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Olive Wreath Appetizer

This olive wreath appetizer is made from all the best appetizer ingredients like green olives, cheese balls, bead and pesto dip. It’s one of the…

Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

These Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives are a crispy, crunchy, salty, savory recipe that makes the perfect starter. These poppable little guys are paired with…

Cherry Pecan Baked Brie

This cherry pecan baked brie is a show stopping appetizer for any holiday. This wheel of creamy brie is topped with tart cherry preserves, pecans,…

Chocolate Manhattan

A sophisticated and timeless classic cocktail made with a chocolate twist. Gently stirred together with sweet vermouth, herbal bitters and Heritage Distilling’s Cocoa Bomb Whiskey…

Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Ball

A soft, creamy cheese ball that is the star at any party. Prepared in just five minutes with creamy cheese, herbs, sweet cranberries, and pistachios…

Iced Peppermint Mocha

Give your favorite Starbucks Iced Peppermint Mocha a homemade makeover with a few simple ingredients. This tasty holiday drink is spiked with peppermint schnapps for…

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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