Brandon Profile - (13626854)

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Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Well, I'm in college. I enjoy cooking, reading, music, movies, games, TV, rafting and various other things. I like mixing things that one wouldn't expect to really fit together, like peanut butter and cheese, or habanero and wasabi (in a fusion I like to call Japexican).
My favorite things to cook
Snack foods, shakes, pizzas and quesadillas.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, I learned to bake from my grandmother, who learned to bake from her mother, who likely taught herself, considering the stories I hear don't speak of my great-great-grandmother as much of a domestic goddess. Our tradition is mostly to follow the recipe, substitute things we like when we see fit, and give away the pretty ones, while keeping the less aesthetically appealing (but still tasty) one for ourselves.
My cooking triumphs
I've got making milkshakes down to an instinctive art. Or maybe a science. Not quite sure which.
My cooking tragedies
Basically every attempt to make candy, and several spectacular failures when making sweets/confections.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
The Rebbetzin Chef's Persian Walnut Cookies
These are, without question, some of the best cookies I've ever had or made. Not really hard to make at all, and they have a very distinct flavor. I wound up using pecans instead, since I'm sort of a fan of them, and they turned out wonderfully. My grandmother ate most all of these. She's not usually big on "exotic" ingredients like cardamom or rose water, but she said these cookies were addictive. I'll definitely be making them again, hopefully figuring the egg glaze out this time.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2010

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