Holiday Eggnog Overnight Oats

Are you an eggnog fan? I sure am. For me, eggnog elicits so many wonderful childhood Christmas memories. Ironically, it does the same for my husband. There’s just something special about this festive holiday drink! And because of that, I used it to make overnight oats! Oh yes I did! I made Eggnog Overnight Oats and they’re the perfect way to make your breakfast “merry!”

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Holiday Drink Tips

Happy holiday party-time! Woo hoo! Time to celebrate and have fun! Yes, I do believe in fun and yes, I do think you can indulge (even when struggling with infertility) in some fun holiday drinks. HOWEVER, there should be a self-imposed limit to the celebratory drinking. Hear me out, ok! Today’s Fertility Friday blog post is dedicated to my Holiday Drink Tips.

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Avocado Pomegranate Toastettes

Holiday parties are the best!!! Or are they? Hmmmm, as I get older, I’m just not so sure. All of those strategically-placed ingredients on demitasse spoons and fancy mixed drinks served by handle-bar mustache, suspender-wearing bar tenders, leave me exhausted. I don’t want fancy, I want delicious! Don’t you? That’s why I created this simple appetizer for Avocado Pomegranate Toastettes that look pretty and taste great. I’ll leave the drinks and bar tenders up to you!

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Warm Chai-Spiced Pom-Apple Cider

Oh, hi EXTREME cold, I didn’t miss you…at all. Your bone-chilling wind and icy snow flakes don’t really do much to make me smile. Because, well, my face is frozen. But alas, it’s winter and I do live in the Midwest. So instead of continuing my rant on the cold, I will beat it with my new recipe for Warm Chai-Spice Pom-Apple Cider.

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Is there a dessert more festive for the holidays than pumpkin pie? Of course not! While you can certainly go out and buy your pumpkin pie, wouldn’t it feel great to make your own? I hear some of you groaning, but trust me, EVERYONE appreciates a homemade pumpkin pie. And this recipe is easy, I promise, so this year, I invite you to make this fabulous dessert!

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Eating Well Day-After Diet

Still stuffed from Thanksgiving? Or perhaps you’re looking to lighten things up when it comes to what you’ve been eating the past few days? Then you’ll love this new meal plan I created for Eating Well Magazine! Appropriately titled “The Day-After Diet,” this 1200 calorie plan is great solution to those indulgent holiday meals! 

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Best Whole Grain Pie Crust

You should know how to make pie crust. Seriously, you should. Your grandma made it, your great-grandma made it and likely generations of women (and men) before them did it too! And they did it without modern convienences like, you know marble countertops and running water! Is it hard to make? No! Does it take practice? Yes, of course! Can you do it? ABSOLUTELY! And I’ve got a great whole grain pie dough that would make your grandma proud!

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Comforting Homemade Turkey Chili

Comfort can come in a lot of different forms – a hug, kind words, a fuzzy blanket, or a warm bowl of chili. Chili? Yes, for me chili is comfort. It’s a warm bowl of pure happiness. Why is that? I think I’ve figured it out and guess what – it has everything to do with emotions and memories and that’s what makes it a perfect Fertility Friday food!

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