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Negroni Spritz

Say hello to Negroni Spritz, the sparkling, lighter and refreshing version of the classic negroni cocktail! Serve it pitcher-style for a crowd or make it…

Sparkling Strawberry Lemon Mocktail

This sparkling strawberry mocktail boasts the flavor from the strawberry lemonade found at Hot Dog on a Stick. Easy to make with all natural ingredients,…

Grapefruit Martini

This Grapefruit Martini is super fresh and simple, and made with only 4 ingredients! A deliciously tart, crisp and sweet martini cocktail recipe perfect for…

Salmon Quinoa Bowl

This Salmon Quinoa Bowl is packed with superfoods and generously seasoned with a special teriyaki marinade. Packed with protein, healthy fats and fiber, serve it…

Coconut Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk are a rich and creamy, super decadent, meal prep worthy breakfast or anytime snack. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and…

Shrimp Platter

Say hello to this easy Shrimp Platter served over a bed of ice with crudite, cajun aioli and cocktail sauce. Fast and fabulous, serve this…

Hey There! I’m Elizabeth

Recipe developer, photographer and creator of The College Housewife. I believe in elevating your everyday!

Here you will find easy to make, flavorful recipes with wholesome ingredients. You’ll also find approachable and funky entertaining ideas for any space. Have a marg and stay a while!

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Everyday Entertaining

IN HER INSPIRING DEBUT COOKBOOK, Elizabeth Van Lierde shares her knockout recipes for easy everyday eating—from colorful salads and comforting pastas to shareable party boards and refreshing cocktails. With her signature laid‐back California style, Elizabeth shares clever and simple advice anyone can follow, from first‐timers to seasoned hosts—whether for a brunch with friends, alfresco fete, holiday gathering, date night, or other occasion— making any mealtime at home special.


Creating the Cover of a Cookbook

Choosing the cover for my debut cookbook, Everyday Entertaining, was a much longer and detailed process than I ever imagined. However, it was very exciting…

Patio Makeover: Italian Inspired

Today we’re taking a lifeless small patio and giving it an Italian Inspired makeover! It’s filled with small patio ideas for zoning off different spaces,…

Moroccan Dinner Party

This Moroccan Dinner Party idea is the perfect way to switch up your weekend routine! Step into your own mini Morocco with family and close friends — from the decor, to the food, to the refreshing atmosphere, you’ll become a dinner party pro in no time.

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