Taking two desserts and mixing and mashing them together is
one of our favorite trends. Things like pie shakes, cookie stuffed
cookies, and pie-filled cupcakes deliver a whole new kind of delicious.
It’s a 1+1=3 kind of thing. Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cookies
Pie, meet cookie. Cookie, say hello to pie. When two
all-time favorites come together, you get Pumpkin Pie Cookies, the star
at your next holiday cookie exchange.
Trend: Boozy Baking
From booze cakes to cocktail pies, bakers
everywhere are bringing the bar into the kitchen. A titch of tequila or a
skosh of scotch whiskey adds a serious shot of fun and flavor for the
over 21 crowd. We’re loving these boozy baked goods! Recipe: Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes
Taste for yourself what the buzz is all about! A bit of
bourbon, a hit of coffee liqueur and some vanilla vodka-spiked frosting
make these sophisticated chocolate cupcakes the ultimate “holiday
Trend: Color. Flavor. Fun.
Traditional baked goods are being transformed
with bright colors and playful flavors. With a little creativity and
imagination, no one can resist this happy, fun food! Recipe: Cake Batter Cookie Stackers
Take sugar cookies to a whole new level of delicious! Kids
and adults will love these cake batter flavored cookies with colorful
frosting, and lots of sprinkles! Stack ‘em up and watch ‘em go.
Trend: From Cave to Kitchen
Forget the man cave. Today guys are in the
kitchen making (or at least appreciating) really good food. Big food.
Really good, big food that’s stacked and stuffed with the flavors they
can’t resist. Recipe: Mantastic Fried Chicken ‘n’ Waffle Sandwich
Here’s a new take on chicken ‘n’ waffles - made better with beer, bacon, and bourbon. It’s the ultimate manly man meal.
Trend: Skinny Cocktails
Here’s the skinny! Drinking high-calorie
cocktails is so last year. The modern mixologist is shaking things up
with light & flavorful cocktails. Recipe: Skinny Clementine Martini
Add some clever sparkle to your next party. Enjoy these
natural, light martinis made with fresh juice, high-quality liquor, and a
splash of club soda. Lower calorie cocktails never tasted, or looked,
so sweet. Cheers!
Trend: Better Than Bought
From canning to candy making, there’s a renewed
interest in handcrafted foods. This season, homemade food gifts are
just the right thing to show your care and creativity. Recipe: Cajeta Caramel Fudge
Create the perfect combination of flavor and crunch with
this homemade candy. Rich chocolate fudge layered with cajeta caramel,
cashews and a sprinkle of sea salt—a recipe to impress.
Trend: Veggie Love
Once just tolerated, vegetables are now
celebrated. Omnivores and herbivores alike have discovered that veggies
offer variety and great taste, and are feeling the love. Recipe: Sweet Potato Hummus
Hummus with fresh sweet potato packs even more plant power.
Add a delicious blend of smoked paprika, coriander, and cumin to make
this flavorful dip.
Trend: Shareworthy & Allergen-Friendly
Allergen-friendly foods may be free from things
like nuts, dairy and eggs, but shouldn’t be free from flavor.
Thankfully, we’re seeing new foods and recipes that can be enjoyed by
everyone – whether you’re allergy-sensitive or not. Recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
Gather everyone around the table to enjoy this moist and
delicious pumpkin bread. Made with no nuts, no dairy, no eggs, and no
gluten - no kidding!
Trend: D-I-Y for D-O-G
Man’s best friend deserves man’s best effort.
That’s why making your own dog food is one of the latest canine crazes!
This year, homemade dog treats are at the top of fido’s list. Recipe: Dog Bark
This treat will make your dog sit up and beg for more. Make
the bark by melting carob chips and peanut butter then top with your
dog’s favorite ingredients – bacon and cheese. Bow WOW!
Trend: Food Craft
The kitchen is the new craft room. With food
as their medium, clever cooks are making amazing edible food crafts that
are as good to look at as they are to eat. Recipe: Chocolate Coal Lumps
Naughty or nice, everyone will love these easy
cho-coal-late treats. Cocoa Puffs® cereal dipped in melted chocolate and
marshmallows create these tasty stocking stuffers.
Find more fun holiday trends and recipes at the following links