Granny Neal is my culinary hero. Her grandaughter and I have been friends for many years. Granny Neal was a caterer in a very rural part of SW Virginia. She has written several cookbooks which are the backbone of my collection. This cornbread is particularly good when prepared in a cast iron skillet but is also yummy when made in a standard baking pan. I like this recipe because I never have buttermilk in the house but I frequently have sour cream.