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.

Pasta alla Norma Recipe

Pasta alla Norma

We’ve tested a lot of pasta alla Norma recipes in our day, and we gotta say, after trying this one, we’re calling it quits on our search.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Raspberry Linzer Bars Recipe

Linzer Bars

Buttery and crumbly in the best possible way, these crazy easy bars have all the taste—and none of the fuss—of a classic linzer tart.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Moist Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread

“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 cornbread.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 12
Classic Coleslaw Recipe

Classic Coleslaw

How fortunate for us—and by us, I mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw known to man.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 4
Red Wine Popsicles Recipe

Red Wine Popsicles

Should red wine go to that popsicle place? Heck yeah. But please, not your best bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 8 H, 40 M
  • 2
Pecorino Potato Chips Recipe

Homemade Potato Chips With Pecorino

Easy to make. Good with beer. Perfect for parties. Sorta makes us think we’re back in college. Beer pong, anyone?

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

“Like the best diner pancakes of your life.” “This is going to replace my standard pancake recipe.” That’s what folks are saying about these ‘cakes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
Coconut Popsicles Recipe

Coconut Popsicles

We call these “stealthy healthy” cuz you certainly can’t tell just by taste that there’s anything nutritionally redeeming about them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
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Warm Any Fruit Crumble

This simple crumble works its considerable magic on whatever fruit you fancy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 10
Confetti Popcorn Cake Recipe

Confetti Popcorn Cake

Sorta looks like a bunch of circus treats exploded, got smothered in marshmallows, and got magically turned into cake, eh?

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Carnitas Tacos

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
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
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