Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter Ya'll

After what seemed to be a very eventful past two weeks, we were happy to have things settle down and be able to celebrate Easter with family and friends. Sam has been in the hospital again, and even after being transferred to Tampa and discharged, we're still not able to pinpoint specifically what continues to make him so ill. But today was a good day. This is a picture of Jack with our bunny cakes before we left for my in-laws house for Easter dinner. The cakes were inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. Of course.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Potatoes Roasted in Coconut Oil

We eat a ton of sweet potatoes in our house. I found these on Food52, and they've since become a family favorite. They're quick, simple and delicious. So, of course, I had to share.

Sweet Potatoes Roasted in Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Spread potatoes onto a large baking sheet and drizzle with coconut oil. Using your hands, thoroughly mix potatoes until each piece is coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Roast until tender and golden, 40-45 minutes, stirring once halfway through.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy 2nd "Birthday" Sam!

It's hard to believe it's been two years since Sam's allogeneic stem cell transplant. For the most part he's doing well, though we're still dealing with some graft-vs-host issues along with recurring infections. April 3 will always be a very special day in our house, and we remain forever grateful to our anonymous stem cell donor who gave Sam another chance at life. Sound like something you might be interested in? BE THE MATCH!