ABC Rice Crispies

ABC (Almond Butter Chocolate) Rice Crispies by @erinyeschin Ingredients: (listed as Vegan but can be replaced with more traditional options, if desired) 1/2 cup Almond Butter 1 tub of Ricemellow Creme 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 to 5 c crispy brown rice cereal 1 c Enjoy Life Chocolate Mini Chips 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil Directions: In a medium stock pot over low heat, stir almond butter constantly until smooth. Slowly mix in the Ricemellow creme continually until blended. Stir in the vanilla extract. Take the potRead more

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

Savory Mac & Cheese Cupcakes, Please!

OOOOH WEEEE, MAC & CHEE!!! There’s nothing we love more than taking the foodie treats of our youth and revamping them into something a bit more ‘grown up’. Case in point – Macaroni & Cheese. (Or as we lovingly refer to it in our house – Good Ol’ Mac & Che) When we were below 4 feet in height, all it took was the promise of “The Cheeseiest” courtesy of Kraft on our plate and we were on our best behavior the whole dayRead 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

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

Wrap Your Valentine In Velvet – Red Velvet!

Through the years, the traditional Valentine’s Day items have solidified themselves into what I like to call the C.R.B.C – Cards, Roses and a Box of Chocolates. Clearly they work otherwise they wouldn’t be the go-to staple each February 14th but what if your sweetheart isn’t the C.R.B.C. type? Is all hope lost for a lovely Hallmark Holiday? The answer, dear kiddies, is NO, not on DIY2EMC’s watch! The answer? Red Velvet Milkshakes! These little sweet treats are the perfect blend ofRead more

Keep Your Spit Outta My Seven Layer Dip

Chips and Dip. It’s easy peasy and yet so incredibly delicious. They’re the practically the go-to staple for most Super Bowl parties and often is the first thing to quickly go empty. One of the most beloved dips of all time is the Seven Layer Dip. With yummy layers of beans, cheese, sour cream, guac and salsa, it literally has something for everyone. Including other’s saliva, germs and double dipping finger goop when made in one large communal bowl. Wanna get the sameRead more

What 200 Calories Really Looks Like

When it comes to eating smarter and healthier this year, we decided we really needed a bit of help. All lifestyle changes require more discipline than most of us are comfortable with and the frustration that follows is what often leads to failure. Armed with new ideas found last year on how to make our “foodie change” this year a bit easier to maintain (like a new take on smoothies, ways to drink more water deliciously, organizing our fridge, etc) we are ready to getRead more

Black Velvet, If You Please…..

Whether there’s a slue of guests coming to your humble abode  this fine eve or you’re looking for fresh new ideas on how to repurpose your current cocktail content, here’s a little ditty that covers all the bases. It’s original, fun, tasty and most important, COMPLETELY unexpected . What we have here ladies & gents is the lovely BLACK VELVET and the recipe is simple = 3 oz of Guinness + 3 oz of Champagne + a champagne flute.  As the story goes, itRead more

Make Midnight Time For Boozy Ice Cream!

Whether its toasting the New Year or just a new movie on the queue, there is nothing quite like champagne. It’s bubbles take you to places that no other drink could and some how make even the trashiest ensemble look Parisian Chic just by being in your hand. So naturally it needs to be combined with ice cream! This is a brilliant twist on a parfait float and WAY more adult. Ready to get your bubbly delicious fun on? Then Let’s Do The DIY Thang, shallRead more