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763 Comments | Written on August 27, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

There is something wonderfully old-fashioned, nostalgic, and absolutely fascinating about home canning.  I love standing over the stove for hours stirring endless batches of fruit jam and processing the jars.  I can’t help but smile every time I hear that tell tale “pop” of the sealing lid after all my hard work!

Homemade jams and jellies are not only a wonderful way to savor the flavors of a season all year long, but they also make fantastic gifts.   Speaking of gifts, I have a new prize package giveaway for all of you this week!

Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win this marvelous Home Canning Prize Package!   

 Are you curious to find out the winner in our Margaritaville Maker giveaway from last week?  Congratulations to #131  Shelley Crawford!!

Here is what you could win this week:

Home Canning Set  (Including all the necessary tools!)

Half pint, wide mouth canning jars (my favorite shape)

Canning labels

Ball Guide to Preserving Cookbook


Here is all you have to do:

Leave a comment here on the blog telling us your favorite food to can.  Or if you have never attempted home canning before, why you are excited to win this prize and give it a try! 

One lucky winner will be randomly selected in one week from today. Be sure to come back to see if YOU are the winner!

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Canning Step-by-Step:  How to Make Jelly

Santa Rosa Plum Jam

Carrot Cake Jam

Peach Bellini Jam

763 Responses to “Home Canning Giveaway”

  • 1
    lara M says:

    We made home made apple sauce..At first we peal the apple and take the core out.The apples we use are(Ginger gold)..Then we use our potatoes masher.And do not get burn..We got burn on our hand..We move the pan you are done..We put them in pints and a good seal..And you are done.

  • 2
    Mary D says:

    I have never canned and always wanted too! I would can jellies, tomatoes, green beans, anything I could get my hands on!!

  • 3
    Margaret Hadam-Hay says:

    I love to can peaches, pears, tomatoes, peppers and make jams. Nothing sweeter than opening a fresh jar of summer in the winter.

  • 4
    Paula says:

    My all time favorite thing to can is Mustang Grape Jelly. My family and friends just love it. I love to can and preserve and do it all the time. I love coming here to your site for new idea’s.!

  • 5
    Jenny Pancake says:

    My favorite thing to can is Pickles. Although we can tomato sauce, pepper rings, salsa, apple sauce, jelly, banana pepper is tomato sauce, green and yellow beans, relish, and much more, the Pickles are always my favorite.

  • 6
    gail says:

    strawberry preserves

  • 7
    Mandy Blank says:

    I’ve never canned before, but next year we’d like to do a garden and it would be nice to be able to can the proceeds!

  • 8
    Stephanie says:

    My favorite thing to can is Pickles! I also love Jam and using cranberries!

  • 9
    Benjamin says:

    I love my wife’s strawberry jam! I cannot get enough!

  • 10
    Sophia says:

    My mom has canned for years and I’d like to get a starter set so I can begin to can as well!

  • 11
    Robin M says:

    I have never canned before but have always wanted to try. This would be great because it gives you all the tools and know how that you would need. My grandmother made the best jelly ever!

  • 12
    Kary Newsome says:

    I love to can salsa! I just made two dozen pints!

    • Adam Garcia says:

      I didn’t know you could actually can Salsa. I thought it would overcook too much and would be kinda…mushy!

      • Judi says:

        You really don’t cook all the things you want in the jar, you put it together and presure it to seal the lid. It’s easier than you think and it lasts quite awhile, like fresh salsa.

  • 13
    Valerie says:

    That canning set pot looks just like the one my mother used for years during my childhood. She still cans, though the pot has long since been retired. I’d love to carry on her canning tradition!

  • 14
    Linda Benton says:

    My grandmother taught me to can jams, jelly and pickles. I enjoy the labor and the fruits of my labor and then last year I canned salsa…..several bathches, tweaking my recipe each time. I love canning salsa and sharing it with friends and family.

  • 15
    Deanne says:

    I have never canned before but would LOVE to try my hand at jams! Also, I would like to can fruit that is in season for the months when it is really expensive to buy.

  • 16
    Liz Bennett says:

    I am interested in canning brandied cherries!

  • 17
    Paul says:

    Strawberry preserves

  • 18
    Susan Bickta says:

    Love to make jams and jellies to put in food baskets I make for holiday gifts. Also like to make pickles….

  • 19
    Susan Bickta says:

    Love making jams and jellies….also pickles!

  • 20
    Tonya Knutson says:

    I enjoy canning ‘Dilly Beans’ ~ pickled green beans with dill, garlic, chili powder. We eat them all year, and my brother-in-law likes to use them in his dry martinis instead of olives. A big ‘family hit’!!

  • 21
    Lucille Bussiere says:

    awesome! I use to can with my mom when I was a kid..freat memories!!!

  • 22
    Renae says:

    I love to can jams, all sorts of jams. This year, my sister in law taught me how to can tuna, which she cans every year!

  • 23
    Kristie says:

    I have never canned but would love to try and do it myself! I have been around both grandmothers doing it as well as my own mother and many friends do it as well I love having the fresh food and all that at arms reach in a jar that was made by someone that I love and I would love to share that with my daughter!

  • 24
    james simmons says:

    My favorite canning food is fresh caught albacore tuna.

    By the pint……Scald pint jars
    clean all of the blacl stuff off of the tuna and pack tightly in the jars.
    add 1/4 tsp salt.
    put into presssure canner and process for 100 min at 10 lbs.

    Makes the best tasting tuna in the world.

  • 25
    Rhonda says:

    I’ve never canned before, but have always wanted to try. I would can vegetables and sauces made from things I buy at the farmer’s market. (Until I get a house and a garden anyways lol) Jellies, Spaghetti sauces, etc. 🙂

  • 26
    tim says:

    i love jellies an preserves

  • 27

    I have helped my in-law side of the family can several things from our shared garden. It would be lovely to not have to travel 40 minutes anymore to be able to use his facilities for canning! We’ve done salsa, green beans, tomato sauce, pickles, etc.!

  • 28

    My grandma used to can everything but I haven’t yet. I’m excited to make my own beets and pickles!!!

  • 29
    Velvet F Weaver says:

    My mother loves to can jellies,pickles etc.

  • 30
    Carey says:

    I love canning all kinds of things, but I guess my favorite would be homemade salsa.

  • 31

    Some of my favorite memories as a child is canning with my Grams. I haven’t had the opportunity to do it for a lot of years, yet have the desire to begin canning again, on my own and passing the tradition onto my daughter.

  • 32
    Tammy Shank says:

    I want to learn to can more items, but for right now we can pickles. Thanks!

  • 33
    Nichole Drager says:

    I would love to win this as we are planning for a huge garden so that I can can corn, green beans, spaghetti sauce, pickles, peas…the list is endless.

  • 34
    Erika Bradarich says:

    I have never canned anything before, but I would love to give it a try! It would certainly save our family some money on the grocery budget! 🙂

  • 35
    tim says:

    nothing beats Jelly and Jam ..great for so many uses

  • 36

    Strawberry and Rhubarb

  • 37
    Jen F says:

    I would love to try canning jam/jelly. Also want to try banana peppers since my sons eat so many of them.

  • 38
    nicolle says:

    i love to can tomatoes, peaches, pears, salsa and different kinds of sauces. it’s so much better then store. bought

  • 39
    Dena S. says:

    I love making plum jam, thick and with no added sugar. Thanks for the contest offer!

  • 40
    Angel Jackson says:

    I have always wanted to make jam for Christmas presents but, never knew what I needed to get started. I would love to win this.

  • 41

    Strawberry and Rhubarb my great Grandmother used to make it all the time in the summer!!!

  • 42
    Gloria Johnson says:

    My Mom use to can grape jelly made from grapes she grew in the back yard. I don’t grow my own grapes, but would love to try canning jelly myself. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • 43
    Angela Bachman says:

    Just getting into canning -would love this

  • 44
    Diane Frymier says:

    I never have.My grandpa used to & it was the best foods I have ever eaten!! 🙂

  • 45
    Susan says:

    My mom canned everything! My favorite thing she canned was grape juice and grape jelly. We had a little vineyard out back of our house so every year we had plenty to can. I’d love to do it again.

  • 46
    wendy says:

    Strawberry & Rhubarb jam is the bomb!..generations of canners here!

  • 47

    Strawbeery and Rhubarb!!!

  • 48
    Katie Mitchell says:

    I LOOOOOVE to can cucumbers! Jellies and such are great too, but my daughter and I both just love pickles! Tomatoes are nice too, because we have homegrown sauce year-round!

  • 49

    The only thing I have ever canned is strawberry rhubarb jelly and it is amazing! I would love to try more things and with a kit like this it would help me to do so. I want to try a raspberry jam and then use it to fill cupcakes with…mmmm I hear my kitchen calling!

  • 50
    Rena says:

    I would love to win this!!!!

  • 51
    Dawn Wr Vargas says:

    I have been canning since a very young age of what 5ish. Pickles, peppers, tomatoes, sauce, salsa, pasta, meatballs, sausage, fresh veggies of all types, jells and jams. I never owned a system just open bath with stock pots. I would love a working system that I can trust and not have to much worry if it was done right or not. With all the prices sky high home canning is the only way to go !

  • 52

    Strawberry and Rhubarb! My Great Grandmother used to make this every summer.

  • 53
    Donna Stewart-Hertz says:

    I love canning salsa, tomatoes, zuchinni bread&butter pickles, and apple pie moonshine. I would love to learn to can jams and jellies<3

  • 54
    Sarah says:

    we love to can strawberry jam in the summer and apple buyer in the fall…the entire family gets involved in the kitchen!

  • 55
    Rena Patton says:

    I have only canned strawberry jam, an chowchow, an corn relish! If I had this set you can bet your bottom dollar I would be canning lots more 🙂 Hope I win!

  • 56
    carole says:

    we love canning our tomatoes from the garden. Usually they last till the next summer

  • 57
    Addy Michaud says:

    My most favorite thing to can is chicken. Also vegetables and an assortment of jams and jellies. I JUST LOVE CANNING so yummy!!!!

  • 58
    Kellie Brock says:

    I enjoy canning with my sister. It gives us quality time together and is fun. Everytime you hear a jar seal is like the ultimate sound. My favorite thing to can is salsa because there are so many ways to do it up differently and when you are ready to use it, after all the work is over and it sat on the shelf for awhile, you can use it in a variety of ways. Canning smells so delicious!

  • 59
    Iliada says:

    I love making tomato sauses, marmelades and pickles!

  • 60
    Linda Owens says:

    Making my own james and jellies is my favorite part of canning. Also canning tomatoes, making zuchinni or jalapeno relish, canning corn, and making Texas Caviar! Getting enough jars is the hard part.

  • 61
    Karen says:

    I love making all kinds of jams.My favorite is sugarfree peaches. Also love pickling too. Especially pickled asparagus. No one would ever think that they would taste soo good pickled!!! Most of what I make is given away as gifts during the holidays.

  • 62
    Tania Whitfield says:

    I have never canned but was raised around it, until now I have never really had the chance to do so, my grandmother, mom and aunts have all promised to show me how. Food being so expensive everyone should learn to can to prepare.

  • 63
    Lynn Renander says:

    I enjoyed helping my mom can several types of foods from dill pickles to peaches. I would love to pass this ‘skill’ down to my girls! Please, pick me!

  • 64

    I remember with my grandmother we canned strawberries,peaches,plums. She also did hot peppers,cucumbers, tomatoes and anything that could be canned from her garden. I would love to do that again. They are healthier for you and delicious.

  • 65
    Mary young says:

    I loved when my mom use to can green beans, but I would love to try some jelly/jams.

  • 66
    Amanda Hayes says:

    I used to can with my grandma when I was a young girl. We used to can pickles, tomatoes, beans and would make homemade jellies. I would love to start to can again and give my daughters those memories together that I have with my grandma.

  • 67
    heidi says:

    I love canning strawberry jam after picking them with the family

  • 68
    Kellie Brock says:

    I love canning with my sister. It is a way to spend good quality time with her and it is fun. Everytime you hear a jar seal is the ultimate sound. My favorite thing to can is salsa because you can make it in a variety of ways. When you go to use it, after it is all done and it sat on the shelf for awhile, it can be used in so many different ways. The smells of canning are so heavenly.

  • 69
    Wendy says:

    Canning looks very interesting to me and I have never tried it before. It is something I would very much love to try. I would like to can for myself and others in my family. I would like to cann pickles, jellies, greens beans, tomatoes, and salsa. I remember my grandmother canning as a child the foods where wonderful that she gave me. That’s a memory I would love to share with my grandchildren.

  • 70
    Wendy Zavala says:

    I am new to canning I would love to win this! My favorite things to can are tomatoes and jams!

  • 71
    Stacie Cole says:

    Just started canning last year! Love doing pickles—the kids just devour them!! Have done salsa and tomato sauce too! cant wait to try some more things this year 🙂

  • 72
    Cathy says:

    We just canned marinara sauce and it turned out so good!

  • 73
    tracy says:

    i love to do home grown raspberry jam and home grown veg in piccalli

  • 74
    Misty Scurlock says:

    Love the smell of tomates cooking to can. Also love making strawberry jam too. Spent many days growing up helping my grandmother can, memories.

  • 75
    Susan C says:

    Hoped my grandmother would teach me to can, but she passed away before I got interested. Would like to learn how to can tomatoes, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, green beans.

  • 76
    Krisha Arias says:

    I love home-made jelly! I have the best memories of being in the kitchen all day with my Mom making Chokecherry jelly and huckleberry jam. This after going up to the mountains in Montana and picking them!

  • 77
    Jessica I. says:

    I loved canning with my mom when I was a kid. We would can jelly made from our own grapevines, jam from our strawberry patch and blackberry bushes, and even homemade salsa from our garden. I would love to win to relearn canning and pass it on to my own daughter.

  • 78

    I’ve never actually canned myself. I helped my grandma when I was younger and I’ve helped my nom since I have gotten older. I think my favorite thing to can and est is tomatoes. I mean you can use them in EVERYTHING!! Tomato gravy, casseroles,soups ECT. I have a large family of 7 and I think it would be awesome to can veggies and be able to make them last and be fresh instead form a can. And it would be something I could teach my daughter. Thank you :):)

  • 79
    Christy says:

    I enjoy canning everything from my garden! Jellies are my favorites to can because they are my favorites to eat. My whole family has always canned, grandma used to make me canned peaches & Cream for breakfast when I used to go visit as a kid.

  • 80
    Peggy Miller says:

    This is a great way to get started in canning. Good Luck to all, Would love to win

  • 81
    Laura Rice says:

    My two year old is just starting to get excited about cooking in the kitchen with Mama, and I’d love to show her how to make Gamom’s green tomatoes!

  • 82
    Addy Michaud says:

    I just LOVE canning chicken, so very yummy and easy to prepare a quickie meal with!

  • 83
    michelle hurtado says:

    I have only canned strawberry jams, but use to can with my mom. Would love the canning set to be able to do my own canning.

  • 84
    Beth Brown says:

    I have never canned before. My mother & grandparents both did. I have always wanted to learn, but didnt get to before they passed. I would love to try salsa, tomatoes, strawberry jam, and pear jelly. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to learn this trade.

  • 85
    Brenda Lemaster says:

    Wecanned some pickles this yr.But next yr we are going to start canning our tomatos,more pickles,chow chow ect.Plus hubby makes his Cowboy Candy all seasons.This would be a nice gift & surprise for me to give to him.Since a heart attack a yr ago has retired him from trucking & now his garden & canning keeps him busy.

  • 86

    I’ve never canned before, but it’s on my “to do someday” list.

  • 87
    Pamela Goetz says:

    I love to can jams, jellies, and salsa.

  • 88
    C says:

    I love making all kinds of jam… It is so much fun giving them as gifts throughout the year.. People are so excited to receive them..

  • 89
    Joyce Laning says:

    We grow blueberries, apples, jalapeno and various fruits and vegetables. I give them away to people to can. I’d love to be able to can my own things, but never afforded to get the equipment. This would be great to win!

  • 90
    Diane says:

    That’s hard to answer because I love canning! If I had to narrow it down to my two most favorite things I love to can I would have to say peaches and tomatoes. Peaches because I love how they look in jam – just so pretty and they taste wonderful!! Tomatoes because there is so many things you can do with tomatoes – canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, catshup, etc., etc., etc.

  • 91
    Lori Bird says:

    I just prefected a salsa that my family truly loves and I want to start canning it and giving it as gifts but I need to perfect canning. I only remember a little bit that my grandmother taught me when I was a kiddo.

  • 92
    Kim Stovall says:

    I love to can pickled green tomatoes, my grandmother’s recipe. Brings back memories of her in the kitchen when I was a little girl everytime I can them.

  • 93
    Jenny Steele says:

    My favorite food to can is tomatoes. They are so universal and I can put them in so many things during the winter from soups and chili to spaghetti sauce. It’s so delicious and the flavor is amazing!

  • 94
    John Richardson says:

    We do alot of canning here. This year we have canned tomatos & juice,peaches and made peach jelly, made pickles,(onr of our favorites is spiced cucumber rings), wild blackberry jam.
    Comming up is going to be wild elder berry jelly.

  • 95
    Rebecca Bartreau says:

    Growing up at Grandmas we canned everything! I would have to say Apple Butter is my favorite though, we would take out baskets out to the apple trees, collect as many as we could and begin the process. The best part is we were able to continue this tradition with my children and grandma! Some of the best memories in our little family are made at grandmas and all the new exciting things we can with her! I made a promise to her to keep the tradition going 🙂 it would be an honor to win this. I would give it to my future “chef”. My 6 year old son who finds any reason to be doing something in the kitchen. Of course I would do the hot parts 🙂 God Bless

  • 96

    I am so excited to try canning! My grandmothers made sure we had the healthiest, most fresh fruits and vegetables possible. When I was a child they thought I was allergic to pickles so my grandmother would make homemade thousand Island dressing just for me. She has passed away some years now, but the memories of homemade foods stick with me to this day. Receiving this giveaway would allow me to carry on what I call “back to Basics” tradition. It’s much healthier to can yourself because you know what is going into what you eat. I want to provide the healthiest nutrition for my children as well as to bring some of the memories of what my grandmother did for me as a child to my children.

  • 97
    Susan Frazier says:

    I used to can when my boys were young to conserve funds and supply good quality foods for them. I stopped years ago and don’t have any of my items left. I am now older and in a forced retired due to medical issues. I want to begin canning again. I love standing/sitting and smelling the wonderful smell of goods being cooked. I want to also do freezing. This complete set would allow me to do this as a minimal budget is really standing in my way!!!

