I have never pickled cucumbers (or anything else for that matter). This is the first year my garden has really exploded in cucumbers and I'd love to pickle some. However, the recipes I see are mostly for small cucumbers that would be pickled whole. Mine are big, full-sized cukes. Can I slice them and use the same recipes? Any do's and don'ts for pickling that aren't mentioned in the recipes? I want dill pickles, so if anyone has a fabulous recipe I'd love to hear that too. Thanks!