I wonder if your readers have a recipe for spicy hot bread and butter pickles that do not need to be cooked. I've lost my recipe and appreciate any help.
Linney Reynolds, Palmetto
Marilyn Voorhees of Seminole shares a no-cook bread and butter pickle recipe for Linney to try. It does have some spice to it from the jalapeno peppers and if you like it hot, use the maximum. The jalapenos I found were larger than I've seen in a long time so I used five and felt the heat. Marilyn prefers to use unwaxed cucumbers, if they are available. I did not. She did not indicate how thinly to slice the cucumbers so I sliced them about ¼-inch thick, like a pickle you'd find on a hamburger. If you are comfortable slicing them with a knife and can get them consistent, by all means do so. If you have a food processor or mandoline with an adjustable blade, those will work well.
Susan Bachmann of Palm Harbor has fond memories of lunching with her mother at the Betty Crocker Pie Shop Restaurant in Minnesota back in the 1970s. She particularly remembers a cream of chicken noodle soup and would love to be able to make it at home, or one that may come close.
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