Have a Ball: Sharing Jars Giveaway


I’m sharing some Ball Jar Love with a little giveaway! I found these Ball® Sharing Regular Mouth Pint Mason Jars. They’re new for 2017 and available exclusively at The Fresh Preserving Store.


  A purchase of a set of 4 Ball® Sharing Regular Mouth Pint Mason Jars benefits Feeding America – the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. For every package of Sharing Jars purchased, Newell Brands will donate 4 meals. A great reason to buy a set of jars and share some Ball Jar Love!


Sharing Jars are in a new modern shape, made in USA with the same standards as the traditional Ball Jars, for canning and gifting.


With Mardi Gras a couple of weeks away, I found a recipe for Homemade Italian Giardiniera.


If you’re not familiar with Giardinera, (pronounced Jar-dih-NAIR-ah)  it’s Italian and means ‘from the garden’. It’s a pickled vegetable medley that usually includes cauliflower, carrot, celery or fennel, and hot or sweet peppers.  It’s generally used as a condiment on sandwiches or served on antipasto platters. You can make it mild or hot according to your taste and heat tolerance. In Chicago, it’s usually hot and enjoyed as a topping on Italian beef sandwiches. In the South, a milder version of giardiniera is used for the olive salad in the muffuletta sandwich in New Orleans.


You can find Giardinera in the grocery store near the olives or pickles, but it’s easy to make in advance. It’s brined overnight and then marinates for 48 hours. This recipe makes approximately 2 quarts (4 pint jars) so there is plenty to share and will keep several weeks in the refrigerator. You can also make a smaller batch, vary the vegetables, adding more or less of your favorites, cutting them larger for antipasto or smaller to use as a condiment or relish.


Homemade Giardiniera, recipe adapted from Allrecipes


2 green bell peppers, diced (I used 1)

2 red bell peppers, diced (I used 1 red and 1 yellow)

4 – 8 fresh serrano peppers, sliced, depending on desired heat level

1 celery stalk, diced

1 medium carrot, diced

1 small onion, chopped

1 /2 cup cauliflower florets (I used 1 cup)

1/2 cup pickling or kosher salt

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. dried oregano (I used Italian seasoning)

1 (5 oz.) jar pimiento stuffed green olives, drained and chopped

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 cup white vinegar

1 cup olive or canola oil (I used extra light olive oil)



Place the peppers, celery, carrots, onion, and cauliflower in a large bowl. Mix salt with 2 cups cold water, stirring until dissolved. Pour salt water in bowl over vegetables and top off with additional cold water until vegetables are covered; stir. Place plastic wrap over the bowl and refrigerate overnight.


The next day, drain water and rinse vegetables thoroughly to remove excess salt. Whisk together garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and black pepper, oil and vinegar. Combine rinsed vegetables with chopped olives in non-reactive bowl and pour vinegar/oil mixture over and cover. Allow to marinate in refrigerator for 48 hours, stirring occasionally. Divide mixture into jars with seasoned oil/vinegar. Sealed jars will keep in refrigerator for several weeks and gets more flavorful the longer it sits.

You can find a printable recipe, HERE.


You adjust this vegetable/pepper medley how you like, with more carrot and olives, adding zucchini, fennel, or sweet banana peppers. Enjoy it on a hot dog or bratwurst, in pasta salad, as a pizza topping, on a sub or muffuletta sandwich or eat it straight from the jar.


Giardinera is great addition to Muffaletta Pasta Salad


or Muffuletta Dip.

Either are a great way to enjoy a taste of the Big Easy inspired by the quintessential New Orleans sandwich to celebrate Mardi Gras!


I’m sharing some Ball Jar Love and giving away 2 sets of Sharing Jars.

For a chance to win, let me know by comment how you would use them. . .

For canning, crafting, storage, or flowers?


Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry.

Subscribe by email or follow on Facebook and let me know by comment.

For a third entry, share this giveaway on Pinterest or Facebook and leave an additional comment telling me so.

(The FB sharing button is at the bottom of this post and the Pin/Save button pops up on the upper left corner of each photo.)


The winners will be chosen March 3rd.

This giveaway is open to those living in the continental US and sponsored by me.



