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Apple Butter Loaf Cake

This Apple Butter Loaf Cake recipe is like your standard apple cinnamon bread with a gorgeous apple butter – brown sugar swirl running down the…

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

These Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats are a healthy, homemade and low-carb weeknight dinner that gives you that same cheesy, saucy, meaty lasagna appeal. Serve it…

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This easy pumpkin dump cake tastes just like pumpkin pie and made in a fraction of the time. It’s filled with aromatic pumpkin flavor from…

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

This creamy chicken and rice soup is perfect for cozy nights at home. Simmered in a rich creamy broth, filled with hearty wild rice and…

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy, sweet and finished with a rich, thick layer of maple cream cheese frosting. It’s the ultimate fall cookie…

Espresso Martini

This Espresso Martini is a tall, dark and handsome coffee cocktail with a delicious foamy top and three coffee beans for garnish. It’s the perfect…

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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