Meet ‘Anything But Greek’ Labneh 

Strained yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt cheese, or Labneh (Arabic: لبنة‎ labnah), is yogurt which has been strained to remove its whey, resulting in a relatively thick consistency (between that of conventional yogurt and cheese), while preserving yogurt’s distinctive, sour taste. Like many types of yogurt, strained yogurt is often made from milk that has been enriched by boiling off some of its water content, and/or by adding extra butterfat and powdered milk.  This type of yogurt is sometimes marketed in North America as “Greek yogurt”, which is often misunderstood, as the term “GreekRead more

Shake It Bay-Bee Shake It!

As part of our new way of eating for the new year, we’ll be doing our best to up the leafy greens in our daily diet and cut the meat at least one day a week. Given we’re HUGE fried chicken lovers (with a honkin’ side of steak, of course) combined with our busy schedules, this new found culinary plan has potential of being quite a challenge. But when it comes to our health we refuse to give up, so we considerRead more

On-The-Go Peppermint Cocoa Kits

When the weather get’s chilly, all it takes is a mug of chocolatey cocoa goodness for us to get warm. Add a touch of peppermint and ‘monster mallows’ to the mix and we’re in heaven. Since most of our friends & family feel the same, we decided to come up with a super easy kit to give on the go with ease. The best part is it’s cute, cheap and 100% delicious! Regardless of your gift giving packaging, you’ll need aRead more

Super Easy Porcelain-esque Ornaments!

Obsessed with the look of porcelain ornaments but not so much the price, we set out to make our own. With a few simple items we already had in the kitchen and the craft room we made these awesome dual purpose ornament/gift tags that are just as adorable as they are customizable. Wanna see how we made our gifts look like a million without spending a dime? Then READ ON thrifty creative ones! First and foremost, these are NOT salt dough ornaments. Close….butRead more

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!

All of the anti-aging, super-power healthy benefits we’re always on the hunt for may be as close as our kitchen cabinet. Rather than pop another pill to make ourselves better from the inside out, taking a closer look at the spice contents of our our kitchen may be all the tasty basdirection we need!  For example…   RED PEPPER / CAYENNE — The active ingredient capsaicin is used topically to relieve pain of peripheral neuropathy. It also stimulates bile acid and mayRead more

THE BEST DAMN PUN’KIN CHOCO-CHIP COOKIES. EVER.

Pardon my ‘french’ but as the title suggests, they really are the best damn pumpkin spice, soft baked, sponge-cake-like, ooooey gooey chocolate chip havin’, GLUTEN-FREE cookies – EVER. I made a batch for a Friends-giving Potluck and all 20 of them were gone in no time. I have to admit I was a little bummed, only because I wanted one….but since I had eaten 4 just loading them up in their container for the trip I decided I’ll live. Then IRead more

DIY MINI WALL VASE

When you’re looking to add a small pop of color for your home or just a simple project to scratch that crafty itch, look no further than this mini wall vase tutorial. About the length of your forearm, it’s the perfect size for tight spaces in a hallway, entryway, or even a work cubicle. The best part? Its less than $10 and SO EASY TO MAKE! Don’t believe us? Check this out: First you’ll need – 1 small round wooden plaque, 3Read more

Drop The Stone & Romance The Wall!

JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY! Its common knowledge by now that we LOVE repurposing, it’s really what we’re all about here at DIY2EMC. But sometimes the art of repurposing can be a bit labor intensive. Sometimes, like this one, its as easy as pie! Aside from looking uber-expensive yet being ridiculously not, this DIY wonder changes the entire look of the room as well as the bulb, making it the dually-est purposed light bulb we’ve ever had the pleasureRead more

Let’s Talk Turkey….MEATBALLS!

Meatballs Meatballs Meatballs! Maybe its my Italian heritage or maybe its just because I have a pulse but lets be honest, they’re one of the best food creations ever. And today we’re talkin’ turkey with the easiest meatballs around. Rather than the traditional Sicilian meatball, I found my inspiration for this recipe off the Aegean Sea, home to lovely Greece and of course, TURKEY! To get started you’ll need: and oven safe pan a little olive oil one pound ofRead more

Give Your Sweetie Some Homemade Sugar

As we’ve stated before, to truly impress your Valentine this year, reach beyond the traditional C.R.B.C.’s and instead make something from the heart. This little DIY ditty is the perfect blend of fun, color and sweetness and is guaranteed to please even the bitterest of sweet tooths! Wanna learn how to spread that ‘Love Day’ feeling long after the February calendar page as flipped? Then Let’s Do The DIY Thang, shall we? First up, you’ll need the following ingredients for 4 different colored ‘cubes’:   Read more