Half of this recipe will be used for our Roasted Garlic Stuffing; the remaining half can be served to your guests.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 11-inch cast-iron skillet or 9-by-13-inch baking dish with shortening; set aside. In large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt. In medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, milk, and eggs; whisk into dry ingredients. Whisk in shortening until combined.
Pour batter into prepared skillet or dish; bake until firm and lightly browned, about 45 minutes. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool.