Can-It-Forward Demo Videos Now Available on FreshPreserving.com + Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway

Marisa at Ball Canning HQ

Back in July, I traveled to Indiana to participate in Ball Canning’s International Can-It-Forward Day. We were supposed to be streaming live from their brand new test kitchen (kitted out in Martha Stewart Living cabinets, counters and hardware), but there were some technical difficulties and the videos were never made available.

Happily, the Can-It-Forward team has been hard at work behind the scenes, and today, the videos of the recipes that we all demonstrated that day are finally ready for viewing! You’ll see the following demos…

Click here to see all the Can-It-Forward Videos!

demo at Ball Canning HQ

For those of you who missed the interactivity of International Can-It-Forward Day, fear not. Your friends at Jarden Home Brands have you covered. This Thursday, September 24 they’ll be live streaming an fall canning program starting at 3 pm ET. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and see a behind the scenes peek at that gorgeous test kitchen I mentioned earlier.

If you’re interested in tuning in, you can pre-register here. And if you can’t make the livestream, they’ll be posting the full video later in the day, so you can catch up at your leisure.

Now, for the last bit of good news. I have a $100 Home Depot gift card to give away to one lucky Food in Jars reader (I know. Two giveaways in one week!).

Jarden Home Brands worked with The Home Depot and the Martha Stewart Living Kitchens line during their kitchen renovation and the results are so gorgeous. If you like the looks of the kitchen they created, this giveaway is your change to bring a little bit of the same durable style into your own home.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share how you’d spend $100 at The Home Depot.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, September 25, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and this post will be updated with their name.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents only (and is void where prohibited).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog.

Disclosure: I am a paid Ball Canning Ambassador and was compensated for my participation in this year’s Can-It-Forward Day, but my thoughts and opinions remain entirely my own. 

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193 Responses to Can-It-Forward Demo Videos Now Available on FreshPreserving.com + Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway

  1. 151
    Carrie P. says:

    I would get a shelving unit and storage containers for all the things I’ve canned, since they’re hiding in the back corner of the living room right now!

  2. 152
    Sue H says:

    New backsplash in the kitchen!

  3. 153
    Mary says:

    I need to add insulation to my living room, so a gift card to Home Depot would be a wonderful start towards that goal!

  4. 154
    Joann says:

    Patio stones …..for next years garden!

  5. 155
    Deb Smith says:

    I could buy a pile of colored lids and jars, and maybe even a few houseplants! –djs

  6. 156
    Jessica Mcfarlin says:

    I would use the gift card to buy a new garage opener 🙂 !

  7. 157
    Nancy says:

    $100 at Home Depot? I must admit that I have “new toilet seat” on the list. Always light bulbs and stuff for the garden. I’m dying for some front porch furniture. Maybe I could find a little bench or chair. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. 158
    Bena Wilbern says:

    I would most likely buy something for our new nursery! Baby number 1 is due in January, and we have just started decorating! 🙂

  9. 159
    Keebie says:

    I’d fashion a new backsplash out of chalkboard paint and white subway tiles. I’d also purchase some open-shelving to display my canned goods 🙂

  10. 160
    Jill C. says:

    Oh, the possibilities at a hardware store; I’m sure that I’d use $100 up in an instant! I’d probably wait until spring (canning stuff is gone, snow shovels are in) and then upgrade some of my canning supplies and get some lights for my sewing corner in the basement.

  11. 161
    Robin E. says:

    Home Depot has fabulous vintage-y looking tile. That’s where I’d put $100.

  12. 162
    Laura J says:

    Oh if I won, I would love to use it on canning supplies! I have wanted to try it, but never have. With fall coming, we still have so much in our garden that we need to pick, but I know we cannot use it all. I would love to learn to can some of it!!!

  13. 163
    Heather says:

    New Dishwasher!! I used to use mine to sterilize jars before I can, but not any more….It just doesn’t do the job anymore.

