BBB Giveaway


Who’s tried corn cob jelly?

I love having an assortment of jams, jellies, butters, and other preserves in my pantry if for no other reason than that when company stops by or I go to visit someone, I always have a quick, handy jar of something homemade and delicious to offer up as a gift. I might not have time to bake someone a pie on a busy day, but I can always grab a goodie off the shelf. Which is nice, since it feeds my addiction for canning goodies!


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 (September 15). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (September 16). 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 09/16/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #53, Nikki. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. Pam Glidden says:

    I would love to have a BBB please…

  2. Kathy in KY says:

    I’d be thrilled to win a BBB – :snoopy: :shimmy: :woof:

  3. Richelle says:

    I’ll just try again… Yes, yes, yes please BBB

  4. Amber Swafford says:

    BBB please!

  5. Glenie says:

    Please, Please BBB.

  6. Denise says:

    I would love to win the BBB!

  7. CATRAY44 says:

    I don’t need a BBB (I have one) but have to say, I have made Corn Cob jelly TWICE in the last two weeks… I gave away so much I had to make more! It is so good- poor man’s honey! Yum!

  8. Suzanne says:

    I just opened up a can of our homemade strawberry jam this morning. πŸ™‚ BBB!!!

  9. Celia Allen says:

    :moo: I would like another chance to win the BBB! Pick me please!
    Mrs. Turkey

  10. Erin says:

    One of these days! I’ve got a lot of apples and peaches to take care of. BBB me!

  11. Deb K says:

    Yes, please do count me in on the BBB.

  12. Anke says:

    I haven’t tried the corn cob jelly yet, but it’s on my list for next year. BBB pretty, please.

  13. Teri says:

    I’d like to win please!

  14. skippymom says:

    Me too please! And I am dying to make the corn cob jelly. I have a bunch of cobs in my freezer.

  15. BethAnn says:

    I would love a BBB!

  16. Tennille says:

    I would love to win a BBB!!

  17. irishhillstrish says:

    I’ll take a chance today too! BBB πŸ™‚
    Thank you!

  18. Miss Becky says:

    I haven’t tried corn cob jelly but Suzanne yours looks yummy. So clear, and beautiful color. BBB

  19. Becky Whaley says:

    I tried canning for the 1st time this year and to be honest I don’t think it was very successful. I wish that like back in my Grandmothers era that when we canned we would have the help and experience of the women in our family to mentor and help us. I would love to win the BBB as I think that would help with my canning.

  20. Melody says:

    I really could use the bbb.Iam getting ready to try canning

  21. Patricia Lynn says:

    Finances have been tight, but I think this week I will finally be able to order the canning kit I’ve been wanting.


  22. Kathy in FL says:

    One of these days, I’m going to win this! BBB

  23. Sarah Gallops says:

    A blue book would be really great. Put me in the drawing, please! BBB

  24. Tammy/psmflowerlady says:

    I broke down and bought the BBB, so please DON’T enter me in it. However, I will say that your posts and the CITR forum have gotten me hooked on canning as well. You Enabler you!

  25. beth Brown says:

    Enter me in the BBB, please!

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  26. Bonnie says:

    I would like to be counted in for the BBB! Thank you.

  27. Amy I. says:

    Me too….need to stock the shelves. BBB please!

  28. Langela says:

    Please enter me for the BBB giveaway.

  29. Rhonda S says:

    BBB would ROCK!! Please enter me.

  30. Katie says:

    Love your site…the pics are so entertaining and the recipes are YUM.
    I would love to win the BBB book. Lots of canning going on around here these days!

  31. Sue Nugent says:

    :snuggle: I must try that. I wondered why I continue to can so much each year, when we don’t need it. I guess I am adicted, also.Do you ask for the jar to be returned? One would soon run out of jars unless you can your product in jars that you could spare. I only use that kind of jar for freezer jams and jellies.My regular jams and jellies, I put in standard jars.What do you do about the jars?

  32. Sue Nugent says:

    :snuggle: Whoops! I forgot to put BBB so I would be entered in the drawing.

