Slow Cooker Jambayala

I have to begin by prefacing that this is not your traditional Jambayala.  This is a chic slow cooker version of the popular dish. We here at Chic love slow cooker meals.  Nothing beats a home cooked meal at the end of the day, but sometimes you don’t have the energy or time for it…. Read more »

Miso Soup

I studied in Japan during my last semester of college.  During my stay in Tokyo, I think I had more miso soup than I’ve ever had in my entire life.  So when Rachel asked me if I could make miso soup for The Chic, of course I had a recipe in mind.  Miso soup is… Read more »

Slow Cooker Beef and Potato Stew

Beef.  It’s what’s for dinner! During the chilly winter months, its all about soups and stews.  This slow cooker beef and potato stew will become a family favorite!  In the morning, you simply throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker and by dinnertime you have a delicious pot of stew ready to eat.  I… Read more »

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

For as long as I can remember, chicken noodle soup has been my go-to meal whenever I’m bogged down with a cold.  It’s about time, that soup has been replaced with a new favorite. Smooth, velvety soup.  Warm savory dumpling.  Shredded juicy chicken.  Yes to all.  I’ll pretend to have the sniffles if it means… Read more »

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Potatoes can do no wrong in my eyes.  Be it fried, baked, or mashed- potatoes are always welcome on my plate. This slow cooker recipe takes all the components of a loaded baked potato and whips it up into a delicious and hearty soup.  Unlike traditional baked potato soups that are heavy on the cream,… Read more »

10 Pantry Essentials

Over the years I have become a better grocery shopper.  There are certain rules you have to abide by- like don’t shop when hungry.  You have no idea how much junk food and unnecessary items have ended up in my cart because I was in dire need of a snack.  Other important things to remember:… Read more »

Spicy Charred Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder

My name is Rachel, and I’m a soup lover. I love any kind of soup at any time of year and I’m one of those weirdos who love soup even when it’s hot outside. I especially love any kind of unique soup or stew that has a flavor pallet I’ve never really thought of before…. Read more »

Fresh Herb Ice Cubes

  It’s the time of year when our herb gardens start to really produce the best of the season, and they produce alright… in mass quantity! And even if you don’t have your purchasing your fresh herbs instead of growing them yourself, chances are you never use the whole bunch and very few things are… Read more »

Cheater’s Chicken Soup

  Last week I heard that my girlfriend was really sick with the flu and so I decided to do the neighborly thing and make her some chicken soup. I wanted to make something homemade and heart warming, but I was also trying to make it during a busy workday so it was necessary to… Read more »

As Seen on KTLA: French Onion Soup

This French Onion Soup is so easy to make it’s almost unfair. Something this savory and delicious should take hours of slaving over a hot stove… but with these shortcuts you’ll be ready to serve in 30 minutes or less! What You’ll Need 1 Small Brown Onion – Thinly Sliced 1 Cup of Chopped Mushrooms… 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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