  14. 164
    Carolyn S says:

    I’d get shelving for my pantry (which is actually a corner of my laundry room) so that I could store my canned goods more accessibly.

  15. 165
    Anita Lotz says:

    The heat this summer has made hanging out outside a chore, even to garden the small areas that actually get sun. The gift card would go toward putting some fall color into the front and back yard beds and containers.

  16. 166
    MBridges says:

    I would by shelving and storage containers to organize the mess that is my garage!

  17. 167
    Melissa says:

    I would buy a new juicer/steamer and if they had the ball jelly maker I would be hooked up yeah!! Thanks for an opportunity to win

  18. 168
    Rue says:

    Paint! It’s time to brighten up my living room.

  19. 169
    Jodi says:

    I would FINALLY put a backsplash in the kitchen!

  20. 170
    Jordyn says:

    I’ve been eyeing a rug on the Home Depot website. I’d definitely get it if I won the gift card!

  21. 171
    Andrea Watts says:

    Insulate our carport that we closed in last year. I want to store my canned goods in there safely.

  22. 172
    Michelle Cox says:

    I would purchase sandpaper, paint & new hardware and repaint & update my laminate kitchen cabinets.

  23. 173

    I would put it towards finishing up our kitchen renovation. Perhaps for the pot filler faucet on the cooktop.

  24. 174
    Misty says:

    I think I would be on the look out for a strong single burner. I would love to find something that would allow the chutney to reduce while Hubby started dinner

  25. 175
    Chrissy says:

    Probably on supplies for our smoker (deck mat, wood chips, etc.)

  26. 176
    Sandy O says:

    Paint! So many rooms need to be re-done!

  27. 177
    Patrice says:

    Canning stuff, of course! And maybe mums!

  28. 178
    Karen says:

    Oh, I think the living room needs some new paint, new cabinet knobs for the kitchen, and some patio stones for the garden would be great! Thanks!

  29. 179
    Emily Smith says:

    We will be redoing our bathroom in the next few months and this would help with expenses! Thanks for the chance!

  30. 180
    Christina says:

    My microwave just died, so I’d get a new one.

  31. 181
    Shannon says:

    I’d put it toward new cabinets. Mine are insufficient and poorly-done. In fact, my whole kitchen needs to be renovated! But I’d happily start with $100 to buy one of the stand-up pantries that Home Depot has in their unfinished cabinetry stock.

  32. 182
    Lauren E says:

    I have finally convinced my husband that we NEED a vegetable garden in the yard to keep our lone peach tree company. So I’d use it for the supplies needed to set up a raised garden bed.

  33. 183
    Kate says:

    I’d buy more supplies to finish converting our old house to three-prong outlets!

  34. 184
    Marsha says:

    I’ve lived in my house for 12 years, and that whole time it’s never had a backsplash behind the stove. Talk about Mess Central! I would love to FINALLY put something in place there!

  35. 185
    Joy says:

    I’m planning a backyard fire pit. $100 Home Depot gift card would go a long way to making that happen!

  36. 186
    Ali Geisler says:

    I’d love to use $100 at Home Depot to upgrade my kitchen faucet. My current kitchen faucet is just too low to easily wash dishes and fill pots for the stove. =-)

  37. 187
    Andria says:

    I would probably get either nice curtains or a humidifier for my firstborn, due in February. Or I would buy a ton of dirt to repot all my hibiscus because babies love flowers 🙂

  38. 188
    Linda says:

    New decking – we are in the process of replacing our old wooden deck.

  39. 189
    Shon J says:

    I’d love to purchase raised bed material for my organic garden, then can as much as possible! I love me some garden veggies and herbs!

  40. 190
    catherine says:

    toward a new toilet

  41. 191
    Juliann Goldman says:

    Plants and gardening supplies for next year’s garden on my deck.

  42. 192
    Caryn K says:

    I would use the gift card for shelving for the garage, I’m forced to store my canning supplies out in the garage!

  43. 193
    shelley c says:

    I would use it to buy paint. I have a lot of projects I need to work on.