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Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

One of you readers recently asked me if I had a recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Soup and it reminded me of this recipe my mom used to make for us when we were little. I always thought of it as Cheaters Chicken Soup because she cheated the recipe by adding some Cream of Chicken… Read more »

Leftover Halloween Candy Apple Salad

I don’t know about you, but we always have a bunch of Halloween candy leftover, and then it’s just laying around the house waiting to be eaten. Why not turn it into a dessert? This leftover halloween candy apple salad is the perfect treat to take those mini chocolate bars and combine it with chopped… Read more »

Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

We’re always thinking of using pumpkin for all of our baking, and dessert recipes but somehow we forget that pumpkins themselves aren’t actually sweet. You can also use this fall time gourd for savory dishes as well. Like this delicious Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheese. We take a little help from the store using a… Read more »

Hamburger Stew

This week I wanted to share one of the recipes that reminds me most of my Grandma Opal. Hamburger Stew is a lot like a traditional beef stew only less expensive. Growing up, Grandma would throw everything but the kitchen sink into her stew pot, simmer it for hours and then we ate on for… Read more »

Big Hero 6 Cupcakes

With the release of the new Disney Movie, Big Hero 6 fast approaching, we wanted to show our love for Disney by making these adorable Baymax cupcakes! They’re super easy to make using boxed cake mix and store bought frosting. Add a jumbo marshmallow on top painting his eyes with black food gel icing! They’re… Read more »

Shrimp Pesto Arugula Pasta

We’re always on the run, never having enough time to make a meal for our families. Let’s not even talk about the fact that going to the grocery store can be pretty pricey. Our Chic $3 Dinners are meant to make feeding your family tastier and less expensive! This shrimp pesto arugula pasta is not… Read more »

Fruit Filled Chimichangas

Growing up my mom made fruit filled chimichangas for us often as a dessert. It’s an unusual recipe to be sure but so delicious you won’t even mind that you’ve never heard of it until now. Watch the video below where I explain why I love it show you how to make it then keep… Read more »

Mashed Cauliflower

Even though we all love a good mashed potato, we do have to stay open to many different options when it comes to side dishes. If you’ve never tried mashed cauliflower before, then you’re missing out. It’s the perfect substitute for a potato and it happens to be extremely easy to make! Bring a large… Read more »

Avocado Tuna Melts

The Chic’s #CHIC3DD meals are back! In this edition we’re bringing you these delicious Avocado Tuna Melts! With just 12 bucks you can feed your family of four. Ditch those trips to the drive-thru and give your family something you can actually be proud of! Healthy and cost efficient, this sandwich is the perfect weeknight… Read more »

Sausage Gravy on Toast

In this week’s #RachelRecipe I’m sharing one of my favorite dinners growing up… Sausage Gravy on Toast. Yes, I recognize that this seems more like brunch food but when we were little this was something we had often for dinner and I LOVED it. Watch the video below where I explain why it’s such a… 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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