Perfect Hot Chocolate

phchocolateWhenever I think of winter, I think of comfort food (I displayed some last week) and warm, cozy drinks. And by this title, you probably guessed today’s theme (smiles). So I had to share the Perfect Hot Chocolate recipe with you.. from Food52. From the marshmallows, to the dark chocolate, you will find yourself snuggled up and enjoying this cup of heaven. One thing I love about winter, is the ability to indulge and not have to worry about your waistline.. just yet. View the ingredient list and click above for the recipe. Another recipe coming up..

Preparation: Sandy 2012

Every newspaper, news channel, weather blog, and person on the Eastern Atlantic line is talking and preparing itself for Hurricane Sandy. To all my blog friends and visitors… stay safe, stay prepared, and stay optimistic.

Because of the storm, Pure Complex will delay its return to November 22nd. But in the meantime, while we wait for the storm.. I’m going to enjoy a snack, a piece of chocolate, and a cup of tea (smiles). Stay Safe

Applesauce Cake w/Caramel Glaze

I’ve never been a HUGE cake person (preferring ice cream over cake), but I do LOVE chocolate cake. And I can eat that cake all day long. So in the spirit of great desserts, today’s theme is all about, you guessed it, ‘Cake‘. And these aren’t your average cakes… like this amazing Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze recipe from Food52. I just love the applesauce in this recipe.. and that glaze. Yes, I’m stopping myself from drooling right now (I drool way too much when looking at delicious desserts) and stepping away from the PC. View the ingredient list below and click the link for the recipe. Another recipe coming up..

White Chocolate Snowflakes

One of the best memories I have is making Rice Krispies treats at home with my mom. And if I could imagine what this old favorite would look like at a 2012 ‘Street Fair‘, it would definitely be this White Chocolate Snowflakes recipe courtesy of  Merrill/Food 52. Who would’ve thought I would find a grownup Rice Krispies treat that is salty but sweet, fun, and can possibly be made into different shapes. Best of all… they take no time to make! View the ingredient list below and click the link for the full recipe. Happy Friday!