Before I got started, I knew I needed just a few tools. I used to have ice cube trays, but they went to charity a long time ago. So I went to Walmart and bought some...they were only $1.78 for a set of three.
I also bought a fine mesh strainer. This comes in handy for straining out the skins/seeds of some fruits, like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. This one is also from Walmart, and cost just 97 cents.
Once I had those items, I was ready to go. You also need a good food processor. I've had this one for about 10 years...and it works just fine. You can use your blender, but you'll probably have to add some water to make it a nice, smooth puree.
You can either steam your vegetables until tender and puree, or roast them in the oven. I haven't tried that yet...but I plan to with sweet potatoes, squash, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Here's what I've made so far. I referred to Momtastic for all the recipes as needed. (Momtastic was a great, comprehensive website, and it has information on just about any kind of food you might want to make for a baby).
Pears--Peal, and puree fresh (for chunky texture) or steam for a smoother consistency.