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

Cook With Confidence: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Every time I make burritos, tacos, or even a zesty salad dressing, I find myself looking for the pouch, baggie, or shaker of taco seasoning in my pantry. Now that I’m feeding a toddler (and another eater quickly getting ready for lightly spiced foods), I’m more aware of what I’m adding to our meals. I want to know what’s in […]

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How To Feed A Toddler In 101 Easy Steps

1. Remove lunch dishes from table. Stack on breakfast dishes and your hairbrush, both already in sink. 2. Get out plate. 3. Get out the other plate. 4. Get out the right plate. 5. Offer dinner options. Include at least one of four foods toddler is eating this week. Ultimate Grilled Cheese, pictured with Daddy’s already-poured, half-full beer glass, intended […]

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My Kid Can’t Eat This

Feeding a toddler is like brushing your teeth while eating cookies: Messy. We love the good people at My Kid Can’t Eat This who round up the best of the worst excuses for not eating perfectly edible food. Check out our favorites: #MyKidCantEatThis because “a mouse already had some.” #MyKidCantEatThis because a lion touched it. In her defense, the lion […]

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The Best Food App You Aren’t On

Have you ever heard yourself say, “You know what my feed needs? MORE food picture”? If so, you’re in good company. Now there’s an app that weeds out all those pesky pregnancy updates*, life milestones, and passive aggressive drama. Oh, and likely your parents, too. Wine ‘N Dine is just: Pictures of food and drinks, suggestions on where to eat, […]

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Happy International Sushi Day!

It’s approximately 1000 degrees outside, which mean our ovens are off for the day. Which means we’re having sushi. Join us, won’t you? Start with sushi rice. It’s easy to make and absolutely key to making sushi at home. Once you have your rice, you can put almost anything inside. Have you heard of candy sushi? Make gorgeous shrimp and avocado […]

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What Is A Bronut?

Is the word “Bronut” suddenly popping up in your newsfeed? So long, brookie. See ya later, cronut. The darling of 2015 is the Bronut. Its name suggests that the Bronut might be a manly treat, something to be enjoyed with bros, by bros. Not so, we say! While we’re sure, um, bros would love to indulge in this flaky bakery […]

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Summer Favorite: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

TGIF! Celebrate the weekend by making a too-easy, too-delicious dinner of Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. Think only BBQ joints can pull off melt-in-your-mouth meat? Think again. We’ll help you do it in a few easy steps. The only thing you’ll have to fret over is deciding what to pair the sandwiches with. Might we offer a few suggestions? Perfect Potato Salad […]

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Hate These Veggies? Think Again!

Brussels sprouts and beets are back and they’re better than ever. Do you remember soggy sprouts and runny beets? No more, friends. Roasted, tossed with crisp fruit, and drizzled in the most amazing sauces, beets and Brussels sprouts are having a moment and we’re ready for it. This summer, try one of our favorite recipes: Peach Salad with Tomatoes and […]

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Cook With Confidence: Overnight Breakfast Casseroles

Hosting a brunch can be the easiest way to entertain. Your house is picked up from the night before. Breakfast cocktails keep the cost down (Hello, Mimosa!). And, best of all, you can make pretty much everything the night before: fruit salad, pastries, and breakfast casserole recipes that sit overnight; simply bake before serving. For a recent birthday/baptism celebration, I […]

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3 Best Grill Tools For Summer Grilling

Grilling doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, it can be the best thing you do for yourself all summer. It gets you outside, keeps the kitchen cool, and provides you with amazing flavor you just can’t get on a grill pan inside (sorry, apartment dwellers!). One question you need to ask yourself is: Gas or Charcoal? If you’re short […]

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