  33. Sharon says:

    I already have the BBB, (don’t need to be entered) but I made this last week (two batches) It’s delicious and has the color and consistency of honey. It tastes like a cross between honey and an apple jelly. Delicious!

  34. Heather says:

    I would love to be the winner of the BBB!!!! Count me IN!

  35. Beth says:

    I need an up-to-date Ball Blue Book. I got my first one in 1983. I found the receipt yesterday! BBB Please!! :dancingmonster:

  36. janice says:

    Please enter me!!!!

  37. Mermonster says:

    BBB Please. πŸ™‚

  38. Tricia in TEXAS says:

    (BBB) My hubby actually does more canning and preserving than I do!!! Like you, he also enjoys sharing it whenever we have company. Today he’s taking several jars with him to donate to a silent auction at his city secretary’s meeting. Yes, my hubby IS a city secretary!!!

  39. Deni says:

    I made a batch of the corn cob jelly to take to sell at the local farmer’s market. The first woman that looked was about 80 and told me that when she was young her grandmother used to make the corn cob jelly as a special treat for them around the holidays. She also told me that her grandmother made giant biscuits to go with it. So now I have a nice story to go along with the jelly!

  40. ladychef says:

    BBB! Thanks so much to our anonymous donor and Suzanne. These BBB days are so much fun!

  41. Amanda says:

    Please enter me for the BBB!

  42. Nikki says:

    BBB please! i don’t have any corn this year but I would love to try that jelly someday!

  43. Tina says:

    I have been canning for years and have never had a BBB. I imagine it’s an invaluable resource! Enter me please, BBB!

  44. Sue says:

    This looks interesting. BBB

  45. Pam says:

    I want it! I want it! I love canning and trying new things and this would be the most perfect gift to receive! BBB BBB BBB :wave: :shimmy:

  46. Joy says:

    BBB. Its apple season and I haven’t made apple butter or apple jelly or even canned apple pie filling in decades.

  47. suzanne says:

    BBB please!!!!!!!

  48. Jeanne says:

    I think I want to try canning again! BBB will be nice!

  49. Nancy says:

    I have my neice in Georgia addicted to your site and she was trying the corn cob jelly…I haven’t heard how it went! BBB

  50. lauren says:

    I made it and it is delish!!! πŸ™‚

  51. John says:

    Oh please, I’d love a BBB!

  52. Linda T. says:

    I would LOVE to win the BBB!

  53. Mim says:

    pick me….. :clover:

  54. Laura says:

    I have done a pitiful amount of canning this year…. I need the motivation! BBB for me, please!

  55. BrendaE says:

    Would love a BBB – thanks mucho!

  56. Shannon J says:

    BBB, please! Love your site!

  57. Laree says:

    I would love to be in the drawing!- BBB

  58. Ashlee says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I so want to! BBB please!

  59. Jane Collins says:

    A new member to your blog. I love to can and would like the BBB. Thank you….

  60. Gini says:

    That’s exactly why I love to can, too! BBB

  61. Gerry says:

    I love to can! Didn’t get to do much of it this summer because our garden was lousy, but please enter me. BBB.

  62. debbie says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway :yes: BBB

  63. Chic says:

    OH PLEASE enter me in the draw Suzanne! I went to make freezer Strawberry Jam but realized I didn’t have my old canning book so I’m in need of one. Thanks to the anonymous doner for giving us a chance! BBB Please!

  64. Shannon M. says:

    At our church picnic last Sunday, there was a ton of leftover corn on the cob…I grabbed a bunch of it with corn cob jelly in mind…gonna give it a try today! Thanks for entering me in the drawing! :happyflower:

  65. Anna says:

    would love to be entered in te bbb drawing please snd thanks

  66. Terri Draeger says:

    Corn cob jelly sounds interesting — will have to try this one!
    BBB please!

  67. Kathi N says:

    I am looking forward to making the corn cob jelly!

    BBB, please!

