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September 24, 2012 Canning, Fruits, Jams & Preserves, Preserving Recipes, Recipes

Q & A with Marisa McClellan + Giveaway: Food in Jars Cookbook and a Blossom Trivet

Food in Jars and Blossom Trivet

We’ve been fans of Marisa McClellan, blogger at Food in Jars, for quite awhile. However, it wasn’t until last month that we had the chance to meet her. Marisa shared her Spiced Plum Preserves recipe, along with lots of other great canning tips, at Lemon Street Market with an Essen Cooking School canning demonstration. We went home thinking … if anyone can demystify the art of canning, Marisa can!

Since we both have a love of jars and all things canning, we decided to giveaway a signed copy of her cookbook Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round, as well as a Blossom Trivet by Spice Ratchet, which Marisa raved about during the canning demonstration. But, before we get to the giveaway details, we wanted to share a few thoughts from Marisa (aka Food in Jars).

Fillmore: Although the traditional canning season is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean we stop canning. What do you look forward to canning in the months ahead?

Food in Jars: When fall rolls around, I look forward to making jams, jellies, butters, and chutneys from apples, pears, persimmons, and quince. There are a number of recipes on my blog for these autumnal preserves. I’m a particular fan of the Pear Vanilla Jam and the Persimmon and Pear Chutney. Also, the recipe in the book for Honey Lemon Apple Jam is one that is quite delicious this time of year.Food in Jars Cookbook

Fillmore: We are so excited to giveaway a signed copy of your book, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. Tell us a little bit about what inspired you to write it.

Food in Jars: As soon as I started actively canning several years ago, I knew that there was space in the cookbook world that focused on small, modern recipes that didn’t require many, many cups of sugar and used reasonable volumes of fruits and vegetables. That niche, coupled with my love of canning, naturally led to the book.

Fillmore: Do you have a favorite recipe or two that are always staples in your pantry?

Food in Jars: When it comes to my own pantry, I always make sure to have a couple jars of Tomato Jam on hand and Apricot Butter. Both are things that aren’t easy to come by at the grocery store and make my daily meals so much more delicious. Just because those are my staples doesn’t mean that everyone should make and stock those items. It will take all new canners a little bit of trial and error to determine what their must-haves are.

Fillmore: At the canning demonstration you raved about using a silicone Blossom Trivet, which we are including in our giveaway. Tell us a little bit about your discovery of this handy tool, which has replaced the traditional canning rack, and why you recommend/use it.

Food in Jars: The use of the Blossom Trivet as a canning tool was born out of my desire to find a better canning rack. Most traditional canning racks are made of metal and so they don’t hold up to regular boiling. Using a rack made of silicone means that it doesn’t rust or break down in the water. It also is a bit more flexible than a traditional rack, because it works in a great number of different-sized pots.

Fillmore: Of course, jars offer a whole other life beyond canning. What are some of the ways you use jars beyond canning?

Food in Jars: I adore canning jars for any number of tasks. I often use the pint-and-a-half jars as drinking glasses. I keep leftovers in wide-mouth quarts and store dry goods in the half-gallon size. My husband’s LEGO collection lives in a few different jars and my spices reside in a bunch of the wide-mouth half-pints. They are incredibly versatile!4 ounce tapered jar

If you want to hear more from Marisa, check out her blog; in addition to our giveaway of the Food in Jars cookbook and Blossom Trivet, we are also giving away a case of 4-ounce smooth sided tapered jars and lids on Marisa’s blog. 

The Giveaway – One Lucky Reader Will Have the Chance to Win …Food in Jars Cookbook and Blossom Trivet

  • A signed copy of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round and a Blossom Trivet by Spice Ratchet.

How to Enter …

  • Leave a comment below about your favorite thing to can in fall/winter.
  • For a second entry “Like” our Facebook Page and leave a comment below stating you did.
  • For a third entry “Follow” us on Twitter and leave a comment below stating that you did.
  • For a fourth entry “Follow” us on Pinterest and leave a comment below stating that you did.

For those of you that can’t wait to get your hands on the Food in Jars cookbook, you can purchase your own copy here. Or check out the Food in Jars blog for recipes, canning tips, upcoming canning classes, and more.


Terms of the Giveaway …
1. By participating in this giveaway/sweepstakes you are agreeing to these terms.
2. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the USA.
3. Facebook has nothing to do with this giveaway and will not be used to announce the winners.
4. The giveaway ends midnight EST Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The winners will be chosen at random and announced on Sept. 29, 2012. Fillmore Container will alert the winner by the valid email address entered when signing up to comment on this site. The winners will have 72 hours to respond. If we do not hear from the winner within those 72 hours, then another winner will be chosen in their place.
5. When the winners are chosen they will provide Fillmore Container their mailing address so we can send the Food in Jars cookbook and the Blossom Trivet. Fillmore will handle the shipping cost for the book and trivet.
6. No purchase necessary to participate.

 

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445 Comments
  1. Jessica Roberts Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    I think my favorite fall preserve may be the ginger-pear-rhubarb butter that’s cooking down in the slow cooker right now. The texture is so buttery/creamy/divine…

    • Pamela G Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      Oh, lordy, Jessica! That sounds like heaven! I would so love the recipe if you could share!

  2. Katy W Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to canning but for fall – apple pie filling and applesauce!

  3. Jessica Roberts Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook!

  4. Katy W Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook.

  5. Katy W Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Following on Twitter.

  6. Katy W Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    And all the Fillmore Boards on Pinterest.

  7. Jenny Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    This was my first year canning, so it’s a toss-up between whole peeled tomatoes and dill pickles!

