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

Icebox Dinner Rolls

Let’s face it, anything with the word icebox in the name makes you think of your grandma’s kitchen and those stories about milk showing up at your door in glass containers. While some of those recipes might have fallen by the wayside, a notable few have grown more and more popular. Our favorite? The Icebox Dinner Roll. Icebox Dinner Rolls Icebox […]

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Homemade Hamburger Helper

If you were anything like me, you had a parent who lovingly made homemade dinners for you, made sure you had a lunch (or at least money!) for school, and even treated you to a homemade cookie or cake now and again. However, if you were really anything like me, you also begged that loving parent to pleasepleasePLEASE order pizza, pick […]

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Monkey Bread

What is it about us that makes us love sugary, carby treats? Oh come on now, I know it’s not just me. I could go deep and say that it satisfies something lacking within our souls, or I could just own up to the fact that bread is delicious, especially when paired with its friends brie and butter. Caramel-Glazed Monkey […]

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Bunco Bon Bons

So you thought you were cool when you and your friends organized a Bunco group to meet once a month? You love planning the food, emailing a theme, and waiting for the fun to roll in? Oh, and sometimes you actually play Bunco? You’re so not alone, and you’re certainly not the first hip group of friends to gather for an […]

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Lemon-Lime Pound Cake

Once upon a time I hung my head in shame when I confessed my secret ingredient to the best apple cobbler ever: Mountain Dew. Y’all, I thought I was alone in my distaste of juicing citrus or filling my fridge with plastic fruit-shaped juice containers. Turns out, I’m in good company. Tons of people use lemon-lime soda (ok, so maybe […]

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Munch Madness: Best Recipes of March 2014

          Amazing things happen in March. Days get longer. Temperatures get warmer (at least in theory). Recipes, somehow, get even more delicious. Here are my favorites for March. Caramel Apple Pie This pie from Health Magazine starts with pizza dough, meaning the Editors, in their vast wisdom, have removed the only hard part of pie making and left […]

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Banana Snack Cake

What’s old is new again and sometimes you just can’t beat the flavor of Banana Snack Cake.   The formula is simple. Make banana bread in a casserole dish. Top with cream cheese icing (and we foolishly thought banana bread didn’t need icing!), then garnish with roasted bananas, just to prove to everyone on the block that your after-school snack […]

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What Do The Changes to the New Food Nutrition Labels Mean?

Have you heard? The way you read food labels is about to change, at least if the new FDA proposal passes. And if you’re thinking, “Great, I hate change,” then know that these changes might actually make the way you select and enjoy your foods easier. Proposed New Look to Food Labels from FDA.gov The good news is that calories and added sugars are […]

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Banana Fluffer Nutters

Oh the humble Fluffer Nutter. How you vex us so. Raise your hand if you remember a time when a sandwich had nothing to do with deli meat. Raise it higher if you remember that same sandwich basically being dessert. That’s what we thought. The original Fluffer Nutter Sandwich originated in World War I, consisted of marshmallow creme and peanut […]

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Lady Baltimore Cake

My love of literature is again rewarded with this week’s Throwback Thursday recipe, the Lady Baltimore Cake. Novelist Owen Wister created a character, Lady Baltimore, who created a cake, also dubbed Lady Baltimore, that left cake fans drooling on the pages of their books. He wrote: “I should like a slice, if you please, of Lady Baltimore,” I said with […]

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