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Recipes, ideas and gatherings for Fall!

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Recipe

Celebrate fall with this Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Recipe, an iced coffee that will have you enjoying pumpkin spice foam all season long. It’s a…

Pot Roast 101

Learn how to cook pot roast, including a breakdown of the different pot roast cooking methods, plus get tips on what to serve with this mouthwatering dish.

Truffle Herb Butter Cornish Hens

Coated with a delicious herb and spice glaze, this Truffle Herb Butter Cornish Hen recipe is the perfect dish for a small holiday dinner.

Jalapeño Cranberry Dip

Embrace this Jalapeño Cranberry Dip as your secret weapon for the holidays! This quick and easy appetizer is the perfect compliment to your favorite holiday cocktails…

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

These delicious homemade gluten free cinnamon rolls will warm up the coldest of winter days. Glazed in icing with a hint of espresso, these warm,…

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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