Win-It-Wednesday: Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit

If you ever thought about canning, but thought it was too hard or complicated you need to hear about the Home Canning Discovery Kit from Jarden Home Brands, the makers of Ball Canning Jars.

Once a couple of years ago, I tried canning. But it was difficult to know where to start, what recipes to try and how to navigate the jars full of veggies and fruits in and out of the boiling water without burning myself, breaking the jars or making a mess.

That is why I am so excited that Jarden Home Brands sent to me their new Home Canning Discovery Kit along with a cookbook packed with tons of fabulous canning recipes (Caribbean Peach Chutney, Zesty Zucchini Relish or Sweet Apple Cider Butter anyone?) .

The folks over at Jarden Home Brands are the experts when it comes to canning and preserving. I love the way they make things so simple and basic. There’s no getting overwhelmed! The have a super website that has everything you need to know about canning fruits and veggies. The website goes over it all…  from getting started with canning, recipes, figuring out how much pectin (a naturally occurring carb found in fruits and veggies that aids in the gelling of your jellies and jams) you’ll need, and more.

The Home Canning Discovery Kit includes three (3) jars for fresh preserving with the lids and bands, a Beginners Guide Book to Canning and Recipe Booklet and the super-duper patent pending canning rack with lifter. The kit makes canning super easy and effortless.

I LOVE the canning rack and lifter. It makes lifting the cans in and out of the boiling water stress-free. Plus, it is small enough to store compactly and neatly… so there is no cumbersome contraption that I have to find cabinet space for. (And if you’re like me… my cabinet space is precious space!)

This past weekend I had an overflow of cucumbers in my garden, so I dug out my family’s super easy Classical Pickle Recipe and made several jars of Dill Pickles (for the recipe, photos and how-to’s make sure to check out my blog post!) This recipe is a great recipe for beginner canners, since it is simple to prep and assemble.

And… lucky for us… Jarden Home Brands is sponsoring this Win-It-Wednesday on!

A total of two (yes, 2!) members will be randomly selected to win The Home Canning Discovery Kit packed with three canning jars, recipes and how-to’s, along with the nifty Canning Rack with lifter, that I love so much! One (1) winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST, and one (1) more winner will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter two times to win!

How can you win?


Reply to this blog and tell us what you would like to try to can (is it pickles, salsa, relish, jam or jelly?) or what canning recipe on the Jarden Home’s website looks the best to you (Maybe it’s the Apple Jam, Antipasto Relish or Bread & Butter Pickles?)

Good luck, Remember if you think you Can, you CAN! And, as always …

Be Free!

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48 Responses to “Win-It-Wednesday: Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit”

  1. Hillary H Says:

    I would love to try making jellies and jams. So many people can and love it but I never know where to start. 🙁

  2. Kim Cage Says:

    It would have to be pickles and I would love to try the bread and butter recipe!

  3. Linda Williamse Says:

    I want to can applesauce, peach jam and green tomatoe relish. I would love to win this kit. Thanks.

  4. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    I loved to can beets with my mother. She has been canning for years, but I have never done it with her. What a great experience this would be.

  5. Susan Says:

    I would like to make jam, especially raspberry. My Mom always did and it was so good.

  6. Francine Says:

    I love to make jellies but would also like to try pickles!

  7. cindy w. Says:

    I would like to try making the apple jam. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. patricia Says:

    I love to can but have no fancy gadgets like that lifter. That would be so nice and also some different recipes. I would like to can some spaghetti sauce.

  9. Forress Says:

    I remember as a kid we would can with Mother. We did all sorts of fruits and vegetables. I would love to can some fruit for the winter.

  10. Margoka Says:

    I would like to make pickled cucumbers and salsa.

  11. Lisa Says:

    I would love to try the Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing on the website sounds wonderful! I would also like to try canning some kind of mustard. I love trying new and unique recipes!

  12. Cindy Says:

    I would like to can some jams and jellies. I love to make applesauce too.

  13. Margoka Says:

    I would like to make pickled cucumber and salsa.

