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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Best Ever Bread and Butter Pickles

OK ladies and gentlemen let's 
start canning!

Hello everyone, 
On Sunday our granddaughters and son left after a fun filled week on the lake and playing in the pool.
The week before they arrived I was busy using the Very Large Cucumbers in the garden for 
'Best Ever Bread and Butter Pickles'
Sweetheart and I have lived in this house for 43 years and we have enjoyed a garden every year.
The early years 1969-1980  Very large
1980-2012  Smaller ( that's when I said! No More)I started growing roses and developing an English garden.
Last week I agreed to put up some delicious Bread and Butter Pickles just like the 'Old Days'
You see 6 quart jars now. But, during the 1970's I would can 250 quart jars of pickles plus many other vegetables. There is more to that story later. 
Now let's talk about how you can do preserve pickles in one afternoon.

It would have been great to have a visual experience of what my canning product would look like when I completed the process in the 'Old Days'.  The tips and this tutorial will help you reach your goal with ease.
The printable recipe for
 'Best Ever Bread and Butter Pickles
4 Quarts of cucumbers and 1 Quart of sliced onions
sprinkled with 1/2 cup salt
Let stand 2 to 3 hours
Drain thoroughly and rinse.

In large soup pot add
2 cups of sugar 1 quart white vinegar, 2 teaspoons celery seed, 2 teaspoons ground turmeric, and 1 teaspoon ground dry mustard. 
Combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Cook 5 mins

Sterilize bands and lids in saucepan

Sterilized jars, Pickle mixture, ladle, and funnel
I wash my jars in the dishwasher and rinse in very hot water 
and place the jars on a utility towel on counter before pouring pickle mixture in each jar.
(turmeric stains)

Put a ladle full in each jar.  The pickle mixture will be evenly distributed in each jar.
Wipe rims of  filled jars. Cover at once with metal lids and screw on bands.
 Please follow the printed recipe for more detailed instructions. 

I make one batch at a time. 
I do not Hot Water Bath this recipe. 
I have great success with the
 HOT mixture sealing the lids.
But if you are new to canning and prefer
to use a hot water bath to seal jars
For instructions on 'Hot Water Bath'

~Happy Canning~

The delightful bouquet is part of a larger bouquet my mother sent to sweetheart and I for our anniversary on July 17th.  

Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner. 
I have enjoyed sharing with you my experience in the world of canning.
The process of canning is so rewarding...
Wonderful fresh food and the joy of eating the bounty is amazing.

I'm happy to join some fun parties this week.
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
The Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
Natasha In Oz for Say G'day Saturday
 The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Thank you all for your wonderful comments 
Hi!  to my new followers
Thanks again


  1. They really sound great Betty, I'd love to give them a try! Especially with the no water bath:@)

  2. These pickles look so good! Thanks for sharing.

    Amy Jo

  3. I love bread and butter pickles. Your jars look so pretty. I'd like to try this recipe soon. Hopefully I can catch cucumbers on sale at the grocery store because I didn't grow a garden. I'll click on the follow button before I leave.

  4. Betty, it's so good to hear that someone else doesn't do the hot water method. I learned the other years ago and always do that with my jams. Happy Canning!!

  5. Love the photos!! I love bread and butter pickles! I usually just make a freezer version. Which reminds me, I haven't made them yet this year!

  6. These look wonderful - I have been giving away canning jars at my store as we open samples in our gourmet pantry and after awhile we have alot to pass on - to be you are nearby! Please come link this to my Open House Blog Party!

  7. Betty - I was so focused on printing out your info that I forgot to say - I too was an advid canner in the 70's and LOOK FORWARD to doing it again when I retire. My Mom used to can 1000 jars each summer.

  8. Betty: These look so good and I am going to try making these this weekend.
    I just wanted to tell you that I made your oven fried chicken for dinner tonight
    and we could not believe how easy it was to make but more important how
    delicious it was.
    I am so looking forward to trying more of your recipes in the near future.


    1. Hi Anonymous,
      Thanks for your comment. I loved cooking the fried chicken for my family in the 70's. I had around 7 people sitting at my dinner table every night. Family, friends and or kids friends. Now it's just sweetheart and me. Sometimes on Sunday we have our daughter and granddaughters over when it's their week with their mom. Enjoy!

    2. Betty: How long should we wait before opening the pickles.
      We have them on a shelf in the pantry because evertime we walk past them
      we want to open one of the jars and try them.

      Denise Lamb

    3. Hi Denise
      You do not have to wait to open the Bread and Butter Pickles. They are delicious right from the pot. Please! Refrigerate after opening the jar. I'm sure you will eat them up fast. We use them as a condiment.
      Thanks for asking such a great question.

  9. Betty, These sound terrific - look great too! I do appreicate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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