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Burrata Caprese

This Burrata Caprese salad is simple, brightly flavored, and creamy! In less than 15 minutes, you can pull together the juicy tomatoes, fresh basil leaves,…

Pineapple Coconut Spritz

This Pineapple Coconut Spritz is a light, refreshing, tropical beverage that I just can’t get enough of. The coconut and pineapple make this drink feel…

Martini Spritz

This Martini Spritz is like pure sunshine! This summer enjoy sipping on this light, refreshing, and super smooth blend of martini and spritz. Olive oil…

Corona Sunrise

The new cocktail that’s all the rage on TikTok (for good reason!) is this refreshing and citrusy Corona Sunrise! Added right to the bottle of…

Cheese Fries from Mean Girls

How many cheese fries are too many? The limit does not exist! This installment of Dinner and a Movie is serving up Cheese Fries from…

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.


5 Layer Bean Dip

This easy 5 Layer Bean Dip has all of your favorite Mexican dips in one bite! Scoop up a mouthful of refried beans, guacamole, salsa,…

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,…

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