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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Braised short ribs is one of my comfort foods. My Mother didn’t make this recipe for us, but in my family we had a Sunday roast every week and this slow-cooked meat with a velvet sauce reminds me of Sundays … Continue reading
The most unique gift this season for your friends who enjoy cooking is a Monthly Flavor Kit from RawSpiceBar.com. You can send a 6-month subscription right to the door for for just $37. A 6-month Spice Kit subscription is $7 per month ($42) … Continue reading
Roasted chickpeas got me through many a night of munchy-madness. So when I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Chickpeas I ran to my kitchen to fire up the oven. This recipe is by Melissa King of My Whole Food … Continue reading
I confess, I love summertime. But all good things must change and yield to new experiences — in this case the colors and tastes of Fall — which for me include Savory Pumpkin Lasagna. When I see pumpkin spice coffee … Continue reading
The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew gives coffee lovers the convenience of k-cup brewing, but also provides hot water on demand. The FlexBrew answers that question, “What if you wanted tea?” You might overlook the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew system if all you want … Continue reading
These baked chicken wings solve a huge game day menu problem for me — they are gluten free, easy preparation and they taste great! These baked chicken wings solve a real dilemma for casual gatherings. I am constantly looking for … Continue reading
Amazon Prime Day is July 12, 2016. This is the one day Amazon offers special pricing and deals to its Prime membership. This is only Amazon’s 2nd Prime Day — a day that features special deals across all departments specifically and only for the Amazon … Continue reading
This summer I’ve set my goal to learn how to grill. Barbecued ribs are a required basic skill for the home grill master. I’m fascinated with the art, and grilling most definitely is an art. Even the grills featured … Continue reading
Amazon’s nonstick cookware deal is a really big bargain! If you’ve looked at any nonstick cookware products, you already know that you can barely purchase a decent frying pan for $50. But the Amazon Basics nonstick cookware deal currently has a dynamite special … Continue reading
I just received Marlene Koch’s Eat What You Love last week. I’ve made six of her recipes — and we’ve loved all six. I think this might be my favorite cookbook from the last decade. These are the luxury meals you … Continue reading