Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Whew! It’s been a busy last few months. We FINALLY got back up and running. Blasted plumbers were crazy slow. Like 10 weeks slow. Anyway, it’s all good now. AND we decided to take that time that we were down locally, to branch out and build our online presence! I am super excited to announce that we have opened an Etsy shop! We now ship our candy and select desserts all over the US.

Christmas was very busy, everyone wants old fashioned, traditional candy and we are honored to provide it. We use the same recipes my mammy did the whole time I was growing up. Every bite brings back memories of my mammy cooking Sunday dinner. From potato candy, to homemade caramels to southern divinity, we’ve got it.

I decided to include my mammy’s potato candy recipe so you can bring back memories of your own, or if it’s your first time…make new ones!

Potato Candy

1 medium potato

1 bag of powdered sugar

2 teaspoons butter

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Approximately 1/3 cup peanut butter


Boil potato until soft, drain

Add butter and milk

Use a hand masher and mash potatoes completely, add 1/3 bag of powdered sugar

Continue hand mashing until it’s a soupy mess!

Add more powdered sugar until a dough forms, still slightly tacky

Turn out onto parchment paper sprinkled with powdered sugar, knead well

Add powdered sugar just a little at a time until no longer sticky.

Pat dough out into a rectangle and spread with peanut butter

Roll into a log and chill

This is a delicious candy with almost the consistency of fudge. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Thanks for reading and we’ll bring you a new recipe soon!

#glutenfree #potatocandy #oldfashionedcandy


Gluten and dairy free!

While I wait not so patiently for our shop to reopen to the public, I have still been fulfilling cake orders. This is my latest. I loved it! It’s not often that a cake comes together just the way I want, but in was so pleased this one cooperated.

Birthday cake!

This is for my oldest son’s birthday. He has been begging for a gaming computer so we are getting him an alienware gaming computer for his 16th birthday. It won’t be delivered in time for his birthday tomorrow so I made him this cake to serve as a hint. He cried! Actual tears! He was so happy…it was worth every penny. And I 

got a hug! A true, full on hug and I even got an I love you!

Bakery blues and bathroom issues.

Good morning! Advice appreciated if you don’t mind. Please??  Usually, I would be taking my children to school and getting to Sugar Fix Now to open up shop. Usually. You see, I own a small bakery. I don’t have a stand alone store front,though. I am located inside a shop called Nona’s Market. We are comprised of local artists and vendors, mainly women small business owners, all under one roof. But for a while now, we have been battling plumbing issues. Plumbers were supposed to be here in June to fix said issues. They came in, figured out what was wrong and what needed to be done. Then they complained about what needed to be done. A lot. I know, right? However, since I don’t own the building, I just had to roll with it. Anyway, they just showed up. For a 2 day job. A 2 day job has lasted 2 weeks. The yard is still taped off, sink and grease trap are still in the middle of the floor, bathroom is still unusable. Can you believe the plumbers came around looking for a snack and expecting to see sweets in the case? And then told me I should have stayed open. With no water hooked up. And that I should keep a bucket of soapy water to wash our hands with. All I could do was stare at him. And glare. There has been a lot of glaring going on. We just opened shop in January.  We have not had time to build a huge customer base. Nona’s Market moved from downtown to this new location at the end of May. I knew there would be a period of rebuilding our daily walk ins. But, we have had to be closed off and on since the beginning of June. We are going to have to completely start over. I am not marketing savvy. I mean, come on, I don’t even know how blogging works. So, instead of being at my shop, selling my awesome baked goods and homemade candies…I’m at home. Figuring out how I’m going to effectively relaunch Sugar Fix Now. And learning how to blog. Still not sure I’m doing it right. 

Our beginnings.

Ok, so everyone told me I need a blog. Do people actually read these things?? I am really just now learning what a blog is. So bear with me. Please. I will be posting day to day Sugar Fix Now’s successes, failures and funnies.  But first I will tell you about us. We are a small bakery located in Owensboro, KY. My name is Tracy Greer. My husband, Tom, and I own and operate Sugar Fix Now. We wear all hats, owner, operator, manager, dish washer, cashier, floor sweeper, accountant and delivery driver. Not to mention baker and decorator. We love what we do because we get to bake smiles!  We offer traditional baked goods as well as gluten free and dairy free items. That has been a learning experience! I have had quite a few gluten free FAILS. Especially bread. But let’s not go there. The first few loaves were dense enough to be used as door stops. Most of the time my 2 children like to be my recipe guinea pigs, but I couldn’t even get THEM to try the bread. The brats. However, I have come a long way since that failure. I have learned to do several gluten and dairy free products quite well. But I still don’t sell GF bread. 🙂