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Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso combines freshly brewed espresso, brown sugar, ice and oatmilk into a creamy, luscious and dairy-free coffee masterpiece. A copycat Starbucks…

Caramel Apple Sangria

Caramel Apple Sangria is a sweet, fruity and festive cocktail recipe featuring white wine, apple cider, vodka, fresh apples and caramel drizzle! Wow all your…

Pear Martini

Pear Martini combines muddled fresh pears and pear vodka into a cocktail shaker that’s ready in less than 5 minutes! It’s a crisp, refreshing and…

No Bake Turtle Pie

No Bake Turtle Pie takes the classic combination of caramel, chocolate and pecans drizzled over a creamy pie center. It’s a super easy, no bake pie…

Fried Sage

These light and crispy fried sage bites are an Italian staple when it comes to appetizers. Make a batch for your next Apertivo at home.…

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

This blackberry bourbon smash has all the freshness of a mojito and satisfies any bourbon drinkers order. Made with fresh lemon juice, juicy blackberries, and…

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.

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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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