‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Carrot Cake’ Recipes + A Few Homemade Carrot Cakes

Carrot Cake Bars

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not usually a huge fan of traditional carrot cake recipes. I like carrot cake fine, but it’s not my favorite kind of cake. If given the choice, I honestly usually reach for some chocolate cake or even funfetti. To me, carrot cake is a once a year-type […]

We Tried Weird Easter Candy So You Don’t Have To


Easter is an interesting time for candy, second only to Halloween. Every candy company seems to have their own Easter version, and then there are the candies you only see at Easter like Cadbury Eggs. So. Many. Candy. Eggs. As a kid, you’re ecstatic to find Easter candy in the bottom of your basket and […]

Make Your Own Luck With These St. Patrick’s Day Desserts!

St. Patrick's Day Desserts

We could all use a bit of luck every now and again. That’s why I love St. Patrick’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day desserts! There’s just something about St. Paddy’s Day that makes it different from all of the other holidays. It’s happy-go-lucky and fun without having any real expectations or obligations. For instance, I […]

Erin Go Bragh! 15 Easy Dinner Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day


Sure, the parades, the pinching and the Irish-for-a-Day attitude are fun and all, but can we talk about the real excitement of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)? THE FOOD. Irish food reminds us what St. Patrick’s Day is all about – celebrating Irish culture in a country where it was once okay to hang up […]

10 Homemade Chinese Take-Out Recipes


Chinese New Year is a very special festival. For China, it’s the longest festival of the year (15 days beginning with New Year’s Day) including many traditions and rituals to bring good luck and happiness. The most amazing thing about Chinese New Year is that instead of the calendar year, this festival celebrates the lunar […]

12 Mardi Gras Recipes


Cravin’ Cajun? Good. Because it’s Cajun food‘s time to shine. That’s right, tomorrow is Mardi Gras a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, and it’s so much more than tossing beads in the street. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of delicious southern recipes straight from the bayou. Who can resist a king cake, seriously? Who dat? FaveSouthernRecipes.com considers this holiday […]

Red Velvet In That Slow Southern Style: 10 Easy Dessert Recipes


Thanks to the movie Steel Magnolias, the southern U.S. gets to claim red velvet recipes as our own. Red velvet really came about due to ingredient restrictions in the Great Depression, but it’s now used for many groom’s cakes in the south. It made its way from pop culture to regular folks’ culture. Red velvet […]

11 Sexy Dessert Ideas to Celebrate ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Bundt Cake

Valentine’s Day is extra sexy this year thanks to the premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey on February 13th! So, what better way to celebrate one of the steamiest movies to ever hit the silver screen than with a variety of sexy dessert ideas? Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the biggest and most […]

A Beautiful Night: 14 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two


Let’s talk about the most romantic dinner for two of all time. She was a lady. He was a tramp. It was a starry night, and two adventurous souls stumbled upon a wonderful Italian joint. The music set the tone, the candlelight flickered, and as they slurped down one irresistible spaghetti noodle, their noses touched… […]