A cookout crowd-pleaser, this cornbread is so easy to make and such a great mop for chili, baked beans, or pulled pork. Buttermilk (instead of milk) balances out the sweetness, adding the right amount of moisture to keep it crumbly but not dry.
Game plan: This basic recipe invites creativity. Try adding some jalapeño, whole corn kernels, or cilantro.
To see this recipe with illustrated steps, check out The Basics: How to Make Skillet Cornbread.