Sneak in Some Cola

Shh! Don't reveal your secret ingredient. No one will be able to guess where that extra bit of rich flavor comes in.

Use cola as a glaze. Score a 5- to 6-lb. ham in a crisscross pattern, then rub with brown sugar. Pour cola over to create a simple, sweet glaze, and season with pepper. Bake ham at 450°F for 3 hours, basting occasionally.

Bake with cola. Instead of soaking chopped dates in hot water for your favorite date-nut bread, soak them in cola for added flavor. Bring cola to a boil, add dates and let stand until softened. Continue with recipe as directed.

Try cola on poultry. Mix ketchup and cola; pour over chicken. Bake until chicken is cooked through and sauce thickens.


 COOK WITH COLA
Use this sweet soda to add sparkle to main dishes, sides and desserts

 Cola-Marinated Flank Steak

 Cola Baked Beans

 Chocolate Cola Cake with Cola Frosting

 Cola-Braised Brisket