Cookbook giveaway - Naturally Sweet Food in Jars

Naturally Sweet Food in JarsYou could say that Marisa McClellan has a thing for canning. The award-winning blogger and author has written extensively on the subject, and her work has appeared on several sites including The Food Network, Saveur, and Food52. In addition, McClellan has written several acclaimed cookbooks including the recently released Naturally Sweet Food in Jars: 100 Preserves Made with Coconut, Maple, Honey, and More. You can read more about the book in our author interview, and don't forget to check out the World Calendar of Cookbook Events for information on her book tour.

We're delighted to offer five copies of Naturally Sweet to EYB Members in the US only. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What's the best thing you've ever made in a jar?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends April 19, 2016.


  • hillsboroks  on  3/22/2016 at 11:31 PM

    Combination fruit jams such as raspberry peach. Putting two unexpected flavors together is really fun!

  • pandapotamus  on  3/23/2016 at 12:25 AM

    mango jam!

  • kedmiston  on  3/23/2016 at 7:59 AM

    Strawberry jam! It's a summertime favorite.

  • vickster  on  3/23/2016 at 9:05 AM

    Mariposa plum jam. (I have a tree and they are the best plums).

  • ldymlissa  on  3/23/2016 at 2:20 PM

    rhubarb vanilla jam made with earl grey tea

  • rivergait  on  3/23/2016 at 2:34 PM

    mango-peach chutney

  • angelanorr  on  3/23/2016 at 3:38 PM

    Raspberry jam

  • FromScratch  on  3/23/2016 at 5:19 PM

    Nectarine lime cardamom jam! Spices in jam used to seem odd to me, but now I'm a convert.

  • kimtrev  on  3/23/2016 at 5:52 PM

    sweet & spicy pickles

  • sgump  on  3/23/2016 at 10:46 PM

    I love to make pickled (hard-boiled) eggs of all sorts.

  • trudys_person  on  3/24/2016 at 9:08 AM

    Marmalade! I love it!

  • sarahawker  on  3/24/2016 at 3:02 PM

    A blueberry honey jam

  • ravensfan  on  3/24/2016 at 7:19 PM

    Salad dressing

  • Gussiecat  on  3/24/2016 at 7:50 PM

    Sour cherry jam!

  • t.t  on  3/24/2016 at 10:11 PM

    heirloom tomato jam!

  • Julia  on  3/24/2016 at 10:27 PM

    Many different salad dressings

  • cocecitycook  on  3/25/2016 at 1:49 AM

    Apple butter!

  • mfl  on  3/25/2016 at 7:29 AM

    Peach, pear & vanilla jam, with my mom when I was a teenager

  • Waderu  on  3/25/2016 at 9:38 AM

    pickled curry raisins with rosemary - go great with blue cheese!

  • ladibyrd  on  3/25/2016 at 10:49 AM

    Dried fig jam

  • Charlene13  on  3/25/2016 at 1:59 PM

    Guava BBQ Sauce.

  • mpennington  on  3/25/2016 at 4:09 PM

    Pear mincemeat pie filling

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  3/25/2016 at 5:47 PM

    I've made a very good raspberry salad dressing in a jar.

  • infotrop  on  3/26/2016 at 12:18 PM

    All manner of salad dressings.

  • matag  on  3/26/2016 at 1:20 PM

    Bacon onion jam

  • ltsuk  on  3/26/2016 at 10:00 PM

    blueberry jam

  • Siegal  on  3/27/2016 at 3:01 PM

    My fav jarred item I made was preserved lemons

  • lauriesk  on  3/27/2016 at 4:09 PM

    The best thing I have made in a jar is overnight oats.

  • djoh437938  on  3/28/2016 at 9:42 AM

    bread & butter pickles

  • zubs1990  on  3/29/2016 at 3:51 PM

    My honey pear preserves is to die for!

  • kath  on  3/31/2016 at 3:15 PM

    I made a homemade version of Ivar's Famous Tartar Sauce. I'd love to try some naturally sweetened recipes!

  • MirandaAK  on  3/31/2016 at 6:43 PM

    Meyer Lemon Marmalade

  • amylou61  on  3/31/2016 at 9:45 PM

    The best thing I've made in jars is caramel apple butter.

  • catmommy9  on  4/1/2016 at 7:27 PM

    I once made an apple-rosemary jam from one of her other books. So good!

  • kaliedra  on  4/1/2016 at 8:14 PM

    A simple tomato sauce. It was my first canning recipe and still my favorite because it works for so many dishes

  • bkielb  on  4/1/2016 at 8:16 PM

    Mine is basic, but last summer I discovered Strawberry freezer jam and it has become one of my very favorite things to make in a jar. In fact, right now it is the only thing I make in a jar and I would love add some more deliciousness to my repertoire!

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  4/1/2016 at 8:47 PM

    Quick pickles....but I would like to do more!

  • sartorialsal  on  4/1/2016 at 8:52 PM

    So far (in the spirit of positive thinking!), the best thing I've made is a Balsamic Strawberry Jam. The temptations offered by a book replete with ideas will be such a treat, especially with spring and summer upon us.

  • FaithB  on  4/1/2016 at 9:31 PM

    I made some strawberry vanilla jam last summer that I'm still dreaming of.

  • Pcolbourn  on  4/1/2016 at 10:54 PM

    My new favorites are buttermilk herb ranch dressing, and three berry jam

  • AhoritaComida  on  4/2/2016 at 3:10 AM

    Peaches canned without any sugar in the liquid. They tasted like FRESH peaches rather than the firm, too sweet version that comes from the grocery store can!

  • AHutton  on  4/2/2016 at 10:08 AM

    My mother's strawberry jam. Yumm!

  • Kirstinrau  on  4/2/2016 at 10:35 AM

    My mom's recipe for a peach and coconut conserve. We love it at our house.

  • Laissa  on  4/2/2016 at 2:19 PM

    Peach maple curd

  • louie734  on  4/3/2016 at 6:42 AM

    Dilly beans!

  • bching  on  4/13/2016 at 4:05 PM

    I make over and over the pickled onions, beautiful with mustard and turmeric, from Jeanne Lesem's (unindexed) Preserving in Today's Kitchen.

  • JanScholl  on  4/18/2016 at 1:03 AM

    pickled garlic cloves

  • robinorig  on  4/19/2016 at 11:48 PM

    I've made so many, hard to pick one... spicy tomato jam with vanilla, saffron, etc is probably one of my favorites... strawberry balsamic black pepper jam is another, also made a citrus marmalade with Cara cara oranges, meyer lemons, key limes, ruby grapefruit and kumquats. And pickles and pickled veggies...

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