Malty Maple Cornbread
Cast Iron Cooking

Try baking your cornbread in a cast iron skillet instead of a nonstick dish. It gives this barbecue favorite a crisp outer texture that's delicious.

In some areas of the country, you can't have a barbecue if cornbread isn't on the menu. We're not joking -- it's such an integral part of the meal and experience that if you don't include it, many people will consider your barbecue a mere cookout. That's how passionate people can be about this dish. While standard cornbread is perfectly fine, this recipe uses maple syrup instead of sugar for a sweetener. Don't worry; no one's going to complain or attempt to downgrade your event. Instead, they'll ask for seconds.