About

Hi there! My name is Natasha Kravchuk. My handsome husband, Vadim, and I started Natasha’s Kitchen in 2009 and develop recipes and recipe videos together full-time. In 2023, we published our debut cookbook – Natasha’s Kitchen Cookbook, which quickly became a New York Times Best-Selling Book (on the list for 3 weeks in a row!).

I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

Natasha of NatashasKitchen sitting

My Family:

My parents came to the U.S. as refugees from Ukraine when I was 4 years old. They brought 5 tiny girls and had nothing but a stack of suitcases. They didn’t know the language, but worked hard and achieved the American dream. Watch the TV News Segment about our incredible story.

Growing up, I used to be so shy I thought no one would marry me until my husband came along and swept me off my feet (true story). I married my wonderful husband Vadim (who is also Ukrainian) over 16 years ago. We are blessed with two children. Every recipe that I develop is thoroughly tested and approved by each of us and is often critiqued by relatives and friends. We only post the recipes we love and make over and over.

We live in Idaho, “Ida-who?” Potatoes, people, potatoes! Our family attends Life Church Boise. We strive to walk in love and live our lives by the word of God and the life of Jesus.

Family crouching down and smiling

My Background:

We’re so thankful to be full-time foodies and recipe developers. We’re living our dream because of you and I can’t thank you enough! I draw on all of my past experiences which make me the recipe developer, video creator, photographer, writer, and business owner that I am today. We set the bar high so you can expect great recipes and videos here. God has made all of my past experiences work for my good.

The ‘Resume’:

  • Starting as a teen, I worked for 7 years as a business intern (my most valuable ‘education’).
  • Earned my bachelor’s degree in business (long story)
  • Worked as a Realtor for 4 years during which I had an early mid-life crisis and cried a lot (let’s just say it wasn’t for me).
  • Earned a second bachelor’s degree in nursing and worked as an RN in telemetry (shorter story, but still long).
  • Blogging since 2009

So, I’m a wife, mom, food blogger, video creator, photographer, writer, influencer, social media boss, entrepreneur, and worship leader. If I were a sandwich, I’d be a chicken bacon avocado on focaccia.

Natasha serving food to children

About Natasha’s Kitchen:

I started this food and family blog in 2009 as a way to share favorite recipes and events with family and friends. It has grown much larger than I could have imagined with about 1,200 recipes and about 19 Million hungry visitors per month. In 2023, we passed 3,000,000 subscribers on YouTube and our channel is growing fast.

My goal with Natasha’s Kitchen is for you to really discover and fall in love with cooking and find many new favorite recipes your family will love. The ingredients we use are simple and easily accessible; not overly hoity-toity. My motto: if you can read (a well-written, tested, and trusted recipe), you can cook.

This is a personal website and all of the recipes are tested and approved by my family. All of the photography is done by myself and I’m the one showing up in our videos. My husband edits the photos and videos (and he’s the videographer single-handedly running 3 cameras at once).

Most of the recipes I share come from my mom and mother-in-law, family, friends, and my own experience in the kitchen. I am so thankful to have such amazing people in my life who generously share their rich knowledge of cooking.

father and son eating food

How I got Started Cooking:

To be completely honest, I wasn’t always excited about cooking. When I got married in 2003, it became a necessity – “must eat to live” and Mom wasn’t doing the cooking anymore. We had a lot of frozen meals and ate out too much in the first year of our marriage. I had a free summer (and decided I would improve my cooking skills so we could live and eat healthier.

I dove into cookbook after cookbook and plundered my mom’s recipe books. I was at the library all the time bringing home piles of cookbooks; I was hooked! I even read my mother’s cooking textbook from her college days (Mom completed her culinary program when we moved to the US). I had discovered the joy of cooking. Within a few months, my husband and I each lost weight just from cooking more at home. Now I can’t stop cooking and thinking about cooking and dreaming about cooking… I was born for this!

My recipe collection continues to grow. I love to try new recipes and will share my favorites with you. I hope you enjoy this blog and find recipes that will become your family favorites as well.

family laughing and smiling together

Get Featured: If you would like your recipe featured on this site, email it to me by clicking here (warning: spammers will get hit in the face with unripe avocados).

Disclaimer: This blog includes only my own opinions and is not professional advice. It is not intended to be dietary advice or a diet plan, although I try to post healthy-ish recipes, please talk to your Dr. for medical or dietary advice. I am not liable if you eat too many cheeseburgers.

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Comments

  • Brent Cooley
    April 8, 2024

    Hello Natasha, I was wondering if I could use rotisserie chicken on the chicken parmesan recipe?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 8, 2024

      Hi Brent. I’m not sure how you would bread and fry the rotisserie chicken since it is already cooked.

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  • Eileen McNeil
    April 7, 2024

    I love all your recipes, but we just tried your sloppy Joe recipe and it’s a huge hit with my family. Crepes also. Too many to count really. I’m a huge fan. Thank you for your posts and recipes. Eileen and Family.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 8, 2024

      Thank you so much, Eileen! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes!