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  176 comments for “Have a Ball: Sharing Jars Giveaway

  1. Gail
    February 17, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Trying your recipe this weekend. Like the new ball jars

  2. Angela Carrera
    February 17, 2017 at 7:35 am

    shared on FB, pinned the giveaway and the recipe!!!! sounds great. thanks for this giveaway and for sharing all of your good ideas, etc!!

    Angela from NJ

    • Karen
      February 17, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Have sorted my Mother’s button collection and would love these jars to display the buttons and the memories!

  3. Lynn Schantz
    February 17, 2017 at 7:35 am

    I love the new Ball jars. I seen the jars on their web site they also have a swirled jar that is new. So glad they are now in the stores as I don’t do any on line shopping. Have a great day Mary and give your fur babies hugs.

  4. Linda L
    February 17, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Love the pasta salad recipe! I follow you on Facebook.

  5. Helen
    February 17, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Besides holding my garden flowers, I really would love to organize my button collection!
    White buttons in one jar ect

  6. laurie
    February 17, 2017 at 7:36 am

    I would use mine for flowers and storage of beans and grains. Might try this recipe also…Thank you and have a great day!!!

  7. Susie
    February 17, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Can’t wait to try the Muffaletta dip!
    And thank you for highligniting the Feed America program. We have a program in VA that distributes extra meat from hunters. People don’t realize how many in their neighborhoods can’t afford enough food…many of them elderly. Your mention of Feed America will bring meals to some of these people–thank you for caring!

  8. Maggei A
    February 17, 2017 at 7:41 am

    I look at your photos, and they make me so happy. You have such an eye for display, and all your photos look so – well, to use the “new” word out they – hygge!!

    Thank you for all the work you do to bring inspiration and beauty to your followers!

  9. Jeannine
    February 17, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for doing this giveaway. I would use the jars for storage – maybe in my kitchen / maybe in my sewing room. So many possibilities for them!

  10. emily
    February 17, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Can’t wait to try recipes…..Perfect for Spring and as usual….the Props were spectacular….

  11. Karenann
    February 17, 2017 at 7:50 am

    What a wonderful giveaway opportunity! I would definitely use the jars to can that recipe of giardiniera! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas! And, of course, I follow you on Facebook and pinned the recipe!

  12. Kathleen Allers
    February 17, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I am always looking for different ways to display flowers. The jars would provide small receptacles to place all over the house. I will be sharing on FB also. New Orleans is our favorite city to visit. Have had the original Muffaletta from Central Grocery. Delish! Will put these recipes in my file.

  13. Sandra Barnhart
    February 17, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Would use these on my granddaughter’s wedding table to hold flowers.

  14. February 17, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I would use the new style mason jars to “show off” my fresh canned garden tomatoes!

  15. Kathi Layfield
    February 17, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I have been a ball jar fan for years and years. I love that they are so versitle. A couple of years ago when you posted at different times about the colors that Ball had out, I immediately bought the purple ones and the blue ones (my fav colors). I have shared them with family and friends. I like to use Ball jars for storing food and other items as well as using as a vase for flowers. I love these newbies in the canning jar family. I especially like their unique shape. I would use them for storage and flowers!
    Have a great weekend. ( I also follow you on Facebook)

  16. February 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Shared on Pinterest

  17. February 17, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I love giardinera. Thanks for the recipes. I can think of dozens of ways to use these jars but I think I would display them with potpourri.

  18. Cheryl Burgess
    February 17, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I usually buy Giardinera, but after looking at your recipe, I believe I’ll make it myself! Packing it in those jars would make nice little gifts for my family when I have an abundance of peppers from my garden. The pasta salad looks divine also!

  19. Ginger
    February 17, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Love the new look of these jars. If I win a set of these jars, I would use them for flowers and as a holder for flatware when I am entertaining. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest and by email. I pinned the giveaway (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/253397916514781130/) and shared on Facebook! Keeping my fingers crossed–my birthday is March 9, so it would be a neat early birthday present! Have a great day!

  20. February 17, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Would fill these jars up with something tasty and give to my neighbors for Easter! I love ball jars too, i have some of my grandmothers and use them all the time!

  21. RS
    February 17, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Shared on FB

    • RS
      February 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

      I made this recipe with a few substitutions and a little bit of sugar. Yummy, I may share with co-workers if there is any left!

