BOOK REVIEW: Sally’s Baking Addiction by Sally McKenney

Title: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Author: Sally McKenney
Publication: November 9, 2016
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Genre: Cookbooks
Pages: 192

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Named by Huffington Post as one of the “Top 10 Food Blogs to Watch” in 2013, Sally’s Baking Addiction has skyrocketed in popularity since its inception in late 2011. Baking addict and food blogger, Sally McKenney loves to bake. Her famous Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies won Nestle’s Dark Chocolate contest in 2013, and now, in her first cookbook, Sally shares her baking secrets with fans everywhere. Try her No-Bake Peanut Butter Banana Pie, her delectable Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Cupcakes, or her yummy Marshmallow Swirl S’mores Fudge. Featuring a brand new selection of desserts and treats, the Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook is fully illustrated and offers 75 scrumptious recipes for indulging your sweet tooth–including a chapter of healthier dessert options for those who follow a vegan or gluten-free lifestyle. With dozens of simple, easy-to-follow recipes, you get all of the sweet with none of the fuss!


I absolutely love this cookbook author.  Anything I have ever made by her has turned out absolutely amazing.  I have yet to come across a recipe that I cannot master with her to guide me.  I have watched a few of her shows on Amazon I believe.  My kids were watching her and it took me a little bit to figure out that it is the same person.  So when I checked Amazon for any cookbooks by her and I came across this one I knew that I had to get it.  

Like I said above I love anything that this woman makes. I have yet to find a bad recipe from her.  I had baked a few things from this cookbook but nothing to sneeze at.  The only thing that I am bummed isn’t in this cookbook is her Corn Starch Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Those things are absolutely amazing and my family devours them in a few hours.  I choose 6 random recipes that I thought my family would like.  From dessert bread to cookies.  I think the biggest hit was the Spiced Pumpkin Bars that I made in lieu of my daughter’s birthday cake this year.  The graham cracker crust was absolutely delicious.  I am not sure if I baked the crust right because I did it with my kids and forgot to set a timer when I popped it in the oven.  Oh well, it turned out crispy and delicious and didn’t get soggy with the pie batter.  The one thing I messed up and that is on me is Lemon Poppy-Seed Muffins.  I think it left them in a little bit too long and they were pretty dry by the next day. I am going to bake them again and take them out a little sooner than what I left them in for.  

Another big hit with the family and kids, in particular, was the Oatmeal Scotchies.  I have tried other recipes before and none of them shine as much as this one does.  The other one I tried had corn flakes in them and it just made them so nasty.  This one is delicious and definitely a cookie that you can’t just eat one of them.  Finally one of the last things that I tried was the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread.  It was absolutely delicious.  Sliced with a little piece of butter smeared on it, you can’t get any better than that.  I will definitely be making more things out of this cookbook and certainly remaking some of my favorites.  I have already scooped out some of her other recipes that she has online that I want to try, especially her Swiss Roll Cake that I really want to try this Christmas Season.  If this author comes out with another cookbook I will certainly be in line to buy it. 


Pick up your copy of Sally’s Baking Addiction by Sally McKenney on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or check your local bookstore. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished.

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