Ball Blue Book!


Jars of apricot jelly lined up after canning. (I’m in love with jellies since I got my steam juicer!) Get the recipe here: Apricot Jelly.


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Dana A. in loving memory of her grandmother, Loree B.

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 29). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (July 30). 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 07/30/10/: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #7, Maureen. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!


  1. Daniel Galligan says:

    Just missed the cut off time. I’ve been wanting this book for some time. Just learning the art of canning. Love the blog. BBB.

  2. Kathy in KY says:

    OH! pick me! pick me! I’d love to win the Ball Blue Book. Love the looks of your apricot jelly – yummy! take care, from KY. :snoopy:

  3. Lisa Faulkner says:

    I would love to have it…I am new to posting, probably doing this wrong but oh well, I have this site bookmarked and love to check it everyday. :woof:

  4. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    Your jelly is beautiful! I just made raspberry jam. BBB

  5. Richelle says:

    One more try…. Yes, yes!

  6. Rose H says:

    Oooh, that jelly sure looks good! Please enter me into the BBB draw. Thank you.

  7. Maureen says:

    Please enter me for the BBB!

  8. Celia Allen says:

    :happyflower: Love the looks of that jelly! Please pick me for the BBB!

    Mrs. Turkey

  9. Snapper says:

    I love apricot jam and jelly, and lucky for me I’m the only one here at home that does! Yes please…BBB.

  10. Rachel says:

    That jelly looks delicious. I really wanted to make some strawberry jelly, but I missed strawberry season. Maybe raspberry… yum.

  11. Sandy says:

    I ordered my Steam Juicer from Amazon last night. Just couldn’t take the thought of not making jellies and tomato stuff anymore! BBB for MeMeMe Please! :happyfeet:

  12. northcountrygirl says:

    I’m so into making jams right now. Strawberry, Peach, and Blackberry so far. Uses less sugar and I can whip up a batch in less than 20 minutes. Stores in the fridge but it doesn’t last very long. It is my husband’s and grand daughter’s favorite. BBB

  13. PossumManor says:

    BBB I need to do peaches next week.

  14. Nicole says:

    I wouldl ove to win the BBB. We just canned 12 gallons of pickles and would like to learn how to make jam

  15. Cyndi B says:

    Peach jam…need to get going on that myself! Yum! BBB please?

  16. Kat says:

    BBB! Tomatoes are ready… got to get to making marinara!

  17. WKF says:

    . I need a blue book πŸ™‚ and a steam juicer! Gorgeous jelly!

  18. Connie says:

    I’d love to win it!

  19. Kathy in FL says:

    I love seeing all the canning you’re doing. And I’d love to win the book! BBB

  20. Christa H. says:

    One of these days I hope to win the BBB!

  21. Betty says:

    I love your blog. Read it daily. BBB.

  22. blueberrylu says:

    BBB please please please :cowsleep:

  23. Nikki says:

    It is time to can! I ordered my new canner weeks ago and its backordered : ( but not to fear i still have my older one that works.

    BBB please!

  24. Amy says:

    Yummmmm the jelly looks fabulous! BBB please:-)

  25. Lcapers says:

    A cup of coffee and CITR–the only way to start the day!BBB

  26. Stephanie S. says:

    I would love to win the BBB – I have a pressure canner in my closet calling my name, but I haven’t been brave enough to attempt it without much guidance! :duck:

  27. AnnMarie says:

    BBB–so glad I cuaght this on the right day once again! –AnnMarie

  28. Amy I. says:

    BBB please, please…the season is here!!!!

  29. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    I am also totally addicted to making jellies since I got my steam juicer…so far I have
    Cherry, strawberry, peach, blackberry, plum and pineapple. My apples will be ripe in a few weeks and I have a friend who grows grapes…jelly! jelly! jelly!

  30. Kathleen H in Indiana says:

    Delicious Jelly! BBB if you please!

  31. Jackie C says:

    If the garden continues in this manner, I won’t need the BBB. Perhaps, as a reference book for this winter.
    Enter me into the BBB, the “peach” man should be showing up any day.

  32. Anke says:

    Please enter me into the BBB drawing. On my agenda today is canning pickles, got ‘tons’ of them right now…

  33. Rebecca V. says:

    BBB please!!

  34. Mary from Baton Rouge says:

    Consider me for the BBB!!!

