Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron is a wonderful resource for new mommies (and older mommies as well)! Thanks to Jerilyn for recommending it to me!
I borrowed it conveniently from my local library and found it extremely useful. I do not necessarily agree that you have to start incorporating solids at 6 months (I prefer to wait as long as possible, giving them the full benefit of mommy’s milk), but this book provides very good ideas for gradually incorporating solids at whatever age. To tell you the truth, I was very overwhelmed when I started Karis on solids, and this book has been a lifesaver. The author comes from a healthy viewpoint (encouraging readers to feed babies organic food as much as possible), and gives tips for making cereals and all baby foods very nutritious by incorporating ground nuts/seeds, and other boosters.
This book will carry you from beginning solids to toddler-hood with an abundance of recipes, meal planning, cooking, storage, heating, and safety instructions. I think I am just going to have to buy it myself! I learned so much for increasing nutrition in our diet as well!