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 fusion on the dinner table long before restaurants “invented” it. Her maternal grandparents were from Italy, her paternal grandmother from Mexico, and her family would seek out German, Asian, and Scandinavian cuisines at restaurants. Despite having such an early and expansive exposure to food, Reebel didn’t learn to cook until she got married. She soon found spending time in the kitchen to be a joy and stress-reliever. She even started a home-based cheesecake factory, although she quickly realized that she had too many plates in the air to keep that going. Reebel currently teaches a high school culinary arts class in southern Oregon, sharing her philosophy of eating with your family, keeping food simple, avoiding processed foods as much as possible, and supporting local producers.

Perfect Baked Bacon

Baked Bacon

A ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss. No standing at the stovetop. No spatters.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 46
Carrot Hot Dog

Carrot Hot Dog

The taste of this fantastic carrot hot dog recipe is going to upend everything you thought you knew about being vegan.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 20
Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

What to bring to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 45
Carnitas Tacos

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
Classic Coleslaw

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
  • 8
Young girl holding an two-layer iced berry cake filled with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream

Iced Berry Cake

This hardly decorous dessert is likely to make a colossal mess that will haunt your kitchen for weeks. And it’s so worth it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
Espresso Cake

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37
Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
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
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 21
Seven Layer Dip

Seven Layer Dip

Seriously the best seven layer dip we’ve ever had. Swear. And it comes together in minutes without any heat. Summer supper, anyone?

  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 8