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

MyRecipes + MyFitnessPal = Calorie-Counting Bliss

The Editors of MyRecipes.com are beyond excited to announce that there’s now a new way to use our vast collection of recipes. Starting today, you can log any recipe on our site into your MyFitnessPal account, making it easy to reach your weight-loss goals and make healthy choices for your family. How does it work? It’s simple. Get started by […]

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Hot Dogs for Every Holiday

There was a time when hot dogs were the thing to serve for just about every occasion that even one child might attend. No children at the event? No problem! Just start calling the hot dogs “pigs in a blanket” or “cocktail wieners”. If you have a secret hankering for hot dogs, Halloween is the perfect time to bring them back. […]

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Old School Verses New School

Vindication! Today I found proof that I’m not the only one who loves finding interesting facts about beloved recipes. Chef Todd English appears to also be in my court. This week’s Throwback Thursday pits Old School verses New School. Who will win? You decide. Chef English writes, “I’m a food history nut who loves uncovering the origins of recipes. Originally, […]

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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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