Good Gifting (BBB)


A most excellent holiday canned gift–Orange Marmalade. I’m in love with this stuff, and everyone I give it to raves about it, too. It’s hard to keep on the pantry shelf. But not hard to make! It takes some time, but it’s worth it.

Find the recipe for Orange Marmalade on my blog here and also at Farm Bell Recipes.


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Phyllis Curtis Ryan.

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 28). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (November 29). 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 11/29/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #25, kerri. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. AA says:

    Trying to win again. Maybe if I have a book I’ll have the nerve to try to make the marmalade.

  2. mariah says:

    Trying to win again too! πŸ™‚

  3. Enjay says:

    Hoping to win πŸ™‚
    I make what I call mixed citrus from whatever is on sale and it’s a big hit here too.

  4. Richelle says:

    Yes, another try to win a BBB!

  5. flfarmgirl says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book to share with my best friend, who is always sharing her yummy jams.

  6. Kathy in FL says:

    I love orange marmalade but never had the courage to make my own. I might just give it a try, and keep it all for myself. (I deserve a present now and then, too!) BBB!!!

  7. cricketjett says:

    BBB, please!

  8. justdeborah2002 says:

    I am just starting to gather supplies to begin canning, so I would love this book, everyone does say it’s the canning bible…BBB :happyfeet:

  9. Sue G says:

    You inspired me to start canning again after 15 years. I would love the BBB for next year so that I can do even more. Thanks for all your wonderful recipies and instructions showing us how easy and “fun” it can be.

  10. debbie says:

    I would love to have the BBB…

  11. Gem says:

    Ooo, I would LOVE to win this! Then I could learn even MORE great ways to use what blessings we have in a better way. BBB please!

  12. Peggy says:

    I made marmalade a few times and it was very good. BBB

  13. Lisa says:

    BBB! Yes, I would love to win. I want to start canning (it’s my New Year’s Resolution!) and also, I have never won anything in my life.

    Fingers crossed!

  14. patrice says:

    My daughter wants a BBB. That may mean extra canning help for me! :woof:

  15. Diane says:

    I would like to win this book. BBB

  16. marymac says:

    I plan on making the orange marmalade, need the BBB

  17. Mark Garner says:

    The last time I made marmalade it didn’t turn out to be edible at all. Maybe if I had the book I would give it another try. BBB!

  18. Paws_Bakery says:

    This would be something new for me to try. I would love the BBB!!
    Hugs Cheryl

  19. Denise :) says:

    Count me in, please! BBB πŸ™‚

  20. Tennille says:

    ooohh that marmalade looks so good! Do you need my address? lol I would love to win a BBB for christmas too! :sheep:

  21. Phyllis says:

    What a wonderful suprise to see my name as a sponsor. I hope whoever gets the BBB will love hers as much as I have loved mine.

  22. kerri says:

    Orange marmalade is one of my absolute favorite foods, especially homemade.
    I’d love to win the BBB. Thanks, Suzanne!

  23. prayingpup says:

    Orange marmalade sounds yummy – I’d love to try it. A BBB would be a wonderful Christmas gift!!! BBB please!

  24. windspiritwhimsies says:

    Would love to give canning a go! I’ve learned so many things from you! ( I am so very grateful-I can’t thank you enough!) I mastered making Grandmother bread and butter (and homemade firestarters!).Just think,wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy that Grandmother bread, homemade butter with some marmalade sitting in front of a fire (that I started!)Would be heaven! :yes: Please enter me! BBB!

  25. Kristen A says:

    You have opened my eyes to all the possibilities of canning. Thank you. BBB please.

  26. Julie C says:

    what a nice sunny flavor to taste in the middle of winter. Bbb

  27. farmershae says:

    I think I am going to try some marmalades this winter. Keep your fingers crossed! BBB me please!

  28. Cheryl LeMay says:

    I never win but I can’t if I don’t enter. I would love to win the BBB.

  29. Glenie says:

    Oh yes, I would love to win the BBB. Thanks for the chance.

  30. Betty says:

    I love your blog. I read it daily and love your recipes! BBB

  31. CindyS says:

    I, too, love your blog. Keep up the good work and the humor! (BBB)

  32. Debbie says:

    still trying for a BBB!


  33. claudia w says:

    I’d love to have the BBB, so I can have my own marmalade gifts!

  34. Wendy says:

    I would love a BBB.

