Posts Categorized: party food

Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy. Garlic. Bread.  Where do I sign up?! If you’re a Pinterest addict like me, (yes, I confess to spending a ridiculous amount of time looking at DIY crafts, photo styling ideas, and the sort) this is nothing new.  I’ve seen so many variations on this pull-apart bread.  There’s a bacon ranch one, a Buffalo… Read more »

Olympic Gold Medal Cupcakes

When I was a little kid, I thought I would grow up to be a world famous figure skater.  I first saw Kristi Yamaguchi skate in the World Championships when I was in kindergarten.  With my tights on, I would dance around the house, gliding around our marble floors.  I’d have my little brother drag… Read more »

10 High-Scoring Super Bowl Appetizers

The biggest game of the year is upon us!  Are you rooting for the Broncos?  Or are you a Seahawks fan?  Whether or not you even like football, everyone tunes in to watch the Super Bowl.  From the halftime show to the over-the-top commercials, there something for everyone to enjoy.  Regardless of what you are… Read more »

Parmesan Onion Dip

‘Tis the season for dip and party foods! Dips are meant to be appetizers and snacks, however, whenever I encounter one that I like- it ends up becoming my entire meal. Especially in the case of this dip– it is so addicting.  It’s creamy, savory, and smells wonderful. You’ll find creative ways to incorporate it and… Read more »

Mashed Potato Tater Tots

If given the choice between french fries or tater tots- I say tater tots! How about mashed potatoes or tater tots?  That’s a tough one, but you don’t have to choose. Why, you ask?  Because these taters are made using mashed potatoes!  My family always has too much mashed potato leftover from Thanksgiving dinner.  What… Read more »

Cheddar Apple Crostini

“Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze.”  I once had this co-worker who repeated this saying anytime someone mentioned pie.  It always made me laugh.  One afternoon I finally tested out this combination. I took a slice of cheddar and placed it on a wedge of Granny Smith apple.  And… Read more »

Slow Cooker Taco Chili

College football season is underway.  NFL kicked off earlier this month.  And baseball World Series is coming up.  All this game watching requires food–  lots of food especially if all the boys are coming over.  Pizza and chicken wings are overdone.  Surprise everyone with this super easy slow cooker taco chili! Use traditional tortilla chips,… Read more »

Green Goddess Veggie Dip

Dips are a standard party fare.  Everybody loves dip, however, diving into a giant bowl of dip at a party means sharing with 40 other people.  Serving dip can be a messy situation.  Sue from The View from Great Island solves this party conundrum with her eye-catching yet practical Green Goddess Veggie Dip Cups.  I… 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 »

Mini Chicken Tacos

When planning a party, it’s not enough to just serve people food. I want them to know that I put some extra effort into what’s on their plate, it’s how I show love… by feeding you something delicious and beautiful (or adorable in this case). I wanted to make chicken tacos and thought a mini version… 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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