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**Try some oatmeal tea for a tried and true immunity booster. This tea kept the country's first railroad crews going strong.

All you have to do is boil two tablespoons of crushed rolled oats in on cup of water for 10 minutes. Strain and drink a cupful while its warm.

**If you're caught with a toothache and no dentist, try biting down on a wad of gauze thats been soaked in clove oil.

**For indigestion add a heaping tablespoon of fresh grated cinnamon to a cup of boiling water. With a spoonful of honey, you've got a delicious dose of relief. Cinnamon has a long history of helping a case of indigestion.

**For motion sickness, try some ginger root. It will stop nausea. Steep two tablespoons of (grated) ginger in one cup of boiling water. You can find ginger root capsules in a health food store. This of course is the easiest way.

Some folks may think that there is nothing to this home remedy stuff. I do know that these remedies were passed down through my family for generations. Doctors were few and far back in the old days. Give them a try and judge for yourself. Don't take my word for it.

This is another section that I will update weekly. Some of it will give you a chuckle or two and some of it will give you a helping hand.


Although we see these as silly remedies, old folks believed in them. Keep in mind that they used them and lots of the time these remedies actually worked. I wondered how and why but I have reached a conclusion. Sometimes if a person actually thinks something is helping, it usually will. It is the mind control thing! hee


People used to believe that a magnet drawed the arthritis out of the body. When that didn't work they would drink a mixture of vinegar, honey and moonshine.


People always used to say if you keep a chihuahua dog around the house you would never have asthma.


Now I can see how this one works because I've tried it myself. If you are in the woods and get a bad cut, use pine resin. The resin is thick and will actually help stop the bleeding.


Tie an asafetida bag around the baby's neck for six months to keep away the colic.

I'll leave you on that one and let you figure it out! hee Ask the Doctor on Tripod

Mammys' Kitchen

Now how can your trip to Pappys' Catfishin Hole be complete without a visit to Mammys' kitchen. I tell you that she sure knows how to cook up some mmmmmm good recipes. She's gave me some of them for you to try. Hope you like them! The only thing she asks is that you wash your hands before eatin and don't take more than your belly can hold! Every once in awhile she'll make us wash a dish or two. It's a little price to pay for such a fine meal. You won't find no diet food around here. And most of it that you see will be full of calories and fat. It's just the way that the old folks cook.

Mighty fine recipes!

This place will be changin weekly. I'll put in some great recipes and kitchen helpers. Check back!


2 pounds catfish fillets 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 eggs (beaten) 1 tsp. parsley (minced) 10 drops Tabasco sauce 1 Tbsp. onion (minced) Some dried, crushed bread crumbs Margarine

Grind catfish in a meat grinder. If you don't have one, crumble them up into small pieces. Mix the ground catfish with the eggs, parsley, onion, lemon juice, Tabasco and enough bread crumbs to form balls. Fry the patties in hot butter. This recipe will serve 6 people or 1 hungry redneck!!


1 pound catfish fillets (cooked and flaked) 3 Tbsp. onion (chopped) 1/2 cup celery (chopped) 1/4 cup butter 3 Tbsp. green bell pepper (minced) 1 garlic clove (minced) 1/4 cup flour 3 cups tomatoes (chopped) 1/2 tsp. salt 1 bay leaf 1 Tbsp. sugar

Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic. Saute for about seven minutes. Add flour and stir. Add tomatoes, sugar and seasonings. Stir the mixture well and simmer for about 25 minutes. Add the catfish, remove the bay leaf and bring to a boil. Serve this over a plate of hot rice and you have something great!


1 cup flour (all-purpose) 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 1/2 cup butter 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. almond extract

Get your oven heated to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 12 cup muffin pan. Cream the butter, sugar and egg together until smooth. Add milk and mix well. Sift the flour and baking powder. Add vanilla and almond extract. Stir well and pour into pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the edges turn light brown.


2 cups sweet milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 Tbsp. cocoa 1 1/2 Tbsp. corn starch

In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar, corn starch and cocoa. Stir in the milk. Cook over medium heat until thick. Be sure to stir constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour over the hot cakes. Serve these while they are warm.


1 cup molasses 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup boiling water 3/4 cup melted butter

Add enough flour to knead. Roll, cut out, and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees. Takes about 10 minutes.


2 cups corn meal 2 eggs 1 tsp. salt 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 Tbsp. butter (melted) milk

Beat eggs, add meal, flour, salt, baking powder and butter. Add enough milk to make a thin batter. Pour into a hot skillet (about the same size as pancakes). Flip when brown. Serve with butter and syrup.

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