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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 full time together.

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 US 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 over 16 years ago. We are blessed with two children. Every recipe 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 working for my good.

The ‘Resume’:

  • Starting as a teen, I worked for 7 years as a business intern (my most valuable ‘education’).
  • Earned my bachelors 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).
  • 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 1,000 recipes and about 7 Million hungry visitors per month. In March 2021, we passed 2,000,000 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).

Much of the recipes I share come from my Mom and Mother-in-law, family, friends, and 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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  • Alicia Hanson
    January 27, 2022

    I love all your recipes. I am so grateful that you have this site. Thank you and God bless you and your family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 27, 2022

      Hello Alicia, I’m happy that you’re enjoying my recipes. Thank you too for your support and I hope you’ll enjoy all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Haron Rassiq
    January 23, 2022

    Hello Natasha,
    I cooked one of your recipe one pan chicken broccoli stir fry for my family they loved. Thank you so much

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      I’m glad they enjoyed it! I hope your family will love all the other recipes that you will try for them.

      Reply

  • Charles Ashley
    January 23, 2022

    Your video of 54 second Instant Pot Baked Potatoes Video is interrupted Hal by a 1.5 minute video and when the video is supposed to continue it never does. It moved on the to another recipe. Please fix.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2022

      Hi Charles, thank you for letting me know. I have never encountered this, usually, if a video or ad pops up you’ll be able to close it after a while if you click on the x button. Are you sure you’re not pressing anything to move to the next recipe?

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  • JeffL
    January 20, 2022

    Hi — Love your pita bread recipe! But I can’t for the life of me get rid of that dimple i the dough balls, even though I’ve watched your video several times. What’s your secret? Thanks.

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    • Natasha
      January 20, 2022

      Hi Jeff, for me, it’s just continuing to roll until it goes away (or is almost gone – it’s not always perfect). Also, is it possible you might be adding too much flour? I could see how that might be causing it? Make sure you aren’t flouring your counter when you roll them.

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      • JeffL
        January 21, 2022

        Thank you! Yep, I didn’t have a kitchen scale, so it’s possible I’m adding too much flour.

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  • Hope
    January 20, 2022

    I am a baker too .What is your recipe for scones and french macarons?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2022

      Hi Hope, you can find our scones HERE and our French Macarons HERE. If you look at the top of the blog, you can find our different categories and recipes and a search box! I hope you try our recipes soon!

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  • Hope
    January 20, 2022

    Hello Natasha,i love to cook and wondering how best to prepare lasagna. I still struggle with it. Thanks

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  • Lane
    January 19, 2022

    I am not very good at cooking things besides following recipes. What would you say is the best way to expand someone’s cooking skills?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2022

      Hi Lane, practice makes perfect. The fact that you’re very willing to learn is already a good sign.

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  • Joyce
    January 19, 2022

    I made your chicken casserole (Chicken Gloria) we all loved it, I gave the recipe to my daughter who is making it next week. I will be keeping this and making it again and again.
    Thank You

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Joyce!

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  • Heather
    January 18, 2022

    Hi again.
    What to do if my husband does not like mushrooms in Chicken Pot Pie? What would I add more of to, make it nice and full? Thanks.
    Heather

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2022

      Hi Heather, others replace the mushrooms with potatoes and liked it!

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      • Joyce
        January 19, 2022

        Yes, we don’t like mushrooms either, the potatoes work well.

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  • Ann Eddins
    January 17, 2022

    Would love the recipe for the choc. Cupcake and frosting. It looked so good.

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  • Beth
    January 17, 2022

    I love your website. I see where over time, you recommend different Air Fryers. I do not have space for a large one. Which one do you, presently, recommend in the pull out drawer version?

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  • Linda Albini
    January 16, 2022

    I absolutely love everyone of your recipes! I come home to a hungry husband ans son and I need to come up with a hearty meal every night, and fast! You never disappoint, you are my Go to Girl on Pinterest! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      It is my pleasure to share these recipes, Linda. I hope your family will love all the recipes that you will try!

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  • FRANK
    January 16, 2022

    NICE SHOW ON THE Q/A .. A GREAT JOB FROM THE FAMILY OF FOUR. THE KIDS DID A FANTASTIC JOB AS THE CAMERA CREW.. COME ON NATASHA- I NEED THAT ITALIAN BEEF RECIPE . I SEND YOU MANY BLESSINGS

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      Thanks a lot for watching that video, Frank. I’m happy that you enjoyed it! Here are my beef recipes at the moment. I’ll try to add more recipes on our list.

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  • Joyce Waldron
    January 16, 2022

    Hello Natasha!
    I’m in the middle of fixing your special meatloaf sauce and I don’t have onion powder!! I Have chopped onions and minced onions or a real onion. What can I substitute for the onion powder? This is a wonderful meatloaf and it is my second time fixing it. I love the sauce! Hope you can text me right away so my sauce will be perfect!
    Thank you!
    Joyce Waldron
    Joycewaldron049@gmail.com

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      Hi Joyce, you can use try garlic powder or onion flakes (dried minced onion).

