Mixed Berry Jam and How You Can Make Your Own Jam in 30 Minutes #giveaway

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here to share with you about a brand new Ball product that will literally make your jam and jelly making easier! We were provided product for review and one to give away. No other compensation was received.

I started making my own homemade jams and jellies a couple of years ago. I found out how easy it was to do, and because I am trying to provide better foods for my family, I knew this was something I really wanted to perfect. Here is my most recent recipe I made.

Click here to view this recipe.

Now, normally when I make jam, I do it right on the stovetop in my big sauce pot, but I recently was introduced to the Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker. Since getting this appliance, my jam making sessions have been cut in half!

It usually takes about an hour to make jam on the stovetop, but with the automatic jam and jelly maker, I can create all different kinds of jellies and jams in under 30 minutes. I love this little contraption!

I am going to be experimenting with pepper jellies next week. I love this kind of jelly poured over a block of cream cheese with some reduced fat wheat crackers. It is my all time favorite snack.

About the Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker

With the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker, you can treat your family to delectable fresh fruit preserves and spreads at any time. The appliance provides an easy, fast process for making old-fashioned jam. You can choose to make a variety of spreads with fruit ingredients like blueberries, peaches or strawberries along with pectin, sugar and butter. You can even make a reduced-sugar recipe for low calorie jam.

The innovative new Jam Maker appliance will make a fruit spread in just 30 minutes. Instead of the traditional time-consuming large batch canning method, the user friendly jam and jelly maker can make small batches. Now you can try-out fun new recipes and experiment with old recipes without the commitment of making a large batch.

Enter to win

One winner will win this jam and jelly maker. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!
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So — what is your favorite jam or jelly flavor?



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 tracy July 19, 2013 at 10:16 am

Love making jams! I’d be thrilled if this time-consuming process could be significantly shortened. Thanks!

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2 Jessica July 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

I love apricot preserves.

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3 Dona July 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

I likr blueberry jam.

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4 Anne July 19, 2013 at 11:23 am

Plum jam is my favorite.

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5 Tammy S July 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

I like raspberry jam the best.

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6 Elis B. July 19, 2013 at 11:47 am

I like blueberry jam.

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7 Patricia Wojnar Crowley July 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

My favorite is grape!

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8 Steph July 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

My favorite is grape jam or jelly.

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9 Theresa J July 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I love strawberry jam

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10 HappyMomC July 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Strawberry is my fav!

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11 Fabs July 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Raspberry jam is my favorite!

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12 Tanya July 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I would have to say Raspberry is my all time favorite! So many to choose from though.
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13 Melissa B. July 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I like blackberry jelly.

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14 Crissy D. July 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I love peach jam and raspberry prserves! The are so good I eat them with a spoon!

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15 Shelia S July 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

My favorite jam is strawberry jam that my grandma used to make. I loved it!
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16 mrsshukra July 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Organic plum jam is my favorite!

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17 Sara July 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I absolutely love strawberry jam! Of course, I make my own so I might be slightly biased. ;)
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18 Jessica Woodland July 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

my favorite homemade jelly and jam is Peach

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19 Darla July 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Apricot has always been my favorite!

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20 Jean Holland July 19, 2013 at 7:06 pm

My favorite is apricot preserves.

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21 Karen July 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Strawberry is my favorite!

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22 Jessica To July 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I like strawberry jam best.

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23 Mary W July 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Apricot, of course!

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24 gigi s July 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I love blueberry jam and orange marmalade!

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25 Nikki Lynn Hanna July 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I love apple and strawberry jelly

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26 courtney hennagir July 19, 2013 at 10:54 pm

this is so cool! i have never made my own jelly but i have always wanted to try! my fave jam is apricot.

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27 latanya July 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm

strawberry jelly is my fave

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28 Heather July 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I love making strawberry jam!

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29 Lawanna July 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Raspberry jam is my favorite.

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30 jazzy wynter July 20, 2013 at 12:34 am

I love homemade strawberry jam my husband makes the best!!!

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31 Susan P. July 20, 2013 at 1:09 am

Seedless raspberry is my favorite!

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32 Marty July 20, 2013 at 1:30 am

My great grandmother used to make Raspberry Jam when I was a kid. It’s my favorite spread, and I’d love to try to recreate it.

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33 Vickie Riddle July 20, 2013 at 2:57 am

I love mix berry jelly.

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34 Wehaf July 20, 2013 at 3:29 am

I have lots of favorites but elderberry jam is really outstanding.

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35 Jesselyn A/Jesstinger July 20, 2013 at 3:56 am

Probably because of my (partly) Swedish heritage – but I LOVE Lingonberry Jam (preserves)!

They are fabulous on (Swedish and other) Pancakes – but also on toast! (and with goodies like Swedish Meatballs too.)

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36 Daiva July 20, 2013 at 6:18 am

I like Blackberry jam

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37 Molly Hearn July 20, 2013 at 6:31 am

I absolutely love peach jam!

