I agree more with the second cornbread recipe more than the first. Sugar in cornbread is a Yankee thing, I think.
And the two big spoonfulls of bacon grease make those beans taste real good. I have to remember the big dose of Moonshine as well!
There was an ongoing cotroversy at my house regarding corn meal: my father's family only used white corn meal and my mother's family only used yellow corn meal. Both grandmothers said that other
color of corn was only fed to the livestock and not fit for people to eat.