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  • Victoria
    January 16, 2022

    Natasha,
    You always say you will information in “notes” but I can never find any notes. Can tell me where I can find them? I love your videos I use a lot of your recipes and Q&A was awesome . Excited for your cookbook.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      Hi Victoria, the notes that I mention in my YouTube videos are in the description below the video on YouTube. I’m currently working on the cookbook and I;m also very excited to share it when it’s ready!

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  • Mary Compton
    January 15, 2022

    Hi, Natasha! I’ve been watching your videos for about 6 months now…very impressed with everything you (& your husband) are doing with cooking, sharing recipes, being entertaining…it’s a joy! Been trying a few of your recipes this week like lasagna roll-ups, broccoli-grape salad, cowboy caviar, & the fudgy brownies…they ARE the best…got so many compliments at a birthday party last night! Thank you for what you do well!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      That’s awesome feedback, Mary. Thank you for sharing that with us! I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipes.

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  • Tina Miller
    January 15, 2022

    Can you substitute cottage cheese for ricotta in lasagna roll ups?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      Hi Tina, I haven’t tried only cottage cheese but I think the texture would be changed a little bit in the sauce. The ricotta blends better.

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    • Lois Hemphill
      January 22, 2022

      Yes, you can substitute cottage cheese for ricotta cheese if you put it in a blender first. Family and friends cannot tell the difference!

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  • Jon Neubauer
    January 15, 2022

    I have been using internet recipes for more no than a decade. I have never commented or posted a review for anything before today. Your German Rueben sauce is amazing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      Wow! What a compliment! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review!

      Reply

  • Melissa Gallegos
    January 14, 2022

    How did I not know you lived in Boise???!!!!? I saw a picture of you downtown Boise and I thought you were just visiting. How exciting. I feel like there’s a celebrity walking the streets around me.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      Aww! Thank you, Melissa! It’s a nice place to live! I hope you love our recipes!

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  • Dianne Robinson
    January 12, 2022

    Hi Natasha
    I recently came upon your website. Like you trying to find something different to make for dinner. I live in Australia and was wondering if I need to change any of the measurements as Australia and USA are a bit different.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 12, 2022

      Hi Dianne, If you scroll down to our printable recipe card, most of our recipes have a metric conversion option on the printable recipe card if you don’t use imperial measurements. We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes, but it is taking some time to add them one at a time. Thank you so much for being patient! In the meantime, check out our post on measuring which should help.

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  • Nancy
    January 11, 2022

    My husband does a lot of the cooking and loves your recipes (especially the soups). Unfortunately he has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes–can or do you have low carb versions of some of your recipes?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2022

      Hello Nancy, I’m glad you’re both enjoying my recipes however I do not have low carb versions. Feel free to use some healthy substitutes, I think it’s worth experimenting with.

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  • Jason Read-Jones
    January 10, 2022

    Hi Natasha
    It is inspiring watching your videos, and have made some of your recipes myself which tasted great. Great recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      Thank you, I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

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  • JIM
    January 10, 2022

    I came across your page and truly LOVE everything you post, especially your Video’s.
    One recipe Perfect Caesar Dressing Recipe need correction, You state update 11/22.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      Thank you for the heads up, Jim. I’ll get that one fixed!

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  • Victoria
    January 8, 2022

    Natasha
    I have some questions can you freeze pumpkin purée, how long will last in refrigerator? I want to make your pumpkin cupcakes but 24 cupcakes are little
    a little too much for one person. Can I cut the recipe half? I love your recipes I make a lot of them and they have become repeat recipes on my list. Your videos are awesome love your style.

    Thank you for bringing us such great recipes . I look forward to hearing from you.

    Victoria

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      Hi Victoria, it keeps really well in the freezer. To freeze, place 1 cup of puree into plastic ziplocs, pushing out all the air and sealing them shut. Store in the freezer until needed.

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  • Andrea
    January 7, 2022

    I would absolutely love some recipes for spaghetti squash. I only have one that I made up and I use turkey meat in my spaghetti sauce its yummy but I need something new. All your recipes I’ve tried my hand at are so easy and taste wonderful, thank you! I’m not much of a cook but every time I follow you, I have fun and it turns out scrumptious 😋 (lol including my hubby)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2022

      Hi Andrea! You’re in luck! We posted a Spaghetti Squash recipe today! You can find the recipe HERE. I hope this helps!

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  • Susan H
    January 4, 2022

    Hi foodies,
    Enjoyed all the recipes I have tried on my family. I have been diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at age 50. Wonder if you have any recipes for one who enjoys food but food isn’t kind to.
    Thank you for your time and knowledge,
    Susan

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      Hello Susan, I’m glad you’re enjoying my recipes. Feel free to check out these diet recipes on my website.

