The Country Cook: Bread & Butter Pickles
                                                   

Monday, July 9, 2012

Bread & Butter Pickles

I'll be the first to admit that my thumb isn't exactly green. It's more chartreuse. I can get a few things to grow - like cucumbers and tomatoes. Mainly because they don't take a whole lot of work and attention. Sun and water. Easy peasy. I can do that. But if you ask to me to grow just about anything else - it may grow. But it won't necessarily be pretty. I am trying though. In addition to tomatoes and cucumbers, we also planted corn, carrots and strawberries this year. The strawberries haven't faired too well. Some pesky bugs managed to enjoy them before they were ripe enough for us to pick. I'm still waiting for the carrots to get a little bigger. And our corn got pulled up by the root during that wicked wind storm a few weeks ago. But my tamaters and cukes made it through and we are harvesting those left and right.I am fairly new to canning. I've canned jams for many years now but I haven't done much veggie canning. I make a lot of refrigerator pickles because I just pop those in a jar then into the fridge where they last about 3 months.
I thought the whole process of actually preserving vegetables was a little too much work or that I wouldn't do it right. But I don't have a whole lot of room in my refrigerator to keep that many pickles so I really needed to think about properly preserving them so we have them well into the winter. So when Ball approached me about trying out their new Home Canning Discovery KitI thought now might be the perfect time to give it a shot.
This kit comes with 3 pint jars, a canning rack, easy instruction booklet and recipes. It is perfect for beginners. It really demystifies the canning process for folks who might be a tad intimidated.
And let me tell you, now that I have started with this small batch, and realized it isn't as 
difficult or as long and drawn out as I thought - I'm definitely going to be making more. Now I'll have pickles that will last much longer than 3 months in my fridge. And I think that little basket might come in handy for blanching tomatoes too. I was worried it would melt being in the simmering water for 10 minutes but it held up just fine.

So let me show you how simple this is. I'm making my favorite Bread and Butter Pickles. Anyone know why they are called Bread & Butter? They are a little sweet and a little sour. And I could snack on them all day long. I make these - A LOT. And I'm gonna show you my little secret. This stuff right here; Ball's Bread & Butter Pickle Mix
You don't have to go out and buy all the individual spices and pickling salt. It is all right in this little container and it makes it so easy. You measure once - then you're done.
Ingredients:
6 cups sliced, pickling cucumbers (trim off ends)
1 3/4 cups white vinegar
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 tbsp. Ball Bread & Butter Pickle Mix
3 canning jars (pint-sized) and lids with bands
Directions:
The first thing you need to do is wash your jars and lids in warm soapy water.
 And then give them a good, thorough rinse.
If you haven't done so already, slice up your cucumbers. I'm using pickling cucumbers.
Pickling cucumbers are usually smaller than your average salad cucumber. They are firmer and crisper and have a tender skin that is less bitter. They are unwaxed so the brine can penetrate the skin better. First thing you want to do is give them a good rinse under running water. Then trim off the ends and discard those.
Slice them up into 1/4-inch slices. 
 I think Bread & Butter slices should be kinda thick. That's how I like them. I also use this Crinkle Cutter that I got last year when I hosted a Pampered Chef party. It is not necessary at all. I just love those little ridges it makes when you slice the cucumbers. Weird. I know. But we all have our vices, right? Mine just happens to be ridges in pickles.
Now pack all those cucumbers into the pint jars. Not sure if you can tell from the below picture, but I try to stand the bottom layer of cucumbers on their side instead of flat. I think this helps to pack more in. But go with what works easiest for you.
Keep going until all your jars are full.
In a stainless steel saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar and bread & butter pickle mix.
 Whisk to combine.
And bring to a boil over medium-high heat. You're making pickling brine folks!
Turn off heat and begin pouring hot brine over packed cucumbers.
The hot brine will start to soften the cucumbers.
After it cools a bit, you'll be able to push down some with your fingers to make sure all the 
cucumbers are immersed in the brine (using super clean fingers, of course).
They will continue to settle as the brine does it's job. You just want to make sure you leave about 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe the rims of the jars with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Center the lids on the jars.
Screw bands on until tight. Now, at this point, you really could just allow them to cool, then store in the fridge for up to 3 months.  But if you want to preserve them, you gotta make sure there's not gonna be any harmful bacteria that can grow while they are hanging out in your pantry for the next few months. So you gotta boil the jars for a few minutes.
Bring water to gentle boil in a large stock pot. There needs to be enough water to cover the jars completely. Put your 3 jars into this handy dandy canning rack. 
Then gently lower rack into boiling water. 
Then cover with a lid.  
Boil for 10 minutes. Remove lid. Wait 5 minutes.
Then gently lift out jars. Allow them to cool. Then store.

