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A Sneak Peek at Preserving by the Pint

PreservingByThePintCollageOur friend, Marisa McClellan’s new canning cookbook Preserving by the Pint is now available! We are so proud to stock our shelves with her latest work!

We spent some time this weekend reading through the cookbook. Her dedication and tribute to her other half had us tearing up. Then, page-by-page, we began adding more items to our garden plans as we were inspired by one enticing recipe after another!

Preserving by the Pint is the second in a series of delightful & practical canning cookbooks by author & blogger Marisa McClellan. Her first book, Food in Jars Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round was released in 2012.Food in Jars Cookbooks

In addition to canning basics, Preserving by the Pint, includes tips on techniques, shelf life, cooking times and much more. It is packed with beautiful color images and more than 100 recipes thoughtfully sorted by season, which we think is brilliant! Recipes range from sweet to savory. Although it is designed for “Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces” you’ll love her recipes no matter how much space you have!

We were impressed with the large variety of recipes. You’ll find more than just jams, jellies & pickles. The book includes unique recipes for somewhat out of the ordinary items that you may only have a small amount of, even if you do have a large garden.

If you don’t have a copy of Marisa’s first book Food in Jars, you can get your own copy here. Both of Marisa’s books will certainly be well-loved books in our canning library!

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In celebration of the release of Marisa’s new book we are giving away a copy of Preserving by the Pint along with a case of pint jars and lids to match – winners choice. Please use the rafflecopter widget Pickled broccoli - Food in Jarsbelow to enter.

Good luck and be sure to check out Marisa’s blog Food in Jars, and her recipe for quick pickled broccoli, which she just shared on our blog. It looks great in the new Heritage Collection Green Jars. Oh, and we are giving some of those away here.
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  1. Melissa Posted March 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I would like to make some sort of rhubarb or blueberry jelly.

  2. Robin Deem Posted March 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Always ready to learn new things or try new recipes. I would love to have a copy of her book!

  3. Karen Posted March 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I’ll do my salsa in pints-it’s the perfect amount to use in recipes.

  4. Morgan Posted March 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I am still quite new at canning and I would love to win this as I would do a little bit of everything!

  5. Liz Posted March 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait for Marisa’s new book!

  6. Susan isaacs Posted March 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I love canning! Sounds like a marvelous addition to my kitchen!

  7. Alison Posted March 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to can a lot of tomatoes this summer.

  8. Leah Posted March 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Jam! Also anything else I see at the farmer’s market that catches my eye. I pickled 2 pints of fennel this past weekend.

  9. Kathy Kirkland Posted March 11, 2014 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    My hopes are to can a lot of goodies this year! I’m a month away from moving to Alaska where my son is already planning the layout of my raised beds which I plan on filling with tomatoes, zucchinis, beets, cabbage, etc.
    Got the seeds just waiting to get up there with me!!
    So, I plan on canning all of the above, in various forms. Zucchini Relish is high on my son’s wish list as he remembers it from years ago when I had a huge garden in Montana and he benefited from it every time he came for a visit. Pickled Beets I’ll likely have to “fight” over with my grandsons as they all three think they are totally awesome, as do their parents! LOL
    And, because Mother Nature provides us with plenty of wild edibles, I can also see all the jellies I have missed making lately. Wild blueberries, strawberries and even elderberries are to be found up there…. Makes my mouth water just thinking how happily busy I will be again soon!
    Last, but certainly not least………….Salmon, venison, etc,. if we really get lucky!!!!!!!!

  10. Andrea G Posted March 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see this book, I loved the first one. I’ll preserve currents by the pint this year.

  11. Chelsea W Posted March 11, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    some sort of jam im sure

  12. Serena Beltz Posted March 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I am a huge fan of both yours and Marisa’s :). By the end of the year, we will have more Meyer Lemon Curd, Bolognese Sauce and Strawberry Rhubarb jam in pint size and more!

  13. natalie radbill Posted March 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    I would like to make small batches of nice jams and conserves.

  14. Janet Brown Posted March 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    _ By the pint? pickled veggies like green beans, carrots, and brussels sprouts; peach salsa; blueberry jam; peaches and blueberries in syrup…

  15. Kat K. Posted March 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Fruit pie fillings!

  16. Jodi Monroy Posted March 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Dilly beans!

  17. Thorn Posted March 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    This will be my first year with a CSA share, and the element of not knowing exactly what — or how much — will be in the locally grown boxes is a part of this year’s preserving adventure. Nature gets to decide this year (mostly, anyway — I dream of lemons, but they’re never in season here!).

  18. Becky Posted March 11, 2014 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Salsa & Jam. I can’t wait to see the new book 🙂

  19. Diane Posted March 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Strawberry jam!

  20. Sharon Drummond Posted March 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I so love Marisa’s first book and cannot wait to get my hands on the second!

  21. Kelly Scott Posted March 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be preserving lots of pickled asparagus by the pint this year! I can’t wait to see it at the farmers markets!!

  22. Lora Posted March 11, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Would love a copy of these books. I would anything I can get my hands on. Would be able to can just a little at a time. No more single serve left overs.

  23. Kristin Fish Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Hopefully I’ll be preserving something with tomatoes by the pint this year!

  24. Raine Lampert Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    I would love to try some of these recipes! This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for doing it. Now I need to go see if I can get a copy of the first book!

  25. Cheri White Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    I have great plans for using smoked paprika, tomatoes, papaya, tropical concoctions!

  26. Erin Posted March 12, 2014 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    I’m just strting to get into canning, but excited to try everything! These books with their emphasis on small quantities look ideal.

  27. Karen Young Posted March 12, 2014 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad to find your blog.These cookbooks and green jars are quite interesting.

  28. Jo'Ann Godshall Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    getting my pressure canners dial gauges tested tomorrow so I can fill up a those jars in my basement by Filmore Containers!!

  29. Jo'Ann Godshall Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    By the pint, will be putting up chili sauce (family recipe), bread & butter pickles (also family recipe), cinnamon nutmeg applesauce and pulled pork.

  30. Robin Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    I’ll be canning a lot of jam again this year. The family loves it and it makes great gifts.

  31. Mary Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    I always can several jars of her dilly beans.

  32. Tammy B. Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    I’d love to win Marissa’s new book! I’ve been following her blog since the beginning…

  33. Cinnie Posted March 12, 2014 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Lots of special things — gooseberry jam, rhubarb chutney, whatever I can find.

  34. Ann Posted March 12, 2014 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    I’ll be preserving lots of tomato goodies if my garden is as happy as last summer along with pickles and sweet things too. Marisa’s first book and blog have been the main of my canning education and I’ve been looking forward to this new book since Marisa first mentioned it on her blog…

  35. Jam Bubba Posted March 12, 2014 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Preserving small batches is a great way to try a new recipe. Looking forward to Marissa’s new book.

  36. Dawn Posted March 12, 2014 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see this book. The Roasted Corn Salsa from the first book is a huge favorite in this house. I make the tomato sauce AND ketchup too! I love the first book.

  37. Becky Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    I definitely want to try some chutneys by the pint this year.

  38. Lisa Belfield Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    I went to Marisa’s workshop and have been canning ever since! This season I think I will can pear-vanilla jam and tomato jam, also cran-apple jam – and then something new from the book!

  39. Darla Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    I am a fan of her first book and have been anxiously awaiting this one. I know it will be filled with many user friendly recipes. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  40. Hannah M. Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    I just put up a pint of pickled kumquats last week 🙂

  41. Karen Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Pickled Cherries!

  42. Sam Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I love my copy of Food in Jars, and am so excited to get my hands on Preserving by the Pint!

  43. Jamie Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I’m going to be canning low-sugar jams of as many fruits as I can find!

  44. Shannon Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    sour cherry jam! I let it set up too much last year- determined to get it right this time around 🙂

  45. Caitlin Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try this book. Marisa’s blueberry jam will definitely be making a reappearance in my kitchen this year!

  46. Anne Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    These are the prettiest canning jars yet.

  47. Charlotte Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I love Marisa’s first book, so inspirational and different than the usual (read quite boring) Scandinavian recipies, so am looking forward to her second!
    Will start pickling more since I’m a fennel and carrot addict; and am sure to make some raspberry jam variation and play with cloudberries!

  48. jomia Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    something in my brand new (to me!) pressure canner!

  49. Monica Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Blackberry brandy jam

  50. Lindz Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait for berries this summer… and tomatoes 🙂

  51. Kris H Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    I love canning and every year I can the staple tomatoes and salsa but I always
    try something new as well! Would love to win! Thanks!

  52. Pam D Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Always looking for new recipes!

  53. Cecile Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I love Marissa’s book and enjoyed all her recipes. Can’t wait to see her new book and try her delicious recipes. I want to try canning tomatoes and salsa when the season starts.

  54. deneen Posted March 12, 2014 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I hope to do tomato paste this year

  55. Rosemeri Posted March 12, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I love her first book and look forward to getting this new one.

  56. Amanda Posted March 12, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Small batch pickles

  57. Emily Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I’m so looking forward to this book! I’m planning on preserving plums from my tree and tomatoes from my garden this year! And I’ve been on a marmalade kick lately, too.