    (Thank you)

  68. Kerrie says:

    I haven’t made the corn cob jelly, but it’s beautiful. Reminds me of the dandelion jelly I made earlier this year. I need to try this one! Please enter me in the drawing! I’d love that book! BBB

  69. Christy Miller says:

    Good Morning! I would love to win a BBB. I have an old one that is from ’72. Pretty much need an updated version. Suzanne, I have loved “playing” with you. Learned a lot and made many new recipes. I’m fixing to make orange marmalade now, I have peppers in the dehydrators,and then, on to canned coleslaw. Busy day. Love it! πŸ™‚

  70. pdelainey says:

    BBB Please :clover:

  71. B. Ruth says:

    My grown boys are learning to can. I need an extra BBB to give to them..
    Their wives do not can! I have helped my boys to learn…since they used to break into the pickled okra, beans and pickles when they were kids. Devouring a whole jar while they were playing outside. (I’d find the empty jar later). Now they want their own home canned pickled anything and pepper jelly the hotter the better and love to show off their work when they have a company Bar-b-que…It’s a man thing…LOL

  72. Sherry says:

    I tried it Suzanne and it tastes wonderful! The only issue I have is only two of the five pints actually jelled…what on earth could I have done wrong??? Guess I NEED that BBB!


  73. CousinLinda says:

    I like the idea of always having a gift or a homemade treat ready! And I’d love to learn more about canning. (BBB)

  74. Jen says:

    OMG I SO need this BBB!!!!!!!
    I had an old one from my Tennessee grandmother and its worn out. My heavens the times she used it. I can see her thumbing through it.
    She is gone and so is the BBB…sad!

  75. Susan W. says:

    BBB please! My own strawberry jam on a cold, snowy winter morning sounds absolutely wonderful.

  76. Kris says:

    I want the new BBB!
    I love to share (and receive) the bounty of my canning. Nothing brings a smile faster than a small jar of homemade jam!

  77. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    Would love to have one. :sun: Thanks for your hard work in keep up this blog for us all to enjoy.

  78. Evelyn Angel James says:

    I’ve always wanted to try canning! So please enter me into the BBB drawing as well. πŸ™‚

  79. Rose H says:

    Please enter me in the draw for BBB too! :happyflower:

  80. northcountrygirl says:

    Please enter me in the Ball Blue Book drawing. Thank you BBB

  81. AA says:

    Please add me for the BBB>

  82. Merlin says:

    I’m crossing my fingers hoping this time I will win!!! (With 4 boys who have voracious appetites – I need to learn how to can!) BBB PLEASE!!!!!!!

  83. Melanie says:

    BBB please and thank you. :dancingmonster:

  84. Melissa T. says:

    I to would love to have a BBB!!!


  85. Rosanne says:

    BBB!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, I already can, but could sure use new ideas. I love your site!

  86. Gwen says:

    :chicken: Enter me please!

  87. Shirley says:

    I found the recipe for corn cob jelly a week or so ago. I don’t remember if it was on your site or someone elses. The corn is all gone here, so it will be next year before I can try it, but I will. I like making things that are unusual.

    I made Pea Hull jelly this year from Purple Hull pea hulls. The gang here at work really liked it.

    I would love to be in the drawing.

  88. Barbie says:

    I tried the corn cob jelly twice. The first time I used Ruby Red sweet corn cobs, the water was dark gray, yuk! So then I tried using the cobs from yellow corn. I had 2 cups of “juice” from boiling the cobs, and I was too tired to try again. I had just cut and frozen corn from dozens and dozens of ears. Maybe next year! BBB

  89. Michelle R. says:

    I have made it 3 times now. once because I ran out giving it out to friends and a second time because I wanted to try some myself but ended up giving that away too as word of mouth spread about this unusual but tasty jelly. So I made a third batch and didn’t tell anyone! It’s hiding among my other jellies. so don’t tell anyone!
    Thanks for the great recipes!

    oh, and yes I would like a chance to win the BBB too!