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  • Allison
    January 4, 2022

    Hi Natasha!
    I’m not sure if my question has been asked and answered in previous comments, but here it is: Can icing be frozen and reused at a later time?

    Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2022

      Hi Allison, which icing recipe are you referring to? Can you please post the question in the comments at the bottom of the recipe? Thank you!

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  • Felicia Benson
    January 4, 2022

    I do love this recipe. It was a big hit with my husband and the in-laws!! Although I have a question…..Can you cook this recipe in an air fryer as my oven quit on me yesterday and this was on the menu…

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2022

      Hi Felicia! I’m happy you enjoyed my recipe! YOu posted this on my about page instead of the recipe page, so I’m not sure which recipe you’re referring to advise.

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      • Jim Kerr
        January 7, 2022

        Natasha,

        We have tried quite a few of your recipes and have loved all of them. Are you going to publish a cookbook with your great recipes?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 8, 2022

          Hi Jim! I don’t have a cookbook out yet, but it’s on my list of life goals, and we are slowly working on it!

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  • Tanisha Mapp
    January 3, 2022

    I love your page already. Love your testimony and love of cooking. Already found so many great recipes…doing chicken stir fry tonight!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2022

      I’m so happy you discovered my blog, Tanisha! Welcome!

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  • Marianne Dahl
    January 2, 2022

    Love your recipes! When will you publish a cookbook. You are an awesome cook!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2022

      Thank you so much! I will be publishing a cookbook when it’s finished, I am currently working on it.

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  • ANNETTE C ST JOHN
    January 2, 2022

    I made the German pancake yesterday it was so good. I will definitely make it again. But I will have to cut back on the time it got a little bit too brown on the edges

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2022

      Sounds good, Annette. Thanks for sharing that with us!

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  • Linda Bright
    January 1, 2022

    I want to cook the Shepherd’s Pie. It looks delish! Is there a printed recipe? Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      January 1, 2022

      Hi Linda, yes, Scroll to the bottom of the recipe post (or click the jump to recipe button at the top) then print the print-friendly recipe card at the bottom.

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  • FRANK
    December 31, 2021

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE SPECIAL FAMILY. I SEEN JUST ABOUT ALL OF THE VIDEOS-THAT’S RIGHT. ITS WHAT I’M SAYING. YOU GOT ME NOW SAYING IT. KUDOS

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2021

      Thank you so much for watching our videos, Frank! Happy New Year!

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  • Wesley Hartman
    December 30, 2021

    Dear Natasha,
    I love watching all of your videos and have tried many of your recipes. You are great at what you do. Thanks so much for all that you do. I like seeing you get the kids involved in the videos as well.
    Take care and have a Happy New Year. With more great recipes and videos of coarse.

    Thanks,
    Wes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2021

      I’m so happy you love our recipes & videos, Wesley! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment! Happy New Year!

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    • Geri
      December 31, 2021

      Natasha, Natasha, Natasha…you have become one of my obsessions! Cooking has been my lifelong hobby, and the internet has been such a great help and inspiration for me to try new recipes. Over the years, I have tried recipes from many sources. Now…instead of “Googleing” a recipe, I go STRAIGHT to your website (why waste time??). Your recipes are great and “mostly” uncomplicated. Thank you, Vadim and your beautuful children for sharing your joy of cooking!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 31, 2021

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

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  • Kitchen Buying Guide
    December 29, 2021

    I loved your blog and recipes as well, they are so good and easy to make and I follow your recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2021

      I’m glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

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      • Rose
        January 11, 2022

        Hi Natasha, every Recipe I’ve tried has always been delicious and delightful ..thank you, and I do enjoy your videos as well.
        My question though is I made the crispy chicken sandwich which was delicious, but after I put the cooked chicken on a grill it soften on top. Is there something I did wrong?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 12, 2022

          Hi Rose, it’s hard to say without being there. It’s best fresh, so I recommend ensuring it’s cooked through and made no substitutions!

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  • Barbara Wight
    December 27, 2021

    I just read your recipe for baked shrimp. I have been making baked shrimp for a few years and I leave the shells on the shrimp; season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
    I bake them in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes (depending on size) and turn them over half way through the baking.
    Leaving the shells on allows them to steam and all the flavor remains in the shrimp.
    It is best to peel them as soon as you are able to handle them.

