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

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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Happy Hour: The Gimlet

Happy World Gin Day! Have you ever looked at a recipe and thought, Now THAT looks like summer? Prepare to get that toes-in-the-sand feeling all over again.   Basil Gimlet   Hello, gorgeous. The Gimlet and all its tart, memorable flavor sprung onto the cocktail scene in the 1920s, when it was basically gin and Rose’s Lime Juice, fresh from the […]

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Martie Is BACK!

Our own Martie Duncan of the legendary Martie Knows Parties MyRecipes.com franchise is back to compete as a fan favorite on this season of Next Food Network Star. She’ll take to the culinary stage on Sunday, 9 Eastern/8 Central, as part of Season 10. Do you remember Martie from Season 8? Maybe you remember crying into your wine glass when you […]

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Wacky Cake

As always, this week’s Throwback Thursday recipe is fraught with controversy. What is Wacky Cake? When was it invented? What are its ingredients? What makes it wacky? Wacky Cake, friends, is different than Dump Cake. Why? One word: Vinegar. You heard it here first: If the cake recipe calls for vinegar, you can call it a Wacky Cake. People like […]

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Corn Flakes

All this time you’ve been thinking that a bowl of cereal is just that, but you’re greatly mistaken. This week’s Throwback Thursday was suppose to take us a on journey to comfort food. Instead, it’s taking us to the depth of brilliant market strategy. What’s the key ingredient this week? Corn Flakes. Depending on your age, you might remember Corn […]

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