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  • Lynny Wegman
    April 6, 2024

    Hi Natasha,
    My husband followed your recipes months ago and would mention them to me. I have had chronic leukemia for 23 years and the meds have drastically damaged my sense of taste and smell. I have found it very hard to enjoy cooking. But Super Bob kept reading your recipes and ordered your cookbook for me. I really was shocked to receive a cookbook when I can barely taste anything. ANYWAY, I have started cooking again. Thanks to you and Super Bob (my husband) and Our Lord. My sense of taste is still poor but my husband is very happy that I am trying to cook again. Occasionally, one or your recipes breaks through my “taste” barriers. I love your videos and all the practical tips you share. I now enjoy cooking and sharing your recipes with MANY friends. Thanking Jesus for you and your family.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 8, 2024

      Hi Lynny! Thank you so much for the kind words and for sharing that with me. It makes my heart happy!

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  • Jacalyn
    April 4, 2024

    Hi Natasha!
    What a beautiful family & an inspiring life syory! ❤️ Thank you so much for sharing! Your simply wonderfully blessed! I simply enjoy & love all that you are as a person ❤️ and all that you do to bring us all peace, love, happiness, & enjoyment into our lives!
    Peaceful Blessings Always to you and your lovely family love 💖😊 💖

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2024

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment, Jacalyn!

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  • Bruce Langevin
    April 4, 2024

    Hi Natasha,
    I was reading that your goal with Natasha’s Kitchen is for others to really discover and fall in love with cooking. I have been an advid cook for years but just discovered your site and wanted to say that you have rekindled my love of the kitchen – your reciepes and videos are spectacular – Thank you for all the great suggestions

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 4, 2024

      This makes my heart happy, Bruce! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Jen Matney
    April 3, 2024

    Hi!! I just want you to know that I live by your recipes! I love that it’s all real food! I cook every Wednesday for my church’s prayer supper. Have used your recipes every time! Tonight is the roast pork loin and strawberry pretzel salad! Keep up the good work, you’re amazing! May God continue to bless you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 3, 2024

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Jen. I’m so glad to hear that you love my recipes.

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  • Jennifer Mathes
    March 31, 2024

    On holidays I use all your recipes!
    Other times too!
    There are so many we love. My husband has lots of them memorized!

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  • susan Foley
    March 28, 2024

    I was looking for a pierogi recipe & came upon your site. First I’m so happy to hear you are followers of Jesus Christ & raising your family with faith! So important! I’m going to try your recipe! I’m sure it will be great from all the reviews I’ve read. Happy Easter!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 28, 2024

      Hi Susan! I’m so glad you found the recipe. I hope you love it. Thank you for sharing, Be blessed!

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  • Margaret Thompson
    March 27, 2024

    My family and I love, love, LOVE every recipe of yours that we’ve tried. All I have to say when they ask what’s for dinner is “Natasha” and everyone knows it will be great. No one else on the web had consistently excellent recipes. Thank you for sharing them.

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  • Nellie Verbeer
    March 27, 2024

    Hi Natasha
    I lost your tomatoes soup recipe could you send d it again it was fantastic
    Thankyou Nelli vergeer

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 27, 2024

      Hi Nellie! Use the search bar at the top of the page to look up any of my recipes.

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  • Judith
    March 27, 2024

    Hi Natasha, such a wonderful story about your parents coming to the US. I did the same from The Netherlands. I love your recipes. This morning I baked your Oatmeal Raisin cookies. Thank you for all you do.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2024

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes, Judith!

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  • Rosemary Ballantyne
    March 26, 2024

    Hi Natacha I love all your cooking shows i have printed many of them i have subscribed to your channel, however,saying that im from Australia everything here is in metic i get confused i can convert but it would be easier if you would include that in your cooking shows. Maybe i have missed something. Cherrs

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 26, 2024

      Thanks for the feedback, Rosemary. Have you tried clicking Metrics in the recipe to convert the ingredients? I hope that helps.

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  • Connie Bentley
    March 26, 2024

    Natasha,
    I love your book but have a question about bone broth. Where do you
    get all the chicken bones?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 26, 2024

      Hi Connie! Thank you.
      I get the bones from the chicken I purchase from local grocery store.

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  • Donna
    March 23, 2024

    Your recipes and videos are terrific. Could you please come up with a recipe for square or rectangle potato knish? With thanks and best wishes to you and your family for a Happy Easter.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2024

      Thank you for the suggestion, Donna! I’ll make note of it. I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipes!

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      • Tanya
        March 29, 2024

        Oh my GOSH!! Potatoes Knish! (Or is it Potato Knishes?) I haven’t had them since I was vastly pregnant in 1982 and they became a great source of joy. Would L O V E a recipe! BTW, your meatloaf recipe is the best I’ve ever had!

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