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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Category Archives: Dinner
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
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
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
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
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
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
Suddenly my tastes have all run to the Asian culture. My family always told me they don’t like salmon. I’ve tried many recipes to get them to eat more of the oily fish, and I’ve failed each time because usually … Continue reading
The perfect cooked egg is the most difficult task in the kitchen and most necessary. An under cooked egg is not appetizing. An over cooked egg — scrambled or otherwise — is inedible. Poached eggs are an elegant breakfast or dinner. When … Continue reading