This recipe came from my mother-in law's neighbor, Chuck. We were visiting her in Wisconsin and Chuck brought this over one afternoon for us to enjoy with our dinner. It was so good that after dinner I knocked on his door and asked for the recipe -- which he was kind enough to share. My family calls this "The Pickle" because it reminds us of homemade bread and butter pickles, only better. :) Cooking time is actually cooling time in the fridge.