Homemade Applesauce

There is something special about homemade applesauce. It is one of those convenience foods that we all take for granted, we can easily forget how simple it is to make our own.

Applesauce is one of those foods that I can just about guarantee Sam will eat. When he turns his nose up at everything else at least I always have a jar of applesauce handy for my picky eater.

Today, I made simple unsweetened applesauce. But you can easily add sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, or honey to give it a little something extra. Continue reading “Homemade Applesauce”

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash and Kale Casserole

Remember that roasted spaghetti squash I showed you how to make? Well, this is what I ended up doing with the cooked squash. Originally, I grabbed what I had available and threw it together as a simple dish to sneak more vegetables into Sam’s diet but as I was tasting it I decided I was going to enjoy this just as much, if not more, that he will.

Toddlers are be such picky things aren’t they? One day Sam will eat anything and everything, the next day he turns up his nose at the exact same foods. From what I hear it doesn’t get any better! All I can do is push as many healthy foods at him as possible and hope some of it sticks.

Thankfully, this seems to be something he enjoys. I am pleased with how this squash and kale casserole turned out and I love the fact that I can freeze it in little containers and pull it out for individual meals.

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Baby Food Collection

Last year was an amazing adventure with our little man. Hubby and I had a lot to learn about parenting and we are definitely still learning. One of the things I am so grateful for is that I have been able to stay home with Sam and watch the amazing transformation he has gone through in his first year. I don’t think I could have tackled cloth-diapers or homemade baby food if I had to work on top of it. I applaud those who work and still keep on top of everything around the house because even though I stay home, I still feel like a hot mess most days. But we muddle through it.

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Baby’s First Birthday Cake

I went a little crazy planning Samuel’s first birthday party. One of the things I was very interested in doing was making a baby friendly birthday cake for him. No judgement to parents who choose to give their children regular cake, but I didn’t want to load Sam up on sugar before nap-time; we struggle enough with nap-time as it is! So: I searched for a tasty and healthy alternative for our little man.

After trying a couple of different recipes, I settled on a sugar free banana applesauce cake with Greek yogurt and cream cheese frosting. It was more like a banana bread than a cake, but the fruit sweetened the cake without all of the sugar.

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Bumble Bee Cupcake Toppers

Here is a quick tutorial for the Bumble Bee Cupcake Toppers that I made for our little man’s birthday party. The cupcakes themselves were delicious, but nothing spectacular- just simple vanilla on vanilla. But the cupcake topper made them special and a cute addition to our Winnie the Pooh themed party.

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