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38 Amy Honious July 20, 2013 at 8:06 am

my favorite jelly is grape (MY grapes). we grow 3 types of grapes in our backyard and the mix of them makes the most fabulous, tasty and beautiful grape jelly! this prize would certainly make that job easier :) Thanks!!!

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39 Emily Wells July 20, 2013 at 8:13 am

I love orange marmalade!

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40 Michelle W. July 20, 2013 at 8:46 am

I love grape jelly on a pb&j but for toast or a muffin I love black raspberry.
Thanks!

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41 vickie couturier July 20, 2013 at 9:37 am

GRAPE would be my favorite

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42 Cheryl July 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

While my grandmother was still alive it was her wild strawberry and current jelly–can’t be topped. Now it is blueberry.
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43 Adrianne B July 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

I love Strawberry Rhubarb jam!

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44 Allyson Bossie July 20, 2013 at 11:02 am

I love a good homemade blackberry or raspberry preserve

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45 Nickie C July 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

Strawberry, but not with too many seeds – or too few.

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46 LaVonne
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I love strawberry jam.
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47 Kelly D July 20, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I like grape jelly.

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48 Jessica T July 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Strawberry banana is sooooo good!

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49 marceline judith July 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

blueberry with a taste of a dash of lime.

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50 Christina Oddy July 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

strawberry rhubarb is my favorite!

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51 Mer July 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Spiced blueberry is my favorite. Add a little cinnamon and some other spices to the fruit for the most delicious jam!

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52 Beachcomber July 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

My favorite jam/jelly is grape and strawberry jam. Thanks for the chance to win.

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53 kathy stevenson July 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Strawberry is my favorite!

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54 Hillary K July 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Strawberry Jam is my favorite!

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55 Connie Gruning July 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I love orange marmalade!! It’s my all time favorite. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!!!!
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56 Marti Parks July 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

My favorite is mulberry jelly.

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57 Heather Freeman July 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

I have a mulberry tree out back. I didn’t know people actually ate them. I heard they were bitter. They make a big mess of my patio.

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58 Marti Parks July 21, 2013 at 6:42 am

When they are ripe (dark purple) they are really sweet and delicious. I have a tree out back too and yes the are very messy. Every time I pick them my hands turn purple.

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59 cheryla lister July 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

LOVE orange marmalade!

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60 Sue July 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I love strawberry jam.

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61 David Laslie July 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Tayberry jam is awesome!

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62 Daraya July 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I love strawberry jam!

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63 MaryAnn Casey July 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Strawberry, hands down!

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64 Janell July 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I do not like jam or jelly but my husband love raspberry jelly.
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65 Julie Lynn Bickham July 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I like apricot jam best.

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66 Christy July 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I love strawberry rhubarb jam

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67 Amy July 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Blackberry!!! My fav although I love all kinds and need this so bad!!!

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68 Rita A July 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I have always loved fig jam

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69 carol roberts July 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm

mulberry jelly its awesome

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70 Britney July 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I love blackberry jam

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71 Scarlett July 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Blueberry is my favourite! :)
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72 Allie July 20, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I love strawberry
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73 Ellen Anderson July 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I like spicy pepper jellys!

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74 Anne July 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

My favorite jam is raspberry, but since raspberries are expensive, I’m a lot more likely to make blueberry jam, which I also love.

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75 Heather Freeman July 21, 2013 at 12:14 am

Do preserves count? If so, then: strawberry preserves. If not, then strawberry jam, then strawberry jelly. Strawberry strawberry strawberry!

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76 Jennifer I July 21, 2013 at 12:32 am

My favorite jam is definitely blackberry! Winning this would be great! I’ve always wanted to make my own jams and jellies and this would give me some use for the oodles of my favorite Bell jars that are just sitting around!

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77 Cassandra Eastman July 21, 2013 at 12:59 am

Strawberry jam is my favorite!

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78 Terra Heck July 21, 2013 at 1:06 am

My favorite is grape jelly. Thanks.

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79 Kelli B July 21, 2013 at 7:50 am

Wild blackberry is my favorite. I make it every summer. No matter how many I pick and how much I preserve, it is always long gone before the berries come back and I can make more….

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80 April Yedinak July 21, 2013 at 11:21 am

I love blueberry jam.

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81 sandra July 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

strawberry is my favorite

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82 Carolyn G July 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

My favorite jam is Raspberry

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83 betty July 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I love strawberry jam

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84 natalie yeoman July 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm

strawberry is my favorite

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85 Rachel S July 22, 2013 at 12:53 am

Blackberry is definitely my favorite

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86 Noreen July 22, 2013 at 2:00 am

I love lingonberry jam

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87 hollowsins July 22, 2013 at 3:16 am

I would have to say blackberry or raspberry for me

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88 ria clarke July 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

guava jelly is my fave!