You may hear the lids begin to make a popping sound as the jars cool and the lids seal. And that's it! We just made pickles.
These pickles will stay good in my pantry for up to a year. I'm definitely going to make more as I get more pickling cucumbers from my garden.

Enjoy!

Printable Recipe HERE

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for writing this post. I received a Home Canning Discovery Kit and a coupon for free Ball canning jars to test out. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in anyway by Ball Canning Preserves or Jarden Co.

519 comments :

  1. I haven't canned in YEARS and would like to start again. I'm trying to eat healthier and canning some of my own would be an economical way to start.

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  2. This is such a cool giveaway!! I use Ball jars to send pies to our troops :) Can't get enough of them!!
    Following Ball on Facebook!

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  3. ohhhh i would love this! i used to can years ago when i lived on a boat and would love to get back into it!
    i think i would do pickles, tomato sauces, jams and jelly...oh the list just goes on and on!

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  4. What an awesome give-a-way! Thanks alot! ~veteran canner here :)

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  5. Following Ball on Twitter and forgot to leave my address on my previous post!!!
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  6. I LOVE Ball jars. They are great for many uses. I'm going to start canning in August. Can't wait!!

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  8. I would love to can some of my own salsa, and I love the jars just as they are for drinking glasses. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize, stay blessed!

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  10. I liked Ball canning on FB, like using canning jars for tons of things. Even storing old marbles lol.

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  12. This would be perfect!! I love making jams/jellies, but would also like to try my hand at tomato sauces and such as well!

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  13. I "liked" Ball on Facebook! ;)

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  14. "Liked" Ball on FB

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  16. Great giveaway...I'm growing cucumbers and tomatoes in raised beds this year and I think I'll try making these pickles! Love the measuring spoons and apron, too!

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  17. I have canned Jellies every year since I can remember, but ould like to try tomatoes or tomato sauce this year. Thanks would love to win. darleneis@optonline.net

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  18. Also "liked" Ball Canning on FB!

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  19. My mom always canned everything when I was little, as an adult, I do waterbath. Last year I made pickles. I plan to can pizza sauce and pickles this year. I can't wait.

    cookingfromasahm@gmail.com

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  20. I love canning jam and jelly with locally harvested fruits when available! It's an awesome give away!

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  21. This is great... even at my age I think about trying, but too intimidated... I canned briefly in High School Home Ec class. I would love to try Pickles!!!!!!!!!! especially the sweet chunk pickles my aunt used to make... and sorry for deleting previous comment, forgot my email.... anglswhspr224@gmail.com

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  22. I made pickles a couple of years ago and would like to try them again! After looking at your beautiful pictures, I want some now! Saturday, July 14th just happens to be my 50th Birthday! I would be pickled to win! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! ♥

    tews (at) satx (dot) rr (dot) com

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  23. Following Ball on Facebook

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  24. Now that I have retired from the work force I have taken up hobbies that I have for years wanted to do. On the top has been learning to can and preserve. I have made strawberry jam so far. :-)

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  25. I want to start canning but have been very intimidated by it. My first project would be strawberry jam. I have a great recipe for it and would love to try it out.

    J Maple
    cjtemaple@yahoo.com

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  26. I have been canning for years and really enjoy doing it. I makes me feel good to know I'm putting good food aside for the winter. Very satisfying feeling to pull that jar of tomatoes out and make some good soup this winter!

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  27. I already "like " Ball Canning on FB, does that count?

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  28. I love canning. I can most of our garden bounty and love to can pinto and black beans. Much cheaper than store.

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  29. I LIKED Ball Canning on Facebook! ♥

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  30. I am trying to make some "Jug Pickles" this week. Would love to have some new canning supplies! Thank you! :)

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  31. I "liked" Ball on facebook too! Thanks for the extra chance to win a great package!