  14. Christina M. Says:

    This kit looks amazing! I just started canning and so far love making pickles and jam!! Next up are sauces and pie fillings. I’m teaching myself, so I’m reading any and all books on the subject. 🙂

  15. Cindy Says:

    My family loves salsa. I would love to have jars of home canned salsa in the pantry, not only for the convenience, but also for the peace of mind of knowing exactly what ingredients are contained in each jar.

  16. Debi Says:

    I would make dill green beans, jellies and jams, chutneys….oh my so many possibilities!

  17. Sue Says:

    Would love to get started canning tomato sauce.

  18. Jules Says:

    I would love to work up the courage to make some dill pickled carrots and salsa! Thank you!

  19. Danielle Says:

    I would like to learn to make salsa with my mom.

  20. trenelle C Says:

    This is something I’m so interesting in doing and would love to win this.

  21. Margoka Says:

    Fig jam would be nice.

  22. Janet Welna Says:

    I would love to try canning salsa. I have already made jelly, so I would have to try something new!The antipasto relish sounds amazing, too!

  23. Kim Colesworthy Buckel Says:

    Growing up in a family of 10 children my parents canned just about everything we grew in our large garden. In the Fall at the end of the planting season before the first frost we would gather all the green tomatoes and canned many jars of pickled relish we called Chow-Chow. I would to can from a recipe that I attempted and that would be my favorite jam that’s Orange Marmalade. I already have 2 boxes of Mason jars, so I’m all set to go hope I win the contest! Kimmie

  24. Erin Says:

    I would love to can Dilly Beans, strawberry jam, blueberry jam and with this fall weather; Apple Pie filling!

  25. Sharon Says:

    I would love to can pickles. I make freezer jam every summer, strawberry, raspberry, triple berry and peach…would love to can them rather than freeze. This kit looks awesome!

  26. Melanie Buschkoetter Says:

    Would definitely have to try my hand at making homemade tomato sauce. I have canned jelly/jam before but am also interested in the easy jam recipe!

  27. patricia Says:

    I would love to can some spaghetti sauce.

  28. Karen Albino Says:

    My Husband & I can many things each year. Our favorite is hot peppers, hot sauce & pickled garlic

  29. Jassamin Messer Says:

    I wanna to be able to giving out jars to my families in mail in long distance and I would love to do all kinds in jar! Hope I have a luck to have you help me out! Thank for a opportunity comment! Love ya!

  30. Chere Housefield Says:

    I’ve put up some simple jams and preserves but would love to try pickles and relishes.

  31. Susan Says:

    My daughter’s love pickles, so I would like to try canning those.

  32. Dana Matthews Says:

    I would love to can my grandmother’s recipe for Strawberry Fig Preserves! Memories!

  33. Judy K Says:

    I would like to make some peach preserves.

  34. Danielle Says:

    Love to make salasa with my mom

  35. Hillary H Says:

    I Would love to try the lifter. The boiling water bath is very intimidating

  36. Christina Says:

    I’d love to learn to can jams and pickles. This would be fun to do with my daughter.

  37. Ashleigh Swerdfeger Says:

    Wow amazing! I would love to make jam.

  38. Sue Says:

    Would try applesauce or apple butter made with fresh picked apple directly from the orchard.

  39. Kim Cage Says:

    I would love to try canning some pickles, bread and butter to be exact! My grandmother use to make them and
    I would love to try also.

  40. sherry Says:

    I would like to can stewed tomatoes ! I don’t like the taste of store bought ones .

  41. Linda Williams Says:

    I used to love to make and can relishes and preserves. I’d like to start again. Thanks

  42. Forress Says:

    I would like to try canning smoked salmon.

  43. Kim Says:

    I’ve never canned before but have always wanted to. I would like to try canning preserves, jam and different fruit butters.

  44. cindy w. Says:

    I’ve never tried canning pickles so that would be neat.

  45. Heather Tchir Says:

    I love organic fruit n vegetables and would like to preserve them myself so I can control the purity. Top of my list is Apple Butter, blueberry jam and pickled cucumbers and carrots! Yum!

  46. Margoka Says:

    I would like to make pickled peppers and cucumbers.

  47. Mrs Phillips Says:

    A canning rack lifter that won’t rust . I’d like to try the salsas. Homemade taste better

  48. Auburn Says:


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