To quickly slice whole pitted ripe olives, use an egg slicer. Place olives, end to end, across the slots on the base of the slicer, then press the top down. You’ll end up with neat, uniform slices. —Ed W., Moreland, Georgia
Olive lovers are sure to adore this easy-to-make sandwich from Delores Christner of Spooner, Wisconsin. Marinated in white wine vinegar and garlic for an extra kick, the olives' bold taste is tempered with provolone, ham and salami.
"My wife and I enjoyed warm chicken sandwiches similar to these at a restaurant," recalls Tom Wolf of Tigard, Oregon. "We wanted a little more flavor, so one night I experimented and came up with this zesty version. We like it best made with Greek olives," he adds.