      • February 26, 2017 at 9:19 am

        I bet the sugar addition was great!

  22. RS
    February 17, 2017 at 8:13 am

    This recipe seems Weight Watcher friendly – think I’ll make it soon. I would use the sharing jars for flower displays.

  23. Ellen Martin
    February 17, 2017 at 8:13 am

    As always, a beautiful and creative post! I would use the jars for flowers. Enjoy taking small bouquets to shut-ins and those who are ill.

    Thank you for the continuing inspiration!

  24. anne
    February 17, 2017 at 8:23 am

    I love the new look and the charitable donation I think I would keep one set for flowers, and pretty storage for my paint brushes in my studio. I’d give the other set to my sister who does can and makes the best family recipe for bread and butter pickles.

  25. Donna
    February 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

    The jars are perfect for flowers to be put in so many places around the house. . . adds a bright spot in the Spring. . .a little cheer for all.

  26. countrygranny26
    February 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Love the new look of the jars, these would have to be on display with flowers or crafts, certainly someplace they could be shown off or as gifts. I have plenty of the original standard jars for canning and jelly. Lovely post!

  27. BamaCarol
    February 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I would use the Bell jars for crafting storage. I always seem to have more supplies than places to store them! :-)

  28. Donna C
    February 17, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I would use the jars for displaying seashells, sea glass and for flowers.

  29. Bette McCollister
    February 17, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Your Italian salad is certainly colorful. Welcome Spring!!

  30. February 17, 2017 at 8:54 am

    The giardinera looks so colorful and so easy, too. Those new ball jars are shaped so uniquely, aren’t they? I would use them for canning and for flowers, but I love them as a holder for your flatware!

  31. Gayle Burnett
    February 17, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Fabulous jars! I’d love to enjoy them filled with my cut flowers from my garden and they’d be a perfect gift filled with flowers for a friend.

  32. Lanita Anderson
    February 17, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I would use some of the jars to make a spring centerpiece in a wooden crate and I would use the other ones for canning or food gifts. I am a subscriber to your blog, as well as follow you on Pinterest and I pinned about the giveaway, as well as the recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Happy Weekend…… :)

  33. February 17, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I love Giardinera … it’s so pretty, too. thanks for the recipe and I must try the Muffaletta Pasta Salad … bet it is good with King Kake….!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. February 17, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Love the new look of these jars. I tried your Muffaletta Salad last weekend and it was a hit with my family. I think I will make it again and share with girlfriends when we meet and put it in these cute jars with a little raffia or ribbon. So cute!

  35. Wren
    February 17, 2017 at 9:05 am

    The pictures of the giardinera are like eye candy. The colors are absolutely stunning. I am a great fan of ball jars, and use them almost everyday in a multitude of ways. Storage, flowers, collections, canning etc. My most frequent use is for my lunch. I usually make a few meals ahead of time and place in the jars. I freeze some right in the jar, and the others wait in the refrigerator for me to grab for my lunch at work. I recently made your sausage, butternut squash chili. Soo yummy. Will share on fb

  36. Wren
    February 17, 2017 at 9:08 am


  37. Pamela Kozikowski
    February 17, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Love your recipe! I am going to try it as my husband loves this stuff! He can eat an entire jar at one sitting.
    I would use the jars for flowers and this recipe, of course!

  38. Vicki Brawley
    February 17, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I am definitely going to use the jars for flowers. The jars are beautiful and one would look lovely on my coffee bar holding spoons. I can not wait to make this recipe as well!

  39. Lena
    February 17, 2017 at 9:18 am

    You have such a talent, those veggies make me ready for garden season. I follow on fb and I shared it. Always look forward to your blog post. Lena

  40. Jacki Salinas
    February 17, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I would use them for flowers, also for flatware display. They’re so cute! Thank you for this giveaway and the great displays – you never fail to inspire.

  41. Sandy Heath
    February 17, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I would probably use them for flowers and storage. Thanks!

