Elizabeth Van Lierde, whose self-proclaimed “laid-back Californian” vibe we love, concocted a decidedly elegant (but easy) riff on frosé: watermelon frosé. It’s as delicious as it is gorgeous, with the super-sweet melon balanced against a lemony backbone.
Though she hasn’t been in college for a few years now, Elizabeth jokingly coined her recipe blog “The College Housewife” when she started cooking and sharing her work online while a junior in a Colorado college. Her goal? Getting friends her age to cook and entertain more at home. It was a passion of hers, and she happily promotes taking time every week to connect with friends. “In our modern world where we spend 45/60 minutes of every hour staring at one screen or another, we need a healthy break,” she writes. “We need that few hours a week with good company, good food and even better drinks.”