The smell of cinnamon filling the kitchen instantly makes me think of autumn. It’s the time of year…

What's App-le Doc? Cinnamon Cookies from OhMyPotluck.com

What's App-le Doc? Cinnamon Cookies from OhMyPotluck.comThe smell of cinnamon filling the kitchen instantly makes me think of autumn. It’s the time of year when apples are in abundance, and what spice pairs with apples better than cinnamon?

The day I was baking these, my BFF was greeted by the smell of cinnamon wafting out into the hallway of our apartment building, and he was overjoyed to find out the smell’s epicenter was our kitchen. I’m a cruel…

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Classic Act Hummus

Classic Act Hummus from OhMyPotluck.com

Classic Act Hummus from OhMyPotluck.comI decided to whip up some easy hummus this past weekend. Hummus is a quick potluck solution, and I think a lot of people underestimate how easy it is to make. Admittedly, a food processor or good blender comes in handy.

It’s very easy to experiment with hummus (remember my roasted red pepper hummus?). Just add whatever flavours strike your fancy. How do you like your hummus? Olives, grains,…

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Chickpea Crossing the Road Casserole

Chickpea Crossing The Road Casserole from OhMyPotluck.com

Chickpea Crossing The Road Casserole from OhMyPotluck.comI promised to bring a bean-based casserole to a dinner, but didn’t want to go in the Mexican direction this time. I had a can of chickpeas kicking around and thought that adding some pasta would be interesting. I could make something like a vegetarian tuna casserole. Well, it bears little resemblance to tuna casserole, but we’ll get to that in a bit.

Does anyone remember a joke that went…

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Mamacaronia Salad

Mamacaronia Salad from OhMyPotluck.com

Mamacaronia Salad from OhMyPotluck.comWhen you need a quick and classic potluck dish, this is it. Macaroni salad can be made in under 20 minutes, but still feels genuine and homemade. Not to mention, people have been bringing pasta salads to potlucks for who knows how long.

You can also make a lot of macaroni salad on a shoestring budget. Pasta is very affordable, which is probably why it makes such a great dish for a crowd. I’d…

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In The Navy! Bean Dip

In The Navy! Bean Dip

In The Navy! Bean Dip | Oh My Potluck.com

In The Navy! Bean Dip | Oh My Potluck.comDoes anyone else find it funny that the navy bean isn’t navy at all? I mean, it’s not a deep, rich shade of blue is it? It’s kind of like how guinea pigs aren’t pigs and seahorses aren’t horses (I could go on all day).

I went to the zoo today and a mother was quite surprised to find out that what she thought were gophers were actually dogs. Well… no. Prairie dogs aren’t dogs, or gophers. In The Navy! Bean Dip

Besides…

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Potlucking Gone Fishing

I have just one quick post for this weekend to let you know what I’m up to.

Potlucking Gone Fishing

I have just one quick post for this weekend to let you know what I’m up to.

Bana-na Na-na Boo-boo Bars

Bana-na Na-na Boo-boo Bars

Bana-na Na-na Boo-boo Bars

banana-oat-barsI hadn’t made these bars in a very long time. They use Splenda (easily replaced with white sugar), which I pretty much stopped using a few years ago in favour of using natural sugars, and less of them. But, when I wanted a low-sugar recipe, I instantly remembered this gem from the Splenda cookbook. They’re a nice, healthy snack, and are always really popular when I take them to parties, whether I…

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Seriously had this song stuck in my head since Saturday - “Every Morning” by Sugar Ray

The Chicken Toss

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The Chicken Toss from OhMyPotluck.comHere’s a fun summer recipe! The chicken part is easy to throw on a grill, although I follow the skillet method in the instructions. I love the smells of grilling. A neighbor of mine uses his barbeque every night, making the outdoors smell so summery as the scents from his barbeque mix with the blooming trees and fresh air. Sometimes there’s even the smell of mosquito repellent, but that’s not so…

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magictransistor:

René Descartes. Principia Philosophiae. 1644.

According to French philosopher René Descartes,  the universe operated as a continuously running machine which God had set in motion. Since he rejected Newton’s theory of gravity and idea of a vacuum in space, Descartes argued that instead the universe was composed of a subtle matter he named ‘plenum’, which swirled in vortices like whirlpools and actually moved the planets by contact. Here, these vortices carry the planets around the Sun.