  • 98
    Kelly says:

    Pickles, all sorts. If I were more patient then homemade ketchup, which is absolutely delicious!!

  • 99
    Beverly says:

    Love to can peaches. My boys (including my husband) loves it. Going to have a salsa garden next year to can and I’ll make peaches jelly.

  • 100
    Audrey Rogers says:

    I absolutely love to can pickles and relishes.
    I have always helped my Mom to can all types of food. This would be so helpful to my family in this slow economy. I would love to win this so I would have some canning supplies as I don’t have any at present.

  • 101
    Kim Stovall says:

    I love to can pickled green tomatoes, my grandmother’s recipe. Brings back memories of her canning when I was a kid.

  • 102
    Beverly Vold says:

    Peaches. Love it…better than frozen.

  • 103
    Dina says:

    Hey, I would love to learn how to can. I saw my mom do it a few times but she didn’t do it consitantly.

  • 104
    Evangelina Taft says:

    I’ve never had the opportunity to can before but would love to try. I saw something about canning salsa or even that tomato jam would be awesome! Either way I’d love to give it a go.

  • 105
    Susan Perry says:

    I loved canned tomato juice. It will always be my favorite. I can remember running out of what my mom had made and she walked all the way to my aunts house in the snow to get some she had made because I wanted it ever so badly.

  • 106
    Stacey says:

    Have never canned, but bought all the books on “how to” with hopes of someday giving it a try! First try would be salsa and tomato sauce 😉

  • 107
    Cara Belnap says:

    My grandmother used to can when I was a little girl. I loved looking at all the beautiful jars lined up on the counter, and helping her arrange them on the shelves. I would love to get into canning and bring back childhood memories and create new memories for my family.

  • 108

    I would love to try the new cake in a jar recipes that I just recently found to use for gifts for family and friends. I would be so happy to win this prize as my Mom has passed and I no longer have access to her canning supplies.

  • 109
    Mindy Oswalt says:

    My husband loves spicy pickled green beans, asparagus, you name it…if its spicy and its pickled, he will love it! I usually buy jars of them when we go to the wine country once a year, and they are pretty pricy. I would love to learn how to can and pickle these spicy treats for my husband all year long!

  • 110
    Pat Pearson says:

    I recently retired and moved to the White Mountains of Arizona and am living in my fifth wheel. I have wanted to can and preserve for many years and never had the time or necessary tools. I would be so grateful if I won this prize. I am dying to try this tradition that is on the upsruge again and storing food up here is a must….thank you in advance for the win…..Namaste

  • 111
    Alicia Denson says:

    I have never canned before but I would love to try it. I have always wanted to make my own preserves and jellies. My mom loved to can vegetables when I was young and I would help her. It was a lot of fun. I would like to pass on the skill of home canning with my daughters too and I think this would be a great start for me.

  • 112
    Stephanie Kays says:

    I love to can my own Italian tomatoes and salsas! It’s so nice knowing what is in the food u r eating!!!

  • 113
    Toni McRoberts says:

    I love canning tomatoes. Just learned how to do it a few weeks ago. Anxious to try other things!!

  • 114
    Lorraine Prickett says:

    I do small batch canning. I love trying new things. My favorite thing to can is Salsa. I do many different varieties. Yum!

  • 115
    Brenda Lundgren says:

    I have canned pickles and spaghetti sauce. I would love to can some preserves. I grew up watching my grandma can anything and everything she could from her garden. 🙂

  • 116
    Tracie Eveland says:

    I canned last year for the first time….with my mom we made spag. sauce….this year I would like to try it by myself and make jelly!! 🙂

  • 117

    I always loved to can tomatoes. Loved makin my ouwn sauce. I never had the canning supplies that you have pictured. Used my own large pot. This would be great to have

  • 118
    ann marie plandowski says:

    I have never canned anything but always wanted too….i would can salsa and make home made jams/jellies

  • 119
    Scarlet Caton says:

    I am so excited to start canning!! My great grandmother and I did it every year together. I want to carry on the tradition with my child now!

  • 120
    charlene lurcock says:

    I can applesauce, jellies, pickles, relish and I would like to start canning venison

  • 121
    Brenda Lundgren says:

    I grew up watching my grandma can anything and everything she could from her garden. I have canned pickles and spaghetti sauce but would love to do some preserves.:)

  • 122

    My mom does a lot of canning and this will be a great gift for her. We have been picking a lot of muscadines which my mom has been making jelly until she ran out of jars. I think this is just what she needs.

  • 123
    Stephanie Brooks says:

    I used to help my grandmother can all sorts of fruits & veggies when i was a child. I would love to do that again & to teach my 2 girls how to can their own fruits & veggies too. Its such a great way to save some money on food & a wonderful bonding experience!

  • 124

    I love canning tomatoe’s this is the first year I have done it and they taste fresh out of the garden.

  • 125
    Angie says:

    Oh the hours I spent canning when my children were babies…..my favorite thing to can is fresh tomatoes.

  • 126
    George Stoker says:

    I like canning an age old family recipe of Bread & Butter Pickles. I have been making these for years. First with my Mom as a child
    & now do them myself since she has passed.

  • 127
    hannah says:

    I can everything from green beans to homemade my favorite is homemade chow chow we take everything left in the garden to use in it. It tastes delicious in the winter time.

  • 128
    Amanda Wnek says:

    I want to try to can homemade deli pickles! They are my favorite!

  • 129
    lori says:

    love to can fresh foods

  • 130
    Letitia says:

    I am new to cannning and excited to get started. Healthy eating is important to me. Over the past several months I have been progressing my diet toward more fruits and vegetables. Canning will help me hang on to the great foods I find at our local farmer’s market and my own small garden.

  • 131
    Jen says:

    I have never canned before but I have always wanted to try to can jelly or salsa.

  • 132

    I love to can green tomato and jalapeno pepper mix for my husband. He loves this and they make great gifts for his friends. I actually left all the seeds in the jalapeños for one batch and my husband and his friends eat them like they are candy-while the tears roll down their cheeks!

  • 133
    Jennifer Bauras says:

    Love pickles and jams

  • 134
    Melissa B. says:

    We have been canning hot peppers, cinnamon pickles, sweet & dill pickles, sweet pepper relish, pepper jelly and cauliflower. They are so good! This week we are processing jalapeno jelly, salsa, tomato relish and tomatoes. By season’s end we hope to can applesauce. It gives such a sense of accomplishment and what nice gifts too!

  • 135
    Jonette Isom says:

    I have never canned before, but my Grandmother would every year. I remember the different smells coming from her kitchen and I miss that. She died in 2007 and the summers have not been the same since. My favorite from her kitchen would be green beans and chow chow.

  • 136
    Karen says:

    I love to can—anything—-However, I could use some “newer” equipment! lol

  • 137
    Jessica Dodson says:

    Canning is somthing that I use to do with my great-grandmother as a child. I loved it. I dont have a kit,but I grow all kinds of fruits and veggi’s in my back yard and would love to can them. I think this would be so awesome to have.It would bring back lots of childhood memories thats for sure.Thank you!

  • 138
    Travis Watson says:

    i would like to can hot peppers for later use

  • 139
    Kristin says:

    My mom and grandma were the canners. I remember sitting in the kitchen helping them as often as I could. I want to introduce my daughter to canning and make the memories with her. Tomatoes, beets, salsa, chili sauce, hamburger relish, jams/jellies, mustard pickles… oh the memories and the fun…

  • 140
    Debbie says:

    My Mama always canned jelly, string beans, pickles, fruit, etc. She passed away on Aug. 7, 2012 @ 90 years old. I would like to win this to keep a family tradition going and be able to show my grandchildren how to do it.

  • 141
    December Worthington says:

    My Mom and Grandma used to can all the time and I would love to start learning how. This would be a great way to afford to start.

  • 142
    Jen Migliore says:

    I’ve never canned before, but having my mother just move in with me, I think this would be a great way for us to bond!

  • 143
    Debbie R. says:

    Wow, what a great prize – I have never canned a thing in my life, but every year when I see people posting what they have canned, I keep saying I need to learn how to do that! This would be perfect to get me going!!

  • 144
    Genie Agapith says:

    I love canning smoked salmon just started learning how to at my uncle’s house. I have four kids so this possibly could be the best thing for my family!

  • 145
    Christine Cooley says:

    My ex-husband kept all my canning stuff! Can’t wait to get new so I can get started again!

  • 146
    Beth says:

    My husband and I have never canned but have been reading a lot about it lately! We would love this so we can try! We want to go back to basics with our cooking and way of life! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 147

    I used to can salsa and pickle relish with my grandma. As an adult I haven’t canned anything myself, but would love to with the pears and peaches in the back yard!

  • 148

    I Would Love This,I Want To Can.,thanks

  • 149
    Janine says:

    I love canned Cucumbers(Pickles)

  • 150
    Elizabeth Fields says:

    My mom used to can vegetables with me and my 5 brother and sisters and we had so much fun. Now I have 2 kids of my own and would love this kit so we can start canning. My favorite thing to can with my mom was SALSA!!

  • 151
    Candy M. says:

    My dad was a huge canner – he canned everything from jelly to salsa. He passed away 12 years ago and I regret EVERY day that I never got him to teach me how to can. I’m terribly intimidated by the whole process, but I really want to learn and pass it on to my children. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  • 152
    Kathleen Kellenbenz says:

    I would love to win this. Making my own jams and sauces would save me alot of money. Being on social security disability I don’t have alot of money and being able to can things would save me alot. I hope you pick my number.

  • 153
    David La Bruyere says:

    This summer I have perfected (I like to think) a tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes and onions from the garden – a combination heirloom and hybrids with fresh red onions. A friend has offered to show me the ropes and this would certainly help!

  • 154
    Craig Newton says:

    I love canning tomatoes because there is nothing better than pulling out a quart of canned tomatoes in December when the tomatoes in the grocery have no taste. I do half with jalapenos for making home made salsa and the other half without for marinara sauce.

  • 155
    Barbara Turner says:

    I love canning so many things – green tomato relish, chutney, tomato sauce, piccalily – I have the canning fever and the only cure is a new home canning package!!! It will definitely go to good use in my home.

  • 156
    misty delacerda says:

    I have never canned and would love to!!! I grow jalapeno’s, tomatoes, squash every summer and would love to be able to can my own. this is something i wish for every year and have not been able to afford it.

  • 157
    Tina Williams says:

    I have never canned but have been discussing it with some girlfriends lately. My grandma and aunts canned everything. Saves money and is healthier the store processed foods. My first attempt will be tomato sauce since it is what I use the most.

  • 158
    Bonnie says:

    I have never canned but have always wanted to try it!!! This may give me the kick in the pants to do it!

  • 159
    Peggy S. Lacy says:

    I used to LOVE to can homemade pickles with my grandmothers when I was little. I want to teach my daughters the art that my grannies taught me. My oldest is 25 and has two young boys who are the right age to teach as well so I think it would be a wonderful experience to have three generations in the kitchen canning pickles from an age-old family recipe.

  • 160
    Robbie Moulton says:

    I can fig preserves every summer.

  • 161
    Rachel R says:

    I love making Spicy Pickled Tomatillos. I jar them with Habanero peppers and spices. The peppers give them just the right amount of spiciness without being overwhelming. They’re wonderful made into salsa verde, sliced up and used as a pizza topping, pureed for bloody marys, or just eaten straight out of the jar.

  • 162
    Andrea Ward says:

    I took my four year old boys to pick peaches and blackberries for the first time this spring. We took them to my mother’s house and she showed me how to make preserves out of them. I got to have a first with my children and my mother.

  • 163
    Charlynn Cox says:

    I use my grandmother’s recipe for green tomato chow, and the leftover tomatoes from my garden get ripened for homemade salsa!

  • 164
    Debbie Hires says:

    I just recently got into canning, thanks to my best friend!! We canned soups, and then moved onto Cherries and cherry preserves. This last weekend we canned my very favorite Spaghetti Sauce recipe from my mom. I love the sauce, but never canned it before, cause I didn’t know how! Turns out, the making is the harder part!! I am so excited to start canning stuff! Bought a recipe book recommended by my “canning friends” and they all look so WONDERFUL!!!

  • 165
    Ali says:

    I would love go to the peach farm and pick peaches and make some peach jam.My son and I love to cook and it would be so fun to teach him to do canning.Thanks for the contest.

  • 166
    Lucy Howell says:

    My Mom canned pasta sauce (among other things) for me when I started college. I met lots of friends that way. We live cross-country from each other now. I would love for her to teach me the next time she comes to visit.

  • 167
    JoAnne says:

    My mother in law is a very avid canner and I have been trying to pick up the skill! I took my boys blackberry picking earlier this summer and made jam for the first time. I was shocked that it worked! Now I need to get serious and get the proper gear and recipes so I can enjoy our garden all year long! Thanks for the consideration!

  • 168
    Ashley kirby says:

    I have been canning for the last 14yrs, I do it every fall. One of my favorite things to make is apple butter, but I also love to can salsa,pickles,syrups,jams and jellys. We have 5 kids so canning is a great money saver and a way of life for us. My oldest daughter is 10 so she will begin to learn how to can this season. It’s a wonderful thing to learn and then past down to your children.

  • 169
    Shannon says:

    I have never canned, but have wanted to for quite some time now! Jams seem to be the best place to start!

  • 170
    Renee says:

    I can my own homemade salsa.

  • 171
    debbie priebe says:

    As I get older, I find myself with more time to spend doing things that interest me. I have always wanted to can and need an excuse to get started.

  • 172
    ashley kirby says:

    I have been canning for the past 14yrs. I love to can apple butter. I also love to can salsa,tomato sauce,pickles,jams,jellys and syrup, pretty much anything you can put into a jar. As a mother of 5 canning is not only money saving, and healthier it’s also a way of life for us. It is a tradition I plan on passing down to my children and I hope the will carry the tradition and teach it to there future children as well. My oldest daughter is 10 and will be lending a hand for the first time this season.

  • 173
    Sheila Edmons says:

    I taught myself canning when my children were young. As a single Mom I had to utilize every scrap to keep us all well fed and canning all I could from a large garden made this possible. My favorite memory though is still of the first attempt I made at canning…. yellow pear tomato preserves. Our neighbors had under-estimated the yeild of pear tomato plants and offered me all the fruit left on their plants after they we burned out on them. My 3 kids and I salvage over a bushel of the succulent jewels before they were plowed under and enjoyed the delicious preserves well into the next summer.

  • 174
    Elizabeth says:

    I have never canned before, but would love to have an excuse to get my older sister to teach me how. So we can spend time together and i can learn to make pickled okra because we cant get it where i live……i love my sister!

  • 175
    Nadine says:

    Have been canning for many years since my mother-in-law taught me. She was a wonderful country cook, always had a large garden. I now live in town and do not have a garden. We do however, have a wonderful farmers’ market. I would love to win the canning supplies, as mine are very old and well used. Line many others, I love canning jellies & jams, pickles, and other foods that make delightful gifts. Hope I win!

  • 176
    Patricia Crowley says:

    I love canning apple pie filling! We use it all year long for pies, icecream, and whatever else we can think of!

  • 177
    Bobbi Halleaux says:

    I used to help my Grandma can jams & jellies from the blackberry bushes in her yard. I would absolutely love love love to carry on her canning recipes. My dad, her only child, would love to have a taste of “home” and since we have blackberry bushes in our yard I could follow her recipe to a “T” if this happened to come my way. Thank you!!

  • 178
    Karen says:

    I have someone who is going to teach me how to can my first crop of tomatoes!! (-:

  • 179
    Brenda Derouen says:

    I have canned figs and fresh from our garden, tomatoes. I want to can pickles now. I could really use the canning pot and tools. I make do with what I have now but would love to have your products and the book to go with it.

  • 180
    shannon robertson says:

    Still a novice at canning. This year I have done salsa, okra, pepper jelly, peach pepper jelly, corn salsa, bread and butter pickles, hot veggie pickles, cowboy candy,I think thats all. I have cucumbers, squash, and zuchinni brining now

  • 181
    Jennifer says:

    Garlic and I’d like to try Mint Jalepeno jelly.

  • 182
    Barbara Marona says:

    Have canned over 100 jars this year, from chow chow to apple butter. Would be so nice to have a set like this. Thank you for offering it.

  • 183
    Svitlana says:

    My favorite is Peach Jam. My mom makes it all the time, but i have never had all the supplies that you need to do it. It would be great to have her show me all the tricks 🙂

  • 184
    Jan Bringmann says:

    I have never canned but would love to learn how. My mother did, she passed away many years ago but I never learned how.

    I would love to win this.

  • 185
    Donna ONeal says:

    I have never canned before but really want to give it a go. My family just started getting farm fresh fruits & veggies from a local co-op and really need to learn to can for preserving the extras without having to only rely on freezing. Honestly, it seems a bit daunting, but the kit you have put together looks like it would be very doable with all the right parts!
    Thank you for offering this.

  • 186
    Amanda Coon says:

    Jam, When I had my wedding the favors on the tables were little jars of blueberry jam to match the wedding colors 🙂

  • 187
    Amanda Coon says:

    Jam, when i had my wedding i had little jars of homemade blueberry jam as the favors on each table

  • 188
    wendy says:

    Love to can apple pie filling. It is then ready for you when you want to make a pie, turnovers, ice cream topping…and the list goes on and on.

  • 189

    My most recent favorites are my homemade corn relish, My Grandmother’s vintage Bread & Butter Pickles, and Chili Sauce. I wish we grew enough fresh green beans to can those.Use to pick bushels and can them 50 quarts at a time when I was a teenager babysitting younger brothers and sister. I learned to can as a young girl,helping my parents and grandmothers. We always had a big garden.

  • 190

    Pickled beets are a favorite

  • 191
    Elizabeth a Radley says:

    when i was younger we use to can tomatoes and salsa i havent can since then,and miss it would love to win this to be able to share the experience with my daughter and son as my mom did with me . it would be a great thind to share a family expereince with them

  • 192
    Ryder Seeds says:

    I love to can my own tomato sauce. This is a viable sauce that with a small amount of added ingredients you can make anything. Puree it to smooth and it becomes awesome Pizza sauce. Toss in a few extra onions, pickled peppers and capers and toss with shell fish and shrimp and serve over rice. Yum O!!!!!

  • 193
    Debora Koles says:

    My Grandmothe taught me how to preserve everything. Between my cold pack canner and presser cooker I do fruits, vegetables and meats. Who cares if the power goes out Everthing I’ve bottled will still be good.