  42. February 17, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Oh the yumminess and beauty! I love the silverware in them. I want to try with what I have 😉

  43. Karen Wright
    February 17, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I would use the new Ball sharing jars for card parties that I host for my 83 year old Mom and her friends. Their ages range from 83 to 94 and they are still Playing Cards!!! It always excites them when I have something new that they have not seen! I usually have a small gift for them, so the jars would be a great re-gift with flowers and a place card in the jars at each place setting. I serve them lunch before they play cards in my 3500square foot “She Shed” that is 5 minutes away from my home. I am so blessed to be able to share my beautiful 97 year old Craftsman “She Shed” with my friends and family. I follow your blog and also follow you on Pinterest. I use a lot of your ideas at my parties! Thanks for all your beautiful posts~they make my day :)

  44. Janice F
    February 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I would use the jars for canning the bounty from our garden. However, I use them all around the house for storage of buttons, jewelry making supplies, flatware and flowers! Great photos and recipes Mary!

  45. February 17, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Since my Joe makes the giardiniara, he would LOVE to have these to put it in! So, I would give them to him! We first tasted it down in Fl. at a friends house so he asked for the recipe to make it himself.

  46. Susan
    February 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Probably canning and flowers. I love the new shape. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Cheryl Lundgren
    February 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love your posts, they are so colorful and always give me ideas for my own home and garden. I love the jars but the cost of shipping them is as much as the jars. I made a donation to Feeding America directly instead. It’s a very highly rated charity and one that I feel good in supporting. Thanks again for the lovely posts.

  48. Kaycee
    February 17, 2017 at 9:38 am

    mmmmm, nothing like a picnic at Audubon Park complete with Muffalettas from Central Grocery, we love their olive salad! i like the new look on the ball jars, I would use them in our picnic basket for bringing along side dishes, keeping snacks, or for beverages! I always enjoy seeing posts about your potting shed!! Thank you for the opportunity. I follow on FB & Pintrest I will share, and I’m subscribed to your blog.

  49. Cindy Eddins
    February 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I would love to win a set of the new jars! I also can’t wait to try this recipe!! It looks so yummy!

  50. Cindy Eddins
    February 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I am an email subscriber & follow on Facebook as well!! Thank you for this opportunity! I adore your potting shed!! It was inspiration when I converted an 8×12 building to my potting shed last Fall. So looking forward to Spring when I can truly use it!! xoxo

  51. Peggy Kuppers
    February 17, 2017 at 9:58 am

    This recipe looks delicious, and I can’t wait to try it. I would love to use the jars for food gift to give to friends.

  52. Patty Williford
    February 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Beautiful colors! I love trying new recipes and this one would be perfect for gift giving in those fabulous jars!!

  53. Annette
    February 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

    This looks fabulous! I am definitely making your recipe, then making the pasta mixture. Again you scored with a delicious recipe

  54. February 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

    The jars are just the right size for storage, gifts and flowers. I’d use them in multiple ways.

  55. February 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Mary, I love the new designed Ball jars and oh the beautiful color of your recipe! Happy Weekend

  56. February 17, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I love the shape of the jars, and what they stand for. I would definitely use them for canning.

  57. February 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I subscribe by email and follow on Facebook.

  58. February 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Shared on Twitter and Facebook.

  59. Debbie Joens
    February 17, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Thanks for all the amazing ideas! These jars can be used is so many ways. I will delight in trying many!!

  60. February 17, 2017 at 10:21 am

    I would try the Giardinera!

  61. CherylK
    February 17, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Love the jars, following….

  62. Tricia Miller
    February 17, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I love these new jars. I’d use them for all of the things you mentioned. I’d use them as glasses for a dinner party with a cute bow around the top and some pretty paper straws to sip through. Then I’d use one to hold pens on my craft table, and use them for food storage and for flowers when I have fresh flowers available. I might also give one away, although it would be hard to part with it! I have used the Quatro jars you introduced me to for gifts filling them with candy or craft supplies. Thanks so much for always finding these great new products. This is the first I’ve seen these and will definitely have to buy some even if I win a set.

  63. February 17, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I subscribe by WordPress

  64. Tricia Miller
    February 17, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I am also a subscriber to your blog by e-mail and FB, and I’m sharing this on pintereset.

  65. February 17, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I would use them for preserves

  66. February 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I have seen Giardinera but did not know it’s name. It is so colorful and appealing. I know it is delicious since all the ingredients are. Your presentation is very appetizing.
    Flowers are so pretty in your post today with your tole tray in the background. Charming vignette.
    I was excited to win Shirley’s giveaway of She Sheds. It just arrived and I can’t wait to start reading.

