Welcome to My Kitchen
I’m Mary Sage, home cook, budding author, untrained but enthusiastic chef. I started blogging about food almost five years ago when I started taking cooking classes. I took cooking classes everywhere — the Le Cordon Bleu College, Chateau Elan, our local high schools, a couple of stores. If they held a class within driving distance, I took it.
What I learned was that great chef’s have good technique, good tools, and they know how to use spices and seasoning.
Come join me on a cooking adventure. Some things work out great; some not so much. But we can learn and explore together.
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Let them eat cake or more precisely let them eat Keto Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake! I am embarking on a chocolate for breakfast quest. CHOCOLATE should be a food group unto itself! Sometimes I try to see how many meals … Continue reading
Sous vide, French for under vacuum, is cooking in a water bath or steam environment. Until recently water bath cooking appliances were only available for commercial use. But new appliances have made sous vide affordable for the serious home chef. … Continue reading
This recipe requires gently cooking watermelon sous vide for best flavor. Tarragon and Vodka infused Watermelon Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 120 mins Total time: 2 hours 30 mins Ingredients 1 watermelon (individual slices about 4 x 1 inches … Continue reading
The farmers market deal on tomatoes this week was my excuse to make salsa and get back to preserving. This recipe is good fresh (uncooked) or canned. If you preserve your salsa — or any vegetables — they can sit … Continue reading
Read our review of the top 5 panini sandwich maker appliances. My Grandmother, who was a professional cook, knew in the 1940s that you didn’t need expensive kitchen tools to make great food. The secret to a grilled sandwich is … Continue reading
The air fryer is the hottest appliance today. In theory, they let you enjoy all those fried foods without adding all the fat calories from oils. But an Air Fryer actually doesn’t “fry” your food like a deep fryer. It … Continue reading
If breakfast is your challenge when you’re trying to eat healthily, Air Fryer Breakfast Burritos are a flavor-packed alternative. I fall into the trap of eating cakes and cookies instead of building a good breakfast. Air Fryer Breakfast Burritos are … Continue reading
Oatmeal — that breakfast staple of our grandparents — reigns supreme in your breakfast recipe repertoire. But it can also become one of your family’s favorite mealtime side dishes with just a little imagination. This week the entire US is experiencing … Continue reading
Lesson 1: sofritto Every great cuisine starts with a basic recipe of flavor — a sofritto, mirepoix, battuto, holy trilogy — are slight variations that create the base of many meals. A French mirepoix is the best known classic. It … Continue reading