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: Reviews
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
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
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
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
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
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
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