My girlfriend's MIL fashioned this recipe many years ago and it is wonderful! Easy to make, and so good with so many things. Note: The easiest way I have found to sterilize jars is to wash and rinse them well, fill them with boiling water for a few minutes, empty, and keep them hot in a 200°F oven till you are ready to fill them. The flat sealing lids should be boiled for about five minutes, and the rings should be twisted only finger tight. Enjoy these pickles - beats anything you can buy ready-made. They keep for a very long time, which is a bonus.