Growing up this was all I ever heard this salad called. "Red" was a good friend of Mother's. I just think she got the recipe from her friend; thus the name stuck. Regardless, it's awesome!
1 large cool whip
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 cup pecans
1 cup coconut (could be omitted if you are not a fan)
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup small marshmellows
1 can cherry pie filling
Just mix and refrigerate.