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    • Natasha
      December 27, 2021

      Hi Barbara, I will have to try your method. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  • Tim
    December 27, 2021

    I made your Cottage Pie recipe for my wife and I. It was delicous! I rave about everything we have made from your recipes (beef stew, vanilla cake, chocolate cake, meatballs, and more); so much so that my friends think I have a crush on you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2021

      Oh haha, you probably have a crush on my recipes! Thank you for sharing and I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Saadia
    December 27, 2021

    Love love your recipes. I just receive an email in my inbox from subscription with your recipes. “ “chicken Madiera” can you please tell us how we can recreate it without Wine( Madiera) . We don’t drink drink alcohol/ wine. But am so anxious to recreate this recipe and get the taste?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2021

      Hi Saadia, Most of the alcohol is cooked out in the pan, so you get the added flavor, and the sauce ends up with an insignificant amount of alcohol, which isn’t really a concern. My children loved this. We haven’t tried another substitution since the Madeira wine is what makes the flavor. If you are looking to make it completely wine-free, you could just use more broth, but the flavor profile wouldn’t be quite the same.

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  • Sandy Plunkett
    December 26, 2021

    Hi Natasha: I made the Lasagna Rollups for Christmas Eve. They were delicious. I used pyrex 13 x 9 glass dish. My dish is different than the white dish you use. I would like to get a dish just like yours. Can you tell me the exact size and where I could purchase one.

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  • Frank Andrews
    December 21, 2021

    We watched your Shepherd’s Pie video the other day and tonight my wife made it to the specifications you taught and it was ABSOLUTELY delicious! So delicious, in fact, I had three helpings! Thank you, Natasha, and my wife Tricia certainly thanks you. Merry Christmas!

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    • Natasha
      December 22, 2021

      Hi Frank, I am so happy to hear that! I hope you share the same review on the pie recipe post. That’s awesome and Merry Christmas!

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  • Mary K Miller
    December 19, 2021

    You are wonderful. So much fun to watch. I thoroughly enjoy your recipes and your original videos. Please keep up the good work.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2021

      Thank you for your kind words and good feedback, Mary. I appreciate it!

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  • Frankie Jerome
    December 18, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes! I have definitely used many for my family and they agree, they all have been very tastie. When my almost 16 year old grandson, who has autism, finishes his whole plate, it is almost a miracle in your home!
    As I previously stated, I do use your recipes. I have never printed a recipe, but I would like to print out the pan seared steak recipe if that is allowed. Could you let me know if it is ok?
    Thank you,
    Frankie Jerome

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2021

      Hi Frankie! I’m so happy to hear your grandson enjoys the recipes you make! Each recipe on my site has a printable recipe card towards the bottom. You can use that recipe card to print for personal use. The print-friendly recipe is at the bottom of each post. Once you scroll there, click on the print icon in that recipe card, which will open a print screen, then you would need to click file; print. I hope that helps!

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  • Jill Hesson
    December 17, 2021

    I too discovered you during Covid followed by breast cancer. Your videos brought such a smile to my face during my radiation treatments. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with all of us. AND your precious family and testimony of you journey with the Lord! Made your tomato soup this morning, it was fabulous! Cranberry orange bread was wonderful too. Made it just as you said but used 3 mini pans to give as Christmas gifts. Thanks again for all the sunshine you have brought my way! Jill from North Texas 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the tomato soup, Jill! I hope your treatments are effective and you’re responding well to them! God Bless you and your health! 🙂

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  • Carolyn S Keefe
    December 17, 2021

    I only discovered you since Covid hit. You popped up on my FACEBOOK site and I clicked on to see what you do.
    I cook to live, yet I love your energy. When I want to be entertained, I go to you on FB and NOW, I find you have a food biog! Let the joy of cooking take off…….🛫✈
    When the student is ready, the teacher appears.
    Thanks, Natasha.
    ~Carolyn
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    • Natasha
      December 17, 2021

      I’m so happy you found my food blog. This is where it all started. Welcome to the Natasha’s Kitchen family and I hope you love every recipe you try.

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      • Debbie
        December 18, 2021

        I love all of your recipes and your presentation is so Happy I love it ! You can tell that your a women walking with god !

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        • Natasha
          December 18, 2021

          Hi Debbie, thank you so much. I’m so happy that comes through in my blog. It’s definitely so important to me. I hope you have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

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  • Faith Schaefer
    December 16, 2021

    Hi, Natasha I am a big fan of you and your cooking. I love cooking it is my passion even when I have rough days there is nothing better than turning on your chicken Alfredo recipe and following step by step. It is so good and I can’t wait to make more of your recipes. I am so happy that I have been following you since 2018 and haven’t stopped.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2021

      Aww, thank you for sharing this with me, Faith! I love that you’ve seen my recipes since 2018!! Happy Holidays!

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  • Gioconda wooden
    December 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I love the way you conduct your shows. You are beautiful and funny. You have a beautiful family and love the fact you love the Lord.
    I love your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing them.
    From WAState USA

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2021

      That’s sweet of you. Thank you for your good comments and feedback, I appreciate it!

