So today, I'm bringing you another family favorite of ours. And probably, yours too. The thing is, you probably have forgotten about it. But chances are, I'm fairly confident that you have seen, tasted and/or made this very cake at some point in your life.
Intrigued? I thought so. Let us begin . . .
I was at this stage of the baking today, when I decided I should do a blog post about the cake . . .
After sweating for hours (kidding) over a hot stove (kidding, again) and after milking two cows and shelling 1,000 pecans and pistachios, and . . . . oh, who am I kidding? It's just about the easiest recipe in the world. Really. But after all was said and done, I couldn't wait to dive right in and cut myself a piece. Phil wasn't expected home until later that night, but I knew he'd forgive me. (Heck, if it was Phil, he would stand at the counter with the cake and a big ol'spoon, eating right from the pan!)
So, I lined up all the necessities . . .
I took the foil off . . .
Wait . . . let's look a little closer, shall we?
And . . . . TAAAA DAAAAA!!!!!
Yes, my friends. It's the Jello Pistachio Cheese Cake Dessert!!!!! Mmmmmm!
Check out that yumm-o cake!! Look at that nutty crust . . . (pecans, my friends) and the layers of cream cheese and pudding and cool whip. Yes, this is SERIOUS SUMMER GOODNESS.
Oh, come on . . . . come closer . . . .
Oh, don't do . . . don't go . . . there . . . .
I went there.
Now, this is a really critical step. One that I would be completely and totally amiss if I didn't mention. See all those little tiny crumbs of crust left on the plate? They MUST, I repeat MUST be squished with the fork and picked up and eaten. Immediately upon completion of your piece. Immediately.
Oh, I was in such a state of bliss, that I couldn't even hold the camera straight on this last photo.
Here's the recipe for those who dare try some of this deliciousness themselves! (There are a number of recipes online, but I have tweaked those I found and this seems to be the ratio that the family and friends LOVE. I'm telling you . . . it's a keeper! I made this cake for Katie's birthday party on the 4th of July, and there were only 2 pieces left of the cake! TWO PIECES left! It's SOOOO good!)
(Right click on the image of the recipe and you can print it out and keep it forever!) I think you could probably use the same guidelines, but replace the pistachio pudding for chocolate pudding, or butterscotch, too. Oh, dear . . . the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!
I hope you enjoyed this yummy recipe. Let me know if you try it out. And watch for future kitchen goodness coming your way . . . I have a couple other family favorites that I really want to share with you.
Peace, my friends. From my kitchen, to yours! ;)