Win a Ball Complete (BBB)


Available today is another copy of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. I have this book, and love it. It has all the beginner instructions and recipes from the basic BBB, but it’s expanded to include lots of unique gourmet recipes to appeal to the advanced canner, too. Need it on your kitchen shelf?


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Julia’s Life Journey. Visit her here!

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a copy of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (June 12). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (June 13). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

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UPDATE 06/13/12: The winning comment number, drawn by, is comment #113, Melissa H. Email me at CITRg[email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. kelly jo kirby says:

    Please pick me for the BBB! I really need this book, my garden is really taking off this year and I could use some good ideas.

  2. twoturkey says:

    I would love to win this BBB book. I want to make pickles, relishes this year. Thanks!
    twoturkey :chicken:

  3. Country Carol says:

    Would love to win this BBB. One can never have enough cookbooks and this one sounds very useful! Can’t wait for my preserving season to begin here in MN. Strawberry fields are just starting to open up for picking :snoopy: :snoopy:

  4. naomibeth3 says:

    Would Love this BBB

  5. LoreenH says:

    I am just learning to can this year. This BBB would be a wonderful help.

  6. nova07712 says:

    Oooh, I hope I win! That would be so cool.

  7. Kathy in FL says:

    I need this cookbook on my kitchen shelf! BBB, please.

  8. marymac says:

    Please put me in for the drawing, BBB

  9. Teresa Baker says:

    Ooooh, count me in. I’d love to win that BBB.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Teresa from Lancaster, PA

  10. Cindy H says:

    Would love to have the BBB!

  11. okstormy says:

    Pick me for the BBB!!!! Pretty please!!!

  12. Diane says:

    I would love some new recipes to can!!!!

  13. Pete says:

    Keep NOT getting this one, and keep kicking myself for NOT getting it onto my shelf! So, getting THIS one would just be SO easy!!

    Uh-huh. Yep. Need it. Want it. Gotta have ti! :yes:

  14. cindyinohio says:

    Oh yes, yes, yes. I would love to have this book.

  15. xlibbax says:

    BBB Please!!!!

  16. stacey3940 says:

    I would love to win (BBB)

  17. Spiderjohn says:

    PLease enter me in the drawing.

  18. ladybird_1959 says:

    Enter me, please!

  19. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    I’d love to have a copy of the Ball book. So, sign me up please. BBB.

  20. LisaAJB says:

    BBB me please!

  21. Dumbcatluvr says:

    Pick me! :happyflower:

  22. [email protected] says:

    Oh, how I need a new preservation guide. Sign me for the book please!


  23. Pam full of joy says:

    This beginner would love some BBB. Hope your party today is a blast for you. I know everyone else will have fun.

  24. Miss Nellie says:

    BBB please.

  25. mabutler66 says:

    Please enter me! ๐Ÿ˜†

  26. enjay says:

    Please enter me in the contest. Thank you!

  27. maryellen51 says:

    Oh, I would love to have this book. BBB please.

  28. Leah's Mom says:

    Enter me too, please!

  29. stacylee says:

    BBB, please! Fingers crossed!

  30. suziQ says:

    :woof: I want it! I want it! :snoopy:

  31. CharleneB says:

    This beginner would love to have this book – want to learn what to do with some of those tomatos, peppers and squash I’ll be getting from the garden this year! (BBB)

  32. momtoadiva says:

    BBB Please :woof:

  33. Raiquee says:

    BBB please!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. JeanneB says:

    I would love to win this book! BBB

  35. carolynsimpson says:

    Oh enter me please!

  36. Rainn says:

    BbB signing in please!!!!! :snoopy:

  37. bsue54 says:

    :sheep: Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh….. Please put me in the draw for this one. I never realized how much I used it til I returned the borrowed copy I had!!!!!

  38. tea4too0 says:

    Hopefully I will be the winner today! Thank you for the contest, oh and please enter me in the BBB

  39. Shelly says:

    Please entry me! I would love to win this book!!!!!!!!