  8. Jessica Roberts Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Twitter!

  9. Jill Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can are spicy pickled carrots. These are great to keep on hand to add as an appetizer or relish tray.

  10. Nikki Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Hands down, SPICY dilly beans 🙂

  11. Nikki Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook

  12. amy Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Just found a recipe for carrot cake jam…. it’s amazing and my new fall favorite!

    • Julie Hallowell Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:49 am | Permalink

      do you have that posted somewhere? that sounds delicious!!!
      please share 🙂

  13. Susannah Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I like to can applesauce, or rather version of cooked apples in the fall.

  14. Mary Kellogg Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Favorite thing to can – Plums!

  15. Mary Kellogg Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook

  16. Andrea Nex Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    I’d make Marisa’s pear vanilla jam!

  17. Mary Kellogg Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Twitter

  18. Susannah Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Also now following on twitter!

  19. Mary Kellogg Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Pinterest

  20. EataroundthePitt Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I love canning apricot ginger chutney and banana pineapple preserves.

  21. EataroundthePitt Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook

  22. Caroline Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Also my first year canning – whole peeled tomatoes.
    Thanks for this opportunity!

  23. EataroundthePitt Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Following on Pinterest!

  24. Michelle Crane Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I am new to canning, but I LOVE making apple butter (I just usually make a small enough batch to eat it right away), so I’d love to can some apple butter!

  25. Deborah Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    They’re not around for long, but I love when grapes show up at the farmers’ markets – Concord Grape jam is amazing!

  26. Ada Mangoes Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Pickles! Especially dill green bean pickles and dill summer squash and zucchini pickles (they hold up really well to pickling and the taste/texture is great).

  27. Ada Mangoes Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    liked on FB – Ada Mangoes

  28. Nikki W Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    My favorite fall canning is cranberry apple jam.

  29. Ted S. Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Cherry Amaretto Jam and Pear Vanilla Jam are my favorites, the former in summer and the latter in the fall.

  30. Nikki W Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Liked on faceback!

  31. Nicole Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Peaches!

  32. Nicole Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Liked on FB!

  33. Nicole Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Pinterest!

  34. Nikki W Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Pinterest!

  35. Barb Forney Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Apple Pie Filling is a great thing to can and makes lovely hostess and Christmas gifts. Just make a syrup and put the apple chunks in a large wide mouth jar with the syrup and process for 20 minutes in a canner. Great all winter long for a quick apple crisp

  36. Beth Portuese Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I just liked you on Facebook!

  37. Beth Portuese Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the Fall is raspberry jam! It is my children’s favorite jam and raspberries mash up so easily!

  38. Beth Portuese Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    I just started following your pinterest page and it looks awesome!

  39. gail Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    dill pickles

  40. gail Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    liked you on fb

  41. Judi Zock Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Apple Butter homemade and jarred.

  42. jonquil Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce!

  43. Melissa Willard Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Love to can.. the book looks really helpful.
    PS I also liked on FB, Followed on Twitter, and followed on Pinterest too!

  44. Deb L Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    liked on Facebook

  45. Krista Brockwood Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    TONS of applesauce (one of the few fruits I can get my son to eat!).

  46. Judi Zock Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Yum!

  47. jonquil Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I liked you on FB.

  48. Deb L Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    pear cardamom butter for Christmas gifts!

  49. Pam Robbins Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce!!

  50. Pam Robbins Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook

  51. Pam Robbins Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Following on Pinterest!

  52. Dawn Pritchard Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I love to pickle my hot peppers in fall.

  53. jonquil Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on Pinterest (under Jonquil Alexia).

  54. Ada Mangoes Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    also following on twitter – AdaMangoes

  55. Kristina Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    apples and pears are my favorites to can in fall…. but i am also finishing up with all the tomatoes 🙂

  56. Dawn Pritchard Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    following on pintrest

  57. Dawn Pritchard Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Liked on FB

  58. Kristina Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    liked facebook page

  59. Rachel (BuffaloRach) Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to try out a charoset-inspired apple preserve this fall!

  60. Diana Langston Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I like to make winter berry jelly…it’s has a secret ingredient besides a few different kinds of berries.

  61. Diana Langston Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    following on Pinterest

  62. Diana Langston Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Liked in facebook

  63. Terri Sharitz Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Peach preserves

  64. Rachel (BuffaloRach) Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Pinterest!

  65. Krista Brockwood Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Added on Facebook

  66. Rachel (BuffaloRach) Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    And Twitter

  67. Angie Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    My favorite recipe, hands down, to can this time of year is fall raspberry jam. It’s such a simple, straightforward recipe but it is SO very good. I love eating it in the depths of winter- it has such a bright taste that always seems to reminds me of the end of summer. : )

  68. Krista Brockwood Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    added on twitter

  69. Angie Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Liked you on Facebook! : )

  70. Rachel (BuffaloRach) Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Liked on FB

  71. Krista Brockwood Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Following on Pinterest. 🙂 And avoiding doing work!

  72. Michele Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    I love the fall for leasurely canning my jams and preserves. Plum, Pear, and Apple Autumn Jam is one of our favorites!

  73. Angie Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    And, following you now on Pinterest! : )

  74. Michele Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    liked on facebook!

  75. Janna Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing is applesauce! So yummy

  76. Georgann Ganas Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I really liked making apple butter and apple sauce. I know tomatoes aren’t really ‘fall’, but I loved making sauce this season (I’m a newbie). And I made a peach barbecue sauce that turned out fabulous.

