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  • Does Microwaving 'Kill' Nutrients in Food?

    Does Microwaving ‘Kill’ Nutrients in Food?

    Whenever I share my baby food recipes in which I use my microwave to cook various fruits and vegetables to tenderness, I typically receive negative comments about the effects of microwaving on food. Although every American household owns a microwave, and microwaving has been a cooking practice for decades now. But does microwaving kill nutrients […] More

  • Blue Apron Review

    Blue Apron Review

    The mission at Blue Apron is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. To save money, I cook most of the meals that my family eats at home. I have a dozen or so go-to meals that I can whip up pretty quickly. I also like trying new recipes, but sometimes shopping for and […] More

  • Van's Soft Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters

    Van’s Easy Mealtime Hacks

    Mealtimes can be hectic in The Parenting Patch house. Fortunately, a little planning and some quick hacks make preparing nutritious and delicious meals for my family a little easier! Hello from Van’s Foods! We know how busy life can be for Van’s foods fans. Between work, working out, parenting, driving, walking, riding, creating, days get […] More

  • OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan

    OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan Review

    Disclosure: I received a OvenArt Bakeware silicone muffin pan as part of an advertorial.   I love baking muffins and cupcakes for my family. However, I am not a fan of spending a ton of money on paper liners. Fortunately, I recently discovered silicone bakeware, which makes baking easier without the waste. Thus, when recently […] More

  • Little Gems by Sunsella Silicone Baking Cups

    Little Gems by Sunsella Silicone Baking Cups Review

    Disclosure: I received a sample of Little Gems by Sunsella Silicone Baking Cups as part of an advertorial.   I love baking. Sometimes I am a terrible cook, but my baking creations always turn out delicious! I particularly enjoy baking muffins and cupcakes because of the individual servings. However, I am not fond of greasing […] More

  • Baked Basil Pizza with Zucchini

    Sneaking in the Vegetables: Basil Pizza with Zucchini

    Although my family generally likes vegetables, I am always looking for create ways in which to sneak more veggies into our meals. At the end of the summer while making a homemade pizza with basil picked fresh from my garden, I realized that I still had part of a zucchini in my refrigerator. Not wanting […] More

  • Baked Zucchini Pizzas

    Baking Zucchini Pizzas: Wordless Wednesday

    Making zucchini pizzas is as simple as layering some tomato sauce, basil, yellow tomato slices, and mozzarella cheese on top of some slices of zucchini. Image Credits Zucchini Slices on Baking Sheet © 2013 Heather Johnson Adding Tomato Sauce to the Zucchini Slices © 2013 Heather Johnson Adding Basil to the Tomato Sauce © 2013 […] More

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