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.

A blue ceramic bowl filled with classic coleslaw.

Classic Coleslaw

How fortunate for us—and by us, we mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw we’ve ever had.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 10
A stack of grilled beer braised bratwurst covered in sauerkraut.

Grilled Beer Braised Bratwurst

We can almost see the smoke from these brats on the grill shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
A tray of breakfast oven fries

Breakfast Oven Fries

These richly spiced, slowly roasted spuds will zap as much life into you as your morning caffeine fix.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A yellow bowl filled with strawberry ice cream.

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this spectacular strawberry ice cream relies on in-season strawberries rather than obscene amounts of sugar for flavor. This is no ordinary ice cream.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
Cowboy Steaks

Cowboy Steaks with Guinness Sauce

If you thought steak could get no better than a gorgeous bone in rib eye seared to perfection, you need to try this Guinness pan sauce.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
A fully loaded bacon Manchego cheese burger on a sesame bun.

Bacon Manchego Cheese Burger

We’re bringing back fusion cuisine in style with this unabashedly American burger and its Spanish-inspired accoutrements.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Barbecued Pork Burgers with Slaw

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.

  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 31
Carrot Hot Dog

Carrot Hot Dog

The taste of this life-changing (we exaggerate not) carrot hot dog is going to upend everything you thought you knew about being vegan.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 32
Homemade Yellow Mustard

Homemade Yellow Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Because you can. And if that’s not reason enough, there’s no comparison between this and the store-bought stuff. Enough said.

  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 50
Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Need to bring something to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home? This blueberry crumble with a crumbly oatmeal cookie topping is your answer.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 57
Many prepared potato gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel, with a mound of gnocchi dough in the background

Potato Gnocchi

Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we’ve ever had.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A cast-iron skilled filled with choriqueso, a cheese dip topped with queso

Choriqueso

Choriqueso = chorizo (spicy Mexican sausage) + queso (Spanish for cheese) melted into a puddle in a skillet. Perfect for dipping.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 10
A deep baking dish lined with parchment and filled with baked ricotta

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 42
Dyed Easter Eggs

Dyed Easter Eggs

Ditch the fizzy artificially dyed tablets for something more natural. And inexpensive. Like kitchen scraps.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2