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, 07/23/2024 - 10:00
Colored Glass Jars for Canning and More
Mason jars, also known as canning jars, have been used for home food preservation for decades dating back to 1858 when John…

Tue, 07/16/2024 - 10:00
Go ‘Bananas’ for Summer Treats
July is National Ice Cream month and has its own day, the 3rd Sunday in July! Ice cream as we know it is made from dairy…

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 10:00
Trusted Preservation Resources
To ensure that products preserved are safe, it is important to follow tested recipes and methods to prevent foodborne…

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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