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Easy Pickled Vegetables

This pickled vegetables recipe was handed down to me by my mom. It's been in the family for years. These sweet and tangy pickles are delicious whether you use homegrown cucumbers or store-bought ones. They're great to have in the pantry. —Joan Haliford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Microwave Pickles

10 reviews

You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. They're...


Sweet & Smoky Salsa

1 review

I love the roasted flavor that grilling gives food, so I decided to make a salsa from grilled vegetables. I...


Easy Homemade Pickles

5 reviews

My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....


Sauerkraut Hot Dog Topping

8 reviews

You'll relish this zesty condiment Erlene Cornelius sends! "For years, I stirred this up 'by guess and by golly' before...

Strawberry Sundae Sauce

“My husband and kids simply love this recipe over their ice cream! It may also be used in banana splits....


Spicy Mustard

When I make this mustard, I add fresh horseradish from our garden and vinegar seasoned with homegrown tarragon. —Joyce Lonsdale,...

Autumn Pepper Relish

This colorful relish is a favorite with friends and family because it tastes amazing on just about everything. I like...


Tomatillo Relish

2 reviews

I have a very hearty tomatillo plant in my garden. To use up the abundant produce, I decided to make...


Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate

2 reviews

Here's a concentrate that allows you to enjoy a refreshing summer beverage any time of year. Sweet raspberries balance the...


Green Tomato Chowchow

1 review

My grandmom’s long-cherished chowchow has Pennsylvania Dutch roots. Her pickled relish of cabbage, onions and peppers is tart and sweet...

Pickled Sweet Onions

1 review

These slightly crunchy pickled onions are not only a great gift for Christmas, but also a terrific contribution to a...