Butternut Squash Soup: Adult and Baby Food!

February 10, 2015

The other day, for young adults Bible study, Peter made a pork roast and butternut squash soup and it was delicious. Then one of guests had the awesome idea: it would make great baby food! So, we let some soup cool and fed it to Emersyn! She enjoyed it, as did her bib, her onsie, and the Bumbo seat…. Please note, if you have any concern about allergies or baby not tolerating foods, start with one food at a time {Read More}

Valentine’s day Chocolate!

February 6, 2015

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means chocolate and flowers! it’s the traditional gift, and for a good reason: it’s romantic and delicious! Roses are typical, but my favorite are daisies, so (men) find out your woman’s favorite flower asap! And women, chocolate isn’t only for you! Get your men some chocolate too! Peter and I are both so excited about Toggi wafers! Toggi is a European wafer, which just sounds absolutely delicious. The light crispy, crunchy center surrounded by {Read More}

Homemade Baby Food: Oatmeal Cereal and Rice Cereal

February 4, 2015

Oatmeal and rice cereal are the staples of early baby food. They are great starters by themselves, and then fantastic to mix with other foods for added taste or for thickening. Oddly, buying it in the baby aisle is WAY more expensive than buying rice or oatmeal in the normal aisles…. so make it yourself! It’s super easy! Oatmeal Cereal Baby Food Buy regular or minute oatmeal Grind it to a powder using a food processor or coffee grinder Store {Read More}

Homemade Baby Food

January 29, 2015

Making Baby Food You think your baby is ready to start eating, so you took a walk down the baby food aisle, panicked at the prices, and ran away to cry in the candy aisle. Ok, hopefully it wasn’t that bad, but so many moms feel like they are stuck between high prices for store-bought, preservative-full baby food (or even higher prices for organic baby food) versus hard work for homemade baby food. The reality is that you can make {Read More}

Is Baby Ready to Start Solid Food?

January 24, 2015

When to start baby food Breastmilk has absolutely everything baby needs for her entire first year. That said, most babies start showing interest in eating foods between 4 and 6 months. Micah really got interested in our food about 5 months. When he would cry if I didn’t let him try a taste, I knew I had to start feeding him. Emersyn is almost 5 months and she’s starting to grab at our spoons, watch the food go from the {Read More}