Since the kids grew up and I left nursing, I finally have time to do all the gardening, cooking, baking and canning I want. Having Gedney ask me for my Blue Ribbon Sweet Bread & Butter pickles is the most exciting thing since I won the Crisco Pie Contest in 1987, and Jim and I got a free trip to Los Angeles. If I remember right, I got this recipe at my bridal shower in 1948. Course I've changed my recipe since. Especially to enter the State Fair. I use only my own small-seed cukes to slice very thin. I added more turmeric, plus red and green peppers for color. And I always use Gedney's vinegar. It helps the flavors mellow together. - Nita Schemmel, Mankato, Minnesota. Award winning State Fair recipe.
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