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.
Category Archives: Dinner
What the heck is a rösti? I’m always a little angry, and a little excited, when I hear new potato recipes on cooking shows. I am 100 percent Irish, but raised American, and Americans think they invented fried potatoes. My … Continue reading
A basic pot roast should be part of every home cook’s repertoire. Pot roast is made from inexpensive cuts of beef, and is cooked for a long period until it becomes tender and falls apart. There is no real timing … Continue reading
I’ve watched in amazement, and a little horror, as stores report a lack of supplies this week. Amazon’s Prime Pantry temporarily closed, and other store delivery services are being overwhelmed by online shoppers. People are racing to the stores (and … 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
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