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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The Cuisinart MSC-600 3-in-1 Multi-Cooker raises the bar for slow cooking fans. The fully programmable slow cooker also adds the convenience of steamer and brown and saute features. This is one-pot cooking at its best! Saute onions, peppers and carrots in … Continue reading
My love of spicy foods came out today in this chicken enchilada mix. The recipe satisfies all my inner cravings — easy, slow-cooker, uses pantry ingredients and is pretty low fat compared to other versions. Plus I got to make it in the slow cooker. It … Continue reading
Last night, about 10 pm, all I could think about was pizza. Ordering pizza was the last thing I needed to do at that hour — it would blow a weeks diet and probably make me sick in the end. … Continue reading
If you’re serious about cooking, it’s time to upgrade your knives. The Chefs Catalog summer sale is going on through July 13th and includes deals on kitchen knives, including what we consider the 5 best knives to buy this year. Every order ships free … Continue reading
This Cuisinart GR-300WS indoor grill turns out professional sandwiches, burgers and so much more! Like last year’s GR-4N, this new GR-300WS grill replaces many pans and becomes the convienient weekdate indoor grill options. They’ve made big improvements on the original design–adding digital … Continue reading
Time to celebrate meat and potato lovers, there’s finally a decent substitute to those high calorie mashed potatoes. The figure-friendly cauliflower can be dressed up as a substitute and save you a lot of calories. The problem with mashed potatoes isn’t the potato itself, … Continue reading
Here’s the beloved classic chicken fajitas recipe you can make at home. It’s tasty and the entire family will love it. It’s healthy (depending on the toppings you choose to add). It’s economical. So a a weekly chicken fajitas night … Continue reading
The George Foreman Removable Plate Grill (model GRP1060B) is a fantastic basic grill, but if you’re looking for a unit that will do double-duty as a panini maker, seek out another model. At under $30, this is an entry level countertop grill … Continue reading
This Cuisinart Panini Grill has turned family sandwich night into a gourmet experience! The countop grill replaces almost any pan in my cupboard and pushed our culinary standards for a simple sandwich to new heights! My mother had a Sunbeam … Continue reading