Ball Blue Book Giveaway


More and more canned strawberries–I finished up my latest strawberry fiesta with a strawberry-pineapple conserve that is DIVINE. I’m making a lemon-lime marmalade next.

This post is all Ball Blue Book giveaway! See my other, regular, post today in Crafts!


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Jayme from Tales of the Coop Keeper. 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 Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (March 22). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (March 23). Return to this post to see if you won.

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

UPDATE 03/23/10: The winning comment number is #23, Sandra in SC. Email me at CIT[email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!


  1. Linda G says:

    I am interested in being entered in the BBB giveaway. I want to learn to can my own items.

  2. Joanna Jorgensen says:

    I just found your blog and have been reading every bit of it.
    I dream of a little crocked house of my own with chickens in the road!
    would love to enter the Ball Blue Book drawing,

  3. Joanna Jorgensen says:

    crooked not crocked! lol I should be sleeping

  4. margiesbooboo says:

    i want a bbb!

  5. natalie says:

    enter me too! BBB

  6. Janessa says:

    Ooh Oooh pick me, pick me! BBB

  7. mommafox says:

    Still interested in a BBB. Love to win one.

  8. SuzieQ says:

    Still hoping to win one. :fairy:

  9. Pat says:

    Please enter me for the drawing!

  10. Julie says:

    Since this is on my list of things to learn, please enter me ~ BBB!

  11. Senta Sandberg says:

    BBB thank you so much.

  12. Marla says:

    :happyflower: BBB :happyflower:

  13. Maureen says:

    I would love to win the BBB!

  14. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    It is almost garden season! I REALLY need that book! PLEEEAAAASSSSEEE pick me!!!

  15. Sue says:

    I would love to win BBB! Oh, the things I would make!! :shimmy:

  16. NorthCountryGirl says:

    I’m in the mood to make jellies and jams! Please put me in for BBB.

  17. Connie Trippett says:

    Would love that BBB. Thanks

  18. Connie Crowl says:

    I would love to win the BBB please.


  19. Sandra in SC says:

    Would love to win a BBB!!!


  20. Ashley says:

    Yay! Please enter me – BBB!

  21. Kat says:

    Lemon Lime Marmalade sounds fabulous! Please share when it’s ready! πŸ™‚ BBB!

  22. ~ Jackie says:

    OOOOOhhhhhhhhh I wanna win this book!! Mine is 30-something years old…. Pick my number, wouldja!?? πŸ™‚

  23. Nicolezmomma says:

    I would love a BBB. Thank you.

  24. Anke says:

    Please enter me into the BBB drawing.

  25. Charlotte says:

    Please enter me into the BBB drawing. :heart:

  26. Cheryl LeMay says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway. I really need an update.

  27. Glenie says:

    I’m looking forward to spring canning season and would love the BBB.

  28. Laura says:

    BBB—me, me, me :snoopy:

  29. Kelly says:

    Thanks Suzanne! BBB!

  30. Christine Roberts says:

    i love it here!!! please enter me too!!

  31. sam says:

    Please enter me in the BBB drawing. Thank you.


  32. Debbie in PA says:

    Hope springs eternal…..I would love a BBB!

  33. Patty says:

    BBB please :snoopy:

  34. patty says:

    My kids do the same thing as Georgia. As soon as the flowers start to show themselves they want me to take pictures of them. They know spring is here! BBB please.

  35. Mary from Baton Rouge says:

    Consider me for the BBB!

  36. Jill says:

    Please enter me in for the BBB


  37. Lisa Cummings says:

    Please enter me in the BBB!

  38. Quietstorm says:

    Thanks Suzanne ~ BBB Please! :clover:

  39. Tammy says:

    Thank you for making the opportunity available. BBB – how nice of you.

  40. nikki says:

    I just put up some strawberry jam. yummy

    BBB please (mine is a few yrs old)

  41. Ruthdigs - Exeter, UK says:

    Please enter me for the BBB – no copy here of any age. :no:

  42. Nikki says:

    BBB! Thanks Jayme and Suzanne.

  43. beartwork says:

    I would love a BBB…thanks!

  44. Amy I says:

    BBB….pick me, pick me!

  45. Amy says:

    I want the BBB! I have wonderful memories of making preserves with my mother, using her thirty-year-old copy.

  46. Emily says:

    100th times a charm! BBB Please!

  47. Miss Kitty says:

    I’d love to win it. Thanks Suzanne! BBB

  48. Jhenna Deering says:

    I would love this! Thanks Suzanne! BBB

  49. marymac says:

    Gosh I’d love to win the BBB, thanks.

  50. Kelly says:

    I want to enter…BBB please!

  51. Jill Harper F says:

    My mom says this the Bible of canning. Please register me in the drawing!

