I choose to use the bread machine because I can just dump the ingredients and press start, without having to mess with even the mixing, when there's a needy baby/husband in the next room.
Plus, we don't use our oven. We have a countertop convection oven which we use for everything from frozen pizza to casseroles to biscuits to chicken breasts, and our "big" oven is used to store baking pans, etc. So, I don't have room in the little oven for a cast iron skillet, as most cornbread recipes call for, nor room to put all the stuff that's in the big oven, so I don't usually use it unless I'm cooking many things in the oven, and it's worth hauling everything out.
My bread machine has a "quick bread" cycle, which can cook breads that don't require rising, so I think I'll try a sweet cornbread recipe on that setting. Wish me luck!
Thanks for the recipes!