  77. Janna Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can is applesauce so yummy!

  78. Janna Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Liked on facebook!!

  79. Ann Moore Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Beans! We just finished pressure canning 34 jars of black, kidney and navy beans!

  80. Jeff L. Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Pretty new to canning. But peach preserves or hot peppers.

  81. Jeff L. Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook.

  82. Robert B Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Anything with apples! I love them…

  83. Jeff L. Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Twitter.

  84. Ouida Lampert Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Tomatoes! And tomato products.

  85. Jenifer Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Salsa!! Will never eat the store-bought stuff again! 🙂

  86. Jamie B, Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the fall is apple butter.

  87. Ouida Lampert Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I liked your page on Facebook (and I am in Lancaster, so I intend to FIND you!).

    • Fillmore Container Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

      Hope to see you soon!

  88. Jenifer Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I liked you on Facebook

  89. Jenifer Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on Pinterest

  90. Debby-Lee Ellis Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to canning so am keen to get a heap of carrots and beets into jars. Just need to get the garden as excited as I am.

  91. Debby-Lee Ellis Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Liked on facebook 😀

  92. Stephanie Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I have canned many, many quarts of applesauce and strawberry applesauce for my kids this fall. I am going to can come apple pie filling next weekend. I would LOVE a copy of this book – I have made the tomato jam she talks about and it’s sweet and spicy and probably the best thing I’ve ever canned!!

  93. Debby-Lee Ellis Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Pinterest.

  94. Janet M Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I “liked” you on Facebook.

  95. Janet M Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I hope to make some honey pear jam and maybe try something using apples. I’d love to have this cookbook and the trivet! thanks for the chance to win.

  96. Brooke Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in fall/winter are jams with interesting flavor combinations. I love having them available for gift giving.

  97. Brooke Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Liked you on Facebook!

  98. karen Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    I like to can applesauce in the fall.

  99. tbeth11 Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    New-to-me faves are Tomato Jam and Fig Jam.

  100. Patsy Woodall Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Spicy Dilly Beans for sure and Cinnamon Pickles.

  101. Patsy Woodall Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    liked on Facebook.

  102. Angela M. Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in winter is cranberry-orange relish…we always have it fresh at Thanksgiving at my in-laws’, but it’s such a great flavor I crave it throughout the year, so I take advantage of seasonal cranberry sales and make a batch. 🙂

  103. Jennifer Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    I have yet to learn to can. I need a class. I am DYING to learn! Perhaps if I win these jars I can finally have a place to start….

  104. Jennifer Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    “Liked” on Facebook

  105. Jennifer Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    “Followed” on Pinterest

  106. Talyn Klemmetsson Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Yummy pumpkin butter is a tasty item to make. And I ‘liked’ your face book page. ;o)

  107. Shannon Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    I am new to canning, but recently discovered how easy it is to make homemade applesauce–and how good it tastes! I plan on canning a lot of applesauce in the next month.

  108. Shannon Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I liked Filmore Container on Facebook.

  109. Shannon Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I followed Filmore Container on Twitter.

  110. Shannon Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    I also followed Filmore Container on Pinterest.

  111. Chrissy Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I like doing applesauce. I know its not really fancy, but I love leavin it chunky and thats hard to find in most stores. Plus everyone likes applesauce so its something everyone looks forward to getting. Cant beat that!

  112. elizabeth Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I love to can Pears and Apricots in as many ways possible. I would also like to put up some herbs for the winter.

  113. Kathy Grahek Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Liked on facebook.
    Favorite fall canning…’End of the Garden Pickles’ and ‘Apple Butter’!

  114. Diane Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    I saved all the cores and peels from apples and pears this fall (dehydrated, jam, frozen pies, etc.). Planning to cook them and use the juice for jelly. It’s an experiment that I read about on line, but I like the idea of using what would otherwise go to waste. I bag my apples on the tree to keep out worms so no pesticides to worry about!

  115. Shari W Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I love canning applesauce and apple pie filling in the fall. Am going to try apple butter this year for the first time.

    I followed on facebook and Pinterest as well. Thank you!

  116. Diane Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Happy to like you on Facebook!

  117. Laura Moore Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    I can jams and jellies all year round

  118. Claire Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce in the fall and orange marmalade in the winter.

  119. Claire Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and I followed Fillmore Container on Pinterest!

  120. Sue P Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be making some pumpkin butter for Christmas give-aways.

  121. Sue P Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Following you on Pinterest.

  122. Mary Beth Hunt Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Strawberry Rhubarb jam…..We pick the strawberries in the spring and freeze them for jam making all summer.

  123. Katrin Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Apple sauce. There are so many different ways to make it and we love eating it all winter!

  124. Nichole Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorite items to can in the fall is apple pie filling…I’ve found it so usefull to have on hand !

  125. Erin Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    I make a curry apple butter that has won me some friends!

  126. jen Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    i’m a fan of apple butter.

  127. kim S. Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the fall is Marisa’s Pear Cinnamon Jam. It is delicious and pretty much puts all the flavors of autumn into a jar.

  128. Alison Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    I like to make peach jam with peaches I froze in the summer, when it’s too hot to can! (I don’t have air conditioning.)

  129. SusanK Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    following on pinterest

  130. SusanK Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I like to make and can applesauce. It’s worlds apart from the stuff you can buy.

  131. SusanK Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    liked on facebook

  132. bren Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I love this book and am sad I have to return it to the library this week.
    In the winter is when I can finally get around to making some jams from berries I froze during the summer.

  133. bren Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook.

  134. bren Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Pinterest.

