After months of research, the Betty Crocker Kitchen's food experts have selected the trends that will be red hot this holiday season. See the exciting, fresh food ideas that are making the mark from coast to coast and get inspired for your next holiday party.
The hot food trends include:
Tradition, Twisted - Traditional sweets with a modern twist include amped up flavors and cookies with a surprise baked inside.
Kids in the Kitchen - Baking with kids continues to be popular, especially during the Holidays, as its both fun and educational. Betty draws inspiration from popular children's characters for the recipe ideas for this trend.
Beer Here - Craft Beers continue to be popular and not just for drinking. Using craft beer as a flavoring ingredient in cooking and baking is all the rage. This year, Betty's take uses beer to create Craft Beer Caramel Corn. A trio of three flavors - Salty brown ale, Stout and India pale ale - is sure to be a hit with the hard-to-buy-for guy on your gift list.
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ABOUT KRISTEN OLSON
Kristen has an insatiable passion for food experimentation, one that cant be contained in her kitchen. A prolific DIYer, she takes homemade to a whole new level: from hobby beekeeping and ice cream making to crafting 30 unique flavors of marshmallows. For her Bacon of the Month Club, Kristen mailed her own bacon-infused creations to friends across the country (Beer & Bacon Caramels, anyone?). When not following her personal muse, shes a food editor at Betty Crocker and the host of Kitchen Counter Intelligence, a video series on BettyCrocker.com full of how-tos and smart shortcuts for home cooks. Kristen has a Bachelors degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Minnesota.Kristen has appeared on Access Hollywood, Fox & Friends and The Talk. Last January, she presented a Betty Crocker custom created birthday cake to Betty White at the NBCs Betty White birthday special Celebrating Americas Golden Girl.