  58. susie sweetiepetitti Posted March 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I will pickle beans for sure. Hope to can some fruit preserves for my peanut butter sandwich fiend!

  59. Susana I. Posted March 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I have in mind salsa, pineapple jam, mango jam and cantaloup jam.

  60. Kate Posted March 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Peaches and plums are on my mind this year…

  61. Maureen Posted March 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m planning to pickle a bigger variety of veggies–maybe radishes and cauliflower

  62. lisa Posted March 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    I can so many things but my favorite is tomatoe’s with peppers use them in a lot of different dishes

  63. Stacy Posted March 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    looking forward to pickling artichokes and trying my hand at some new items too!

  64. Anne Posted March 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be making apple butter and apple jelly, which I’ll preserve by the pint. It’s the perfect size!

  65. Nancy B Posted March 12, 2014 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Dilly beans!

  66. A.A. Posted March 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Just finishing up scrubbing giant-paper-bag-fulls (bags-full?) of sour oranges and lemons, so vanilla-bean-citrus marmalade is happening this week! Maybe some rhubarb-citrus marmalade, too!
    My friends and family fight over the vanilla-marm, and I have to admit that I’m thrilled that they like it so much. So, I have to make as much this year as I’m willing.
    Actually, some strawberry-marm would also be good…

    Looking forward to the new book!

  67. Lisa Bunnell Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Tomatos!

  68. Daisey Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    I love canning things like salsa and green beans, but I would love to have new recipes to try too.

  69. Penny Posted March 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    My husband loves my home canned jams and jellies but I would can tomato juice!

  70. Terresa D. Posted March 12, 2014 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully lots of tomatoes from my garden!

  71. Diane M Posted March 12, 2014 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    Nanking Cherry Jelly, Salsa and Refrigerator Pickles go into my pint jars!

  72. Heidi Posted March 12, 2014 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Jalepeno jelly in green jars for gifts is one of my favorite hostess gifts.

  73. Jeannette Harnish Posted March 13, 2014 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Would love to win a copy of her new book to add to my collection!!

  74. Teruska Posted March 13, 2014 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Green jars and Marissa’s Pickling by the Pint – PERFECT TOGETHER

  75. Ziggy Posted March 13, 2014 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Corn relish!

  76. Ronda RS Posted March 13, 2014 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Muskmelon Jam

  77. Carol Posted March 13, 2014 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait to start trying these new recipes!

  78. marla Posted March 13, 2014 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait for peach season

  79. Kristi Trim Posted March 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Anything the good Lord above provides I will be canning this year!

  80. Kim Posted March 13, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I LOVED the first book! I can’t wait to read the second!

  81. jonquil Posted March 13, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Green beans, carrots, & peaches!

  82. Helen Hamilton Posted March 13, 2014 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I can just for me so everything is by the pint and half pint!

  83. bobbi Posted March 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    strawberry jam now and peaches later in the season!! 🙂

  84. June Gibbs Posted March 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    As it is just my husband and I this should be a fantastic canning book to have on hand along with finding recipes that I do not have to have a lot of. Syrups especially come to mind. 🙂

  85. Erika Knipe Posted March 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    This book looks lovely! I plan to can lots and lots of goodies this year! Jam, pickles, salsa and sauces! Yay!

  86. Stephanie O Posted March 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter and possibly strawberry jam

  87. Laura Ellis Posted March 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    We will be canning lots of grape jelly and pickling peppers this summer!

  88. Mary Ann Posted March 14, 2014 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    I love Marisa’s first book and can’t wait to read this one.

  89. Renee Lane Posted March 14, 2014 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    already ran out of last years tomatoes so I’m ready for tomatoes to can and I always put them up in pints.

  90. Cindy Holland Posted March 14, 2014 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    Have never canned before, but would love to learn with this book!! 🙂

  91. Nancy A. Posted March 14, 2014 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    I would like to try pickles and maybe some salsa for my husband. Being new to all this, I’m not sure where to start or how it will turn out. But, you have to start somewhere and this book would sure help!

  92. Elana Posted March 14, 2014 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Lots of tomatoes from my garden!

  93. Debbie McMurry Posted March 14, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    We grow a large garden and can everything! Love the book.

  94. AbbyK Posted March 14, 2014 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Jelly is the best. Esp. Strawberry. TY for the giveaway!

  95. kim Posted March 14, 2014 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Lots of jams and jellies

  96. Martha Franks Posted March 14, 2014 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I love to make jams an jellies! Am really getting into gifts in jars. So many posts are for quart jars, would love to win this book because pint sized is more suited to my needs.

