Another Ball Blue Book Day!


Possibly my all-time favorite canning recipe: Hot Pepper Butter. If you have peppers coming in, you want to make this! (Get the recipe here.) It’s great for dips, and is also the best sandwich spread around.


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by an anonymous donor.

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 Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (July 7). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (July 8). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn.

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

UPDATE 07/08/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #75, claudia w. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. Jennifer Robin says:

    Oh my goodness, does that sound yummy. BBB!

  2. Rose H says:

    Please include me in the BBB. Thank you 8)

  3. kathy says:

    :snoopy: It’s a toss up between pepper butter and Dede’s sweet pickle relish. Reminds me, I need to check my supply and make sure I have plenty in the pantry!

  4. Judy D. says:

    My Dad is 90 y.o. and LOVES any food that has some heat. I’ve never used these peppers before, so I’m not sure just how hot they are, but I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try. I can picture pouring this sauce over a block of cream cheese and serving it with crackers or tortilla chips. It’s after 2 a.m. and I should be going to sleep…but now I’m hungry. =) Love all your posts. Thank you. β™₯ BBB β™₯

  5. Maureen says:

    I would love to win the BBB!

  6. diana sullivan says:

    :woof: i’m just so new at preserving foods, i’d love the book! love your blog, too!

  7. Kathy in KY says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway – I need all the canning help I can get! Have a great Wednesday. Take care, from KY.

  8. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    Oh please! Oh please! Pick me! BBB!!! :duck:

  9. Connie says:

    I’d love to win it!

  10. Celia Allen says:

    :snoopy: I want to win this book so bad. Please pick me for the BBB!

    Mrs. Turkey

  11. Runningtrails says:

    Ooooooo! Hot pepper butter! Interesting!!

    I’d love the Blue Ball Canning Book!

  12. marymac says:

    Sure would like to win the BBB, thanks

  13. Sarah says:

    BBB. My husband would love hot pepper butter! Gotta try that out.

  14. Kat says:

    Pick me! Pick me! BBB!

  15. Brenda says:

    Gotta try the pepper butter. Love your blog! BBB.

  16. Deb says:

    I’d love to be entered for the BBB. Thanks!

  17. Sue says:

    I’m thinking that my Ball canning book is probably considered antique by now. LOL I could certainly use an updated version of the BBB.

  18. Michelle says:

    Please enter me for the BBB! Thank you!!

  19. Kathy in FL says:

    Add me to the list for the BBB drawing.

  20. ~jackie says:

    BBB for me, me, me! Your pepper jelly sounds de-lish!

  21. Heather from NC says:

    BBB for me please! I have more hot peppers coming in than I can handle right now.

  22. Cyndi B says:

    I’d like to be entered in the drawing for the BBB…thanks!

  23. Melinda says:

    bbb please!

  24. Nikki says:

    I love pepper anything!! yum!

    BBB please

  25. Debbie says:

    I’d love to win the BBB!!! This will be my first summer canning. Thanks!

  26. Linda C. says:

    Maybe today, will be my day. All your recipes sound good. BBB please.

  27. Nikki says:

    Just an FYI flour typically is not an approved ingredient for canning. It is still used in some recipes but unless this is an approved recipe that has been tested I would be scared to try it with that much flour. It is not an acid issue as much as it is a density issue. Peppers are low acid which the vinegar would help but thickening the mixture is where you run into issues. I would personally freeze this recipe even if using clearjel. For current canning guidelines please use this website.

  28. PossumManor says:

    BBB…I want it…I want it.

  29. CrystalGB says:

    I would love to have the BBB. πŸ™‚

  30. Nancy says:

    I’m hoping there’s a red pepper jelly recipe in there some where! BBB

  31. Rebecca V. says:

    I’ve got to find a time and some peppers to try making this. I want a BBB please.

  32. Erin says:

    We’re about to have more tomatoes coming in than I know what to do with. BBB!

  33. Brigitte says:

    Love your recipes! BBB

  34. Lindsey says:

    BBB please. i really need one of these books!
    have a great day!

  35. Lacey says:

    I want that book! πŸ™‚

  36. Bonnie says:

    BBB,also. I wish I could find this book in the stores!

  37. patrice says:

    I would like to be entered in the BBB giveaway. :happyflower:

  38. Marianne G says:

    My garden is starting to come in and I truly want to try canning this year. BBB please. Thanks Suzanne and donor.

  39. Miss Becky says:

    I’m making that hot pepper butter recipe! Thanks Suzanne and donor, for the giveaway! BBB

  40. Beth Brown says:

    Suzanne – I made this butter when you posted it last year. I made a ton of it because I love it! I just took several jars into work on Friday and now have some people to share all of my pepper butter. The recipe is awesome!!!!!! Enter me for the BBB, please!

  41. Connie says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway.

  42. Linda T. says:

    Me too! Hope springs eternal!

  43. Barbie says:

    We are down to the last jar of hot pepper butter, waiting for the peppers to produce! BBB!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Nancy S. says:

    BBB! Would love it!

  45. Drucillajoy says:

    Your recipes are all so tasty…you don’t have a really good recipe for a chocolate roll up cake do you, like a ho~ho? I made one over the 4th that was not very good…(and I’m a pretty good cook too) πŸ˜‰

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway

  46. Teri says:

    I love to win the BBB!

  47. BrendaE says:

    Enter me please in the BBB. Thanks!

