Ashley Kappel
An Associate Editor for MyRecipes.com, Ashley Kappel enjoys baking, cooking, and anything that goes in her slow-cooker.

Recent Posts By Ashley Kappel

Date Balls

Truffles have a deep, dark secret, or at least these do. Date and Almond Truffles Before they were gourmet truffles, a word that conjures French patisseries and romantic evenings enjoyed in Italian wine country, these rolled, fruity desserts were known as date balls. Remember date balls? They were a staple at the neighborhood potluck, the church picnic, and your grandma’s […]

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Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

School is in session, friends, and it’s time to figure out how to work, tackle homework, manage activities, AND get dinner on the table again. Every night. Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole Was your mom like my mom? Sunday lunch was always ready minutes after we got home from church. Dinner appeared on the table (with meat, a veggie, a starch, and […]

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Pepper Jelly Appetizers

      Before pantry staple appetizer ideas existed, there was the pantry staple appetizer idea: Pepper jelly over cheese. In my family, you’re just as likely to be welcomed in the door by crudites as you are by a room temperature block of cream cheese topped with electric-hued pepper jelly (or mint, if it’s the holidays), served with a stack […]

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Guess-Again Cookies

We’re going all the way back to 1985 today, so grab your slap bracelets, Cabbage Patch dolls, and stone-washed jeans; it’s going to be a delicious ride. I’ve known many a friend who has claimed to make THE best oatmeal cookies. Mathematics and logic tell me that can’t be true, not everyone can make THE cookies that everyone else talks […]

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Tomato Pie

Readers, we’re offended on your behalf. Across the internet, you’re being told that tomato pie is simply a simple form of pizza, a doughy crust topped with tomato sauce and your typical pizza ingredients. We’re sad to tell you, that’s just not the case. This, friends, is tomato pie: My Personal Take On The Classic And this: Tomato, Cheddar, & […]

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Chicken-Fried Steak

The first meal I ever learned to cook was chicken-fried steak. I was in my grandmother’s kitchen with a hot skillet and a dream of getting the entire family to show up to supper on time. I was eight. My first experiment went well, unlike my sister’s first forray into hamburger steak, which somehow set the curtains on fire. Unfazed, […]

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Fruit Pizza

When I was little, my grandma knew just what to make for each person at the dinner table to make them feel special. For my brother, it was creamed corn and caramel cake. For my dad, it was fried chicken and anything with whipped cream. My brother’s then-girlfriend commented once how lovely the chicken tenders were and was presented with […]

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World Cup Wonders

Today we’re throwing it back to the last time the US won the World Cup, which was… never. In light of that sad fact, we’re pulling out our favorite soccer-inspired snacks that have gotten fans through the games since 1930. Nuts & Bolts Trail Mix Remember when you were a kid? You pulled on your shinguards, worked hard for 90 […]

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Push Ups

If you’re anywhere near our offices in Birmingham, you’ll agree when I tell you that it’s hot as Hades outside. Summer might not be officially here, but clearly the mercury didn’t get that message as it climbs to over 90 degrees each afternoon. It was always a big deal when mom picked up a box of Push Ups. You know […]

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MyRecipes + Roku = Food Heaven

We are beyond excited about what’s happening today. The start of the World Cup? Nope. The NBA Finals? Not quite. The U.S. Open? Not even close. Today is even bigger than when our homemade pickles were ready to eat.  Today, MyRecipes launched its Roku channel. You can now watch over 250 of our videos while you unwind at night or […]

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