AnswerLine

AnswerLine provides information and resources for Iowa consumers with home and family questions. We've been answering consumer questions for more than 40 years.

Professional consumer and family scientists answer questions about: cleaning, consumer management, food preparationfood preservationfood safetyhousehold equipment, nutrition, and laundry.

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Tue, 02/20/2024 - 12:17
Getting to Know the National Center for Home Food Preservation
When AnswerLine clients have questions about food preservation, reference is often made to the National Center for Home Food…

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 11:08
Elevation? Does It Matter?
While residents of most midwestern states usually don’t think about their elevation, elevation affects all aspects of food…

Thu, 02/01/2024 - 12:05
Making Granola Bars a Healthy Treat
Crunchy, chewy, chocolatey, fruity granola bars are an American favorite breakfast staple and snack. In fact, granola bars are…

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Quick 'n Easy Stain Removal - quick and cautious stain removal keeps clothes in wearable condition longer and helps reduce clothing costs.

Food Preservation Series