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 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
  • 6
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
Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pie

This riff on the marshmallow-topped classic from your childhood plunks the sweet staple squarely where it belongs—dessert.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 3
Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup Recipe

Cauliflower Soup

Think you don’t care for cauliflower soup? Think again. Rather, take a sip of this creamless wonder, then think again.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Leftover Halloween Candy Bark Recipe

Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

One of our trusty tactics for ridding the house of leftover Halloween candy—and yes, there is such a thing as leftover candy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 0
Bacon Peanut Brittle Recipe

Bacon Peanut Brittle

An unexpected yet inspired concoction of sweet, salt, and smoke that’ll put your childhood recollections of brittle to shame.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 10
Pumpkin Seven Layer Bars Recipe

Pumpkin Seven Layer Bars

We’d be happy to tuck into these layers of messy goodness any time, any place. Thanksgiving or July 4th, makes no difference.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Coffee Creme Brûlée Recipe

Coffee Crème Brûlée | Crème Brûlée au Café

Says David Lebovitz, “I’ve actually had friends lift their gratin dish and lick it clean—right at the table!” Good enough for us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 9
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