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.

Cardamom and Cashew Cookies Recipe

Cardamom and Cashew Cookies

Magically delicate and nuanced cookies that satisfy the little kid cookie craving in an adult sorta way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 10
Whiskey and Fig Gelato Recipe

Whiskey and Fig Gelato

This unexpected yet enticing melding of sweet and smoky makes for a sassy summer dessert you’ll be craving year round.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 6 H
  • 4
Tomato-Rubbed Bread | Pa Amb Tomàquet Recipe

Tomato-Rubbed Bread | Pa Amb Tomàquet

Bread rubbed with tomato, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with sea salt. Pa amb tomàquet. Also known as yum.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 6
Roast Pork Tacos Recipe

Pork Tacos

Almost as good as cramming tacos from a street cart in your piehole late at night with pork juice dripping from your elbow.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 9 H
  • 2
Homemade Yellow Mustard Recipe

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Uh. Because you can. Duh. As if that’s not reason enough, this recipe is all natural, with no sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Peanut Butter Pie (aka Elvis Pie)

This pie marries the sweet, smoky, salty, nutty flavors of Elvis’s favorite sandwich in a rich, gooey, messy cream pie.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
First Prize Pies Cookbook

Graham Cracker Crust

Crushed graham crackers. Melted butter. Slippery fingertips pressing said ingredients into a pie plate. Brings back memories.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
S'Mores Pie Recipe

S’mores Pie

“If I could make only one pie in my lifetime, this would be the one.” That’s what folks are saying about this pie. Yep.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
Infused Olive Oil Recipe

Infused Oils

We just can’t stop dribbling these easy yet elegant oils—infused with basil, chile, curry, and more—over everything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
Butter with Colored Sprinkles

Butter with Colored Sprinkles

Some days are, without a doubt, cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. Just perhaps not the sorta sprinkles you were expecting.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 5
Bacon Manchego Burger

Bacon Manchego Cheese Burger

Chances are you’ve not had a burger like this before, but its Spanish-inspired accoutrements are gonna make you say “Olé!”

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Pickled Zucchini Recipe

Pickled Zucchini

Please consider this recipe an alternative to leaving your abundance of zucchini on your neighbor’s porch in the dead of night.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
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