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  32. I'm planning on canning tomatoes for the first time. I've been making jellies & fruit butters for several years now, and didn't think about tomatoes being a fruit, thus, they can be water-bath canned. (I don't have a pressure canner I'm afraid of them, anyway! lol) I love that silicon jar rack! Way cooler than my old, rusty rack! :)

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  33. My Momma and I have been talking about doing some canning this year. We haven't canned anything in a few years but with rising grocery costs, we have to do all we can to save money. I love Ball canning supplies.

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  34. I haven't ever canned. My grandma did, and our pantry was FULL....of Everything. My favorite was a tomato mixture we used for homemade vegetable soup! Grew up on a farm, so everything was fresh. I'm excited to give a hand at canning. And I do love Ball jars, especially the OLD ones you can find at auctions. I LIKED on Facebook. theresawooten811@yahoo.com

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  35. I "liked" Ball on Facebook!

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  36. I'm now following Ball on twitter!

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  37. i would like to win this set. i read the full blog post and canning those pickles does seem so simple.. my email is crwc@hotmail.com

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  38. Winning this would be amazing! I love to make jams and pickles! But I more than anything want the measuring spoons! lol They are just soooo cute!!! Thank You for this opportunity!
    secondmom63@hotmail.com

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  39. thanks for suggesting ball canning of facebook. i like their page also. crwc@hotmail.com

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  40. I have recently started eating only organic foods and want to be able to can some of the organic fruits and vegetables I am growing and buying. I hope to eventually be able to have a community garden and to help teach others to grow and preserve their own local foods.
    I love this blog and am so excited that I found it!
    Sheri Norris
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  41. I liked you on facebook!
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  42. Bread & butter pickles are practically a supper time staple in Atlantic Canada, where I'm originally from. I'm sorry to say though that here in England, pickles are notoriously hard to get. I'm just going to have to scour the Net for a pickling kit like the one you show and make my own!

    I'm new to your blog, having found you via Pinterest. And glad to have done so too!

    Ali

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  43. i like how you explained how to can the pickles. i would like to win this gift set. i would like to give canning a try. my email is crwc@hotmail.com

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  44. I love to can. I've only made & canned strawberry syrup this year, so far, nothing else is ready in my area. I will be canning green beans, peaches, potatoes & tomatoes, as well as apple pie filling that I make with Granny Smith apples. I have liked 'Ball' on facebook.
    nadineosborne99@yahoo.com

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  45. i also liked ball canning on facebook. crwc@hotmail.com

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  46. I would love to win this. I'm interested in canning, but don't have a clue where to start. This would help out a lot!

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  47. Who doesn't like a good pickle? That's what I will pickle- a good pickle!
    Thanks!!
    Lisa dxechic1962@sbcglobal.net

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  48. I also liked Ball Canning on FB :)

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  49. I liked ball canning on facebook.

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  50. Hi There! Happy Monday! I am a newbie to gardening & canning. Canning looks like it's fun & I am wanting to give it a try. I hope I win this GREAT contest! Have a GREAT day, everyone!

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  51. I "Like" Ball Canning on Facebook ..anglswhpr224@gmail.com

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  52. I "liked" Ball on FB!
    Thanks!
    Amy };o)

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  53. Love to can...and your page. Following ball on Facebook.

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  54. I would love to start canning. Don't have much time, but still have always wanted to learn.
    Thanks for this opportunity!

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  55. OMG I would love to start canning! I ventured trying it a few months ago with strawberry jam, LOVED IT!!! But like you I was afraid to try more for fear of doing it wrong!!! My father just built me a huge pantry and I would love to get started making spaghetti sauces, pickles, corn, etc, all while using Jersey Fresh produce!!!
    My email is jerseygirl767@comcast.net I also "LIKED" Ball on Facebook. Thank you!!

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  56. Thanks for this fun chance to win. I would love to can some jams and jelly. My mother used to can the absolute best bread and butter pickles when I was a young child.

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  57. I like Ball Canning on Facebook.

    martinsinva@gmail.com

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  58. I liked Ball on facebook :) I want to can salsa!!!
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  59. I liked your canning post on Facebook! :O)

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  60. Hi Brandie! What a great starter kit! Love that new style rack! It would be perfect for me since I often can in small batches. I just did three pint of Black Cherry Jam yesterday. Already follow Ball on Facebook and Twitter. Love this!

