Posts Categorized: bacon

How To Store Your Bacon Grease

Where I come from you save your bacon grease. For some of you that will sound gross, or weird, but there are some of you reading this (probably southerners) who know exactly what I’m talking about. If you have bacon grease at-the-ready you can use it to make gravy, biscuits, or fry up some chicken…. Read more »

Spaghetti Carbonara

I call this my breakfast pasta even though I only eat it for dinner.  Why, you ask?  Because it incorporates my breakfast favorites: eggs and bacon! Traditionally, spaghetti alla carbonara is made using pancetta or guanciale, but I prefer to use bacon.  I like the smokiness of bacon, plus its easier to find at markets…. Read more »

BLT Tea Sandwiches

There are few ingredients that blend so perfectly together.  Is there a better pairing than bacon, lettuce, and tomato with a slather of mayo on white bread?  Probably not. My eyes widened with excitement when I first saw these BLT tea sandwiches by Jee on Oh, How Civilized.  She gives the classic sandwich a sophisticated… Read more »

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast pizza isn’t cold pizza leftover from last night’s dinner.  It is quite the opposite. Breakfast pizza is a warm, fresh from the oven pizza filled with all your breakfast food favorites. I’m a little ashamed to admit this, but my breakfasts tend to be boring.  It’s always the same thing: yogurt, oatmeal, or toast…. Read more »

Bacon Wrapped Dates… Take 2!

So this appetizer is WORTH a gander. Yes, these little guys have appeared on My Chic Life before, but the first post simply did NOT do them justice. It may not look like it, but these bacon wrapped dates are delicious! Rachel made them the other day, and I couldn’t stop at just 1 or… Read more »

Bacon Cheese Dip

It’s fall, which means various sports thingies are happening, as well as parties!  Neither would be complete without a crowd-pleasing dip … and what’s more crowd-pleasing than something that contains bacon AND cream cheese?  Literally nothing.  This dip contains both, and with the addition of tomatoes and green onion has a flavor reminiscent of 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: 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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