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Spritz Bianco

Spritz Bianco is a gorgeous, classy, ivory colored jewel with sweet, bitter, bubbly effervescence. It’s an elegant white spritz to up the ante on your…

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade is a fresh and fruity mocktail to enjoy throughout the spring and summer. Enjoy it for MDW, Fourth of July and so…

My Top 10 Summer Cocktails

My top 10 cocktails to make this summer!  Things are heating up and summer days by the pool call for all the summer cocktails! These…

Spicy Mango Margarita

This Spicy Mango Margarita is a sweet with heat cocktail recipe that’s a little sweet, smoky, spicy and smooth. Serve it up for Cinco De Mayo…

Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta is juicy, fruity and tangy all in one bite. Toasted crostini is layered with soft goat cheese, sweet strawberries, sticky balsamic…

Lemon Drop Shot

 This Lemon Drop Shot recipe is a tart, fruity and sweet party treat that goes down so smooth. With a sugared lemon wedge or sugared…

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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