"When I get the urge for something creamy and chocolaty, I whip up this old-fashioned pudding with a touch of almond," Darlene Markel writes from Salem, Oregon. "I like to eat it while it's warm with a dollop of whipped topping.
One Christmas, my husband—a Navy chaplain for 20 years—had to spend the holidays overseas, away from our two children and me. At his request, I sent him this special recipe so he could have a taste of home.
This tasty pudding from Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota features from-scratch flavor with the ease of a mix. The trick is to stir the dry mixture well before using - if the cornstarch settles to the bottom, the pudding won't thicken properly.