Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Canning Give Away!

This past weekend, I had friends over to can at my house. We had a great time. We totally ruined rocked the jam ice cream topping.

I'd love to share my new love of canning with my readers by giving away these goodies:

A Ball collapsible funnel (truly awesome)
1 jar of instant fruit pectin
1 package regular pectin
1 package low/no sugar pectin
several coupons for canning related goodies, including $2 off Ball Canning Discovery Kit

This contest will run through July 3. I'll announce the winner on July 4! US only please :)

How to enter:

Share your favorite canning recipe (or a canning recipe you want to try) in the comments section.

Optional entries, please leave one comment for each additional entry

1. Follow this blog

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3. Follow ADDHOUSEWIFE on twitter

4. Tweet about this giveaway (and link in the comments with your tweet) with the following:
I think I CAN win canning supplies with @addhousewife PLZ RT

5. Share about this giveaway on your own blog (share the link!)


  1. THIS is what I want to try because my 12-yo son can eat them by the jarful....I bought a cherry pitter yesterday at Target and plan to score some cherries this weekend.

    Maraschino Cherries

    4 1/2 lb Red Cherries, pitted
    8 cups sugar
    3 cups water
    Juice of 1 lemon
    2 T. almond extract
    2 T. red coloring

    8 cups water
    2 T. Kosher or pickling Salt

    Soak pitted cherries overnight in heated brine. The next morning, drain cherries. Rinse in cold water.
    Combine cherries, water, sugar, lemon juice, and red coloring. Heat to boiling point. Let stand 24 hours.
    Remove cherries and again boil juices, pour over cherries and let stand 24 hours.
    Remove cherries one last time, bring juices to a boil. Add almond extract and cherries.
    Using a slotted spoon pack cherries into hot sterilized jars leaving 1" headspace. Add the liquid, remove air bubbles and then fill to 1/2" headspace. Clean rims and put on lids and rings.
    Process in water bath at a full boil in pints for 20 minutes.

  2. I do not have any canning experience really but have no problem helping you get this out there!

  3. yay for giveaways! (i had one recently, but only 7 entries.. and my sister has one ending friday! anyway....

    the only canning recipe that i have is:

    and it's the man in the household that does the canning. i must say i'm curious to try making some pumpkin butter or some such thing, but, like you, i'm intimidated by the process.

  4. i was reading the blog in google reader, but am now also following

  5. I'd like to try this one KOSHER DILL PICKLES
    pickling cucumbers
    whole heads of fresh dill
    whole garlic cloves (large)
    whole small hot peppers
    2 qt. water
    1 qt. white or cider vinegar
    1 c. canning salt

  6. I have always wanted to learn to can, so this summer I am hoping to can spaghetti sauce, freezer jam, and peaches..

  7. I can't even tell you how long it's been since I canned .... certainly pre-going back to college? :)

    I grew up on my mom's crabapple jelly, picking crabapples each year off the trees at my great aunt's farm. I haven't made it in quite a while - a few kids ago, surely.,1823,149184-251200,00.html

  8. Some of my friends recently made peach preserves that they said were delicious. I don't have the recipe, but I found one for canning peach preserves:

    ourgoatrodeo at gmail dot com

  9. I follow you on twitter (OurGoatRodeo).
    ourgoatrodeo at gmail dot com

  10. Oh my goodness! I would love to be entered to win this. I have never canned before but really want to try this. Since I never have canned, I don't have a recipe but I would like to try canning applesauce. I also live in So. Cal where strawberries are in abundance so I would like to try making strawberry jam!

  11. And I am now following you on Facebook (:

  12. I have an awesome recipe for pecan jam on my blog that is what I will be making again as well as many others

  13. I follow you on twitter and tweeted

  14. follow on twitter @shopannies

  15. like you on facebook

  16. I'm following you blog :) live the family pictures

  17. I'm following your blog now. Thanks for the entry! I wanted to host one of those parties at House Party but wasn't chosen this time.

