This is best time of year to visit a local farm and harvest some of your own fall favorites — apples, pears and pumpkins. Collect your bounty (and you’ll have tons) and transform them into seasonal dishes, including my easy Pear and Apple Muffins.
The jarred stuff was handy on occasion, but I made all 3 of my kids homemade baby food until they transitioned to table food. Doing this saved me money (those 50-cent jars add up!) and put my mind at ease because I knew exactly what they were eating. If you’re curious to try, here are some tips and starter recipes.