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Sweet, savvy ways to simplify holiday cooking
Most holiday feasts call for delicious
dishes to please a crowd, but making
preparation as simple as possible is as
time-honored a tradition as the turkey
itself. Simplifying your recipes and the
ingredients you’ll need is one of the easiest
ways you can take pressure off your
own shoulders as the festivities draw near.
For example, this Sweet Tea Turkey
Brine calls for just a handful of easy-tofi
nd ingredients like Milo’s Famous Sweet
Tea - available nationwide and freshbrewed
without any added preservatives
or colors - for a tender centerpiece at
your gathering. Follow it up with Sweet
Pumpkin Bread for dessert that will truly
wow your crowd while cutting down on
Find more holiday recipes and inspiration
Sweet Tea Turkey Brine
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
• 1 gallon Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea
• 1 cup kosher salt
• 3 large sweet onions, quartered
• 4 lemons, sliced
• 8 garlic cloves, peeled
• 5 sprigs rosemary
• 10 cups ice
• whole turkey
In large stockpot over medium-high
heat, combine sweet tea and kosher salt;
stir frequently until salt is dissolved. Add
onions, lemons, garlic and rosemary.
Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature.
When broth mixture cools, pour into
clean 5-gallon bucket. Stir in ice.
Wash and dry turkey. Remove innards.
Place turkey, cavity-side up, into brine
to fi ll cavity. Cover and place bucket in
Remove turkey, carefully draining
excess brine; pat dry. Discard excess brine.
Cook turkey, as desired, reserving drippings
Sweet Pumpkin Bread
Prep time: 15
Cook time: 55-60 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf
• 1 2/3 cups all-purpose fl our
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup canned pumpkin
• 1/2 cup Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea
• 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350 F.
In large bowl, combine fl our, sugar, baking
soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder
and nutmeg. In small bowl, whisk eggs,
pumpkin and sweet tea. Stir wet ingredients
into dry ingredients until just moistened.
Fold in nuts, if desired.
Pour into greased 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
Bake 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick
inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in
pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack.
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