When my paternal grandmother passed, my sisters and I were given the task of going through her things. I discovered a box with recipes, something none of us thought she had. She was a great cook, but she never used a recipe, at least from what we could see.
Inside I found a little note written on a recipe card: A Tennessee wives tale predicts if you have this 3 times a week, you can prevent the common cold. And beneath the recipe, was a note: “It works” and “From Fall to end of Winter“.
A nice old timey remedy for what ails ya. This tasty concoction was past down through generations to help fight cholesterol and clean clogged arteries. Of course this isn’t a cure all and shouldn’t substitute visiting your doctor and following medical advice. But this old wives tale is being republished in modern Heart Healthy magazines as a suggestion for those who want to avoid heart disease, or help lesson it’s impacts. Talk to your doctor and discuss if this recipe can be added to your daily diet for a healthier heart.