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.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84

Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

An iconic Italian appetizer that’s easy and comes together in minutes, making it a no-brainer in terms of entertaining—whether guests or just yourself.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about these grilled and subtly spiced chops. Sorta makes you want to try ’em, eh?

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 4

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

We can’t help falling in love with the sweet, smoky, salty, nutty flavors of Elvis’s favorite sandwich—peanut butter, bacon, and banana—in a rich, gooey, messy pie.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Deep-Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Recipe

Oh yes we did! We battered and deep-fried a childhood classic and then pronounced it perfect. We think you will, too.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 9

S’mores Pie Recipe

“If I could make only one pie in my lifetime, this would be the one.” That’s what folks are saying about this conversation-stopping version of the campfire classic.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 7

Baked Bacon Recipe

This perfect baked bacon recipe, made on a baking sheet in the oven, is a ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 41

Seven Layer Dip Recipe

Seriously the best seven layer dip we’ve ever had. Swear. And it comes together in minutes without any heat. Summer supper, anyone?

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 14

Carrot Hot Dog Recipe

We were surprised, to say the least, by this carrot dog recipe. Correction. By this homemade vegan carrot dog. You will be, too.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 6

White Pizza Recipe

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 18

Carnitas Tacos Recipe

A little pile of tasty meat cushioned by a warm tortilla and electrified by a little salsa. Life is good.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
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