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  61. Oooohhhh....I have always wanted to learn how to can...this would be just the thing to get me started! :O)

    Debbie
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  62. I enjoy canning everything from vegetables to fruit. Ball canning jars and lids are the only brand I will ever use

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  63. I would love to start canning!!! My little boy LOVES pickles and I would really love to start making jams and jellies also!!! I also like Ball on Facebook and my email is rkiwerks@yahoo.com!! Fingers crossed!!!

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  64. Thank you for offering such a fun giveaway. The one item that I would like to learn to can is applesauce. I have tried and failed many times but I am going to try again this year. Wish me luck. I have "liked" Ball Canning on Facebook and Twitter, as requested. Good luck with your giveaway and keep the recipes coming, I truly enjoy them :)
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  65. I am just getting in to canning. Canned tomato sauce and diced tomatoes last year and hoping to do more this year.

    Such a cute giveaway too!!

    I liked Ball Canning on Facebook and following on Twitter. Email is natalieham@hotmail.com.

    Thanks!!

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  66. I already can but do not have one of these baskets. That would be so nice! We started canning 3 years ago. We make and sell jellies, jams and hot sauces. We grow our own produce and are learning something new each year. I like your page on facebook and Ball canning already. I shared your link as well.

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  67. Like your page, shared the link
    already liked Ball canning!
    Thanks

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  68. I haven't canned in several years, but want to try salsa,
    Love that rack!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  69. I liked ball canning on fb :)
    maryelizabethosorio@gmail.com

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  70. What an awesome kit. I love the simplicity and the fact that you don't have to burn your hands in the hot water or get splashed by hot water.

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  71. I would love to start canning, what a cool gift set!

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  72. ok so for some reason I have tried 4 times to post about my canning and i am a technical goof I guess.... I am going to try this ONE more time and if it doesnt workthen that means need to go buy my own super cute daisy apron. lol :)
    I have only ever canned salsa from my tomato jungle the my husband and brother in laws grew for me one year, but I really want to try pickles. I am going to try my hand at fried pickles this weekend so if I can get the recipe right, I'd LOVE to have an onhand supply of pickles to fry :)

    maryelizabethosorio@gmail.com is how you can reach me:)

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  73. Currently I am canning a variety of jams. We also do peaches, relish, red beets, corn and Spaghetti Sauce. Thanks for the opportunity for such a great Giveaway! :)

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  74. I am following ball on twitter... :) I really really want this kit :)

    <3 Mary

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  75. Hey Brandie! Just stopping by to say what a great tutorial on pickles!!! You know I've been canning for years and I love your pickle tut! That green canner basket just rocks!! I got a glass topped stoved last year which meant I could no longer use my regular canner so I had to find a flat bottomed pot which my canner "insides" wouldn't fit...but the basket did so I never slowed down!

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  76. I also 'Like' Ball Canning on Facebook. Previous Comment as Anonymous is also mine, Brenda Rupert. (I forgot to let my e-mail.)
    4bees4@earthlink.net

    Good luck to all entrants and Happy Canning! :)

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  77. I absolutely LOVE canning. I find it very satisfying. I love canning peaches and making jams of all kind.

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  78. I liked the Ball page.

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  79. I have been canning everything that does not move, I love ball on facebook, and twitter, (not much of a twitter fan)...would love this package....I also love your blog.
    Lisa Mcdonald (ladybassfisher2@yahoo.com)

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  80. I've been thinking of canning (With all the fresh produce from our garden!) but haven't known where to start! Would love tow in that starter kit to get going. (I was totally thinking of doing pickles as we have a ton of cucumbers growing!
    -Lisa
    Auger.lisa@gmail.com

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  81. I would like to start canning soups for the winter months,pickles,and homeade sauces. Thank you for the great chance to get started! :) mimieavers@gmail.com

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  82. This is such an awesome giveaway! I had no idea it was this easy. I would definitely can Bread & Butter pickles. Seeing this post brings me back to when I was a little girl watching my grandmother do it. Those things were absolutely delicious!!

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  83. I liked Ball Canning on Face Book!

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  84. I also now follow Ball Canning on Twitter. Thanks again for the chance and GOOD LUCK to all!

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  85. My family had a big garden growing up, and we canned everything. My mom still cans from her garden, and I just rack up from her labors. I have canned some jams and jellies, but should probably relearn canning some other foods. (katrinamlowe@insightbb.com)

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  86. I have liked ball canning on facebook for awhile now. lots of fun stuff on there

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  88. I would like to start canning so that I have a new hobby while my hubby serves in Aghanistan around the Nov/Dec time frame. And to also have something to share with our 3 beautiful kids. lfm2685@yahoo.com

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  89. I will be knee deep in blackberries very soon and would love to know how to can blackberry jam.

