Cranberry and Prosecco Mimosas


I am thrilled to report that this year’s Thanksgiving with the in-laws was a smashing success! Nothing burned, people were mostly on-time, and the food was delish (if I do say so, myself).

Almost everything on the menu at Casa de Crews was made from scratch with less processed ingredients. Except for the rolls, which were store bought, and the Jiffy cornbread I used to make the stuffing.

And you guys, I want to tell you if you like cranberry sauce, use this recipe! It was a hit. Even Jason ate some. And he doesn’t like cranberries, or honey (which was used to sweeten the sauce instead of sugar). He rubbed his stomach like Monica does in the Thanksgiving episode of Friends where Rachel makes a trifle with beef by mistake, lol. I love that man, I swear it.

cranberry and prosecco mimosas

So anyway…cranberries. We had a lot leftover, [see more Thanksgiving leftover ideas on my Pinterest board] and I wanted to do something with them. We are planning to run/walk the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving with friends, and then they’re coming over post run for a quick brunch. I’m excited to see my friends, get a run in (let’s be honest, I’ll probably plan to mostly walk as I have been slacking on training) and drink mimosas before then heading to my parents house for a feast, and family time. I expect it to be a glorious day of gluttony, which will start with these Cranberry and Prosecco Mimosas!

I love mimosas. I prefer prosecco to champagne, but you can use either for this drink; such a festive cocktail, that you can make for any holiday brunch you’re planning this season. Or maybe a cookie swap party. Or just because it’s Tuesday…

cranberry prosecco mimosa

To make: Mix equal parts bubbly, and cranberry juice (not cranberry juice cocktail – this is just extra sugar, and not the real deal). Garnish with fresh cranberries, and fresh sprigs of thyme. Fact: I had never added fresh thyme to a cocktail before – turns out, thyme is a real game changer; try it! That’s all it takes to make this mimosa. So simple, that there is no need for a fomal recipe, my friends.

Simply mix well, and enjoy!



Turkey with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce #SundaySupper

Turkey Mustard Mascarpone Marsala #SundaySupper

At the end of Thanksgiving Day, mom always sends us home with leftover turkey, the occasional bit of mashed potatoes and/or stuffing, should we be so lucky to actually have these glorious sides left, a packet of gravy, and a few pieces of white bread. It’s pure heaven, you guys.

For the last three years, I have hosted my in-laws at Thanksgiving the Sunday before the actual day. It’s nice knowing no one has to try and make it to two or three separate dinners on Thanksgiving, this way.

That also means we always have a ton of our own leftovers, and sometimes by the actual day of Thanksgiving, we’re kind of, sort of done with turkey [but never, ever done with mashed potatoes. How I love thee].

Turkey with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce #SundaySupper

That is where this recipe comes in to play! You will forget you were potentially turkeyed out with this dish, I promise. The mascarpone leaves the sauce rich, and creamy. The hint of dijon makes it more comforty, and less holiday. Is comforty a word? I digress.

The original recipe [here] calls for chicken, but turkey works just as nice. The marsala wine sauce is tasty, savory, and perfect over pasta, leftover mashed potatoes or green beans, cauliflower casserole, or anything else you can imagine, really.

Turkey with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce

*adapted from Giada De Laurentiis


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless, leftover turkey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound cremini, or baby portobella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 1 cup (8 oz) mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  1. Assuming you have pre-cooked, leftover turkey, melt 2 tablespoons of butter to the same skillet over medium-high heat, then add the onion and saute until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute until the mushrooms are tender and the juices evaporate, about 12 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it is reduced by half, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the mascarpone and mustard. Cut the leftover turkey crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Add turkey and any accumulated juices to the skillet.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until the turkey is just cooked through and the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped parsley. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.
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We have a ton of Thanksgiving Leftover ideas today. Make sure to check them all out, below!

Turkey Mascarpone Marsala #SundaySupper


Cranberry Sauce Muffins by The Foodie Army Wife
Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Strata by Ruffles & Truffles
Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins by Magnolia Days
Turkey & Chorizo Breakfast Hash by Brunch with Joy
Italian Mashed Potato Pancakes by The Weekend Gourmet
Cranberry Sauce’d Corn Bread Muffins by Rhubarb and Honey

Main Dish:

Leftover Pie by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles by Foxes Love Lemons
Stuffing Hash by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Turkey Pizza by Meal Diva
Turkey & Caramelized Onion Risotto by kimchi MOM
Turkey with Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce by Casa de Crews
Moroccan Turkey Stew by What Smells So Good?
Peruvian Cilantro & Turkey Soup by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Turkey & Butternut Squash Stew by Cooking Chat
Turkey Kreplach Soup by Panning the Globe
Turkey & Stuffing Crepes by Peaceful Cooking
Cranberry Apple Pecan Chicken Salad by NeighborFood
Herbed Turkey over Cornbread Waffles with Cranberry Sauce by girlichef
Creamy Peanut Gochujang Pasta by Wallflour Girl
Cranberry Sweet Potato Soup by Take A Bite Out of Boca
Turkey Enchilada Pasta Bake by Curious Cuisiniere
Turkey Orzo Risotto by Family Foodie
Turkey Croquettes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Side Dishes:

