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.

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

Cajun Spice Mix

Cayenne. Paprika. Pepper. Chili powder. Remarkable how something so simple can taste so complex.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 11
Homemade Nutella Recipe

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 147
Homemade Larabars Recipe

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years, save for the fancy packaging and the crazy price tag.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 178
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

In serious need of comfort food? Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 46
Tomatoes Provencal Recipe

Tomatoes Provençal

Is there anything as sweetly satisfying as heirloom tomatoes eaten raw over the sink? Probably not. But when you tire of that, there’s always this deeply satiating tactic.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 12
Figs in Port Recipe

Figs in Port

Simple. Seasonal. Sophisticated. Sassy. Sublime. All qualities we swoon to in a dessert. All found right here.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 16
Hamburger Buns

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? Actually, let’s add buxom and buttery.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 38
Carrot Top Pesto Recipe

Carrot Top Pesto

No more tossing those frilly green carrot tops in the trash. Here’s how you can turn those lovely green carrot tops into something to dress up the carrots they came with.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

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

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
Perfect Baked Bacon Recipe

Baked Bacon

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

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 46
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Barbecued Pork Burgers with Slaw Recipe

Barbecue Pork Burgers

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 26
Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this unconventional cornbread.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 31