Gourmet Garden Tomato Salad

by Jennie April 11, 2010

1-1/2 pounds red, yellow and/or orange tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 1. Arrange tomatoes in a serving platter. In a jar with a tight fitting […]

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Fresh Mozzarella Tomato Salad

by Jennie April 11, 2010

3 medium tomatoes, sliced 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper 1. Alternate tomato and cheese slices on a platter. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with the basil, salt and pepper. Serve immediately. *Courtesy of: Taste of Home

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Pretzel Crusted Chicken

by Jennie April 11, 2010

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1/4 cup honey mustard 8 thin slices deli  ham 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 cup crushed pretzels 1. Cut a horizontal slit slit in one side of each chicken breast half to within 1/2 inch of the opposite side. Spread honey mustard inside each pocket; stuff with two ham […]

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Apple and Cinnamon Puree

by Jennie April 9, 2010

Simmer 2 apples in apple juice or water with a cinnamon stick. Cook as above, remove stick before pureeing. *Courtesy of: Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner

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Apple Puree

by Jennie April 9, 2010

Choose a sweet variety of eating apple. Peel, halve, core and chop 2 medium apples. Put into a heavy saucepan with 4-5 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook over a low heat until tender (7-8 minutes). Or steam for the same length of time. Puree. If steaming, add some of the boiled water from the […]

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Papaya Puree

by Jennie April 9, 2010

Papaya is naturally a very sweet fruit, which can be great to give very young babies because it’s not an over powering taste and blends to a perfect texture within seconds. Cut a medium fruit in half, remove all the black seeds and scoop out the flesh. Puree, adding a little formula or breast milk […]

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Carrot or Parsnip Puree

by Jennie April 9, 2010

Peel, trim and slice 2 medium carrots or parsnips. Place in a saucepan of lightly boiling water, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until very tender. Alternatively, you can steam them. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid and puree to a smooth consistency, adding as much of the reserved liquid as necessary. The cooking time […]

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Pumpkin Leather Jack-O-Lanterns

by Jennie April 8, 2010

16-ounce can of pumpkin 1/c honey or maple syrup 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice Open the 16-ounce can of pumpkin, stir in the honey or maple syrup, and add the spice. Dry (see our “Fruit Leather” recipe for drying). Cut into Jack-O-Lanterns shapes! Courtesy of: Ruth Yaron’s Super Baby Food

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Easy Apple Fruit Leather

by Jennie April 8, 2010

Open a jar of applesauce, spread on a cookie sheet and follow drying instructions from our “Fruit Leather” recipe. Courtesy of Ruth Yaron’s Super Baby Food

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Fruit Leather

by Jennie April 8, 2010

Fruit Leather can be made from fresh fruit, thawed frozen fruit, or drained canned fruits. One or more of you favorite fruits (we like to use our over ripe fruit that would otherwise be close to being thrown out!) pureed to approximately 2 cups Prepare a large cookie sheet by lining it with plastic wrap […]

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Granola Bars

by Jennie April 8, 2010

2 c rolled oats 3/4 c packed brown sugar 1/2 c wheat germ 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup whole wheat flour or super flour (see our DIY recipe) 3/4 cup raisins or any other dried fruit (optional) 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 c honey 1 egg, beaten 1/2 c vegetable oil 2 tsp vanilla extract […]

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Pack-a-Snack

by Jennie April 8, 2010

Trail Mix (DIY with cheerios, dried fruit, crackers, goldfish, pretzels etc.) Veggie Straws (we have found them at Costco, Sams, and Krogers) Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps (we found them at Costco) Crackers or Soy Crisps (these are like crackers but with protein!) with cheese spread (we like laughing cow wedges and mini babybell’s), or nut butters […]

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