  90. Linda Wildenstein says:

    To be really honest, I wasn’t going to try this and then it’s like you came into my head as I finished the corn scraping……this is pretty good stuff. Thanks. I would love to have a copy of BBB :sun:

  91. Martha in KS says:

    The apples on my neighbor’s tree are almost ready for picking (hooray for neighbors), so I’d like the BBB for some ideas. I’ve made apple chutney & butter in the past. Thanks!

  92. marymac says:

    Would love to win the BBB

  93. Amanda says:

    I NEED the BBB!

    Love the pictures of Glory Bee!

  94. Roberta Brewer says:

    Placing my name into the hat! Hubby and I want to start canning and could use all the help we can get! WOuld love the BBB!! :snoopy:

  95. Mary from Baton Rouge says:

    Hi Suzanne, I made a batch of your pear butter this weekend! It is awesome!!! Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes.

    Consider me for the BBB


  96. farmershae says:

    I have corn cobs waiting and should be making it in the next day or two. My husband thinks I’m crazy!! πŸ˜€ BBB for me?

  97. Rachel says:

    Just discovered your blog a few days ago and can’t get enough of it! A friend and I keep emailing each other new treasures and tidbits that we’re unearthing here! LOVE IT! Thanks so much. I’d love to be in the BBB giveaway!

  98. lavenderblue says:

    Please enter me for the BBB. Thanks!

  99. Ruth C says:

    Count me in for the BBB drawing, please!

  100. geena22 says:

    AAAWWWWW cute Glory Bee! reminds me of when we had cows:) BBB please

  101. Terra says:

    BBB! I never win these things but what the heck. In the name of baby cows and corn cob jelly count me in.

  102. Lisa says:

    :happyflower: I am a beginner at canning, but my mom has done it for years. I just finished a snack of chips with salsa canned from our garden. BBB please!

  103. Tina says:

    BBB please! I want to be entered in the drawing! πŸ™‚

  104. Amy Cook in WI says:

    I love the calf and would love to have her in my back yard. It is approx. 30X40…think it would work???? Okay, you can give me the BBB instead!

  105. Grammie Earth says:

    BBB would be great!

  106. EightPondFarm says:

    Glory BBBBBBBBBB!!!

    I love how she is modeling for you!

  107. Jan says:

    Would love the BBB!

  108. LisaC says:

    Sign me up for the BBB drawing! BBB Please. πŸ™‚

  109. Pam Forgash says:

    I would love to have this BBB πŸ™‚ Love your blog and site !

  110. Diane says:

    I would love the BBB please! Thanks!

  111. Pam Rudd says:

    BBB pleeeze pick me!!! I am a brand newbie to this site. I just love it! I emailed this link to other friends of mine, that love the country, old houses, canning and country cookin’, and great stories from around the world!

    I would love to win the BBB! It will be a great help to me. I want to help teach my young granddaughters about cooking and canning.
    Also, my husband is going to steam-boil corn on the cob at our fall & winter monthly bonfire & hayride parties, using his old Leffel steam engine boiler! We also have a big pitch-in dinner at the party. The Corn Cob Jelly will be fun to make with the cobs after the party, and at the next party we can have drawings for winners of the jelly!
    By the way, he is now in the process of building a steam-operated sawmill to run with his Leffel steam engine. That will be way cool too!
    Hope I win this BBB. Thanks to the donor of the BBB.

  112. cyndi says:

    I would love to win a BBB. Thanks for the chance.

  113. Country Girl @ Heart says:

    I tend to spoil my chickens with the used corn cobs but I may have to try the jelly. BBB please

  114. robyn says:

    i may be too late. bbb please. i was so thrilled by your kitchenaid story that i ordered the attachments for mine. can’t wait to try the strainer for some applesauce. thanks rd

  115. LeAnn says:

    BBB please πŸ™‚

  116. Lisa says:

    I think I’ve missed the cutoff but it is not yet midnight here – I’d still love to win a BBB!

  117. Denise says:

    not sure if it’s too late or not to sign up for the give away, but I just found your Blog and I love it. Still reading much of the stuff, but will be sure to check out everything. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

  118. sandy smith says:

    BBB please πŸ™‚

  119. ayenbe says:

    I would love a BBB!!! Please, please, please!!!

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