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

3 Recipes To Make Before You Ride Disney World’s New Ride: Frozen Ever After

Frozen fans, look alive! Disney has just doubled its must-see kid options (I’m looking at you, Nemo) at one of its least kid-friendly parks, while also spreading the Midas-inspired power of the Frozen franchise to Epcot. That’s right, a new Frozen-themed ride has opened in Norway. It’s called Frozen Ever After, and it’s glorious. The ride opened June 21 without […]

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We Tried Mac n’ Cheetos So You Don’t Have To, But Maybe You Should Anyway

We’re in the habit around here of doing a certain amount of public service, specifically tasting all the Starbucks, new Oreo flavors, and meat candy bars (yes, they’re coming) on purpose so you can save your precious calories for more guaranteed wins, like regular Oreos. Today we tried Burger King’s latest mashup: Mac n’ Cheetos, which the King calls a […]

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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. Where do you go to learn about food and cooking?

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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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