  40. Almost Heaven, WV says:

    BBB please! :snoopy:

  41. CrystalGB says:

    I really want this book. BBB.

  42. dklenke says:

    I would love to have a Blue Ball Book, if you please.

  43. D1BeachBum says:

    :purpleflower: BBB me , PLEASE :purpleflower:

  44. Lana says:

    Please sign me up – would love to have that book!

    Thanks, Julia’s Life Journey!

  45. bubbashome says:

    I would love to win this book!

  46. Whirlwinded says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I have a friend who’s going to help teach me to can this year, so I need a reference! Thanks for offering this. :heart:

  47. CrazyCat says:

    I’m new here..but I would love to win that canning book by Ball.

  48. pollyjs says:

    crossing bbb fingers, and thanks for your brilliant blog!

  49. Theresa says:

    I love one! BBB

  50. AnitanTony says:

    Add me to the drawing for the Preservation Book. Need some new ideas for all of those peppers coming off. ~BBB :fairy:

  51. StuckinMiami says:

    Send it this way!!!! :sheep:

  52. sal says:

    Wonderful! A new giveaway ;o) I’d love to have the book of course. Good luck to us all. BBB

  53. holstein woman says:

    Please enter me. Thank you, thank you, thank you…

  54. Bells says:

    Count me in! (BBB)

  55. krystal_bee says:

    I have been reading all of your canning posts with awe and dare I say yearning? This BBB would definitely help me start my journey into canning. Thanks for the wonderful blog!!!

  56. emmachisett says:

    Just the cover of that BBB book makes my mouth water, like a stained glass window…but best of all, you can EAT the contents! I would love to have a copy, please enter me in the draw.

  57. Minna says:

    BBB please! :snoopy:

  58. tawetal1817 says:

    I have been canning for almost 35 years and need a new book with updated instructions. BBB please. Also your blog is very lovely.

  59. contentedcat says:

    I’d love a copy of the Complete Book of Home Preserving! Last weekend I decided to pick some of our fruit from our Nanking Cherry bushes since it was the first time they’ve given us cherries since we put them in. The birds have been eating some of them, along with our currants (which was the intention when we planted them), but the cherries were so good I made three pints of jam with the ones I picked. Hand pitting was laborious, but the end product was well worth it!

  60. superdiva3000 says:

    Thanks for all your great recipes. I especially love the homemade hot pockets with grandmother bread!

    Please include me in the BBB drawing. :fairy:

  61. erajala says:

    I’d love a copy! We just planted our first garden, and I hope to have something of my very own to can this year! <3 BBB!

  62. KrazE says:

    I would absolutely love a copy! I used to do a bit of canning many years back, but I didn’t know very much about it (I still don’t) and want to start canning this year out of both interest and necessity; being laid off for more than 6 months now really kicks the budget in the butt!.

  63. Drucillajoy says:

    I’d love to win this book…& if I don’t win it, I just may have to look for it & BUY it! BBB please & thank you :yes:

  64. alinore says:

    I would love to win the (BBB)!

  65. STH says:

    BBB please! Thanks for doing this!

  66. appymama says:

    Please enter me for this BBB, thank you!

  67. mafong says:

    My shelf awaits a new BBB!

  68. drizzlewood says:

    Please, please put me in the drawing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BBB

  69. aprilsinohio says:

    Please pick me for BBB! :fairy:

  70. Merino Mama says:

    Please register me for the BBB giveaway!

  71. cabynfevr says:

    I’ll keep trying! BBB Please :fairy:

  72. wildcat says:

    I would love to have this book. BBB, please! :happyflower:

  73. Aggiemom says:

    :sun: :sun: :sun: :sun: :sun: :sun: :sun: :sun: :sun:
    Please please enter me,
    in the draw for the BBB.

    Thanks for the contest.