  135. PaulaVA Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    pumpkin butter,apple butter abd muscadine grape jelly

  136. PaulaVA Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    liked on facebook

  137. PaulaVA Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    following on pinterest

  138. Oraxia Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Huckleberry jam was the best thing last year, although in terms of being ‘autumnal,’ maybe the apple-cranberry jelly I tried making last year 🙂

  139. Elaine Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Blackberry jam and pesto!

  140. Meryl Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Pomegranate jelly! I always make a batch in December.

  141. Kristin Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been making Pepper Jelly. Its soo lovely with cheese and the chilies are fantastic now!

  142. Elaine Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    liked on Facebook!

  143. Kristin Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Liked Facebook!

  144. amanda Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Pear and apple chutney!!

  145. Elaine Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Twitter!

  146. Elaine Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Followed on Pinterest!

  147. Jessica Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    I love to can quartered pears in a simple syrup. It’s as if I’m storing a little bit of changing leaves, cool weather, and new school supplies in each jar.

  148. Lily Chiu Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Pickled carrots and daikon radish coins from Marisa’s book is my fave thing to pickle and can!

  149. Jessica Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Following on Pinterest.

  150. Amanda Leigh Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can is apple butter – but I want to try quince this winter too!

  151. Amanda Leigh Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    “Liked” on Facebook!

  152. Amanda Leigh Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Following on Twitter!

  153. Peggy Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    pumpkin butter, apple cider jelly, and gingered pear rhubarb jam. The combine the smells of fall and canning up small batches helps to warm up a chilly house on those mornings when I just am not willing to turn on the heat for the season just quite yet!

  154. ChristyMN Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Hot Peppers!

  155. Lynn Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Right now my favorite thing to can is the small, juicy and very tasty pears from the tree of an extended family member here in ND. Who knew such a treat grew so close by?!

  156. Ruth Hulthen Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Since my garden is winding down and I have more time, this fall I am canning chicken and beef cubes. Sure smells good in the house when I’m doing this!

  157. Caitlin Thompson Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I love to can anything with apples and my husband will eat every jar of applesauce that he can get his hands on.

  158. Melanie Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the Fall is Cinnamon-Apple-Plum Sauce!

  159. Melanie Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Liked on Facebook!

  160. Melanie Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Following on Pinterest!

  161. Denise Terry Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    I love to can anything with apples. Sauce, butter, pie filling….it’s all wonderful!

  162. Heidi G. Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to win Marisa’s book. I have been using her recipes with great success this year. My favorite thing to can in Fall is apples. I make apple sauce, apple butter, and crab apple jelly for the holidays.

  163. Heidi G. Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

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  167. Gayle Erwin Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Oh, now it totally the time for spiced apple sauce!!!

  168. Sarah Williams Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    I love jams and jellies, all things tomato, want to try boiled cider this year!

  169. Heidi G. Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I am following on Pinterest. Great images on your boards. Thanks!

  170. Sarah Williams Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

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  171. Jennifer Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I am relatively new to canning, so the only fall preserve I have done is green tomato chutney with all the tomatoes that get hit with the first frost of the season.

  172. Jennifer Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

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  173. Susan Ritter Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Lisa I want to win:)

  174. Heather Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I love to can apple pie filling in the fall 🙂

  175. Heather Posted September 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

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  178. Nicole Strauss Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to canning but can’t wait to try applesauce with different types of apples this fall!

  179. Anne Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    This is my first year of canning, so I don’t have any Fall favorites yet, however, I will be making lemon and lime curd along with more jams for Christmas gifts.

  180. e Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    I just made a batch of Marisa’s Pear Vanilla jam ~ delicious! I also love to make applesauce this time of year. I’m looking forward to trying my hand at jelly during the winter; since it’ll be made with juice, I have the main ingredients already frozen and waiting.
    Love the name of your company: Fill More! Fill More Jars!
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  181. Courtney Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Hands down it’s carrot apple butter with cardamom!

  182. Courtney Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:27 am | Permalink

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  185. Audrey Genova Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Caramel Sauce and Hot Fudge Sauce…ice cream toppings!!!

  186. Mary Beth Hunt Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

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  187. Sarah R. Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    So far, the only thing I’ve canned is applesauce, so that’ll have to be my favorite!

  188. Sarah R. Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

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  189. Drea Saunders Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the fall are apples. My grandmother taught me a spiced apple preserve that reminds me of all the visits we had with her.

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  192. Vimala Shargel Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    Dry farmed tomato spicy ketchup

  193. Dianne Moore Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I can more than 200 pounds of tomatoes, which we eat at least once a week as sauce for pizza or pasta, or as an ingredient for a soup or stew. It always feels like we’re getting a healthy dose of vitamin C with each meal!

    Dianne

  194. Vimala Shargel Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

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  195. Chris C Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I live in California, so I’ll admit that my fall canning looks an awful lot like my summer canning. Our markets are still full of strawberries, peaches, plums, etc. (The rest of the country can now commence throwing things at me 🙂 That said, my favorite fall canning is tons and tons of tomato products. We go through Marissa’s Tomato Jam like crazy around here, and I also do a variety of salsas and plain old canned tomatoes for winter sauces and soups. Thanks for the excellent giveaway!

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  199. Andy Tanner Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    In the winter there is such an abundance of apples and so many different varieties, I like to make applesauce with the different apples or a combination of varieties and see what the subtle differences in flavor are.

  200. Doreen Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    my favorite things to can in the fall would have to be pear cardamom jam and cowboy candy

  201. Melanie Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:30 am | Permalink

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  203. Melanie Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I am new to canning this year and have only made pickles and about 30 pints of tomato sauce. However, I am looking forward to trying out applesauce and making jams before winter sets in.