  67. Katherine G
    February 17, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Beautiful post, as usual!
    I didn’t know about this new jar shape – it would be the perfect size for my “get well soon” Rx sugar cookies shaped and decorated like pills, with the prescription directions: “take one as needed”.

  68. Gay Lemley Ratheal
    February 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I am a subscriber. Love these jars.

  69. Gay Lemley Ratheal
    February 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook

  70. Linda
    February 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I buy giardiniera all the time. My husband eats it straight from the jar! Your recipe is on my to-do list for this weekend. I’m hoping that the next time I try it I’ll have the jars.

  71. February 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you so much for your delicious recipe. And your pics are always so spectacular!!!!

    As for the new Ball Jars – and this idea of feeding the hungry – how awesome is THAT????? I need to look into that – I would very much like to do my part, too. And I love their new shape!

    As for your wonderful and generous giveaway, thank you so much! I’d be delighted beyond words to win!

    I’d use the winning jars to store. I recently re-did my walk-in pantry (I bake often) and would use one for baking soda, one for baking powder, one for both kinds of brown sugar I think? If I ever re-organize my craft space they’d be great for that, too. Or to store nuts for baking. My husband uses clean used food jars so he doesn’t get these pretties, haha, but it’s be nice if he had some that look so nice so maybe for him, too, if I am feeling generous. ♥

    Thanks again! (I’m a subscriber, of course.)

  72. Linda
    February 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    By the way, I’m delighted buying the Ball Sharing Jars benefits Feeding America. I’ll be looking for these in the store. I use Ball jars all the time for so many things.

  73. Kathleen from Vancouver WA
    February 17, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Ohhh, those are pretty! Pretty jars are in constant rotation here…sometimes for flowers…sometimes for the jams that I make from our lovely local berries!

  74. Debra
    February 17, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Love the shape of the new canning jars and know I’ll love the recipe also. Can’t wait to try it. I am an email subscriber and I shared on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win.

  75. February 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Love the new ball jars. They will make gift giving just a little more special. Love your posts. You are treat for me everyday.

  76. February 17, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Love this idea. I much try this recipe Mary and what nice jars. Love the new shape..!!!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend..
    Patricia (NC Coast)

  77. Terri Farley
    February 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I would love a set of the jars to fill with my famous crockpot apple butter. I am always giving it away as a special gift.

  78. February 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    omigosh…these are the cutest jars EVER!! i love them not only for just stuffing things in them, but also for canning that something special to give as gifts. i am always giving the things i can as gifts. i mostly am in love with them. thank you for the recipe…it sounds divine. i have a son who would love this! thank you for the generous giveaway.

  79. Sherlie Magaret
    February 17, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I would love these jars to use for storage or serving drinks, I have a whole cabinet devoted to ball jars and I use them for so many things.

  80. Carolyn Simpson
    February 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I would love a set for storage and for flowers, already having daffodils blooming. Thanks, MAry, for your wonderful blog.

  81. February 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    What a lovely giveaway Mary! My husband is always asking why I need so many jars, sigh, men! I am not a canner or preserve maker but I love jars to store snacks, leftovers, toting salad, holding paint brushes and crafting. A girl just can’t have too many jars! I love the wide mouth style especially. What a wonderful way to give back, pay it forward and share the love :)

  82. Kathy Ose
    February 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Love Ball jars. Will have to try this recipe..yum!

  83. Leslie
    February 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Love the new Ball Jars and I would use them for flowers and storage.

  84. Sue Bingeman
    February 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for another wonderful post and awesome photography. I would use the Ball Jars for flowers (I have purchased the frog inserts that fit Ball jars) and love your idea of setting out flatware in the jars. Your posts are so much fun to study!

  85. Nancy Pierce
    February 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    These new Ball Jars would be great for individual homemade banana pudding servings. Love all your posts.

  86. Sharon C
    February 17, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Oh wow! Perfect timing for your giardinera recipe. Was just thinking about making a muffuletta salad. We’ve tried store bought giardinera but didn’t care for it (heat, we’re wimps). I’ll be making yours! Those newest style Ball jars would be so great for gifting. I am a long time follower, have pinned this and liked and commented on FB. Crossing my fingers..