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  • Fred Hargraves
    December 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I received a notice from you stating I won $750. Showed your picture and was asking, ham or prime rib for Christmas dinner? I said ham because we prepare a pot of beans the next day seasoned with the left over ham. Is this a scam? Hugh fan of yours. Sincerely, Fred Hargraves

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2021

      Hi Fred, unfortunately, that is not a legit account as I do not have a giveaway at the moment, especially with a cash prize. Please make sure to check the page if it looks legit and if the spelling is correct. I also recommend reporting these fake accounts to Facebook so they can be deleted right away.

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  • Jamila
    December 13, 2021

    You are my favorite blogger!
    A couple years ago I accidentally found you and let me say “your recipes are all so, so very good”
    I’m also from an immigrant Russian family who worked very hard for their children to have what they never could.
    I’m so very grateful and as being the baby of 5 children to work my hardest and proudly send myself to school to become a
    Human Resources Director with a masters and now I’m retired very happily with my husband who retired as a Firefighter and have one beautiful daughter we cherish.
    I have tried many of your recipes and let me say, not one has disappointed us. They are all so very good and your upbeat tutorials help me enjoy what I’m making of your recipes.
    You have a beautiful family and keep those wonderful, mouthwatering recipes coming!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2021

      I’m so glad you had a happy accident and found my block, Jamila! Thank you for sharing your fantastic review and feedback with me!

      Reply

  • Kim
    December 11, 2021

    Hi Natasha! My husband is the cook in the family. He has made several of your recipes and they have all been amazing!!!! Do you have a cookbook or plan on writing one in the future? We are big fans and love watching your videos! May God continue to bless you with success!!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2021

      Hi Kim! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and blessing! I don’t have a cookbook out yet, but it’s on my list of life goals, and we recently signed with an agent to start the process, stay tuned! Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your family!

      Reply

  • Patrice Lessard
    December 10, 2021

    Natasha,
    I just love all your recipes. In particular this time of year I make the Yule Log. It takes time but so worth it. Instead of adding the coffee, I added Baileys, so so good.
    I love making the lasagna roll ups, how easy it that.
    When I want to cook or bake something I look at all your recipes and VOILA!!! there it is.
    You are an amazing cook and love reading about your family.
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipes and so easy to follow. Pictures are always a help and you do a great job on that as well.
    Happy Holidays!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2021

      That sounds like an amazing Holiday dinner table! The Yule Log is especially festive for Christmas dinner! Thank you so much for sharing that lovely comment with me.

      Reply

  • Teresa
    December 10, 2021

    First, I want to say I love the content you provide and watching you enjoy what you do.
    I am asking for a bit of advice. We just purchased a brand spankin’ new home but it’s a bit smaller than my current and I’m having to downsize. Do you have a list of essentials for the kitchen? I know I have a lot of duplicates so I started there but I want to make the kitchen comfortable and not cramped.

    Thanks and sorry for the long post.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2021

      Hi Teresa, I don’t’ have a list of essentials, but the rule of thumb is outside of seasonal items if you don’t use something for more than 6 months you likely don’t need it. You can see my favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.

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  • Ilene Brandon
    December 9, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I have been following your blog for quite a while and made many of your amazing recipes. I just made your red velvet cake. It was good but dry. Do you offer modifications for high altitude bakers?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2021

      Hi Ilene! I’m so glad you gave that recipe a try! I don’t have experience with high-altitude baking but you can find more tips on High Altitude Baking HERE.

      Reply

  • Donna Pacheco
    December 9, 2021

    Hi Natasha: I really love watching your blog and have tried several of your dishes. Just finished making your beef stew in my LeCruset. It looks just like yours!!!!!! Also tried your chocolate chip cookies which came out fantastic. I print up alot of your recipes and can’t wait to try more. Never really liked to cook, but since I retired from nursing after 41 years, it’s become a hobby. Keep the recipes coming!!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2021

      Thank you, Donna! I love making new recipes for this exact reason here! Thank you for sharing your lovely review with me!

      Reply

  • Ileana
    December 9, 2021

    Hi Natasha!

    I’ve tried three of your recipes, and they just seem to get better and better. My first was the Mousse au chocolat, and this weekend I tried the bruschettas. (No words to describe how good they were!) I now know you’re my go-to person for trusted recipes that are totally amazing! This weekend I will try the pizza dough – can’t wait! I’m a little nervous about that…! We’ll make it Hawaiian which is our favorite, with red sauce, ham and pineapple. Thanks for all these magnificent recipes!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes, Ileana!