  204. Doreen Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:39 am | Permalink

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  206. Aven Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    My last canning of the year is sweet chili sauce. This year I might also try to store apples in the root cellar and make apple preserves later, when the garden is all tucked away for winter.

  207. rachel Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Quice (membrillo) butter and pear chutney!

  208. Lainey B. Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    My favorite is making & canning enough applesauce to last until next September from the apples from our tree!

  209. rachel Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:34 am | Permalink

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  210. Jessica Raav Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    Fall means canning applesauce! And we cannot wait for it to begin

  211. Jessica Raav Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:08 am | Permalink

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  212. Paula Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Applesauce and apple butter

  213. Julie Hallowell Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:46 am | Permalink

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  214. Elissa Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    The pear vanilla jam sounds wonderful! I’ll have to try making it next

  215. Julie Hallowell Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    hmm favorite? fall in Florida is different than up north–so I would stick with my watermelon rind pickles for Florida fall favorite. thanks

  216. Barb Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in fall/winter is anything with grapes or apples. I like apple pie filling jam and honey-lemon apple jam, and apple butter.

  217. Mary Beth Hunt Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:40 am | Permalink

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  218. Jamie Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    Pears!! and pumpkin butter and cranberry jam and ….!!!

  219. Jessica Jones Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    I’m just getting started in canning – but I love making strawberry-rhubarb jam with my grandmother during the late summer. We give it away during the holidays.

  220. Ally Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    I love canning applesauce. It’s easy, cheaper than buying, and great to whip out just when winter’s getting tedious.

  221. Amy J Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    I am new to canning, but next year planning to make my first attempts! I would love to can garlic dill pickles, and the grape jelly my grandma used to make…if I can track down her recipe!

  222. MaryB Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Tomatoes and pickles are my favorite.

  223. MaryB Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:41 am | Permalink

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  224. Cortni Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Cranberry-pear jam or simple apple butter, can’t decide!

  225. MaryB Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:43 am | Permalink

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  226. Jess Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    Apple butter!

  227. Rebecca Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    Apple Cranberry Jam, from the Food In Jars blog, of course!

  228. Mindy Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    My favorite fall/winter canning projects are pear butter and kumquat marmalade.

  229. Mindy Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:30 am | Permalink

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  230. Barbara Posted September 25, 2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Applesauce

  231. Amanda S. Posted September 25, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I like to get out before the first frost and cut back all of my herbs to use in jellies. These come in handy over the winter when I cook pork roasts and chicken.

  232. Michele Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Everyone makes apple butter but that’s because it’s so very good. That said, I’d like to try some of Marisa’s more creative combinations.

  233. Michele Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

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  234. Cameocreation Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I’m waiting for the blood oranges in January for marmalade. mmm on a home made biscuit.

  235. Tammy B. Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    One of my winter favorites to make/can is grapefruit-cranberry jam.

  236. Allie Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Favorite fall recipe is apple-pear chutney.

  237. Allie Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:18 am | Permalink

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  238. Patricia Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Crabapple jelly and green tomato mincemeat.

  239. Patricia Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink

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  242. Stacy Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Apple butter!

  243. Jennifer L. Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I like canning jams from frozen fruit that I was too busy to take care of during the summer!

  244. Robin M. Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the fall is Pear Honey…mmmm!

  245. Jenni Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    I love canning anything along with cranberries! The tartness is such a nice change and always makes me think of the holidays.

  246. Leah DeLuzio Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    We just started canning a few months ago but am happy to say we now have a cabinet of sauces, salsas, veggies, and more. For Fall, we hope to can more jams, jellies, salsas, veggies, meats, etc.

    Thanks for the chance!

  247. Leah DeLuzio Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:59 am | Permalink

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  248. Leah DeLuzio Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:59 am | Permalink

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  249. Leah DeLuzio Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

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  250. Sharon Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    My crockpot apple butter is my favorite this time of year.

  251. Sharon Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

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  254. Michelle Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing(s) to can in fall is apple butter and applesauce. There’s nothing like going to the apple orchard and picking all of those apples, and bringing them home to can them!

  255. Susan Corcoran Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    I love to can pumpkin butter in the fall.

  256. Susan Corcoran Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

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  259. Susan E Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    What an awesome giveway! I am a new fan and look forward to using the jars, trivet, & Marisa’s book if I win. I’m going to meet her at my first class in October and it would be great to have those goodies to make jam to put in my new jars.:-)

  260. Amy L Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Florida, so now that it’s cooled down I can put up my favorite tomato recipes – pasta sauce, salsa, tomato jam. Also, apple butter!

  261. Joanna Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter!

  262. Darl Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I love all things apple when fall rolls around, but I must admit I am going to try out some of Marisa’s fall ideas.

  263. Emma Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    I love putting up fruit and tomatoes. I’m just starting to try dilly beans (my partner loves them!).

  264. Casey DelliCarpini Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE Gingered Zucchini Marmalade. It is delicious with cream cheese – it just makes a great flavor combination. I hope to find some zucchinis at the market this weekend so I can make bread & butter pickles and the marmalade, since I somehow didn’t put any up yet this summer!

  265. Casey DelliCarpini Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

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  266. Suzanne Mooney Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    I just saw on someone’s blog, a post about slow cooker dulce de leche sauce using small jars, just like these. This!

  267. Suzanne Mooney Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

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  268. Lynnette Dodge Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Peach melba jam.

  269. Sharon Hladky Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

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  270. Temia Keel Posted September 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    my fav fall canning is green tomato apple pie filling! growing season is short and always have lots of green tomatoes. also green tomato salsa!

