Refrigerator Pickles. Not too complicated and super rewarding to make your own! This is also a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. I had my little ones stuff the jars before I added the brine.
Keep this easy recipe in your back pocket for when you want to add crunchy, zingy punch to whatever you're serving. The flavor of the rice vinegar creates a pickle that goes particularly well with Asian dishes. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)