Natalie Reebel, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Natalie Reebel has tested.

Natalie Reebel

Natalie Reebel grew up in southern California in a home that put fusion on the dinner table long before restaurants "invented" it. Her maternal grandparents were from Italy, her paternal grandmother from Mexico, and her family would seek out German, Asian, and Scandinavian cuisines at restaurants. Despite having such an early and expansive exposure to food, Reebel didn't learn to cook until she got married. She soon found spending time in the kitchen to be a joy and stress-reliever. She even started a home-based cheesecake factory, although she quickly realized that she had too many plates in the air to keep that going. Reebel currently teaches a high school culinary arts class in southern Oregon, sharing her philosophy of eating with your family, keeping food simple, avoiding processed foods as much as possible, and supporting local producers.

Homemade Larabars Recipe

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fancy packaging and the crazy price tag.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 162

Espresso Cake Recipe

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37

Cashew Brittle Recipe

How fortunate that all it takes to bring some sweetness and loveliness into one’s life is sugar, cashews, and a little patience.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Baked Ricotta Recipe

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 32

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

This riff on the classic marshmallow sweet potato casserole of your childhood plunks the sweet staple squarely where it belongs. That is, dessert.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 3

Basic Gravy Recipe

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. At least, not for us. Here’s how it does happen.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9

Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds, butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Maple Walnut Squares Recipe

“Intensely maple-y.” “Amazing.“ “Much easier than making pie.” “A recipe I’ll make again and again.” That’s what folks are saying about these spectacularly sweet and gooey maple walnut bars.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0

Grilled Beer Braised Bratwurst Recipe

We like to imagine the smoke from these brats on the grill shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Intoxicatingly aromatic browned butter and pumpkin spice coalesce with ooey, gooey, marshmallow, butter, and cereal to make these not-too-sweet treats all grown up.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 2

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

In serious need of comfort food? Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 42

Burger Buns Recipe

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 32

Pickled Zucchini Recipe

Looks like a cucumber pickle. Tastes sorta like a cucumber pickle. But let us assure you, this is not a cucumber pickle. It’s even better.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84
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