  • 194
    Rory says:

    I can with my mum sometimes, though she does more solo. My favourite thing that we’ve made to eat is probably either pickled eggs or pickled green beans. We do a lot of food preservation!

  • 195

    I love canning! Peaches, Tomato Sauce, Stewed tomatoes, Pennsylvania Dutch Chow Chow, Pickles, Jams and Jellies! Nothing better than opening a jar of these on a cold winter night!!!

  • 196
    Chris Hartley says:

    I have never canned before. I have wanted to try for years but been completely petrified of it. I don’t know anyone who does it. But I love going to the fruit stands and getting homemade jams and preserves. This year I will be starting my own garden. With fresh fruits, I would love to start my first canning experience. I guess I got to get my first garden going first, so wish me luck!

  • 197
    Alisa Arnts says:

    I love to can apple pie in a jar! yummy 🙂

  • 198
    Bettina Tack says:

    overseas I canned everything I could get my hands on, fruit, veggies… my Grandma and Mom had all the canning equipment. In the 17yrs here I haven’t been able to do any… Would love to raise my children loving home canned stuff as much as I do!

  • 199
    Diana Ambrose says:

    I LOVE pickles!!! As a matter of fact, I have put some cucs together tonight to make pickles. Unfortunately I don’t have any canning materials so I had to find a recipe on the internet and improvise!!

  • 200
    Carol C. says:

    I love canning pickled okra, grren beans and asparagus! Absolutely love ’em!

  • 201
    gricelda says:

    I have never tried home canning, but have always wanted to give it a try. I would love to can some tuna or tomato sauce. The jellies look real delicious. Bread and butter pickles are another thing I would like to try. They are SO yummy!

  • 202
    Crystal Schlueter says:

    I am currently an unemployed Iraq War Veteran/full-time college student, so I am on a pretty tight budget. I have been wanting a canning set because I would love to make my grandmother’s jam & jelly recipes. Also, home made canned goods make great Christmas presents! This year I will only be giving home made gifts. This prize looks wonderful!

  • 203

    I love canning fruits and making my own jam! Great price!

  • 204
    Melissa says:

    My mother always cans her tomatoes, and they make the absolute best chili you will ever eat. She has taught me how, but it has been years since I’ve helped her. I would love to start following in the tradition she has taught me.

  • 205
    Diane says:

    I would love to try canning. I have friends who have presented me with gifts of their jams and sauces. I’d love to reciprocate. Thank you!

  • 206
    Bonny says:

    My favorite thing to can is salsa . . . . .you just cannot beat the taste of homemade salsa!!!!

  • 207
    billie says:

    refrigerator pickles of all kinds. however, i’d love to learn how to preserve properly.

  • 208
    Chelsea W says:

    Peach Butter, Grape Jelly

  • 209
    Christina says:

    I would love to learn how to can tomatoes to enjoy all winter long

  • 210
    Katie says:

    Ive never canned anything, but I’ve always wanted to get started! I just got married and now seems like the perfect time to start learning so next summer we can have a garden and can EVERYTHING!

  • 211
    Jasmine says:

    Love this giveaway! I too get so much pleasure from home canning. I find it such a stress reliever. Thanks!!

  • 212
    Susie Eskue says:

    I have never canned anything but have always wanted to learn. I have aunts and cousins that can practically every thing. I think it would be a great way to save on groceries and to eat healthier.

  • 213
    Danny says:

    I have never canned, but I have always wanted to can my special salsa. It is so, so good!!!

  • 214
    petesjoy says:

    I’ve only recently started getting into canning and was immediately bitten by the bug! I’ve only made a few things so far – plum jam; chilli & cumquat paste; pickled beetroot – but I would love to learn and do more to the point where my purchasing of tinned and jarred goods is limited.

  • 215
    Erin says:

    I remember canning with my mom and grandma one time when I was little. I think back then it was a necessity. Seeing this set made me think of the both of them and how I would love to learn to can and pass that on to my girls. We started a garden for the first time ever this year and have okra, green beans, squash, bell peppers, corn, tomatoes … I think I would definitely try canning home made salsa first and then work up to the jellies!

  • 216
    Dawn says:

    My mom,dad, and brother all can and i would love to start, and join the fun. I would like to can my own sauce.

  • 217
    john rust says:

    Bread and butter pickles or my stuffed hot peppers

  • 218
    Kyle Overstake says:

    I have never done any canning by myself, but I have fond childhood memories of helping Dad and Grandpa pick green beans. Then, after they were all picked, I would help Mom and Grandma break and can them. I have always wanted to get my own supplies to can fresh fruits and vegetables for my own family. Some of the first things I would can would be from Grandma’s recipe box. I would start with tomato preserves and Concord grape jelly. Those are two of her foods that I really miss.

  • 219
    Connie Rieger says:

    I’m in my late fifties and haven’t caned since the seventies when I would help my Mon.She would can anything and everything she could get her hands on.Before she passed away she gave me all of her receipts for canning.Now I’m teaching my daughters how to can.Boy,you talk about the memories it brings back.The cleaning of those onions,now that will bring tears to your eyes.This giveaway would surely come in handy for my girls.

  • 220
    Michelle Oquendo says:

    This was my first year canning. I canned blackberry jam. I was so proud of myself for doing it. My next thing I would like to can & give away to friends as holiday gifts is jars of caramel sauce & homemade BBQ sauce.

  • 221
    nerdyskitts says:

    I really want to try canning. I’ve never made my own Jan, but we have have an apple, and orange tree that we never use all the fruit. I always feel guilty for not making full use of the fruit we have. I think that this is a great opportunity to try!

  • 222
    Barbra Perry says:

    I love canning bread and butter pickles. I have entered them in our county fair several times and won the blue ribbon each time. My husband likes them so much he will make a pickle sandwich, just pickles and bread. I give them out as holiday gifts too, and no matter how many jars I can I always run out before spring comes. So far this year I have 13 pints done and more to go.

  • 223
    Paul A. says:

    I have always wanted to try canning fruit.

  • 224
    Mary D says:

    My favorite canned food is tomatoes. My Mother always canned stewed tomatoes and I would like to try it.

  • 225
    Lana Hart says:

    Venison, Salmon, fruits, Vegs, jams & jellies. Love them all.

  • 226
    Lisa says:

    I love to can sweet pepper jalapeno jam & spiced peach jam ( an old recipe from my friend’s late grandmother). The pepper jam is great over the winter…..just pour over cream cheese & serve with crackers!

  • 227
    maura says:

    strawberry rhubarb jam!

  • 228
    Cristina H says:

    I love using fruit and making my own jelly.

  • 229
    Mary Jo Parker says:

    My two favorite things to can are pepper jelly and chow-chow.I’ve just been using a large stock pot so this set would be a real help.

  • 230
    maura says:

    strawberry rhubarb jam!!

  • 231
    Stephen K says:

    We can everything from the garden and have this year started canning chickens and geese.
    My all time favorite is jams and jellies though because of the variety of colors. They also make fantastic gifts come Christmas. Everyone loves the delightful tastes of summer in the depths of winter.

  • 232
    Stephen K says:

    We can everything from the garden. This year we started canning chickens and geese as well. My favorite item to can has always been jams and jellies. I love the assortment of colors and they make fantastic Christmas gifts. Everyone loves the delicious flavors of summer in the depth of winter blahs.

  • 233
    Susan V says:

    I would love to win this! I love to can Habanero Apricot Jelly & also Carrot Cake Jam. These are huge hits with my family 🙂

  • 234
    Michele Yancey says:

    I have only canned apple butter but would LOVE to can different things!

  • 235
    aLICE says:

    Ijust started canning a couple years ago!!! I started with Jellies. My Family LOVED them I moved on to Salsa My Family Loved it! I moved on to pickles!!Now the only pickles, Salsa and jellies my family wants to eat is the ones I can! They an get kinda whiny if they think I am not going to can this year.

  • 236
    Kimberly Ulmer says:

    I want to learn how to start home canning so I can make homemade jams and jelly’s for my family for gifts and Christmas !!!

  • 237
    yvonne r says:

    the only way a family will be able to eat well this winter is if you can a lot of food

  • 238
    Jeannine says:

    I use to help my mother canning when I was young. I have recently been looking into canning for my garden vegetables. I share the veggies with others, but it would nice to preserve veggies to share off season. Canning brings back some fond memories.

  • 239
    Brenda says:

    I have never canned but have always wanted too !! I would start by making some pear butter and apple butter !! Yum !!

  • 240
    Teila Bell says:

    Ive never canned my own food before, w a kiddo on the way I love to can food and actually know whats in it. YUM.. From jams to greenbeans!!

  • 241
    Tanya Amberson says:

    My very favorite thing to can are bread and butter pickles.

  • 242
    Liz says:

    Fondest memories of Grandma and the Aunts/Cousins all getting together around
    a huge tub of hot water, canning tomatoes.

  • 243
    Erin says:

    My favorite thing to can is tomato sauce. I’m waiting on my tomatoes to ripen so I can start!

  • 244
    David says:

    My favorite thing to can is salsa.

  • 245
    Deborah Wade says:

    My favorite things to can are fruits, especially grapefruit. this way i have it when i want it no matter what the weather.

  • 246
    Deborah Wade says:

    Canning deer meat is a big thing at my house. just cut it into cubes. you can open when ever add some mixed vegetables and you have a hearty stew in a the time it takes to cook the vegetables.

  • 247
    Susan says:

    We do quite a bit of canning in our kitchen. This year we were blessed with a lot of Asian Pears – we canned some in a simply honey syrup and we made a lot of Chutney!

  • 248
    Ingrid says:

    I would enjoy learning how to make various jams about pickling and so much more. We get a lot of fresh vegetable and fruit from friends and family this time of year. I would be able to gave friends and family my newly learned skilled of jams and pickles.

  • 249
    Daawn Ames says:

    my grandaughter wanted to learn how to make jelly, since she’s only 14 and wanted to learn I was more than willing to help her get started. We made blueberry lemon jelly and ginger peach. They both turned out great and she proudly gave them to family to enjoy.

  • 250
    Dottie says:

    I have made jam in the past, but would love to have the equipment again to do more canning especially to have some lower salt foods on hand!

  • 251
    Christina Eckhart says:

    I just started canning on my own last year. I grew up canning with my mom, and my grandmother. We’ve always canned produce from our own gardens. My absolute favorite thing to can is salsa! I just canned 4 pints yesterday – but I’ve been using a stockpot and it’s not great. I’d LOVE to have a real canning pot and rack!

  • 252
    Janet McDaniel says:

    I used to can tomatoes with my mom every year and now that she’s gone I would love to re-learn and teach my kids so they could have those wonderful memories as well!

  • 253
    Jean Hackathorn says:

    My favorite thing to make is bread and butter pickles. Everyone loves them and they are so easy to do if you put the cukes and onions through the slicer attachment of a food processor. Just slice, pack in jars and add hot pickling juices. Seal and you’re good to go!

  • 254
    Ileana Mesa says:

    I personally never have canned before. But now that I am on Pinterest I have found good recipes for canning and I am excited to attempt it.
    I do like preserves so I know once I get the hang of canning I know I will continue to do it.
    I have my fingers crossed on winning the kit 🙂

  • 255
    Sue D says:

    I am in the midst of canning tomatoes right now. I can tomato juice, tomatoes and tomato sauce and would like to try salsa.

    • melinda linville says:

      My love of canning started when I decided to make Apple Butter. I was hooked from then on. I purchased my 1st canning pot at a yard sale recently and am excited about using it. Since my 1st canning experiance I have also gotten into making other foods from scratch. I am a working mom , and try hard not to let the old fashioned way of doing things get lost. So I hope you choose me. 🙂

  • 256

    I have never canned before but I’m excited to try EVERYTHING!

  • 257
    Lisa Lee says:

    How could one pick a favorite to can? Maybe dried beans since I can never remember to soak them in time for a recipe :). thanks for such a great chance at the prize.

  • 258
    Janea b says:

    I have never tried canning, but i really want to try canning jams, jellies, and APPLE BUTTER! apple butter is a category all on it’s own!

  • 259
    Alicia says:

    We love to can applesauce and green beans! It always tastes so much better when you do it yourself! Plus, our kids love to help! 🙂

  • 260
    Debbie Roberts says:

    I like canning everything i can from the garden and local produce.

  • 261
    Carrie Kennedy says:

    I would love to win this because I want to learn how to can! We have finally got such a good crop from our garden that I want to make sauces and jams!

  • 262
    Barb Frenz says:

    My daughter has decided to start canning peppers. She wants to make jalepeno peppers like you get in the jar. She tried her first batch two days ago. Got any good recipes for canning peppers?

  • 263
    Thelma says:

    I have never canned but plan to.Just attempted garden for the 1st time in my life and my next journey will be canning.

  • 264
    Samantha says:

    I would love to have a set! I have always loved the taste of canned food! I would also like to learn how!!

  • 265
    Michelle says:

    I love canning fruit butters. I love the exciting flavors you can come up with.

  • 266
    Joleen LaRoche says:

    Have always wanted to can just haven’t had the chance to purchase what we need to do it. This kit would be a dream and then we can finally use the quints that grow on 3 trees we have on the property!

  • 267

    I have never canned but always wanted to learn how. My favorite home canned food was diced tomatoes cooked in chili seasoning, it made the best chili. My ex mother-in-law made it & it was awesome.

  • 268
    Velvet Swartzwelder says:

    I use to can with my mother when I was young. I just recently started getting interested in canning again. I canned my first batch EVER alone a few weeks ago, I tried monkey butter (banana jam) it can out GREAT. all the equipment I used was borrowed, expect the half dozen jars I had that I found from a flea market. I loved it when I was a child and found that as an adult I still love canning, now I need and I mean NEED, everything to start again. Thanks for posting and I truely pray I am blessed enough to win. Thank you.

  • 269
    Leslie Nelson says:

    I’ve never canned before but want my family to eat healthier. Canning gives me the opportunity to know exactly what’s in the food my kids are consuming. Something I am learning more about each day. I also care for my 89 y.o. mother and making sure she’s eating nutritious (sp?) foods is critical. I can’t wait to learn how to can. I’m excited to start gathering recipes from friends and family. Love, love, love the idea of canning.

  • 270
    patty pierce says:

    Sweet pickled zucchini~ yum 🙂

  • 271
    Mark Brown says:

    My family has canned for years, now my daughter has her own family, she is an Army wife, mother of 2, and I want her to get the same pleasure from canning as my family had when I was growing up 🙂

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  • 273
    Elisha G says:

    I have never canned before, but really would like to try it because my husband just recently got into Tuna fishing! Would love to try canning some of it next time 🙂

  • 274
    Stephanie says:

    I grew up watching my mother and aunt, can. I have always wanted to learn how and now at the age of 56, I am finally ready to make canning a hobby. I stared my first garden this year and my tomatoes and cucumbers are abundant. Your free kit would start me on my way to a lifetime of canning. Sincerely, Stephanie aka Stepbaby

  • 275
    Susan Jaime says:

    I have always been interested in leaning how to can, especially fruit, jellies and preserves and I think this would a great start.

  • 276
    Paulette hatfield says:

    Love to can, just wish I had more time, need to can a couple jars at a time. Anyways, love to make and can Strawberry ruhbarb Jam.

  • 277
    Melissa Vogel says:

    My favorite thing to can is tomato juice and use it for chili.

  • 278
    Susan Gwisdala says:

    We usually can salsa and pickles every year.

  • 279
    kim Larson says:

    My family LOVES my zucchini relish. I can never make enough.

  • 280
    shirley vanderau says:

    I love canning and have been doing it for 4years..I learned how to do it from a dear friend of mine that has a farm in Tennessee..she was a great a teacher..Alot of my stuff I got from yard sales..but would love to have a new set..I planted tomatoes and want to can my own fresh tomatos and tomato sauce..

  • 281
    Wendy D'Ottavio says:

    Being a vegetarian, canning should be something I do on the norm, but it is not. I would love to learn the art and savor all the tastes from the seasons.

  • 282
    Carrie Long says:

    I have ALWAYS wanted to can but never knew where to start. I really want to can tomatoes and I love pickles and would love to make my own!

  • 283

    I tried making new jellies this year and learned alot but also got pretty good at making blackberry jelly.

  • 284
    Tina Harrington says:

    I love to can tomatoes, but also: pickles, kraut, chicken soup base, chicken stock, peaches. Pretty much anything I can get my hands on LOL. I could sure use some new equipment!

  • 285
    Melinda Blevins says:

    I love to can strawberry jelly but I have canned peaches, pickles, beets and salsa in my canner. I really need a new one, unbelievable but you can wear one out.

  • 286
    peggy Mitchell says:

    I love canning jams, bbq sauces, spaghetti sauces,salsas, and fruit in general.

  • 287
    Rochelle says:

    I am relatively new to canning, but I love canning jams and jellies! Also another favorites is salsa! I love canning all fruits and veggies, but as I said, I am a beginner! The equipment/jars i have are very old and I’m breaking more than canning LOL….A new set like this would be perfect to keep me going 🙂

  • 288
    shafaq says:

    I love making jams with little or no sugar at home and preserving summer fruits and making pickles at home.Never had proper canning equipment so am really excited to enter

  • 289
    Karen says:

    I made strawberry rhubarb pie for the first time this summer, including the crust. Turned out awesome. I had leftover fruit that should’ve been made into jam, but didn’t have the right stuff to make it. I’d like to give it a try.

  • 290
    Cindi says:

    Tomatoes and jam are my favs

  • 291
    Nicole Schmitz says:

    Pickles and strawberry/rhubarb jam!! Yum!

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    Nothing like the goodness that always comes from canning!!!!!!! Glad I took interest in this process when my Mom was in the kitchen, and creating one of her wonderful recipes!!!!
    Now when I’m canning I think of her.

  • 293
    hannah says:

    We as a family do a lot of canning inn the fall season. One of my favorites is fresh green beans add potatoes. We never ruin out of stuff to can. It always taste great on a cold Winters day.

  • 294
    Sheryle says:

    I’ve never canned before but have always wanted to. I love the idea of having summer produce preserved to use in the winter.

  • 295
    Mandy says:

    I’m new to canning and have been looking for the right materials to get started. There’s something old-fashioned that I just adore about canning; I want to get it started as a tradition for my own kids someday. I’m into gardening, so I just think of the possibilities of things I can “can” lol and all the preserves I’ll be able to make!

