alice knisley matthias

Alice Knisley Matthias

location-pin Staten Island, New York

School: Wagner College

Expertise: Garden, outdoor lifestyle

Alice Knisley Matthias

  • Work has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including Birds & Blooms, The New York Times, Allrecipes, Taste of Home, TIME for Kids, Food Network, Washington Post and Delish
  • Author of the book, Tasty Snacks in a Snap!
  • Crafted gardening articles for Birds & Blooms on topics such as succulent gardens, roses, and drying hydrangeas


Alice Knisley Matthias writes about food, garden, family and education. Her byline has appeared in Birds & Blooms, The New York Times, Allrecipes, Taste of Home, TIME for Kids, Food Network, Washington Post, Delish, EatingWell, The Kitchn, Family Handyman, Birds & Blooms, Woman's Day, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, an America's Test Kitchen cookbook, Kids Discover, Boys' Life and Parade. She is the author of the book, Tasty Snacks in a Snap!


  • Bachelor of arts degree in speech and musical theatre, Wagner College
  • Master's degree in elementary education, Wagner College

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