Margret-Houston2015 03Mar Recipes-Cornbread FeatureHere’s a look at a few of Margaret Lea Houston’s recipes for us all to enjoy as we celebrate General Sam Houston’s birthday on March 2nd and her birthday on April 18th. For more information on the celebrations visit the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Website.


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 Tbs sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup lard
  • 1 cup buttermilk mixed with 2 eggs


  1. Crumble lard into dry ingredients and then add egg and buttermilk.
  2. Do not over-stir.
  3. Bake in a pie pan, which has been greased with lard and previously heated, for approx. 15 minutes.

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