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Strawberry Icebox Cake

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake is sweet, creamy and crunchy and made with only 5 ingredients! The perfect make-ahead dessert recipe you can leave to chill…

Blueberry Goat Cheese

Honey Blueberry Goat Cheese Dip is a salty, creamy, tangy and sweet appetizer, snack or spread. Whiz it together for a bright and fruity charcuterie…

Hibiscus Margaritas

Cheers to Hibiscus Margaritas, which feature notes of hibiscus flowers that are fresh, fruity and floral. The homemade hibiscus simple syrup takes this cocktail to…

Edamame Bowls

Here is a Summer Veggie Edamame Bowl that’s bright, light, healthy and nourishing with just the right amount of protein and greens. It’s a colorful…

Banana Pudding Trifle

Banana Pudding Trifle is a showstopping, no-bake dessert featuring pudding, cookies, bananas and homemade whipped cream. It’s a silky smooth yet crunchy layered treat that…

String Bean Chicken

Here is a String Bean Chicken recipe that’s a flavor-bomb dish quickly simmered in a honey-garlic soy sauce marinade. Ready in 20 minutes from start-to-finish,…

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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