  52. Mary Ellen Rice says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for some time now. Love your pictures, recipes and information. It’s a happy way to start my day. BBB

  53. Marianne G says:

    Stopped by today to find a recipe to use with my Granny Smith apples.

    BBB please!

  54. cyndi says:

    Yes, please, I’d like a chance to win the BBB.

  55. Phyllis says:

    Please be so kind as to enter me in the drawing for the BBB.
    Thanks. :sun:

  56. Amanda says:

    Would love to have the BBB!

  57. kerri says:

    Oh yum…lemon-lime marmalade! The strawberry-pineapple conserve sounds delicious too.
    I’d love to be entered in the BBB drawing, thanks.

  58. Linda says:

    Please enter my name for the BBB. Thanks!

  59. MMT says:

    Would love to win the BBB. I really need it! I made your Strawberry cake this weekend and it is delicious, but had to use store bought jam and I would really like to try all your recipes with my own home canned goodies. Looking forward to seeing your soapmaking post as well and making some soap of my own too. Thanks for all the great ideas and tutorials.

  60. Lanita canup says:

    BBB gotta love canning ! :heart:

  61. Maria in CT says:

    Would love to win the book. Thank you for the contest!!

  62. scorwin says:

    Yes, sign me up for the BBB. I follow Jayme’s blog too, in fact I think its through her that I found Chickens in the Road!

  63. Nancy says:

    Gotta be in it to win it! Count me in. bbb

  64. Laura says:

    Yeah for jamming! (BBB) Please!

  65. Beth says:

    :purpleflower: :heart: BBB :heart: :purpleflower:

  66. Rose Thompson says:

    strawberry-pineapple conserve does sound divine!

    Pick me for the book please :shimmy:

  67. Just Kris says:

    BBB – would make a happy home for it!! πŸ™‚

  68. Cate says:

    Please enter me into the BBB giveaway. I can’t wait for spring, summer and fall. I’ve been stocking up on canning jars, lids and other supplies for weeks now. I think I hear them calling to me at night when I’m sleeping – fill me with all sorts of yummy things – or maybe I’m just dreaming a very pleasant dream.

  69. Nancy says:

    Lemon-Lime marmalade….sounds very summery! BBB

  70. Tabatha says:

    Sign me up for BBB!!

  71. LeAnn, in Washington (the state) says:

    BBB, please πŸ™‚

  72. Miss Becky says:

    strawberry pineapple? that sounds delicious; recipe? BBB!

  73. Corynne says:

    Just discovered your blog – very talented. Would love to be entered in the drawing. Look forward to following your blog. BBB


  74. Jackie C says:

    Enter me in the BBB please.
    :woof: Please with strawberry jam on top.

  75. CrystalGB says:

    I definitely want the BBB. πŸ™‚

  76. Lindy Hudson says:

    I would truly love to win a BBB. I need to learn to can. Always been a little scared of it.

  77. Erin D. says:

    Oh yes please!
    Thanks for the continued BBB giveaways. πŸ™‚

  78. Rhonda says:

    I have been checking out the library copy over and over again.. would be nice to own a copy… so here I am entering.. and hoping. πŸ™‚

  79. pattyb says:

    My husband and I want to try to can this summer for our children and their families. Could you please enter me into the BBB.
    Thank you.

  80. Jessica says:

    Would love to have this! Fingers are crossed…

  81. Gini says:

    I gave my friend Jackie her own Ball Blue Book for her birthday this weekend, along with a jar of my jam. Now I just need a Ball Blue Book of my own!

    BTW – BBB

  82. Karen says:

    Your soap is beautiful! Can’t wait to read your post on the soap making experiment! BBB, pretty please!

  83. UlrikeDG says:

    Yum! Strawberry is my favorite. (BBB)

  84. Terra says:

    Please enter me for the BBB. I would love to have a copy.

  85. Melinda says:

    I would love to win the BBB

  86. Shannon J says:

    I’d love to have a BBB. All my current canning recipes are copies and covered in tomato and strawberry jam.

  87. Aedrielle says:

    BBB for me me me! πŸ™‚ :duck:

  88. Debbie in Memphis says:

    I’d love to win the BBB. I need to learn to can!!!

  89. Theresa says:

    Oh wow, I never win these kind of things, but it’s certainly worth a shot. A friend of mine and I am going to try canning some this summer. We are so excited and this book would be a blessing! (bbb)

  90. Pam says:

    I would be thrilled to win a BBB!!! :snoopy:

  91. Sue Laurito says:

    Hi, I used my homemade strawberry jam on yogurt this morning. I love your pictures and encouraging words. Would love the BBB.

  92. Melanie says:

    BBB! : ) Thanks.

  93. Terri Draeger says:

    Lemon-lime marmalade sounds DIVINE!!!! please post that recipe when you make it!
    and please enter me in the Ball Blue book drawing, thank you!

