The College Housewife

Recipes, ideas and parties for Summer!

DIY Wireless Basket Lanterns

These DIY WIRELESS basket lanterns were an instillation part of my recent Patio Makeover: Italian Inspired! We needed lights that were totally wireless, renter friendly…

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,…

Mediterranean Salmon

This 15-minute mediterranean salmon dish is flaky, tender, lemony salmon is cooked to perfection and topped with a juicy summer produce forward topper. It’s healthy,…

Peach Wine Slushy

A fresh and frothy Peach Wine Slushy featuring a mix of frozen peaches, strawberries and a whole bottle of your fav rose or white wine.…

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

This incredibly easy old fashioned peach cobbler recipe is the perfect after-dinner summer dessert. Fresh peaches baked with cinnamon and sugar and topped with a…

Frozen Aperol Spritz Cocktail

This Frozen Aperol Spritz Cocktail, with a vibrant sunset-orange hue, is filled with Aperol, prosecco and orange juice, then blended up into a frozen frothy…

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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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.

Bloody Marys with Seafood

Happy New Year! If you rang in the new year with a bit too much to drink, have no fear, I’ve got your bloody mary hangover…

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