Saturday Seven

sept 2016

Hope you’re having a great weekend so far! Baking anything special?

1) I got new head shots taken recently, mostly for a few upcoming projects and to update some pictures on my blog. I may have snuck in a quick family picture or two. Thanks to Jessica Eastern Photography for the beautiful pictures!

2) NEW video for giant cinnamon roll cake!

3) I announced cookbook#3 yesterday. I’ve been working on Sally’s Cookie Addiction’s table of contents for the past 6 months and will begin shooting and writing the cookbook in a couple weeks. Fall 2017!

4) We went to our friends’ house for dinner last night, mostly to play with their adorable baby girl. Brought over a fresh batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

5) I minored in advertising in college, so I often check out Adweek online. I stumbled across this article on internet-famous dogs and can’t stop giggling at the term “dog influencers.” HA! Also, I may follow more dogs on Instagram than humans. And yes, my dogs have an account too. I’m one of those people.

6) How to make classic tiramisu, crunchy no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars, sesame chicken noodle stir-fry in 30 minutes, and caramel coconut chocolate chip bars.

7) One of my beloved partners, Red Star Yeast, just told me they have a BOGO coupon for their Platinum yeast! Print it out and STOCK UP for Fall and holiday baking season.

Coming up next week: the official start of Fall comes with a new pumpkin recipe!



  1. nichola on September 17, 2016 at 5:44 am

    just watched the video for the giant cinnamonroll cake, it looks ah-mazing! 🙂

  2. Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It on September 17, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Awesome family photo! 🙂 Bring on those pumpkin recipes, so excited! And I’m ecstatic about the cookbook too!!!

  3. Kasey on September 17, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Super cute family pic!!

  4. Patricia @Sweet and Strongt on September 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Yay for new pumpkin recipes!  It doesn’t feel like Fall for me until I bake something pumpkin.  But my husband requested chocolate chip cookies this weekend, so that’s what I’ll be baking.  I follow all your tips so making dough tonight and baking tomorrow, if we don’t eat all the raw cookie dough, hehe 😉  Love your family photo! 

  5. june on September 17, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Oh my goodness Sally – you are not nice to our waistlines:)

    That cinnamon roll cake looks divine. I wish we could bake together all day!!

  6. Carol on September 17, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Thank you for sharing your family photo…such a great pic. We are celebrating my husband’s birthday today and instead of his usual strawberry cake he has requested that I make your Smores pie! (I made it a couple of weeks ago and he is still raving about it}

    • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 11:09 am

      I hope you all loved the s’mores pie. Perfect bday treat!

  7. Hayley on September 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Bring on the pumpkin recipes! I already have a half-full tub of pumpkin puree sitting in my fridge waiting to be used. Eyeing your pumpkin oatmeal creme pies and oatmeal cookies, which one do you prefer, Sally? And also, I LOVE that photo at the top of you and Kevin and the two dogs. Everyone looks so happy and natural 🙂 It looks like Jude and Franklin don’t mind having their pictures taken. 

    • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 11:08 am

      I kind of prefer the pumpkin oatmeal cookies! 🙂 Did you end up baking anything with pumpkin this weekend?

      • Hayley on September 19, 2016 at 1:28 pm

        Pumpkin scones! Just like the ones at Starbucks but better. Have you tried making pumpkin scones for your blog yet, Sally? They were so good 🙂 

      • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 1:50 pm

        YUM. I haven’t discovered a great recipe for pumpkin scones yet. Which recipe did you use?

      • Hayley on September 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

  8. peppermint Dolly on September 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

    “Dog influencers” is definitely a new one for me – made me giggle too!!


  9. Laura @ The Bluenose Baker on September 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful family pictures! I love your front porch with the swing – can’t wait to see more pics of your house as you get things finished up. I’m thinking about baking some of your brown sugar pop tarts. I’m craving pop tarts like crazy and apparently they don’t sell that flavour in Canada anymore!

  10. Lori on September 17, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Beautiful family picture and that puppy is sooo adorable, and Jude is a handsome boy!

    • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Thank you Lori <3

  11. Lulu on September 18, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Dear Sally

    I follow you from beautiful SW France, we get fabulous pumpkins but no canned pumpkin! Please could you post a pumpkin purée recipe for baking. love the pups, have a chunky chocolate Labrador constantly at my heels in the kitchen! I am actually British from the UK.
    Thank you for posting g weights too as I’m not so good with cups! Too much room for error even when I follow the method for cups properly, creating a flour storm!
    The leaves here will soon also be gorgeous bronze with fall on the way after hitting 38C this summer! 

    Kind regards

  12. Austria Azaceta on September 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Sally!
    Love the family photo!! And that porch swing is everything!! 
    Big congratulations on your 3rd cookbook!! I will be eagerly awaiting its release as cookies are definitely my most favorite thing to bake. I’ve recently made your sand dollar cookies & the chunky peanut butter cookies to send my brother for his birthday. And right now I have the dark chocolate coconut blondies cooling.  Those blondies are SO good (i snuck a taste, couldn’t wait) & i’m not even into coconut like that… 
    Have a wonderful week! Can’t wait to see what pumpkin goodies you’ve come up with! 🙂

    • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thanks so much Austria… and I KNEW you’d be excited!

  13. Mary Ann Rollano on September 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks Sally. I love #5! Love dogs. I adopted a 2 yo corgi-golden rescue a year ago. Her name is Maya. I trained and certified her as a therapy dog. She is the gentlest dog I’ve ever seen. My daughter created an Instagram account for her! @oh_maya_gosh_
    Maybe I should post her on my blog. She is such a love!

    • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 10:42 am

      So cute!!!

  14. Maria on September 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Congrats on the 3rd cookbook. Cookies are definitely my favorite! I made your iced pumpkin coffee cake on Saturday. I have made it several times but forgot how much I loved it! Bought 2 more cans of pumpkin today at the supermarket. Love the family photo, it’s adorable. 

    • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Thank you so much Maria– and that coffee cake is ALWAYS a favorite!

  15. Andrea Mann on September 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    i made your mimosa and snickers cupcakes for a large birthday party this weekend. Wonderful recipes!!!!!! Thank you so much!

    • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 10:38 am

      I don’t think I could choose which cupcake I like better!

  16. Jessica Mullins on September 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Beautiful family photo!! This weekend is going great! I have a 4 month old baby who is having a little intolerance toward dairy so I’ve been eating dairy free while breastfeeding. So this weekend I attempted some dairy free blondies, and they turned out really great!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend and looking forward to hearing more about the new cookbook!

    • Sally on September 19, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Thanks so much Jessica– and testing out new recipes and methods of baking is always a fun adventure.

  17. Diane on September 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I wanted to send you a picture of my daughter, homeschooled, as she was making your cinnamon sugar super pretzels.  She did it all on her own and she was so proud and they turned out fantastic.  We look forward to making many more of your recipes, I was not sure how to send you the picture.  You would enjoy the look on her face.  Thank you again



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