Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker


Welcome to my kitchen! I’m so happy you’re here. Grab a cookie, take a seat, and let me introduce myself.


I’m Sally. I like to take pictures, write, and bake. Scratch that, I’m addicted to baking. The kitchen is where my creative juices flow and Sally’s Baking Addiction is where I can share it with all of you. Often with mega amounts of sprinkles and even more exclamation points.

I’m a self-taught, mom-taught, grandma-taught baker. I live in Maryland with my husband, Kevin, and our baby girl, Noelle. We have two rescue dogs, Jude and Franklin. My favorite dessert is apple pie, coffee keeps me sane, running keeps me content, and watching Friends reruns keeps me laughing. I also type run-on sentences, read cookbooks as if they were novels, and enjoy staying in my pajamas as long as possible.


I started this blog to document my life after college, mostly to share the recipes I baked on the weekends. I was in my mid-twenties, working in finance, and felt a little lost in both my career and life. I tapped into my memories from the kitchen when I was younger, picked up a camera, and the rest is history.

A year and a half after launching my blog, I quit my full time job to build Sally’s Baking Addiction into a business. Since then, I’ve written, photographed, and published 3 cookbooks (this onethis one, and this one) and hired 2 assistants, Stephanie and Hilari, to help me manage the business. The work is endless but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! I’m grateful this has been my path in life.

My cookbook and blog recipes are classic and approachable, inspired by my favorite seasonal flavors and recipes passed down in my family. I also enjoy writing informational posts about different baking techniques and how to use proper ingredients to achieve the best results. I want us all to learn, grow, and have confidence in the kitchen. My goal is to help readers feel like a master in the kitchen! And, more importantly, I want everyone to enjoy the experience of making really really good desserts. In butter and chocolate, we unite!


If you’re new here, let me help you navigate.

  • My recipe page shows all of my recipe categories with photos.
  • The FAQ page is a helpful resource if you have a general question.
  • For more information about how to start and build a blog, take a peek at my blogging posts.
  • Interested in learning key baking techniques and some quick tricks? Check out my Baking Basics Series.
  • And in between all the recipes, lets have coffee breaks together.
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Keeping in Touch

There are many ways we can keep in touch. Subscribe via email to have recipes sent straight to your inbox– for FREE! Feel free to comment on my blog posts or you can email me anytime. I reserve the right to remove promotional links, abusive and/or hurtful comments.

To contact me regarding freelance work, food photography, or sponsorships, visit my Work With Me page.

I truly hope Sally’s Baking Addiction can serve as your online recipe repertoire. I’m thankful you’re here to join the baking adventure!