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

5 Plates That Make Food Way More Fun

Ever tried to pick out white plates at a department store? You’ll find 50 shades of white, complete with stone wear, fine china, and plain old plastic. But where’s the fun in that? Serve up supper on festive plates to bring a side of giggles to the table, whatever your age. Nothing invigorates an inattentive eater like the prospect of […]

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The Glass For Your Presidential Debate Drinking Games

The debates are tonight. You might not know all the issues, but we’re pretty sure you’re aware of the 2016 Presidential Debate Drinking Games that are out there. A few of our favorites? Drink when Hillary Clinton says Russia or together, or whenever she coughs. Drink when Donald Trump says China, Excuse Me, or Believe Me. Drink when anyone says Reagan. […]

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How Iconic Golfer Arnold Palmer Created His Iconic Drink Recipe

Today, Arnold Palmer, the golf legend and restauranteur behind the equally legendary sweet tea cocktail bearing his namesake, passed away at age 87. Is it possible that the world’s favorite non-alcoholic indulgence, the way to dress up plain iced tea, came about as a When Harry Met Sally-inspired “I’ll have what she’s having” moment by a bystander in a golf club? […]

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It’s Lit: 7 Scented Candles That Smell Like Thanksgiving Dinner

Close your eyes. Do you smell it yet? No, not the sulfur from the match. The buttery finish of the yeast rolls. The crave-able turkey-and-stuffing combination. And damn son, is that pumpkin pie? No, no it’s not. It’s a freaking candle you lit because you can’t wait for Thanksgiving. Being that yesterday marked the first official day of autumn, it’s completely understandable […]

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This App Makes Family Meal Planning Easy

No one wants to spend their precious time between work and bed figuring out what’s for dinner. Or, worse, planning your meal while standing in the middle of the grocery store. We’ve got zero time for that. The free Cozi app (owned by MyRecipes’ parent company, Time Inc) takes all the drama out of the “what to make for dinner” dilemma. […]

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Solving the “What’s For Dinner?” Dilemma

It’s 4:45 pm. Do you know what you’re having for dinner? I sure as heck don’t. A mental scan of my fridge (Note: invent wifi-enabled fridge cam with light) tells me I have one leftover barbecued chicken breast, half a serving of pulled pork tenderloin, a few heads of romaine, pesto, and goat cheese. I remember a few boxes of […]

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The Food-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Need to Pre-Order Like Now

All product featured in this content was editorially selected. We may receive commission from links in this article. Halloween costumes come in clear life stages. When you’re little, you grab your favorite theme character from the big box store. When you’re in high school, you try to dress cool enough to fit in at the party, but not so cool […]

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5 Reasons It’s Too Damn Early for Pumpkin Spice Anything

We’ve been in denial for a few days here at the office. Slowly, boxes have arrived. Some of them are timely, relevant, and exciting. Back to school supplies! Backpacks! Lunch boxes! The nerds in us squeaked with glee. Then we got the box, the one with the distinct smell: Pumpkin Spice. Mark it down: During the third week of August, […]

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What Makes You A “Bad Mom?”

We all know her. The perfect mom. The one who never forgets the sunscreen, bags her own food pouches with homemade baby food, and never/always cosleeps/vaccinates/attachment parents, depending on your stance. We watch her playing at the park in her perfectly fitting jeans while we scrape spit up off our good pair of yoga pants and pass out 100-calorie snack […]

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9 Insane Ways to Enjoy Pina Coladas at Work

Who says boozy drinks have to stay on the NSFW list? Just bring your favorite summer sip to the office in a clever disguise. Check out a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the best of a beach-ready pina colada without any of that HR “no drinking on the job” nonsense.   Pina Colada Smoothie All the classic players […]

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