Sally McKenney is a professional food photographer, cookbook author, and baker. Her kitchen-tested recipes and thorough step-by-step tutorials give readers the knowledge and confidence to bake from scratch. Sally has been featured on Good Morning America, HuffPost, Taste of Home, People and more.
While I always include detailed step-by-step directions and photos for every recipe I publish, my team and I know how helpful it can be to actually watch a recipe come together. We’ve filmed hundreds of recipe tutorials!
If you’d like to learn the basics of baking, you’re in the right place—I have plenty of tips to share! The knowledge I’ve learned over the years has created a fantastic foundation on which I can build and share with readers.
Here is my favorite gingerbread cookies recipe and one of the most popular Christmas cookie recipes on this website. Soft in the centers, perfectly spiced, molasses and brown sugar-sweetened holiday goodness.
One reader says:“Delicious cookies and your directions are perfect and easy to follow. Thanks for the baking time differences they really helped with different size cutters. Will be saving this one for all future gingerbread cookies!”
Because I focus most of my time and effort on baking, when it comes to cooking, my priorities are quick, easy, and nutritious—while still tasting delicious, of course! Here you’ll find some of my family’s favorite dishes, including black bean burgers, chicken pot pie, and 20-minute honey garlic shrimp.
My team and I believe that celebrations call for cake! Here you’ll find cakes of all flavors and sizes, and levels of difficulty ranging from very easy berry icebox cake to more challenging vertical cake.
No recipe makes you feel more accomplished than a completely from-scratch pie such as apple pie, blueberry pie, or pumpkin pie. This section includes all my favorite pie recipes and most helpful success tips, all intended to boost your pie-making confidence.
Bakers of all skill levels, including beginners, love these easy-to-follow recipes. These recipes don’t require any special tools, techniques, or unusual ingredients. You might be surprised by how many recipes you (or your kids) can accomplish!