Carrots are more than rabbit food. They're a versatile vegetable packed with beta-carotene, (which gives them that vibrant red-orange color), and of course they're widely available year round. Making soup is a great way to use up that bag of carrots in the crisper drawer; do you like your carrot soup spicy, smoky, roasted, or creamy?
Carrot cake is an all-time favorite, a total crowd-pleaser too. There’s something about the addition of shredded carrots that makes this classic feel less decadent than other cakes -- though with a rich, spiced batter and cream cheese frosting it's certainly a treat.