  87. February 17, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Now that’s my kind of pickle Mary! Lovin’ the great shape of the new Ball jars… I’d probably do a little bit of everything with them but they’d mostly end up in the kitchen:@)

  88. Rhonda Weddle
    February 17, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I love these new jars. I want to make your giardinera salad and these would be perfect for that. I can see them in my kitchen holding a variety of things.

  89. Joan
    February 17, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I would use these love jars for flowers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  90. Marion
    February 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I would decorate these jars with lovely flowers.
    I also commented on Facebook.

  91. amylou61
    February 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I’d use the jars to hold flowers and fresh herbs, and perch them on my kitchen windowsill.

  92. Marilyn
    February 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these amazing jars. I would tie a ribbon around the mouth and then add flowers for a nice display. I would change the ribbons and the flowers in accordance with the season.

  93. amylou61
    February 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I shared on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/38632509284620097/

  94. floridagld
    February 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Of use for canning..I love mason jars for my my things..id use for my make in Sunday for the week grab and go overnight steel cut oats and salads..and, a craft I’ve been dying to do is a porch chandler with tea lights and mason jars..or hang in my trees!

  95. floridagld
    February 17, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Yes I am a fan on Facebook.
    Vickie Virt

  96. floridagld
    February 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I shared and commented from the Facebook post..as
    Vickie Virt
    Btw..the share here just popped up too.
    And, my sweet momma has the very same tray as yours..same colors even..exact. So pretty and your recipes are yummy sounding too.

  97. Marsha Bradford
    February 17, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    A cause dear to my heart. Beautiful jars too. I’m already following your pinterest account :) Thanks for the chance to win.

  98. Marty K
    February 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I would use the jars for storage, as a flower vase and maybe even a craft or two! They look so pretty!

  99. February 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I’d use them for food gifts for my neighbors (soup, chili, etc.). and I’m sure they would be great for flowers, too!

  100. karen
    February 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    i. would use fir canning my zuchinni relish

  101. February 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I would use them for pantry storage and for flowers, and to hold lots of my favorite almond dark chocolate M&M’s by my bedside.

  102. February 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm
  103. February 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I am one of your current blog followers.

  104. KitsyKeelSmth
    February 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    There are so many items one can put in these jars. Buttons, marbles, shells, silverware, flowers, embroidery thread. Thanks foor the opportunity to enter. Love your blog, read it everyday..

  105. Darlene Doerscher
    February 18, 2017 at 1:11 am

    What nice jars! I would use them for some type of storage, or maybe make salsa for friends.

  106. February 18, 2017 at 4:15 am

    I would use them for fresh flowers

  107. February 18, 2017 at 4:16 am

    I shared on pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615134774233/

  108. February 18, 2017 at 4:17 am

    I subscribe via email

  109. Ellen Stillabower
    February 18, 2017 at 7:42 am

    The picture of the Garden mixture looks just like a work of art…I love that mixture…I use my Ball jars fir Storage, Canning, Crafts and Flowers..I recently purchased the Blue. Thought I would use them in my Easter display. I follow you on Facebook and will on this also. Thanks for another great giveaway and recipe! 🥗🥑🥒🍅🥕🌶

  110. Ellen Stillabower
    February 18, 2017 at 7:45 am

    I will pin this in Pinterest too.

  111. Ellen Stillabower
    February 18, 2017 at 7:45 am

    I also follow on Facebook…

  112. Suzyquetn
    February 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Thank you for all you great recipes and inspirational ideas. I would use the jars for storage or flowers or even for drinking glasses.

  113. Linda
    February 18, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I would use the jars for our food pantry at church. We have several families that shop regularly for food that our church members donate. I would fill them with non-perishables and give them to our pantry. Not only would some families benefit from the donated food, but they would also have some beautiful glass jars to reuse again! Thank you for doing this!

  114. Sue
    February 18, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Hi Mary. Another great recipe!!! Would use the jars for my pups treats!!! Snoopy would love them!!! Say “HI” to your girls for him. Love your posts and enjoy them on pinterest and facebook too. Have a great weekend.xoxo

  115. anita wallwork
    February 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

    sharing your wonderful recipe on Pinterest! love your blog! from one NC girl to another!