  97. Cary Posted March 14, 2014 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Love Marissa and would love her new book! Jars, jars, jars!!! 🙂

  98. KarenV Posted March 14, 2014 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    The new book looks great and I would love to have a copy. Looking forward to a summer of preserving in pints.

  99. Devon Hernandez Posted March 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I will be preserving some things by pint that we get in our CSA! This past year was our first year doing a CSA and we got weird amounts of things that we couldn’t use up immediately – more than we could eat right away but not enough to make a large batch of something. Specifically, strawberries, cabbages, radishes, turnips, and zucchini. I’ll be anxious to make a jar of something rather than fretting over it going to waste, and enjoying a brighter taste of summer produce when the skies are gray and winds are cold. Thank you for the giveaway!

  100. Cheryl Posted March 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Cranberry BBQ Sauce

  101. Courtney Posted March 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I love Food in Jars and actually got to watch Marisa do a demo a couple years ago. She’s awesome, and I can’t wait to get my hands on her newest book!

  102. Jeffrey Posted March 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I always can tomatoes in pint jars.

  103. Martha Posted March 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    I make at least one type of jam each summer

  104. Emily K. Posted March 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I love Marisa’s blog!

  105. Theresa Fish Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Most likely tomato sauce.

  106. Chelsey Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    You can never have enough canning recipes!

  107. Jenn H Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Her first book was great, I bet the second id even better!

  108. Julie Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    The new book looks great- so do those lovely green jars!

  109. MartiC Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    I am ready to try my hand at canning anything 🙂

  110. Brc Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Something w/ sour cherries– my tree is still young, so a pint is all I’ll get 😉

  111. SharonF Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    I preserve almost everything in pints, because there is just the husband and me, so a lot of times a quart of anything is too much.

  112. Gayle Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    this looks like an awesome book

  113. sacree Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    love all the new pickle recipes to try by the pint….. for gifts, too….

  114. Diana M. Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    now that we are empty nesters it makes a lot more sense to can by the pint and open more jars when we have company or the kids over than to can in quarts and have tons of left overs.

  115. Jennifer Reynolds Posted March 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I am going to try different jellies

  116. Michelle Posted March 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Blueberry rhubarb jelly!

  117. Teresa Posted March 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Where to start….mushrooms, chow chow and wine jelly.

  118. tina Bradford Posted March 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Anything and everything. .. starting my garden again this year

  119. tracey k Posted March 14, 2014 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I love to can jams & butters

  120. Sandra Posted March 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Oh, where do I begin?
    I’ll probably start with orange marmalade and cherry tomatoes, separately, of course!

  121. Diane Posted March 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I will can applesauce in pints this year. Many more than last year because I am out! 🙁

  122. Lindsay Posted March 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Cannot wait to read her new book!

  123. Sara Grotz Posted March 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I would make more pickles! Our family eats a ton of them!

  124. Terri Dye Posted March 14, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    I really want to make my own preserves as well as going to can up some bbq sauce.

  125. Robin H Posted March 14, 2014 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    I will be canning tomatoes, pickles, & peaches for sure. Probably other stuff too! I can’t wait!

  126. Andrea Posted March 15, 2014 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Meyer lemon jam!

  127. Brooke Posted March 15, 2014 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Jam & tomatoes for sure.

  128. Beth Posted March 15, 2014 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    Jardinaire, that’s what I miss the most when its gone!

  129. Rachel Posted March 15, 2014 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    I’ll be canning all kinds of dilly beans in pints this summer.

  130. cyndi Posted March 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    I am going to can everything I possibly get out of my garden!

  131. jen moreau Posted March 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Excited to learn new techniques. We have several fruit trees that have matured and we have lots of fresh fruit now!

  132. Katie Garner Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Will be canning salsas, jams and jellies and vegetables!

  133. Dawn Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Salsa, dilly beans and pickles!

  134. Carol Posted March 16, 2014 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    I love to preserve food in small batches and can’t wait to see the wonderful recipes in your new cookbook.

  135. Kristen Posted March 17, 2014 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    I would love to have a beautiful canning book or two! I love my blue jars but the green are even more beautiful.

  136. Jessica Posted March 17, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Would love a new canning cookbook and who doesn’t love new jars??

  137. Lee Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to canning and would LOVE her book!

  138. armymum13 Posted March 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    I have so many things I want to try…. strawberry jam is always a given, cranberry sauce… & I want to make some corn relish and piccalilli like my grandmother used to…

  139. Amanda Bradley Posted March 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Tomatoes