Posts Categorized: Thanksgiving

Apple Cider Martini

We’re celebrating fall and the upcoming holidays with this delicious cocktail. It’s an Apple Cider Martini and it’s here to make all your parties just a little bit better.  Start by preparing the glasses. Run a lemon wedge around the edge of the glasses, this will ensure our sugar coating sticks.  Then dip the glasses,… Read more »

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cinnamon Rolls

We’re all about recipe mash-ups here at The Chic, and we’re super excited about this one in particular. It’s pumpkin pie mashed with pecan pie mashed with cinnamon rolls. Let’s not even think about it, let’s just make them!  The first step is getting the brown sugar pecan layer started.   Spread this butter and… Read more »

Stress Free Thanksgiving

They say Thanksgiving is the most important meal of the year, and if you’re the host or hostess that’s a TON of pressure! Since we’re only a few days out of the holiday I thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on allowing for the lowest level of stress possible. Having hosted hundreds of… Read more »

Thanksgiving Panini

I started making this Thanksgiving Panini years ago with my leftovers and now it’s become as much of a tradition in our house as the turkey or the flag football game the day before! I use up all my leftovers: turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce to turn them into this melty delicious panini! All… Read more »

Blue Dress

I bought this blue dress a few years back and it’s become my version of the LBD. I’ve worn it everywhere in every way. In fact, if you read by book Party Girl you might remember that the main character where’s a blue dress that infamous Thanksgiving dinner and this is the one I was… Read more »

Pumpkin Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

With Thanksgiving around the corner we’re constantly looking for new and exciting recipes to try out. Often times though, we get stuck in a rut and stick to the traditional. We end up cooking and baking the same things over and over again for Thanksgiving. So why not step out of your comfort zone with… Read more »

Thanksgiving Jerseys

Every year at the Hollis’ Annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza you can count on two things: enough carbohydrates to feed a baby moose AND a flag football game that we call, The Hollis Turkey Bowl! For the last several years we’ve encouraged our guests (usually between 20-50 people) to bring a pair of sweats to change into… Read more »

Squaw Corn

Squaw Corn is one of my Auntie Di’s recipes and it’s a crowd favorite! It’s made with corn, bacon, peppers and onions and it makes for one heck of a Thanksgiving side dish! Watch the video below for the steps then scroll down to get the recipe!  To make squaw corn you start by cooking… Read more »

Thankful Printable

I started buying these little cards several years back so that our family could write down the things they were thankful for. They were really cute and it always made a great hostess gift for the hostess of that year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Now I’m seeing these for sale everywhere and I thought I’d save you… Read more »

Phone Free Thanksgiving

A few years ago we started the tradition of a Phone Free Thanksgiving. The idea was this… when we sit down to dinner in the Hollis Family we a rule. No Technology at the Table. It’s sort of like the flight attendant right before you takeoff in an airplane because if it has an on/off… 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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