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  90. Love your site! Thanks for the chance to win a cool prize

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  91. I tried canning last year for the first time.Plan to do more this year.Would love a chance.Warm Blessings!~Amy
    cottageprims@hotmail.com

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  92. Please enter me. Thanks

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  93. Following Ball on twitter.
    cottageprims@hotmail.com

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  94. I liked Ball canning on FB

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  95. We try to can something new every year. Chicken, pickles, fruit, beans last year was a jam year...lots of fun new flavors! My kids love to help.

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  96. Hi Brandie!
    I just wanted to say I LOVE your blog and all the recipes, as you know I have made many of them! Anyway, It would be AWESOME if I won the Ball giveaway because I have so MUCH stuff to can! I am canning tomatoes for sauce, 3 berry jelly and salsa! I love the extra goodies you have too, so cute! Thanks a bunch! Joanna Saylor (josie7250@yahoo.com)

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  97. Ooopppps my email is mayneeb@hotmail.com

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  98. Hi again Brandie!
    I do "like" Ball on Facebook!

    Thank you!

    Joanna Saylor
    josie7250@yahoo.com

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  99. I have always wanted to try canning by own veggies and jams but was scared I would mess it up. You make it look so easy with this kit there is no way I could mess up. Skitmom430@aol.com

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  100. I've canned for years, though not so much now since it's just my husband and me.

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  101. I haven't canned in years. Reading your blog has inspired me to start again. Family of five kids, and a very hungry husband, this is a great way to save some money. Thank you.

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  102. Oh wow I would love this giveaway :) I have been wanting to can but have been a little weary about it. From your post it looks pretty easy. I have made freezer fresh peach jam and it is great.
    Email - webbfam1234@att.net
    Shayla

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  103. I have liked Ball on facebook for a loooong time :)

    Shorthairshai@hotmail.com

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  104. I Liked Ball Canning on Facebook also.

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  105. I started canning again a couple years ago, and I love love it! This would be such a help!

    Shorthairshai@hotmail.com

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  106. I love canning everything! My husband has made me an canning funnel, and I use one of his magnetic wands. I keep telling him I'll get my own, but I always forget. LOL! Love the spoons. owenlassiter@yahoo.com

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  107. Would love to win this package to attempt first canning try. Tpmebay@gmail.com

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  108. I am a face book fan of Ball already. Thanks
    joleeblackmon@gmail.com.

    Jolee Blackmon

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  109. I am relatively new to canning. A friend started me out last fall with super easy applebutter and now I am a jam making fool. Just took a class on preaaure canning and now can't wait to put up more of my garden!!!!

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  110. I just started canning last year! Can't wait to try some new stuff this summer! SO fun!
    dustinlaceycraig@yahoo.com

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  111. I do like BallCanning on Facebook, too :)

    dustinlaceycraig@yahoo.com

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  112. Hi Brandie!
    I am officially a follower of Ball Canning on Twitter! I have to say the Bread and Butter Mix looks good,I would love to try it! Thank you!

    Joanna Saylor
    josie7250@yahoo.com

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  113. I also like BallCanning on Twitter!
    Yippeee!

    dustinlaceycraig@yahoo.com

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  114. Christina EckhartJuly 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Liked Ball Canning on Facebook!

    Christinaeckhart@gmail.com

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  115. I liked Ball on Facebook!!! Hope I win all the cool stuff :)
    Shayla
    Webbfam1234@att.net

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  117. I'm looking forward to start canning. Please add me as a possible winner of the package. Thanks and I love your website. Everything I have cooked has turned out scrumptious!! - blueyedtxn23@yahoo.com

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  118. Christina EckhartJuly 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Following Ball Canning on Twitter!

    Christinaeckhart@gmail.com

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  119. Liked Ball on Facebook - and like their products in real life!

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  120. I "liked" Ball Canning on Facebook!!
    - blueyedtxn23@yahoo.com

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  121. Love to can and would love to win this kit!

