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Seasonal Eats: Spring Krispies Treats

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Bring spring into your dessert menu all season long with this Spring Krispies Treats recipe. Using only three simple ingredients, this fun, easy-to-make dessert is a colorful twist on classic Rice Krispies Treats. However, because this adaptation uses Peeps instead of regular marshmallows, the finished product is noticeably sweeter (and more colorful).

Use these fabulous Spring Krispies Treats to catch the eyes of your diners on the dessert menu. Wrap the treats individually and tie with festive ribbons for added presentation value. Plus, keeping these spring treats by the front register can help increase your impulse buys all season long.

Follow the simple directions below to add Spring Krispies Treats to your dessert menu today:

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 35 Peeps
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Directions

  1. In large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add Peeps and stir until completely melted. If using different colors, melt in separate color sections within the pot and avoid mixing the colors together.
  2. Once the butter is melted, remove pot from heat.
  3. Add Rice Krispies cereal to the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Stir until well coated, mixing different colors if applicable.
  5. Coat a 13 x 9 x 1-1/2-inch pan with cooking spray and evenly press the marshmallow mixture into the pan.
  6. Cool completely before cutting into desired shapes. Store in an airtight container.

March Food Holidays

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Ready to leave your winter blues behind? Celebrate the start of spring by refreshing your seasonal menu with March food holidays. From peanut butter to ravioli, this special month is the perfect time to satisfy your customers’ taste buds with sweet and savory eats. Plus, these unique food holidays can be adapted to fit any menu or cuisine type, making it easy to update your menu all season long.

March 1
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 2
National Banana Cream Pie Day

March 3
National Cold Cuts Day

March 4
National Poundcake Day

March 5
National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6
National Oreo Day

March 7
National Cereal Day

March 8
National Peanut Cluster Day

March 9
National Crab Day

March 10
National Ranch Dressing Day

March 11
National “Eat Your Noodles” Day

March 12
National Milky Way Day

March 13
National Chicken Noodle Soup Day

March 14
National Potato Chip Day

March 15
National Peanut Lovers’ Day

March 16
National Artichoke Heart Day

March 17
National “Eat Like an Irishman” Day

March 18
National Sloppy Joe Day

March 19
National Oatmeal Cookie Day

March 20
National Ravioli Day

March 21
National Crunchy Taco Day

March 22
National Water Day

March 23
National Chips and Dip Day

March 24
National Tortilla Chip Day

March 25
National International Waffle Day

March 26
National Nougat Day

March 27
National World Whisky Day

March 28
National Black Forest Cake Day

March 29
National Chiffon Cake Day

March 30
National Turkey Neck Soup Day

March 31
National Clam Day

Spring Cleaning for the Season

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How can you start a yearly spring cleaning program for your restaurant without getting overwhelmed by the process? By breaking your foodservice establishment into four specific cleaning zones, you can easily fight off the winter blues and prepare for the warmer weather.

1.       Dining Room

Aesthetics and cleanliness are extremely important in the dining room area since it is the most high-traffic space in the entire restaurant. In order to ready your dining room for spring, invest in professional cleaning for table linens, curtains, and carpets. Replace or repair damaged chairs, booths, and tables to make the best impression on your customers. Wipe and sanitize surfaces, windows, and light fixtures. Consider replacing uniforms for your staff to refresh your business for the season.

 2.      Restrooms

The restrooms in your foodservice establishment need to be fresh and clean all the time, but especially when transitioning into a new season. Make repairs of replacement for faucets, toilets, or other equipment to keep everything in working order. Make sure all fixtures, doors, tiles, walls, and floors get a deep, intensive cleaning to remove any dirt and grime. If your equipment is not functional or is older, consider upgrading to more efficient models.

3.      Kitchen

Even with regular cleanings, the kitchen still needs an intensive cleaning periodically throughout the year. Make sure your drains are in working order to avoid a costly repair down the line. Products like Green Drain can easily keep your drains running smoothly. Make sure to sanitize and disinfect all preparation or cooking areas. Consider getting the kitchen floors professionally cleaned to lift the ingrained dirt and grease from the tiles.

4.      Building Exterior

Make sure the exterior of your building is neat, tidy, and up-to-date. Consider getting the building professionally power washed or adding a fresh coat of paint to prepare your restaurant for spring. Manicure any overgrown foliage or consider hiring a landscaper to create a modern, professional design to intrigue incoming customers.

Use the warmer weather as an opportunity to improve the cleanliness of your foodservice operation today.