Aug 03

Choosing Bedroom Paint Colors

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How do you choose the right paint color?  Not much makes more of an impact in your daily life than what paint colors you choose for the rooms in your home!  When it’s time for you to repaint your master bedroom, the paint color you choose is of the utmost importance! Your bedroom is your sanctuary, which …

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Aug 02

Canning Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles

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I love Bread and Butter Pickles!  As a child I remember my mother canning these every summer.  We had some extra zucchini and yellow italian squash and I was wondering just what I was going to do with it when I decided to make my own Bread and Butter Pickles this year!  I used a …

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Aug 01

Canning Apple Pie Filling

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Along with everything else created while canning this season Apple Pie Filling is a must here at Parga’s Junkyard!  My family just won’t let me not make our own filling!  One of the best things about holiday time in our home are the homemade pies, especially homemade pies using Apple Pie Filling made from apples off our …

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Aug 01

Canning Applesauce

The recipe I use is from simply recipes dot com but most applesauce recipes are pretty similar!

Applesauce is probably one of the first things we think of when asking ourselves “What are we going to get busy canning with all these apples?”.  Well, since my grandson Connor absolutely loves applesauce it was one of the things I knew we had to can this year with our bumper crop of Jonathon Apples!   …

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Aug 01

Canning Apple Butter

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One of my favorite jam butter’s is Apple Butter!  I have loved it since I was a little girl picking Apples off my parents Golden Delicious Apple Tree in the backyard!  That tree is no longer around but I now have my own Apple Tree’s in my yard that have begun to produce some of …

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Jul 31

Canning Zucchini Peach Jam

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What to do with all this zucchini we have growing in our garden? This year I decided to branch out and try canning some new recipes!  What else could I create to can from this years bumper crop of zucchini?  I mean, I have already canned more sweet relish than any family (sons, daughters, inlaws …

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Jul 31

Canning Cranberry Apple Chutney

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While doing my summer canning I came across a recipe for a Cranberry Apple Chutney to be served with Pork Roast.  Yum Yum!  Immediately I set about creating my own recipe to can for our own use this winter.  Because I use my crock-pot ALOT this recipe is perfect for us!  Equipment you will need …

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Jul 31

Banana Jam

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When one of my readers sent me this recipe for Banana Jam I knew had to give it a try!  And when my grocery store marked down a whole bunch of still good banana’s I knew it was time to get busy!  The recipe is an easy one and really doesn’t take much time at all! …

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Jul 31

Canning Zucchini Pineapple

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I enjoy canning but let me tell you, Zucchini is one of those things you definitely can have too much of!  This year my son planted 8 zucchini plants in our garden in addition to the 4 Yellow Italian Squash I had planted!  Needless to say I have made and canned every kind of zucchini/squash …

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Jul 31

Canning Caramel Apple Topping

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About 5 years ago my son planted 2 Jonathon Apple Trees in our front and back yards.  Up til this year we harvested only a handful of apples as the birds usually got to them before we did.  This year we stripped the tree as soon as we saw the apples getting ripe.  We ended …

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