Super Easy Grape Jelly Recipe (and a Giveaway)

Super Easy Grape Jelly Recipe (and a Giveaway)

 
Easy Grape Jelly recipe

I remember when we planned the jump from the city to the country and I spent hours with my friends talking about the future….

…waxing poetic on country life.

I couldn’t wait to have a little house on a prairie.

I told everyone I was going to grind my own wheat and grow cucumbers and tomatoes and squash and bake with fresh herbs and raise horses and have chickens and farm fresh eggs and can my own preserves.

And nine years later?

One out of eight isn’t bad.

grape jelly with bagels

This week the twins and I made jelly.

I literally cannot believe I typed a sentence.

And the best part?

IT WAS SO EASY.

And really, really yummy.

easy grape jelly recipe

We made eleven of the prettiest jelly jars you have ever seen because we were planning on eating one or two and giving the rest away as gifts.

At least that was the plan….

….until my family tried the jelly on biscuits.

Now we are regifting the jelly to ourselves.

Want to regift some jelly, too?

Here’s the recipe we used to make it.

ingredients

Easy Grape Jelly

Ingredients

3 cups bottled grape juice, unsweetened (make sure it says 100% grape juice on the bottle)

1 package powdered pectin

4 1/2 cups sugar

pot with jelly

Combine grape juice and powdered pectin in a large saucepan.

Bring to a boil over high heat.

Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.

Return to a boil.

Boil hard for one minute.

Remove from heat.  Skim foam if necessary.

canning jars

pouring jelly

Ladle hot jelly into jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.

Wipe jar rims.

Adjust two-piece caps.

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canning process

Process 10 minutes in boiling-water canner.

Yield:  about 5 pint jars (or ours made 11 of the smaller 4 oz jelly jars)

how to make grape jelly

It was amazing that grape juice and sugar and pectin went in.

And this came out.

It was one of the proudest moments of my life putting that freshly-canned jar of jelly on the table.

Now that I’m an official canner….

…maybe I should think about those chickens. 🙂

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A giant shout out to Ace Hardware for partnering with me on my first canning project.

It was so much fun and my family and I cannot thank you enough.

And now in super exciting news….

Ace Hardware wants to celebrate the end of summer with a $150 giveaway to one lucky reader.

It’s easy to enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment with your favorite thing about fall.

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disclosure:  This post was sponsored in collaboration with Ace Hardware.

All opinions on grape jelly and chickens are my own.

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Comments

  1. Barbara Warren :

    I get to see what Thistlewood Farms is doing at her house.

  2. Barbara Warren :

    The weather cools enough to sit out and enjoy God’s nature.

  3. Barbara Warren :

    Orange pumpkins in the fields.

  4. Barbara Warren :

    Colorful leaves to be used in flower vases.

  5. Oh Grape jelly is one of my favorites! I have fond memories of my grandmother canning everything they grew and lots of different jellies. I have to admit I have never canned anything, but this looks easy enough to try.

    Thanks for sharing a little “country” with us today. One out of eight isn’t bad. I could be worse.:)

  6. I meant “It could be worse”. I’m blaming it on the keyboard. 🙂

  7. Decorating with pumpkins–pumpkins everywhere! And cozy socks and sweatshirts!

  8. The scent of the air… it’s lighter..

  9. Fall is my favorite season because everything gets dressed up in the prettiest boldest color. The trees, the house and my family in flannels, boots and vests. Gorgeous everywhere you look!

  10. Jackie Cooney :

    After the dog days of summer I love the cool crisp air.

  11. Leslie Watkins :

    Amazing so proud of you!! Favorite thing about fall is the color and crisp cool air!!

  12. Picking apples at our local orchard.

  13. Living in Texas, definitely the cooler weather. When I’m in Colorado, also the cooler weather.

  14. I am new to your site and am excited to see what you’re all about!

    • I love everything fall – the color of the leaves, crisp cooler days, pumpkins, football, family coming for visits, and just the sense of serenity it gives me.

  15. Donna Gonzalez :

    The cooler days and EVERYTHING pumpkin flavored.