  116. anita wallwork
    February 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I would use these cute jars in a lovely vignette with flowers and other little treasures. Your vignette is beautiful!

  117. February 18, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Hi Mary! I am a “follower” and always enjoy reading your blogs. With summer coming, I would love to win this giveaway to make “Ball jar” salads and desserts to have “ready and waiting” in the refrigerator for company! I’ve already shared your giveaway on Pinterest! Happy weekend to you! 😊 Trenda

  118. Debbie
    February 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    The new Ball jars are fantastic! The versatility of them offers many creative ideas to bloom! I would love to use them as special favors for each place setting at my family Easter dinner. Tucked inside you will find chocolate candies, a bunny cookie, all on top of edible Easter grass. A precious tag with an Easter Bible verse would be entwined around the top in a pretty bow with a faux posey.

  119. Gail
    February 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the info regarding new jars and the recipe. I LOVE the new shape. Will look great for craft storage and flowers.
    Have a great weekend!!

  120. Diane Dainis
    February 18, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Love the Sharing Jars. What a perfect jar to use for May Day bouguets for your neighbors!

  121. February 18, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I have not seen these new jars! I was just in Target perusing the jars too; they must be a bit behind. I love the groove around the top for a bow or label and the beveled shape. It’s a good thing that there are more than two in the package because they would be hard to part with. Plus they are wide-mouth it looks like, which is always best.

    I grew up in New Orleans and I haven’t made a muffuletta sandwich in a long time. When I was a kid my mother’s maid used to make the pickled salad (yes, in that very politically incorrect time) and I would pick out the cauliflower bits because I was just a very odd kid.
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  122. February 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I am a subscriber too!
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  123. February 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Lastly, I pinned your pretty mantle too: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/33495590959130695/
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  124. Deborah
    February 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I would use some as vases and some as storage for my crafting supplies.

  125. Henrietta
    February 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Hello Mary – thank you for sharing the jars – as well as, the recipe and your lovely garden shed. I love it! I would use the jars for centerpieces. I belong to a Garden Club and host our luncheons once a year. I am always looking for new ways to do things. I also would use them to store goodies. My grandkids love to find my stash of candies. Jelly Beans are their new favorite. Thanks again. God Bless.

  126. February 18, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    I’d love to use them for spring flowers from the farmers market.

  127. LeAnn Harbert
    February 19, 2017 at 12:10 am

    I will use them for strawberry jam.

  128. LeAnn Harbert
    February 19, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I follow on Facebook and email

  129. LeAnn Harbert
    February 19, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I shared on Pinterest. Triple J Farms

  130. Judy
    February 19, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I just started canning a couple of years ago and love it. These jars would be put to good use. My husband has also just finished building a garden shed for me and it’s time to start the inside finishes. Your garden shed has been such an inspiration. Thanks so much for posting. Also I pinned it.

  131. Boni
    February 19, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Love the sharing jars, I use my bell jars ,for storing dog treats,cut flowers,beads,canning food and making herbal oils to share

  132. Ginny
    February 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I love that Ball is supporting hunger relief, and I love collecting Ball jars, The green & blue ones are my favorite! We used many of them, along with clear, smaller sized Ball jars scattered thru-out the house for my daughter’s graduation party. My mother is so awesome, she brought all sorts of beautiful flowers trimmings from her garden for display in the jars. I also love to use them for storage. One can never have too many jars! A beautiful, colorful post, Mary! Thanks!

  133. Ginny
    February 19, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Shared on Facebook!

  134. February 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful jars! I would use them in more organization of my pantry. I’m already using a few jars and these would be beautiful there.

  135. Elaine R.
    February 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    What a beautiful post. The colors of the food are amazing. I could almost smell the wonderful creations!
    I would use the jars for Marinated Olives. I have been making these for years and they are a welcomed gift to potluck suppers, dinner at friends ,etc.

    Thank you.
    Elaine R.

  136. Kristen
    February 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I’d use them for storage.

  137. Doris
    February 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I’d use them for canning this recipe which sounds “mouth-watering”!

  138. February 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I love your blog! The new jars are amazing looking, and so are your recipes. I subscribe by email, liked your Facebook page, and shared the giveaway on Pinterest. Gratefully, Susan

    • February 19, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      PS: I would use one jar for cut flowers, and the rest for canning fig preserves when they come in season.

