Cranberry Sauce Alert (BBB!)


Getting in the mood for Thanksgiving yet? It’s time! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it involves so much food and you don’t have to worry about a bunch of presents! It’s just ALL ABOUT THE FOOD. If you haven’t gotten your cranberry sauce made yet, you better get started. You can do it homemade, in advance, by canning it. (You don’t have time to make homemade cranberry sauce Thanksgiving week. You’ll be too busy with pies!) You can find my cranberry sauce recipe here–and be sure to read the comments on that post for lots of great flavor variation ideas. You can also get the recipe on Farm Bell Recipes here and save it to your recipe box.


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Kentucky Farm Girl–you can visit her at My Country Blog of This and That.

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 (November 7). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (November 8). 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.

UPDATE 11/08/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #30, Linda C. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!


  1. cricketjett says:

    I’m with you Suzanne, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday also. I love all the food and no worry about presents. I always do Thanksgiving dinner at my house with my sister and daughter bringing their special dishes. My sister and I do not believe it is a Thanksgiving dinner without cranberry sauce. I’ll check out your recipe. I always try to make a new dish for Thanksgiving. Thanks to you, I will have several to serve. I love your website!!! Thanks again for being an inspiration. BBB

  2. Michelle says:

    Yes; please enter me for a BBB. I’ve never made cranberry sauce, but if I did it would have to be the fresh ground cranberry-orange relish my mom made; YUM!

  3. ayenbe says:

    I need a BBB. Pleeeeeeeze!!!
    (and now I’m off to check out the cranberry sauce recipe!)

  4. Darlene in North Ga says:

    I’d love a BBB.
    I want a recipe for cranberry JELLY. You know, the kind in the can without the “chunks” in it.

  5. Lisa says:

    I definitely want this book. The recipes sound incredible.

  6. marymac says:

    I would like to win the BBB

  7. mariah says:

    I’m the only one in my family who likes cranberry sauce…but it’s OK. I can eat enough of it to make up for them! (Also having lots of guests this year so surely there will be someone who will enjoy it with me!) BBB!!!

  8. Richelle says:

    Another try for the BBB!

  9. mcg5037 says:

    I would like to have the BBB!

  10. Debi says:

    I always put up a few jars right about now as well! Have you tried the Cranberry apple chutney in the Ball Book Of Home Preserving? Very nice!BBB

  11. Vicki Matheny Miller says:

    I would love a copy of BBB. I made some cranberry sauce using your recipe not too long ago. Now my family tells me that they expect to see it at our Thanksgiving dinner. Guess I’d better get busy canning some soon.

  12. Deb says:

    I’ve been meaning to buy one of those I would love to enter the givaway for the BBB.

  13. Kathy in FL says:

    I love homemade cranberry sauce, and since there are only 9 of us for Thanksgiving dinner, it’s easy to make enough for everybody at the last minute. Since cranberries are only available in the grocery store at this time of the year, I stock up and freeze them to use all year long. Love cranberry muffins! BBB

  14. windspiritwhimsies says:

    I would LOVE to win this! Always wanted to learn how to can. And now more than ever, since I mastered making Grandmother bread and homemade butter. Very exciting to be a part of the giveaway! Thank you! :sheep:

  15. Teresa from Lancaster, PA says:

    Please consider me for the BBB.
    Thank you!

  16. texwisgirl says:

    One of my earliest chores as a young girl was to stand on a chair in front of the stove, stirring the cranberries in the boiling water and squishing them against the side of the pot as they cooked. Looking back, it was probably not the safest job for a pre-teen, but when you’re the youngest of 8 kids, there’s got to be a job for everyone! You brought back a lot of memories with that one photo. πŸ™‚

  17. Landodixy says:

    Vacationing in New Bern, NC today but can’t miss the opportunity for a chance to win a BBB!

  18. Cyndi says:

    I’d love to win the BBB. thanks for the chance.

  19. Teresa says:

    I love cranberry relish! I use the hand grinder to smoosh the cranberries and oranges. My children however love cranberry sauce from a can that still looks like the can (ARGH!). I would love a BBB!

