Rachael Ray Roundup

Can you believe I don't make my own baby food for Darcy? I sort of feel bad about it, but I just got overwhelmed by the whole thing. I think it's the idea that I am in charge of everything she eats, which has been true since the day she was born but is somehow scarier with solid foods.

I buy organic though, so that makes it okay, right? Maybe someday Rach will make a baby food cookbook and then I won't be intimidated anymore....

Here are some Rachael Ray posts from around the blogosphere this week. If you see a post that you think would be good for the Roundup, or you write one yourself, e-mail me so I can be sure to include it.


  1. Why wait for a baby food cookbook? Lots of normal foods can be baby food too. I made Smoky Sweet Potato soup from the magazine last night and gave some to my 6 month old (leave out the honey). He attacked the spoon and started roaring for more. After a couple of spoonfuls I gave him back the overripe banana he had been gumming and squishing and he got *upset* with me. And no, the little bit of spiciness from the chipotle pepper didn't bother him, although the next time I make it I will leave that out just in case. A few weeks ago he ate split pea soup from a restaurant.

    Now, granted, this is my second kid which alone gives me license to ease up on how I think about feeding him. I'm much less naive about what he can and can't eat. My mantra is stay away from big allergens and delay introduction of a set few foods and everything else is fair game as long as I'm not worried about choking. Oh, and I'm trying to be less anal about preventing food messes this time around (hence allowing him to maul bananas and avocados intact). Makes things a lot simpler it does.

  2. Hey Patti,

    The RR cookbook thing was a joke, since I was intimidated by cooking until I started making her recipes. I have been advised by our doc not to give her any salt, so table food will be out for Darcy until she is a year old unless there's no salt on it.



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