Mom loves to try out new recipes and Taste of Home is one of her favorite magazines that she continues to get and try out their recipes. They have down home, real recipes for normal folks and their desserts are a favorite of hers. She saw this beautiful Pistachio cake recently and decided to try it. Short cut, it is made with a boxed cake mix, so yay for that. Sometimes we need short cuts! This is the February/March issue if you’re interested and they also have an online site, but you have to be a member to see the recipes. I’m going to screenshot this one and hope they don’t mind.
They always have delectable desserts and lots of other down home recipes in Taste of Home.
See how pretty this looks? We were all drawn in by this picture, so mom decided to try it. It was a big hit with all of us!
Instead of leaving the sides with no frosting, mom made enough for the whole cake. More icing is better in our book and I bet you all feel the same way!
It’s a light and fluffy icing using whipped topping, so not heavy at all. And the yellow cake mix is moist and delicious. She used pecans instead of pistachios on top, since pistachios are pretty expensive. She will makes changes in recipes like that since she always keeps pecans around.
It really was delicious and we can’t wait for her to make another one, probably for Easter. This would be great for St. Patricks Day dessert, but it would be perfect for Easter too. It’s light and delicious and we just loved it! Give it a try and let me know what you think.
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I'm back today with another Feature Friday and another fabulous home renovation from blogger, Jenna, with Wife in Progress. Jenna and her hubby bought a fixer upper 1960's Colonial in the Greater Boston area and are fixing it up one room at a time. I think you'll enjoy this home renovation along with me. There's nothing better to me than seeing an outdated and tired house come alive with new … Read More»
You all know I love a good bargain and when I go into my local Goodwill I can't help but browse through the home section and also a few clothes. Something things jump out at me and I end up taking a few things home. I was in there last week and found this cute faux fur jacket that will be fun and casual for this time of year. Of course, our weather is all over the place. One weekend we have snow … Read More»
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! I'm Rhoda, from Atlanta, GA and I love decorating and DIY projects. Decorating a home doesn't have to cost a fortune and I've spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yard sales, finding those treasures that make a home unique. I'm here to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity. Won't you join me?