After many years of searching, I have (in my opinion) found the best cornbread courtesy of my friend Julie. Back when I was in College in Idaho I loved the cornbread at Frontier Pies and have been looking for a similar recipe. Julie brought this to a church potluck a year or so ago and it was bliss at first taste. Thanks Julie!
3/4 C cornmeal
1 1/4 C flour
2/3 C sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 C oil
3 T melted butter
1 1/4 C milk
Mix dry ingredients. Set aside.
Whisk the wet ingredients together. Add to the dry ingredients.
Pour into a greased 8" square pan and bake at 350 degrees for approx. 35 minutes. It can be doubled and baked in a 9 X 13 pan. I don't usually make that size because since I eat most of it myself-- the smaller pan is plenty for me ( :