This recipe produces zippy little pickles and preserves my green beans for months to come…if they last that long. I crank up the heat a bit with cayenne pepper. —Marisa McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"These pickles are some of the best I have ever eaten. They're so good and easy to make that you'll want to keep them on hand all the time. My in-laws send over produce just so I'll make more!"
Rich color, a perky texture and tongue-tingling flavor make this relish a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It's lovely for a special dinner, a ladies luncheon or as a stand-alone salad topped with cottage cheese. It's also a great way to use up holiday cranberries. —Henryetta Lewis
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Treasured family recipes like this one become like old friends. These crispy spears have a slightly salty, tart flavor with a good balance of dill, garlic and peppers. They make a great accompaniment for the shredded beef sandwiches.
-Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado
Well coated with a tangy sour cream and celery seed dressing, these sweet-sour onions can sure dress up a juicy burger. My sister likes to serve them as a side salad when our family gets together in summer up at the lakes.
-Ethel Lowey, Fort Frances, Ontario
You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. "They're loaded with flavor and so easy to make," assures Marie Wladyka of Land O' Lakes, Florida.
I'm 95, and I still remember my grandmother from Germany making this lovely, delicious conserve for the holidays. She'd give it to family members and friends. It tastes great served as a relish alongside meat or even spread on biscuits.
-Mildred Marsh Banker, Austin, Texas