      Reply

  • Dave Morris
    December 9, 2021

    Natasha,

    I just saw your Cranberry bread recipe on FB. It looked like a great holiday gift idea. But not being a huge cranberry fan (tart and sour) I was wondering if substituting blueberries and making a lemon glaze would work just as well?!?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2021

      Hi Dave, I bet other berries would work great in this recipe! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Gail Gannon
    December 9, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I have been an avid follower of yours for a few years and due to that have been expanding my recipe repetoire. I have recently tried baking bread from your site. Tried the Clover Rolls and (yesterday) the Focaccia bread. With each, my breads seem “thick & heavy” ; not light and more fluffy as the results show from your videos. I follow the recipe/video. I have a good thermometer. What do you think I am doing wrong? Where can I improve? I live in Texas & so altitude is not a factor. Appreciate any guidance! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2021

      Hi Gail, First, I recommend ensuring your ingredients are not expired. Also, Be sure to measure by fluffing the flour first with a spoon, then spoon it into a dry ingredient measuring cup and scrape off the top. If you push your measuring cup into a flour bin, you will get up to 25% too much flour. Also, do not tap the flour down in the measuring cup. This post on measuring will likely be your best friend to help with this!

      Reply

  • Heather
    December 8, 2021

    I’d like me to know who makes the big pot that you made the garlic mashed potatoes 🥔 in? Where can I get one? Thanks, Heather

    Reply

  • Marimar
    December 7, 2021

    Natasha do you have a pecan pie recipe? All your recipes are amazing. Thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 8, 2021

      Hi Marimar, I don’t have a pecan pie recipe. But feel free to check out my other Pie Recipes here.

      Reply

  • Sharon Krellner
    December 7, 2021

    Hi –
    I love your dooking demos and have saved most of them. My question is – what cookware do you prefer? My daughter is searching for good cookware that doesn’t have bolts on the inside to hold the handles on. I’ve noticed that your skillet looks exactly like what she wants.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2021

      Hi Sharon! you can find my favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE. I also link my favorites within recipe posts. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Gail
    December 6, 2021

    Hey Natasha,
    I love your recipes and your videos. I’m making your Chocolate Crinkle cookies. I’m not the greatest cook so I don’t want to deviate too much…although that’s a good way to learn. I’m wondering if you’ve ever added peppermint extract to the batter or maybe crumbled candy canes to the tops. Just wondering your thoughts on those 2 things.
    Happy holidays,
    Gail

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    • Natasha
      December 6, 2021

      Hi Gail, I haven’t tried either of those two modifications so you will have to experiment, but it sounds like it could work well.

      Reply

      • Bill
        December 8, 2021

        Too much crushed candy canes sometimes just melt into a blob. My experience, but a little works ok. Try adding the candy cane fresh out of the oven while hot, they won’t melt into a mess usually.

        Reply

  • Gisela Bonny
    December 6, 2021

    Your recipes are always wonderful! Just wondering if you use an air fryer and if so need recipes😊

    Reply

  • Rose Ann Killion
    December 5, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I am so glad I found your recipes! I’ve tried several and love them. My husband is also preparing several of your recipes. We’ve seen the meat thermometer you use in the oven and would like to purchase one. What brand is it and where can we get it? Thank you, Rose Ann

    Reply

  • Leonie Keller
    December 5, 2021

    Natasha I made a comment about liking Hot chocolate. and I recieved a message that I won and to check your web pay?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 5, 2021

      Hi Leonie, that is not a legit website. I recommend checking the website or page of the main source as you’ll see it from there if the page is a fake one and it looks like this is one of those scam pages on Facebook. I recommend reporting these pages too so they can be banned.

      Reply

  • John Graf
    December 4, 2021

    I’ve used so many of your recipes! I’m a retired Fire captain fro Buffalo NY. I loved cooking at the station for the guys, but to tell the truth they weren’t the healthiest. My family loves every recipe I’ve made of yours, and your videos
    make them so easy to make. Bless you and your family

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 4, 2021

      Wow! I’m so glad you discovered my blog and have made my recipes, John! Thank you for your service and this lovely comment!

      Reply

  • Bobbie Cameron
    December 4, 2021

    Hi I love all your posted recipes – you are so skilled and everything is delicious.
    Just watched your apple pie recipe and want to know if your pie filling is freezer friendly?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 4, 2021

      Hi Bobbie, I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes! I haven’t tried freezing the filling alone with this recipe specifically. If you experiment, I would love to know how you like that!

      Reply

  • Vilma
    December 3, 2021

    Hello Natasha
    Please advise if I can omit the one egg in your cinnamon bun recipe.

    Thanks

    Reply

  • Charmaine Innes
    December 3, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I am from South Africa and love your blog. You are a true inspiration to all want to be cooks.
    It’s Christmas again and would like to know how long before Christmas can you make your coconut balls. Please they are to die for. Regards Charmaine

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 3, 2021

      Hello Charmaine, nice to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it. You can make this ahead and store these coconut balls in an airtight container at either room temperature or in a refrigerator for a week.

      Reply

  • Rubi
    December 3, 2021

    Hi Natasha I love your videos and recipes. On thanksgiving I tried your juicy turkey recipe it was delicious all my family were delighted.

    Thank you!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 3, 2021

      Hello Rubi, I’m glad your family loved it! Thank you so much for your review.

