Posts By: Melody

Strawberry and White Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

It’s strawberry season and I find that sometimes when we buy a big case of strawberries, I end up freezing them or throwing them away if they get too ripe. I found a quart size bag of them in the freezer that my husband had cored and washed. I saw it and thought how yummy… Read more »

Grandma Jessie’s Lemon Poppyseed Cake

I have the world’s best Mother-In-Law. I’m not kidding. She raised the best man I know, is sweet and unconditionally loving and at a family gathering last year she brought this cake that became my new obsession. My husband’s Grandmother Jessie passed this recipe down to her Daughter-In-Law,Alice, and then Alice(whom I now call Mom)passed… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day Almond Butter Cups

Looking for a quick and fun treat to make this St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve got one just for you that I concocted out of 2 (yes you read that right) ingredients! This is a variation of  the beloved Peanut Butter Cup and can be whipped up in about 10 minutes. It’s great for those with… Read more »

Tzatziki at Home

A couple weeks back I decided I would have a Greek themed dinner. Since I was going for Mediterranean style food I had to make one of my favorites, Tzatziki! If you’ve never had tzatziki, it’s a light , creamy dip with a bit of tang and a whole lot of flavor and I could… Read more »

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

But when it comes to a yummy weekend brunch, my honey has limited options. He gets tired of eggs and fruit so I make these Banana Pancakes as a special little treat for breakfast and he loves to snack on the leftovers throughout the day or as long as they last. It’s a great option for those loved ones who need gluten free!

Homemade Applesauce Donuts

Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do? A wise man,by the name of Homer Simpson,once voiced this feeling that I will bet we all have. I have to be honest about something-Rachel and I have been known to polish off a whole box by ourselves, all the while, arguing the side of  powdered over plain… Read more »

Pirate Booty Cupcakes

There are times in life when all you can do is put one foot in front of the other and hope not to trip. This is one of those times in our families lives. I have been so busy planning my wedding (only 10 days away!!!) that baking, unfortunately, was the last thing on my… Read more »

Texas Sheet Cake

I know I say a lot of things are my favorites, but this recipe really is! I remember when my mom would make this when I was growing up. I could walk in the house and sniff the distinct scent of the chocolate and cinnamon and know exactly what my siblings and I were in… Read more »

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

I will admit it. I have been known to pay a pretty penny for random desserts that I dream about. There is a certain dessert company that sells it’s goods in cafe’s across town. They have a whoopie pie to die for with a splash of cinnamon and brown sugar. After paying almost $4 for… Read more »

Homemade Almond Joys

  As I type this…..I may or may not be counting down the days until the Lenten season is over (4 days if you were wondering). As with every other year I gave up sugar (on of my vices) and Sunday just can’t get here quick enough so I can eat the Girl Scout Cookies… Read more »

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

Rachel's Latest Answer

Question: Star, from Macon, GA Asks: What type of food will I need if I’m hosting a sip and shop? Rachel’s Answer: Hi Star, there’s really no wrong answer here. When I’ve hosted shopping events in the past I tend to focus on light and fun appetizers like Cheddar Apple Crostini or these individual Quinoa Salads.  Brunch is always a nice… Read more »

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