The late author, an engaging comedienne whose career spanned the rise of the movie industry from silent films through TV kinescopes, was also well-known for the candy she made as a hobby. Brief and gentle reminiscences of her career start each section of the recipe book. For those with an urge to do everything themselves, there are recipes for such things as home-made marshmallows and lollipops. For the diet conscious sweet-toothed, there are Miss Pitts' easy to prepare recipes for the low-caloried confection. For the very ambitious, there are chocolate dipping and decoration directions. These unusual candy recipes were collected over a half century period of active interest on the author's part. They came from newspapers, magazines, fellow-enthusiasts and experts. Candy making is a difficult, painstaking art. The directions and the author's helpful comments never attempt to convince anyone otherwise.