Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1/4 cup hot water
1/3 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) bottle Italian dressing
3 cucumbers, cut into 1/8-inch slices
1 medium-sized onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
In a medium bowl, combine hot water, sugar, and Italian dressing. Add cucumbers and onions. Mix well then cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.