Spotlight Saturday – Sonya from Parga's Junkyard!

Hi There! My name is Sonya Parga and I am the owner/writer for the blogsite Pargas Junkyard!   The title "Pargas Junkyard" is actually one I borrowed from my father in law's junkyard which he owned in Southern California many years ago.  Parga's Junkyard covers various parts of life as it relates to myself, my family and my faith.  Throughout my life I have worn many hats. I have been a daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandmother, teacher, cook, chauffeur, coach, banker,  housekeeper, cook, … [Read more...]

Beet Bliss

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Bacon-Pepper Mac and Cheese

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Three-Pepper Coleslaw

Three-Pepper Coleslaw Yield: 8 Servings 1 Package (10 Ounces) Angel Hair Coleslaw Mix 1 Medium Sweet Red Pepper, Finely Chopped 1 Medium Green Pepper, Finely Chopped 1 to 2 Jalapeno Peppers, Seeded and Finely Chopped 3 Green Onions, Chopped ¼ Cup White Wine Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice 2 Teaspoons Canola Oil 1 Teaspoon Sugar ½ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Pepper Place the first five ingredients in a large serving bowl.  In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients.  Pour over … [Read more...]

Dinner: Smoky Chipotle Meat Loaf

  Smoky Chipotle Meat Loaf Serves 8 INGREDIENTS: 13 Cup Barbecue Sauce 2 Canned Chipotle Chilies, Seeded 1 Tablespoon Adobo Sauce (From Canned Chilies) 2 Large Eggs 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced 1 Small Onion, Finely Minced 1 1/2 Pounds Lean Ground Beef 1 Cup Quick-Cooking Oats 3 Tablespoons KetchupDIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mist a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Combine barbecue sauce, chipotles, … [Read more...]

Soup: Herbed Mushroom Barley Soup

Herbed Mushroom Barley Soup Makes 8-10 Servings INGREDIENTS: 3 Tablespoons Crisco® Butter Shortening 1 1/2 Cups Chopped Onion 1 Cup Chopped Carrots 1 Cup Chopped Celery 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic 1 1/2 Pounds Sliced Mushrooms 3 1/2 Quarts Chicken Broth 1 1/2 Cups Quick-Cooking Barley, Prepared According to Package Directions 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme 1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley Salt and Pepper, To TasteDIRECTIONS: Melt shortening in Dutch oven … [Read more...]