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Make Your Own Baby Food!

Making baby food is a snap with the proper prep and a dash of know-how. Try these dishes from Baby Love, a cookbook by MSNBC's chief Washington correspondent, Norah O'Donnell, and her husband, chef Geoff Tracy, parents of three little ones. Bon app?tit!
Strawberry-Banana-Pineapple Soup Strawberry-Banana-Pineapple Soup (10+ Months)

1? lbs. fresh or frozen strawberries
3 bananas
? pineapple
1 cup water

1. Remove strawberry stems and then wash the berries. Slice each banana into 4 to 6 pieces. Cut the pineapple into berry-size chunks.

2. Put everything into a 4-quart pot and cook, covered, on high for about 6 minutes, stirring once. Carefully pour the mixture from the pot into a strainer with a bowl underneath to save the juice.

3. Pour the cooked fruit into a blender. Puree until smooth using ? to ? cup juice to adjust consistency.

4. Pour into two ice cube trays, and cool. Wrap, freeze, and defrost cubes as needed. Yield: 3? cups

Chef Geoff's Notes: Bananas are the perfect food -- they're packed with potassium. If you have a few that are ripening too fast, simply peel and freeze them to cook with later.

Baby Love by Norah O'Donnell and Chef Geoff Tracy. Copyright ?2010 by Norah O'Donnell and Chef Geoff Tracy. Reprinted with permission by St. Martin's Griffin.