<p><span></span>Get in the Holiday spirit this season with <a href="http://redhot.bettycrocker.com/">Betty Crocker's 10 Red Hot Holiday Trends</a>!</p>
1. Bright Colors, Playful Food: Food Is Fun Again. Food is more fun than ever. Foodie bloggers and boutique bakeries are using bright pops of color, putting cake on a stick, and introducing all sorts of creative new takes on traditional baked goods.
2.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.
3. Man Up, Eat Up: Beer. Bacon. Good. The manly man is back in a big way and along with the mostly tongue-in-cheek renaissance of macho comes the rise of Dude Food.
4.Spot at the Table: Pets Are Part of the Family. Pets are more than cuddly companions; they're truly part of the family. As a special treat, many 'pet parents' have started making homemade goodies for their furry family members.
5.Gifts to DIY for: Wrap Up Some Creativity. Do it yourself is the way to go this year to stretch the holiday budget. Making homemade gifts is a creative way to add a pinch of personality while also saving on holiday presents.
6.Food for a Cause: Feed The Soul. The holidays are a season of charity. Bake sales have resurfaced as a way to raise money for a variety of causes at the holidays.
7. Kids in the Kitchen: Connect While You Cook. From reality TV to gourmet cooking classes it seems like everyone wants to get creative in the kitchen, including the kids.
8.Alternative Diets Go Mainstream: Hold the Gluten. Embrace the Vegan. The number of people eating gluten free and vegan has risen steadily in the last few years. It's everywhere from bakeries to celebrity weddings.
9.Retro Rewind: Get Back to Great. Everything old is new again with '60s style invading entertainment and fashion this year.
10.Mixology Mashup: Cookies Meet Cocktails. Classic cocktails have never gone out of style. But now, bartenders are creating new cocktails inspired by fresh flavors and even foods themselves, like Christmas cookies.
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