  18. I don't have any canning recipes as I haven't tried to do it yet. I've always wanted to learn to can though as I remember watching my mom and grandma do it.

    I would like to try green beans. All I can remember is that they had green beans and cooked bacon in the jars. I'm sure there was salt and pepper probably too but don't know the recipe.

  19. I forgot to say I liked you on Facebook also!

  20. I've never canned, but I love making homemade jam with strawberries from our berry patch. I use the "freezer jam" recipe inside the Ball pectin box. I'd love to win - thank you!

  21. Strawberry Jam

    3 qts. fresh strawberries (about 3lbs.), hulled
    1 1 3/4-oz package regular powdered pectin
    1/2 tsp. butter
    7 cups sugar

    1. Place 1 cup of berries in an 8qt. heavy pot. Crush berries with a potato masher. Continue adding berries and crushing until you have 5 cups crushed berries. Stir in pectin and butter. Heat on high, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Add sugar all at once. Return to boiling; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; skim off foam with a thin metal spoon.

    2. Meanwhile; prepare jars. Laddle into hot, clean half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids. Process in boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars; cool on wire rackes.

    Makes about 10 half-pints.

  22. I have never done any canning but am willing to learn something new everyday.

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  24. Well, I would LOVE to try making homemade Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate! It'd be perfect on any of these hot summer days! =)
    (Also would be a great option at my 9-year old's lemonade stand she's hosting for childhood cancer research!)

    Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

    6 c. strawberries, cleaned and hulled
    4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
    6 c. sugar

    1. In a food processor (or blender) puree strawberries in batches.
    2. Transfer strawberry puree to a stainless steel saucepan over medium-high heat. DO NOT BOIL. Add lemon juice and sugar and stir to combine.
    3. Using a candy thermometer to measure (dip it halfway in the mixture and don't let it touch the pan) heat to 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Test it every few minutes, it will get there quickly. Remove from heat.
    4. Ladle mixture into jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim, center lid on jar and add screw band.
    5. Place jars in canner. Jars should be covered by an inch of water. Bring to a boil and process for 15 minutes.
    6. Don't forget to put the lid on!
    7. Remove lid after processing and let jars sit for 5 minutes before removing.

    Sounds yummmm to me!! =)

  25. I follow your blog with GFC! =)

  26. I like Confessions of an ADD Housewife on Facebook! =)

    Samantha Hill

  27. I follow on Twitter! @sam8310 =)

    Samantha Hill

  28. I'm a new follower!
    Coming over from Two Peas....

    I'd love for you to stop by and visit me Under the Big Oak Tree

  29. I tweeted it! =)
    (I can't get the link of my tweet to copy though.)

  30. I like Confessions of an ADD Housewife on Facebook!

    Under the Big Oak Tree

  31. I tweeted your giveaway!!/TheBigOakTree/status/87672791318528000

    Under the Big Oak Tree

  32. I'm new to canning, so to start, I'd like to try this simple freezer recipe:

    Makes about 5 (8 oz) half pints

    When you can't decide what your favorite berry is, combine them. Enjoy strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries in this flavor-filled jam. Ready when you are with Ball® RealFruit™ Instant Pectin.
    View Half Recipe
    You will need:

    5 Tbsp Ball® RealFruit™ Instant Pectin
    1-1/2 cups sugar
    1 cup crushed blackberries (about 1-1/2 6-oz container)
    1 cup crushed blueberries (about 2 4.4-oz container)
    1 cup crushed raspberries (about 1-1/2 6-oz container)
    1 cup crushed strawberries (about 1 1-lb container)
    Zest of 1 small lemon
    5 Plastic Ball® (8 oz) Freezer Jars
    1.) STIR sugar and instant pectin in a bowl until well blended.
    2.) ADD blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and lemon zest. Stir 3 minutes.
    3.) LADLE jam into clean jars to fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately, refrigerate up to three weeks or freeze up to one year.


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