    :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

  74. gooddoug says:

    I’ve been looking at getting this book. Winning it means I don’t have to justify it to my DW

  75. chelst says:

    I definitely need this book!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Squeegees Mom says:

    Just picked up a bunch of strawberries from the farmer’s market. The BBB book would sure come in handy! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

  77. wanda1950 says:

    I need a new BBB!!!!!

  78. azladychef says:

    Ooohhh! BBB please. Thanks!

  79. oddgirl says:

    BBB pretty please.

  80. brookdale says:

    Would love to win this and learn how to can! BBB pleeeeeease!

  81. jeepdriver says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post the fun pics of all your critters. They always make me smile. BBB please

  82. AmyI says:

    BB Please, oh pretty please! Fingers crossed

  83. mrsdmahogany says:

    BBB for me please and thank you!

  84. justdeborah2002 says:

    I would love a chance to win, thank you…BBB

  85. sourmilknightmares says:

    Looks like a great book to keep in the kitchen! BBB Please!

  86. robinsnest1950 says:

    Looking ahead to fresh produce coming from my garden and local gardens and would love the Ball Complete to help me “get her done”!

  87. cnewell09 says:

    This is my first year doing it and I need all the help I can get!! BBB

  88. Michele-lee says:

    BBB please

  89. alba says:

    If I bribe Clover with a cookie will she whisper my name to be the one you pick from the hat.BBB PLEASSSSSSssssssssssssssssse.
    Have a good one & good luck to the winners.

  90. Fincadia says:

    Would love this book. I want to learn to can. BBB

  91. Ductape says:

    Would love to learn how to can. Would love to win this book! BBB

  92. TwistedStitcher says:

    95 is my lucky number. BBB me, please.

  93. Kbrenna says:

    definately need this! BBB me please!

  94. uMonnie says:

    Would love to have this book! BBB me, pretty please!!!

  95. lavenderblue says:

    BBB, please.

  96. mollyclaire says:

    I would like to be entered in your contest, pretty please. ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. grandeb1956 says:

    I love reading all of your blogS & finding ones I hadn’t read yet! Thanks for the great writing. I enjoy it. BBB!


  98. MrsHall says:

    I would LOVE this book!!

  99. West Virginia Bound Ladies says:

    oh please oh please i would love a complete canning book

  100. lattelady says:

    BBB. I would absolutely love the book

  101. jim says:

    MEMEME PLEASE I just canned some clams this week

    BB Book please

  102. Canoe Corner says:

    Please enter me for the BBB!

  103. rhubarbrose says:

    That does look like a great book!!! For sure count me in on the draw.

  104. cacieleanne says:

    I would love a chance to win! *BBB* Thanks!!!

  105. Grasswidow says:

    Would love this book. BBB

  106. Turtle Mom says:

    I want it! Thank you!!!

  107. DRYVEM says:

    This would make my day! :chicken:

  108. Willamette Valley Girl says:

    Thanks for the offer. This Canning Queen would love this BBB! :happyflower:

  109. Melissa H. says:

    I would love to have this book – BBB Please!

  110. TRUDY says:

    This gal would love a chance to win the BBB…thanks for the chance to get a kitchen must for the summer canning!

  111. lreazer says:

    Love to can – and would like to try some new recipes – please enter me to win BBB

  112. PaulaClark says:

    I would love the Complete Book(BBB). I use the Ball Blue book and would love to expand my canning to new levels!

  113. absinthe says:

    BBB please! I loaned mine out months ago.

  114. michabud says:

    i would just love getting BBB love to cook and learn to some canning :fairy:

  115. mtnmedx says:

    I have MANY cook books on my shelf…..but not this one. I would love the Complete BBB. Thank you!

  116. Zaduzbina says:

    This book would so be used….. BBB

  117. lisasiowa says:

    I would love to have a copy! Thank you for this opportunity! BBB

  118. Cathyb610 says:

    I would love this book. I am a newbie canner and I heard this is THE best book to have.

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