Friend Makin’ Mondays: Share Your Favorite Holiday Recipe

Share Your Favorite Holiday Recipe

Yesterday I was thinking that the Tyra Cooks? section of my blog was woefully empty..probably because Tyra doesn’t cook…. But here comes Kenlie that this weeks Friend Makin’ Monday and now everyone gets a twofer…. enjoy!


Pistachio Cake

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments  as well as in the comments section at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Good Times! Let’s Get Started……


A few years ago a co-worker of my mother brought this cake to a holiday party, my brought a few slices home and we all loved it, so I asked her to get the recipe, ever since then this has been a staple of our for the holidays. But it’s such a good, light treat it really shouldn’t be limited to just the holiday season.

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix                                                                                                                images
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 (3 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan (I prefer to use a Bundt cake pan)
  2. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in walnuts. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

I love this recipes it’s so quick and easy and it’s a perfect recipe for a novice baker. Another thing is that this recipe is customizable… if nuts aren’t you’re thing you can eliminate them, you can add icing if you like, some people opt to add a bit of sugar to make it a little but sweeter and some people add a bit of food coloring to give it a strong green color, but like I said I like to keep things simple and quick and I love recipes that are easy to remember.


For those you who would prefer frosting….

  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


This recipe yields 12 slices… and my version of the recipe is roughly 151 calories

If you try this recipe I hope you enjoy… and if you’re a regular reader of my blog and looking to make something different for the holiday season, now is the prefect time to head over to All The Weigh and find some new recipes..


Happy Monday!