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Bob Nichols, USDA
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Can I use Stevia for canning?

My husband is now a type 2 diabetic. I cannot have artificial sweeteners. I would like to find a way to can fruit without doing it one way for him and a different way for me. I've been using Stevia with fruit I am putting up in the freezer. Can I also use Stevia instead of sugar with the fruit I am...

By Nellie Oehler

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Is TUMS a good source for calcium?

I am interested in information about calcium supplements. Is TUMS a good source?

By Patty Case

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Is it possible to microwave an egg?

Is it possible to cook an egg in the microwave? (hard boiled or other method?)

By Nellie Oehler

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Moist & Tender Turkey or Slow-Roasted Salmonella?

I'd like to roast my turkey at 240 degrees this Thanksgiving, based on something I heard on America's Test Kitchen. They neglected to mention how long it would take to cook (per pound) at that temperature. Is there a way I can calculate how long that might take? I can only find information on time...

By Nellie Oehler

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Should I be eating yams or sweet potatoes, which one is better for me?

I have been reading articles from several "reputable" sources about yams & sweet potatoes. The problem is they contradict each other as to how to tell them apart. Folk wisdom says orange flesh is yam, white or cream flesh is sweet potato. Can you please define what the actual tubers look like so I...

By Patty Case

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Are pecked berries harmful?

We were picking blueberries and a couple of birds were having a grand time pecking away at the rows. We were trying to avoid the pecked berries and managed to get a nice bucket and discarded a few with pecks that accidentally got into the bucket. We washed and froze them for the winter. Some members...

By Glenda Hyde

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Does freezing kill vitamin K?

When leafy green vegetables are frozen, do they lose their vitamin K? My husband tries to eat kale, etc., because he takes blood thinners and wants a good natural source of this vitamin. But he read somewhere that frozen greens lose vitamin k in the freezing process. Any truth to this?

By Anne Hoisington

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How can I prevent gluten cross contamination?

A friend has a true Gluten allergy, and can become very ill from it. She is wondering if it is OK to cook her Gluten free stuffing in the same oven as my bread stuffing?

By Jeanne Brandt

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Are all sugars equally evil?

I put sugar in my daily cups of coffee, probably consuming 4 teaspoons total. Am I deluding myself in believing that "pure cane", "raw" or "turbinado" sugars are better for me than white refined sugar?

By Patty Case

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My cake keeps falling, should I just eat pie?

Each time I bake a yeast based coffee cake, the center collapses as it cools. I've tried the recipe several times and this has happened all but one time. I beat the batter at high speed, as directed; I prepare the whole recipe as directed. It comes out beautifully, but again as it cools the center...