  16. I never thought I would say this because I am a summer girl….but I look forward to the cooler, less humid weather that fall brings.
    Happy jelly biscuit day KariAnne!

  17. Sitting by fireplace & knitting

  18. Oooooh yummy!!! Now that you have tackled jelly, try applesauce! It is so easy!! Plus it makes your house smell amazing!

  19. Crisp mornings. Pumpkins on the porch. Hoodies and coffee.

  20. I love the cool crisp days and clean blue skies! And…..pumpkins everything!

  21. Only one thing about Fall that I like? Crisp nights! (But I like so much more…like everything about Fall!)
    I remember my mom making grape jelly. It was so good! I just might have to make some!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

  22. Marilyn Thore :

    I love attending the fall Amish Auction near us – pumpkins, homemade pies, farm animals, farm equipment, home goods, and best of all the most fantastic freshly made warm donuts & chicken on the grill that I have ever eaten.

  23. My favorite thing about fall….lower humidity! I live in Florida. : )

  24. Crisp mornings!!!

  25. I love fall for the cooler nights & neutral fall decor! So ready for the hot summer weather to be finished!

  26. My favorite thing about fall is the smell. The additional moisture that fall brings sinks into the earth and makes the soil, fall leaves, and late harvests smell so good. And it smells clean, like mother earth is getting ready to cover up with her white blanket and go to bed.

  27. Fall is my favorite season-I love the crisp cool air, beautiful, natural things to use for decorating (pumpkins, bittersweet, Indian corn…..), and using fresh pumpkin in so many recipes! Sigh. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

  28. Fall evening picnics. No bugs!

  29. Autumn equals soup weather. We love soup.♥

  30. I love the cooler weather, changing of the leaves and back to school!

  31. Mornings cool enough to sit out on the porch with coffee.

  32. Definitely Friday night lights!

  33. There are so many great things about fall but homemade soups, wearing knee high boots and football season are some of my favorites!

  34. Karen DeSantis :

    I love the cooler weather and the leaves changing. So beautiful!

  35. Angela McAlister :

    My absolute favorite fall activity is searching for the perfect cerulean autumn sky framed against a rich tapestry of fall foliage.

  36. Cooler temps, sweaters, walking on crunchy leaves in the yard!

  37. I love everything about Fall. Cooler temps. & lower humidity! ( I live in Florida). Preserving vegetables, fruits & jelly for the winter months. Baking fall recipes especially everything Pumpkin. Family coming to visit for the holidays, and burning my most favorite Yankee Candle “Autumn Leaves”!

  38. My 2 favorite things about fall are cooler weather and autumn leaves.

  39. Well…there’s the air…it seems fresher! Then there’s pumpkins, those colorful leaves, cool weather food (yes, food has seasons in my book). …and finally football! 😉

  40. Apple Harvest Festivals; Pumpkin anything; and crisp blue skies 🙂

  41. EVERYTHING! I love fall, the colors, the weather, pumpkin. flavored. everything. and football!

  42. I love the colorful leaves and anything pumpkin!

  43. There is nothing I don’t love about Autumn. I guess if I had to sum it up in one word it would be COZY 🙂

  44. Fall … getting to wear my new ankle boots! Right now it’s sandals all the time.

    The jelly looks yummy. Can you do this with other 100% fruit juices like apple or pineapple? Anybody know the answer? If yes, I could go into the homemade jelly business … or at least make them for everyone’s Christmas baskets.

  45. Well, since I live in New England, it is of course the foliage! And the sweater weather!
    Karen U

  46. Cooler weather!

  47. Your jelly looks delicious KariAnne! I love the fun food and cool, fresh air in the fall!

  48. Now when you have grown the grapes, picked the grapes, pulled of the stems, washed them well (they can have bugs) put water on them, cook them, strain them and squeeze all the juice out (Put the grapes in a leftover piece of fabric because it will be stained, measure juice and sugar and proceed as instructed. It will be different in flavored from the bottled juice, but all is good and you ha the joy of working with the girls and making memories. I have canned for almost 60 years and we enjoyed real food for the winter.