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  122. I just canned pickeled watermelon rind a few days ago because I have never tried them. I love canning... coodym@bellsouth.net

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  123. I liked ball canning on facebook. coodym@bellsouth.net

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  124. Christina EckhartJuly 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Your blog pictures are beautiful and your instructions are so clear! I want to make and can dill pickles with my cucumbers this summer.

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  125. I follow Ball Canning on Twitter! (@tissaboo)

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  126. I "Like" Ball Canning on Facebook! (Becky Jordan-Tracey)

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  127. My favorite thing to can is jelly!

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  128. Jodi VandenBoschJuly 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    I would love to start canning again. I did salsa several years ago but that is all I've done. I would love to try some new recipes.

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  129. I haven't canned since I was young and was "forced" to help my mom can the enourmous amounts of produce their garden gave us. I would like to try a few things on my own and now appreciate all that goodness we had all through the winter. Tomatoes maybe??

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  130. I would love to pick up this pack and pickle a few peppers - or can a few cucumbers - or preserve a few peaches - or, you get the idea! :)

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  131. I am fairly new to canning - used to just be a one trick pony canning my grandmothers recipe for red pepper jam (like a pickle relish). This summer I have started branching out and a few weeks ago canned bread and butte pickles - they came out really good. I will have to try your recipe also. Looking forward to trying more items as I shop the markets this summer.

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  132. Jodi Vanden BoschJuly 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    I forgot to leave my email address on the previous post, sorry.

    sunflower827@mail.com

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  133. Jodi VandenBoschJuly 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    I "liked" Ball Canning on Facebook. My email address is sunflower827@mail.com.
    Thanks :)

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  134. Following Ball on Twitter as well now!!

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  135. i would can jams and jellies

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  136. Green tomato relish. And have wonderful memories of my mom & grandmas! Lots of love & memories made in the kitchen! summs3@live.com

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  137. I have never tried canning. I think I will give it a try. I think the bread and butter pickles would be great!

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  138. opps my email is FallColors63@gmail.com

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  139. Such a great prize. Hope to win this little slice of happy :) morrow1980@srcaccess.net

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  140. Jennifer RobinsonJuly 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    I love to can! What a great giveaway!

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  141. I liked Ball Canning on Facebook

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  142. I love making homemade jams & jellies. And my daughter makes homemade salsa. We would love to learn how to make pickles and start canning fresh vegetables and maybe even homemade tomato sauce & spaghetti sauce.

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  143. I always thought canning involved a pressure cooker... which is a little bit intimidating to me. But this process looks easy and I'm super-eager to try it! I'm thinking pickles now and apple butter in the fall.

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  144. I follow Ball on Twitter @365daysofbaking.

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  145. i liked ball canning on face book, i would like to start canning jelly and salsa.
    jenn

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  146. "Liked" Ball Canning on Facebook.

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  147. oops! that's rhondastansell@comcast.net

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  148. I have been canning for a couple of years and usually just do tomatoes and fruit but I love bread and butter pickles and it looks easy so I will give it a try. I got a pressure canner for my birthday so I will be trying all sorts of different things. I am thinking pickled beets. BTW those measuring spoons are stinkin' cute.

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  149. I have already made a couple batches of blackberry jam this year. Looking forward to canning other jams/jellies and pickles.
    I liked Ball Canning on FB.
    km-61@hotmail.com

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  150. Oh, this would be perfect for my new daughter-in-law. She wants to can this year ( her first time as a wife) but is a little intimidated by the whole process. I'm away and not able to help her. I would love to win this for her. Thanks! Liked Ball on Facebook!!!

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  151. I "liked" Ball Canning on Facebook. Never thought to do that but glad I did.

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  152. I have never canned before but am dying to try!! I want to can lots of summer veggies for soups in the fall and winter.

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  153. I am following Ball Canning on Twitter.

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  154. I forgot to leave my email :(

    ladydy911@cableone.net

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  155. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes that you post, I have tried several, now I'm ready to give canning a try, I want to can some pear preserves that will be a new one for me, so any advice or recipes, I would love to hear from you, I liked the ball facebook page and I'm also following them on twitter. my email is afarmer81070@aol.com. can't wait to hear from you. I want to win this package, have a blessed day.

