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Lambrusco Spritz

This Lambrusco Spritz is a feast in a glass! The bitterness of amaro and the bittersweet bubbly flavors of Lambrusco are complex enough, but add…

DIY Bobbin Mirror

Say hello to the newest, and cutest mirror in my house! I have been obsessed with these bobbin mirrors since I started pinning for our…

Princess Diaries Pear Sorbet

It’s time for another Dinner and a Movie, except this time it’s dessert and a movie! Enjoy the iconic Princess Diaries Pear Sorbet – hopefully…

Martini Themed DIY Bathroom Makeover

Check out our martini-themed DIY bathroom makeover! With olive wallpaper, a vibrant DIY French bobbin mirror, and martini decor, this has become my new favorite…

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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