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Momma's Golden Glow Pickles


Lisa Jane has been cooking for many years and loves trying out new recipes and cooking old family favorites.


Growing up, we always had a garden. And every year, my mom would make her golden glow pickles which we all loved. Her pickles didn't last long since we all loved them. My mom hasn't made them for a while but she just made some recently and they taste as good now as they did years ago.

If you have an overabundance of cucumbers, you should make these delicious pickles. Hope you love these homemade pickles as much as I do.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

1 hour 30 min

2 hours

Serves many people


  • 6 quarts ripe cucumbers, peeled and cubed
  • 4 small onions, chopped
  • 2 red sweet peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard seed
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 quart vinegar


  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredient thoroughly.
  2. Place in a saucepan and cook until it is tender and crisp. It takes about an hour and a half.

The pickles are called golden glow because when it is done the color of the pickles is yellow and that is how it got its name. My mother has been making this recipe since my sisters and I were little. They are a huge hit in my family. The pickles are easy to make.


Lisa Jane (author) from Washington on September 17, 2019:


You should try. Pickles are easy and fun to make. Growing up, my grandmother used to pickle green beans.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on September 17, 2019:

Sounds so easy. I have never made pickles but want to one day. We have our own garden so not sure why I haven't.

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