  139. February 20, 2017 at 2:40 am

    I would give them to my Mother-In-Law because she cans stuff (especially jams and jellies) and always gives us half of what she makes!
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  140. February 20, 2017 at 2:42 am

    I subscribe via e-mail
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  141. February 20, 2017 at 2:44 am

    I shared on Pinterest
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  142. Cheryl
    February 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Oh what a great giveaway! I adore these new jars…what a great shape and size. Most likely I would probably us them for storage and vases. I love to use glass jars for leftovers in the refrigerator also.

  143. Cherry Goodson
    February 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Really like the shape of these jars. So many ways to use them. Just looked at your pet snack recipe, will try that one as well. We have a really spoiled mini schnauzer, and I think she will live them. Thanks for the give away and contributing to the cause. Cherry

  144. Julia
    February 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I would use these jars for the rustic bridal shower I am hosting for my future daughter in law!

  145. Robin
    February 21, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Looks Great! Shared……

  146. Christy
    February 21, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I am picturing layered salads and desserts for our next picnic in those beautiful jars…

  147. February 21, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Always look forward to your Great ideas! I would give these jars to my friend who depends on her jams and jellies for income…. Enjoy your furry friends, I have one also…

  148. February 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Love those jars! I’ll save them to fill with okra pickles in the summer.

  149. Diann
    February 21, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I would use these beautiful jars for small vase flower arranging or organizing craft supplies.

  150. beth
    February 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Definitely for holding summer party utensils, for beautiful flower vases, for mixing salad dressings for salad in a jar like in your recipes and ideas…lots of useful and fun uses! Thank you!

  151. Michelle J.
    February 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I would use them for canning.

  152. Sarah
    February 22, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing… I would use them for pantry staples, but wouldn’t mind making a few jars of huckleberry syrup. Yum!

  153. Eloise Fitzsimmons
    February 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I’m about to re-do my ’50s kitchen, so these jars would appear on the counter either holding silverware or flowers to start with.

  154. Eloise Fitzsimmons
    February 22, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I shared on my facebook and pinterest page . I do follow you on both facebook and pinterest.

  155. February 23, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I would use them for storage

  156. Jaclyn Reynolds
    February 23, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I would use them for canning! The salad looks amazing!!

  157. Wren
    February 26, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Shared on fb

  158. Wren
    February 26, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Planning on making the Giardinera and giving as gifts . Of course I frequently make homemade gifts or food items and always place them in a variety of sizes and shapes of ball jars. The always make a lovely presentation and something that can easily be personalized.

  159. mary
    February 27, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I so enjoy your posts and love your ideas as well as comments from other readers. I would use these jars as hostess gifts, filled with flowers from my garden or homemade treats. I might have to fill them with Peeps as well!.

  160. Judith Carr
    February 27, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Love the new shape of these Ball jars. I need them for sewing room storage and for sharing food with neighbors who have little ones and not much time to cook!

  161. February 27, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Love to use them as flower vases, to hold coconut oil for lotions, to include as a homemade salad dressing container when making dinner for others, the possibilities are endless….!

  162. sheree
    February 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I would use the new jars for a batch of the giardenera. The angles of the jars make it look like jewels . Then also I enjoy using canning jars for storing dry goods in the pantry. I also like to store embroidery floss, buttons, ribbons, thread bobbins and even spools of thread in on shelves in my sewing room.
    I like the old time look.

  163. Beth
    February 27, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Love the new Bar jars too! And for the gentle nudge to remember to contribute to the “Feed America Program”. Much to be grateful for and the opportunity to give to others in need.

    These photo’s and recipes are so inspiring! Plus your give-a-ways.
    Last but certainly not the least….. thank you for your generous spirit and for sharing your time and talents with all of us!

  164. Teresa Denney
    February 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    The shapes of the jars are what is so unique about them. I’d use for flowers and to hold my paintbrushes. Like them with your silverware in them too so might put extra spoons in them for my coffee station. Great giveaway!

  165. Teresa Denney
    February 27, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I just shared on pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/37858453098176029

  166. Rebecca Reavis
    February 28, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I love canning and preserving. Next thing I do will be strawberry jelly and strawberry syrup. Thanks for the chance to win.

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