Cutest Easter Treats

The desserts on Easter Sunday are always fun, delicious, and in this case totally adorable! This is a collection of my favorites to inspire your baking in time for the holiday. ~Rachel So, we have to start with this Baby Bird Cupcake from Martha Stewart because it’s just too darn cute for words! This Cookie… Read more »

Guinness Brownies

St. Patrick’s Day is next week!  As a kid it a was holiday for wearing green and pinching kids that forgot the dress code memo.  After 21, St. Patty’s Day becomes a giant, enormous all-day drinking fest.   Restaurants, bars, and pubs all over the country will be serving all sorts of Irish-inspired fare, as… Read more »

14 Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids

Growing up, I thought Valentine’s Day was a second Halloween…conversation hearts, unlimited chocolate, lots of lollipops, and sugar, sugar, sugar!  As a kid, no one was left out of the holiday.  In elementary school, we were required to give everyone in the class a card.  I often miss those days when the most difficult part… Read more »

“Better Than Sex” Chocolate Cake

Though the title of this cake is a bit subjective, you be the judge and taste it yourself. In my opinion- it’s a pretty darn DELICIOUS cake.  Surprisingly, this was my first introduction to this cake.  Apparently the BTS, also known as “better than anything” cake, was super popular in the late 90s-early 2000s.  The… Read more »

Olympic Gold Medal Cupcakes

When I was a little kid, I thought I would grow up to be a world famous figure skater.  I first saw Kristi Yamaguchi skate in the World Championships when I was in kindergarten.  With my tights on, I would dance around the house, gliding around our marble floors.  I’d have my little brother drag… Read more »

Slow Cooker Crème Brûlée

Would you believe me if I told you that crème brûlée is easier to make than a batch of chocolate chip cookies?  Probably not.  That’s okay, I will show you how easy it is to make in a slow cooker! As a kid I was enamored by this dessert.  I wondered how could you get… Read more »

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It is a given that birthdays require cake.  I have placed it upon myself to become resident birthday cake maker for the ladies of The Chic. For me, there are few things better than helping bring happiness and joy to special occasions.  Be it birthdays, weddings, or graduations, a cake is in order.  I thrive… Read more »

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

When you first start dating someone, you’re still polite and friendly, you choose your words wisely, and you try to show your best side to that person.  When I first met boyfriend Alex, I had to hold back on ordering multiple desserts when we went out to eat.  (Note: When dining out with family and… Read more »

Christmas Cookies Round-Up

Baking is so much more fun in December.  While I bake cookies year-round, nothing beats the fun of baking and sharing holiday cookies. Whether you are baking cookies to leave out for Santa or need to bring a dozen to your office party, I’ve got 12 beautiful cookie recipes that are sure to please. We… Read more »

Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches

Carrots are good for you.  Carrot cake has lots of carrots.  By the transitive property, carrot cake is good for you! Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch.  But I don’t think I really need to give you a reason to make these carrot cake cookie sandwiches. I’m all about individually portioned desserts (have… 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

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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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