Hi there! I’m Nichole Crews, the MRS. at Casa de Crews. A blog that began after my husband, Jason, and I were married in 2011, and I felt the need to write about our newlywed journey (we were the first of our friends to say, “I do!” and blogs weren’t quite a thing when we began).
As the oldest of four kids, I have many memories of helping both of my parents in the kitchen, and as I grew older, becoming the primary dinner-maker to get food on the table for our family of six, while mom and dad were still at work. I’ve loved menus, throwing parties created around said menus, and cookbooks ever since I can remember!
But in my early 20’s, I forgot about the meal planning, and cooking as I worked to support myself, and wanted to spend any extra funds I had on eating out, and exploring Tampa Bay. It wasn’t until my husband began law school, that I had to recall the days of properly meal prepping to make sure we both ate well during the week, and didn’t blow our newly joined bank account budget by eating out all the time.
Now that Jason’s an attorney, he still doesn’t have much time to cook (it turns out, law school was just a preview of how busy he’d be for the rest of forever), but he has enough time that he does help out with dinner at least once a week. He’s also a realllllly good home cook, so sometimes we’re competitive. And truth be told, he’s a better baker than I am. I am a boxed mix kind of girl. I have zero shame about this.
This site has grown, and changed so much since my first little post. When you visit here, you’ll mostly find healthy recipes on Casa de Crews (I like to follow the 90/10 rule when eating, most of the time), with a few life posts sprinkled in throughout, including decor (we bought our first home, a true 1980’s fixer upper in 2015), at-home entertaining ideas – I love a good shindig, and the occasional post about random life happenings, including our Tampa travels (I love my city!), and oversharing photos of my dogs, Gigi and Oskar. Thanks for visiting <3
Let’s be foodies friends! Feel free to contact me – I like hearing from you. Emails can be sent to casadecrews [at] gmail [dot] com. Of course, you can *always* leave a comment on a recent post, or ask a question on Facebook. You can also join our Facebook Group, Foodie Friends of Casa de Crews – my favorite little place on the internet (besides this blog), where fellow food lovers connect daily about what we’re making for dinner, and share our favorite recipes.
You can ‘like’ Casa de Crews on Facebook and follow along on Twitter (do people still tweet tho?) I can easily be found on Instagram, Pinterest, and Foodgawker. I’m also a contributor for HSN, and Sprouts. My recipes have been featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Elle Decor, and Good Housekeeping, among others.
Have a recipe question, an idea for an upcoming post, or would like to work together? I’d LOVE to hear from you! Please email me, and I will reply as soon as possible.