  271. Jane Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in winter is Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter – I buy all different sizes/kinds of pumpkins & squashes for outdoor fall decoration – I do not carve them. When frost threatens I bring them in & start baking them in preparation for pumpkin butter. Yum!

  272. Jess Lamson Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    I wait all year to can orchard fruit butter! Its like apple butter only it also has peaches and pears and sometimes a little bit of spice as well! It’s just delicious on toast, perfect for a cool morning!

  273. Jess Lamson Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

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  275. April Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    I haven’t done a lot of canning in the winter, the last thing we usual do is applesauce in October or so. I am tempted to try the vanilla pear jam she mentioned though, that sounds delicious!

  276. Annie B Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m a new canner, so I haven’t done any fall canning yet…but I’d love to get my hands on some apples!

  277. pat martin Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    I love the orange color of the trivet pictured. The thought of boiling it and not having it damaged is impressive. I can jars of chow chow for gifts, so I’ll be ordering a 2nd and 3rd trivet even if I win.

    Pat

    • lisa Posted September 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

      Yes! My mother actually uses hers in her old agate tea kettle when she has just a couple jars of whole fruit or when she’s canning little jars…they get all rocky and don’t fit well in the traditional rack.

  278. Kitty Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Fal is Spicy Pear Jam time. Made from the tail end of the Barlett pear crop.

  279. Kitty Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

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  281. Bethie Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I love to can pear conserve in October, serving it for Thanksgiving and giving it away at Christmas. I am currently canning Marissa’s Pear Vanilla jam, 4 batches so far. It’s Heavenly. I’ve decided to do more in tiny jars so I can give it away this Christmas. I am excited to find your source of jars. Thank you for entering me in your give-a-way!

  282. Emily R Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Tomato jam!!!!

  283. Emily R Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

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  286. BobiW Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    With a surplus of figs from my tree, this time of year it’s all about fig jam… Two types, fig+lemon and fig balsamic jam.

  287. BobiW Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

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  288. Folky Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    As I am starting to think about Christmas gifts, two recipes come to mind: Bacon-Persimmon and Bacon-Cranberry Chutney. These are tasty, luscious, decadent treats that I cobbled together from several different recipes. Every time make it, the chutney comes out different. That’s how we know that it is lovingly homemade.

  289. belmontmedina Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I am all about canning salsas (tomatillo!) and chutney for the fall and winter.

  290. belmontmedina Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

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  292. Rachele Maczuk Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I love to make homemade apple butter in the fall. My father and I use my grandmother’s copper kettle over a fire outside to make the apple butter. It’s an October tradition that we have recently started, and each time I open the jar, I think about the fun we had while making the apple butter.

  293. Rachele Maczuk Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

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  296. Emily Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE fall canning, since the weather is a bit crisper and I feel much more like being in the kitchen around a hot stove than I do in midsummer. I’ve been making apple and pear butter, and this year I also tried making Italian plum jam with star anise (from Marisa’s blog), which is life changing.

  297. michelle in montana Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I love canning and pretty much cannot refuse anything that comes my way!
    My favorite thing to can this time of year might be fruit butters, they are SO luxurious and envelope the house in comfortable aromas!
    Love this blog!

  298. Tom Warnock Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    I would love these 4oz. jars so I could put up my habanero pepper jelly – the small size would be perfect for this jelly, as a little goes a long ways!!!

  299. Leslie Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    My favorite food to can in the fall is apple butter. My kids love it so much, I can’t make it fast enough before they are digging into it!

  300. Leslie Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

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  303. Sarah Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Beet Relish!

  304. Suz B Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    I love canning pear jam, spiced cranberry jam, and marmalades in the fall and winter.

  305. Robin Covington Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Those would be perfect for my red pepper jelly. Liked of FB.

  306. Patricia Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t canned in fall/winter but would love to try

  307. keapdx Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Seville oranges burst into to winter — marmalade!

  308. Susan Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce is my fave fall canning activity.

  309. Ronda RS Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I have never canned anything after tomato season, that’s why I NEED this book! 🙂

  310. Ronda RS Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

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  313. Jo B Posted September 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    We just went to the orchards yesterday for apples, & I plan to find a yummy new canning recipe to try. In the past I have done spiced apple rings & brandied apple rings, which are delicious!

  314. Jo B Posted September 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

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  315. lola Posted September 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    my favorite things to can in fall are chilli and beef stew

  316. Lori Posted September 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I love to make apple butter, but I make such a small amount that I just keep it in the fridge until it’s gone!

  317. lola Posted September 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

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  318. Thriftyredhead Posted September 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can is tomatoes. For the small jars I love to can jam for gifts.

  319. Judy Trimpe Posted September 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

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  321. Judy Trimpe Posted September 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I love canning jams to enjoy when they aren’t in season.

  322. jodi Posted September 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    my absolute favorite thing to can in the fall is figs! might give marmalade a try this winter…

  323. sharron orcutt Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    wow! what a list of comments! i already have this book and delight in canning my way through each page. this year got into all the OTHER butters and am going to try pumpkin butter this year. the book would give my gift giving list a break and the trivet sounds great too. i never get picked for these giveaways, but i keep trying. now to go check out those sweet little 4oz jars

  324. KWu Posted September 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    I’ve only just started canning this year so not sure if I have a favorite item yet, other than just in general being able to save things when they’re at their peak of the season!

  325. Renee Blair Posted September 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I love making jalapeno jelly.

  326. Renee Blair Posted September 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

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  327. Renee Blair Posted September 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

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  328. MarieH Posted September 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    I love to can marmalades and I have a salsa recipe that can use canned tomatoes, which is a great option when needed in midwinter. Plus I love doing syrups, like Praline Sauce as gifts.