  94. Geena says:

    I can’t wait for the sopa blog. Enter me for BBB :happyflower:

  95. Laura says:

    please please please pick me me me!!!! BBB

  96. Terry says:

    I would love to win BBB! Thanks for sharing

  97. Darlene says:

    Would love to win the BBB πŸ™‚

  98. AA says:

    I am actually planting a garden this year so hopefully I will need that book.

  99. Susan says:

    BBB! i would love to learn to can! :chicken:

  100. lavenderblue says:

    I’m hoping for a BBB. Got the dandy new pressure canner, now I’m a little afraid to use it. There are some left over apples that are still in good shape, I may practice on them. Canned apple pie filling, maybe?

  101. Suzanne says:

    yes I would like the BBB

  102. JoAnna Jensen says:

    I’d love the book – even if my hubbie did leave the canning equipment in Colorado when we moved to Florida recently! It would give me a good excuse to buy more!

  103. Michelle says:

    Didn’t you just do this? I want one, please!

  104. Jblank says:

    Would love the BBB

  105. Jerrie Jackson says:

    I wanna be just like you when I grow up! LOL! Please enter me for a BBB! Thank you, and please keep up the awsome work! You are truly inspiring!

  106. Kelly Gregory says:

    You are my new Martha Stewart! And that is a good thing!! I want to learn how to do all of this wonderful canning! Please enter me in the BBB!!! Thank you for all that you do and share!

  107. Betty Moore says:

    I enjoy your blog daily. Please continue to give us ideas for crafts and I love the canning posts. BBB.

  108. Becky Leach says:

    I’ve been canning things for nearly 30 years and yet still do NOT have the Ball Blue Book. So, I want it! :happyfeet:


  109. jojo says:

    Here’s hoping for the BBB. πŸ™‚

  110. Heather says:

    I’d love to win a copy of BBB! :snoopy:

  111. Christa H. says:

    That lemon lime marmalade sounds delish!

  112. Ann Flora says:

    Oh, yeah. I want a Ball Blue Book like nobody’s business.
    Here’s hoping again!

  113. Annette says:

    Your jars look so pretty! sure they taste good too :fairy: BBB Please

  114. dorothy says:

    :snuggle: BBB please

  115. Jilly Bean says:

    Ladies ~ Love ya both!! Would love to get a hold that BBB. Thanks for all the happy stuff you two post! You make my day everyday!

  116. Beth says:

    First visit to your blog and I will definitely be back! Please enter me for the BBB!

  117. Donna Riddle says:

    I have started planting my spring crops which I’ll sell at area Farmer’s Markets. I get lots of questions on canning. The BBB would be a great asset for me and my customers.

  118. Patrice says:

    :woof: Please enter me in the BBB drawing. I’m new to Chickens in the road and I think it is a great blog!

  119. Stephanie Schiltz says:

    BBB Please!

  120. Lexi says:

    I love your blog and your homemade poptarts looked amazing. I sure would love a Ball Blue Book to help me make my own jam for them!!

  121. Cyndi says:

    Please Please Please enter me in the BBB drawing

  122. Torie says:

    I would love the BBB to use on all my summer produce!! =)

  123. Jen says:

    I sure would love that BBB!

  124. Elizabeth Seymour says:

    My mom has a well-loved and war torn copy of the BBB. I tried to sneak into my luggage the last time I visited home but she caught me and I thought she was going to burst a blood vessel! So I guess I’d best get one for myself.


  125. Jennifer Gregg says:

    Love your blog. The cooking blog is my favorite. Would love a ball blue book.

  126. Beccalynn says:

    Please enter me in the bbb give away.

  127. Marcia says:

    BBB I have a new pressure cooker and it will be perfect for canning this Spring – Summer. The strawberry jam sounds good and putting up 10 half pint jars would be perfect for a very small family;

  128. Jennifer says:

    I really want to learn to can. So I’d love to win this BBB!

  129. DonnaTN says:

    Sure would love the BBB! Thanks!

  130. Kimberly McGuigan says:

    :woof: Please enter my name into your BBB drawing! I was just here looking up your dough enhancer recipe agian. Thank you so much. Just last week, I canned baked beans and chili! (BBB) for me!

  131. Diana H says:

    I dont have a clue about the cut-off time but if I made it I’d love to be in the drawing!

    I’m new to your site and just made the crockpot yogurt today, woo hoo..worked wonderfully and the cheese is also draining right now. Cant wait to see how it turns out.


  132. Sandra in SC says:

    Woo Hoo….I won!!!! Thanks so much!!!

  133. Shannnon Ralidad says:

    Missed the BBB Giveaway, but am using your sourdough starter recipe and love it!. I tried another recipe first, but it did not work. I then found your site and how entertaining and helpful. I have you in my favorites, so you are just a push of a button. Thank you! Shannon from Northern Minnesota.

  134. Suzie says:

    :hungry: How about for an old bird learning new frugal tricks.

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