      Reply

  • Lili
    December 2, 2021

    Hello, I really like your recipes. I am hosting on December 5th and I would like to make a big seafood pâté. Do you have a recipe to suggest to me? Thank you

    Reply

  • Barbara-Ellen Trewick
    November 27, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    I have loved getting & trying out your recipes throughout the year!! They have been a real success!! I am looking forward to many more!!
    Thank you for sharing you background with your fellow recipe lovers!! It is so lovely to feel that we all share a personal relationship with you through your fantastic recipes!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes, Barbara!

      Reply

  • Oleh Dolban
    November 27, 2021

    I made the baked salmon with parsley, garlic and lemon juice recipe for my parents tonight. It was big hit.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2021

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Susan Huie
    November 26, 2021

    I love your recipes! They are easy to follow and the results are always delicious 😋
    I have a question about your Dutch Apple Pie. We have made it for Thanksgiving the last 2 years and it is a BIG hit. Best apple pie ever! The only problem I have is that the bottom of the pie crust seems underdone…almost raw. The rest of the pie is done to perfection! What am I doing wrong?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2021

      Hi Susan, I haven’t had that experience to advise on what went wrong; I’d recommend making sure your pie goes straight into the oven without sitting and absorbing the juices, causing it to seem raw. Also, be sure your oven is calibrated. This recipe is always a huge hit, and I hope you give it another try soon!

      Reply

    • Dorien
      November 29, 2021

      Hi Susan,

      I am from the Netherlands, so I am used to making apple pies and the issues that could come with it. In the Netherlands we add panko crumbs on the bottom of the tin before we add the dough. You should not add too much, cause otherwise you will taste it. Hope this will help 🙂

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 29, 2021

        Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Dorien! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

        Reply

  • Suzanne
    November 25, 2021

    HI Natasha
    I love the Pork Schnitzel recipe. Can I make the recipe up until the panko crumbs in the morning, refrigerate and then fry that evening?

    Thnkyou
    Suzanne

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 26, 2021

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Bonnie
    November 23, 2021

    Just want you to know love your recipes. Have made several of them and always has fantastic. You are my go to for recipes

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Bonnie!

      Reply

  • Dunia Partnoff
    November 20, 2021

    You are my favorite blogger!
    A couple years ago I accidentally found you and let me say “your recipes are all so, so very good”
    I’m also from an immigrant Russian family who worked very hard for their children to have what they never could.
    I’m so very grateful and as being the baby of 5 children to work my hardest and proudly send myself to school to become a
    Human Resources Director with a masters and now I’m retired very happily with my husband who retired as a Firefighter and have one beautiful daughter we cherish.
    I have tried many of your recipes and let me say, not one has disappointed us. They are all so very good and your upbeat tutorials help me enjoy what I’m making of your recipes.
    You have a beautiful family and keep those wonderful, mouthwatering recipes coming!
    Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

      • Danielle M
        November 27, 2021

        Hi Natasha! I’m currently in my mid-twenties, first year of living with my significant other and your recipes have been a godsend for the many nights I feel uninspired or just am out of ideas on what to make. Never in a million years would I have believed I’d pull off a completely homemade chicken pot pie until I followed your recipe… it’s easy and also delicious. Prepping to make the turkey version tonight with all our thanksgiving leftovers!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 27, 2021

          Aww, that’s the best! This comment made my day! Thank you for your lovely review, Danielle!

          Reply

  • Jack
    November 20, 2021

    In your recipe for Juicy Roast Turkey, you state “2 Tbsp olive oil, not extra virgin, plus more to drizzle top” What do you mean “NOT VIRGIN”?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 20, 2021

      Hi Jack, you could use vegetable oil, or canola oil, or even avocado oil instead. A higher smoke point is better because extra virgin can get smoky at high temperatures.

      Reply

      • Dunia Partnoff
        November 20, 2021

        I like to use avocado oil as it has a high smoke point and good for you

        Reply

  • Jane
    November 20, 2021

    Hi Natashas, you and your family have created such a wonderful cooking inspiration. Thank you all for sharing it. My question to you is: I love stuffing at thanksgiving (really anytime). However, I have developed an allergy to sage. Can you help me, I am new to cooking and am learning about all the different spices, but, this situation I don’t have a clue of what to do.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 20, 2021

      Hi Jane, I wish I could advise you on this. I recommend a google search for sage substitutions. I don’t have a stuffing recipe at this time

      Reply

  • Phyllis
    November 19, 2021

    Is the Thanksgiving giveaway for signing up by email that’s posted on your Facebook page a scam? I clicked on the link to sign up and have received an email back from hello@natashaskitchen.com. Is that not you?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 22, 2021

      Hi Phyllis, that post is from me however, there are some fake accounts commenting in the comments section of that post so be careful.

      Reply

  • Sharon A Finch
    November 18, 2021

    I have many of your recipes ready to try! Was waiting for cooler weather and courage! Your make learning so fun; so I am ready to try. Would like to know where you got the wooden board you are always using. Got hubby stuff for making Pizza (yours) but think this board would be awesome

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2021

      Hi Sharon! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes! You can find our favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.

