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.

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 inspired Spanish accoutrements are gonna make you say “Olé!”

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Pickled Zucchini Recipe

Pickled Zucchini

Betcha can’t tell the difference between these zucchini pickles and cucumber pickles. Even if you can, we think we know which you’ll prefer.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Hope you’re not the indecisive sort, ’cause this oatmeal cookie recipe requires some decisions. Let the baking hijinks begin.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Bucatini all’Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
White Pizza Recipe

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Chorizo Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

It’s sooooo easy to wake up or come home from work, fry some eggs, and plop them on a tortilla. Sooooo ridiculously easy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 16
Deep-Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Recipe

Deep-Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Oh yes we did! That is, we deep-fried a childhood classic and pronounced it perfect. We think you will, too. This is love, baby.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 5
Braised Oxtails Recipe

Braised Oxtails & Homemade Red Wine Pasta

With all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 4
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Homemade Red Wine Pasta

When we say this intensely hued pasta is simply stunning, we mean it’s visually breathtaking. Also that it comes together so simply it stuns us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

Buffalo Cauliflower

All the flavor of wings. All the virtuousness of cauliflower. In retrospect, we’re sad it took someone this long to come up with it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Football Cheese Ball Recipe

Football Cheese Ball

Going for a pigskin theme for your next have-folks-over-to-crowd-in-front-of-the-game-on-the-flat-screen party? You need these.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 4
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