Recently I have been making my own baby food. It is SO easy! Too bad it took me 4 children to figure this out. I'm starting basic and so far have made carrots and sweet potatoes. With sweet potatoes, peel them and cut them in pieces. Then place them in a pot with some water. I added about a teaspoon of sugar (to a big pot) as well just to draw out the natural sweetness. Bring to a boil and simmer until they are fork tender. Drain excess water. The key to making good baby food purees is a good hand blender. The one at the bottom of this post is the one I have and it works perfectly. Puree vegetables completely. It took me less than 30 seconds to puree a big pot of sweet potatoes. After pureeing, spoon into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. The next morning, remove vegetables from trays and put the cubes in a big freezer-safe ziploc bag. It is so simple and easy to do this...not to mention it is better for our babies!
If you try making your own baby food (or have in the past), please leave comments with things you've tried or tips you gave for others!