  329. Brenda Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    apple butter!

  330. Barb Miriovsky Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter is my favorite for fall.

  331. Pamela Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    pear butter!

  332. Daphne Posted September 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Probably my favorite in the fall is applesauce.

  333. Karen Souza Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    We do applesauce, and piccalilly, if we have enough green tomatos at the end of the year.Glad you are on Pinterest!

  334. Mary Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    going to try green tomato pickles

  335. Juli J Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Not easy to pick out a favorite, but think it might be sweet & hot red pepper jam. And Marisa’s sweet & sour pickled red onions!

  336. Carly Posted September 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I love watching red plums turn into jam: their beautiful bright skins turn the jam burgundy, and the sweet-tart combination is divine throughout the fall and winter.

  337. lindsay letterman Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    Apple butter is my hands-down favorite thing to can in the fall. So yummy and it makes my house smell like fall while it’s cooking.

  338. lindsay letterman Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:27 am | Permalink

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  339. Jess Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    I love canning spiced citrus marmalade (fresh from the grove outside my house) in the fall.

    I would also like to make a chai-spiced vanilla pear preserve. Mmmm.

  340. Jess Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

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  342. Rachel Tayse Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait for citrus season to replenish my stock of marmalade!

  343. Rachel Tayse Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:50 am | Permalink

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  344. Mary Posted September 26, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I like to use all my tomatoes to make tomato jam.

  345. Beth Cover Posted September 26, 2012 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    I love to can Tropical Pear Jam this time of year….saw pears for 39c this week…better get busy! =) love your givaway!!!

  346. Beth Cover Posted September 26, 2012 at 6:37 am | Permalink

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  349. Beth Stoneking Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    My favorite fall thing to can is pears, so beautiful in the jars!

  350. Beth Stoneking Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

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  351. Beth Stoneking Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Folloewed on Pinterest too!

  352. Denise Wood Posted September 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Right now I am heavily into green tomato jam and pear-vanilla butter. But over the winter I will be using the great citrus fruits that will come into our stores (no citrus trees here in the midwest!) for some great marmalades. Right now I am up to 18 different kinds of jam for 2012, so you know what is on my Christmas giving list! Oh, and maybe some cordials. Thank you for sharing. The book and trivet will find a loving home here.

  353. Sarah Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    My favorite fall/winter thing to can is apple or pear chutney. It goes so wonderfully with cheese and meats! Also, anything with quince.

  354. Sarah Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

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  357. Emily Posted September 26, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    In the fall, I love canning applesauce for the year — it feels like such a victory when something lasts (i.e. enough on our shelves) until the following harvest! Of course, come winter, I take the raspberries that we’ve gathered out of the freezer and turn it into jam — at a time of year that is plenty cool and quiet for canning…

  358. Victoria F. Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Love the minimalist look of your jars. Those quarter pints are awesome! Followed on Pinterest and FB and left a nice comment on Twitter too! Love Marissa & her blog, going over there to see if I can win the jars there too! My favorite things to put in jars in tomato sauce base (pureed tomatoes with fresh garlic and basil) and apricot jam, but I have seemn so many recipes and uses for apple pie filling lately I HAVE to give it a try!

  359. Victoria F. Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Liked on FB!

  360. Victoria F. Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

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  361. Victoria F. Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

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  362. Katie Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Anything with apples!

  363. Katie Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

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  364. Leslie Posted September 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    I will be making apple butter from the apple tree in our backyard.

  365. Leslie Posted September 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

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  366. Leslie Posted September 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

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  368. Judy Jackman Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I am going to can several types of applesauce and be a Happy Canner!

  369. Judy Jackman Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

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  370. Judy Jackman Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

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  371. Mandy Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I love to make apple butter in the fall, it just makes the house smell so good while in the making!

  372. Mandy Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

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  373. Mandy Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

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  374. Mandy Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

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  375. Sandy Posted September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is Carmalized Pear Butter from an older Blue Ball Canning Book. Tastes just like my grandmother used to make.

  376. Nancy Posted September 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Canning produce that we grew from seeds gives me great pleasure. My favorites are jams, fruits and an assortment of pickles. Things I can do in small quantities in small jars.

  377. Nancy S. Posted September 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    I ‘ve canned apple butter in the fall but nothing ever in the winter.

  378. christine jones Posted September 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    my favorite jars are 4oz , i love to use them making gift baskets with salsa, apple butter, ( i want to try spiced pear butter next) marmalade and my favorite thing to put in them is chicken stock made from chicken feet and veggies 🙂 and then i pressure can ea of those of course…..and they are great for making small amts of spiced butter……..for fun i keep in fridge 🙂 if i won i would use for apple butter 🙂

  379. Mer Francis Posted September 27, 2012 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Two words: apple butter.

  380. Suz McLean Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    Working on all kinds of marmalades – perfect in precious little jars!

  381. Bev Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can is soup…just the perfect and easy meal!

  382. Kaely Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    I am super new to canning but I am proud of my freshly-canned tomatoes that I did last week, and since it’s almost fall I guess that’s my favorite thing so far!

  383. Kaely Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    I also liked the facebook page

  384. Kaely Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    And I followed you on pinterest!

  385. Dana Jespersen Posted September 27, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Looking for cool things with apples and green tomatoes.

  386. Nerissa Posted September 27, 2012 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    I love to can applesauce and apple butter.

