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    Chow Line: Enjoy holiday meals in moderation

    I know it’s just the beginning of November, but I’m already dreading the upcoming holiday parties that I anticipate attending. While I love to spend time with family and friends, all the rich holiday foods and desserts are a real problem for me when it comes to not overdoing it on the buffet line. Do you have any tips on how I can enjoy the foods without overeating?
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    Chow line: $4.50 a day for healthy foods?

    I want to get a head start on my New Year’s resolution to make healthier food choices, but I really don’t have a lot of money to spend on food besides what I already spend. How can I make better food choices without breaking my meager budget?
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    Chow line: Growing giant pumpkins

    I took my 8-year-old to a pumpkin show over the weekend and we saw giant, near record-sized pumpkins on display. Now my son wants to grow giant pumpkins like that in our backyard. Is that possible?
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    Chow line: Slow cooker safety

    I put a roast on to cook in my slow cooker and went to work. When I got home, I realized that the power had gone out at my house at some point during the day. I checked my slow cooker and the power was off, but my roast looked like it cooked fully. Can I still eat the roast?  
  5. The pawpaw was named Ohio's official native fruit in 2009. (Photo: CFAES)

    Chow line: Pawpaws making a comeback in Ohio, other markets

    What is a pawpaw, and is it healthy for you?
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    Chow line: Alternatives to sugar

    I want to lower my sugar intake, so I’m looking for a sugar substitute for my coffee. What are the different types of sweeteners? 
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    Chow line: Handling venison safely during harvesting and preparation key to stemming foodborne illnesses

    Hunting season starts soon, and we want to make sure we safely prepare any meat that we bag. Can you share some tips on how to do so?  
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    Chow line: Many options for potassium

    My doctor told me that I need to increase my potassium intake, but I’m not the biggest fan of bananas. How much potassium should I have daily, and what are some other foods that are good sources of it?
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    Chow Line: New research shows washing raw poultry dangers

    I just can’t stomach the idea of not washing raw chicken before cooking it. The slime on it is really off-putting. Isn’t rinsing out my sink afterward good enough to prevent spreading any germs?
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    Chow Line: Healthy, safe lunch options for back to school

    School is back in session for my fourth grader, and he’s decided this year that he wants to pack lunch for the first time. Any tips on how to make sure his packed lunch is safe and healthy?