    You are one busy, wonderful wife and mother. I had my big toe fixed yesterday. So I am supposed to find some sit down projects.

  49. I love the cool, clear, crisp days of fall!

  50. Brocanteuserose :

    My favorite thing about fall is the lack of humidity! No more humidity means my hair goes from it’s exciting and dare I say imaginative summer style of “I’ve been licking an electric socket, soaked in crack cocaine, al la the 80’s”. To the more refined and elegant style of the 80’s of yore, where my hair is only sticking out 3′ in every direction from my head. 🙂

  51. Ditto on the cooler weather, and I love the rustle of walking through fallen leaves!

  52. PUMPKINS! I love them! I can’t help myself, I love pumpkins! Round ones, short ones, tall ones, skinny ones, fat smushed ones, tiny itty bitty ones, GIANT ones, ones with warts, ones without warts, green, orange, white, striped or not! Whew…. I love pumpkins!

  53. Fall decorating is one of my favorite things about autumn.

  54. My favorite thing about fall is the crunchy beautiful leaves on the ground.

  55. Texas fall means lower humidity and yet still beautifully warm.

  56. I love the crisp, cool mornings and great sleeping weather of Fall!

  57. Shawn Herbert :

    Nature provides so many freebie opportunities for seasonal decorating in the fall.

  58. I love the cool weather and colors of fall. BTW: I can smell your delicious grape jelly from here! YUM!

  59. I love the beautiful colors on the trees, and also getting to wear my beloved boots again!

  60. Cope Kamlowsky :

    The jelly looks wonderful!! I look forward to Fall for the cooler weather and lower humidity!

  61. My favorite thing about Fall is the cooler weather.

  62. a fire in the fireplace almost every evening

  63. Fall is my favorite season. It gets cooler and I can pull out my sweaters and boots, then there’s football! Fall is family, nesting, and snuggling with a good book. Seems a slower pace of life from the busy summer.

  64. The most beautiful colors of all come out! Even in the sunsets!

  65. I love Mother Natures talent of changing the colors of the trees and landscapes.
    PS. just curious which survived the list of 8 country tasks? Jere

  66. I love everything about fall, it’s my favorite season. Football, hanging out with friends, the cool crisp morning air and pleasant evenings, trips to the coast, I could go on….

  67. Julie Ann Coleman :

    My favorite thing about fall are all the pumpkins! I grow them every year and watch as all the varies varieties take different shapes and sizes. They must grow 2 inches a day !!! So fun to watch!

  68. The cool, crisp weather, sweaters, the smell of bonfires, the leaves changing colors, and Husker football!

  69. I love so many things about Fall, it’s hard to pick just one! But I suppose it would have to be a tie between two: (1)the anticipation pumpkin pie, with real whipped cream and a drizzle of honey, and (2) watching the trees turn. And the jelly looks scrumptious, Karianne!

  70. I love the sunlight, in the morning and the crisp cool air

  71. I love everything about Fall; cooler temperatures, the gorgeous foliage, baking and the wonderful aromas and now I can add making jelly to the list. Im also looking forward to seeing what you have planned at Thistlewood Farms. I know it will be spectacular!

  72. I love the cool crisp air in the fall, apple picking, a cozy blanket in the evening and a fire inside or outside. Then I want the seasons to stop and never have winter or snow! Ha ha

  73. Rowena Philbeck :

    Cooler temperatures and making chili and all the fall foods!! Pumpkin bread etc. My favorite time of the year.

  74. I love the transition to sweaters and cool mornings and evenings.

  75. I love the cooler weather, beautiful colors & football. Happy Fall Y’all!

  76. Sandy Gooselaw :

    Trading in garden tools and sprinklers for reading by a warm, cozy crackling fire, sipping hot chocolate piled high with whipped cream, the smell of fresh falling rain as it dances on the leaves outside my window and leaf kicking walks. sigh. . .

  77. Crisp New England fall weather… apples, pumpkins, cracking fire… what’s not to love!

  78. Nathalie Berube :

    I like the colorful leaves.

