Brandon Profile - (10903133)

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Home Town: Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA
Living In: Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
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Aug. 15, 2010 9:12 am 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2010 5:00 pm
For Jesse's birthday I decided I wanted to make a homemade cake.  As of July I owned 1 9-inch cake pan and 1 rubber spatula.  I talked to a friend of mine and mentioned I was planning to bake the birthday cake myself, and she offered to let me borrow some of her Wilton supplies that were a… MORE
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About this Cook
My name is Brandon and I live in eastern TN (tri-cities). I started cooking when I moved out of mom and dad's (eat or starve, right?). I never thought that I would really enjoy cooking much; it always seemed like just a chore. I remember making my very first meal (breaded baked chicken with canned garlic bread sticks haha) and having such a fun time creating something. Since then I have expanded my culinary knowledge, talent, and kitchen gadget collection. I have a dream to one day quit my day job and work in a bakery (I love bread!), but until then I work as a speech pathologist to pay the bills :). I love talking with cooks, so feel free to send me a comment anytime!
My favorite things to cook
I'd try to cook anything. But I really enjoy bread and pastry. I just received a stand mixer for christmas so kneading bread is now as easy as flipping a switch, which is going to make for some serious carb consumption :p. I've just started trying out pastry dough, which is fun but challenging. I also love to create pasta dishes--I would love to someday buy the pasta machine attachments for my stand mixer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Candy cane spritz cookies with mom at Christmas, homemade buttermilk biscuits with mamaw when I was 4, Sunday dinner fried chicken with cornbread (I don't cook that way any more haha).
My cooking triumphs
Not burning my apartment down yet :). I feel proud of anything that turns out beautifully and tastes great (or even edible haha).
My cooking tragedies
Broiled eggplant....the only thing yet that I can say I couldn't finish. The recipe was from a "college cookbook" and called to soak sliced eggplant in balsamic vinegar and worchestershire and then broil or grill....Mine was so tart and soggy...maybe I didn't cook it long enough? Also, the first time I ever used my slowcooker I made tamale pie, and dropped the rubber band used to transport the ceramic dish and keep the lid on into the didn't melt but it gave my tamale pie a nice rubber undertone :).
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Chicken Enchiladas I
Mixture was too thin with the substitution of green chilies over peppers, I will omit the 1/2 c water next time

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2013
Marshmallow Fondant
I tried the KA method with marshmallow cream; not successful. I used my mixer attachment which just clogged and stopped turning. I ended up having to remove the "batter" by hand, dump onto a powdered work surface and just work it by hand. Did you use the dough hook attachment?? I would recommend just using a 13 oz jar of marshmallow fluff and plenty of powdered sugar. Work it by hand until you get the consistently you're after.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2010
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