  • 296
    Cindy B. says:

    My favorite food to can is berries. I love making jams and jellies.

  • 297
    david lotz says:

    Have not canned anything yet,This would be a great way to start.

  • 298

    I’d love to try canning it would save me money and the ability to prep my own foods. : ) Thanks.

  • 299
    Reygan says:

    I have never canned before, but I would love to learn. I love home canned tomatoes

  • 300
    julie manzo says:

    i would love to win this for the simple reason i always wanted to learn how to pickle and perserve things maybe i can learn now which would be fantastic i learned how to make homemade tamales and salsa on my own so maybe i can learn this to

  • 301
    julie m says:

    this would be nice if i won so i could learn to pickle things and preserve them like i learned to make homemade tamales and a few other thing good luck to all us this.

  • 302
    Annette says:

    I would love to win this prize. It will give me the opportunity to try my hand at something new in the kitchen. I know that once I try It I will enjoy it. A new craft for me to learn and perfect.

  • 303
    Yvonne says:

    I have been canning meatless spaghetti sauce and salsa for close to 20 years. This would help replace some very worn out items!

  • 304
    Amber says:

    I love pickled jalapenos, peach jams, banana peppers, bread and butter pickles, homemade pasta sauce!! You name it!!

  • 305
    martha black says:

    This year jalapeno peppers have been the most fun to can. They are so pretty, red and green. So many grew. Too many to eat in the hot Texas summer. With the jars lined up in the pantry, we will enjoy pickled jalapenos all year.

  • 306
    Holly Knickerbocker says:

    My kids were asking about how pickles are made a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t canned anything yet, and I think it would be a fun activity to do with the kids.

  • 307
    FoodGeekFish says:

    My favorite item to can is bread and butter jalapenos! Followed closely by pickled beets, because pickled beets means beet eggs are soon to appear.

  • 308
    Pam Parson says:

    I love to can salsa, but my strawberry jam is almost legendary 🙂

  • 309
    Ginnie C says:

    I canned as a child with my mother and will be moving to southern Oregon soon where we will be living green and growing all of our fruit and vegetables. I plan on doing a lot of canning to get us thru the long winters.

  • 310
    Tom G says:

    I always wanted to try canning, I get great fruit and veggies in Jersey. I would love to keep these through the cold winter. As well as to make some for gifts.

  • 311
    barracudaron@gmail.com says:

    yeah, never have canned, and am excited about the possibility of trying it

  • 312
    Amy L says:

    My favorite food to can is apple butter. I give it as gifts to friends and family, and they always ask for more.

  • 313
    Amanda C says:

    I loved canning tomato’s and tomato juice…yummy. I haven’t done it for years but i really want to get back into it. this package is awesome and would be a great start.

  • 314
    Joan says:

    My favorite thing to can is salsa. I also try to make a couple of kinds of jam every year.

  • 315
    Sue Chisena says:

    I’m ready to learn how to can. I have a long list of things I want to try: apple pie filling, apple butter, tomato sauce, salsa, pickles, jams & jellies, etc…

  • 316
    Tanya Jackson says:

    My favorite dish to can is beef stew

  • 317
    Charlotte F says:

    I’ve only ever canned tomatoes and homemade applesauce on my own, but I used to help my mom with pickles: cucumber dills, dilly beans, and pickled beets. Mmmm! You can’t can too many tomatoes.

  • 318
    Stephanie says:

    When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I used to make completely absurd quantities of strawberry jam every year. Now that I’m a grown up and my grandmother lives in another state, I’d like to start the tradition again with my own daughter. Also, we’re getting our organic garden up and moving and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of things to can before too long.

  • 319
    Brenda Duvall says:

    I would love to win this. I have never canned but always wanted to . My mom, her parents and my dads parents all canned. The best meals came from canned stuff. I always loved canned tomatoes the best and soups……mmmmmm

  • 320
    Judi Clayton says:

    I have never canned before! I just turned 66 and am looking forward to doing the stuff I never got to (growing a vegetable garden, canning my own stuff!)!

  • 321
    gracie says:

    Love canning tomatoes, salsa snd my nefew love my grape jelly

  • 322
    Edward Bossie says:

    I would love to win these items. As a child my dad grew a large garden and caned a large variety of vegetables each year. He died when I was 13 years old and never got to learn the skills he possessed. This would give me great pleasure in recreating the skills that my dad was not able to pass on.

  • 323

    Wow, what I could do with this prize!

  • 324
    sara says:

    Jalapeno Jelly is the best thing to can….poor it over a little cream cheese….mmm mmm good

  • 325
    Ginny G says:

    I have never canned before and want to learn how! Would love to make a variety of jams.

  • 326
    Carrie Conley says:

    I have never canned before….I saw a box of mason jars at the grocery store and I was thinking it would be fun to start…

  • 327
    Lisa Stein says:

    I’ve been using the freezer method to preserve the farmer’s market finds. This home-canning kit would be wonderful and have me try the method my mom was so good at!

  • 328
    Debbie says:

    I have never canned before, but was just this week talking with a co-worker about it. She and her hubby just tried it–they went through all the motions and when finished, she thought the lids didn’t look right. She was VERY disappointed and thought they did something wrong — but later came the POPs of the lids (like you said!), she was so excited. I’d like the chance of trying my hand at canning tomatoes and also making jams for gifts for family and co-workers. Thank you!

  • 329
    Rachael says:

    I remember canning with my mum and grandma one time when I was little, now I have a little girl, and I want to show her what my mother taught me. Apple sauce, bell peppers, jam and tomato sauces are my all time fav!!

  • 330
    Ron L. says:

    my favorite thing to can is tomatoes from the garden

  • 331
    Beckiejo says:

    I love canning pickled beets, pickled okra, strawberry jam and tomato sauce. Looking forward to passing my recipes on to my daughter.

  • 332
    Salina says:

    I am excited to try canning. My neighbor used to make the best pickles every summer for my family. I also want to try to make salsa.

  • 333
    Portia says:

    I live in the Garden State; in the southern part where all the great tomatoes grow..It would be wonderful to preserve them for the cold winter ahead.

  • 334
    Fran E. says:

    Nostaglia—-my grandparents basement always had a few of these pans ready for their canning of fruits and vegetables!

  • 335
    Karen Szymanski says:

    Carrot Cake Jam. Yum…….. I would love to try this.

  • 336
    Charity says:

    I have only attempted to freeze can before. I’ve been wanting to attempt canning this way and am so excited at the possibility of winning a canning set!

  • 337
    LakeladyP says:

    I canned my 15-Hour Tomato Sauce yesterday and discovered that in my move to my new home I had LOST all of my canning tools! It was too late to postpone the canning, so I had to make-do, and it was hard, lol. This would be a wonderful housewarming gift.

  • 338
    Helen Cain says:

    Being one of six kids, we canned many things. Jellies and jam every summer were my favorite. I have not canned anything for years, but now my fig tree is fruiting enough for canning. I can’t wait until next Spring.

  • 339
    Pat LaSasso says:

    How I remember canning grape jelly with my Mom and my Grandmother when I was a kid and when I first got married. It’s been many years and a bunch of addresses since those days. I really miss it and I would get back into canning again if I won.

  • 340
    Jackie says:

    I have not done any canning, but I hope to. I remember my grandmother canning everything from her garden. One of my favorite memories is seeing the jars and jars of goodies on the shelves of her ‘keeping room,’ glowing like jewels in the sun.

  • 341
    Carole Pucci says:

    I love love to can tomatoes from my garden, peaches and pickles. Tomatoes for sauce is my absolute favourite.

  • 342
    Lacey says:

    I have never canned but my father-in-law cans and has offered to help me learn, he has canned for many years. It is very intimidating to me so I definitely can use all the help I can get to try it. I hope I win this to share it with him and for me to learn the value of canning.

  • 343
    Joanne says:

    I love canning!!! It’s so great to be able to preserve your own veggies and enjoy them year round. We have an awesome garden this year and I am having so much creating delicious treats for my family and friends to enjoy.

  • 344
    kathy howarter says:

    I’ve never canned. I have enjoyed the canning of others. I wish I had a crop of something to can.

  • 345
    amys says:

    I use to can with my mother ever summer. we would can everything from home made bread and butter pickles to tomatoes and much more. I really am thinking of starting again. maybe doing some apple sauce for the kiddos.

  • 346
    sharon_cope@csx.com says:

    I can meat and anything else I get my hands on. Nothing tastes better than that.

  • 347
    Jen B says:

    I am canning tomato sauce right now. I’ve made jams and jellies before. I’m going to try my hand at pressure canning next.

    I would love to win this because I’m going to start a canning ministry in our town to teach people how to do it. Once they learn they will be on their way to being self sufficiant.

  • 348
    bernardina sims says:

    I have always wanted to make homeade jams and jellies!

  • 349
    Sheryl Morton says:

    I love this time of year because me and my boys enjoy the fruit of are labor by canning pasta sauce, pickles and other thing. That aways make are hearts warm in the winter. Love Canning

  • 350
    BRENDA says:

    I make fig preserves every year to give as gifts and throughly enjoy doing this for others and also enjoy myself

  • 351
    Eva Schiavenato says:

    I have only canned tomatoes. They were so incredibly delicious! I canned to cases with my dad and I went through all 24 jars in 2 months! They made the best tomatoe sauce! Even beeter than fresh tomatoes!!!! I would love to can more and more fruits & veggies but the supplies were borrowed 🙁

  • 352
    Drew says:

    Love canning pickles and watermelon rinds. They’re great to have as a treat in the dead of winter.

  • 353
    Janece says:

    I have been canning for over 37 years now and am greatful to GOD for all the food and money he has saved me

  • 354
    Jen Little says:

    I love canning strawberries. I make a pancakes sauce that everybody loves! I also like to do diced apples to put in baked goods or just have with lunch in the winter. Hope this works. I’ve never been successful posting on one of the giveaways before.

  • 355
    Jen says:

    Love to make anything with peaches- peach jam and peach apricot jam or apricot pineapple jam- wanting to can peach pie filling this year.

  • 356
    Krista P says:

    I have never canned before but would love to try!

  • 357
    Paula Townsend says:

    I have always been curious about canning. My brother is a chef and cans everything from his garden. I would love to be able to show him that he isn’t the only one that can have great and fresh foods all year around!!

  • 358
    vivian day says:

    My favorite food to can is peach jam and pickled watermelon rinds. They always turn out so delcious. I would like to try other types of foods.

  • 359
    Jen R. says:

    Pickles are my fav!

  • 360
    Dee S says:

    I have never tried home canning before! My mother used to can, but I always thought that there were so many details that I could not get it right. I am very interested in giving it a try!

  • 361
    Lara Trottier says:

    I love to can anything with the wild fruit I pick from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I’ve picked Apples, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries. Usually the berries go into Jam. The Apples, I’ve made apple butter, apple sauce, and Apple Pie Filling. My family doesn’t complain either. I’ve vowed that my children will grow up on homemade Jams the same way that I did.

  • 362
    Lorraine Robertson says:

    I have been an avid canner for years!!! It was the best skill I learned from my ex-mother in law! I just wish I had been more interested in it when my Grandma was alive! She was an awesome old style farm lady! Imagine the skills I could have learned! My absolute favorite home canned good is zucchini relish!! It was a favorite item my Grandma made. Mine might not be as good as her’s but my Dad says it’s right up there with her’s. A huge compliment!!

  • 363
    Gloria says:

    I love to can tomatoes and jellies. Tomatoes are something that can be used for so many different dishes and you just can’t beat home made jellies.

  • 364
    Michele says:

    I’ve never canned before but I want to learn how to can pickles and pickled vegetables. It looks like fun.

  • 365
    Gwen says:

    I would put this prize to good use. I like to can salsa using the fruits and vegetables from my own garden. I find that salsa can be used in several ways and I have better control over the number of calories and carbs going into the process. I use my salsa in chili, with sour cream, refried beans, and chips, and along side a cheese quesada.

  • 366
    Janet says:

    Just finished making jalapeno cowboy candy. Need more jars.

  • 367
    Nancy Sundberg says:

    My garden is overflowing with goodness. I can tons of salsa (hot & mild), pickles, green beans and I make jam. My all time favorite is tomato jam. Delicious with a hint of cloves and cinnamon. Also, I pick wild raspberries and make strawberry/raspberry jam.

  • 368
    Linda says:

    Canning is my true passion…I love it

  • 369
    Carolanne says:

    I love everything about canning, but I think my favorite is Spicy Dill Green Tomatoes. My family can’t get enough of them, nor can I!

  • 370
    susan foye says:

    Pepper jelly and zucchini relish. We enjoy them all year!

  • 371
    Denna Morris says:

    I love to can pickles. All my neighbors and my daughter and granddaughters especially love to open that jar of fresh pickles. I also can pears, relish, tomatoes.

  • 372
    Kari Knutson says:

    I just started canning this year and love it! I remember my mom doing a lot of canning as a child, we had a very large garden. I do not have my own supplies, I use my moms but would love to have my own.

  • 373
    Kelly says:

    I’m new to canning, but we’ve made it a fun family experience.

  • 374
    Betty says:

    I have a big garden and can a lot of it for use through out the year and for food gifts for friends. I’ve done it for years and love the results that my efforts bring. I was more than thrilled when my daughter in law to be asked for my help to make pickles. Not many young people want to go to the trouble to can. If I won the prize I would pass it on to her. What a great way for us to bond!

  • 375
    Lisa Seyer says:

    This is my first year learning to can so far so good, the neighbor lady gave me some tips. Still have alot to learn.

  • 376
    Donna says:

    My favorite item to can are pickled beets. I love to use the golden beets and can several jars each year to give to family and friends.

  • 377
    Joyce Ward says:

    Canning is a way to eat economically – and really good! One of my favorites is not available commercially (that I know of). My mother used to make it: Carrot Marmalade. When you can grow carrots in the garden it’s really cheaper but carrots aren’t expensive anyhow. It uses carrots, lemon and orange. However it doesn’t use as many oranges as orange marmalade so it’s cheaper to make.

  • 378
    Susan George says:

    Making beautiful and delicious jellies have always seemed like magic to me! I am always so proud of my glorious jars of delight!

  • 379
    Sylvia Bailey says:

    I would like to win because I’m a grand mother that like to start canning jelly’s for my children and there family’s because who can afford to buy them these day’s and I do make salsa and for them and they love it.

  • 380
    Sally Shank says:

    I’ve never canned before, but I’m really excited to try it, because I found my late grandmother’s recipe for pepper relish, and I ate it by the jar as a child.

  • 381
    Barbara Camp says:

    My favorite is muscadine jelly

  • 382
    Beverly Manville says:

    My husband and I can a lot of different things but our favorites are bread and butter pickles and hot relish. What a way to keep summer alive all year around, especially in the cold winter months.

  • 383
    Sally says:

    My favorite item to can is Dixie Relish…it is great as a condiment; on sandwhiches, hot dogs and hamburger; as an ingredient for potato salad, tuna salad and deviled eggs!

  • 384
    Joyce Ward says:

    Last winter I got a good buy on some green, red and yellow sweet peppers. They were on the reduced rack and they were so meaty. I cut them up and pickled them. Great on burgers. Don’t often have the chance to can anything in the middle of winter!

  • 385
    Tammy says:

    Love to can veggies. We just did 35 pints of corn and 40 pints of green beans. Even though I had achilles tendon surgery, I sat at the counter and between me and my husband we got it done. This past weekend we did 7 pints bread and butter and 8 pints of Kosher dill pickles. Hope to get the tomatoes canned in the next 2 weeks. I’ve always wanted to try jellies and jams, but have not yet. If I win this I will be adding this to my list of favorite things to can.

  • 386
    Jan says:

    Strawberry Fig Jelly and Muscadine Jelly are our favorites.

  • 387
    Sandy Camp says:

    My favorite food to can is Sockeye (red) salmon! We catch our salmon in the Kenai River in Sterling, Alaska. I debone and skin the salmon and because of that I can pressure can the fish at 10 Pounds for 90 minutes. Currently I use wide mouth pints, but next summer, I will can fish in quart jars. We also smoke salmon and vac pack it as well as can it. If you are going to can it you only smoke it lightly and while the fish is mostly raw you pack it in the jars for pressure cooking. For vac pack you smoke the salmon untill fully cooked.

  • 388
    Tammy Bannon says:

    I have never canned, and my neighbor came down this weekend and told me I need to learn. I would love to win, and if I do “salsa will be the first thing I can”

  • 389
    Jonni Rice-deGroot says:

    I still love my Mom’s home canned peaches. Maybe it’s time to learn to do it myself.

  • 390
    Pam Wingfield says:

    My favorite food to can is tomatoes. You just can’t get that same flavor from commercially canned foods. I love using them during the winter for chili’s and sauces. Have thought about canning jams, but haven’t tried yet. Would love to win this Home Canning prize.

  • 391
    Denise DeRienzo says:

    I have very limited canning experience, but love the homemade appeal. My grandmother canned so many wonderful things and sent many out the door with a “care package”. I would like to improve my knowledge and confidence so I can try new recipes and use them as always on hand homemade gifts.

  • 392
    Melissa says:

    We love to can our homemade spaghetti sauce, salsa and sauerkraut! We also can beets, pickles, and tomatoes! YUM! i’d love to win this because you can never have enough canning supplies! The more you have the more you can can!

  • 393
    Donna E says:

    I have never canned before but would love to. Canning always reminds me of my grandparents. They would always serve canned veggies with just about every meal in the fall, winter and spring. Nothing beats the taste of fresh peaches in the winter or when they are made into a cobbler.

  • 394
    Diane Kurgan says:

    I would love to win this prize! I have been canning for the first time this summer , using my abundant tomatoes , wild blackberries and veggies from my garden , but I have only been freezing everything using the Ball freezer – safe Jars which is so easy! I am not set up with the equipment to can the other way , so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will win this prize!! I would turn into a canning fool!!

  • 395
    YumYum Jones says:

    At 5yrs old I watched my Madear canning from her mother’s recipes and she never let me in on the fun 🙁 Now at 55 yrs. old can have my own fun and teach my g-babies how to can, if I only knew how. Winning would give me the opportunity and instructions to bond with my g-babies and teach/learn together!

  • 396
    Sherri says:

    I use to can tomatoes until I realized I was allergic to them. My favorite things to can now are Jams (any flavor) and applesauce. I would love to win because I want to teach my daughter what I was taught by my mother.

  • 397
    Peggy says:

    I would love to learn how to can vegetables.
    I am excited about being able to make my own low carb spaghetti sauce from fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes. YUM!

