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 ethnic fusion on the table long before restaurants pretended to have invented it. Her maternal grandparents were from Italy, and her paternal grandmother from Mexico. Her family would also seek out German, Asian, and Scandinavian cuisines at restaurants. Despite having such an early and expansive exposure to food, Natalie hadn’t made anything from scratch aside from lasagna and cookies before getting married. Her family feared that the young couple would either starve or go broke from eating out, but Natalie taught herself how to cook. Based on popular demand, she even started a home-based cheesecake factory, though it was short-lived since she realized she just had too many plates in the air with a full-time career and a more-than-full-time family. She now finds being in the kitchen a joy and a stress-reliever. She respects the work of Michael Pollan and practices her belief in the principles of families eating together, keeping food simple, avoiding processed foods as much as possible, and supporting local producers. Natalie is now sharing this philosophy via a high school culinary arts class she’s currently teaching in Southern Oregon.

Cakey Brownies Recipe

Brownies for a Crowd

“So satisfying.” “Cakey and chocolatey and everything a brownie should be.” That’s what folks are saying about this crowd-pleaser.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Watercress Soup Recipe

Watercress Soup

“What’s up?” you ask. We actually prefer “What’s sup?” as it more pointedly asks what lovely thing you’ve been supping as of late.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0
Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

Sweet Potato Biscuits

These wee biscuits are spectacular just with a smidgen of butter, but slap some ham or turkey on them and woah.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Greens and Grains Soup Recipe

Greens and Grains Soup

It’s as simple as X + Y = Z, with X = greens, Y = grains, and Z = a soothing, satiating bowl of soup. Finally, a practical application for algebra.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe

Basic Chocolate Cake

One of the best darned cakes we’ve ever tasted. (Seriously. Would we kid about something as dramatically life-altering as this?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 6
Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Though this calls itself a chocolate whipped cream recipe, it’s really more like a chocolate mousse you want to slurp by the spoonful.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 D
  • 2
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

“Simple.” “Sloppy and delicious.” “No-fuss.” ‘WOW!” That’s what folks are saying about this easy peasy braised pulled pork.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 10 H, 15 M
  • 2
Poutine Recipe

Poutine

Thankfully for those of us seeking to satiate our craving for obscenely indulgent Canadian poutine, it’s no longer a little-known entity.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

This recipe is easy, elegant, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, kid-approved, and vegan. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Perfect Baked Bacon Recipe

Perfect Baked Bacon

Sometimes, though the love of pig is there, you just don’t have it in you to stand at the stove tending to batch after batch of bacon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 26
Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Swedish Meatballs

“Delicious.” “Simple.” “Beautiful.” “Easy.” That’s what our testers are saying about this Swedish meatballs recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
Maple-Parsnip Cake Recipe

Maple Parsnip Cake

Though not quite as sweet as everyone’s beloved carrot cake, this unpretentious parsnip version never fails to wow.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
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