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Gin Basil Smash

This Gin Basil Smash is a super light, refreshing, and herbaceous cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on a nice day. Mix gin, lime juice, Cointreau,…

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These super easy 4 Ingredient peanut butter cookies are the perfect treat for when you need to satisfy that sweet tooth! In less than 20…

Matcha Margarita

This matcha margarita is as refreshing as it is delicious! The earthy flavors of matcha pair beautifully with a bit of sweetener, Cointreau, and tequila…

Carrot and Lentil Soup

Carrot and Lentil Soup is what you need when you’re feeling…blocked up! That’s right – this fiber rich soup is delicious and will keep your…

Raspberry Martini

This sweet raspberry martini is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s, or whenever you’re craving a bright and fruity drink to sip on. The fresh raspberries…

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.


5 Layer Bean Dip

This easy 5 Layer Bean Dip has all of your favorite Mexican dips in one bite! Scoop up a mouthful of refried beans, guacamole, salsa,…

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,…

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