If you think Grandma made everything from scratch, think again. To some homemade simply means "made at home". Here is our family's banana pudding recipe, and not only is it mmmm-mmmmm good, but it is easy and fast as well.
Cover the bottom and sides of a casserole dish with vanilla wafers. We like the Nilla brand. Yes, there is a difference! Then slice a couple of bananas and layer on top of wafers. Mix a box of instant Jello vanilla or banana pudding mix according to package directions. Pour mixture into casserole dish. This can be topped with a meringue; 2-3 eggs should suffice. Broil in oven until meringue is lightly browned. Or, cover with cool whip and crushed wafers.
Pudding as good as Grandma used to make!