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    My name is Krista and I recently gave birth to twins. I did not make my own food with DD1 but after having twins, I decided that its going to be too expensive to buy jar food. So, I have a few questions...first: how long can food be frozen after being made and Secondly: does anyone have suggestions for a good recipe book. I'm not sure what foods to start with.
    Krista and Shane 01-07-11
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    Bradley and Kaylee 09-06-11

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    I made all of DD#1's food & am doing it again for DD#2. There are actually some really great websites that give you recipes, storing info, etc.

    www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com
    www.wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/ (my fave)
    www.simplybabyfoodrecipes.net

    Also, a regular ol' food processor & ice cube trays work fine for making/storing. I used a Magic Bullet last time & it didn't work nearly as well. HTH & ! It's a lot of fun!

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    thank you. I went through the websites and they are awesome. Thanks for the hints.
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    No prob! Glad I could help!

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    I didn't see it in any of the articles but when is a good time to start making the food? I want to have some made ahead of time.
    Krista and Shane 01-07-11
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleMama07 View Post
    I made all of DD#1's food & am doing it again for DD#2. There are actually some really great websites that give you recipes, storing info, etc.

    www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com
    www.wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/ (my fave)
    www.simplybabyfoodrecipes.net

    Also, a regular ol' food processor & ice cube trays work fine for making/storing. I used a Magic Bullet last time & it didn't work nearly as well. HTH & ! It's a lot of fun!
    I ditto all of this!!

    I found making the food easier, it looked better and I had so much more variety.

    Couple tips that worked for me
    *Concentrated on one or two things a week as kept everything in baggies labeled in the freezer after popping them out of the ice cube tray. That way in a week or two I had a huge variety
    *lessen the purees as he got older
    *used a small crockpot alot for the mixture with meats and would throw in frozen veggies, brown rice, chicken, water or stock and cook for 8 hours then ground it all up


    I loved making my own food. I shopped the freezer aisle and the farmer's market. One bag of peas for $.99 would get me 10 - 12 1oz portions of baby food!!! Also, the first time you puree peas and compare them to jarred peas the color alone will make you not want to buy jar food ever again.
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