  • 398
    MarthaC107 says:

    Canning brings back fond memories of my mother canning. We couldn’t wait for her to can jellies, jam & fruit. As a child I could do without vegetables lol. I would like to continue this tradiotion of canning with my daughter.

  • 399
    Karen says:

    This year I’ve learned to make Habanero Jelly since our one plant is loaded with peppers – it’s even better than Jalapeno and much prettier when used with Orange Bell Peppers

  • 400
    Laura says:

    My husband makes his own jam. It is heavenly! I really want to start canning other things, but we haven’t been able to fit the cost of the equipment into our budget.

  • 401
    Vicki Holly says:

    With the economy and draught, we do not know what tommorow holds, therefore I would like to can so that my family will have some of yester year.

  • 402
    Kathy says:

    I would LOVE to win this set! I watched my Mom can when I lived at home but have always been hesitant about doing it on my own. I have only made freezer jelly and this year, it didn’t set up–so now I have syrup–which is pretty good on ice cream!

  • 403
    Lexie says:

    I love to can. I can any thing I can get. I used to grow a large garden, but now we rent, so I depend on growers in the area. My favorite thing to make is salsa cayenne peppers tomatoes
    onions salt if you like it herbs bell peppers I love salsa

  • 404
    LYNN says:

    Red raspberry jam is what I like to do most of all. But I can everthing that can be canned from apple sauce to pickles… Have canned since I was a kid with my Grandmother and my Mother.. Now my sister and I have to share everything….

  • 405
    Denise DeRienzo says:

    I have limited canning experience, but would love to become more confident and try more recipes!

  • 406
    robin says:

    My grandmother & mother canned all the seasonal fruits and vegetables their fruit cellars could hold to carry them over until the next years crop was ready to harvest.
    Some of my favorites are the mincemeat and pickles and jelly.
    I have most the recipes and would like my daughter to carry on the tradition.

  • 407
    Jane says:

    We cook fresh everyday, it’s a family event as much as possible. But reading this makes me dream of having my grandfathers grape jelly. He canned everything he could. I want to succeed in canning, make my family reunion even better. Bringing grandpas jelly.

  • 408
    April Wolfe says:

    My family absolutely loves canned tomatoes. Every year my now 6-year old and my 4-year old drive to our local farm and gather at least 10 5-gallon buckets of tomatoes to can. We use them in everything from salsa, spaghetti sauce, etc. I love canning because it gives this generationa sense of what life was like for me growing up, and my mother, her mother, etc. Canning provides our family with a really warm and fuzzy feeling.

  • 409
    ANGIE YARD says:

    I have not canned anything since I was a small child. My Grandmother canned everything from okra to peaches. We would always have our canning afternoon after church on Sundays. I have the greatest memories of her and those days. Now I am older and have a little more time, I would love to start canning. Anxious to can some beets, yum, a favorite of mine! Thank you!!!!

  • 410
    MARLO DOTSON says:

    I haven’t canned anything yet, but my friends do. They have been canning for almost as long as I’ve been alive. 🙂 I’ve seen how wonderful the food tastes when freshly opened, out of season. I will no longer waste food like I have before because I will be able to can the food while it is fresh. Thank you for this opportunity! God be with you….

  • 411
    Steve says:

    My favorite thing to jar are pickles. My least favorite thing is the process itself. This package would certainly make it a lot easier and most likely more enjoyable since I do not own the proper tools.

  • 412
    Judy says:

    When I was small, my grandmother used to come over and can chili sauce with my mom. I didn’t like it then, but I grew to like it. Now that my grandmother is gone, my mom doesn’t make it, and I’d like to try it myself but I’ve never canned before.

  • 413
    Gail says:

    I learned to can a few years ago. Can always use more supplies.

  • 414

    My husband likes to make sweet pickle relish!

  • 415
    d says:

    Hot garlic dills and all matter of jams!! Yum!!

  • 416
    Billy says:

    I love homemade salsa

  • 417
    Mary says:

    I like making jams and jelly especially the unusual ones like possum grape jelly. Pear preserves, raspberry and blackberry are probably my favorite. My mother canned and preserved all the time and it is great to be able to open your own food without preservatives added to everything. I also do vegetables–much better than freezing.

  • 418
    Dawn says:

    I have never tried it, but I would love to. I remember sitting in the kitchen when i was a little girl helping my mum pip the apricots and helping her make jam….. canning was her thing and would love to follow in her footsteps.

  • 419
    Judy Gross says:

    My husband & i have been canning, we borrowed a canning bath. With this, we could do a lot more !

  • 420
    Debbie says:

    I have never canned anything. I would love to try blackberry jam and fresh local tomatoes!

  • 421
    bonnie says:

    applesauce and apple butter,also spegetti sauce

  • 422
    Anna says:

    I am fairly new to canning. So far my favorite has been Jalapeño jelly. I have given some to family and friends and they really like it. I only have a patio garden because I live in a townhome. I grow Jalapenos, bell peppers and tomatoes so I also like canning tomato sauce. I would like to try canning pickles and other types of jams. The tools I use are just what I have put together so it would be great to get a proper set. My sister has been canning a little longer so she has really helped me get started. Even though she lives in another state we collaborate over the phone or on Skype.

  • 423
    tamra says:

    My husband and I have canned salsa and peaches this year. It is our first time. It is something we really enjoyed doing together. We do not have any canning tools so the process was a little more difficult but we still had a great time.

  • 424
    Kim says:

    Have only canned jam but looking forward to doing more!

  • 425
    Amy Straubel says:

    My favorite thing to can is Strawberry Jam, nothing better than pulling out a can when you need something sweet!

  • 426
    Sue Otten says:

    I just finished making candied jalapeno’s in pint size jars and now ready to make the Bacon Jam, (yes you heard right Bacon Jam) but it is only good for a month so I need the 1/2 pint jars. I am single and disabled and on a fixed income so canning things for gifts for Christmas and various holidays to give as gifts helps me to stretch my budget and still be able to give gifts. Men really love Bacon Jam and Candied jalapeno’s. I have two sons and this is perfect. Thank you for this sweeps.

  • 427
    Sharon Flora says:

    My absolute favorite thing to can is my Mamaw’s bread and butter pickles! She wrote the recipe down for me when I spent summers with her as a little girl. Her handwritten recipes, along with her “paper bag” quilt patterns, are among my most prized possessions! 🙂

  • 428
    Nancy Tracy says:

    Pickles, Pickles, Pickles….almost all the kinds found in the Ball book….worked on tomatoes this week, chili sauce, stewed, plain….so good in middle of winter. Love to can, and I so desperately need new equipment.

  • 429
    Regina says:

    My grandmother will be 90 this year in October. If I win this prize I will be able to can with her. My favorite thing is peach preserves. I love eating it in the winter with fresh hot biscuits. Mmmmmmmmm

  • 430
    Barbara says:

    I make pear jam and jalapeno jelly. I gave as gifts last christmas and now everyone wants more this year!!!

  • 431
    Suzy R. says:

    Sounds intresting and a good first step for canning for a novice…

  • 432
    Diana Hess says:

    I always wanted to try canning but ws too afraid. Would love to try canning jellies for our church fair

  • 433
    Mary L Brawner says:

    Have a peach tree would be handy to make peach jelly.

  • 434
    Annelie says:

    Fruit Chutney is my favorate thing to can. Mmmm,finger licking good!!

  • 435
    SUE WALTERS says:

    I have canned for years. it is a lot of hardwork, but I injoy it very much. The white half runners'(green beans) are my favorite. i have canned beans of all kinds, even pinto & great northern beans,peas, peaches, kraut,cherries,peaches, apples,& jams & jelly of all kinds, i have also canned fish,zuccini. You name it & I have canned it!!

  • 436
    Julie Harlan says:

    I tried to can once with whatever I had on hand. Now I’d like to try it properly. Imagine, summer fresh tomatoes anytime you wanted!!!

  • 437
    Teresa Shere says:

    Fruits and Jams!! Wanting to give this as a gift to my daughter who wants to can like me!!

  • 438
    Maureen says:

    I am 59 years old and my daughter law got me canning bout 4 years ago….always thought it was to difficult…enjoying all the goodies…Thanks

  • 439
    Mary says:

    I have so many tomatoes this year! I’ve always frozen my spaghetti sauce/salsa so that extra large canning set and guide would be great to win-I would love to learn how to can!

  • 440
    Isela Castillo says:

    I have never canned but mom and grandma used to until grandma passed away. I have always wanted to learn but life seems to breeze by. I will learn and teach my kids. It would be a great healthy lesson to keep up.

  • 441
    Teresa Shere says:

    Jams, apple pie filling, and pears!! I want to win this to give my daughter as a gift because she wants to learn to can too!!

  • 442
    Gail Lewis says:

    I love to can my homemade chili sauce! The family’s demand for it grows each year. The hours of scalding, peeling, chopping, simmering,stirring, and processing end with that satisfying ‘ping’ as the jars seal.
    My son looks forward to the strawberry jam I put up each year. He says opening a jar in the dead of winter is like a breath of spring.
    I can’t think of a more satisfying skill to master then canning.

  • 443
    Myrtle C McDonald says:

    In todays economy I have been trying to be more self sufficent. I have fruit trees in my yard as well as a container garden. My ground is clay & to hard for tilling. Next year I will be expanding to several raised beds. I have already started buying and saving heirloom seeds for next year. This canning prize would help with being able to preserve and store my bounty for the winter months. Home grown food taste so much better than store bought and is alot more healthier for you.

  • 444
    Rob Farnum says:

    Our family cans together, and we love doing fruit butters the best. We have done apple and Pear butters so far. Unfortunately, out apple tree hasn’t given us much of a crop the past couple of years with frosts getting a lot of the buds and the drought this year. But we do love doing it together. Salsa is another favorite of ours.

  • 445
    Audra LeNormand says:

    I love canning and use what I have to do it. The family loves my jams, jellys and hot sauces!I love giving these labors of lovesa as gifts!

  • 446
    Frances Clary says:

    Love to can tomatoes from the garden, we didn’t have to buy canned tomatoes from the store for a year! Would love to win this!

  • 447
    Janie Jones says:

    I love to experiment making all different kinds of jams, jellies & butters. My girls love my Apple Pie jelly & my Watermelon jelly. So good in the wintertime on homemade bread! Yummy! 🙂

  • 448
    Lisa Brown says:

    I enjoy canning salsa. It makes the house smell so good. We use fresh herbs from the garden, fresh jalapenos,bell peppers,salsa pepper, etc and of course our fresh tomatoes!

  • 449
    Pauline says:

    I think my favorite thing to can is Hot Mustard Relish. I’d love to learn to do jams & jellies one of these days.

  • 450
    Jan Meeks says:

    I love to can my own salsa, I make a mild and a hot batch,
    the kids take it to school with chips, and call it Mrs. Meeks

  • 451
    Pam says:

    I love canning I learned from watching my mother many many years ago. I can for Christmas Gifts for my brothers and sisters. In this day of age you have to learn to cut corners I love Christmas the season of giving and canning is not only cost efficient but my whole family looks forward to their favorites! I would love to win because I am still canning with my mothers old canning set which I pray every year it gets thru one more season!

  • 452
    Barbara Pinola says:

    Have canned tomatos & applesauce. This year we will be doing peaches & sauerkraut.

  • 453
    spinks edwards says:

    i tried once to make blueberry jam, it was a disaster, but am going to try again, would love to surprise the family with diffrent flavors,

  • 454
    Dawn says:

    I have never canned anything before, but I think it seems like a great way to get the whole family together while extending the life of the fruits and veggies we grow in our garden.

  • 455
    Vicki Lanzendorf says:

    Circumstances allowed me more time for canning this summer and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Wish I had some new equipment though!

  • 456
    Jodi says:

    I have not tried home canning yet. I am excited to win this prize so that I can make canned beans like my Grandmother used to make and I love so much.

  • 457
    spinks edwards says:

    i tried canning some blueberries awhile back,,what a disaster, but am going to try again. Would love to surprise the family with some homemade jams.

  • 458
    Jutta Zahnen says:

    I am so excited to can my first jams and jellies in Alaska.
    I am from germany and live now in North Pole.
    Preparing for the wintermonths is a wonderful feeling.

    I hope I can win!!!!

    LG Jutta

  • 459
    Carol Allen says:

    Salsa is one of life’s necessities so I always make that, but my favorite to make would be Habanero Gold Jelly. It is beautiful in the jar, and…oh, so good to eat. YUM

  • 460
    Doreen says:

    Dilly beans and homemade salsa!

  • 461
    spinks edwards says:

    I tried making some blueberry jam once, what a complete disaster, but will try again. Would love to surprise the family with some homemade jams. canned peaches and pickles. mmmm good.

  • 462
    Tina Jane says:

    Would love to try canning tomato juice again. Its been 20 years! Love to drink it but the tomato juices available in stores has too much salt! Would love some healthy homemade juice.

  • 463
    Becky Gordon says:

    Last fall I came across a recipe in our local paper for pepper jelly. Since I am living on a fixed income and pretty broke and looking for some inexpensive Christmas presents, I decided to try it. Not only was it delicious, it was colorful with red & green peppers, so worked perfect for the holidays. I was even able to sell some as hostess gifts at a Christmas bazaar. I was so happy with the results from that, that I have been trying different recipes to expand my market and supplement my income a bit. I’ve been “making do” using a pasta pot, but having the whole set would be awesome!

  • 464
    Stacy says:

    My mother and grandmother were “epic” canners, but I have never canned in my adult life. Now being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, I am eating whole foods and want to be able to preserve fresh foods through canning for the upcoming winter. I want to can tomatoes, sauerkraut, pickles, watermelon rind pickles and many other nutrient filled produce. Plus I want to influence many teens that I know to experience an art form that is such a blessing in these hard times.

  • 465
    LADHOPKINS@aol.com says:

    love KIWIS ! And what I love even more is; making and preserving Kiwi Jam by canning .

  • 466
    rosemary says:

    I have never canned before, but recently I planted a blueberry and a raspberry tree and look forward to canning next summer.

  • 467
    Michelle says:

    I like to can the tomatoes that we grow in our garden, we always end up with too many. It makes a great sauce and we get to eat the fresh tomatoes all winter long. 🙂

  • 468
    carrie s says:

    I have just discovered that I can make my own pectin and can it. It works really great! I have discovered caramel apple jam so this is now my fav

  • 469

    I used to can all the time buy when I got divorced my ex destroyed my canning things. Haven’t had the money to replace them and would love to win this kit so I can start canning again

  • 470
    Shelia says:

    Growing up my aunt canned everything and no matter what time of year it was–it tasted like summer! Would love to learn.

  • 471
    Leslie Young says:

    Our favorite food to can is home made salsa. My husband and I have made it a yearly event since we were married 14 years ago. We just made our salsa this past weekend, five batch = 41 quarts. We use a receipe that has been handed down in our family and it never fails us. By canning the salsa, we are assured that we can have it for 2+ years, we just did our inventory and found 2 jars from 2009 that were just fine. We love canning, we have also done stewed tomatoes, pickles, and pickled watermelon this year. I would love the canning set!!

  • 472
    Rick says:

    We need this package! We have been doing family canning for over 10 years and are using old rusty canners, but guess what! They still keep going. We just finished our family salsa, but have also cannned pickles, stewed tomatoes and watermelon this year. My wife’s family went so far as to can chicken when they were on the farm. We believe there is truly nothing that cannot be canned. We would love new supplies and hardware.

  • 473
    Katrina says:

    Jalapeno sweet pickles and pear honey are the two that I enjoy canning the most. My parents are getting older and I now get to keep them supplied with fresh food from the garden, much as they did while I was growing up!

  • 474
    Diane Devine says:

    My husband and I love canning together! We made the best salsa last year and canned several quarts of it!

  • 475
    Adam Garcia says:

    I have been wanting to can items for many years. I can actually remember my MOM & my MAMA (Grandmother) canning various things from jams & jellies to even meats & vegetables. I never had the courage to do it myself…but lately here I am becoming more & more interested in trying to sustain my family with more healthy and natural items. I have been very excited to trying to can cooked foods as well as raw versions which I have been told is very possible. I don’t really know, of course, but I am willing to learn the basics and probably FAIL miserably the first few times. BUT…I have always learned more by doing than by watching and the funny thing is I am a very visual person. Most often, if it is a simple thing in my mind, I can get how to do things (and actually get it right the first time) just by watching. BUT, for some reason, canning eludes my mind. I can see how the process works and why it works; I just can’t do it myself. This wonderful blessing would actually allow me the chance to…”give it a go”…and possibly succeed where in my mind it has failed.

    I live in a rural area, so it is actually possible for me to get a hold of a mess of quail, as well as chickens. I would love to try to can a whole chicken, chicken parts,or even a quail or two. I know…I have high ambitions…but believe it or not…I seem to learn from my failures more often than I do my actual successes. A very observant man once said, “You never fail…UNTIL, you stop trying.” His name was Albert Einstein and I believe that wholeheartedly.

    If I do win this I WILL definitely let you know how much I have “failed.’ However, even-though I may not win, at some time in the future I will post whether or not I have succeeded or failed in my canning endeavors. As I said, this would be a “wonderful blessing,” regardless if I win or not. Good luck to all of you and remember…”Failure is not failure, IF you have learned from it!” – Adam Garcia

  • 476

    I haven’t canned before but really want to start! I had a bunch of little cucumbers that I wanted to pickle and can, but I didn’t get a chance to get the canning equipment so the cucumbers sat and rotted. Yuck! I also want to make sugar free jams and jellies, salsa and baby food for my little peanut!

  • 477
    Marilyn says:

    Homemade peach jam or jelly is my favorite.

  • 478
    Jenn says:

    Carrot salsa was a fun project, so are pickled beans, but bread and butter pickles stir up my childhood, sauce, too. I used to cann every year with my mother.. I’d love to share that with my son now.

  • 479
    Jackie Watson says:

    I love making preserves and jellies!

  • 480
    Kelsey says:

    I’m 19 years old and my favorite thing to can is salsa! This year we haven’t been very lucky with an abundance of tomatoes, so I haven’t been able to can any this year. I did can some green beans though!

  • 481
    Kathleen Kellenbenz says:

    I would love to win this

  • 482
    Tina says:

    Just did my first canning last week! Dill PIckles – itching to try some more!

  • 483
    Bonnie Stewart says:

    My husbands favorite fruits that I can are pears and peaches.

  • 484
    Inga A. says:

    I teach high school food classes, a unit covers preserving foods. This kit would be fantastic to teach my students canning!!!

