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Summer Cobb Salad

Summer Cobb Salad is a crisp, crunchy and creamy bowl full of fresh vegetables loaded with eggs, bacon, blue cheese and avocado. Serve it up…

Strawberry Tequila Sour

Strawberry Tequila Sour is a fresh and fruity twist on a classic sour cocktail thanks to whole fresh strawberries. With the option to make it…

Summer Peach Salad

Here is a Summer Peach Salad with feta, baby greens, cucumbers, basil, mint, candied pecans, and chicken, drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. It’s juicy, savory,…

Hugo Spritz

The Hugo Spritz was my favorite cocktail we sipped on all week long during our time in Florence, Italy! A delicate and herbaceous spritz recipe…

Tequila Sour

Here is a Tequila Sour recipe that’s fun, frothy and tastes like a margarita with sour mix, but with the extra special touch of egg…

Strawberry Icebox Cake

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake is sweet, creamy and crunchy and made with only 5 ingredients! The perfect make-ahead dessert recipe you can leave to chill…

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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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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