  48. pdelainey says:

    Pepper Butter sounds really good.
    BBB please. :clover:

  49. kellyb says:

    The peppers are just starting to come in and this recipe is on my “must” can list. Yum.

  50. Lisa Loves Boston says:

    Oooo I want it! Pretty please with sugar on top?!!! BBB

  51. Cheryl S. says:

    Count me in, please. BBB.

  52. Sandi says:

    I have some green pepper relish that my neighbor canned 2 yrs ago. Different than this, but I wonder if you can tell me what to use it for?? It’s a HUGE jar and I haven’t opened it because I don’t know what to do with it! BBB please!!

  53. Carol Campbell says:

    Hot Pepper Butter…..never heard of such a thing..but sounds wonderful as a spread on sandwiches. BBB!!!!!!

  54. Jackie C says:

    Red Pepper Butter, sounds good. The peppers are starting to blossom :snoopy: Now with the addition of a BBB, I could make some of the Butter. Please :help:

  55. Richelle says:

    Here I am again and yes, I would love to receive the book!

  56. sherry says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway. My mother-in-law taught me to make sweet pickles but everything else I can is a menace!

  57. Cindy Serry says:

    BBB please!

  58. Cindy Serry says:

    Would love the BBB!

  59. LeAnn says:

    BBB, please, my old one has seen better days.

  60. Jessica says:

    Count me in for the BBB! thanks!

  61. Sally says:

    I do hot pepper jelly, but I haven’t tried hot pepper butter! Add that to the list for the year…

    And BBB please!

  62. Rossann says:

    BBB Please!!

  63. Alicia says:

    Would love the BBB! I’ve been wanting one for a while, but haven’t gotten it yet! :snoopy:

  64. Gini says:

    YUM, hot pepper butter sounds awesome! I’m going to try my hand at blueberry butter this month. πŸ˜€ BBB!

  65. mommafox says:

    Love the hot pepper butter! Looking for that recipe is how I stumbled into CITR. Everyone who has recieved it from me as a gift has loved it. Would love to win a BBB.

  66. Glenie says:

    Oh I would love the BBB. L’m canning corn and corn with tomatoes today. I would love to know how to can spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce.

  67. Sharee says:

    Would love a book! THANKS!!!

  68. geena22 says:

    :devil2: BBB Please BBB

  69. Susan W. says:

    BBB please – and thank you so much for your efforts at entertaining me every day. Your blog is always a smile maker.

  70. Amy says:

    Would love the BBB, need some new recipes!

  71. Shirley Corwin says:

    Yes, please enter my name for BBB. I do have some peppers in my garden. Those are the cutest jars. What kind are they?

  72. claudia w says:

    That recipe screams Christmas Gift!!!
    I would love to give that a try. (BBB) Please?

  73. Shannon J says:

    I’d love to have a BBB. Thanks for the great pictures and descriptions!

  74. Melanie says:

    BBB, pretty please with sugar on it. : ) :butterfly:

  75. Mariah says:

    Mmmm. That sounds good. BBB please!

  76. farmershae says:

    I could use a BBB! Please! :happyflower:

  77. Connie of Ohio says:

    Please include me in the draw for the BBB please.

  78. Pam Glidden says:

    Yes, please…I’d love a BBB!! :heart:

  79. Fran P. says:

    I would love to win the BBB! and thanks go to Anon Y Mous! :happyflower:

  80. Terri Draeger says:

    A BBB would make my day! You have the best blog around! :shimmy:

  81. SkippyMom says:

    Me please! My beloved in laws always grace us with so many peppers I would love to make this. πŸ™‚

  82. Megs says:

    Love it! All of your information is the BEST! Thanks!!! BBB

  83. Banana says:

    I would love to win the BBB!

  84. Debbie in PA says:

    Hey! Count me in! I would love a BBB!

    In the meantime, I am going to check out that recipe!

  85. Amber says:

    I am new to canning…. I would absolutely LOVE this book! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!!!

  86. Stephanie says:

    Please include me in the BBB draw. Thank you πŸ™‚

  87. Mamamalama says:

    BBB! I just got a pressure canner, and need all the help I can get. :happyflower:

  88. Mary in GA says:

    I would love the BBB. I’m new to canning and could use all the help I can get.

  89. Jan Klug says:

    BBB, please!!

  90. Pat says:

    I have to admit, I’m not into hot pepper but still would love to win the BBB πŸ™‚

  91. Shar says:

    I definitely need to try this hot pepper butter! I bet hubby would LOVE it!

    I’d LOVE to win the BBB so please count me in!

    Thank you to the sponsor for sponsoring it!

  92. Linda Goble says:

    I would love to have a bbb please. pick me! Thank you for the give away!!!!!!!

  93. lavenderblue says:

    So sorry for buzzing by just long enough to say BBB,please. Can’t read long. It’s eleven at night, I have to be up at four for work and we just got some painting on the house done, still tons more to do. I’m half asleep now, so if this makes no sense I’m sorry. I miss you guys, got no interwebs time anymore, it seems.

  94. Blyss says:

    Winning the BBB would be neat… to help me make butter with heat! :sun:

  95. Amy says:

    I was wondering what I was going to do with these hot banana peppers!!

    I’d love the new Ball Blue Book–I just haven’t been able to find it around here!

  96. Lois says:

    I sure need to get busy canning. I love your recipes. Would like the BBB also.

  97. Darlene in North Ga says:

    I think I just made it! love to have BBB

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