  79. Fall blows in here on the intoxicating smells of roasting green chile…magical. I never thought to make jelly from store-bought juice…brilliant!! The girls will love it. Thanks and Happy Almost Fall!

  80. Oh, that grape jelly just looks sooooooooo delicious…no wonder you decided to “re-gift” it all to yourselves…good call…I’d do that, too! Those are the cutest jars, too! Imma make some of this grape jelly myself…it sounds easy enough for even me!

    haha…why can I hear Meatloaf singing, “Now don’t be saaaad, cuz two outta three ain’t baaaad…”? 🙂

    • There really should be an edit button for dum-dums like me…I messed up my own joke! That should actually read: Why can I hear Meatloaf singing, “Now don’t be saaaaad, cuz one outta eight ain’t bad…”?

      haha…I’m not even sure that was funny enough to bother correcting! 🙂

  81. I love all the Fall colors and my Fall quilts!

  82. A clambake! Setting out the bales of straw and tables. Building a fire in the pit. Stacking the steamer with corn, sweet potatoes, onions, celery, butter, clams (and secret ingredients). Starting another cauldron of hot spiced cider. Corn hole games in the yard. Scavenger hunt with the kids to the creek. Stringing the white lights from tree to tree to bedeck the yard. Checkered table cloths down. Crank the music. Names in a cookie jar for Karaoke duets. Lining up for chowder. Singing grace in rounds. Fall is living this good life.

  83. I love fall….harvesting my garden and eating fresh produce everyday, canning and freezing the excess produce, sunflowers, leaves, football, volleyball, hiking in cooler temperatures, and breaking out the sweaters!

  84. Joyia Buckelew :

    I love the cooler temps also!! One other thing is my daughter is getting married in November, so it is an exciting time at my house this year!!

  85. The smell in the air…

  86. The beautiful colors!

  87. Fall is one of my favorite times because of cool crisp air and aroma that comes with the changing of the seasons!
    Your jelly looks yummy!!

  88. The question should be, “what’s not to love about fall” ? Gods paintbrush of vivid colors on all the tress, cooler temps, comfort food, hay rides, corn mazes, apply cider, abundance of harvest, sweatshirts, football I could go on and on. I can only think of one thing not to like…after comes the cold long winter.
    PS I can deal with winter as long as we don’t stay subzero for any length of time and it doesn’t go on forever. Lol

  89. Christi Wallander :

    I love everything about Fall! The cooler temperatures most especially. Raking leaves, pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins, hot cinnamon chocolate, apple cider, fireplace fires, smores, fall garden, chrysanthemums.

  90. Curling up under a blanket with cozy socks and a hot cup of tea.

  91. My favorite thing about fall . . . wow, there are so many. I love the cooler temperatures. I love the “aroma” of fall. I love pumpkins. I’d rather decorate for fall than Christmas . . . I’m serious!!! Only thing I don’t like about fall . . . the days getting shorter :(! Your blog is one of my favorites!! Blessings from Missouri!!!

  92. Fall is wonderful for it’s lack of humidity and amazing foliage colors. Cool, crisp air and tempting smells of home cooked meals. Life seems a little more predictable and less frenetic and that is OK.

  93. I really like the colors of fall. The golds and reds make me smile. I like them in decorating and fashion but I really enjoy seeing them in nature. What a beautiful world- God created.

  94. marjorie lavender :

    There is something about the air–and I love college football!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. Cool weather and all the colored leaves are my favorite things about Fall.

  96. Fall is my favorite season. Such a nice change to feel cool breezes after suffering through a lot of stifling hot days in Texas.

    KariAnne, loved this post. I can so relate to what you wrote and you made me laugh out loud!!

