Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

Today.

Today I hold Sally’s Candy Addiction finished manuscript.

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My heart is racing, my fingers are shaking, and I’m full of emotion as I type. This has been the tallest mountain I’ve ever hiked, the longest race I’ve ever ran, the most challenging test I’ve ever taken, and the biggest project I’ve ever completed.

6 months. 200 pages. 49,000 words. 4,000 photos edited down to 300. 131 test recipes shrank down to 75 winners. And those were tested too.

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Tempering chocolate, step photos, gram measurements, cooking brittle, decoding toffee, how to dip candies, make ahead instructions, chocolate dipped everything, candy apples, 9 truffles, 10 fudges, cake pops (from scratch!), bark, pralines, buttercreams, peanut butter galore, taffy, 2 kinds of marshmallows, 2 caramel corn recipes, caramel apples, caramel turtles, caramel for dipping, honey brittle, buckeyes, clusters, rum balls, sweet snacks, and more. Oh, and a chapter home to 14 recipes baked with candy including milky way cake, deep dish candy pie, cupcakes, cheesecake, cookies, homemade ice cream and more.

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I’m thrilled to share this manuscript with the world on September 29th 2015. Thank you for your support and excitement.

You can preorder on Amazon.

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Now, LET’S FREAKIN’ CELEBRATE.

71 comments

  1. You go! 6 months seems like no time at all to perfect that many recipes! And I’m extra excited now that I know it all becomes available on my birthday! 😀

  2. So exciting! Congratulations lady, that is incredible. YOU are incredible! 🙂 I will be placing my copy on pre-order as soon as it’s available with my indie bookshop!

    (Note: I rocked the apple pir bars from your first book this weekend for an in-law tea date. SO great. Fail-proof, wonderful recipes. I love your first book and I’m thrilled for its sequel. Never. Stop. Baking and/or writing.)

  3. Congratulations Sally! I hope you are super proud of yourself! You really are an inspiration to those of us who read your blog, bake your recipes, and have our own addiction to Sally’s Baking Addiction 🙂
    I can’t wait to order my own copy, although I think I’m going to wait to purchase it when I’m in the USA so it feels extra special! Then I’m going to buy about three more for Christmas presents. You are one special lady Sally, and you sprinkle our lives with sweetness from your magical blogging wand 🙂

  4. Hooray Sally!

    You did it!

    I can’t wait for the book to hit stores (yeep!)

    Now, relax. Enjoy the savory parts of life for a bit

    But just for a bit, I need my baking recipe fix from your blog! 😉 😉

  5. Congratz Sally! You soooo deserve it and i am soooo happy for you.
    You should feel sooo proud of yourself. We all are proud of you xxxx 🙂

  6. You’re my hero! This book is going to be amazing. Candy is always a wonderful gift or treat for the family. I really can’t wait.

  7. Congratulations, Sally! I’m so happy for you, and I’m excited for all of us who will get some amazing candy (and candy cheesecake, holy cow!) recipes 😉 Take a much-deserved break and decompress!!

  8. What a HUGE achievement!! Congratulations, Sally!!!

  9. Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment! While I bake a ton, candy is something I don’t normally make much of, but needless to say i may have probably just pre-ordered anyways! Nothing like a new cookbook with great pictures to get me started making candies!

  10. Congratulations…how amazing! I can’t wait to see it! Just in time for the holidays too…we can all start making candy now! 🙂 LOVE the truffles and caramels on the plate photo..wish that were right in front of me right now!

    Congratulations to you…must feel like a big weight off of your back! 🙂

  11. Sally, CONGRATS! I hope you take some time just to celebrate and SOAK IT IN. So happy for you!

  12. Congratulations!!!

  13. Congrats Sally!!! I am so happy for you! Can’t wait to see the final results! You should be so proud of yourself…go take a vacation girlfriend! 🙂

  14. What a busy weekend it was for you. It probably was the biggest relief for you to finally hit ‘save’ for the last time.

    I know it’s gonna be a blockbuster of a cookbook. You’re loved worldwide.
    BTW, I pre-ordered it. 🙂 but release date is so far! I cant wait.

    2 more things… 1) I made your blueberry muffins from the first cookbook and the ultimate magic bars this past weekend. They were loved by whoever had them.
    2) It just dawned on me that it looks like on the cover of your new cookbook it says by Sally McKenney… since you got married you didn’t change your last name?

    • Thank you for pre-ordering Iram! 1) both great recipes for sure. 2) I’m keeping McKenney as my author name for consistency though Quinn is my legal name.

  15. Sally!!
    Congratulations on finishing your 2ND cookbook!! How aswesome!! I am SUPER excited for it & will be preordering mine this week!! Cannot wait to start making candy….. 🙂 Homemade candy gifts for everyone come Christmas!
    I just made your powdered sugar donuts from the first book & LOVE them! So so good…. Thank you so much for sharing your baking genius with the world & making us all look good…… 🙂

  16. Oh wow, I’m so incredibly proud of you! You’ve put such a giant amount of work and effort into this book that it can become nothing but a huge success 🙂 I’m definitely going to get my own copy ♥

  17. Just pre-ordered! Can’t wait!

    And I cannot not share my baking list:)
    28. Mighty mango muffins ( from the cookbook)
    27. Mocha chip biscotti
    26. Chocolate dipped almond biscotti
    25. Fresh strawberry cupcakes
    24. Death by chocolate brownies (from the cookbook)
    23. Brown sugar glazed Apple bread (from the cookbook)
    22. Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake
    21. Rainbow chocolate chip cookies (from the cookbook)
    20. Vanilla Crepes (from the cookbook!)
    and rest not going to paste again!

  18. Congratulations! You must best the proudest person in the world. Could you imagine 5 years ago that you were going to write 2 + cookbooks and have an amazingly successful blog?! You are an inspirations!

  19. Just preordered it, can’t wait to have it in my hands! You really are amazing to finish a whole cookbook in such a short time!

  20. Congratulations!! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!! =)

  21. Congratulations Sally! It sounds like a wonderful cookbook! Can’t wait!

  22. Congrats, Sally! I’d say this calls for cocktails and candy. I can’t wait for your new book.

  23. I’m reading this while testing another recipe for the fifth time and wondering how you keep up with the daily grind of blogging AND write, develop and test recipes for a book all within six months! I’d love to read a post about what one of those weeks actually looked liked for you. Did you actually sleep or eat? lol! (no really:) Congrats on finishing the book! I can’t wait to read it!

    • Hahaha no, I barely slept. If I’m going to be honest, it was pretty grueling for awhile there! I had to really plan ahead and I followed a strict schedule in terms of testing and shooting the recipes. Needless to say, I’m VERY happy I’m finished!

  24. Congratulations!!! You are such an inspiration Sally. I wish you huge success. 🙂

  25. Congratulations! You deserve a celebration – maybe Kevin can make YOU dinner?! 😉 Excited to get this cookbook as I love the first one…Will also be giving it as gifts this year and am excited about that also, hee hee. Enjoy!

  26. Many congratulations Sally on such a milestone! I’m excited to get the new book. I have all my candy making supplies ready to go, can’t wait (and neither can my test-tasters)!! 🙂

  27. Congrats on finishing that Sally! I look forward to seeing all of your creations!

  28. Wow!!!! can’t wait to start making those 75 recipes!!!!…I’m already dreaming with your book, because those candies look amazing…
    P.S. I don’t know how can you handle the blogging-testing-retesting-writting a book and yet I can feel your energy on every post… I’m your fan!!!!

  29. Congratulations Sally!! Can’t wait to start making candy for the kiddies birthday party’s. 🙂

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