The Betty Crocker Red Hot Holiday Trends

Betty Crocker’s top ten red hot food trends was given to me and I wanted to share all the cool ideas with you!

Red Hot Holiday Trends
Top 10 Trends:
What makes a trend red hot? When it’s exciting, it’s fresh, and making its mark from coast to coast. From the DIY craze to the rise of beer and bacon, the food trends that made the red hot list are each very different, but have one thing in common – they’ll get you excited about food. 
 Bright Colors, Playful Food: Food Is Fun Again

 Food is more fun than ever.  Think bright pops of color, cake on a stick, and all sorts of creative new takes on traditional baked goods; even whoopie pies have been reinvented with fresh, fun flavors. Add some play value to your holiday menu with these colorful, mini Cupcake Poppers that will bring out the kid in you!
{How fun would these be on a Christmas table in all reds & greens?!}
Street Eats and Tweets: Meals Go Mobile

 Street food is all the rage, exploding from the coasts to the heartland and even on to reality TV this year.  Food truck fans use Twitter to make sure they can find these restaurants-on-wheels and get their hands on the cutting-edge flavors they create.  This recipe for Indian Spiced Mini Donut Muffins, inspired by a Minneapolis food truck, is the perfect find.
Man Up, Eat Up: Beer. Bacon. Good.

  Beer and bacon for breakfast? Oh yes, say the manly men. And some women too. With craft brewing at an all-time high, and the never-ending popularity of bacon, why not combine the two? This recipe for Mancakes covers all your basic manly food groups: beer, bacon, and pancakes. It’s the best way to serve up dude food for breakfast.
Spot at the Table: Pets Are Part of the Family

With more and more “pet parents” making dog food from scratch, man’s best friend has been promoted to a bona fide member of the family. Get your furry friend’s tail wagging with this recipe for Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats.  It’s simple, and made with pet-friendly ingredients. You’ll surely get Spot’s approval, and maybe he’ll even steer clear of the dessert table.
Gifts to DIY For: Wrap Up Some Creativity

 Homemade and straight from the heart is the in thing for the creative- (and wallet-) minded gift-giving crowd.  The sweet and salty flavors in this Salted Chocolate Almond Fudge recipe turn traditional fudge into an even more extraordinary homemade gift that everyone will adore.
Food For a Cause: Feed the Soul

  This season spread the holiday spirit beyond your kitchen and into the homes of those less fortunate.  An easy way to give back at the holidays is to organize a bake sale for a local charitable organization, just like those in Betty Crocker’s Kitchen each year!  Add a little cheer to the regular mix of bake sale items with this recipe for Sweet Swirl Marshmallows. Sure to be a best seller!

Kids In the Kitchen: Connect While You Cook

  The culinary craze has hit home, and everyone wants in on the kitchen action – even the youngest members of your family.  Get the whole family involved by making this super-simple recipe for a snack mix Betty Crocker likes to call Reindeer Feed.  [LOVE this one!]
Alternative Diets Go Mainstream: Hold the Gluten.  Embrace the Vegan.

Alternative diets are becoming a way of life for many – maybe even you!  However, it can still be difficult to find great-tasting foods that are gluten free or vegan.  Help everyone feel welcome at your celebrations this year by baking up tasty versions of classic holiday treats with our recipes for Gluten Free Fudge Crinkles and Vegan Sugar Cookies.
Retro Rewind: Get Back to Great

It feels like everyone has retro fever this year, as swinging ‘60’s style continues to pop up on TVs, radios and runways.  Create a decidedly vintage spread for your holiday shindig with fun and festive appetizers (like Three Cheese Fondue, Mini Smoked Gouda Cheese Balls, and Classic Guacamole) that have a little retro flair. They’re a blast from the past that will bring back the memories, and the recipe requests.
Mixology MashUp: Cookies Meet Cocktails
Betty Crocker is loving the idea of borrowing inspiration from the hottest restaurants and creating new flavors all our own. These Cookie Cocktails (with fun flavors Gingerbread Cookie and Snickerdoodle) are the perfect way to serve up some holiday spirit at your cookie swap!
Red Hot Holiday Trends
A big thanks to Betty Crocker for allowing me to share your red hot list with Mom Endeavors readers!

 Leave a comment and let me know if you decide to make any! So many fun ideas!

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