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Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

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The best home food preservation guide money can buy. Fast Shipping on every order! The Ball Blue Book is an extensive reference on the subjects of Home Canning, Freezing, & Dehydration. From the very basics to advanced techniques this book is sure to please all canners from beginners to the experts. Instructions, How-To's, Recipes, Lists, Charts, & much more. No other canning book compares to the Ball Blue Book, the ultimate guide book for fresh preserving. 200 pages that include over 500 recipes. This is the classic American guide to keeping fresh tasting food on hand. Brand new edition with over 75 new recipes, new easy-to-read recipe format, new tips from the experts, and new meal creation ideas.

This soft back book guides you step by step through the principals of canning while ensuring the quality of food. Includes altitude adjustments and pre-canning planning. Guides you through what canning tools are and how to properly use them. Includes water bath canning, pressure canning, dehydration & re-hydration, vacuum packing & freezing. Covers high and low acidic foods, pickled foods, spreads, meats, fish, fruits & vegetables. Shows step by step guides on canning tomatoes and green beans and more with photos to guide you through the whole process. Includes special diets and problem solving, and solutions to the modern day busy lifestyle. Easy to follow recipes for the beginner and the expert alike. This is a must have for every preserving kitchen.


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Includes hundreds of favorite recepies like

  • Dilly Beans
  • Beef Jerky
  • Grape Jam
  • Spiced Honey
  • Relish
  • Canned Figs
  • Spaghetti Sauce


My mom always had one of these on hand so when I started getting back to my canning roots I decided I would get one too. I have had to go back to this book time and time again for over three years now and don’t know what I would do without it.


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Hi - I have an older version of the Ball Blue Book, however, I am seeking advise on canning apple sauce + 1/2 pt jars + pressure cooker canner…..someone help please!

Posted at 12:56:pm 10/24/14
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Lauren Peery
Ordered and got this in two days! Excellent product and company.
Posted at 11:08:am 05/01/14
Dilly Beans
Customer Service
Yes I found a recipe for Dilly Beans in this cookbook. The ingredients listed is Green Beans, Salt, Vinegar, Water, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic and Dill. You use a water bath caner to process the beans. I hope this is the same one that your grandmother uses.
Customer Service
Posted at 9:54:am 04/23/14
Recipe Question???
Can you tell me if there is a Dilly Bean recipe in this cookbook? My grandmother makes these and has lost her recipe and I'm going broke looking for the correct cookbook.... Thanks
Posted at 9:48:am 04/23/14


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The choice home canning guide for beginners or seasoned professionals.
Manufactured by: Ball
ISBN: 0-9727537-0-2
5.0 based on 3 reviews
Price: $8.99 New In stock

Ball Blue Book Canning Guide