Making New Traditions

liz collage thanksgivingTired of the same old Thanksgiving get-togethers? Got a young family looking to make lasting impressions during the holiday season? The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina are more than just a picturesque vacation destination. This year let the Smokies be a place for you and your family to make fresh memories and start new traditions.

Yellow Rose Realty and Cabin Rentals offers beautiful, year-round mountain cabin rentals. The perfect setting for an Appalachian Thanksgiving. These rustic cabins have it all! Enjoy hot cider by the fire or wind down in the hot tub after a long day of cooking. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic get-away or a large family looking for the best place to enjoy your time together, Yellow Rose Cabins has something to fit your needs.

So bring the kids, bring the turkey! Enjoy Thanksgiving in a new way!  Do the holidays right, the Appalachian way! Here’s one of our favorite holiday recipes to get you motivated!

Maple & Bacon Corn Muffins


6 oz. bacon
1 cup yellow or blue cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 Tb. baking powder
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup maple syrup


Preheat oven to 400. Chop bacon and cook in a heated skillet until slightly crispy. Remove from pan and set bacon and skillet aside, leaving bacon grease in pan.

In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. Add milk and eggs, followed by melted butter, maple syrup and 1/4 cup bacon grease.

Add the bacon pieces into the mixture and stir.

Grease and flour a 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper cups.  Evenly divide the mixture into the liners. Bake for 15 minutes—or until golden.

Remove from muffin tin and serve warm!

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