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Cast Iron Skillet Jalapeno Cornbread: A Recipe from the Heart of West Texas, by Lainie Eilenberger

Updated: Jan 10

Howdy, y'all! I'm Lainie Eilenberger, your go-to real estate expert in the beautiful lands of Lubbock and West Texas. Out here, we know a thing or two about the comforts of home, the warmth of community, and the charm that makes a place truly special. It's a land where family and traditions hold the heart of every neighborhood, and it's my pleasure to connect folks with the perfect place to call home.

Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a recipe that's as dear to me as the homes I help people find: Cast Iron Skillet Jalapeno Cornbread. This dish isn't just about food; it's about the flavors and character of West Texas. It's as charming, full of spirit, and welcoming as the One Ford Road subdivision in Lubbock, Texas. A place where modern conveniences meet a vintage township, and neighbors become lifelong friends.

As a proud Realtor® serving the wonderful areas of Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Levelland, Littlefield, Lubbock, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Plainview, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Snyder, Spur, Sudan, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, and Wolfforth, I've learned that finding the perfect home is a lot like baking the perfect cornbread. It's a blend of the right ingredients, a sprinkle of love, and a touch of local flair.

From helping first-time homebuyers to guiding families to their dream homes, my journey in real estate has been as varied and rich as the landscapes of West Texas. Just as each spoonful of this cornbread recipe reveals layers of flavor, each home has its unique story and charm. Let's dive into this culinary adventure and explore how it connects to our quest for the perfect home!


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely diced


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 400°F (200°C). Place your cast-iron skillet inside to get nice and hot.

  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

  3. Add the Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Stir in the diced jalapenos.

  4. Combine: Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.

  5. Bake: Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Pour the batter into the skillet, smoothing the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

  6. Serve with Love: Let cool for a few minutes, slice, and enjoy with friends and family.

Just like crafting this delightful cornbread, finding a home in Lubbock and West Texas is about blending the right ingredients with care, precision, and a touch of local flavor. That's where I, Lainie Eilenberger, come in. With years of hands-on experience, unparalleled local knowledge, and a genuine passion for real estate, I'm here to guide you through every step of the home buying or selling process.

At, I've carefully assembled a comprehensive guide to Lubbock and West Texas real estate. Here you can search for homes by zip code, price, feature, location, school district, subdivision, and more. You'll also find up-to-date information on the housing market, read informative blogs, discover open houses, and so much more. It's your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about real estate in Lubbock and West Texas.

For those interested in the modern charm of One Ford Road, visit This website is dedicated entirely to one of Lubbock's most stylish and welcoming subdivisions. It's where vintage township meets the ideal West Texas experience, complete with an array of amenities and a community atmosphere you'll fall in love with.

Looking for detailed home comparisons? Head over to Connected directly to the MLS, this site offers a true sense of what each home offers, how they compare to other homes in the area, and helps you make informed decisions tailored to your needs.

And don't miss my exclusive virtual home tours on @Lainie Eilenberger - YouTube. Here, I personally guide you through luxurious and featured homes in Lubbock and West Texas, giving you an intimate and detailed view right from the comfort of your screen.

Trust me, Lainie Eilenberger and the Key and Slate Real Estate Group for all your real estate needs. We're not just selling homes; we're building dreams, nurturing communities, and fostering lifelong connections in Lubbock, Texas, and across the vibrant landscape of West Texas. Reach out to us today, and let's embark on this exciting journey together!

Happy baking, and happy home hunting!

Image of Cast Iron Skillet Jalapeno Cornbread lovingly baked by Lainie Eilenberger, top real estate agent in Lubbock and West Texas. The golden-brown cornbread, speckled with diced jalapenos, symbolizes the warmth and charm of West Texas homes. Discover Lainie's expertise as a Realtor® and explore Lubbock homes for sale with the Key and Slate Real Estate Group. Your dream home, infused with the delightful blend of the right ingredients, awaits in Lubbock and West Texas.
Jalapeno Cornbread made by Lainie Eilenberger, your Lubbock and West Texas Real Estate Expert

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