In line with my goal to make more homemade goodies this year, I whipped up some nutbutter and apple/peach sauce last week. I’m starting slow, okay! I grabbed bags of nuts that I had left over for the nutbutter. I used hazelnuts and almonds. Since both these nuts are slightly dry, I added just a drizzle of olive oil for a creamy consistency. I threw the nuts in my Vitamix and spun that sucker until the batch looked spreadable. It turned out a dark, rich color with flecks of deep brown. The apple and peach sauce was easy too and a few apples go a long way! I cored and steamed about 6 apples and then threw them in the Vitamix after they cooled a bit. Save that water from steaming for smoothies! Then I added a freezer bag full of sliced peaches leftover from summer. I kept spinning until the peels were ground up so Baby could swallow it easily. The batch made two large jars full! I keep adding the sauce mix to other things – hot cereal, yogurt, puree veggies. I need to try an applesauce muffin recipe next. Can’t wait to try some other homemade goodies this week!