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

Bringing Beets Back

When you were little, did your mom beg you to try beets? Did you notice them sliming their way toward you on the salad bars of local restaurants? Did you generally avoid them, thinking there was no way they’d taste anything better than shoe leather? It’s time to wag your finger at your inner child and admit that your mom was […]

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The Game Plan: Thundar vs Cardinals

We’re following College GameDay this week to the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota to watch the Cardinals of the University of the Incarnate Word take on the North Dakota State Bison. Whether you’re traveling to Fargo to get your game-day on or watching this week’s match up from the comfort of your couch, we’ve got a menu lineup that’s sure to satisfy. […]

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Peanut Butter Bread

When I was little, the best, most filling breakfast was toast slathered with peanut butter. Sure, it had its variations. Swap toast for bagel. Add jelly on a day you weren’t wearing a white shirt. These days, peanut butter sometimes gets swept to the side. Why go for basic when you could have almond butter or, if you’re me, hazelnut […]

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Most-Popular Broccoli Salad

When you were a kid, you likely thought that broccoli tasted like trees. Even when your mom lovingly poured melted processed cheese product, they were just cheesy trees. And you whined your way through your three mandatory bites. But now, as an adult, have you noticed that broccoli is back? Lightly steamed, with a pinch of salt and maybe an […]

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GORP

Good old raisins and peanuts? Gobs of raw protein? Whatever you’re used to calling GORP, aka, Trail Mix, there’s one thing we can all agree on: It’s delicious. Nuts and Bolts Trail Mix If you’ve followed #TBT at all with MyRecipes, you know we live for a good literary reference when it comes to naming dishes. You know we also […]

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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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