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.

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
  • 8
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
Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Oh, the places you’ll go with this sweetly spicy pumpkin syrup. So long, Starbucks. DIY pumpkin spice latte, here we come!

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

Making your own pumpkin pie spice is as easy as dumping spices in a bowl and stirring them together. Also stays fresh and is cheap as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Homesick Texan's Shredded Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Shredded beef. Gooey cheese. Mild sauce. Just 20 minutes in the oven. And compliments all around. Thanks, Homesick Texan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
Baked Eggs Recipe

Baked Eggs

And you thought you didn’t have time for breakfast. We’re changing that with this handy dandy technique.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie

Rite of passage as well as rite of tailgating, Frito Pie is legendary. In case you’d forgotten about it, here’s proof.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
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