Fall

Fall Harvest Baby Food – Buttercup Squash

By | 2017-06-06T03:33:07+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Categories: 6 months, Fall, First Foods, Freezes Well, Holiday Foods, holidays, More Baby Food Recipes, Puree, Seasonal, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Thanksgiving, vegetables, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Buttercup Squash - A Fall Harvest Winter Squash Buttercup squash is a medium sized squash.  It's a bit bigger than acorn squash and very much smaller than a Hubbard squash.  It's similar in size and appearance to the kabocha squash.  The buttercup squash has a very distinct round bottom that is circular.  It looks as [...]

Harvest Steel Cut Oatmeal – A hearty baby cereal and tasty for the whole family

By | 2014-11-11T21:15:11+00:00 November 11th, 2014|Categories: 6 months, 8 months, book, Breakfast, Cereals, Fall, grains, More Baby Food Recipes, Nutrition, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Using whole grains to make baby cereal or other grain based recipes is always better than using refined and enriched grains.  Whole grains retain all of their natural and wholesome goodness. Whole grains not highly processed and stripped of the parts that contain important nutrients,such as the bran. Whole grains will offer the most bio-available nutrients [...]

Can Babies and Toddlers Drink Apple Cider?

By | 2014-11-05T23:12:53+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Categories: Dangerous Baby Items, Dangerous Food Items, Fall, Food Safety Tips, fruits, Holiday Foods, holidays, juice, Not Usually for Babies, Seasonal, Thanksgiving, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fall continues to roll on in New England.  There are still plenty of  fresh apples from local orchards and even squash and pumpkins and least we forget, he last of the corn harvest.  While picking and eating fresh apples is a favorite Fall ritual  and so is  enjoying fresh pressed apple cider.  And yes, we love [...]

Mini Pumpkin Muffins – A Treat for Little Fingers

By | 2014-10-07T06:51:27+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Categories: 8 months, Baby Food Recipes Updated, Fall, Finger Foods, Freezes Well, Holiday Foods, holidays, More Baby Food Recipes, muffins, Puree, Seasonal, stage 2, stage 3, Thanksgiving, Transitioning to New Foods, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's Pumpkin Time! Super Easy, Super Tasty Mini Pumpkin Muffins - They're Back on the Blog! This recipe came about when I had just used the last of my frozen roasted pumpkin puree from the Fall pumpkin harvest   That fresh pumpkin puree was sure put to yummy use! As our babies move further along in [...]

Homemade Apples & Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe

By | 2014-10-02T18:30:26+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, book, Fall, First Foods, Freezes Well, fruits, Holiday Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, Seasonal, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For the Fall - Homemade Apples & Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe As luck would have it, pumpkin and apple appear during the Fall at the same time.  You'll be able to take advantage of using these tasty and nutritious fresh ingredients, in season! Pumpkin and apples offer baby an abundance of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, [...]

Fall Pumpkin Puree – Baby Food Puree Recipe Using Pumpkin for the Fall

By | 2014-09-25T20:49:30+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Categories: 6 months, Fall, Holiday Foods, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Fall is here - officially it began on the 21st of September. I love the Fall not only for the crisp air and colorful trees but also for the amazing array of tasty and healthy foods that come to harvest. Pumpkin and other winter or hard shelled squashes are my absolute favorites and these are great [...]

Chicken Soup – A tasty defense against cold weather sickies to share with baby

By | 2013-11-07T09:04:43+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Categories: 8 months, Fall, Freezes Well, freezing baby food, More Baby Food Recipes, Seasonal, soup, stage 2, stage 3, winter|Tags: , , , , , , |

  It's true what the book says about chicken soup being good for the soul.  A good warm bowl of homemade chicken soup can lift the spirit and chase away the blues and yes, it even helps hasten the departure of the common cold.  The cold season in New England, literally and figuratively, creeps up rather [...]

When Life Hands You Pumpkin, You Make Soup and Biscuits

By | 2013-10-31T14:41:51+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Categories: Fall, Finger Foods, Holiday Foods, holidays, More Baby Food Recipes, Seasonal, soup, stage 3, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Today I made a few yummy things with pumpkin! It is Halloween after all :)  I want you to remember, and please keep in mind, that you should NOT use that Jack-o-Lantern to make food with.  You can learn more about that here. I roasted pumpkin a few days ago and just got around to fixing [...]

Pumpkin Pie Dip – Easy Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip for the Fall

By | 2013-10-21T11:37:30+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Categories: 8 months, Dairy, Fall, Finger Foods, Holiday Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, Seasonal, stage 3, Thanksgiving, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pumpkin Pie Dip .  This is a tasty dip that you can share with little ones and kids of all ages.  It's simple and quick to make and keeps in the fridge for about 5-7 days. The best thing about this dip is that you can use it as a "mix-in" for other foods. You can [...]

Cooking Pumpkins – Which Pumpkin is Best for Baby Food or Pies?

By | 2013-10-18T12:49:54+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Categories: 8 months, Fall, Finger Foods, First Foods, Fruits and Veggies, Holiday Foods, holidays, More Baby Food Recipes, Puree, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Thanksgiving, vegetables, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that pumpkins are a type of squash in the Cucurbita family along with butternut, acorn and my favorite, Hubbard squash?  The pumpkin season is really kicking into high gear around New England.  From the end of September right on through to the end of December, pumpkins play a large role in mealtime and [...]