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.

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Does the true beauty of this cake lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy-day ease? You tell us.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 76
Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

What’s not to love about Brussels sprouts–yes, Brussels sprouts–when they’re buried beneath nutty, buttery Gruyère? Nothing. Nothing at all.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

One way to down your sweet potatoes? Drown them in butter, sugar, bourbon, and maple syrup. It’s The Southern Way. And we can’t say we have a problem with this.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 15
Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes

This black pepper mashed potatoes recipe from Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar calls for spuds, salt, pepper, and sugar.

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Hot Brown Sandwich

Hot Brown Sandwich

An easy and iconic excuse to smother leftover turkey with bacon and a bubbling hot cheese sauce. Maybe Thanksgiving should come more than once a year.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Basic Pan Gravy Recipe

Basic Pan Gravy

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds with butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Brown Butter Winter Squash

Brown Butter Winter Squash

One taste and you’ll forget all about that butter and brown sugar trick your mom taught you long ago. Promise.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Making your own pumpkin pie spice is as easy as dumping some spices you probably already have on hand in a bowl and stirring them together. No need to run to the store. You’re welcome.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread Recipe

Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

An effortless, elegant side that fancies up the form as well as the flavor of two enduring entertaining icons: the stuffed mushroom and Thanksgiving stuffing.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 14
Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

Cajun Spice Mix

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

  • Quick Glance
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 181