Category Archives: Seasonal

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.

January Food Holidays

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Start the New Year off by refreshing your everyday menu and seasonal selections with these festive January food holidays. From apricots to specialty coffees, you can impress your guests with new and unique menu selections all month long.

January 1
National Bloody Mary Day

January 2
National Cream Puff Day

January 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

January 4
National Spaghetti Day

January 5
National Whipped Cream Day

January 6
National Shortbread Day

January 7
National Tempura Day

January 8
National English Toffee Day

January 9
National Apricot Day

January 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

January 11
National Milk Day

January 12
National Glazed Doughnut Day

 January 13
National Gluten-Free Day

January 14
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

January 15
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

January 16
National Fig Newton Day

January 17
National Hot Buttered Rum Day

January 18
National Gourmet Coffee Day

January 19
National Popcorn Day

January 20
National Cheese Lover’s Day

January 21
National Granola Bar Day

January 22
National Southern Food Day

January 23
National Rhubarb Pie Day

January 24
National Peanut Butter Day

January 25
National Irish Coffee Day

January 26
National Peanut Brittle Day

January 27
National Chocolate Cake Day

January 28
National Blueberry Pancake Day

January 29
National Corn Chip Day

January 30
National Croissant Day

Seasonal Sips: Eggnog Smoothie

EggnogSmoothie

Enjoy your favorite holiday drink, eggnog, in smoothie form all season long. This easy-to-prepare eggnog smoothie recipe uses surprising ingredients to recreate the taste of the season and is sure to bring holiday cheer to your establishment.

Ingredients

  • 1 small, ripe banana
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp raw almonds
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1⁄4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, plus extra for garnish

Directions

  1. Peel the banana and break into pieces, then place it in the blender with all the other ingredients.
  2. Turn the blender to medium, and blend until the mixture is smooth and frothy.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with extra nutmeg, and serve immediately.