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Limoncello Spritz

Say hello to the new spritz in town: The Limoncello Spritz! This refreshing beverage is a sister cocktail to the traditional Aperol spritz. Each sip…

Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad is a crisp, salty and cheesy salad with crunch in every bite. Tossed in a homemade red wine vinaigrette, make it to…

Blue Cheese Burgers

Blue Cheese Burgers with Whiskey Glazed Onions are meaty, creamy, a little sweet, a little savory and super crave-worthy. The burger recipe comes together in just…

Watermelon Tequila Spritzer

This watermelon tequila spritzer will be your drink of summer! They are very fruity (blended with fresh watermelon juice!), effervescent like a spritzer and super…

Healthy Taco Salad

This Healthy Taco Salad is a layer-upon-layer of crisp, crunchy vegetables, beans, cheese and seasoned ground turkey all tossed with a homemade creamy avocado dressing.…

Mocktail Mojito

Here’s a virgin Mocktail Mojito recipe that’s a bubbly and refreshing take on the original mojito cocktail. All it takes is 5 ingredients and 5…

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!

Browse the latest:

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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