      Reply

  • Karena
    November 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I commented on one of your recipes on YouTube and just came to your website today and would like to say again how much I enjoy cooking with you, you are my favourite YouTube cook. I have made a few of your recipes already and it is true they really work. I made the apple pie recipe today and the pie is cooling off now as I write this. All the best to you and your family.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 14, 2021

      Hi Karena, great to hear from you. Thank you for sharing some nice words and good feedback with us, I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes that you tried!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    November 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha, Love your Blog and all of your recipes! I couldn’t tell you how many I have tried. I am looking for a sausage stuffing recipe for the Thanksgiving and I had thought that you had one? If not, hopefully one day you will and I will look forward to trying it. Thanks

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 14, 2021

      Hi Michelle, thank you for sharing that with us. I don’t have a recipe for that yet because I haven’t tried a recipe that we really love and we can share but hopefully we can do it in the future.

      Reply

  • Leah Z
    November 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I have been watching your food vlogs on YouTube for a while now and became a subscriber, but never really checked out your website till today. I have admired your cooking because you’re just so refreshing to watch and your recipes are easy to follow.
    Knowing about your background; life, family, and immigrant parents – I could relate so much. We also have a lot of other similarities, such as educational backgrounds. I also have a bachelor’s degree in nursing (also, my second bachelor’s degree) and I love to cook and am a crazy foodie! Maybe it’s not too late for me to be a food blogger after all! 🙂
    Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work!
    You have a beautiful family, by the way!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 14, 2021

      Hello Leah, great to hear from you. Thank you for sharing that with us and for watching my videos. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

      • Leah Z
        November 29, 2021

        I made your apple crisp on Thanksgiving, and it was a hit! My brother-in-law said it was the best apple crisp he’s ever had – in front of his wife who makes apple crisp all the time! Haha! It wasn’t nice of him, but I was flattered! 🙂

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 29, 2021

          That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Leah!

          Reply

  • Leslie
    November 12, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I just stumbled across your Website/blog after searching “how to make” or get pomegranate seeds out of a pomegranate. Your video was wonderfully instructive! Then I stayed to watch your video on making baked salmon with garlic and Dijon. (If it were not so late, I’d watch more videos!) I’m hooked. I subscribed. I’ve never subscribed to a recipe site/blog before. You are so refreshing, easy to follow and your recipes look great! Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2021

      Thank you so much for subscribing, Leslie! I’m so happy you discovered our blog!

      Reply

  • Danita
    November 11, 2021

    Natasha, I love your cooking segments. You’re creative and very fun to watch. Thank you for coming out of your shell and sharing these delicious recipes. Your family are beautiful.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Danita! Comments like this make my day! I appreciate you!

      Reply

  • Carla
    November 11, 2021

    I made the beef & broccoli ramen stir fry tonight & it was a hit. And it was so easy! I defrosted frozen broccoli florets & they worked great. Simplicity makes cooking dinner so much more enjoyable for a mom of two busy toddlers. Thank you for sharing a yummy recipe & for shining a light for Jesus. I am so encouraged by your willingness to say what you stand for. Your joy is evident. Keep shining that light! Thanks sister!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2021

      Aaw, that is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing that with us, I’m glad that the recipe was a huge hit!

      Reply

  • Elaine Booth
    November 10, 2021

    Hiya Natasha do u have a recipe for a lamb curry as your recipes r excellent and would love to try and make one

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 10, 2021

      Hi Elaine, I don’t have a lamb curry recipe at this time, but that sounds interesting! You can find my lamb recipes HERE.

      Reply

  • Marcia Weston
    November 9, 2021

    You are my “go-to” site for recipes now. I have made several and each one has been a hit. I want to make maple-glazed nuts and since I now use maple sugar in place of cane sugar, I’m wondering if you have a recipe. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2021

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

      Reply

  • Denise Staker
    November 8, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I really love your story about coming to America and achieving the American dream! I’ve only tried a couple of your recipes but so far very good!! Tonight I’m trying the corn dog recipe. I also love that you are a church goer as we all need to be thankful to God!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoy my recipes. Thank you for sharing that with me, Denise! God bless you!

      Reply

  • Susan McPherson
    November 8, 2021

    My name is Susan. Getting your recipe ideas from another part of this world, trying dishes made by your local area and incorporating my personal spin in these dishes is an amazing past time for me. I have been collecting recipes for over 40 years. I love trying new dishes my family or coworkers might enjoy. I look forward to letting my coworkers sample the Slow Cooker Lasagna tonight. Just wanted to day thank you for bringing your culture and taste into my kitchen. Susan 😊

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2021

      Hi Susan, that’s so nice of you to share your lasagne with co-workers! I bet they’re going to love it!

      Reply

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