Elyse Creates

Adding a little comfort & zest to your day.


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I’m Elyse, the one-woman gorgon behind Elyse Creates. As the name suggests, this is a space where I create and encourage others to do the same. Some of my most vivid and cherished memories are around a table with friends and family, and I want that for you too. So, I saddled up to my kitchen counter and began creating recipes designed to be passed down, shared amongst loved ones, or eaten alone with the refrigerator door open.

Oh, hello!

Can I share something super “inside” about this whole food blogging thing? There are weeks when I feel really good about a recipe: It tests well, is fairly straightforward, and gets the thumbs up from both me and Andrew. But, that momentary burst of happiness comes and goes when I realize that now I need […]

pieces of blackberry foccacia surrounding olive oil and balsamic

Milkwood is boozy, creamy, and perfectly spiced for a delicious addition to your The Last Smile in Sunder City book club.

two milkwood cocktails next to The Last Smile in Sunder City book

Picture this, you’re having brunch at a friend’s house and see a beautiful spread. We’re talking frittata, fruit, bacon—the big three. Just as you’re starting to get full, who is that coming over the horizon? On a steel horse? Looking like a real snack? This guava cheesecake tart, that’s who. While many would consider this […]

guava cheesecake tart with whipped cream and lime wedges


New & Noteworthy


If you have ever wanted to master the art of croissant making or create cocktails like a pro, take a peek at my subject-specific ebooks! They dive deep into the nitty gritty of it all—offering video tutorials, step-by-step recipe instructions, and easy ways to riff, so you can custom create to your heart’s content!

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introducing subject-specific ebooks

Diligently testing recipes and making food look GOOD in photos is kind of my thing.

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