  35. Annegi says:

    I’d LOVE to win this! It’d come in very handy as my pickling cukes
    are coming in like crazy. thanks for the chance.

  36. Martha Legg says:

    Okay, I’m up for it ,by the time my garden comes in maybe ,just maybe,I’ll win the BBB. If so,then look out Farmers market!!!!Because they have apples, peaches, peppers, berries…you get it…lol.

  37. CrystalGB says:

    I would love to have the BBB. I have been canning up a storm. πŸ˜€

  38. Stephanie in Michigan says:

    Nothing prettier than sparkling jars of homemade jelly. BBB please. πŸ™‚

  39. Debbie says:

    I’d love to have the book – I need all the help I can get since this will be my first year attempting to can!

  40. E. A. Filip says:

    BBB Please!

  41. Rys says:

    Hope springs eternal. Please ad me to the BBB list.

  42. Brenda Evans says:

    Oh when oh when will I win will I win???? BBB please ocme to me.

  43. Erin says:

    Today is tomato canning day, but I’d love something more adventurous! BBB me!

  44. Tanya says:

    I’m new to canning and I’m so excited about this new venture. I would love to be BBB’d:-) Grazie.

  45. Lise says:

    Looking at pictures of your jelly reminds me of my grandmother making plum jelly from the plum tree in the back yard. I’d love to have a BBB!

  46. Bev says:

    We have a great garden this year and are doing lots of preserving and canning. I sooooo need this book. BBB for me!

  47. Mim says:

    Please enter me in the give away….Planning on canning spag sauce tonight….Ckd my jars & found a doz jelly jars…so I guess I will have to make some jelly next. :purpleflower:

  48. Michelle says:

    Yes please. Add my name.

  49. AnnaXLA1 says:

    please add me to the BBB contest I’d love to win one

  50. Southern MN Gal says:

    I’ve tried every time…maybe this will be my lucky number!! As always, I love your blog ~ you’re always making me laugh! Enter me for the BBB, please!
    Southern MN Gal

  51. Teri says:

    I’d love to win! BBB

  52. Luann Barbagallo says:

    My fist memory of canning was my Mom and Dad put up spaghetti sauce every summer (wonderful sauce)! They stopped canning when I was in my teens, after I got married I have taken up this skill, I love canning and sharing the canned goods with friends and family! Happy canning! BBB

  53. Cate says:

    Apricot jelly always comes out such a pretty color. BBB, please. Thanks!

  54. Sarah Gallops says:

    BBB… I’d love a copy to take care of the loads of Oregon berries I’ve been picking this summer. I’m a starving graduate student and have discovered how cheap and fun U-picks can be!

  55. pdelainey says:

    BBB please :clover:

  56. ladybird_1959 says:

    Please enter me in the BBB drawing!!!!! :snoopy:

  57. Miss Becky says:

    thanks Dana A for sponsoring. BBB

  58. PrairieKerri says:

    I would love the BBB! Mine is an antique….

  59. Cheryl S. says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. BBB

  60. AA says:

    Looks yummy. Enter me in the BBB.

  61. Cindy says:

    Yes, and tell us more about your steam juicer. BBB

  62. Gen says:

    I would love to have one! Then I could quit hogging the one from the library!

  63. Debby says:

    I would love to be the winner!!!! BBB

  64. debbie says:

    Today, I am making apple, wild cherry, and peach jelly. BBB

  65. Susan says:

    I’d love to win the Ball Blue Book. I want to start canning!

  66. Amy Manwell says:

    That jelly looks so yummy. I cant wait to try this recipe.

  67. Shannon J says:

    Please enter me for the BBB. Thanks!

  68. AndiK says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. My mom has been canning a lot this summer, and I’d like to have my own BBB!

  69. chickypez says:

    I am so jealous of the steam juicer! Haha I may just have to reorganize my kitchen so I have room to get one of my own.

    I’d love to win the book!

  70. beth Brown says:

    I would love to win one!

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  71. geena22 says:

    Hurry my garden is rocking.BBB :happyfeet:

  72. Stephanie says:

    I would love to have this!

  73. Marianne G says:

    Pass the jelly and the BBB please!

  74. Robbin says:

    Oh I’d LOVE a new BBB. We have an old one that we use CONSTANTLY and it is worn and stained. Please enter me in the contest. BBB!

