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.

Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

Easiest. Ribs. Ever. Yet with the same scintillating, fall-off-the-bone goodness as their grilled and smoked counterparts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 18

Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

All the awesomeness of Buffalo wings. All the virtuousness of cauliflower. You can have it all with this game day recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 12

Homemade Larabars Recipe

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fact that they’re not homemade. Until now.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 127

Steamed Cauliflower Recipe

A simple yet stunning technique for steamed whole cauliflower that’s making even veggie haters proclaim it awesome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This black pepper mashed potatoes recipe from Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar calls for spuds, salt, pepper, and sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Perfect Baked Bacon Recipe

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 31

Carnitas Recipe

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that’s fall-apart-tender pork goodness ready for tacos.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 74

Hot Brown Sandwich Recipe

Leftover turkey never had it so swell as in this iconic, incredible hot brown sandwich made with bacon and bubbling hot cheese sauce.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Sweet Potato Gratin

Betcha can’t tell just from looking what sets this lovely, creamy, soul-satisfyingly rich gratin apart from other potato gratins.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6

Maple Buttermilk Pie

“Silky.” “Creamy.” “Tangy.” “Sweet.” That’s what folks are saying about this pie that tastes like poor man’s cheesecake.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 2 H
  • 3

Wine Poached Pears

How to explain these wine poached pears? “Lovely” and “simple” and “quick” and “easy” and “impressive” come to mind.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 2

Maple Walnut Squares

“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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0

Banana Bread Muffins

“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 2

Chili con Carne

“Outstanding!” “This is a sophisticated uptown chili.””This recipe is the bomb.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 0
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