Posts Categorized: easy desserts

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake was one of my favorite desserts growing up. Watch this short video where I explain why… or skip right on down for the best little dessert ever! ~Rachel    Start by melting 1 cup butter in a small saucepan and stirring it with 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1 cup water over medium-high… Read more »

Caramel Potato Chip Brownies

  This is one of those recipes that was totally inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. Someone created a potato chip brownie and I thought A: that looks delicious B: that looks simple C: how can I improve on something that’s already so delicious?? The answer… Add Caramel! I made these when we grilled… Read more »

Homemade Almond Joys

  As I type this…..I may or may not be counting down the days until the Lenten season is over (4 days if you were wondering). As with every other year I gave up sugar (on of my vices) and Sunday just can’t get here quick enough so I can eat the Girl Scout Cookies… Read more »

Chocolate Pudding Pie

This is a dessert I had years ago at a potluck. It was so amazing it was gone in a matter of minutes and so I was desperate to know the recipe. I scoured the internet but I wasn’t really sure what it was called and so it was hard to nail down what was… Read more »

Dave’s Apple Crisp

If you’ve been following the blog this week you were able to read about the specialty Onion Rings and the Homemade Mac n’ Cheese I made Dave for his birthday this week. Now it’s time for dessert! As you can see above, he really outdid himself on my birthday cake and I wanted to do… Read more »

Mom’s Pecan Tarts

My mom was so jazzed that one of her recipes made it on the blog she decided to send in another, here are her Pecan Tarts… be careful, these are addicting!! CRUST: 1 Cup of Flour 1/2 Cup of Butter 3 Ounces of Cream Cheese, softened FILLING: 3/4 Cup of Chopped Pecans 1/2 Cup firmly… Read more »

Roasted Apples and Pears

Pears and Apples are in season… which means, these dessert ingredients are at their peak of flavor AND their inexpensive! Simply cube apples and pears and cover them in brown sugar, cinnamon, sugar, and loads of butter. Roast on 350 wrapped in foil for about 10 – 15 minutes. Serve over vanilla ice cream right… Read more »

Citrus Berry Syrup by Jason VanBorssum

When I first came up with the idea for the Featured Chic Reader, Jason VB was my must-get. He is one of the most talented home cooks I’ve yet to meet and never ceases to blow my mind (and my palette) with his creations. Jason makes my attempt at entertaining look like a homeless man… 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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