There is nothing better than really good cornbread, and I would venture to say that most southerners make it out of a box! The horror! Just kidding, but really most of us do make it out of a box, it is just easier. One way to ensure your cornbread isn’t hard as a rock, is to add cream of corn instead of milk or buttermilk. Try it, you will not be disappointed.
Now, if you want to kick up your cornbread another notch, you can make bourbon butter.
Take 1 stick of sweet cream butter, 1 tbs. honey and a bit of bourbon (probably 2 tsp), beat with a fork until it emulsifies. You do not want to see any honey, or bourbon. It should all be mixed in the butter.
Goodness gracious this is a delicious treat for you, your guests and your cornbread.