  • 485

    Here’s a recipe that was given to me by an elderly Norwegian lady who lived one farm over from ours back in the 70s. I made it for my kids when they were young; as teenagers they’d pop the top off and eat the entire jar for an after school snack. Of course it’s excellent for making pies, but also good heated as a side dish with pork roast or chops. Enjoy!

    CB’s Home-Canned Apple Pie Filling

    5 1/2 quarts Fuji or Cameo apples, peeled, cored and sliced (any cooking apple is ok)
    10 cups cold water
    1 cup cornstarch
    4 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
    2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    7 quart jars with new lids and rings

    Wash and sterilize 7 quart jars; keep warm.

    Slice apples as if to use for pies. Drop apple slices into a lemon and water solution or lemon-lime soda to prevent browning; thoroughly drain.

    Combine 10 cups water, cornstarch, granulated white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and lemon juice together in a large kettle. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; cook until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat.

    Add apples to hot sugar mixture; stir well. Pour apple pie filling into hot jars, add lids and secure with ring.

    Process filled jars for 10 minutes in pressure cooker using 5 pounds pressure.

    Yield: 7 quarts

  • 486
    Audrey Farrow says:

    My son started canning jams with my mom for 4H four years ago, the first two years he got red ribbions but the last two years they have worked together on low suger jams and my son has won two state fair trips with he jam him and my mom have made!!!

  • 487
    Steph says:

    I loved helping my Mom can applesauce when I was young! Now that I am grown, I don’t have the equipments to do it on my own. I’d love to win this set and try it!

  • 488
    Donna Phillips says:

    I love to can zucchini pickles or zucchini relish!

  • 489
    Judy Deitke says:

    Iwould like to teach my grandaughters to can ,but I no longer have any canning tool. They love doing things from the past or so they think . Canning is a art.

  • 490
    Jean Sagarese says:

    I would love to win so I could turn my tomatoes into homemade sauce

  • 491
    JJackson says:

    I have no favorites to can/preserve, but I do put up a lot of figs, huckleberries, salsa, jellies and jams. We love them and they make greast gifts for family and co-workers.

  • 492
    Shirley C says:

    I love home canned tomatoes! They taste fresh even in the winter. They are so versatile. Make spaghetti sauce, chili, soup or even eat them chilled straight out of the jar. Can’t beat home canned tomatoes.

  • 493
    Susan says:

    My neighbor in South Carolina used to can just about everything and I’ve always wanted to try it. I’ve made home-made pickles before but never canned them. I’d also like to try it with tomatoes for sauce. Maybe if I can learn the basics I can help my neighbor do some canning. She turned 88 in July and I don’t think she does it much anymore. She just doesn’t cook in general as much as she used to.

  • 494
    Janet Hall says:

    I have never attempted Home Canning before but would really like to try it. I would be really excited to win this prize because it would not be just me learning how to do Home
    canning but I would be able to teach my daughter and grand daughter how to do it and hopefully this will be passed down through the years.

  • 495
    jan46 says:

    I have a recipe for Dilly Beans. They are pickled green beans with jalapeno peppers & dill. All fresh from the garden. Friends fight to get the beans when there is a gathering & even my youngest son will eat the pepper in the bottom of the jars. Many people have asked for the recipe but I just can’t give it away.

  • 496
    L HANNER says:

    I think I have canned just about everything! Pickles, beets, green beans, mushrooms, salsa, pickled veggies, apple pie filling, chow chow, banana peppers, and much more. Could use some new canning supplies.

  • 497
    Debbie H says:

    I really enjoy canning salsa. I have a recipe my family and friends love. Never able to can enough!

  • 498
    JC Sherwood says:

    I’ve canned a great deal over the years & continue to do so as a senior citizen & widow. My favorite thing to make is timato jelly…Fabulous on toast with morning breakfast of bacon & eggs. God Bless ya’ll

  • 499
    JC Sherwood says:

    I’ve canned a great deal over the years & continue to do so as a senior citizen & widow. My favorite thing to make is tomato jelly…Fabulous on toast with morning breakfast of bacon & eggs. God Bless ya’ll

  • 500
    irene koski says:

    I still do a lot of canning but probably give most of it away to family. We have 4 sons, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The biggest demand is for pickles, salsa, hot sauce and pepper jelly. Do everything tomato…
    marinara, juice, stewed, sauces etc. It’s a lot of work, but very rewarding.

  • 501
    Sharon S. says:

    I like making Zucchini and squash pickles. Sooo good!

  • 502
    Cathy J says:

    Raspberry jam!

  • 503

    I would love to learn to can, thanks for the opportunity to win this great set!

  • 504
    Emily says:

    I love canning! I just started last year. Pickles and strawberry/cranberry jam is my fav! I don’t have a proper canning pot and made a mess of my stove last year. I’d love to win this!! Thanks 🙂

  • 505
    Doris says:

    I have been making a lot of things home made lately and a friend of mine cans her own vegetables and fruit. She says it’s really easy. I just don’t have the equipment. I’ve been wanting to make my own jams and jellys, since I’m a big fan of toast:) By the way, I love your website/Facebook page!!! Thank you for sharing all the recipes and knowledge!!! It is deeply appreciated 🙂

  • 506
    Donna Clarke says:

    Having lived on a farm, everything was canned from fruits and veggies, to beef, pork, chicken, and fish. If it fit in a jar, it was canned. Now, my daughters want to learn how to can and continue this healthy manner of putting up foods void of fillers, and who knows what canning companies add to the contents. This gift would be a blessing to one of my daughters and I could purchase another for my other daughter. Times are tough, and we make and set aside all the good things that grow in the summer time to assist with the food budget.

  • 507
    Alana says:

    I love canning the crab apples in my back yard. My Great Grandmother used to make apple fritters with them. They were my FAVORITE thing in the world..

  • 508
    Amy says:

    I just moved to the country where there’s an apple tree in my back yard. They’re too bitter to eat, but I would love to can them! I’ve never done it before, but it would be an awesome adventure.

  • 509
    Doris Hoffmann says:

    I canned Bread and Butter Pickles for the first time this summer and used them as the favors for my son and daughter-in-law’s couple BABY-Que baby shower. The pickles were a big hit with their guests and I enjoyed my canning experience.

  • 510
    cynthia mcadams says:

    Every year I cannot wait for the figs to come in so, I can start canning fig preserves. Oh so Good.

  • 511
    Ray E Tims says:

    My wife cans a lot and uses the old pressure cook because its the biggest pot we got. I think your pot would make it s mucher for her!

  • 512
    Amy Thornton says:

    Canning fresh green beans from the garden…I have very found memories of doing this with my grandmother. Miss her a lot!

  • 513
    Jen Smallwood says:

    I’ve been canning & preserving for years but never had the proper equipment to expand my abilities for “all” the recipes that I’ve been wanting to create and try on my own….this would be a great start if I won….

  • 514
    Barbie says:

    I have never canned before and have thought about trying, but I wasn’t sure what I needed to start. My mom used to can all the time,should of had her teach me….

  • 515
    Judith Ruggles says:

    I love canning. We raise a fairly good size
    garden and I don’t like to see things go to waste.I can tomatoes,make bread and butter pickles, pasta sauce, ketchup, green beans
    and peaches, have berry plants also make all kind of jellies from fresh blackberries and stawberries. Would love to win this package.
    I love to see what was canned and supplied for the winter ahead.

  • 516
    Gena Hall says:

    Love to can salsa, and tomatoes. It saves money, is heathier, and made with love. You can grow all of your ingredients in a small garden.
    With the Tomatoe, you get your fruit, and vegetable too!!!

  • 517
    Joyce Matthews says:

    I have not canned since I was a teenager and helped my Mom and Aunt can tomatoes, corn, strawberry Jam etc…. I am now retired and would LOVE to can for us and our kids and grankids..

  • 518
    Joyce Matthews says:

    I have not canned since I was a teen and helped my Mom and Aunt can just about everything….but 30 yrs as a nurse and we raised 3 great kids who are all married with grankids and I would so love to can for my family and now that we are retired I know what we can do with the fruits and veggies in our garden.

  • 519

    Pickled Green Tomatoes!

  • 520
    Marianne Plenge says:

    I loved canning fresh peaches for the winter months. The flavor of these juicy peaches were such a sweetness for the long winter months. It was a good reminder of the past summer and helped us look forward to the coming season when the snow would be gone. Peaches were not that hard to can in comparison to vegetables. But they were all a rich blessing to have come fall and winter.

  • 521
    Kirstie Lipp says:

    I’ve never tried canning before but I’ve been interested lately in making my own jams! It’s summer time so not only will pb&j sandwiches be in order, but ice cream as well! Putting jam on ice cream is just like fruit or syrup… delicious! 🙂 Peaches, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, raspberries, plums, you name it! I would love trying it out.

  • 522
    Dinah Roberts says:

    My favorite food to can is peaches and pears. I love to make butter and preserves out of them!

  • 523
    Eric Bedford says:

    My girlfreind and I are wanting to try our hand at canning during the holidays and a kit like this would be nice.

  • 524
    Nancy Colburn says:

    My favorite thing to can is homemade country sausage, I learned how to do it from a Sweet Lady from West Virginia.

  • 525
    Erin says:

    I am a fairly new stay at home mom and am frequently looking for ways to save money and ensure that my family is eating healthy. Canning is a great way to do both. Looking forward to giving it a try!

  • 526
    Kate Boger says:

    I love to can, but can’t find the canner at any store I’ve been to. I hope I win. I make my own jelly and can lots of goodies.

  • 527

    If i win the canning set i promise to learn to make fig jam from my fig tree and share the pics to prove it. wish me luck!

  • 528
    Kim R. says:

    My favorite thing that I have canned are pickled squash. I have also done pickled peppers, but the squash is my favorite so far.

  • 529
    Vanessa says:

    I would love this kit! I wanted to try my hand at canning this year but it wasn’t in my craft budget…. ah maybe next year!

  • 530
    Sue Mischel says:

    I love to make unique food related gifts for family and friends. I dare to be different.
    being long on good ideas and short on cash sometimes makes it difficult to see things through. I would love to win this canning set. I already have yummy lemon cupcakes in mind filled with home made raspberry jam and topped with fluffy lemon frosting.

  • 531
    Sharon L. says:

    I haven’t done any canning in years, but now that I am retired, I would like to do some jams again and some pickles.

  • 532
    Rita Kidd says:

    I love all canning but I would say my favorite would be pickles. Nothing better than fresh fruits & vegetables fresh from your garden to can.

  • 533
    Patty says:

    I have never used the canning method but I have thought of doing it for many years. I suppose I never thought it would be a success to try it. This prize has inspired me to try it out! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 534

    I love to can tomatoes, from salsa, juice, sauce to a family secret steak sauce!

  • 535
    Diane Allen says:

    I canned pickled okra this year using garlic and hot peppers from my garden too! So much fun!!

  • 536
    Su says:

    Would love to try to can pickles. Never done this before

  • 537
    Kathy says:

    My Grandmother and Mother used to can jellies, pickles, and various different foods. I would like to be able to learn to can, as I did not think that it was important when I was younger.

  • 538
    Holly says:

    I canned tomato juice this year. I have never canned before, but my sister used to when she was younger. So this year she wanted to teach me how to can something/anything. lol This was also the first year I planted a garden. Both experiences have been wonderful!

  • 539
    Mary Brown says:

    My favorite canning is Bread & Butter pickles. I love going to my garden and selecting the cucumbers, then turning them into yummy pickles.
    Next, I am going to pickle jalapenos.

  • 540
    Wanda Willams says:

    Would use this to can fruits and vegetables so I would know what was in the food my family eats.

  • 541
    V.B. says:

    I have a plot at a community garden this summer and am trying to can my abundant harvest. I am astounded how much a small plot will produce. Pickling some beets this morning, my favorite from childhood.

  • 542
    Louise Neely says:

    I want to learn to can. That was one thing I did not learn before my mother passed last year at 97.I would like to learn to can in her memory and enjoy the beautiful fruits and veggies like she would make.

  • 543
    Autumn Sunnock says:

    Canning is something that I have yet to try. It’s something that for a couple years now I have been thinking about getting into. I remember when I was a kid and spent most of my days at my Grandmas and watching her can just about everything that she could. In the basement she had endless shelves full of canned goods. She passed away about a year ago and stopped being able to can years before.The reason that I have not started canning is because I may be a little intiminated by it,without my Grandma to ask questions.So I feel that this would be a great starting package for me to jump right in and be able to take over in the tradidtion that my grandma started and the thing that brings me back to the good days of my childhood.

  • 544
    Kelly Williams says:

    WOW!!!!! What a prize!! Could not imagine winning all of this! Have always wanted to learn how to can. My ex’s mother canned, but she was always so horribly mean to me and always left me out whenever she, her daughter and her daughter’s friend would all can together. 🙁 She’d be sure invite me over the next day though, to rub it in and show me all they did. This would finally give me the courage to just do it!!! Learn on my OWN. So glad she is out of my life! LOL! 😉 😀

  • 545
    Donna Henry says:

    My favorite food to can is plum jelly. I use a recipe passed on to me by my grandmother. I would love to win this because I have to borrow some canning items in order to can.

  • 546
    Larissa says:

    I have never canned before, but I would LOVE to try canning fruits and veggies, jellys.

  • 547
    Becky says:

    I have never canned before, but remember as a child being in the kitchen with my mother and grandmother watching them making wonderful jellies and “putting up” food for the winter. I now wish I had paid more attention! To have those smells and memories once again!

  • 548

    Canned caponata for the first time. I haven’t canned since my children were little, but decided to do it this year. I really enjoy it, especially during the winter, when I open up something I grew and canned. It is so very satisfying.

  • 549
    Betty says:

    I had made homemade spaghetti sauce an can also made jelly. It would be nice to have new canning equipment. My canning equipment was handed down from my mother-in-law.

  • 550
    Julie Gales says:

    My favorite thing to can is my Great Grandmother’s piccalilli. I always have so many tomatoes in my garden and this is a great way to use them.

  • 551
    Patsy says:

    I like to can and my kids are learning how to also. This would be a great gift for one of them.

  • 552
    Brenda Royal says:

    I always wanted to learn how to can. I never had the time. Now that I’m retireded I would love to try it. I buy can fruits and vegetables. Why not try canning them myself, I think it would be fun. It’s something I could teach my grandchildren.

  • 553
    Cathy says:

    Green Tomato Pickles by far…great on burgers and roast beef. Can’t buy them in the store and green tomatoes are hard to find. You should also try mustard pickles…mmmm.

  • 554
    Mary L Brawner says:

    Would be great addition to my kitchen.

  • 555
    Leslie says:

    I have canned blackberry jam,tomatoes, picked beets and grape juice. All my favorites using Ball recipes. They are ones I can trust to work.

  • 556
    Pat says:

    I love canning jelly. I’m always looking for something non-traditional.

  • 557
    Leslie says:

    fav’s are blackberry jam,tomatos, picked beets…All Ball recipes.

  • 558
    cindy says:

    years ago my gram k. made what she called gooseberry ketchup that was used every thanksgiving on white turkey breasts.i have her recipe but don’t have the know-how of canning.this gift could kick start me in canning. then i would can spicy dill green beans,pickles and tomato sauce and peaches and blackberries, oh the list is endless.

  • 559
    farmkat says:

    I have never canned, but want to learn how to. This package would be great.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 560
    shannon dewease says:

    New at canning, but excited to do more! So far, I have canned peppers and made some jelly.

  • 561
    Alisa Wedekind says:

    My favorite thing to can is Jams and preserves. You can have them all year long and during the holidays makes the sweet treats that much better when you can use home made jams jellies and preserves. Also those cold morning makes the sun shine a little warmer having some on a warm bisquit

  • 562
    Tara says:

    I love to can Jams, and just recently started canning my own Salsa.

  • 563

    I would love to win this because we just moved back into a old family home and I finally have the space to save the goodies. My husband wants watermelon jam. I think that carrot cake will be on the list.

  • 564
    Donna Esposito says:

    From what my mother told me my Grandmother use to can everthing. She passed when I was 4 so I never had the opportunity for her to show me, so last year I decided to take a stab at canning. I canned pickles I made 3 different kinds, Garlic, Hot Cherry Pepper & Dill and they were the best pickles I have ever eaten. I had given my family some to try and it was the first item on the table to disappear. I would love to learn how to can everything else so winning this would get me started.

  • 565
    LeeAnn Pion says:

    Tomatoes are my favorite thing to can. You get to have a little tast of summer all year long . Yum!

  • 566
    Jennifer says:

    Last winter I was in Atlanta for a meeting and had tomato jam for the first time. When I raved about it to my mom, I learned that my grandmother used to make her own! I would love to be able to surprise my mom with a gift of homemade tomato jam using the tomatoes from my dad’s garden. 🙂

  • 567
    Kim says:

    Rasberry Jam

  • 568
    Tyffanie Dodson says:

    I have never done any canning before, but would love to try,, i’ve heard about the mustang grape jelly, but cant find in stores? would love to try some.. and the best i’ve had is blackberry jam.. cant find that in many stores either tho 🙁 those 2 would be the first i would try to make

  • 569
    Amanda Vaughn says:

    A few years ago I grew cucumbers in my garden and made my own pickles I used sea salt because that’s what we had on hand and didn’t know it was stronger than regular table salt so they turned out a little salty but they were still good. at some point I would like to make my own pepper jelly, and also salsa but haven’t committed to it yet.

  • 570
    Nichole Spencer says:

    I have never canned but I want to teach myself how to. I’ve been so interested for years and was waiting until I got my own place and finally have. I would love to make homemade pickles and different preserves. And I’ve also tried pickled green beans which were amazing and would love to try and make. I’d even can hot fudge for ice creams and apple sauces as well as homemade tomato sauce for spaghetti’s and what not. I would also love to can salsas, fresh fruit and pickle different types of rinds. I would have fun with it, and anything pickled or canned would be great gifts for holidays!

  • 571
    Barbara Uhl (yule) says:

    I generally start canning in March and don’t stop until December! I do it all pickles, jams, jellies, veggies, hot chocolate mix, etc., but I think my most favorite are pickle relish and plum jam. I give them as gifts at Christmas, when someone has a death or illness in the family or when someone just needs a ‘hug in a jar’. It is part of what keeps me sane. 🙂

  • 572
    Janet says:

    This has been a good year for fruit in our area. I’ve been busy canning peaches, apples, and pears. I also do quite a few tomatoes, because they are so versatile.