  97. Just one favorite thing? Oh goodness, I don’t know….I love pumpkins with their squat little bodies. I love the cool in the air so I can wear my sweaters and scarves. I’d say I love the falling leaves, but I live in Northern California surrounded by ancient oaks, and they seem to shed their prickly brown leaves year round……but I do love little felted acorns with acorn tops I’ve gathered. I love your acorn projects, but haven’t quite finessed them just right. Which is why I love your jelly recipe…..so much more approachable than growing, harvesting etc…
    And finally, to be honest, I visit my local Ace Hardware a lot….and linger in the canning department and wish I had it in me….maybe this is the push I needed.
    xoxo

  98. Just everything!!!! It’s cooler, the pumpkins, the colors, and the holidays!

  99. Cooler days, beautiful skies and leaves of many colors!

  100. My favorite thing about fall is when the local persimmons become ripe and are made into the most delicious dessert you have ever tasted! The aroma in your kitchen when it is baking and then a dollop of whipped cream! Oh my that speaks fall in our home!

  101. I live in the desert so Fall arrives here a couple months later than most places. But for me, its the first morning I step outside to cool air instead of a hot blast.

  102. College football and tail-gaiting parties with friends!

  103. I always hate to see the end of summer, but I do appreciate the cooler temperatures of fall. Pumpkins and gourds are my favorite autumn things to decorate with.

  104. This looks easy enough for me to try as a beginner! Wish me luck – I wonder if there’s an easy version for strawberry jam too?

  105. I don’t know if it is because my birthday is in fall or that it is such a distinct change in seasons but I love everything that fall brings. Fall leaves, cooler days, pumpkins, family gatherings…I could go on forever!

  106. The air! I gulp fall air. Now i’m looking forward to gulping grape jelly!

  107. Fires in our fire pit on cool evenings….with family and friends, of course!

  108. I would love to ACE making homemade jelly with grape juice, too! My neighbor makes jam with shredded zucchini. YUM! I need help from ACE to make this a memorable summer bounty.

  109. Barbara Moore :

    The best thing about fall is the glorious relief from steamy hot days. Can’t come fast enough for me.

  110. Fires outside and tartan and pumpkins and leaves and apple cider and pies. I didn’t have to choose just one did I?

  111. My favorite season: milder temperatures, decorations, food (soups, hot chocolate, apple dishes), football

  112. I love the coloring of the leaves and the crispness of the air.

  113. I am in love with everything about fall! My favorite thing? Low humidity.. as in what feels like 0% after a sweltering summer. Ahhhhhhh, can’t wait!

  114. I love all the Fall colors, the pretty Pumpkins and the cooler weather !

  115. Making PUMPKIN anything!

  116. Shannon Crater :

    Fall is my favorite season. Leggings, boots, crackpot soups. Oh I can’t wait!

  117. Joanne Larson :

    What I love about fall is the sound of the Red Breasted Flickers stopping by! And canning Dilly Beans with my neighbor and thinking maybe I should make some the that grape jelly!!!

  118. The favorite thing about fall… everything! Can or freeze your fruits and veggies and get them out later and enjoy them again in a variety of recipes to serve family and friends. Fall in love again with the changing seasons!

  119. Jackie Eckert :

    I love the colors of fall in Nashville!

  120. Love simple recipes like these!

  121. Decorating for Fall and Thanksgiving!!! Karianne, I have my sticks all picked up from the yard and will be working on my ‘stick wreath’ this weekend. Also picked up longer ones and some Dogwood Branches with leaves to use too. Thank You for all the Great fall Decorating ideas earlier this week!!!
    Patricia (NC Coast)

  122. I love the cool, crisp air in the fall

  123. My favorite thing about fall is the decor! I love bringing the outdoors into my home and fall is the perfect time to do it 🙂

  124. I love picking apples and making applesauce. Oh, and the beautiful fall leaves.

  125. Football, pumpkins…the colors, the scents!!! ALL OF IT!

  126. Homemade, without even growing anything… my kind of canning!

  127. Constance Colvin :

    I was born for Spring and Summer! But I do love the “cozy” feelings that come with Autumn and the shorter days 🙂

  128. I love the beautiful fall colors, picking apples, football and sitting around the fire pit with a s’more in hand.

  129. I love the smell of fall! The crisp air and dried leaves. A hint of smoke in the air. Sighhhhh. I love fall the best.

  130. The smell of the air. That crisp, dried leaf smell, with a hint of smoke in the air. The sound of leaves blowing down the driveway. And the sight of the beautiful fall leaves. Sighhhh. I love fall.

