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Passionfruit Spritz

One sip of this Passionfruit Spritz will transport you to a tropical locale with the breeze blowing in your hair! It’s a little sweet, a…

Espresso Spritz

This Espresso Spritz is a beautiful melding of the iconic espresso martini, a bubbly spritz, and an Espressoda. As the next drink in our Summer…

Italian Cherry Margarita

This Italian Cherry Margarita is such a fruity and refreshing drink, perfect for a hot summer day. Use frozen cherries to keep the flavor bold…

Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread Recipe

This simple Air Fryer Garlic Bread recipe is the easiest way to whip up a cheesy, buttery, toasty slice of bread to enjoy alongside your…

Cherry Spritz Recipe

This Cherry Spritz recipe is the next installment in our series aimed to get you ready for spritz season! This drink balances the classic bitter…

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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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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