Western & Beyond

Juicy spicy, savory, sweet marinated pork beautifully charred, topped with sweet & sour pickled daikon & carrots between two heavenly soft, fluffy rolls.

Gochujang Pork Steak Sliders

Juicy spicy, savory and sweet marinated pork shoulder steaks... beautifully charred and topped with sweet and sour pickled daikon and carrots smack be...
Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Wings - Crispy and juicy wings tossed in a blueberry BBQ sauce that has the perfect balance of savory, spicy, sweet and tangy.

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Wings

This post is sponsored by Honest Cooking and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.If you're familiar with my rants... my freezer space rant to be e...
Cheesy Slopyy Joe Puff Pastry Rolls - Ooeey gooey cheese and delicious sloppy joes stuffed in crisp and flaky puff pastry and topped with more cheese.

Cheesy Sloppy Joes Puff Pastry Rolls

Ooeey gooey cheese and delicious sloppy joes stuffed in crisp and flaky puff pastry and topped with more cheese.Ever since this Asian tummy la...
Cajun Chicken & Shrimp Alfredo Ziti - No dairy Alfredo sauce yet super creamy & delicious with smoky & hot tender Cajun chicken & juicy shrimp.

Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo Ziti

Ok. So I've deduced that I'm weird. Like a pink monkey wearing a tutu and dancing ballet weird.You see, I have a love hate relationship with milk ...

Beetroot Bread

Pink bread.Need I say more?My sister's to blame for this. Apparently she bought beetroot (aka beet) to make soup with potatoes but she used up...
Chipotle Lime Tenders

Sweet Fire Chipotle Lime Tenders

If you conduct a "chicken search" on Curious Nut, you'll find out two things.1. As how Derek puts it, I'm passionately playing my role in depopula...

Carrot Cake Crumble Muffin

Couple weeks back, Mr. V and I finally visited the Griffith Observatory.  I say finally because we've been in L.A. for over a year but have never step...
Spicy Jerk Shrimp

Spicy Jerk Shrimp

Last month, I made some Jerk Chicken.Whole chicken thighs Jerk Chicken.I ran into a small problem. I needed to test taste the marinade. I can'...
Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad

Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad

Mr. V and I, we don't do salads at home. At least not often.Whenever we eat out and there's salad as a side, well... we welcome it with open arms ...

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

The perks of being the wife of a composer is that you get to go to recording studios. I love being in the studios. You can sit in the booth where reco...