Alison Millar

18 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 16 Following | 1 Follower | @Alicat1965 | Busy professional & post grad student, tech nerd, lover of good food, wine & design. Will never live long enough to fulfil all my travel dreams

Cookies for breakfast?! These power-packed snacks are a healthy start

Pssst… hey… wanna make your kids' day? Tell them they're getting cookies for breakfast! Baking up a batch of these nut- and fruit-filled goodies is easier than mixing and scooping out morning muffins, and more fun than sending everyone off to school with a packaged bar. Salty, sweet and chewy, …

Breakfast

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Colleen McCullough: we'll celebrate a woman for anything, as long as it's not her talent

Obituaries are a funny thing. How do you sum up a person’s entire life in just a few words? How do you put their essence on a page, touching on their achievements, and their greatest moments, while also keeping it personal? The first paragraph seems to be crucial. When Bryce Courtenay, one of …

Books

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

It's springtime and we all know what THAT means.

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

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4068-1_0.jpg <br>Tangerine-Roasted Tuna with Green Olives<p>If learning to cook healthful meals is on your to-do list, Whole Foods Market can help. Our …

How to Store Your Food Better in 2015

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Cut back on food waste by learning how to store your food better. Your wallet -- and you kitchen -- will thank you.</i><p>It's a safe bet that a few of you …

A Guide To Loading Basically Every Type Of Dishwasher That Exists

Remember in grade school when the teachers repeatedly told us to read directions? Well, they were onto something. Not only did teaching us that simple, yet invaluable skill mean they didn't have to answer the same question over and over again, but they were also preparing us for the rest of our …

The Safest, Cleanest Way to Melt Chocolate

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: For the safety of your chocolate, bring your hair dryer out of the bathroom and into the kitchen.</i><p>For melting chocolate, I’m on record as preferring the water bath, but …

Dessert

5 Ways to Make Hash Browns

Here, five incredible recipes for delicious hash browns.<p>In this week’s Mad Genius Tips video, F&W’s Justin Chapple revealed how to make super-crispy …

15 Delicious Mug Snacks You Can Make In The Microwave

For your dorm room or anywhere else. Just make sure you don't share these with anybody.<p>Find more easy recipes at <b>SpoonUniversity.com</b> and stay in the loop by liking <b>Spoon on Facebook.</b>

15 Unbelievable Avocado Toasts

Here's further proof that avocado toast is one of the trendiest — and most versatile — foods around.

The Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn

Because, really, what ARE the rules?<p>You rely on LinkedIn a lot, right? Us too, but here's an arresting professional thought: We're doing it wrong.<p>Like, <i>are</i> you supposed to accept all the invitations you get, or does that mess with the algorithm of your network (or something)? Is there a way to …

4 Global Hash Brown Recipes

We may be the only country that uses a waffle iron to make hash browns but America is definitely not the only country that loves a crispy mess of …

Breakfast

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us …