  35. CntryLadi says:

    I would love to be in the draw!!!!! :moo:

  36. jan~n~tn says:

    SOOOO many great things here…I love this blog.
    And would love to win a BBB.

  37. Linda T. says:

    I keep hoping for the BBB! Thank you to Phyllis and Suzanne. This has become my favorite place on the interwebs!

  38. Bonnie says:

    BBB, please! One of these days. . . .

  39. Lana says:

    For my daughter-in-law…thank you for the opportunity!!

  40. heidiannie says:

    Yes. I’d like to try making the marmalade,as well. We certainly eat enough of it- it would be good to make my own.

  41. MarieKay says:

    Please for the BBB giveaway.

  42. Nancy says:

    Trying again!! BBB :dancingmonster:

  43. Miss Becky says:

    this is a great gift idea. I’ve decided to give gifts of home-made food this year as I’m fatigued with struggling to come up with gifts that people don’t already have, and to give something people need. Food meets that criteria beautifully. so jars of salsa and orange marmalade for everyone! BBB!!!

  44. sal says:

    (Brevity being the soul of wit);o)

  45. ladychef says:

    BBB. Happy Christmas season and thanks for another chance to win!!

  46. geena22 says:

    I adore marmalade. my moms is the best. i am learning tho.BBB please

  47. Courtney says:

    Whenever I see the BBB sign I think of motorcycles starting up.

  48. mygirls01 says:

    Sign me up! I would love to win it!

  49. Full Strut Farm says:

    The marmalade looks so yummy! BBB

  50. Martha in KS says:

    Thanks so much for the recipe. I made Meyer Lemon marmalade once & it set up like concrete. I’d love the BBB for the tips.

  51. Renee says:

    Going to try again–I would love to have a new book. Please

  52. Senta Sandberg says:

    BBB if you please!you are the best!

  53. Michelle says:

    Please add me to the drawing; thanks!

  54. Patricialynn says:

    I’ll try again to win, so BBB please!

  55. Clarissa says:

    Thank you Phyllis :wave: !
    After I read so much about canning and homemade canned gifts, I would like to try it myself. A great start would be the BBB!

  56. Grammie Earth says:

    Ohhh what a great gift for my DIL! And I could borrow it! BBB please.

  57. tea4too0 says:

    Please enter me, it will make the perfect Christmas gift for my daughter, who, put up ummpteen jars of delicious blackberry jam for the first time ever.

  58. Vicki in So. CA says:

    A BBB for my daughter would be great! Thank you, Phyllis, for the opportunity. :wave:

  59. Teri says:

    would love to win a BBB

  60. Marion says:

    yes please πŸ™‚

  61. Lucy says:

    I would love to win a BBB!

  62. Melody says:

    I would love a bbb

  63. Doug Clinton says:

    Just stumbled upon your website and I am going to enjoy it immensely. I was searching for what we called “country celery” in Pennsylvania many years ago. You could buy it in the farmer’s markets during the winter and spring and I think it involved harvesting the celery late in its season and then burying it in trenches to be dug up later. I remember the celery being almost white but oooh, so crisp and tasty. Anyone know the process for this?

    Doug Clinton
    Pickens, SC


  64. Luann says:

    Love, love, love pineapple jam! BBB please…

  65. BethAnn says:

    BBB for me! Your porch looks great by the way!!

  66. Evelyn Johansen says:

    BBB enter me in the drawing.

  67. CraftyK says:

    I’d love to have a BBB! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

  68. Judy McCormick says:

    I also would love to be in the BBB drawing!

  69. Denise says:

    BBB please πŸ™‚

  70. NBC says:

    i wanna win i wanna win BBB

  71. Langela says:

    I have a wonderful recipe using orange marmalade. Would love to win! BBB

  72. Barbara W says:

    I would love to win the BBB.

  73. Barbie says:

    Thanks for another chance to win the BBB. I had to buy a new stove after my oven burned last week, I wanted a ceramic stove top, but do too much food processing.

  74. Robin says:

    Oh, please, please, please–I hope I win this time !!! BBB :sheep:

  75. Cathy says:

    Would love to win the BBB!

  76. mammaleigh says:

    Love to win this!!

  77. mom2girls says:

    i just came on here to look up your marmalade recipe…what do you know!
    BBB please:)

  78. Suzanne McMinn says:

    THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED TO ENTRY. The winning comment number is #25, kerri.

  79. Ramona says:

    I imagine yours is a lot better than the grocery store stuff.

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