  387. Stephanie Posted September 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the fall is cran-apple jam!

  388. Stephanie Posted September 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I am a fan of your facebook page via Stephanie Thurow

  389. Stephanie Posted September 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on pinterest via Stephanie Thurow

  390. Stephanie Posted September 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    And I follow you on Twitter … @StephLovesToCan

  391. Sarah Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can during the fall months is cranberry sauce. Something about opening a jar of something you made on Thanksgiving and Christmas just brings out the blessings of a family gathering.

    • Sarah Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

      I have also become a fan on Facebook

      • Sarah Posted September 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

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  392. Jennifer Posted September 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    End of the season salsa!

  393. Sunny Posted September 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Plum and cointreau jam!

  394. Caroleigh Posted September 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    My favorite? I have to choose? Then it must be apple chutney, because it’s so good with on a cheese board or in a sandwich. I always seem to run out, no matter how much gets put away.

  395. chris Posted September 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I am also new to canning this year. Have a crab apple tree in my front yard. Have already tried one batch. Not quite right and will give it another go to see if I can improve. Love the jars

  396. Kiki Posted September 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to canning, but am excited about canning apple sauce, apple butter, and tomatoes!

  397. Kiki Posted September 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

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  399. Kiki Posted September 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    And followed all your boards on Pinterest!

  400. Jenn Posted September 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to canning; this book looks fantastic!!!
    just made my 1st batch of pickles! I’ve got a boat load of green tomatoes from my garden and hoping to find something exciting/creative to make with them 🙂

  401. Jenn Posted September 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Liked on FB 🙂

  402. Andrea Posted September 28, 2012 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    I love fruit pickles. This week, I canned a Balsamic Fig pickle. Holy moly is it good! I can’t wait to make (and eat!) more.

  403. Amy Zimmer Posted September 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    I love putting up yellow raspberry jam and zucchini pickles. I get really tired of putting up apple sauce, but I do it anyway, when it comes time for Latkas, there is nothing like homemade applesauce!

  404. kathleen Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    Plum Fig Chutney! Yum.

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  405. Margi Posted September 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the fall is a sugar free blueberry pear jam. I am trying to watch my intake of sugar but I hate to give up a topping for my toast, so this is perfect. I found this recipe years ago before sugar free was cool and a friend gave me a bushel of pears from her tree. It reminds me of friendship.

  406. Maria Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Pear Vanilla Jam and apple butter

  407. Mari Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I am new to canning but I have already found an apple butter recipe I am hoping to make this coming week after I hit the farmers market on sunday.

  408. Ann Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Love to can. Just finished doing some grape jelly. Will be doing apple pie filling soon.

  409. Pamela G Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    This is my first year canning, but I would like to make pumpkin butter! Yummm!

  410. Pamela G Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

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  411. Pamela G Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

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  412. Jessi Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    My CSA gives me a lot of carrots in the fall, so I plan to make canned pickled carrots. Pumpkin butter is second on the list.

  413. Jennifer McGovern Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Oh my! I love to can in the fall and winter. I love making pickled beets and crabapple jelly. When the snow starts flying, I pull out all the berries I froze during the summer when I was too busy to can, and make all kinds of things!
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  414. Angie Frick Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    I just learned to can this year from my wonderful mom! As a new “canner” I would love to try to can some apple pie in a jar, apple jam, or pear jam for fall.

  415. Angie Frick Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I have “Liked” you on Facebook!

  416. Angie Frick Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I am also “Following” you on Pinterest!

  417. Kathy Manelis Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I would use them to make gifts of mustard and pear ginger jam for the holidays. They are so versatile!

  418. Shirley Casciola Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    I love to bake and sew in the fall and winter months!

  419. Karen Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Liked your FB page 🙂

  420. Marie Christopher Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I am getting back to canning…helped my mom and granny when I was small…but got away from it myself until now. Getting back to my childhood roots, I guess. And for self-preservation….
    I am now following you all on FB and Pinterest. Looking forward to it all.
    thanks.

  421. Robin Joss Posted September 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I love apple butter this time of year!

  422. Paula McFarland Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

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  424. Alissa Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Corn Cob Jelly

  425. Paula McFarland Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can this winter is going to be sweet potatoes and winter squash. My husband and I have developed a taste for all things mashed, and pressure canning them will make it so easy to mash and serve. Then, I’ll be doing apple pie filling, and finally I’ll be making wild grape jelly from juice that I froze this summer.

  426. Alissa Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

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  427. Krissy Posted September 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

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  428. Krissy Posted September 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    i am new to canning, but i am making some sour cherry syrup (makes a mean manhattan) and applesauce this year 🙂 also, i can’t wait to try pickling, like, everything.

  429. Krissy Posted September 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

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  430. Krissy Posted September 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

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  431. laura Posted September 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Blackberry vanilla jam!

  432. Sarah H Posted September 28, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to canning, but I want to try making apple and/or pumpkin butter this fall. I’m also following on Pinterest.

  433. Michelle yaniskivis Posted September 29, 2012 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    Pumpkin butter!!! Yum

  434. Ann Posted September 29, 2012 at 4:05 am | Permalink

    This is my first year of canning and my favorite item this fall is turning out to be pear butter.

  435. Cyndi Posted September 29, 2012 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing to can in the fall has got to be pumpkin butter.

  436. Cyndi Posted September 29, 2012 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    I’m now following you on Pinterest

  437. Cyndi Posted September 29, 2012 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    …and I just “liked” your Facebook page!

  438. Jerry Farrell Posted August 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I am a snowbird.
    I do some canning in Florida during the winter. I also can at home in the summer.
    I have won a couple of ribbons at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto for my pickles and green relish.
    Love to read all about canning.
    Started with my children from the backyard garden many years ago