If you think you're not a fan of pickles, it's probably because you've only ever tried the store-bought varieties. They're a shame to the pickle name. But when homemade, not only are pickles infinitely tastier, but you can also get creative with them; moving past the standard cucumber and start experimenting with other vegetables, like carrots and cabbage -- and even fruit, like strawberries. Check out our favorite recipes below.

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  • Pickled Carrots With Dill And Serrano

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com/2012/03/pickled-carrots-with-dill-and-serrano/" target="_hplink">Pickled Carrots with Dill and Serrano recipe</a> by Kitchen Konfidence</strong> This pickled carrot recipe is made with garlic, dill seed, fennel seed, sliced serrano chile and fresh, fragrant dill

  • Bread And Butter Pickle

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://catesworldkitchen.com/2012/07/bread-and-butter-refrigerator-pickles/" target="_hplink">Bread and Butter Pickle recipe</a> by Cate's World Kitchen</strong> If you're a fan of bread and butter pickles, just wait till you taste them when they're homemade. They are delicious.

  • Quick (And Spicy) Pickles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.10thkitchen.com/2012/07/quick-and-spicy-pickles/" target="_hplink">Quick (and Spicy) Pickles recipe</a> by 10th Kitchen</strong> This quick dill pepper recipe introduces a little hit of spice with the addition of crushed red pepper flakes.

  • Mint Pickled Strawberries

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.snixykitchen.com/2012/07/18/mint-pickled-strawberries/" target="_hplink">Mint Pickled Strawberries recipe</a> by Snixy Kitchen</strong> You won't come across pickled strawberries often, but when you do you're in for a real treat.

  • Pickled Onions

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.ecurry.com/blog/condiments-dips-and-sauces/sirke-wali-pyaaz-pickled-onions-the-indian-restaurant-way/" target="_hplink">Pickled Onions recipe</a> by eCurry</strong> In India, they serve these small pickled red onions at restaurants for snacking on. They're sour, but addictive.

  • Pickled Leek Cabbage

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.theintentionalminimalist.com/2012/04/pickled-leek-cabbage.html" target="_hplink">Pickled Leek Cabbage recipe</a> by The Intentional Minimalist</strong> Leeks add a sweet oniony flavor to cabbage in this pickle recipe. And the chile peppers give it a nice zing.

  • Homemade Pickles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://souvlakiforthesoul.com/home-made-pickles-recipe" target="_hplink">Homemade Pickles recipe</a> by Souvlaki For The Soul</strong> Whole dill pickles are quite a treat -- and the best part is the ingredient list is short and simple.

  • Homemade Spicy Pickled Jalapenos

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.queenofquinoa.me/2012/07/homemade-dill-pickles-spicy-pickled-jalapenos/" target="_hplink">Homemade Spicy Pickled Jalapenos recipe</a> by Queen of Quinoa</strong> Why would you buy pickled jalapenos when making them is just so easy? And the taste is phenomenal.

  • Quickly Pickled Veggies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.elephantineblog.com/2012/03/quickly-pickled-veggies.html" target="_hplink">Quickly Pickled Veggies recipe</a> by Elephantine</strong> Red onions impart a beautiful pink color when pickled, making this cucumber and onion combination an appetizing sight.

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