Fall Recipes - Fingers, Spoons, and Plates to Please Your Entire Family

Fall is one of the best times of the year to cook. At least I think so!  From butternut squash to apples and pomegrantes, there is no lack of seasonal inspiration for creating a delicious meal or side dish.

The recipes that follow create sides and meals that will please both your older (Stage Two or Stage One) baby as well as your entire family.

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pumpkin pie wonton snacks for babies, toddlers and adults

Pumpkin Pie Wonton Recipe – Tasty Pumpkin Pie With Less Work

Behold the Pumpkin Pie Wonton recipe! From September to the late Winter, all I think about is the different ways to use squash and pumpkin. Sure it’s great to make these tasty gourds for a veggie side dish or soup […]

Why do babies turn orange?

Babies will turn orange if they are fed an abundance of orange foods, yes it is true! One day while you are gazing lovingly upon the beautiful child you created you feel like something is amiss. Suddenly it dawns on […]

Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes with Apples – Slow Cooker Baby Food Treasures

This is a “treasure” recipe; mash the sweet potatoes and leave the beans whole and let baby pick through the sweet potatoes to find the beans. Or mash the beans and add chunks of soft-cooked sweet potatoes. Either way you […]

Pumpkin – A Slow Cooker Recipe – Baby Food & Beyond

I have to admit, pumpkin is one of my very favorites of all foods to make into baby food!  It’s relatively easy to do and the puree you end up with can be utilized for many, many types of dishes […]

Slow Cooker Apples and Applesauce – Not Just For Baby Food

Slow Cooker Apples and Applesauce Using a slow cooker to create a wide variety of apple dishes is a big tradition in my house, especially during the fall.  The smell of apples and spices cooking fills the house with deliciousness and makes […]

Fall Harvest Baby Food – Buttercup Squash

Buttercup Squash – A Delicious Taste of Fall Suitable for Babies: Stage One and Older 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 […]

Parnsip, Carrots and Apples – Food for Baby

Parsnips are a nice winter vegetable that have a nutty taste. They are full of flavor and nutrients and are a great food to offer to your little one. Although very easy to prepare, parsnips may be a bit on […]

Thanksgiving Baby Food Ideas Download

            Happy Thanksgiving! Baby’s First Thanksgiving Menu – Commonly Served Foods *   * Always consult your baby’s pediatrician before beginning solid foods and about food choices. * * Typically, saving white potatoes for later is […]

Can My Baby Eat the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie? – Baby Food Quick Tip

Pumpkin Pie Time – Give Thanks! It’s almost here, the day of Pumpkin Pie and Giving Thanks.  I have to admit that I’m a sucker for pumpkin pie. It’s one of my favorite foods of Thanksgiving and as luck would […]

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

  Nutritious Whole Grains When choosing oatmeal to make baby cereal, skip the “instant” or “quick cook” whenever you can. The “quick cook” or “instant” oats have been processed to enable them to cook quickly.  Many of the instant oats […]

Safety of apple cider for babies and toddlers

Can Babies and Toddlers Drink Apple Cider?

Is it safe for babies and toddlers to drink apple cider? The answer is yes, and no.  Most apple cider found at grocery stores is pasteurized so it is safe for babies and toddlers to drink. Fall in New England […]

Apple Rings with Apple Peelers – Making Apple Rings and Finger Foods for Tots

Fun Apple Snacking for Toddlers and Older Babies Sometimes we can get overzealous with acquiring kitchen tools and gadgets. I admit to having many kitchen items that I used once and have forgotten about.  But the Apple Peeler….. Oh the […]

Apple Cider Rice Cooker Oatmeal – It sure tastes yummy!

Rice Cooker – Cooking More Than Rice Do you have a rice cooker? Have you ever made oatmeal in a rice cooker?  It’s easy to toss everything in the rice cooker and it comes out very tasty.  A big bonus […]

Making Stock for Babies. Get to Stocking Up for the Late Fall and Winter Cold – Babies can benefit from stock too!

I wish you could have been in my kitchen as this stock was simmering on the stove top!  You could really smell the taste of warm chicken noodle soup, quinoa pilaf, chicken pot pie and so many other recipes that […]

Mini Pumpkin Muffins – A Treat for Little Fingers

It’s Pumpkin Muffin Time! Super Easy, Super Tasty Mini Pumpkin Muffins – They’re Back! 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 […]