Slow-Cooker White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup

Rachel and I share the same passion and love for soup, especially on a hot day. We’ve come to realize that we’re not alone in our cravings, so we’re bringing you this easy-to-make slow-cooker white bean, sausage and kale soup. It’s all about summer soups!  We need to cook the sausage first before we can… Read more »

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup, sounds complicated right? Well no, it’s not! It’s actually super easy to whip up. Just throw a couple cans of black beans, stock, spices and sautéed veggies into a slow cooker, set and forget. Leave it cooking all day before you head out to work and then come home to… Read more »

French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

I have a weird confession to make. I really love soup in the summertime. The hotter it gets outside the more I want soup. Is that crazy? Probably. I know that not everyone has my love of hot soup on a hot day, so I decided to take one of my favorite soups and turn… Read more »

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 »

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: From RJ in Los Angeles Hi Rachel! We had a gathering last night where quite a few kids (mostly toddlers) showed up with their parents. My husband and I are childless, but love kids and aren’t afraid of messes/things breaking, etc. But, one of the mothers made a comment about “another friend of hers… Read more »

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