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.

Long strips of fresh homemade red wine pasta laid on a wooden board

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
  • 4
Basic Pan Gravy

Basic Pan Gravy

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
Lots of cinnamon rolls baked together

Cinnamon Rolls

Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 47
A white plate with cavatelli past topped with a roasted tomato sauce, fork on the side

Roasted Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Sugo con pomodorini gratinati alla Calabrese. That’s how you say the proper title of this recipe in Italian. Uh. We’ll just say “More pasta, please.” Because you’re definitely to be requesting second helpings.

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  • 30 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
A cake pan of golden brown cornbread with a slice removed

Cornbread

An easy, foolproof, ever so slightly sweet corn bread that comes together as quickly as it disappears. Just watch it.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 26
Pickled Zucchini

Pickled Zucchini

Looks like a cucumber pickle. Tastes sorta like a cucumber pickle. But let us assure you, this is not a cucumber pickle. It’s even better.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma

We’ve tested a lot of pasta alla Norma recipes in our day, and we gotta say, after trying this one, we’re calling it quits on our search for the perfect pasta alla Norma. This is it.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
A black skillet with figs in Port wine and a spoon on the side

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
Buttermilk Cornbread

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.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 43
Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins

“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4