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  156. I have the fondest memories of canning vegetables with my MaMa Lib! How cool would it be for me to pass this treasure on to my grandchildren!
    Beth Reeves
    bjbreeves@comporium.net

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  157. I would love to start canning my own dill pickles! I think they taste so much better than any store bought brand.

    agent_kasper03@yahoo.com

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  158. I "liked" Ball on facebook!! :)

    agent_kasper03@yahoo.com

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  159. I'm following Ball on Twitter too!! :)

    agent_kasper03@yahoo.com

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  160. I usually just can tomatoes, since that is mainly what i grow in the garden - i would like to try fruits

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  161. Jennifer RobinsonJuly 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    I liked Ball on Facebook!

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  162. I "LIKE" Ball Canning on Facebook

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  163. Jennifer RobinsonJuly 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I followed Ball on Twitter! Completed all three steps! Please enter me in the contest.
    Jrobi49926@aol.com

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  164. I "FOLLOW" Ball Canning on Twitter as @iluvstbernards

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  165. I've always wanted to learn how to can. Thanks for a great tutorial and a great giveaway!

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  166. I would like to start canning. I guess to start with cucumbers would be what I would start with and then on to tomatoes.
    Becky
    cookiebecky@msn.com

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  167. I've always been interested in canning, but I figured it was too difficult. This sounds like something I could do! I'm intersted in this canning set to give it a shot and hope I'm selected. shilinalaw@gmail.com

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  168. This is great, I haven't canned in years. And have never tried jams, would love to get into canning again. I like Ball canning, on facebook.

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  169. I have always wanted to can! Thanks for the give away! brooke.forbes@yahoo.com

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  170. I liked Ball Canning on FB too! <3
    brooke.forbes@yahoo.com

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  171. I would like to can raspberry jam. I also would like to can some pickles for my family. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  172. I've never canned before, but would definitely would like to try. I think I will start out with salsa or just tomatoes since my family goes through ALOT of them.

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  173. I am a facebook fan of Ball and love all their products I have used. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  174. I love this so much that I now I have two of these little kits...I can my own pear butter my own recipe and I just canned 7 jars of sweet pickles for me and I will next try some dill pics for my husband...love it love it and love the ball canning products...just bought some additional jars and have 5 boxes of lids ready for more canning to begin. Pick me please...I love the little promotion and products, digabbard@att.net

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  175. My husband is a huge pickle eater! I want to start canning my own pickles it would save money and we culd try different flavors as well.thanks for the chance to win.

    Amanda C
    Amandacuevas19@yahoo.com

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  176. I'm looking forward to learning how to can home grown tomatoes and green beans. My mother has canned garden goodies for as long as I can remember, but I've always been too intimidated to try, but my interest in learning how to can for my own family has really peaked over the last couple of years. I "liked" ball canning. My e-mail is spring.looney@gmail.com

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  177. I liked on facebook, I have never canned before but would love to make jams. My kids LOVE peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Thanks! Alyssa
    Alyssagoldkuhl@yahoo.com

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  178. I want to start canning everything!! hollyscogin@yahoo.com

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  179. I have liked the ball canning facebook page.

    Amanda c
    Amandacuevas19@yahoo.com

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  180. Fallowing ball on twitter. :)
    amanda c
    Amandacuevas19@yahoo.com

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  181. I would like to learn how to can. My mom did but she is go now so noone to teach me. I would like to can fruit, peppers and pickles. It would be much healthier than store bought. dragonlady1999@gmail.com

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  182. I'm following Ball on Facebook.

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  183. I just started canning last year..so far I've made pickles..lol I would like to get really good at it and be able to get jellies, jams and other canned yummys together to eat and give away! I've already like the FB page! Thanks
    Victoria.n.oconnor@gmail.com

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  184. canning has always intimadated me, so I never tried. But this looks easy. I would like to can pickled okra!!

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  185. PS-my email is rmhulliger@gmail.com
    (I follow Ball on Twitter)

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  186. My husband just put in a nice little canning kitchen in our basement. Would love to win some nice accessories to pretty it up!

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  187. I have always wanted to start canning but was afraid - you made me realize I can do this and it would be great to have a few extra supplies on hand when I start chopping cucumbers!

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  188. I follow you on Facebook.
    addietx@yahoo.com

    PS. love the cheese danish crescent roll recipe <3

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  189. I liked Ball Canning on Facebook
    addietx@yahoo.com

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  190. My grandma and mom canned everything we use to eat. I would love to get started by canning tomatoes. I liked Ball on FB to get canning tips.
    Tbirdmel57@gmail.com

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