  75. Sandi says:

    I would love to have a BBB. I am just getting into canning.

  76. EightPondFarm says:

    Best wishes to Clover. When is her due date?? BBB

  77. Linda says:

    Count me in on the draw, please.

  78. ladychef says:

    Thank you Dana A and Suzanne. What a great way to honor your grandmother!

  79. Gini says:

    That apricot jelly looks heavenly! Such beautiful even color!

    BBB me πŸ˜€

  80. Amanda says:

    Please enter me for the BBB!

  81. Melissa says:

    I would LOVE to win a BBB.

  82. Raeann says:

    I would love to win the BBB! Please put my name in the hat!

  83. Terri Draeger says:

    Apricot jelly recipe looks YUM! definitely have to put this one on my list!
    Please add me to the BBB list. I need a copy to send to my good friend in NY!
    thank you!

  84. hollygee says:

    I’ve just cold packed plums and made plum butter this week. The first of 10 plum trees. I’m also counting persimmons before they’re hatched, but it looks like a good crop.

  85. denise moats says:

    Would really like to have the BBB.
    It looks so good.

  86. Denise says:

    Your jelly is beautiful!!!! BBB

  87. Kirsten S. says:

    I would love to be entered in the BBB contest

  88. Christina says:

    BBB me, please!! πŸ™‚

  89. Merlin says:

    I’ve never canned before (though I helped my dear mother -who now has Lou Gehrig’s disease- with the canning), and I’d love to have the BBB so I can learn!!!!

  90. Kris says:

    BBB Pretty pretty please! :happyfeet:

  91. Banana says:

    I would love to make jelly! Please enter me into the drawing for the BBB! – Thank you!

  92. Zusiqu says:

    I recently made your strawberry marmalade recipe! It has a wonderful sparky taste (from the lemon, of course.) BBB

  93. paula m says:

    i’ve just started learning to can-with much trepitation and self doubts. i’ve checked out book after book from the library but they don’t have the ball book plus they expect me to return the books. :hissyfit: so, along with all the other posters – pick me, pick me.

  94. Kristen A says:

    That looks wonderful! I am wanting to make strawberry jam to put in your homemade pop tarts. The kids are excited to try them, as am I. BBB please.

  95. marymac says:

    I’m getting ready to can peaches. Would love to have the BBB.

  96. Beth says:

    I’d love the BBB. I love to can and am always ready to learn new ways of doing it. Right now it time to can peaches! BBB please!

  97. Vicki in So. CA says:

    This is my first year canning. My tomatoes are almost ready and I need all the help I can get! The BBB would be a great help. I can’t wait to see if I get picked! :happyfeet:

  98. patrice says:

    BBB for my daughter. Then she can do all the canning and I can eat cookies or something!

  99. Julia says:

    Would love this for a new canning friend.

  100. Heather in Idaho says:

    BBB Pplease?

  101. rmsrosedawson says:

    Looks scrumptious, Suzanne….BBB

  102. Marci says:

    Enter me please – fingers crossed πŸ™‚ BBB

  103. Morgan says:

    I’d love to be put in the drawing (BBB)

  104. claudia w says:

    I am still looking forward to owning this book! Please put me in for the drawing! Thank you!

  105. mommafox says:

    Could sure use a BBB. Tomatoes are looking pretty good. I think salsa will be the first thing I will make.

  106. Barbie says:

    Garden is full of produce coming on, a BBB would be very helpful. Thanks!!

  107. Cathey says:

    I’d love to be the winner of the BBB. I took my first canning class a month ago and was told this is the book to get. I love your blog and life! Thanks for inspiring me to greener pastures.

  108. Cassondra says:

    I know I’ll win someday!! BBB

  109. Darlene in North Ga says:

    Oh, I’d love one! The bbb I mean.

  110. Linda C. says:

    I would love to have a BBB.

  111. Mel says:

    Put me in the drawing, please, hope I am not too late!!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog….made the rhubarb bread the other day and took it camping with the fam, they all loved it!!! yum

  112. jan klug says:

    would put the BBB to good use, would love to have it please!

  113. Mokihana says:

    BBB to the max! Would love to win a new one!

    Your jelly looks gorgeous. I’m about to make apricot jam tomorrow!

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