I was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. One of my earliest memories is cooking in the kitchen with my grandmother, Daisy Ragsdale. She taught me how to make a variety of candies from scratch, when back then it was a pinch and a dash. We loved looking over cookbooks together, something I enjoy to this day.
It was while engrossed in this pleasure one day that I discovered a recipe for homemade marshmallows. I was immediately taken with the possibility of almost limitless variations - and I was off and running. My first foray into the marshmallow world was a mint creation. After dipping the cut squares into white and dark chocolate, I topped them with toasted coconut and nuts. (Sounded good to me!) I received such an overwhelming response from friends and family that I started experimenting with new and bold flavors. And that’s where this off the wall cookbook came from. Enjoy!
~~ Teresa Wagner ~~