured guest chefs who taught a variety of cuisines including Greek, French, Italian and many more. We still have many of these classic recipes available. We are proud to continue her legacy by offering a selection of her personal recipes for you to enjoy. Some of these recipes will be available at no charge, and we have exciting options to come with a recipe subscription and newsletter coming soon. Why will we charge for some recipes? These recipes were tried and tested by Maribeth herself, our staff or Chef Brian Pehr. That means we know for sure these recipes are accurate, easy and most importantly – delicious! 



As Maribeth said in 2000…
“As the popularity of “nouvelle” cuisine is waning, HOME STYLE cooking is making a
comeback. It is bountiful, simple and good as can be. HOME STYLE cuisine is comfort
food, tranquil and soothing, as it becomes a refuge from today’s “trendy” food,
reminding us of what Grandmother used to make. Grandmother’s classic combinations
are very adaptable to today’s healthier eating habits. Again, on comes the vinegar cruet
(containing lovely herbal vinegar) and the saltshaker goes off the table. The pepper mills,
lovely Lucite creations containing “Mari-Pepper Royale,” are a smart touch to the
traditional old wooden pepper grinders containing only the black peppercorns. How well
I remember hearing how my Great, Great grandmother Layton guarded the little herb
seedlings and starts in the wagon as the family came from Kentucky to settle in the then
New Illinois. These are some of my favorite recipes for a “homey” tranquil Winter evening
dinner. Nostalgic, healthy, EASY dinner!” – Maribeth King, 2000.

Visit Maribeth’s Kitchen for regular updates, recipes of the week and recipes from decades of Cooking
Shows. Our Executive Chef Brian Pehr and Maribeth’s Daughter-In-Law Liz King continue Maribeth’s
tradition of preparing meals from the heart and sharing the love of cooking with friends.

We’ll help you create wonderful dishes and meals for the ones you love, prepared simply with quality ingredients. These are real recipes for real people, dishes you’ll actually prepare – sure to become family favorites!

Visit our Calendar and Happenings pages to enroll in upcoming cooking shows and events on the Herb

The following recipes are from Maribeth King’s personal collection as well as favorites from our cooking
shows. Items used in recipes and available to purchase online will include a link to
Any questions or feedback, call 217.429.1555 or email