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Savory Lobster & Corn Cheesecake with a Tequila Sauce


“Cooking with spirits” is this month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge. No, we’re not cooking with Halloween ghosts or los diablos del Dia de los Muertos. It’s booze, folks, and a good time to look through my liquor cabinet and see what’s there. I hardly go into it these days as most visitors drink wine or beer.

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Brunch, Booze and Bagpipes

My friend, Gail, said “Father Time is knocking on my door again“. She wanted to get together with the gals for a birthday brunch on Sunday. Here, in South FL, we have lots of brunch choices from waterfront casual to high-end hotels. We generally tend toward the high-end, like the Four Seasons, for these special celebrations. But, hey, they’re expensive, a little stiff, and you can’t hang out ALL day. Wouldn’t it be more fun to do a brunch at home?

I volunteered to host the brunch at “Casa Nova” and the gals readily agreed.

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Crustless Artichoke, Chard and Italian Cheese Pie

This is a crowd-pleaser. It’s based off an artichoke pie recipe that’s been in my family for decades. A simple recipe that was always done in a store-bought pie shell, but I decided to go crustless and switch up the ingredients a bit. Perhaps it also falls in the quiche or casserole categories. Continue Reading

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