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89 Renee Hribar July 22, 2013 at 10:51 am

We are going blueberry picking tomorrow – this is perfect!

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90 Samantha Bassett July 22, 2013 at 11:52 am

Grape!! Store bought and homemade it’s gotta be grape! My Aunt Donna use to make the most AMAZING grape jelly!!! I used to love love LOVE IT!!! Hoping that she still has the recipe and can pass it on to me! =D

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91 Samantha Bassett July 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

Oh and jelly or jam it makes no difference to me! I don’t discriminate! lol

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92 Stacy Uncorked July 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

My favorite is blackberry jam! :)
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93 MLy July 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Any berry (alone or mixed) is my favorite! Raspberry probably gets top honors though, so yummy.

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94 Charlene S July 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Blackberry jam is my favorite.

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95 Victoria Carlson July 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I absolutely LOVE raspberry jam!!! Especially my grandma’s with the raspberries from her garden!

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96 Jennifer B. July 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I really like raspberry jam.

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97 darby July 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

grape-and homemade is always the best!

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98 Lennette Daniels July 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I love Blueberry jam
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99 Lori Hughes July 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Strawberry. Always has been & always will be my fav

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100 Julia July 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Raspberry is my favorite. My grandma use to make Raspberry jam every summer.

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101 Stacey B July 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Strawberry is my favorite. My grandma makes the best home made strawberry jelly, and I’d love to win this to give to her so she can use it for other types

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102 Stephanie July 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm

My favorite is black raspberry jam!

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103 Ellen C. July 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I absolutely love strawberry jelly. Thanks for the chance.

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104 nannypanpan July 22, 2013 at 11:50 pm

i like blueberry jelly

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105 Katie Bellamy July 22, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I love strawberry freezer jam!!

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106 golden storm July 23, 2013 at 3:04 am

my favorite is blackberry jam with the pips still in it!!

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107 Mary Beth Elderton July 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

Raspberry is my favorite. Hubz loves apricot.

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108 Mary Somerville July 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

My favorite is Blackberry!

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109 Heather Hayes Panjon July 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

I Love Strawberry Jam!

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110 Amanda Rauch July 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

I do not eat jam or jelly, but my son adores it. His favorite is either grape or raspberry.

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111 Theresa M July 24, 2013 at 2:23 am

I love mixing red raspberries with red currants. Delicious to say the least.

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112 Linda Kish July 24, 2013 at 9:37 am

Strawberry is my favorite.

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113 kelly mcgrew July 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

strawberry jelly/preserves/jam

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114 DebbieKL July 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I love blueberry!

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115 Sonya Morris July 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

I love strawberry jam.

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116 Helen July 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I like strawberry

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117 natalia gonzalez July 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I like Strawberry and peaches

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118 Stacie Sager July 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Nothing beats the fresh taste of homemade strawberry jam!

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119 Betsy July 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

I love all flavors

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120 darlene carbajal July 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm

My favorite flavors are grape & strawberry.

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121 Brandy W. July 26, 2013 at 12:10 am

Homemade strawberry is my favorite!

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122 kate July 26, 2013 at 8:34 am

Rhubarb, not strawberry rhubarb. Rhubarb.

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123 Susan Christy July 27, 2013 at 12:15 am

Orange Marmalade is my favorite

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124 jessica edwards July 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

grape jam is my family’s fave

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125 john hutchens July 27, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I like blueberry jam

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126 Holly Storm-Burge July 27, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I LOVE Blackberry jelly.

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127 Teresa Moore July 28, 2013 at 9:06 am

My favorite is Strawberry!

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128 David July 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm

My favorite is apple butter, which I consider a jelly because of its consistency.

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129 Staci A July 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Love blueberry jelly!

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130 Georgia Beckman July 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I like JAM better! wooooooooot!

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131 Amy D. July 29, 2013 at 8:26 am

I like mixed berry, or any berry really, especially if they’re organic.

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132 Francine Anchondo July 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I like Strawberry Jam

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133 Kelly Z July 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I love mixed fruit ones.

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134 Trish F July 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Hello, my favorite jam is raspberry. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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135 Melanie Montgomery July 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I like strawberry jam

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136 Margot C July 29, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I’m very conventional. I like strawberry best!

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137 Lauren Vasquez July 30, 2013 at 12:25 am

Strawberry Jam! yum! yum! yum!

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138 Stacey Cockrell July 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

I make wonderful Fig/Apple Spiced Jam.
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139 Maggie July 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I love strawberry!

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140 natasha July 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I love strawberry!

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141 Marilyn B. July 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Blueberry Jam is my favorite! Yum!

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142 Jeffrey July 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Cherry Jam is at the top of my list!

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143 heather July 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm

i love plum jam

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144 Derrick Johnson July 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Homemade Fig preserves,pear preserves,strawberry syrup…and those are the things I KNOW HOW TO MAKE!

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145 JD Northwest July 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm

I love Peach jam.

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