  131. I love the cool air and the sunny days so perfect!!

  132. Crisp, cool evenings with coffee. Corn harvest. The mulberry tree’s change to sunshine yellow leaves. Putting the garden to bed. But really? What is not to love about fall?

  133. Linda Andersen :

    Love the crisp air, the leaves changing color, coming in from outside and the house is warm and cozy.

  134. Love your blog — love Ace Hdwr

  135. What I love about fall? The rainy Saturdays that let me sit and read a book without guilt and if it’s cool enough? Sitting by the fire to read that book.

  136. my fav thing about is escaping the humidity and heat of SO FL for our little woodsy house in NO MI where it sounds like hail as the acorns pelt our roof and I iron colorful leaves between wax paper to bring home for friends.

  137. Pumpkin festivals!!❤️

  138. I love all the beautiful colors of leaves turning in the fall! It is such a glorious sight of God’s creation!

  139. Yay for grape jelly :). Your post was so inspiring that I’m signing up for the giveaway. If you can can I can can. That should be a song or something 🙂

  140. High school soccer! My son made the team!

  141. One month ago I preserved cherries, yesterday I did nectarines and tomorrow I am making tomato jam. I love doing these things so that in the middle of winter I can open something and just feel like it is summer again. Thanks for doing this.

  142. Sunny days and bright blue skies and beautiful autumn leaves.

  143. I enjoy the cooler weather and the pretty fall colors.

  144. I love fall! The colors, the food, hay rides, cooler weather, all of it! Making jelly is great fun. Great food and the jars are so pretty! Enjoy the regift!

  145. jennifer farnes :

    making jam/jelly is one of the things i love to do in the fall. the possibilities are endless, really. there’s freezer jam and cooked jams and i love combining fruits to make a new taste: like bumble berry (mixed berries) or peach melba (peach and raspberries) or strawberry rhubarb…don’t even get me started on pumpkin butter (MY FAVORITE!) with leftover pumpkin. yum. i’m so proud of you! step back and look at all those beautiful jars sparkling like amethysts with all that delicious jam in them. that’s my second favorite part of making jam…before i’ve ever put it in my mouth.

  146. jennifer farnes :

    dang. i was waxing all rhapsodic about jam/jelly/butter and didn’t tell you about my favorite thing about fall: FALL. i love everything about fall…the smell of the air, the mist in the mornings, the pumpkins colors everywhere, crunchy leaves underfoot, wearing sweaters, the first fire in my fireplace, warm cider, caramel apples, bringing all the beauty inside to decorate, acorns, pumpkin bars, late afternoons and early nights, HALLOWEEN and just…autumn…sigh. wish it lasted longer. i love early falls and we’re having one RIGHT NOW!! goodie goodie

  147. I didn’t know jelly was so simple, you just blew my mind ha!
    My favorite thing about Fall is the color of the trees. And tiny turkey hand crafts!
    Can’t help myself 🙂

  148. My favorite thing about fall are the beautiful, rich colors!

  149. My favorite thing about Fall is how the mountain backdrop changes red and orange, so awesome!

  150. My favorite things about fall? Taking the kids to apple orchard & pumpkin patches, raking & jumping in leaves, bonfires w friends and drinking spiked apple cider, the beautiful colors, the smell of fall, and being able to wear cozy sweaters. What is not to love about fall.

  151. Rosalie McCreary :

    My favorite thing about fall is the smell! Fresh air, drying leaves but mostly the wonderful smell of roasting Hatch chillies!
    Welcome to the world of self sufficiency in providing your family with good, nutritious canned food!!!!!

  152. My favorite thing about fall is Halloween!

  153. What do I like best about fall……………the results of God’s paintbrush,,,,,,,,,,,,Beeee – U – Teeee – Fullll !!!!!!
    Jean McGee

  154. Crisp air, orange pumpkins, sunflowers and canning.

  155. My favorite thing about Fall is snuggling with my dogs under a cozy blanket. They don’t snuggle much all Summer. As soon as it gets cooler they love a good cozy blanket.
    I love how easy that recipe looks. My have to try it!