  • 573
    missiefaye@yahoo.com says:

    I have never canned before, but I would love to start with my mother’s recipe for bread & butter pickles…yum!

  • 574
    Lynn says:

    I love to can my homemade spaghetti sauce. I make 20 quarts at a time, so we can have it at any time, even when its hot and muggy outside…

  • 575
    Kimberly Brown says:

    When I became a mom I use to make my own baby food for my son. I would use store bought plastic bowls with lids. I always wanted to know how to can but my granny from my dads side of the family was gone before I was born and to my understanding she was always canning. I wish she was around to teach me. That would have been fun. Passing on family traditions from one generation to another.

  • 576
    LRC says:

    I would can tomatoes, tomatillos, peaches, hot peppers and try to make hot pepper jelly.

  • 577
    dave146 says:

    My wife and I love to can fresh tomatoes, with garlic, onions, and peppers.We use this as a base for delicious sauce for pasta, or to make chili.

  • 578
    Tina Brown says:

    I would love to win this prize. I am thinking about making a bunch of homemade salsa this year. This is the 1st year I have had a small garden. I have a tomatoe plant with over 80 tomatoes on it right now and can’t wait for them to ripen so I can begin the process.

  • 579
    Gary Gates says:

    I Love green dill pickled tomato’s,my aunt use to can all the time and this was one of the things she would can. She would have her family all get involved to,from doing the garden to helping her can,but this was one of the things I remember.

  • 580

    I can cut tomatoes, basil, and cloves of garlic; in this way I can use them for a variety of recipes, not just spaghetti.

  • 581
    Kerri says:

    I used to can ALOT when I had a large garden. Dill pickles are my favorite. My siblings loved the Christmas Jam that I gave out as gifts every year

  • 582

    I love canning any vegetables I can find!!

  • 583
    ann langeen says:

    I have never tried canning, but I remember my Mother canning vegetables and jellies when I was a child. Would love to try it.

  • 584
    june says:

    i love these products won 1st with plum cranberry conserve and 3rd with sugar free strawberry blueberry jam colorado state fair

  • 585
    Carol says:

    Canning favorites this year: peach-pear marmalade and caramelized onion and roasted garlic jam. Still have many canning days left to finish what is on my list. Love that happy “pop” of a lid sealing!!!

  • 586
    Kelli says:

    we just canned spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, made Blueberry jam, and Ketchup it was fun!

  • 587
    Erica says:

    I love strawberry rhubarb jam.

  • 588
    Michelle Gierke says:

    I have always wanted to try canning homemade strawberry jam and pickles. I have never done it before but I remember watching my grandma do it all the time when I was little. I would love to win this so I could I could can and have my grandma look down from heaven and be proud of me.

  • 589
    Joanne Mazzate says:

    I like canning pizza sauce to give to our children and grandchildren. We also can banana peppers which we also share with family and friends. Pubber gloves are a necessary item when you can those peppers. But they are soooooooo good and enjoyed by everyone even if they are alittle hot to handle when cutting and canning them.

  • 590
    Roberta Richards says:

    My husband and I can tomato juice. Nothing like it to drink, use in cooking recipes and homemade soups. We sit up our own canning factory and enjoy the time together. Thinking about trying spaghetti sauce and ketchup. I also can several jellies. Love listening to those “pings” when the jars seal. Music to my ears!!

  • 591
    Lois says:

    Yesterday I canned 9 quarts of garlic dills. They are the only thing I canned this year, so far have put up 37 quarts and hope to get more.

  • 592
    Carol Teeters says:

    I have never canned, but have such fond memories of all the goodies Mom would can every year, I have the urge to begin making my own jars of goodies. At this point in my life, my husband has suggested I am possibly crazy. LOL!!!
    All the comments, have given me food for thought..

  • 593
    Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I don’t can–my husband does. The canned food I most love to eat is peaches. Maybe I’ll give it a try, if I win.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 594
    Verne Kelley says:

    The best and favorite thing I can is Zuchinni jam, several different flavors…. Never seems to last till the next year, kids eat it too fast…lol

    I would love to win cause now that I am divorced the ex took all of my canning stuff 🙁

  • 595
    Ken Miller says:

    My wife and I took a class to can tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, and other dishes with tomatoes. Class was with Williams Sonoma. Very much fun.We bought some equipment and will start with pickles. got the kit from the commissary. Can’t wait….

  • 596
    Meghan Finley says:

    I love to can cherries! Can’t get enough of them. Although I wouldn’t mind if they’d pit themselves 😉

  • 597
    Suzanne Bunnell says:

    I grew up helping my mom can rhubarb marmalade but I think the most fun I ever had was when my best friend and I tried our hand at canning home-made applesauce. It was fantastic. Would love to be able to do some more canning but don’t have the equipment as my money is allocated towards bills, rent, food and medical appointments, medicines, and annual blood tests since I have numerous health issues.

  • 598
    Mary L Brawner says:

    Would use!

  • 599
    Pat Nigro says:

    I used to help my Grandparents and Aunts can..I didn’t do much but I tried I would love the whole set to start me off to can tomotoe sauce, peaches, …I hacw a case of jars, I live by my self so this would be something to to do pluse I will have pasta sauce for the winter,,,Thanks

  • 600
    Nancy says:

    Would like to win this starter set for my
    Granddaughter, who is just learning to can.
    Using my equipment, she made Lime pickles this year and hopes to do more next year
    I like to can green beans, pickles, beets ,
    fruits, jams and jellies and my favorite is
    tomatoes, which can be used in so many ways.
    More fun and better when you can grow your own produce.

  • 601
    H D says:

    My husband and I recently purchased new property and discovered that lots of wild blackberries grow all around us! I look forward to making lots of blackberry jelly for friends and to enjoy ourselves each year!

  • 602
    Renee says:

    I just started canning this year. I love it, but I don’t have the right pot to boil the cans, so I don’t put them on shelves, I put them in the refridgerator. Next summer I will try actually canning, but it makes me nervous! I don’t want to kill anybody! I love canning pickles. I have gone pickle crazy. I also did an apple pie filling with apples from our 2 trees and it is amazing!

  • 603
    Samantha says:

    I love canning cucumbers and making pickles. My first attempt at this was last winter and hopefully this winter I get another shot at it. It was so rewarding tasting something that turned out that I had a hand in makeing!

  • 604
    Michelle says:

    I am just starting to get into canning – had never canned anything in my life until a couple of weeks ago! So far I’ve done assorted pickled vegetables and some hot pepper jelly. I really want to find a good recipe for Indian lime pickle and also make some good hot sauces. What a great giveaway – I will have my fingers crossed!

  • 605
    Melissa says:

    I love to experiment with new combinations when canning pickles. This year, I had an over abundance of cucumbers and peppers. I tried something differnet when making my relish and WOW-seeing those reds and deep greens in the jar really gave me a sense of accomplishment AND I have some great gifts to give this Christmas!

  • 606
    apash says:

    I actually canned for the first time this year. I made pickled green tomatoes for my MIL, peaches for my baby ( when she’s ready for food) and made apple butter for a co worker.

  • 607
    JENNIFER says:

    When I was a younger, My Aunt Lil, who has recently passed on, wanted to teach me how to can jam, peaches and plumbs from her fruit tree’s in her backyard. What memories I have! I had so much fun learning how to can the fruit and making jam. There was one kind of jam that consisted for rubarb and you add any flavor of jello flavoring to it and walla! No one would EVER guess you weren’t eating the real fruit! The rubarb gave the consistency of whatever fruit jam you were making! A wonderful recipe to have! The jam turned out so good that there’s always been repeat family members wanting to know if I have an extra jar that they could have being their jar was eaten too fast! 🙂 I love canning and it’s one thing I’ll never give up doing and with canning comes the beautiful memories of spending the days with my Aunt Lil.

  • 608
    lynne nowak says:

    We have had a garden for a couple of years, We loved the way our grandparents used to can so now we want to to keep the summer fresh during the winter, specially since prices are getting to high, plus it is fun and relaxing when you have had a bad day, Plus you know where your fruits and veggies have come from and you did it on your own

  • 609
    vicki herwig says:

    My favorite thing to can is tomatoes. My daughters & I do it together along with my grandaughters, ages 4 & 6. We set them up with a bowl, a butter knife & a plate full of tomatoes to chop. What fun we have, stories we tell & hear. It is a long & busy day but I hope those little girls carry on the tradition of cannng & preserving what you grow.

  • 610
    Sandra says:

    I love to can things. I can jellies, jams, and tomatoes mostly. My canning set has seen better days and I really need a new one. Also there are items in this kit that I have never had. It sure would be nice to add those items to my kitchen.

  • 611
    Cyndi says:

    We made a raised bed garden this year and have tons of tomatoes coming on. I found a recipe for roasted tomato sauce, and I can’t wait to try it.
    I’ve never done any canning before, so I don’t have any of the tools. Winning this prize package would be great!

  • 612
    Mary L Brawner says:

    Would love this canning collection.

  • 613
    Phillis says:

    My favorite food to can is cherry jelly and just about any type of jelly. I love making jelly. I have started my 6 year neice making jelly. She loves it so much that she is now asking can we make jelly out of everything. I think we have a future canner in the making.

  • 614
    Kathy Smith says:

    I love to can tomatoes and to make my own salsa, dilly beans, and pickle relish. I have been trying to teach my daughter how to can and she realizes that this is something she wants to learn how to do while I’m still eager and able to teach her. I am 65 yrs. old. I think this would be a great starter kit for her and would love to do this for her. When I mentioned this offer to her she said it sounded great but she’d rather have my old worn in and well used set and that I should keep the new set if I win. I loved that idea!!

  • 615
    Herb Simon says:

    I have been canning for almost 40 years, just as a hobby. Jams are my favorite thing to can, along with making pickles.

  • 616
    nichole says:

    I love canned homemade jams and salsas!

  • 617
    Denise Espinosa says:

    My favorite canning fruit are peaches. I have lived in a few homes where there were fruit trees in the yard. On Maui there were banana trees, Passion fruit vines, Papaya trees, a mango tree and a guava tree that I never tried to can but did eat right away or baked with. In California the plum ,figs,apples, almond, peaches,lime, orange and lemon trees were in my yard. Since there were at least 7 peach trees in my yard at one time, I had to learn to can them. I would take a week off from my job as a vacation, and can peaches half the week. I had everything I needed but gave it all away to a sister of mine who promised to continue on for me, before I moved again. I am back in California and want to can peaches that are ready from my parents backyard. I need this canning gift prize really bad before the fruit flies take over. I have even made strawberry freezer jam in the past and pom jelly from juice but used a steamer pot as the canning bath..it’s not easy with the wrong tools.

  • 618
    Kim says:

    We love to make homemade applesauce. I will be canning peaches for the first time this week.

  • 619
    Sharon says:

    My favorite thing to can is pear butter. It’s not only delicious, it makes the whole house smell wonderful in the process!

  • 620
    Bobbie says:

    Gardening is my husband’s passion. He cans fruits and vegetables every fall from his garden and his fruit trees. This prize would get a lot of good use!

  • 621
    Dennis says:

    I would love to win this prize. My favorite canning recipe is tomato salsa with hot chili peppers. I grow all of the ingredients in my garden.

  • 622
    Jane Thompson says:

    I guess it would be pickles, we really like them.

  • 623
    Emily says:

    can tomatoes

  • 624
    Rhonda Ricci says:

    I have an abundance of tomatoes, hot peppers, garlic, onions, and parsley in my garden so I love to preserve salsa with all these fresh ingredients!

  • 625
    Mary L Brawner says:

    Just what I need.

  • 626
    Michelle L says:

    I love canning habanero and jalapeño jellies. Delicious!

  • 627
    Abbismom731 says:

    I love canning apples and pears. I love making fruit butters.

  • 628
    Abbey Harper says:

    I love to can hot babana peppers!

  • 629
    Kelly Allen says:

    I LOVE canning tomatoes to have over the winter to pour over hot buttered macaroni!

  • 630
    Pat Gentry says:

    I love to can fresh vegetables I use to do it all the time and would love to start it again.

  • 631
    Tammy Force says:

    Favortie thing to can hands down is my Grandma’s beet pickles. We even grow our own beets. Probably one of the more time consuming things to can but well worth it!

  • 632
    Sarah Boede says:

    Every year, members of my family put up tomatoes; stewed, juice & my great great grandmothers tomato soup recipe. It will cure what ailes you, and always reminds.me of Grandma.

  • 633
    Arlene Hill says:

    I have never canned but I would love to learn. I am no longer employed so I would have the time to learn. please, please….

  • 634
    Wendy Shappard says:

    I have the fondest memories of my grandmother & I canning. We’d can all the wonderful bounties of her 1/2 acre garden like green beans, but my favorite was always her homemade spaghetti sauces. Now that she’s gone, I’d love to recreate her masterpieces.

  • 635
    Mary Gill says:

    I recently made canned pickled beets with a lady I recently met. She gave me blackberry jam she and her sister had made. I was surprised, I am not a pickling person but the beets were awesome and so was the blackberry jam. I would love to can peaches, tomatoes and anything else.

  • 636
    Linda Fowler says:

    I love can anything, tomatoes,jelly, pickles all of it.

  • 637
    Deb Buzzard says:

    I have never canned before. I have just started my first garden and can’t wait to can my veggies! winning this would give me a start on the things i need!

  • 638
    Stephanie F says:

    I’ve never canned on my own, but watched my parents and grandparents do it growing up. I definitely want to try tomatoes so my organic tomatoes I get from the farmer’s market will last me through the lean, non-tomato producing months in Florida. My grandma made the best watermelon preserves. I’d love to try that.

  • 639
    Jennifer Genovese says:

    I have never canned before and am ready to learn!! I grew up watching my mother do it and always took for granted having fresh jams, jellies, pickles, and delicious fresh out of the garden tasting spaghetti sauces. My husband, sons, and myself take pride in our gardens, and it’s about time we use it to it’s full capacity and enjoy it year round. Canning would allow us to have “fresh” fruits and veggies during our Northern New York winters!

  • 640
    Elizabeth says:

    I love to can fresh jams with fruit from my garden to give as gifts to my friends and family with a loaf of my homemade French bread. I would love to win this so can pass this tradition on to my new daughter Emma.

  • 641
    terrie n says:

    I have never canned, but would like to begin. I love the connection to the past, and to home canners all ver the world, Canning has always been a mystery to me, but one I’d like to explore!

  • 642
    Kathi says:

    I grew up with my French Canadian Grandmother who canned and I would always sit on the counter and watch her and keep her company. I have been saying I want to continue and teach my girls how to can for the longest time. What a great opportunity winning would be!

  • 643
    Razan says:

    Hi , I want to share my story with you , when I was a child I used to see my grandma made a Apricot jam , first she bought fresh Apricot and cut each one in half , then she put them in a saucepan and put some water and sugar , then she put them in a saucepan on the oven until they boiled , then she leave them until they become in a room temperature , then she put them in a jars . and I think this is kind of canning

  • 644
    darline w curry says:

    OMG i luv canning. i made pear honey for the first time ever.. it was awesome

  • 645
    TAmara B says:

    I love to can habanero pickles, pickled okra and watermelon rinds.

  • 646
    Pat Pearson says:

    I recently retired and have wanted to do canning all my life. Now I have the time to reap from my garden and have it continue giving in the future. I am single grandma that is living in a century that is way ahead of my spirit. I should have lived in the “little house on the prairie” days. The thought of getting back to basics and living the simple life is not a dream any longer….

  • 647
    carol nielsen says:

    i would like to learn how to canning i would can strawberries and cucmbers

  • 648
    Melissa Johnson says:

    I love canning everything! I have been canning for about 9 years and I have taught myself how to can. I think my favorite things to can are soups, vegetable, chicken and brunswick stew but I also enjoy making jellies. Pickled beets are something that I am not very fond of canning because it takes so long to make them but yet I do them for my dad. =)

  • 649
    Wendy Mihalko says:

    I love canning. My mom always canned and that’s where my interest started. My best friend also does a lot of canning so I decided several years ago to give it a try. It’s work, but I love doing it. Because of my interest in canning, my husband decided to start a garden. So I can everything from our garden: green beans, dilly beans, zuchinni salsa, tomato salsa, tomato sause, jams and jellies. Canning has become a hobby that I truly enjoy!

  • 650
    Amanda Hall says:

    I canned for the first time ever this summer….i love it made my own pasta sauce yesterday…..I was so proud of myself.

  • 651
    Lee Anne Boyd says:

    I like to can tomatoes, but I’d love to try some jams.

  • 652
    brandy says:

    I love to can because I hate to waste food from our garden…also because it saves on my grocery bill, having 6 children makes you try to save where ever you can….but making pickles is our family favorite! 🙂

  • 653
    Dawn Schreiner says:

    I LOVE to can strawberry freezer jam, doesn’t last too long around my house!

  • 654
    Stephanie Blaker says:

    My grandmother use to can everything. The cool rainy days always seemed to be her days she chose to can. I want to learn the art of canning. I’ve only canned pickles and jam. Please pick me!

  • 655
    Laurie says:

    I haven’t canned before, but this is the first year I have had an overabundantly successful garden. Also, apples were hit with hail this year and will be best for pie filling and sauce.

  • 656
    Kessie Moro says:

    I am excited for an opportunity to can because my grandmother is an old school Russian lady who is used to making everything herself, including all sorts of jams. I would like an opportunity to learn from her while canning.

  • 657
    Amy S. says:

    Probably tomatoes because there is so much we can do using them. We do salsa, tomato juice, spaghetti sauce, stewed tomatoes,and regular tomatoes. Apples would almost be a tie for first, again because we do so much with them. Apple pie filling, applesauce, spiced apples, apple butter & jelly.

  • 658
    Jim Kottke says:

    I’ve always been interested in growing my own fruit & vegetables – both indoors & out in a garden. I’ve never canned before but would like to try. With all the stories of contaminated food these days – it would be fresher, healthier & safer.

  • 659
    Teawench says:

    I haven’t canned anything yet but I’m dying to try some of the jam/jelly recipes I’ve seen floating around. And once I have a garden again, I might have to can some veggies.

  • 660
    Pat in CO says:

    I can a lot of stuff, but like making salsa. It is a lot of work, but so worth it.

  • 661
    ayesha says:

    i really love canning .my peach and mango is loved by all my family members .
    and guava is best one too.
    i want to try this time apricot and pistachio jam

  • 662
    Terra Klatt says:

    I just bought 20 acres and way over did my garden plus having the fruit trees here already. I have been giving away alot but since Im new to the area I dont know alot of people. I have never canned before but I do hate to see all of the fruits and veggies go to waste. Its time for me to learn the wonderful art of canning. The complete kit would be very useful.

