About Anna O'Steen

I'm a Lady who loves to bake sweet treats like cakes, pies, bars, and desserts. I also love to cook savory foods and share my experiences with people so they can have the same enjoyment that I get from cooking.
With my YouTube show lovelyladycakes, I get my creative side out and help others, too.

Recently, a new mom to a beautiful girl, and making her organic food.
Come Learn, Interact and Eat with me.

Salmon Finger Food

I came across this fun Salmon-baby-led-weaning recipe the other day with my toddler. The best bonding I think you can do as a parent is having your baby, toddler, or teenager help you in the kitchen. Try giving a job that they can manage and that is age appropriate. When they are just a baby […]

Banana Agave Nectar

We all know that bananas are a great first food to feed your 4-6 month old baby. Bananas are smooth, can be easily mashed, and are easy on the stomach. Plus, they’re great for treating constipation. The banana makes the best first food because of its texture. A baby can move this smooth banana around […]

Beet Banana Mango Spinach Puree

Growing up beets had the reputation of being a vegetable that my grandmother loved to eat. Like all great grandmothers she expected her grandkids to also enjoy the brightly purple root vegetable. I was not a fan. Until I became a mother and discovered how nutritional they were. Beets are stocked with a wonderful amount […]

The Emergency Car Pack

As parents, we’ve all been in a situation that plays out something like this. You’re driving in your car, your toddler is completely content in their car seat, and you find yourself actually enjoying the tunes humming from the radio. A cute little voice from the backseat breaks the silence with a request. “Mommy, I […]

Papaya Pineapple Spinach and Banana

While researching new purees to feed my baby, I am always conscious of using organic fresh foods because I then know exactly what my baby will be eating. Not knowing where the baby food jars were manufactured or what is used to preserve the flavor to last longer makes me nervous. I know later in […]

Carrot Peas Pear Puree

Carrots, peas, and pear are a perfect combo for your baby’s first foods. I would start trying these ingredients (one at a time) around the 4-6 month mark. The more you feed that one particular ingredient to your baby, the more you can mix and pair into a fun medley. Always remember that when feeding […]

Practical Foods That Help with Teething

I have met a lot of moms who have asked me what I recommend to relieve the pain during the stages of teething. There are so many things you can do from the dissolvable teething tablets to the amber necklaces. But don’t panic and start thinking you have to go out and buy those teething […]

Veggie Medley Puree

Sometimes, my baby gets gassy. I read that it could be the foods that I had eaten, that I then passed on to my baby while breastfeeding. When my daughter was around the 6-7 month mark, I wanted to start feeding her more solids. We started with any vegetable that was yellow or orange – […]

Barley Mash

Barley is a very versatile and nutritious grain and can be used for any meal of the day. You can make a simple barley cereal for breakfast. A savory stew for lunch or dinner. Or, a sweet dessert when combined with apples. Try soaking the barley in water before boiling. It will help increase its […]

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

This is so exciting that you are thinking about starting your baby on their first foods. Food can be used as a fundamental way to teach these tiny creatures. Starting this journey of solid food is just like reading to them or playing with colorful toys. The receptors in their brains are hard at work. […]