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Blue Book Guide to Preserving by Ball®

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Learn the fine art of freezing, dehydrating, pickling and canning foods with this Ball® "Blue Book Guide to Preserving" that's a must-read for the home gardener or anyone who appreciates the benefits of home food preservation. Whether you want to freeze or pickle a bumper crop of corn from your very own corn patch or are planning to take advantage of the good deals at your local farmer's market, this book will point you in the right direction. Can your own homemade tomato or pasta sauces, green beans and sauerkraut, or turn gallons of strawberries or blackberries into a shelf filled with homemade jam with this quintessential guide to preserving food from the most-trusted name in home canning — Ball. This book has 125 pages that are chock-full of tips and techniques that you can put to use in storing the goodness of the harvest to last all winter long. Inside its pages is the information you need to equip your kitchen for the home canning process, along with step-by-step instructions for each type of food preservation method to increase your chance of success. A must for novice and seasoned cooks alike, this guide is easy to reference and simple to read.

Features:

  • Definitive guide to economical home preservation methods and techniques
  • 125 pages of tips and instructions for the home canning enthusiast
  • Includes recipes for common preservation methods
  • Compiled by Ball, the most trusted name in home canning
  • Edition/Year: 2011
  • MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS

  • Excellent resource

    This book is all you need to learn how to can, dry, or freeze food. Not only does it give the usual recipes for jams and jellies, but also vegetables, pickles, meats, and more. It is a good resource for the experienced as well as the novice. Everything you would need to know is included in this book.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Anniversary Book

    I have a ball Book, but the anniversary book is well worth buying. It has updated canning recipes and baking recipes that are wonderful.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Ball Blue Book

    It is good just wish it was bigger

    I recommend this product.
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  • Customer Reviews for Blue Book Guide to Preserving by Ball®

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 239 ratings

    97% of reviewers recommend this product

    97% say this is a "good value"

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  • The Must Have Book for Canning & Preserving!

    Before this book, i was very nervous about canning and preserving, now after reading this book, I am much more confident and ready to start many adventures in Canning and preserving, for our future use. I highly recommend this Book to anyone who is either thinking about canning, or already are canning, there is so much useful information in here that will benefit everyone!

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 12, 2013
    • By: melanie
    • From: WV
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • WONDERFUL CANNING BOOK

    I have one of these and love it. Purchased one for my daughter, for Christmas and I am sure she will love it also. Easy to follow instructions and good recipes

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 28, 2012
    • By: Kelli
    • From: ID
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Good guide for beginners

    Helped me gain confidence since I had never canned before.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 21, 2012
    • By: Deanna
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Blue Book Guide to Preserving

    Great book for beignners....or people with little experience.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 16, 2012
    • By: Pamela
    • From: OH
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • We have always trusted Ball Products.

    This is the bible of home preservation for both freezing and canning preservation. My current book is over 50 years old and this is the perfect update.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 14, 2012
    • By: Michael
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Blue Book

    Having ordered the Jelly and Jam maker, this came with it as a bonus. Great recipes and tips and I just ordered a second one to go with the second Jelly & Jam maker. So glad I found your online store. Am ordering more products. Thanks again for such prompt service. C. Inwood

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 14, 2012
    • By: Connie
    • From: NV
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Blue Book Guide

    This blue book is great and so easy to use. Easy step by step and pictures. I have used this book for years by getting it replaced every few years. This particular book is my newest one.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 14, 2012
    • By: Diane
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • I buy this every year.

    I love this simple, go to manual. It gives me quick access to all the basics. I only wish it took canning to the gourmet level or maybe a gourmet edition.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 11, 2012
    • By: Carol
    • From: UT
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • This was a replacement for the Jelly jars

    The book is fine but it is for canning and I purchased a Jelly maker. The bonus was a set of 12 jelly jars, and I do not think this was an appropriate replacement.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 11, 2012
    • By: Rebecca
    • From: NJ
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Wide Range of Recipes

    I love my Ball Blue Book. It has so many recipes that it is hard to decide which one to make first.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 11, 2012
    • By: Mary
    • From: MI
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Blue Book Guide to Preserving

    I just received the Blue Book. I was surprized how fast it arrived. I am excited by the recipes. They sound delicious and the directions are easy to follow. Can't wait to try the first one!

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 26, 2012
    • By: Steven
    • From: SC
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • This book is very helpful.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 16, 2012
    • By: Julie
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Finally an updated book

    My Ball preserving book is several years old, so I was hoping for a newer version. My daughter and daughters in law do canning and often have questions. Thismupdated book will make a great Stocking stuffer!

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 15, 2012
    • By: Carla
    • From: OH
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • The recipes in the book look wonderful I can hardly wait to try them

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 2, 2012
    • By: M
    • From: NV
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Nice, clear, and attractive!

    My old book got termite eaten in Bolivia, S. A. so I needed to get a new copy. This one is very nice. I appreciate the recipes. Thanks.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 1, 2012
    • By: RUTH
    • From: MI
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Jam etc

    I love making jam for sandwiches, yogurt and porridge. I use maple syrup instead of sugar for the taste. A glass of home made anything makes a terrific gift. Now that I have this book, I will look into vegetable pickling and preserving. I love to entertain with scratch-cooking.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 26, 2012
    • By: Karin
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Best Little Canning Book Ever

    My mom gave me her canning book from the 1950's. After 35 years of using, it was in shreds. I replaced it with the current Ball Blue Book and found it was even more resourceful than the old one. A must for ever canner!

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 23, 2012
    • By: Charlene
    • From: WI
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Always handy to have around

    This is an extra copy of the canning book, so that I can share with a friend or child when the opportunity arrives.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 17, 2012
    • By: Brian
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • I have not been able to use this book as yet--sorry

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 9, 2012
    • By: Sestilia
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • This guide is exactly what I need to be sure I follow proper up-to-date food safety standards.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 4, 2012
    • By: Joel
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Very Often
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