  156. I love the cooler temps and NO humidity! The colors of the leaves, the pumpkins, the scarecrows, the squash for dinner, the sweaters coming out of hibernation, I love it all and look forward to greeting fall with open arms!
    Good going with the grape jelly! My son has a small orchard of concord grapes in his backyard. I usually pick them all and give them away to friends, but maybe I’ll try making some jelly this year.. You have given me courage!

  157. Love the changing of the leaves.

  158. My favorite thing about the fall? Well, living in sunny hot and humid south Florida I only WISH I could say my fav thing about fall is cooler weather, but that won’t happen until—like November! Yes, we live for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner out on the lanai poolside! I do enjoy fall decorating tho and this year I will trade my orange pumpkins for white. Of course they’ll be faux so they’ll last in the heat! Thanks for this great giveaway!

  159. My favorite thing is the cooler weather. That alone gives rise to comfortably sitting on the porch, tending the yard, catching up on home repair projects, long walks, enjoying the fall fairs and farmer markets and leaf displays…..Amazing how cooler weather makes so manymactivities more enjoyavle than the 90+ degree weather we have had for far too long! -)

  160. Escaping the heat of the South. I stay and the heat finally goes away =)
    My desire to cook comes back.
    The beauty of the leaves and having outdoor
    fires and snuggling.

  161. Michele Riggsbee :

    All the pretty colors and getting to use my fire pit again!

  162. Sweaters, that’s my favorite thing about fall.

  163. I love everything about Fall, but mostly the cool, crisp air and the beautiful foliage. Thanks for the giveaway!

  164. I love to stockpile a ton of pumpkins that I’ve grown myself! Makes me smile every time I see them.

  165. Hi, KariAnne,
    My favorite thing about Fall is cool temperatures. After blistering triple digit summer, the cool temperatures of Fall are so welcome.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!!

    Judith

  166. A favorite season of mine…..the fall brings cooler temps, amazing colors and a bountiful harvest.

  167. That is so very perfect… I just love fall colors and smells and tastes. Thank you for having this give away. Congrats on the yummy looking jelly!!!

  168. Beverly Ozburn :

    I like the change and variety of seasons. The colorful leaves, the cooler weather, the changes and evolving look are all part of why I like fall!

  169. Carolyne Sullo :

    Grapes! My mother is a photographer, one fall she was taking our pics & my cousins on an old New Hampshire road edged by rock walls covered in grapes. While the 4 of us wetter waiting for her to take my cusins’ pics we ate the grapes… If you look carefully at the photos, our teeth are tinged blue.
    Also, I love picking apples and make applesauce & pies! We have 3 Apple trees of 4 different varieties (one has a graft).

  170. TheEntireFeelingFallBrings,pumpkins,colors,sweaters,longpants,firepit,holidays,coolerweather,
    scarecrows,MUMS,boy’sbirthday… the list is endless! And now making grape jelly!

  171. Sheila Pearson :

    We are corn/grain farmers, so I guess my favorite thing about fall is the harvest. It’s such a good feeling to work together as a family towards a common goal. Plus, the cool and sunny weather of autumn. So wonderful when all is all gathered in for another season.

  172. I LOVE how the air gets crisp and the leaves change and it’s time to rake leaves so you can jump in the pile!

  173. Fall favorite you ask? Easy!!!
    Thanksgiving, hands down!!!
    A day to take a step back and
    appreciate this world and all the
    magical wonder in it! Love, love!

  174. I love the cooler weather and decorating for fall.

  175. i love pumpkins …baking with them and decorating with them….pumpkins,pumpkins,pumpkins!

  176. Apple cider, beautiful leaves falling, warm sweaters, and roasting pumpkin seeds.

  177. I love the cool weather in the fall. It’s my favorite season for taking long walks.

  178. all the cooking

  179. I love fall. I may be biased bc my birthday’s in fall…. but I think it’s just the best overall. All the things other people are saying like the colors and leaves and cooking, but also the clothes! I’m not even a fashion girl, but fall is when I feel like I can truly be my best dressed!