  • 663
    Rochelle Beaty says:

    I love to can. I usually can all our produce every summer. Usually tomatoes. I can spagetti sauce and tomatoe sauce and italian stewed tomatoes. all the things that I cook with. I know its fresh and no preservitives.
    I know what I give my family is fresh and wholesome.

  • 664
    Shana B. says:

    I LOVE canning! My favorite thing to can is any kind of jams and jellies. I especially like canning Hot Pepper Jelly! I love that stuff because you can serve it so many different ways. Not to mention it really does make great gifts!

  • 665
    Kathleen Kellenbenz says:

    I would really love to win this

  • 666
    Nancy Fosnocht says:

    I love to can all sorts of jellies.. pepper jelly, corncob jelly, rasp./peach jelly, strawberry, banana, and the list goes on and on..

  • 667
    shawna k. says:

    Would love to can all our wild blackberries!

  • 668
    sharon miller says:

    Since my husband was laid off, I have had to pare down at the grocery store. However, we have a wonderful neighbor who shares the abundance of his beautiful garden. I tried my hand at making pickles from his cucumbers and they turned out great! I returned the favor by giving him pickles for his generosity! Now I want to try canning the ton of tomatoes he gave me.I`m starting to enjoy this!

  • 669
    Phyllis Colford says:

    Hi, first time on this site and decided to lv a comment…could use some new equipment since mine is over 30+ yrs old and quite well used. My usual now is pickles, beans, tomatoes, salsa. ( Freezing more vegs ) However, favorite to make are jellies,jams and butters… sure good come wintertime in Indiana.

  • 670
    kathy dolan says:

    I like to can Strawberry jalapeno jam, I seem not to keep alot on hand. Goes fast.

  • 671
    thelma watson says:

    Would love to can some South Carolina Peach Jam,but have no canning equipment.Would love to win !

  • 672
    Mari says:

    Apple Butter…..my grammy bear taught me and I even won some ribbons for it in FHA

  • 673
    Cheyl P says:

    Just love to preserve and can. Nothing better than enjoying the fresh “just picked taste” in the middle of the cold winter. Whata way to stretch your dollar and know what is in the food you’re feeding your family!

  • 674
    Melissa says:

    I have never canned before but always wanted to! I would be so excited to win this and learn. We grow our own veggies and ive heard canning was a great way to preserve

  • 675
    Donna Jacobson says:

    I LOVE to make fig jam!

  • 676
    Angila Conatser says:

    I would love to can some homemade raspberry jelly, I remember doing it with my grandmother when I was younger, but after she died I never got the chance to again, so I’d love to relive those childhood memories and teach my younger cousins how to do it!

  • 677
    Melinda Simpson says:

    We used to can alot of kudzu jelly. I wanted to can tomatoes this year but opted to freeze them instead because I didn’t have the right equiptment. This is a great giveaway to whoever wins!

  • 678
    Kim says:

    I have never canned. But, I am very excited about winning this prize because I get crock pot recipes emailed to me and some of them require canning. Winning the canning set gets me excited to try the crock pot recipes I haven’t been able to make!

  • 679
    Jan neal says:

    Love seeing all the jars at end of summer. Just started and Ive loved it.

  • 680
    Brenda Derouen says:

    I’m still waiting to hear I won. It would be the best news so far this month.

  • 681
    Brianna Boyce says:

    I’ve never canned before, but I’m always so jealous of my sister and her canning specialties, so I’d love for her to teach me how with this kit!

  • 682

    I love making applesauce and strawberry jam. I would LOVE to win this prize!!!!

  • 683
    Cheryl says:

    Each year I tell my self and a handful of friends… this will be the year I finally can for the first time. Than the season comes and goes and not a jelly jar to be seen. So this year instead of raving how I will finally learn how to can I ask each and everyone of my canning friends… what is your secret to a successful canning season? I love hearing the stories from each one of them. How they learned from their Mom or Grandmother. When one shared that she turns her jam jars upside down after the “water bath” I asked her why do you do that? She said you know I don’t know. I just know my Grandmother always did. I have scooped out where everyone has obtain there tools for success. However in my house the only thing I have close to canning is the kitchen towel that goes on the counter. I would LOVE to win your Home Canning Giveaway. To finally get started and join my friends and family in telling my stories of canning. Than pass that tradition to my grandchildren and so on and so on.

  • 684
    barbara miller says:

    I would love to win a new caner as I’ve worn mine out. That’s right, there’s a hole in the bottom.

  • 685
    Tonia L. says:

    OMGoodness! I hope I win this! I have NEVER canned anything before. When I was growing up, my grandfather had a garden. I remember eating all sorts of yummy canned goodness. I’ve been following a blog devoted to canning all summer. They’ve been posting all kinds of pics of their bounty. I just told a few people that I wanted to start canning, but didn’t have the money to get the items I needed. This would be AWESOME!

  • 686
    Fay Mofield says:

    I love to can. Can’t wait until apples are ready to pick.

  • 687
    Sandy Bell says:

    I grew up watching my Grannie can….. and I never thought of it as anything…. but now I want to try it… and hope one day my grandchildren will see me canning…..

  • 688
    terry day says:

    My mom used to can alkyl of the time, i haven’t, but would like to start…with tomato sauce, salsa, corn, Apple butter, lots that i want to preserve.

  • 689
    Deb Wright says:

    I have never had the chance to can but would love to learn how.

  • 690
    Karen Noble says:

    My favorite food I have canned was Kiwi Jam. So unusual looking, but it tasted great!

  • 691
    Cheryle B says:

    My favorite to can is homemade soup. So nice to have available in the winter time and so much better than anything from the grocery store. Second favorite is sweet banana peppers. I love to pickle them and use them on everything: on sandwiches and in tuna salad are two faves!

  • 692
    Claudia Freeman says:

    I haven’t canned since I was a little girl helping my mother and grandmother can tomatoes, beans, apple sauce and apple butter. I would love to get back to canning all of the above as well as jams, jellies, and vegetables.

  • 693
    Lacey George says:

    I would love to win this! I have never canned before and I always remember my mom canning and his would be something for her and I to do together.

  • 694
    irish says:

    my mom and i love to can pickled papaya,turnip and even boiled eggs..just add vinegar and a little bit of sugar plus veggies like carrots,onion,pepper and you’re done..

  • 695
    Patti says:

    My favorite items to can were concord grape jam and tomatoes. I said that in past tense because when I moved almost twenty-five years ago I had to give my canning stuff away. For many years I worked outside the home. Now that I’m “retired” I have lots of time on my hands. To win this set would be a great help in getting those home-canned goodies back in the pantry and on the table. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. 🙂

  • 696
    David Scott Comer says:

    I grew up on a farm but I haven’t got to can anything in over 30 years and with times like they are I want to start again I grew up in a family of cooks who owned Resturants and I think I would like to get back into growing my own food and canning some of it.

  • 697
    Angie Yount says:

    I would love to start canning! I would can applesauce, green beans, tomatoes, tomato sauces, & other things.

  • 698
    Angie Yount says:

    I would love to win this as I have never canned anything, but would love to start. I would can vegetables, jams, tomato sauces, and applesauce. I am sure there are other things I could can.

  • 699
    Fiona G says:

    My aunt used to can when i was younger and have always wanted to learn. It would be fun learning and teaching my children how so they can have fun in the kitchen. We have a garden every year and always have to give it away or trow it out cause it spoils and this way i woundnt have to throw it out just can it!!

  • 700

    I would love to win this giveaway! I have canned tomatoes and peppers before.

  • 701
    James Nelson says:

    I have never canned before but have recently become excited about trying canning. With the availability of a variety of local grown items available at a nearby farmers market, I would like to be able to can a variety of fruits and vegetables. I would also like to make jams and jellies.
    Winning this giveaway would be great start.

  • 702
    Dottie Garza says:

    I love making freezer jam & I always use Ball products. Raspberry, blackberry & strawberry! I have always wanted to try “real” canning. Would live to try pickles, picked asparagus & dilly beans!

  • 703
    Ronda Holcomb says:

    My absolute favorite jelly is Jalapeno Jelly!! I can never keep any in my house! My kids and my friends all beg for some and I usually end up with only one jar left for my husband and I!! LOL I love to make peach jelly and mix it with my Jalapeno Jelly. YUMMY!

  • 704
    nan rankin says:

    I really would love to win this set. I was looking @ these items earlier this year. My mom, sister & I love to can tomatoes, peppers and other things from the garden. We also love making Apple butter in the fall.

  • 705
    Jody windle says:

    I love making and canning apple pie filling and applesauce. They house is filled with the smell of fall. I know that is one thing my whole family loves and when my daughter is at college eating the Applesauce, she knows it was made by mom and makes her feel at home.

  • 706
    Tammy says:

    I’ve been thinking about making my own jelly

  • 707
    Michelle says:

    I’m new to canning and don’t have any of the tools yet. I would be excited to wind and get started canning.

  • 708
    Renee Rogers says:

    with so many comments my chances are very slim, just now saw this on my Facebook home page and am hoping I slid in under the deadline 😛
    I used to can plum jelly and jam about 20 years ago when we lived in a house with a plum tree in the front yard, and I gave it away to everyone, even the mailman, the tree had so many plums that we would always have tons…I have done some other canning also but not in years, and would love to do so again as prices soar and food gets filled with so many chemicals at the stores… thank you !

  • 709
    Rodney says:

    Canned plum jelly this year. First time ever to can anything. looking forward to next year so I can do it again.

  • 710
    dawn says:

    My whole life I have watched my grandmother and mother can and freeze fruits and veggies, but never have done it until know in my life my husband and I are really into it. We are even making our own bread. In canning our fruits and veggies we have not done it before so the reason we want to so we can save money monthly and pay off bills to save us from debt. We are going back to the old way of living. thank you

  • 711
    JoeyfromSC says:

    I have never tried canning but my Grandmother used to do it & so did my Mom & Aunt lol..I really wanna learn b/c nothing is better than homemade since YOU control the ingredients..I also LOVE fresh fruits & veggies, so I am excited to hopefully win this & be on my way to having a fully stocked pantry of home-canned goods:) I also read the official rules & still can’t tell when this may end, so I hope I got in on it in time lol

    Nice blog you have also btw! I found you via your mom’s twitter/website!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Joey J.


  • 712
    Lisa says:

    My favorite is making jams! Yummy 🙂

  • 713
    Larry Greene says:

    I have never canned before but would love to create my own jams, jellies and all things pickled!

  • 714
    Danielle Bohlman says:

    I have never canned before but have always wanted to. My husband and I attended a class yesterday at the Portland Nursery called “Canning Salsas and Sauces”. We got a lot of good information and I am SO excited about getting started but we need to get all of the equipment first. I want to can salsa, spaghetti sauces, chili sauces, fruits, chili, and anything else that strikes my fancy. I can’t wait to get started!! 🙂 This would be a great way to get started NOW!! ~Thank you~

  • 715
    lynne christopher says:

    I love pear pickles. And pear relish. Yum

  • 716
    tonya edwards says:

    I love to can green beans, make home made pickles, and my family loves the canned strawberry jam and peach jam i make

  • 717
    Patricia says:

    I’ve never canned before and I would LOVE to get my hands on this because I just planted my first garden and want to have my garden food all winter long!!

  • 718
    Yolanda Nix says:

    I haven’t canned for 20 yrs and only did it once with my grandmother. Oh how I wish I had paid more attention then! I will be canning plum jam over the labor day weekend with a friend who has never canned a thing! Can you imagine, I don’t have the ‘right’ utensils, and only have a strange pot with an unsure fitting lid that we will use. My taste buds are ready for this treat and the only time I canned with my grandmother we only made 4 jars….which wasn’t enough for the whole family and relatives that were itching for this treat. So, here I go..wish me luck!

  • 719
    winsloe wilt says:

    fav food to can bar clams

  • 720
  • 721
    Aileen Hultberg says:

    I canned and made jellies with my mom when I was young! I’d love to do some canning with my kids, just don’t know how…

  • 722
    irma r brungard says:

    I love making garlic dilly beans..they are the best !!

  • 723
    Patricia Hay says:

    I have never canned before but have always wanted to since I was a teenager. I just got married this spring and I lost my grandma two months before my wedding. I want to canned like the way she has been and wish I had the chance to learn from her. She would give my mom some jam after she made some and I had some of the best of her canned goods when visiting during the holidays! I have always watched my mom canned like my grandma had been doing. After seeing that my grandma and my mom canned for a long time, I wanted to canned too from different types of fruits to vegetables to jams to sauces to pickles to you name it!! I can’t wait to do what my grandma has been doing before she passed.

  • 724
    Louise says:

    So love canning, its been a while but hope to return to it again. xoxox

  • 725
    Matt Hopkins says:

    When I was younger, my grandmother would can, pickle, and create jellies and jams every year. I could go to her house open the pantry and select a vintage and type of just about anything. Hmmm, this time I want a 1988 peach jelly for my sandwich with a side of 1985 bread and butter pickles. Canning and creating jams and jellies beautifully preserves fruits (and many veggies for future use) in order to waste less. It also brings me back to that special time as a child.

  • 726
    mamaw says:

    I live on ss and its hard to pay bills so i can to eat,it taste better ,cheaper to can,tomatoes are my fav. thing to can

  • 727
    ayesha says:

    i love home canning .and recently i start my own jam ,jelly and sauce company were we sell jam and jellies home style hand made our best seller is mango jam,mango and peach and guava
    recently i want to try apricot with pistachio.but my all time fave rate is plum jam the way my mom made it.

  • 728
    Peggy Freedman says:

    I love to can peaches and tomatoes over the summer, then serve them starting with the first snowfall of winter. The whole family loves that. I’ve been improvising with the pot I use, don’t have an authentic canning pot, but I would so love one. Thanks.

  • 729
    Jean Null says:

    My husband and I started a garden this year, extremely excited to learn what our parents did to preserve their gardens to last through the fall and winter months. We have been doing alot of blanching and freezing. This would be a good start.

  • 730
    nora says:

    A thousand years ago, when I was young, all the mothers and grandmas canned wonderful fruits and veggies. I never learned. I’d love to revive their skills and shock my family out of their socks!

  • 731
    Kimberly Nickol says:

    My grandma Nickol was the last in my family to can. She made the best catsup and sauce from fresh tomatoes. I love tomatoes and we have a lot that will be ripening soon..would love to honor my grandma by making some of her delicious catsup!!

  • 732
    Mary L Brawner says:


  • 733
    Tiffany Clum says:

    I would love to can garlic green beans,tomatoes,jelly,asparagus,pickles,jam and sooo much more. I have never done it but I have always really wanted to. I remember when I was younger getting canned food from my Great Grandma as presents yummy yummy and I really want to grow a garden this next year and can my own gifts. Canning is great now days with everyone on a budget these days trying to pinch pennies!:)

  • 734
    Vickie Radford says:

    I have never canned, but watched my mother do it my entire childhood. My favorite items were her dill pickles and sweet pickles, followed closely by peach jam and strawberry jam. Winning all of this would certainly be the catalyst to start canning myself.

  • 735
    Louise says:

    I have help my mom canned tomatoes in the summer we bought 20 baskets of plum tomatoes and canned them.

  • 736
    Kellie Aaron says:

    Red Hot Cinnamon Pickles are the Bomb..I can share the recipe pickles are red and taste like the old fashioned red hot candies if you are interested,my friends and family love them too…I am recently divorced and lost all of my canning supplies due to the angry hand of my ex husband. I love to can and have had 7 back surgeries, canning is a motivator to get out of bed and keep active after being forced into retirement from teaching. I am slowly trying to get supplies from yard sales and this would be a great asset appreciated if i win 🙂

  • 737
    Mike Edwards says:

    Try canning this: Sweet red bell pepper jelly. Try eating it like this: Cream cheese spread on a thin wheat cracker with a dollop of pepper jelly on top. Awesome!

  • 738
    Cynthia Williams says:

    I never canned before.

  • 739
    Amber says:

    My son and I have recently begun our adventure in home gardening, mostly because of the savings on our grocery bill and because it provides us with healthy and delicious food that we grew ourselves; how satisfying is that?! I have never tried canning, but my best friend has made some wonderful and award winning jellies and has canned vegetables so that her family can enjoy them all year round. I would like to have that same opportunity to do so, as well. As a single mom, it seems like the expense of the equipment to start canning is quite an investment, one that is not in our budget at this time, so it would be amazing to win it! 🙂

  • 740
    Brandy Hopwood says:

    We can a lot. We do a lot of jams, pickles, fruits, veggies, and salsa, but I love, love, love home-canned corn. It’s way better than what you get at the grocery store.

  • 741
    nancy l says:

    my daughter and i both planted boutiful gardens. she has never canned and we are looking forward to combing our garden gifts and can lots of salsa, marinara sauce.

  • 742
    cruised1@msn.com says:

    I began canning when I moved to where I could have a garden. Sure would like to get this great package to help.

  • 743
    brenda says:

    It would be so fun and satisfying to can your own food. Seeing it in the pantry and eating it would be so fun!

  • 744
    Tina Gibbs says:

    I love growing green beans and canning them.

  • 745
    Alida Nattress says:

    I’ve been very fascinated with making my own ketchup, mustards, and other daily condiments – homemade is definitely better and with the current economy, making my own for less is definitely the way to go! The pkg would be a big help.

  • 746
    Joyce says:

    I love to give homeade gifts. This would be perfect…

  • 747
    Debbie White says:

    I would love to win this Granite-Ware Canning
    Set; with all the fresh fruit and vegetables here in Florida,there’s alot too can. I’m excited about the thought of winning, and putting up the seasons bounty.

  • 748
    arlene touchin says:

    love peach jam; would like to learn to can.

  • 749
    Agnes says:

    I just started making jam using cherries and strawberries I couldn’t finish … and I love it. Then began reading more about canning and got really interested.

  • 750
    Drew says:

    Would love to be able to can some of my cukes or tomatoes next summer.

  • 751
    Michelle Proper says:

    I fell in love with canning last summer when I had a crazy producing garden and didn’t want anything to go to waste. I started with pickles and graduated to jam, jellies, apple fie filling and I want to try some meat canning next as soon as I can afford a pressure canner. I could really use this so I don’t have to borrow equipment anymore! Love learning new things and always on the look out for new recipes!

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