Real Banana Pudding
Step away from the packaged stuff, it's time to whip up Real Banana Pudding from scratch. At backyard barbecues or polished dinner parties, there's never a bad time to bring out this comforting Southern treat. Smooth, creamy, and oh-so-decadent there are few better ways to finish any meal. "Some like it warm. Others prefer it like I do: nice and cold," says cookbook author and recipe developer Rebecca Lang "The hardest part is waiting for it to fully chill." The special ingredient that helps homemade banana pudding stand out from store-bought varieties? Old-fashioned meringue. This extra step elevates the simple dessert to Grandmother's sideboard status. Bring this recipe to one family gathering and we think you'll agree.