Cheesy Mashed Potato Croquettes by Noshing with the Nolands
Whipped Carrots with Sriracha Butter by Healthy Delicious
Cranberry-Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes by Momma’s Meals
Cheesy Jalapeño Potato Cakes by Bobbi’s Cozy Kitchen


Cranberry & Turkey Sandwich by The Redhead Baker
Monte Cristo Sandwich by Nik Snacks
Hot Brown Turkey Sandwiches by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Sprouted Grain Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Panini by Amee’s Savory Dish
Turkey Cranberry Flatbread by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Condiments & Sauces:

Cranberry Vinaigrette by Nosh My Way
Leftover White Wine Syrup by Food Lust People Love
DIY Yellow Mustard by The Texan New Yorker


Banana Cheesecake with Pecan Graham Cracker Crust by Desserts Required
Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Gluten-Free Lemon Cake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Spiced Cranberry Sauce Buckle by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Cocktails & Drinks:

Cranberry Orange Crush by The Messy Baker
Cranberry Bellini by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

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how blogging took me out of my comfort zone

I never dreamed that blogging for personal reasons would benefit me in other areas of my life, but I swear it has.

+ Last week, I went away for a business trip. I work for a very large, very corporate company. I won an award and was flown to cold Minnesota for a day, and a half. It was exciting, challenging, and I actually had fun (minus presenting my idea a gazillion times to executives, VPs, and the CEO)! But I was the most entry-level employee at this shindig. It could have been intimadating…but having gone to several blog conferences, I wasn’t as nervous about the networking aspect of my business trip.

Maybe it comes with age, but I didn’t initially know everyone titles, or roles, or experience for this work event. I feel like I jived well with everyone. Something like this would have intimidated me to the point of not going at one time in my life [anyone that knows me now, would probably never think this of me, but it’s true], but I went. If nothing comes of it for me professionally, at least I did it. Not many people in my department will get the opportunity.


+After attending my first blog conference alone last Fall [hey, BlogFete!], I decided I could and would start my own events company. It’s scary, and it is time-consuming, as I work this full-time job, blog on the regular, and attempt to keep a busy social life.

But I am doing it. I met a ton of supportive, and encouraging gals while at BlogFete. I felt so awkward my first night. I only knew Melissa, who was the organizer/creator and was busy playing hostess. I felt like I made a huge mistake in going. But once I set the nerves aside, I had THE best time. To date, it’s still the best blogging conference I have been to. Through it, I made wonderful connections, new friends that get the passion to create things in ways everyone else I know and love may not understand. I have a monthly spot as contributor at The Flair Exchange with it, and several event planners who I message pretty regularly when I have questions regarding my side biz.


Photos by Renee Nicole

Photos by Renee Nicole

+I occasionally get invited to local events here in Tampa Bay. For a while, it was too much. I was afraid to ever decline for fear of never being invited anywhere. But it became more “work” than fun, and I have been better about picking and choosing what I do, and where I go. I’ve made some awesome local, friends. I’ve made new friends that blog, that own restaurants, that just like to explore Tampa like me. If I never said yes to the first invite, I’d not have joined some local groups, and/or made the friends I have. So I have learned to say yes, and also…when to say no from blogging (whoa, that’s deep ya’ll).

+When I went to the Food and Wine Conference this summer, I had no idea what to expect! FWCon was only the second blog conference I had attended, and this time I actually knew people going (and was lucky enough to room with Krystal, and hang with Melissa), and knew there were a lot of folks from the Sunday Supper Movement that I couldn’t wait to meet.



At dinner one night, I sat next to one of the sponsors. We clicked, drank wine, and hung out. Everyone hung out with everyone, really. But I emailed my new marketing friend, and kept in touch, and now I am part of an exciting holiday campaign next month!

Going out of my comfort zone, and attending events alone and reaching out to people I don’t know well…these are not things I would have done three-ish years ago. Blogging has helped me in so many ways. Has blogging ever helped you?


#Thanksgiving Menu – 2014

Thanksgiving is pretty much the time of year where I unintentionally begin to forgo anything healthy and start to eat everything tasty; kind of a crazy thought since I like to think most of the healthier meals I make at Casa de Crews are actually tasty, too.

Though I am determined this year to allow indulgences for the meal of, I hope not to allow them the week, month, and/or season of. This year’s Thanksgiving menu will reflect this idea too – a little bit of healthy, and a little bit of indulgent fun!

We host major holidays the Sunday before with my in-laws, so no one has to travel to two, or three dinners in one day. Ain’t no time for that, for anyone.

This year, we will have 7-8 adults, and 3 kiddos for dinner. I always make too much food, and then we’re stuck with a ton of leftovers, which yea that sounds great in theory, but then we go to my parents house four days later, and do it all again. That’s too much turkey for this kid {mashed potatoes are another story. I digress}.

this guide helped me a ton!

this guide helped me a ton!

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