  20. irishhillstrish says:

    Add me to the BBB wannahaves.

  21. Kelly A says:

    no one here eats cranberry sauce but I’d love a BBB!!!!

  22. KellyBGood says:

    I love cranberry sauce, and I’d love a BBB! πŸ˜†

  23. Jenn says:

    Not doing any canning or cooking this year but next year is my year of all things homemade! I totally need this book! BBB

  24. Zusiqu says:

    I made your cranberry sauce (10 pints!) and would love to win a BBB!

  25. Linda C. says:

    Would love to win a BBB.

  26. Carol Howell says:

    Even though I helped my mother with canning growing up this was my first year canning all of the goodies from my garden (with my mother’s assitance :D)I definately need this book! BBB!

  27. prayingpup says:

    I love all things cranberry . . . . my favorite is relish ! BBB

  28. EightPondFarm says:

    Um, yumm. Hard to believe it is almost Thanksgiving! I am not a big fan of turkey, but all the sides make the holiday worthwhile! BBB, please.

  29. Merlin says:

    BBB please! And thank you! πŸ˜€

  30. Drucillajoy says:

    I always make my own also from the fresh berries from the store & cook them as it says on the back of the bag. Then put them thru the food mill & then chill them in my vintage glass Ocean Spray jar mold. Unmolded upside down on a plate, it looks so pretty. It makes me wonder though, for those that just HAVE to have the store bought jelled stuff with the lines on it, why you couldn’t just make them yourself & put them into the same size can so they would have the lines on it…or would this be lieing? :yes:
    I like to have a couple of extra bags of cranberries in the freezer for other uses throughout the year. My favorite being a Cranberry~Raisin pie…..mmm~mm.
    I am curious…where would anyone purchase a quantity of cranberries? The small bags sold in the produce department are just a bit expensive to buy to be able to can a batch of sauce or relish or pie filling…I’d love to be able to have my own canned cranberries anytime!

  31. Diane says:

    Hello, I would like to win, Thanks. BBB

  32. Brenda E says:

    One of these days I’m gonna win one of these beauties. Please pick me for BBB.

  33. Linda T. says:

    Count me in for the BBB please

  34. Carol Radtke says:

    Cranberries are one of my favorite food for the holidays. I also use cranberries throughout the year in breads, granola and such. YUM!! I’d love to win the BBB. Now i’m off to read your cranberry recipe.

  35. mygirls01 says:

    please enter me for the BBB!
    I have never thought of making my own cranberry sauce, guess I better go check out that recipe!!

  36. Pam says:

    I just returned from a trip to Sugar Creek, OH where I ate a very good cranberry sauce at Dutch Valley Restaraunt. It was so good. I love cranberry sauce, but I’m the only one in my family who eats it. For that reason I usually settle on the canned stuff. I love making a sandwich from the leftover turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce. MMMMM, it’s so good. That being said, please enter me for the BBB!

  37. Teri says:

    would love to win a bbb!

  38. Kristen A says:

    BBB me please. Thank you Kentucky farm girl.

  39. lisa b says:

    I love to use the fresh cranberries . Nothing like it and a yummy turkey and dressing. I would like to enter your BBB drawing also.

  40. Denise says:

    BBB please! And thanks to Kentucky Farm Girl πŸ™‚

  41. Robin says:

    I’d love to win the BBB, now to see about that cranberry sauce for Turkey Day !

  42. ladychef says:

    BBB Thanks so much to Suzanne and Kentucky Farm Girl. We love you!

  43. Carrie says:

    Cranberry Sauce + BBB = LOVE :heart:

  44. Lynda Swink says:

    I am still pretty new to canning and preserving. I could really use a book on the subject, and I understand that the Ball Book is the one to have! Thanks! Lynda

  45. LeAnn says:

    Mmm… cranberry sauce. :shimmy: BBB please.

  46. Aimee says:

    Thanks for the cranberry sauce reminder! (BBB)

  47. patricialynn says:

    I like “My Country Blog of This and That”. Enjoyable reading. BBB

  48. Melissa (N4M) says:

    I do, I do, I do….plz count me in!

