What It’s Like to Write a Cookbook

In pictures.

recipes and recipe notes

caramel corn in a white bowl with peanuts

sink full of dishes

2 images of candied nuts in a colorful bowl and squares of fudge on a white plate

overhead image of lucky charms cereal with marshmallow mixture in a saucepan with a green spatula

caramel mixture in a saucepan on the stove

squares of cookies and cream fudge on a white plate

kitchen counter with ingredients and kitchen tools

peanut butter blossoms on a white plate

bags of nuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch morsels, white chocolate chips, and chocolate bars

overhead image of pretzel rods with a glass jar filled with caramel and a variety of toppings in glass bowls

kitchen table filled with desserts and bowls and notebooks

squares of assorted fudge varieties on a white plate

Sally's Candy Addiction text

I forget what a tidy kitchen looks like. I keep Nestle Toll House in business. I’ve accidentally gone out in public with chocolate smears on my face, twice. My dishwasher is on constant. I made 19 batches of caramel until I landed on the perfect combination of ingredients. I have 4 back up batteries for my camera and approximately 36 lbs of sugar in my pantry.

Because of your support, friendship, and encouragement I decided to write and photograph another cookbook for you. Sally’s Candy Addiction. 75+ recipes for fudge, truffles, toffee, caramel, chocolate covered everything, brittle, bark, plus two chapters of recipes baked WITH your favorite candy (that’s why I asked you!).

Coming Fall 2015. Yes, this year!

overhead image of caramel in a saucepan with a wood spoon


  1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking says:

    Oh girl, I had no idea you were doing another cookbook and I’m super happy for you. Not to mention how excited you’re writing a cookbook based on candies alone.

    I’m sure you know me and my massive candy addition. Candy makes the world go around for me. I can’t wait until this one is released. If I were in ths US, I’d probably be waiting first in line at the bookshop for it too.

    Yay! Super proud of you and all you’ve accomplished. 🙂

    1. Thank you Lisa!! xoxo

  2. Aria @ agirlandacat says:

    Cookbooks must be so fun to write – especially candy ones! I hope all goes well! Your photography is amazing and your posts seriously make me hungry! Good luck and I can’t wait to see your future posts!

  3. Madeline | My Fitter Life says:

    I’m so excited for you!

  4. Yay! You GOT this 🙂 Im so happy for you! I’m probably one of the few teenagers who have read every single one for your blog posts <3

  5. I’d love to know how you cut your fudge SO perfectly.

    I can’t make such beautiful neat squares, even when I cool it.


    1. Very sharp knife, very quick cuts, and rinse/wipe your knife clean between each cut.

      1. Thanks!! I’ll be sure to practice this 🙂

  6. Linda KENNEDY says:

    Where can I purchase your first cookbook? I just found your blog. The recipes look wonderful and I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Here you go! http://www.amazon.com/Sallys-Baking-Addiction-Irresistible-Sweet-Tooth/dp/1937994341

  7. wow, you even know how to make messy kitchen or sink look gorgeous and nice! I love your work, you are truly an artist 😉

  8. I love to make candy, but I can never get the chocolate on the truffles to look nice. You make it look easy! Is it? I am looking forward to your new book.

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