    Thanks for this post. I’m always too scared to work with pectin – I end up cooking down some berries on the stove and calling that jam. Maybe now I’ll have the bravery to try jelly.

  180. Pumpkin flavored anything and boots 🙂

  181. Most definitely, it would have to be going to the apple orchard and picking apples with my li’l ones.

  182. Baking and the crisp smell of the leaves changing colors and stepping on them while taking a stroll.

  183. Scarves, boots and apple cider with doughnuts from the cider mill. YUM!

  184. Brenda Haines :

    For me, it’s that first smell of fall. That crisp fresh smell on the air is all I need, I can stand outside and just breath! 🙂 Thanks for the chance, we can really use this towards finishing our bathroom.

  185. Crisp air, apple desserts, falling leaves

  186. I love Fall decorating! But fall baking, is right up there too! And, since we live in Texas, we are always so ready for cooler weather to hit. Happy Fall Y’all !!

  187. Elizabeth Guadagnini :

    Hi Marianne, thanks for the giveaway! My favorite thing about fall, hmmm… I guess I would have to say the colors, the smells, & the crisp air!

  188. My favorite thing about fall is pumpkins and mums!

  189. My favorite thing about fall is the tree-covered mountains, that surround our home in West Virginia, come alive with color. Gorgeous!

  190. Jaclyn Reynolds :

    I love the cooler crisp weather and getting to spend more time outdoors. Also for Halloween decorating!!

  191. cornstalks, cider, plaid blankets, donuts, leaves all over the ground. so many things to love!

  192. I love everything about fall! Where do I start? Since it’s terribly humid and in the 90’s right now, I’ll start with cooler weather. A little nip in the air. Ahhh. And to go along with the change in the weather, a gradual change in clothing. I remember one year, in elementary school, having a new outfit — a red plaid dress — that just shouted fall. The changing leaves! Pure Heaven. Pumpkins! I love pumpkins. I love searching for just the right one(s) — always more than one — for my front steps. Although illegal now, I remember the wonderful smell of burning leaves from my childhood. Always miss that. Did I mention that fall is my favorite season?!

  193. When I was younger, the new school year didn’t start until after the first of September, and Fall was just around the corner ~ sort of, that is, since we’re in Texas! So it’s always represented a “beginning” for me, and I love many things about it … Gorgeous warm colors, turning/falling leaves, slightly cooler air, pumpkins, wonderful Holidays looming ahead … and the best thing: clothes that cover a little more of me! (I’m not a large person at all, but things do succumb to “gravity” more and more as the years pass!)
    Love the happy thoughts you prompt with your “questions” … !!! Smiles, kj

  194. Love the cooler temps, changing light, shorter days and chance to wear warmer clothes!

  195. I like all the holidays that we celebrate during the Fall.

  196. The crispnesd in the air, the falling leaves and bonfires with friends!

  197. I love the cool, crisp air.

  198. I love the festivals, and getting ready to decorate for fall and Halloween, my favorite holiday.

  199. I love cool air and holidays of fall season .

  200. I love the changing leaves, cooler weather, pumpkin cornbread, Halloween, watching scary movies during the entire month of October, wearing my favorite boots again… the list goes on. 😉

  201. Susan Christy :

    Cooler weather, pumpkin, Halloween, my birthday, wearing sweaters and boots.

  202. My favorite thing about fall is Halloween!

  203. Carol Wellein :

    I look forward to fall because I can get out of the air conditioning and sit on our front porch.

  204. Beth Vermeulen :

    Love the cooler weather and the gorgeous colors of fall!

  205. I’ve never made jelly but I remember watching my mom maker it as a kid- this looks awesome!

  206. My favorite thing about fall is the Apple Cider and Pumpkin flavored items that are available such as donuts and coffee.

  207. Cooler weather!! Lower humidity!

  208. My favorite thing about Fall is Pumpkin everything!

  209. Pumpkin spice lattes!

  210. Lanita Anderson :

    My favorite thing about fall is the crisp cool weather and decorating the house for fall with fall leaves, pumpkins, gourds, etc. It’s my favorite time of the year…… Thanks for the jelly recipe, too! I can’t wait to try it!

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