  49. geena22 says:

    i love fresh cranberry sauce:) BBB

  50. Miss Becky says:

    thanks for sponsoring Kentucky Farm Girl! BBB

  51. sal says:

    I know I never win anything but I also never give up. BBB day!

  52. Vivian Roberts says:

    I found your blog about two weeks ago. I was so excited, my husbands Dad lives in Wirt County, W.V. Been there and it is such pretty land, I can understand why you live there, it is so peaceful, and love the people they are so friendly. Yes I would love the cookbook, and thank you for posting everyday, the first thing I do every morning is log in to see what is going on at your farm. Thanks again, Viv

  53. dawn young says:

    I would love to win a BBB.

  54. Betty says:

    Love your blog. BBB

  55. Martha in KS says:

    I want to read about blue balls (err-um) BBB.

  56. patrice says:

    Put my name in the hat too!

  57. Nancy says:

    Fingers crossed this time BBB!

  58. Raeann says:

    Would love to win this book for one of two daughters who want to learn to can. Thanks so much! BBB!

  59. Arlene says:

    BBB I love it!!! :eating:

  60. Sarah says:

    BBB please! I love homemade cranberry sauce. I was so excited to realize that I could can my own!

  61. Lana says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the BBB book! I have mine, but would love to have one for my daughter-in-law, who wants to learn to can.

  62. Barbie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win BBB!! I love to make my own cranberry sauce, tastes so much better than canned. One fall we were travelling through Wisconsin during cranberry harvest and bought some fresh. What big, beautiful, tasty cranberries! Now I need a bog to grow my own.

  63. Mim says:

    me me me :pawprint:

  64. AA says:

    Gotta keep trying. Sign me up please.

  65. northcountrygirl says:

    I need to make my cranberry dish. Please enter me in BBB. Thank you.

  66. Alison says:

    I would like the BBB :purpleflower:

  67. rivergirl says:

    I really (need) the BBB πŸ˜€ Love this site

  68. Wendy says:

    I’d love to have a copy. Thanks for the chance. (BBB)

  69. Mafong says:

    Just received a box of cranberries from friends in New Jersey yesterday. Can’t wait to make sauce. Please enter me in the BBB.

  70. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    Thanks for sharing my link Suzanne! Good luck everyone!

    Welcome to those of you who have checked out my blog and joined my give away as well!

  71. Brenda says:

    Would love to win a new BBB

  72. Ruth C says:

    The Cranberry sauce looks yummy! Enter me for the BBB, please.

  73. Melanie says:

    BBB pretty please. : )

  74. Lucy N. says:

    I love cranberries and I’d love a BBB. Thanks!

  75. Vicki in So. CA says:

    I love cranberry sauce, and will definitely be looking at your recipe and it’s various variations. But my favorite thing is the STUFFING! There are probably as many recipes for stuffing as their are cooks. This would be a great time to post stuffing recipes, too. Anybody got a good one? :hungry2:

    I’d love to win a BBB for my daughter. Thanks!

  76. Langela says:

    Another chance to win. Thanks Kenucky Farm Girl. BBB please!

  77. Amy says:

    Yum, I love Thanksgiving and cranberry sauce! I think I will make some now:-))) BBB please

  78. Terri Draeger says:

    would love to be entered in the BBB contest– LOVE your blog! :woof:

  79. farmershae says:

    BBB me please! I think this will be my first year for making homemade cranberry sauce, yum!!

  80. Marjorie Wolson says:

    I bought fresh cranberries this September when we went on vacation to Cape Cod. I love making relish by cooking them down with sugar and orange juice.

    Please enter me for the BBB! :hungry:

  81. Rachel says:

    BBB Please! I’m excitd to make the cranberry sauce, just as soon asn hunting season is over πŸ™‚

  82. Ramona says:

    I’m ready for Thanksgiving to come. Looking forward to a lot of good food.

  83. Brigitte says:

    I’d love it!!!

  84. Banana says:

    Would love to win a BBB.

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