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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, 06/11/2024 - 07:00
Jam and Jelly Problems – Cause, Prevention, and Remedy Resources
Sometimes jam and jelly recipes just don’t turn out right. When problems occur, it’s time to figure out why it went…

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 10:00
Resources for Teaching Children the Science of Food Preservation
Summertime is often a good time to introduce children to hands-on experiences that use skills learned in school. Food…

Tue, 05/21/2024 - 10:00
Canning Season Readiness – Time to Test Pressure Canner Dial Gauges and Check Out the Canner
A pressure canner is the only safe method for canning low acid foods—red meats, seafood, poultry, and low acid vegetables…

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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