I found this recipe in the July/August 2003 "Country Woman" magazine (by the Taste of Home people). It's the only Country Woman magazine I had. I thought this looked good - I love mandarin oranges, Cool Whip and pecans. I liked it but it wasn't my favorite. Maybe it would've been better if I didn't use store brand oranges.
2 cans (15 oz each) mandarin oranges, well drained
1 carton (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed (I used sugar free Cool Whip)
1/2 cup chopped pecans.
Place oranges in a bowl. Fold in the whipped topping. Just before serving, fold in pecans.
Yield: 5-6 servings.