Ashley Kappel
As Senior Editor for MyRecipes, Ashley Kappel enjoys baking, cooking, and anything that goes in her slow-cooker.

Recent Posts By Ashley Kappel

Let’s Get Real About Mother’s Day

Right about now your newsfeed is likely cluttered with gorgeous brunch recipes to make for Mother’s Day weekend. That’s great if you’re cooking for your mom, grandma, or mother-in-law, but what about if it’s just you, or just you, your spouse, and your kids? I love my husband, and he is willing to do many things, but make a crustless […]

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10 Best Reddit Threads About Food

If you ever browse Facebook for the comments, do yourself a favor and head to Reddit. We’ve picked our 10 favorite Reddit threads that entertain, amuse, and even teach a thing or two about cooking. What is the single best piece of cooking advice you’ve received? from Cooking New to cooking, raising two picky eaters, looking for advice from Cooking I […]

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Ultimate Bacon Guacamole and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Today’s gotta-have-it craving is guacamole and tortilla chips, but not just any guacamole: Bacon Guacamole. Start by making a batch of Simple Guacamole. Four ingredients add perfect spice to the mashed avocado, which means you never need to buy one of those flavor packets again. But we’re not craving Simple Guacamole, we’re craving Amazing Guacamole, which means we’re taking that […]

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One Million Reasons To Love Chobani Yogurt

This week, in good food news, Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya announced that his 2,000 full-time employees will be sharing 10% of the company shares. What does that mean? When the company goes public, employees will be able to sell those shares, which are expected to be valued with a payout averaging $150,000 per employee, with some employees who have […]

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Our Favorite Lemonade Desserts

Why drink when you can slice? These lemonade cake recipes are top-notch, guaranteed winners on your table. Butter cookies and a fresh lemon spread create this eye-catching dessert. It needs to chill for four hours, so make it ahead. Your favorite drink is now a cake, and it couldn’t be more delicious. We love this one because it requires zero […]

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5 Dinners You Can Make In 20 Minutes

No time for dinner? Think again. These five recipes can all be made in 20 minutes, and they’re delicious. This heart comfort food pasta dish cooks quickly thanks to precooked bacon and a quick stint under the broiler. Pair with a salad if you crave extra veggies, but this one-dish wonder is enough to leave you more than satisfied. Chorizo, […]

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5 Food Hacks You’ll Never Need

When looking at food online, I try to decide if it’s inspirational or aspirational, which, for me means, “Are we actually going to ice our cake using bubble wrap or just pin it and never think about it again?” Here are our favorite food hacks you’ll never, ever need. The next time you want to eat an apple and refuse to […]

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We Tried It: Red Wine Bread

Making bread can appear daunting. Yeast, temperatures, and proper measurements are all in play, and one mistake can leave you with a lumpy loaf. That’s why I love ugly baking. Sure, some people call it “rustic” or “artisan”, but I’m just thankful to make a loaf that doesn’t need proper shaping to be worthy of its name. This bread recipe […]

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24 Dirty Little Food Secrets from Reddit

We all have: Dirty little kitchen secrets. I’m not talking about gross sponges and spotty glasses; I’m talking about the indulgences we don’t even share with our spouse. If you’ve ever snuck a gummy snack in the pantry, grabbed a spoonful of cookie dough at midnight, or decided that pizza is definitely a breakfast food, then you’re in good company. […]

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New Food Game: Baby Arm or Loaf of Bread?

If you’ve ever held or snuggled a roly-poly kid with elbow dimples and no wrists to speak of, you get why this meme is taking off. It’s body positive, fresh, and just good fun. Some Twitter are users are posting fun puzzles, then giving the answers. And we thought our love for carbs couldn’t be any bigger. This meme trend […]

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